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Daily review 17/09/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, September 17th, 2021 - 7 comments
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7 comments on “Daily review 17/09/2021 ”

  1. joe90 1

    RWNJ sorry he was wrong. He's apologised for being wrong but he won't apologise for the consequences of his being wrong.

    EDMONTON –

    Premier Jason Kenney apologized for his government's recent COVID-19 response as he introduced a proof of vaccination program and implemented new restrictions for the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Kenney started off the press conference by apologizing for moving Alberta too quickly from a pandemic to endemic based on provincial modelling.

    "I know that we had all hoped this summer that we could put COVID behind us once and for all, that was certainly my hope and I said that very clearly," said Kenney. "It is now clear that we were wrong, and for that I apologize."

    A reporter asked the premier to what degree the events that happened between July 1 and now were a reflection of his leadership, and if he would give Albertans more than "we were wrong, and I apologize."

    "We were wrong in talking about moving this from pandemic management to endemic management in July and August. I frankly don't think we were wrong to lift public health restrictions in July we actually saw that case counts and the Delta variant to continue to stabilize and come down through most of July even after large public events."

    https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/i-apologize-kenney-says-alta-wrong-for-covid-19-pandemic-to-endemic-shift-not-sorry-for-open-for-summer-plan-1.5587497

  2. Jester 2

    Does anyone know why the hell the Covid positive guy that escaped MIQ and walked home to Otahuhu or wherever, only ended up spending 10 days in MIQ and was not tested before he left? They need to make room if trying to say they didn’t have room.

    I thought MIQ was always 14 days with tests on certain days (day 3 and 12????).

    Just seems ridiculous to me.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/09/covid-19-alleged-quarantine-escapee-sent-home-after-just-10-days-without-being-tested.html

    • Andre 2.1

      Testing before letting someone out isn't much use because it will almost always pick up fragments of dead virus, leading to a lot of false positives.

      That's why the guideline for releasing someone is at least three days without symptoms. The reasoning being if there's no symptoms after there having been virus detected, it means the immune system has dealt to the active virus and there's no live virus left to cause the cell damage that causes symptoms. Three days of no symptoms seems to be enough to be confident someone has actually cleared the virus and it's not just a temporary improvement. I'm not aware of any reports of someone that had covid getting released, then having a covid relapse and needing to go back into quarantine.

      For MIQ for overseas arrivals, there's a chance someone may have got infected on the flight here, and fourteen days is what's needed to be sure someone is past the longest potential incubation period.

      Whereas for someone that got it locally, they're already known to be infected before they get put into quarantine. So for them it's a matter of making sure they've cleared the infection.

      • Jester 2.1.1

        Thanks for that. I have always thought it was 14 days regardless (seems like a lot of people did as the Ministry web site is confusing)

    • Incognito 2.2

      Read this and you will understand, at least some of the reasoning behind the decision. Whether you agree or not is an entirely different issue, but you can try to be on the same page.

      https://www.newsroom.co.nz/covid-19/quarantine-no-tests-and-out-after-ten-days

      • Jester 2.2.1

        "This has caused a disconnect between the words of Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield and the Public Health Order – which both continue to call for a full fortnight"

        Thanks for that. Very confusing as stated in the article.

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