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Daily review 20/04/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 20th, 2021 - 12 comments
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  1. In Vino 1

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    "Fully vaccinated" according to our Prime Minister, speaking of our Border Worker who today tested positive for Covid.

    We are using the Pfizer vaccine, which, I understand, means two doses are necessary before one is "fully vaccinated."

    I truly hope that the worker had indeed had both doses of the vaccine.

    Otherwise I will see our PM as a spinner, and I see spinners as liars.

    • In Vino 1.1

      Whoops – I now know that the worker had received both doses, so please ignore or totally remove my first comment and this one.

    • Treetop 1.2

      Airports are a breeding ground for Covid. A person can test negative and arrive in a country positive. The sheer volume of people in the one place and the methods of transmission.

      I also feel that a person needed to be in a country for 21 days prior to a flight incase they are a late onset case. In particular with the trans- Tasman bubble.

      It would have been wiser to cap the number each day for the trans – Tasman bubble. The variants circulating are unpredictable and are hard to stop once in the population.

    • Jester 1.3

      The person was fully vaccinated and tested regularly. Govt / MIQ had done everything right on this one.

  2. joe90 2

    The decision to ban travel from India looks better by the day.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1383905260603789313.html

    • Treetop 2.1

      I saw something similar on daily mail UK yesterday. The graphics of the variants were similar. The hope vaccination is giving; but wondered if vaccination will be enough.

      • Drowsy M. Kram 2.1.1

        Vaccination against COVID-19 will help (more coverage is better), and so will maintaining physical distancing and other simple hygiene precautions. Consider how mild last year's influenza 'season' was, thanks to a combination of vaccination and precautionary hygiene measures including lockdowns.

        'Near extinction' of influenza in NZ as numbers drop due to lockdown

        As we move into the spring/summer period where flu is always uncommon in New Zealand, Professor Michael Baker offers his analysis on the flu season numbers and why masks continue to be so important.

        "We have learned remarkable things from the Covid response, both that we can keep out these viruses at the borders and that we can also stamp them out if we get clusters of cases."

        Even after NZ's COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is complete, it would be prudent to incorporate some simple hygiene measures into our daily lives to further restrict the spread of both COVID-19 and influenza, imho.

        https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/what-do-immunity-passports-and-vaccination-certificates-mean-covid-19-restrictions

        • Treetop 2.1.1.1

          Great links and other articles to.

          The main issue for me with being vaccinated is to prevent serious illness from Covid. No way will I take a vaccine which increases blood clotting as I already get blood clots from GAVE bleed.

          I am interested in how the blood changes with Covid infection and if when vaccinated whether a previous Covid infection increases blood clots and not the vaccination on its own. The pill and other medications can play a part in blood clots and people still use the medication.

          The science and psychology of Covid is going to be huge. Already the cost is proving to surpass many disasters.

  3. Incognito 3

    No miracles in/for mental health care but a positive vibe stemming from a constructive meeting by the sounds of it.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/440860/mental-health-campaigner-jane-stevens-hopeful-after-meeting-with-minister-andrew-little

  4. Incognito 4

    It’s public servants – the officials – who are consistently present regardless of who is in power. That means they’re responsible for transparency and accountability as much as any minister is.

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/pro/covid-19-officials-dodge-speakers-bullet

    That statement is or should not be limited to the top officials who front up at Select Committees. Transparency, accountability, honesty, integrity, respect, and trust should permeate throughout the whole of the Public Service, IMHO.

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