Saint Jacinda Places Auckland In Lockdown

Haggis

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Another 25 cases
23 of them from a Russian fishing crew that is contained in a hotel.

Amazing how determined you are to shit on NZ. Death toll of two dozen and no restrictions on me at all - people are going to bars, having parties, weddings, everything appears normal here. Nobody's wearing masks, nobody's social distancing on public transport. Because we don't need to. Meanwhile, your nation is a fucking plague state. Half of the planet would immigrate to NZ in a fucking second if they were allowed to right now.

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Haggis

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Rumours flying around NZ that a) Cindy is pregnant again, b) her fiancee has been cheating on her with the nanny.

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REDC

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Te reo Maori.

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Thanks. I was thinking that but then I read the Maori only make up like 0.5% of the population so I figured it must be another language.
Edit - completely misread that somehow. It's 16.5%.
 
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Haggis

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He's obviously right on this issue. Anyone who looks at the example of a country like New Zealand and doesn't think their measures are excessive doesn't understand the virus and how to move forward.

As a Swedish minister recently said, we're in the middle of the race and people have decided the winners already. If there is no vaccine found, then all these countries around the world who have built up herd immunity can get back to normal. That's looking likely. However, a place like New Zealand, which has built up no immunity, could then see a big spike in cases - after being in lockdown for 8-10 months already - and they then face another 6 months of strict lockdown measures. In that case, their original plan would obviously be exposed as being as the completely excessive, ineffective measure that it is. Their economy would be crippled and they'd have massive excess deaths.

I've always been confident that a vaccine would be found, but if there's one certainty about any of this, it's that the lockdown measures we've seen this year cannot be used in a future pandemic. Try to keep the economy going, let healthy adults build up herd immunity and protect the vulnerable - not put in lockdown measures that build up no immunity, offer too much protection to people who have a 0.002% chance of death and offer too little protection to those who need it.

Meanwhile:

* New Zealand hasn't been in lockdown for 8-10 months, what the hell? We had a full national lockdown for one month, then a less restrictive one for three weeks immediately after, then Auckland alone went back into medium lockdown when the virus was found in the city. That lasted three weeks. So that's Alert Level 4 for the entire country for four weeks, and then for Auckland alone for an additional three weeks. In Alert Level 3, schools and businesses are open. The only "lockdown" or restrictions of any kind on me for several months, aside from the border controls. You are living under far stricter lockdown conditions than I am.

* Ah, Sweden, that success story. Twice the population of New Zealand. Currently experiencing as many covid deaths per day as New Zealand has new cases. Six thousand deaths, as opposed to twenty-four deaths. And Sweden has less poverty than New Zealand does, and more people living alone. Excuse me if I don't want to swap with them.

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Ernest Shackleton

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What’s going on here?

I thought she got rid of this and yet Saint Jacindas sailors are going round the world spreading it.

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