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Old Sep 17th 2020, 7:21 am
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Well down to zero community cases again the last couple of days, though that might change given a child awaiting test results (subsequently positive) turned up at a Flat Bush school earlier in the week, & whole school to be tested.

Elsewhere the different GDP results to June v Australia -7% v -12% NZ, not surprising and indicative of the original overkill response here v Australia, where their less lockdown was equally successful. (Forget Melbourne/Victoria since that’s border issues)

Not commented on, was why it it’s taken NZ statisticians weeks (v Australia) & month (Europe & US) to measure the qtr to June results, I mean we’re two weeks from finishing the next quarter. Pity anyone needing to make decisions on them!

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Old Sep 19th 2020, 11:53 am
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News organisations like the NY Times, BBC, Daily Telegraph are saying that mid 2021 is the earliest that experts predict a vaccine could be approved:Most experts think a vaccine is likely to become widely available by mid-2021, about 12-18 months after the new virus, known officially as Sars-CoV-2, first emerged.

That would be a huge scientific feat and there are no guarantees it will work.

Four coronaviruses already circulate in human beings. They cause common cold symptoms and we don't have vaccines for any of them.
And I imagine it would take months, not weeks to administer worldwide in order of priority.
And what about people not willing to vaccinate? Would they be banned from NZ?
Or NZ'ers who are not willing to vaccinate will be banned from travel abroad?

In a straw poll of friends last week, 2 out of 5 wouldn't vaccinate their families, and to be honest, I would only take it because I want to travel.
The WHO has stated that it expects a vaccine to be widely circulated by mid-2021. However they have a global view, in reality only a few wealthy countries can afford a rapid research and development program and localised mass production unfortunately.

Here are a few organisations tracking the efforts:
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Old Sep 23rd 2020, 10:41 pm
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Iceland had their first incident:
https://www.icelandreview.com/societ...cted-over-100/

Just goes to show that if not everyone follows the rules it can lead to very serious consequences.
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Iceland had their first incident:
https://www.icelandreview.com/societ...cted-over-100/

Just goes to show that if not everyone follows the rules it can lead to very serious consequences.
It really comes as no surprise. Iceland has had the virus for some time, albeit at very low levels, and like NZ, mostly in isolation facilities, which as we know are not infallible

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Old Oct 2nd 2020, 3:22 am
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Apparently ScoMo is looking to open to Kiwis before New Zealand reciprocates.
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Old Oct 2nd 2020, 8:27 am
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Yeah, I think more a politcal move at this stage, to gte other states except Victoria to open up.

It's unlikely to be that attractive to NZers until it's iso free on return, as with above will be able to to travel to NSW and Northern Territory quanrantine free, it will be two weeks $4k on return.

Elsewhere with Coronavirus still widely multiplying in first and second waves, with two planes in the last month imported with 17 and 10 (yesterday) cases, surely it's time to insist on a negative test to fly to NZ even for returning residents/citizens, as otherwise the next inevitable border breakout becomes sooner rather than later.
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I see no reason to trust the Indian government. They aren't just failing, they have given up trying.
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Well after this afternoon’s party political broadcast we find Auckland’s going back to level 1 on Thursday.
Given it’s 13 days without community case, only further question is why it’s not tomorrow, and we need to await a further two days before joining the rest of the country.
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It's 10 days without community cases and really as before it's been no biggie and I see very little change unless you're desperate to get out socialising and standing shoulder to shoulder with a bunch of strangers in bars. People really have not been adhering to physical distancing and it's very easy to forget we are at alert level anything, until you are reminded by seeing someone wearing a mask. We were out for lunch yesterday and really nothing at all to suggest we were still in the midst of a global pandemic.
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It's 10 days without community cases and really as before it's been no biggie and I see very little change unless you're desperate to get out socialising and standing shoulder to shoulder with a bunch of strangers in bars. People really have not been adhering to physical distancing and it's very easy to forget we are at alert level anything, until you are reminded by seeing someone wearing a mask. We were out for lunch yesterday and really nothing at all to suggest we were still in the midst of a global pandemic.
I think 12 days actually, 13 days today.

Indeed as before back in June, people have already moved to Level 1 the last couple days, not surprising.

However there is a difference L2 to L1 and number of businesses that can’t operate normally/profitably in the former.

Still from Thursday, we’re Level 1 again until the next border failures(s).
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