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New Zealand says it won't use lockdowns when Omicron spreads

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By NICK PERRY

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they have more cases of omicron arrivals from overseas than community cases of delta.

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nonu6976 - they have more cases of omicron arrivals from overseas than community cases of delta.

They have also just closed international borders.

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@lindsay

they have been closed to non residents for a very long time now, it's not a new thing.

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Good decision indeed. UK may also decided that if I dont make mistake.

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if Jacinda said so... it must be true LOL,btw she won over covid some months go so why this comment?

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btw she won over covid some months go so why this comment?

The answer you seek is in the very first sentence of the article above.

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According to Radio NZ it is there. Palmy has community spread, almost for certain. The cat is out of the bag.

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This stage of the pandemic is different to what we have dealt with before. Omicron is more transmissible," Ardern said. “That is going to make it harder to keep it out, but it will also make it more challenging to control once it arrives. But just like before, when COVID changes, we change.”

You have to give it to the NZ admin. Flexible in dealing with the pandemic response, a hard lockdown while supporting the populace, and then using the latest scientific data to modulate their latest responses. Unlike other countries responses motivated by protecting entrenched economic interests or political factions.

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Chris Martenson's latest video discussed some very interesting data from New Zealand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVxmAIKjYM4&t=934s

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Wow, smart, science-based organized control of COVID. Government can work then.

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Kids are more at risk of flu or hurting themselves playing than from Covid.

No, that is still false even if you repeat it, numbers of influenza patients demonstrate the measures that are barely enough to control COVID did all but exterminate influenza cases, COVID is a much greater risk for all age groups than Influenza.

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