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Posted in: Fresh COVID case in New Zealand as it prepares for travel bubble with Australia See in context

Unfortunate for those travelling from India, but its clear something is not right with so many people from there arriving covid positive. I don't know if their pre-departure tests are fake, or just not accurate, but it's wise to suspend flights until an investigation is done.

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Posted in: New Zealand-Australia travel bubble to start on April 19 See in context

the article is talking about a world first for development nations - no disrespect to Palau intended.

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Posted in: Australia misses vaccine target as concerns grow over slow rollout See in context

Why compare to NZ?

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Posted in: Japan ranks 120th in 2021 gender gap report; worst among G-7 See in context

The problem is that nobody here really cares - certainly the govt doesn't, the media doesn't and the majority of the electorate does not either.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 414 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,832 See in context

500 by the end of the week for sure.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 394 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,917 See in context

Numbers are clearly creeping up again, and will continue to do so. There's nothing that can be done to stop it either apart from a total lock down (everything closed/mandatory work from home) which of course is not going to happen for various reasons. Say hello to 600/day in April and 1000/day in May.

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Posted in: Thousands to be evacuated as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years See in context

climate change in action.

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Posted in: Japan to lift Tokyo area state of emergency as planned on Sunday See in context

But the daily tally for Tokyo remains far from Governor Yuriko Koike's target of reducing the seven-day average to 70% or lower than the preceding week.

Koike is absolutely hopeless - she sets all these targets (some of which she ignores if it suits), but her only strategy on achieving them is her repeating ad nauseam to wash your hands and remember the three C's. Oh, she also likes to hold up cards with silly catch phrases on them, like she's trying to explain something to a child.

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Posted in: Japan to lift Tokyo area state of emergency as planned on Sunday See in context

Predictably they ended it - it's clear the numbers have not been coming down the last 3 weeks, so the SOE has reached the limit of its usefulness in being able to get the numbers down further. Obviously the numbers will now head back up, but I guess the government is just hoping there wont be an explosive surge again.

I don't think they have any plan on how to stop another surge, but because they have from the very beginning, taken whack-a-mole approach to this pandemic, its not surprising they are now just basically throwing in the towel and hoping for the best.

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Posted in: Japanese startup, university develop 2-minute COVID-19 test See in context

In its clinical experiment, 72 to 94 percent of the new method's results matched those of the PCR test

That is about the same accuracy as most antigen tests. Japan reinventing the wheel again...

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

Can't they use this method to extract 6 doses?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/300240735/covid19-kiwi-ingenuity-finds-how-to-draw-all-doses-of-vaccine-from-pfizer-vials-without-special-syringe

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Posted in: Lockdown costing Auckland businesses NZ$30 mil per day, says mayor See in context

Well now, you're right. After reading the story a 3rd time, I missed this part in the 2nd paragraph;

and if you bothered to keep reading..

The case that prompted the shutdown was a person who had been infectious and out in the community for a week

but hey, don't let the facts get in the way of your narrative.

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Posted in: Lockdown costing Auckland businesses NZ$30 mil per day, says mayor See in context

As I already clearly explained for those who are literate - the reason for the lockdown is not because of a single case - that is blindingly obvious to anyone who knows the circumstances of this incident.

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Posted in: Lockdown costing Auckland businesses NZ$30 mil per day, says mayor See in context

great comeback

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Posted in: Lockdown costing Auckland businesses NZ$30 mil per day, says mayor See in context

@bob

no, you are wrong, they did not lock down a city for a single case, they locked it down over the expectation that it will evolve into multiple cases of a highly infectious variant.

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Posted in: Lockdown costing Auckland businesses NZ$30 mil per day, says mayor See in context

all this because of one selfish family who decided they didn't want to obey the rules.

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Posted in: Athletes will be in the athletes' village, and their quarantine can be managed, but it will be difficult to manage and isolate foreign tourists in the same way. See in context

so only local folks are allowed to attend? - that means 99% of the spectators will be Japanese. That hardly seems fair or in the spirit of the games. If no foreign spectators are allowed, then no spectators should be allowed.

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Posted in: New Zealand mulls extending lockdown after 2 new virus cases found See in context

Aussies and New Zealanders know it as tall poppy syndrome.

true, but it's normally from your own countrymen.

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Posted in: New Zealand mulls extending lockdown after 2 new virus cases found See in context

the smuggest country in the world encountering some viral troubles?

what's with your hatred of NZ? - every opportunity you get you trash the place. What gives?

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Posted in: New Zealand mulls extending lockdown after 2 new virus cases found See in context

17,000 tests in a day - this is what proactive looks like.

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Posted in: New Zealand-Australia row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national See in context

Hehe, I always love seeing the extremists HATE on Ardern.

Some folks just cant handle a woman in power.

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Posted in: New Zealand-Australia row erupts over 'terrorist' dual national See in context

Ardern is dead right - the woman lived almost her entire life in Australia, was an official citizen, has family there, was supposedly radicalized in Australia, and was travelling on an Australian passport. Now that she is reported to have links to Islamic state, all of sudden she is a New Zealander.

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Posted in: New Zealand in coronavirus lockdown as UK variant cases reported See in context

represent a massive failure of the Ardern government not getting border workers vaccinated.

please educate yourself - getting vaccinated does not prevent you from getting covid, or spreading it - it just prevents you from from getting horribly or even moderately sick.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency until March 7 See in context

So when do the fines come into effect - today?

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Posted in: Man to be extradited to Japan for aiding Ghosn's escape accuses U.S. of 'betrayal' See in context

If bail jumping is not a crime in Japan (therefore aiding is not presumably), what are they being charged with?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 393 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,792 See in context

Gotta say that it seems more than a little coincidental that since the government changed the contact tracing policy 1 week ago, we have seen a dramatic decrease in reported numbers.

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Posted in: Dangerous liaison: New Zealand virus quarantine flaw exposed See in context

Then she ordered a bottle of wine, which he delivered to her room. 

she ordered wine, but what she really wanted was sausage.

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Posted in: Japan taking cautious approach to COVID-19 vaccination rollout See in context

Those who turn up should already have decided to get vaccinated - a vaccination center is not the place to discuss pros/cons - those concerns should have been discussed with their doctors beforehand. I am certain beforehand there will be lots of information available on the types of people (conditions) that should be wary or should not get one.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,064 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,133 See in context

I'm not asking that to criticise anyone, just wondering how such fluctuation in positivity rates is possible.

I wondered that for a while too, then someone here (forget who) suggested that health consultation centers in the weekend, only recommend testing people who are very likely to be positive, due to most test facilities being closed. During weekdays, as more testing facilities are open, consultation centers are able to allow testing for those even if they don't suspect them of being positive.

I'm not saying this is the reason, but I understand the logic of the argument.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,064 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,133 See in context

yes, well done J-Gov, 12780 tests is amazing. Those silly easter islanders only did a pathetic 7 tests yesterday, and 5 of those were on those damn statues!.

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