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After 102 Days COVID-Free, New Zealand's Resurgence Highlights the Difficulties of Returning to Normal Life (lockdown over 29 cases amongst 5MM people)
Thyme ^ | August 14, 2020 | M√ČLISSA GODIN

Posted on 08/15/2020 6:18:00 AM PDT by DoodleBob

For the past three months, New Zealanders have enjoyed a ‘COVID-free’ country, with citizens hugging one another, children returning to classrooms and sport fans filling stadiums. But this changed on Tuesday, when a family of four from Auckland, the country’s biggest city, tested positive for the virus, breaking a 102 day streak without any new COVID-19 cases. As of today, 29 people have tested positive for the virus, all of which remain linked to the original four cases.

Although the government says the latest outbreak appears to currently be limited to one cluster, it is taking tough actions to prohibit any further spread. The small outbreak has sent a third of the population back into lockdown and the rest of the country into restrictions. Auckland has been placed under level 3 lockdown, with residents asked to stay home unless they have to go into work, buy groceries or exercise. “We can see the seriousness of the situation we are in,” Jacinda Ardern, the country’s prime minister said at a press conference. “It’s being dealt with in an urgent but calm and methodical way.”

New Zealand has been lauded internationally for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic with some suggesting Ardern is “the most effective leader on the planet.” Intense contact tracing, isolation and testing made New Zealand one of the first COVID-free countries in the world. On June 8, all social distancing measures were lifted after a 51-day lockdown, allowing citizens to return to normal life. Strict border controls remained in place, however, prohibiting entry to non-New Zealenders and requiring all returning citizens quarantine for 14 days.

But the latest outbreak in New Zealand—a country held up as an example by the World Health Organization...

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: covid19; newzealand; scamdeic; shamdemic; tyranny
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If you can get past the fangirling, make no doubt about it...we will shortly see countless MSM stories and DNC apparatchiks (sorry for the repetition) heralding NZ as THE way to tackle the bug. Prime Minister Gun Ban, erm, Arden said earlier

As we have said from the start, our overall Covid-19 strategy remains elimination

The other DNC dream that was achieved in NZ is widespread compliance AND support; from this article:

Part of what also appears to have made New Zealand’s strategy so successful is the willingness of citizens to abide by lockdown rules. Overwhelmingly, New Zealenders support the government’s approach to the pandemic, with one poll finding that 87% of citizens backed the government’s lockdown measures and only 8% opposed. Ardern has repeatedly thanked the New Zealand public, referring to the country as a “team of five million.”

This virus is not going away, and trying to remove the systematic risk of the virus is a fool's errand.

May God spare America and this disasterous mindset from taking over our leadership and 88% of the citizenry.

1 posted on 08/15/2020 6:18:00 AM PDT by DoodleBob
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To: DoodleBob

This makes absolutely no sense at all to quarantine the people who aren’t sick.


2 posted on 08/15/2020 6:27:49 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Where do you find the word "except" in the 2nd Amendment?)
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May God spare America

I'm not expecting Divine Intervention for the latest version of Sodom and Gomorrah.

3 posted on 08/15/2020 6:29:19 AM PDT by JonPreston (Covid19 is communist Chinese bioweapon)
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Well at least we don’t have to talk anymore of other countries only being given fake news. Countries like North Korea and still to some extent China.

We are given false news and propaganda everyday now and it is so common that most have come to accept it.

Controlling the media is a powerful thing


4 posted on 08/15/2020 6:34:13 AM PDT by dp0622 (I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE COVID GODFATHER I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Like making everyone turn in their guns because of one shooter.
World’s gone crazy.


5 posted on 08/15/2020 6:36:42 AM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: JonPreston
God's Love is infinite and beyond human comprehension. True, He gets angry and woe to the man who is the target of His Wrath. But He sent His Son to redeem us, while we won't forgive a friend for not returning a power tool. Thus it is easy for us to see Him throwing in the towel.

We deserved Hillary and Trump won by 78k votes...I, haven't given up on God's mercy but I, too, fear His Wrath.

6 posted on 08/15/2020 6:39:23 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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All true, but I'd like to know how NZ got to 88% happiness with an effective dictatorial lockdown. That can't be just the media.

Sweden also got to a large proportion of their citizenry "trusting their science" in a hands-off approach that is 180-degrees away from NZ. While I prefer the SE approach to the NZ freak show, there should be SOME double-digit level of opposition.

These are somewhat scary sides of the same coin.

7 posted on 08/15/2020 6:44:50 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I know. Wouldnt it have been easier to make the infected family of 4 “ disappear”? The Wuhan solution


8 posted on 08/15/2020 6:45:37 AM PDT by silverleaf (Great Things Never Come from Comfort Zones)
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When the New Zealand lockdown is lifted AGAIN, the virus will surge AGAIN. Lockdowns are not a rational strategy and they do enormous harm to the country and its people by devastating their economies and the terrible toll on their mental health.

This woman prime minister is acting like an obsessed mother but the citizens are not her helpless toddler children.

If the prime minister wants to stop death in NZ, she should do something about the dangerous, narrow and twisting highways throughout the country on which so many die every year. The people of NZ drive WAAAAY too fast for their substandard roads. I experienced it first-hand.

The people of New Zealand will learn this lesson the hard way. When they are still being treated like cattle a year from now and the virus keeps returning, the folly of this approach will be seen by all.


9 posted on 08/15/2020 6:51:18 AM PDT by Gnome1949
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this winter is going to be horrible ... the lockdowns have just pushed back when people will get it. It would of been better for people to get it during the summer than this winter.


10 posted on 08/15/2020 6:51:30 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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“This makes absolutely no sense at all to quarantine the people who aren’t sick.”

Sure it does if you want to get the sheeple to accept the idea of full government control over their lives.


11 posted on 08/15/2020 7:01:08 AM PDT by billyboy15
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This woman prime minister is acting like an obsessed mother but the citizens are not her helpless toddler children.

But I rarely read about the NZ citizenry pushing back against these COVID19 policies. They seem pretty happy being governed like they're helpless toddlers. To be sure, there is SOME spirit of individuality (not everyone turned in their guns) but, unlike in America where we had protests against lockdowns, I don't see ANY material signs of Lady Liberty in NZ.

To be sure, NZ grew out of British settlers who feared French encroachment, and rather than fighting they ran to England for support...thus, their national identity isn't that of rugged individualism but of asking Dad (or, nowadays, Mom) for help.

But what I'm reading about in NZ is North Korea level of compliance. Maybe it is media bias, but I don't think so. What gives?

12 posted on 08/15/2020 7:07:04 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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‘This woman prime minister...’

think I see the problem here...


13 posted on 08/15/2020 7:23:02 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Yep. Lockdowns don’t prevent the flu, they just delay the flu. Pure idiocy. Especially with people under 60 being at such tiny risk.


14 posted on 08/15/2020 7:30:33 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.)
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To: DoodleBob

Covid19 is like cockroaches in NY City. Once they were brought in, they are always there. As soon as life returns at all to normal, they will re-appear.


15 posted on 08/15/2020 7:38:39 AM PDT by PGR88
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I bet birth rates plummet. It’s going to take time for random strangers to become intimate again.


16 posted on 08/15/2020 7:49:02 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: TexasFreeper2009

It is now winter in New Zealand.


17 posted on 08/15/2020 7:50:32 AM PDT by punchamullah
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To: IrishBrigade
Um I think she'd tell you to "Sod off."


18 posted on 08/15/2020 7:59:24 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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The deep state demons want New Zealand free of disease because they all have their underground shelters there-including Gates:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-19/-we-needed-to-go-rich-americans-activate-pandemic-escape-plans


19 posted on 08/15/2020 9:06:41 AM PDT by doc maverick
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A big rule I’ve read about in these situations, is that you don’t want all your efforts to simply become an easy way out for someone who overpowers and kills you/takes your stash. Do these people really think support staff won’t turn on them, one mile below grade, because Gates et al gave them gold bars and some freeze-dried food??


20 posted on 08/15/2020 9:14:56 AM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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