Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    29

    Default Covid response rate

    In a scale of 1 - 10, 1 is the lowest and 10 is the highest. How do you rate our government in terms of responding to covid?

  2. #2
    Short Member pcuser42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Pukekohe Shuttle
    Posts
    10,081

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    9.

    No one's going to be perfect but sure as hell beats the US.

  3. #3
    Member bk T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    6,119

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    8.5

  4. #4
    Wrinkly Member! B.M.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Mount Maunganui
    Posts
    7,567

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    9

    I'd rather be here than anywhere else.
    Global Warming is Mann made.
    .
    .
    The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

  5. #5
    Senior Member piroska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    With Kim-Jong-Mum
    Posts
    2,755

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    Sorry, 7. Taiwan wins.
    Look it up, what they did, far bigger population than us, no issues and no lockdown either.

    We're not so great
    Ex-pctek

  6. #6
    Senior Member 1101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    6,889

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    1/10
    Lets not confuse the govts response with the fact that NZ is an isolated island(s) at the bottom of the world
    NZ is doing so well because we are an isolated island.

    Covid was known about since last december.
    The govt had PLENTY of time to prepare
    . they did nothing for how many months

    then the govt lied about availability of flu vax
    lied about availability of SUITABLE PPE for medical staff

    The isolation facilities were a joke for months. Everyone EXCEPT the govt knew how sloppy the isolation facilites & NZ's testing & isolation at the border were
    NOT ONE govt minister actually went and checked on the facilities .
    Zero follow up on the MANY reports of sloppyness at isolation/quarenteen facilites .
    The govt ministers literally denied the reports of this sloppyness when asked about it in interviews, despite the interviewer stating they had photographic proof of the concerns

    So , its 1/10
    deny deny deny , lie lie lie
    then knee jerk over-reactions when covid is found in the community .
    Wait until its so bad that covid is getting into the community, then do something to fix the obvious issues. How can that be any more than a 1/10 ?

    Govt ministers Breaking the rules , incl the PM . Govt minister breaking the lockdown rules to go biking & go on a family car ride

    Only now making masks compulsory on Ak public transport...after how many months ?
    Last edited by 1101; 19-11-2020 at 08:50 AM.

  7. #7
    Old guy
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    2,648

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Sorry, 7. Taiwan wins.
    Look it up, what they did, far bigger population than us, no issues and no lockdown either.

    We're not so great
    I agree we are not so great in fact I would only go to about 5.
    I do not think any other government would have done a lot better than the current lot. It is just too easy to pick holes in anything this far along after the event.
    The media goes out of it's way to keep everyone terrified by reporting Covid case numbers but forget to tell us that 80% of those tested would not even know they had it without the test or that the actual death rate is way less than 1%.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    2,389

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    11

    The first time in history, I voted for the Labour party.

    The late "Jacka" HOLYOAKE, who I door knocked for, would be turning in his grave.

    lurking.

  9. #9
    tweakedgeek tweak'e's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    winterlessnorth (well almost)
    Posts
    4,870

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    1/10
    Lets not confuse the govts response with the fact that NZ is an isolated island(s) at the bottom of the world
    NZ is doing so well because we are an isolated island.

    Covid was known about since last december.
    The govt had PLENTY of time to prepare
    . they did nothing for how many months

    then the govt lied about availability of flu vax
    lied about availability of SUITABLE PPE for medical staff

    The isolation facilities were a joke for months. Everyone EXCEPT the govt knew how sloppy the isolation facilites & NZ's testing & isolation at the border were
    NOT ONE govt minister actually went and checked on the facilities .
    Zero follow up on the MANY reports of sloppyness at isolation/quarantine facilites .
    The govt ministers literally denied the reports of this sloppyness when asked about it in interviews, despite the interviewer stating they had photographic proof of the concerns

    So , its 1/10
    deny deny deny , lie lie lie
    then knee jerk over-reactions when covid is found in the community .
    Wait until its so bad that covid is getting into the community, then do something to fix the obvious issues. How can that be any more than a 1/10 ?

    Govt ministers Breaking the rules , incl the PM . Govt minister breaking the lockdown rules to go biking & go on a family car ride

    Only now making masks compulsory on Ak public transport...after how many months ?
    i agree with most of that.

    the start was 0/10. they blatantly ignored it, the test and trace system failed and forced us into lockdown. 10/10 for PR, super smart calling it hard and early when it was actually the opposite. test and trace system was later proven to be totally inadequate.

    the quarantine setup has been sloppy, absolute amateur hour. which has led to multiple breaches. it wouldn't be to bad if it was some super technical thing or some idiot deliberately doing something, but no its just failure to do the most basic of things.

    they get points for slowly getting their game together. but on the other hand all the holes they have had to patch up should not have existed in the first place. we have plenty of people in nz who do this stuff for a living. they have the skills and experience and yet they appear to have been ignored.

    the single biggest failing is they have not got the right mindset in the workers.
    jacidina has down played the serious of the situation and the workers involved have taken that to heart. which results in things like quarantine hotel workers going to public places, workmen working in high risk areas going to the pub after.

    i deal with notifiable diseases and do quarantines. the hardest thing i find with newbies is getting the right mind set in place. you will never achieve that if jacinda keeps doing the soft approach.
    so govt gets a 1/10 for that as its still a major problem and that will continue to cause outbreaks.
    Tweak it till it breaks

  10. #10
    Seasoned Member allblack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 'Nui
    Posts
    1,722

    Default Re: Covid response rate

    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    i agree with most of that.
    Me too.

Similar Threads

  1. Vaccine for Covid not the Complete Solution
    By zqwerty in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 15-10-2020, 10:08 PM
  2. Covid Tracer App
    By bk T in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 08-09-2020, 12:17 PM
  3. COVID-19 Traced to Chinese Miners Back in 2012
    By zqwerty in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-08-2020, 10:33 AM
  4. COVID-19 vaccine?
    By Billy in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 23-04-2020, 02:22 PM
  5. Covid-19 - Self Isolate
    By Paul.Cov in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 181
    Last Post: 20-04-2020, 09:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •