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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    There is a family down here on holiday from Whangarei, they left before the latest lockdown so have done nothing wrong, yet they nearly got flamed on our local Farcebook page. Thankfully the admins shut down the posts pretty quick
    theres certainly no need to go flaming them.
    however its a good reminder thats covid is just a plane flight away.
    i suspect it will spread NI fairly quickly now. SI might hold off for a while.
    get the jab done before it gets there.
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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Will Covid-19 be like the Black Death?

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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Will Covid-19 be like the Black Death?
    Hardly.
    That killed half the population, more if you count all the times it popped up and not just the 1300s one.

    Also people had no idea of the cause, never mind cures. It still happens now and then now, but antibiotics fix it.
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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Hardly.
    That killed half the population, more if you count all the times it popped up and not just the 1300s one.
    Exactly.

    And by the time C19 has run its course, millions will have died due to their ignorance and refusal to get vaccinated.

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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Exactly.

    And by the time C19 has run its course, millions will have died due to their ignorance and refusal to get vaccinated.
    I'm afraid my thoughts on that are. "Tough shite, they made the choice"

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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Vaccination does not stop you either catching or passing on covid. I does they say reduce your chances of ending up in hospital.

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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Will Covid-19 be like the Black Death?
    more like spanish flu. tho higher more dense population and covid is much much worse.
    on the plus side is we actually know what it is and know how to kill it. we also have vaccines and better hospitals.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Quote Originally Posted by CliveM View Post
    Vaccination does not stop you either catching or passing on covid. I does they say reduce your chances of ending up in hospital.
    well actually it does reduce the ability to pass on covid.
    technically its 75% reduction in transmission. however real world results will vary greatly depending on the amount of un-vaccinated people and population density.
    this is why they are pushing so hard to get everyone vaccinated. its like having lockdown on covid without people being lockdown. i'm sure everyone wants that.

    also because it reduces the spread, your less likely to catch it in the first place.

    however its not a fix. its only 75% reduction at best, so with the amount of non-vaccinated around, other measures will be needed.
    hopefully if we get high vaccination rates, the other measures will be minor.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    Quote Originally Posted by tweak'e View Post
    this is why they are pushing so hard to get everyone vaccinated. .
    More like they are damn scared what will happen to our hospitals if it gets out of control.

    In NZ , its running at around a 10% hospitalization rate for covid cases .
    We dont have nurses or equipment for more ICU cases . Add to that hospital staff getting stood down after coming into contact with covid cases (as is happening now) , and staff actually getting covid.

    It will be a horror show for the unvaxed when covid numbers really ramp up .
    It will be a horror show for others needing other hospital treatment .


    "if 80 per cent of those aged 5 or over were fully vaccinated - around 75 per cent of the entire country Hendy projects it could cause
    just under 60,000 hospitalisations and just under 7000 deaths over a one-year period. "

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    Default Re: How long before Wellington and the rest of the North Island go into Level 3 Lockd

    They say drinking immediately after getting the vaccine reduces the efficiency. Could the same be true for defeating covid?

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