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PREPARING FOR OMICRON?

In a memorable line a few months ago, ACT’s leader, David Seymour said he thought Jacinda Ardern belonged in the communications section of the government, certainly not the delivery section. Watching her efforts over booster shots in recent weeks, I think she fails in both sections. While claiming to be in favour of promoting vaccination as fast as possible, the Prime Minister’s efforts to get people a third shot have been lamentable.



With the arrival of the Omicron strain, scientists soon worked out that two doses of Pfizer weren’t enough to keep it at bay. Third, and even fourth, doses began to be delivered around the world. Our leaders, you’ll remember, dragged their heels in April, May and June last year to get sufficient vaccine to step up the pace against Delta. That failure led to an unnecessarily lengthy lock down. This time they decided that booster shots were advisable. But nothing happened. Then we were told that when one’s second shot was six months old, one should get a booster. The wait time was reduced to five and a half months, and then to five. Before long, it was down to four months. A lengthy queue was forming. But where and how did people get that third shot? GPs seemed as confused as officialdom. Several big vaccination centres started closing for the holidays. Friends of mine who were more than five months couldn’t find someone to administer the jab even after RNZ News was reporting that four months was now deemed to be long enough.



Then came a news item that the Auckland DHB had authorized boosters for those whose second shot was more than four months past. Still no changes to the Covid emails or the official site. The “pulpit of truth” was silent. With the holiday period coming up, there were still at least six working days before New Year when boosters could be given. Numbers attending vaccination centres had fallen off. There was plenty of capacity to deliver the shots. But inquiries to the Healthline kept saying no booster till after 5 January 2022. Our friends were given a booked date for the end of January. Why? With so many people going away on holiday the last two weeks before New Year seemed an excellent time to get oldies given their boosters.



At last, no matter the official line, commonsense began to prevail. In Auckland, first a few chemists, and then the big Unichem chain sprang into action. Over the last few days many of the most vulnerable people have been able to get their third jabs. No thanks, it seems, to the Beehive, to Chris Hipkins whose communications skills are often more reliable than Jacinda’s, nor to the Ministry of Health’s woeful delivery capability. Just plain common sense and a bit of initiative by chemists.



We read that since Labour came to office in 2017 there are now 14,000 more civil servants on the pay roll and that money splashed around on consultants has hit record levels; yet somehow all it has done is slow delivery times.





Come to think of it, those with good memories will recall that that has always been the case: the more civil servants, the slower the government’s activities as staff fall over each other and are beyond the senior administrative capabilities of their departments and the ministers to whom they are accountable. Just imagine what is going to happen when Omicron gets big time into the community, as it surely will.



Thank heavens we have seen the last of 2021. But don’t get your hopes too high for 2022. Our government shows no sign of a willingness to think ahead

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dewhurst987
dewhurst987
Jan 08, 2022

Just let us have debate, in a PUBLIC forum, letting both sides have their say. Let us listen to people who present a rational argument first.

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mark. wahlberg
mark. wahlberg
Jan 06, 2022

Further to my comment yesterday about my not participating in catching a few rays while waiting for the booster shot, today people are still submitting to this madness in fear of missing out. The line is half as long again as shown and the wait is 30 minutes plus in the blazing sun.


Yesterday afternoon I again visited my local medical centre and threw a tantrum. The Wahine and I are booked for our booster tomorrow morning in a more civilised enviromment.

Hat tip to Manawatu Standard for photo.

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Hi, Mark, hope you and your wife will get it OK tomorrow. The organization is very poor.

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mr.max
mr.max
Jan 05, 2022

Many of you have heard me mention the Great Barrington Declaration . This who I kindly refer to as Dr Jay who is one of the 3 who created the Declaration. Jayanta "Jay" Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He directs Stanford's Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bhattacharya has been an opponent of lockdowns and mask mandates.Wikipedia .

Here is a recent interview ,What Happened: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on 19 Months of COVID. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG7XZ2JXZqY for every one this is the same message he did months ago , when the Declaration was presented . So how many Dr's are…

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Hi, mr. max, again. Yes it is generally accepted fact that this virus will mutate. The question is which way. As I understand the evolution of viruses, the more transmissible the virus mutaion is, the more probably it will become dominant as we could see with Delta and now can see with Omicron. Here is a video that explains why it is not probable that it will mutate to some more deadly mutation:

https://youtu.be/467apIoFo7g

The second link is to video about imminent death of mRNA vaccinated people:

https://youtu.be/bZfSpxUf39M


By the way, there will be Novavax vaccine available and there are e.g. Cuban vaccines that work on the different principle. As far as I know, NZ is going to have Novavax…

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mr.max
mr.max
Jan 05, 2022

Here is the great interview with Robert Kennedy Jr on his new book ," The real Anthony Fouci" . Now after you have this information presented , why , would you believe anything Fouci says . It also opens up the issue of corruption in the CDC and NIH and their promotion of drugs not properly tested . For us in NZ the CDC , NIH and FDA reports are the ones that the NZ Government says the drugs are safe , when the reports are not correct . So this leaves two points . One where are the test results conducted by the NZ labs on the safety of the drug? Secondly why is there paid cover up of…

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In a democracy, and open society, we have a very good chance of our institutions being reliably correct. Consensus in any discipline is developed by peer review. This is a process that gives a high degree of a confidence to those in authority who are required to act on that advice.

If someone has a degree in the medical field and wishes to oppose and change that consensus then they better have very good evidence to support their argument.


Mr Max, and his cohort strongly opposes the consensus view.

Unfortunately there are always rogue scientists who oppose the consensus without having adequate evidence to do so. They do a disservice to the discipline regardless of their reasons for becoming…


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Picker N Grin
Picker N Grin
Jan 05, 2022
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Our 'experts' that are commenting dont have the resources or number of cases to do any meaningful research. Its all available on line anyway so why would they. Two instances come to mind, Prof Rod Jackson claimed the by getting the booster, you would have immunity for 5 to 10 years, then De Gros, the head of the Malaghan Institute claimed, about a month ago on the front page of the Dumb Post, that two shots would have you fully immunised and you wouldnt get Covid. I have heard POTUS Biden make the same claim. Both of the local scientists are still making outrageous claims, and you wonder why they have no integrity? The arrogance of these so called expert…

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