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New Zealand under total confinement until next Tuesday; 11 Delta variant cases

Saturday, August 21st 2021 - 09:50 UTC
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday that New Zealand will remain under confinement unit next 24 August because of the spread of a Covid 19 outbreak detected earlier this week in Auckland. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    I’m appalled at the images sent to me from a competitor grower in Australia that defies the image of a Democratic NewZealand and Australia that I’ve always admired.

    Many of their citizens are against the severe restrictions place on a society based on individual liberty.

    Taking a vaccine should be a voluntary election — not a government imposed mandate.

    I am not against vaccines although I’m highly skeptical of mRNA type vaccines!

    There is strong evidence that the mRNA type vaccines are fraught with severe complications including death. 

    Others warn that the natural immune system may be weakened. (This being claimed by the actual scientist that developed mRNA technology.)


I voluntarily received earlier my third COVID Sinovac* vaccine which is NOT a mRNA type vaccine!)

    Certainly the future democratic elections will result in the ouster of these Orwellian thugs.

    Heavily armed police fire on Peaceful Protesters in Melbourne — August 21, 2021.

    ¡Saludos cordales desde Valle Nevado!

    (* Sinovac uses a more traditional technology that is similar to the inactivated polio vaccine. Initially, a sample of SARS-CoV-2 from China was used to grow large quantities of the virus using vero cells.)

    Aug 21st, 2021 - 05:58 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Frank

    Not sure what photos you refer to as your link fetches up at a 404.
    There is not a government mandated vaccination requirement in either country.

    We had a few thousand ratbags - out of a population of 25 million - protesting about lockdowns yesterday ( Saturday) in three cities. The Brisbane protest was peaceful.
    By so doing they are simply helping the virus continue to spread. A majority of citizens are happy to be working for the common good.

    There are unsubstantiated reports of Victoria Police using rubber bullets but nothing in the 'quality press' . Maybe they were used after the protesters started firing parachute distress flares at the police.

    At present in Australia we have a choice of either Phizer or Astra Zenica.

    Aug 22nd, 2021 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo

    F R A N K

    All the adult members of our extended family have voluntarily taken the Sinovac vaccine. Taking the vaccine should be a matter of personal choice and the lengthy shutdowns have shown to not be effective any more than the normal masks most people are wearing.

    The cure of lockdowns is far worse than the disease!

    I am not against vaccination — but I remain very wary of mRNA type vaccines!

    ¡Saludos cordiales desde Valle Nevado!

    Aug 22nd, 2021 - 02:40 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Frank

    Vaccination is a matter of personal choice in Australia but it is also up to individual companies to decide whether to employ the unvaxxed or not. Qantas has already said 'frontline' workers, aircrew, terminal staff etc, must be vaxxed by , I think, November.
    Not to surprising that our most heavy handed state -NSW- is also the most right wing.
    This may be of interest - it is directed fair and square at the NSW government's daily response to crisis.

    Aug 22nd, 2021 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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