Open Forum – 12 March

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  2. NOEL

     /  12th March 2020

    Northern hemisphere winter and case zero not established.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120178521/coronavirus-on-the-trail-of-italys-patient-one-to-learn-why-country-hit-so-hard

    Lesson here. Already reporting of me Australian who flew from Tasmania to Melbourne because he wanted to continue working.

    Self isolate or face prosecution

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  3. Corky

     /  12th March 2020

    I was wondering when the government would take advantage of this situation. While I don’t dispute there is much nonsense on the internet regarding vaccinations, there is also quality research referencing publication like the Lancet and other medical studies.

    What we are seeing is another manifestation of suppression of free speech.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/facebook-still-rife-with-vaccine-misinformation-nz-study.html

    On a related topic, a man rang talkback last night. He named the company he works for( I forget the name). They currently have a product being tested that will kill flu and Coronavirus on contact. As he said, if the product is proven effective, it would be a great first line of defence against this virus given vaccines are at least a year away.

    Even if proven effective, I doubt the powers that be would allow it onto ‘OFFICIAL’ remedial lists.

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    • Duker

       /  12th March 2020

      Trust you to take on ideas picked up from talkback.
      Hospitals already are using promising anti-virals which they can use now because they were approved for other epidemic viruses.
      As for ‘product’ that can effect the virus on contact, we have one already , its called SOAP

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      • Corky

         /  12th March 2020

        ”Trust you to take on ideas picked up from talkback.”

        Sometimes you even outdo yourself, Duker. Let’s start soaping public transport. Hey, wash our banknotes.😀

        It wasn’t an idea. It was a fact…Have product — Testing product. Where’s the ‘idea?’

        ”Hospitals already are using promising anti-virals which they can use now because they were approved for other epidemic viruses.”

        Yes, I know. The Dojo I sometimes train in uses the same product. However, hospitals still have outbreaks of infection. These new products ( I’m assuming this is one) have staying power. One day on hands…thirty days on a surface.

        Please engage your brain before commenting, Duker. You are notorious for going off half cocked.

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        • Corky

           /  12th March 2020

          Let’s not forget ‘hand washing fatigue.’

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          • lurcher1948

             /  12th March 2020

            Wow Duker has upset your manhood Corky,(how dear he challenge my post) i hope you are not as aggressive on the roads, as responding to a normal post

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            • Corky

               /  12th March 2020

              One thing I can say for Duker…at least he adds something to the debate, no matter how misguided and ignorant.
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    • soap is a great first-line of defense against COVID-19 – the ‘outer coating’ of the virus is a lipid which breaks down on contact with surfactants like soap

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  12th March 2020

    Im reflecting on the parrots on nearby hate filled rightwing blogs who hate the LEFT or Maori Jews Maoris beneficiary’s Maoris teachers maoris anyone whos poor, renters workers OR ARE Maori, but the rightwing ferals were commenting on our PrM Jacinda Arderns speech pattern when all they have is Simon Bridges, whos voice and,GRATING speech patterns will lose national the election, plus hes owned by communist China, imagine the righties GREAT HOPE for victory are two rightwing Moaris,ooh the irony…simon isnt Sir Key
    PS david seymour isnt on any page as hes the patron saint of the rubbish ultra rightwing world…nationals partner

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  12th March 2020

      David Seymour frequently criticises the National Party, Lurch, I have heard him many times and even told him that it might not be a good idea. He speaks as he finds and doesn’t kowtow to anyone.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  12th March 2020

        Kitty hes(David Seymour)is the patron saint of any racist, scumbag rightwing freak who thinks spray painting,synagogues or bashing a gay because you hate poofs IS FREE SPEECH ,David Seymour is a carpet bagger who thinks he will survive with nazi support,just vote Paul Goldstein, with your candidate vote and seymour joins brash and hyde in the toilet of history, tweeking their poor arses

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  12th March 2020

          He is none of those things (and Rodney’s surname is Hide, not Hyde) He would never think that violence or spray-painting a synagogue are remotely acceptable. To call him a Nazi is disgusting.

          I have known him for about 10 years (?), since before he was an MP, and have a great amount of respect for him. I do not agree with all his views by any means, like his ones on abortion, but like and respect him very much. He has a lot of integrity and anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know him.

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  5. Corky

     /  13th March 2020

    Anyone surprised this would happen sooner or later? In fact I have suggested similar myself… except in reverse.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/03/chinese-foreign-ministry-spokesperson-says-united-states-military-may-have-taken-coronavirus-to-wuhan.html

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  6. Corky

     /  13th March 2020

    Our PM gets a serve from a woman who should know. Jacinda should reflect on this and ask herself whether wearing a Hijab reflects our Western values, and more importantly that of the Labour Party..or as the commentator states, is this just supporting the continued degradation
    of women in the Muslim world.

    I would suggest to our PM that she mark the mosque shootings without wearing the Hijab.
    After all, many Muslims won’t be turning up.

    At 6.11

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