Sunday the 30th August 2020 is a day that some people in West and South Auckland won’t get back. Why? There was a long wait at testing stations after a message went out to get tested even if they didn’t have symptoms – and it turned out the government got it wrong.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said she is angry about the “important message” which was published online at about 5pm yesterday. “We are not asking 700,000 people to get a test,” she said. “It’s a mistake.”
What else is a mistake?
Today is the day Auckland goes to level ‘2.5.’ Now it’s mandatory for people in Auckland to wear masks on public transport.
But here’s American Dr. Fauci and New Zealand’s head of Covid Dr. Bloomfield saying in their own words that masks don’t work. If masks don’t work then why are we forced to wear one?
As for Covid Tests …
Do the Covid tests even work? There are problems overseas.
California public health officials are rolling out antibody tests as a way to help people feel safer, get back to work and establish “a path toward normalcy for Americans.”
But in small print, a disclaimer required by the Food and Drug Administration on some of these tests is stark: Negative results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 and positive results may be false. State public health officials also have cautioned that it is still unknown whether accurate positive results mean protection from future infection.
So the technology needed for one of the most critical elements of their plan is still largely unproved.San Francisco Chronicle, California is ramping up antibody tests. The technology is promising, but big questions remain.
Chinese test kits went to the US, Europe and Africa.
Meanwhile in Tanzania, after the Tanzanian President tested the Chinese kits, a goat and pawpaw tested positive for the virus.
Unlike our NZ prime minister Jacinda Adern, Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli is a highly educated man, not a politician. He has masters and doctorate degrees in chemistry and he didn’t trust the WHO, so he sent samples of different things for testing.
President Magufuli: We took samples from goats. We sent samples from sheep. We took samples from pawpaws. We sent samples from car oil. And we took samples from other different things. And we took the samples to the laboratory without them knowing. And we even named all the samples. Like the sample of car oil. We named it Jabil Hamza, 30 years old, male. The results came back negative. When we took a sample from a Jackfruit (Durian) we named it Sarah Samuel, 45 years old, female. The results came back inconclusive. When we took samples from a Pawpaw we named it Elizabeth Ane, 26 years old, female. The result from the Pawpaw came back positive that it has corona. That means the liquid from a pawpaw is positive. We took samples from (a bird) called Kware. The results came back positive. We took samples from a rabbit. The results came back undeterminent. We took samples from a goat and the results came back positive. We took samples from a sheep and it came back negative and so on and so on. And so now you see this you have taken samples and the results come back positive and they have the corona. That means all the pawpaws should be in isolation also… The goat should be in isolation also.The Gateway Pundit
The Covid test kits in Tanzania came from China.
Dr John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC), said Tanzania was using test kits supplied by the Africa CDC in collaboration with the Chinese Jack Ma Foundation, which met international standards.
New Zealand’s testing appears to be different, the tests were developed at the University of Otago and test for Coronavirus RNA.
University of Otago: Coronavirus testing – how does it work?
NZ Coronavirus Testing
The reported number of deaths is overstated. NZ reported 22 Coronavirus deaths, but it was actually only 17. Here’s a post containing an Official Information request. You can see from the OI request that there were only 17 deaths. The five who weren’t positive, were assumed covid. Source: NZ & COVID: OF 22 STATED DEATHS, 4 TESTED NEG, ONE NOT TESTED; ALL AGED 60-90, 8 WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS.