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7 minutes ago, Dexlowe said:

NZ is heading that way as well. In just over 5 weeks since the first recorded case of covid-19, there has been only 1 death and 1100-odd infections. Pretty impressive, though no one is being complacent. Our tourism sector, which is a big part of our GDP, has taken a severe blow, and no one knows whether it will recover to the extent it was before. But anyway, physical distancing does work best by the looks of things.

It certainly slows and even reverses the spread in the short term. And helps keep hospitals from getting overwhelmed. But there is strong evidence that once controls are eased, the virus can make a resurgence. Singapore and Hong Kong have experienced that. So it's to be hoped that a highly effective therapy in the shorter term can be arrived at with an effective vaccine to follow.

 

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Would you take a deadly chance like this with historic evidence of the likelihood of a resurgence happening?

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2 hours ago, UbonThani said:

Seems reasonable. Partial opening. Could be a role model for others.

Yes, lets hope it works out well.

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1 hour ago, Dexlowe said:

NZ is heading that way as well. In just over 5 weeks since the first recorded case of covid-19, there has been only 1 death and 1100-odd infections. Pretty impressive, though no one is being complacent. Our tourism sector, which is a big part of our GDP, has taken a severe blow, and no one knows whether it will recover to the extent it was before. But anyway, physical distancing does work best by the looks of things.

Actually a country like NZ could have an advantage. I suspect that in the future, if a highly effective vaccine  becomes widely available, would-be tourists and business travelers would have to have some kind of test to establish that they've been vaccinated. And possibly also be tested to see if the virus is active. Just as a double check on the vaccine. In that case, because NZ is an island, that shares no land borders, it would be seen as a safer destination.

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... good job, I hear about the same timeline & tactics from Austria too.

 

 

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Good for a small country to ease-up first, any mistake will be easier to mitigate and larger countries can observe and learn.

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Way i see the future is release quarantine, fill the hospitals, enforce another quarantine, repeat for 12 months or until vaccine. Governments should just be straight about it and people would understand. Herd immunity - if they do it - would be based I feel on that scenario

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