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  • New Zealand: Covid-19 update: 744 in hospital, 10,320 new cases and 34 deaths

    1:10 pm on 20 July 2022

    In a statement, the Ministry of Health said there were also 744 people in hospital, with 17 in ICU or HDU.

    The seven-day rolling average of community case numbers today is 9367.

    Of the deaths being reported today, 12 were from the Auckland region, two were from Waikato, three were from Bay of Plenty, one was from Lakes, one was from Tairawhiti, one was from Hawke's Bay, three were from Taranaki, three were from Whanganui, one was from Wellington region, three were from Nelson Marlborough, one was from Canterbury and three were from Southern.

    Two were in their 50s, two were in their 60s, seven were in their 70s, 13 were in their 80s and 10 were aged over 90. Of these people, 17 were women and 17 were men.

    That takes the total number of publicly reported deaths with Covid-19 to 1904 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 24.

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      New Zealand COVID-19 death rate at record levels
      Lucy Craymer | Posted: 4 hours ago | Updated: 2 hours ago | 2 Min Read
      By Lucy Craymer

      WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealanders are dying from COVID-19 at record rates as the country battles a new wave of the Omicron strain that is particularly affecting the older population.

      Deaths from the virus reached 151 in the seven days to July 16, compared with 115 in the worst week of the previous wave, in March, according to Health Ministry data. In the latest 24 hours, 26 people died from COVID, all aged over 60, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

      The Omicron BA.5 sub-variant is driving the current wave in New Zealand, which has 5.1 million people. There have been 64,780 active cases in the past seven days, although authorities say many infections are unreported.

      Once regarded as a model for preventing COVID infection, New Zealand's swift response to the pandemic and its geographic isolation kept it largely free from the virus until the end of last year...


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        The Rollout of COVID-19 Booster Vaccines is Associated With Rising Excess Mortality in New Zealand (Working Papers in Economics from University of Waikato)

        Data from the Dutch government show the opposite - after seven months they substantially RAISE the risk of hospitalization and intensive care

        No, mRNA Covid vaccines do not offer long-term protection from serious illness

        Data from the Dutch government show the opposite - after seven months they substantially RAISE the risk of hospitalization and intensive care

        Alex Berenson

        Jul 21

        Worst of all, the Dutch collected this data during the spring, when the existing Omicron subvariant was relatively mild. Now Omicron has mutated again, and we do not at this point know if the new variant is more or less dangerous.

        But the trends from countries like New Zealand - which are test cases for Omicron’s potential virulence because they are highly mRNA vaccinated and have little preexisting natural immunity - are not promising.


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        • tetano
          tetano commented
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          Interpretations of the results should be requested from statisticians and epidemiologists and not from journalists. If you read the entire article with the discussion you understand that the results are biased by an accumulation of natural immunity over time and a selection of more vulnerable subjects in the groups that receive the booster and the fourth shot. After all, it was entirely foreseeable that immunity will decline with time, especially in older subjects and this makes booster vaccines necessary. The same thing happens with the flu and you have to take a shot every year. No one has ever said that the vaccine is a long life elixir.

        • Emily
          Emily commented
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          What are your thoughts about the first study I posted, Tetano? (Sorry the post was unclear that there was a second one.)

          By John Gibson; Abstract: The rollout of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the general population is controversial. The ratio of vaccine