New Zealand compared to Denmark: Dr. John Campbell sides with Denmark’s approach, criticises NZ’s politics based approach. Backs up with science and evidence.
A tale of two countries New Zealand and Denmark
https://www.ft.com/content/83084cfd-6… Gradually reopen borders to citizens, workers and international travellers
Thousands of New Zealanders remain stranded abroad Full reopening to non-citizens in October. Denmark https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-he… Put an end to all coronavirus-related laws. Danish government Virus, no longer deemed a critical threat to society No longer a legal obligation to self-isolate if positive BA.2 omicron now dominates infections in Denmark Tyra Grove Krause, director of infection preparedness, (infectious diseases agency SSI) There was nothing for it but to let omicron run through the population With omicron, it is impossible to stop the spread of infection, even with severe restrictions Natural immunity and vaccinations, send cases down by middle of February As far as community health is concerned, Covid is now on a par with the common cold. Michael Bang Petersen, professor political science and government advisor Throughout the pandemic, our data shows that the key worry of Danes is not their own health, but overwhelmed hospitals Epidemiology in Denmark has not been politicised. Social consensus and trust in government have been Denmark’s hallmarks. If you have a strategy based on trust and solidarity, then you can actually open up with a relatively broad agreement, where the vulnerable and the elderly are accepting of the risks taking on a personal responsibility, allow younger groups to live life as normal again. a trade-off based on data You could say that a lot of young people have been showing solidarity with the elderly throughout the pandemic, and now the elderly are showing some solidarity with the younger generations Søren Brostrøm, Danish Health Authority I’m keeping my sights on the seriously ill, and looking at figures for inpatients in intensive care units which, by the way, have just kept falling and falling and are now incredibly low We have sky-high immunity in the population, partly due to our large vaccine acceptance, but also from the wide spread of omicron This also means that we will start to see the back end of this Prof Lone Simonsen, epidemiologist, Roskilde University I think that this is the last sort of lockdown-crazy pandemic wave Having gone through two, three, four pandemic waves, which is normal for recent historical pandemics, I imagine Covid control will soon be similar to that of seasonal flu
Martin comments: Big fail for the NZ government in the eyes of the world. As other nations open up one by one, we remain under a separatist and discriminatory regime based on a lie and an illusion. I find it ironically amusing that YouTube have slapped a NZ government advisory banner on this video at the source.