jambanja wrote: RuggaBugga wrote:
jambanja wrote:So a week or so ago we get Ashley saying it’s a question of when not if, then we get told to stock up on masks, followed very shortly by this...hmmm
Yes the Director General and the NZ Government are clearly either beholden to Big Mask or deliberately letting the virus spread for political reasons.
You've either cracked the case or are some weird zimbot twat.
I'll leave it for the crowd to decide.
As a Zimbo twat, so obviously unable to comprehend much, could you please clarify what the three days of alert level changes achieve, is this for contact tracing to get a better picture, and how much of a picture can we build in three days
That is my understanding of it. They will want to know everyone who they could have potentially infected but they will also be doing some detective work in the other direction to try and work out where it came from.
Scientists here are working on sequencing the genome of all New Zealand’s COVID-19 cases so they can see how cases spread through the country during the first outbreak. This story - published a few days ago - outlines what they have found through their first round of research.
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/camp ... ovid-cases
Sequencing the genome of every case also means they may be able to tell where this outbreak came from (assuming it's a single source). They can already tell which part of the world cases came from during the first outbreak. Subtle shifts in the virus genome means they could tell whether a particular instance of the virus that came into New Zealand was derived from one circulating in Europe, Asia, American, the Indian subcontinent etc. If you read the story, it says most of the infections actually came via North America.
There is the potential to tell which person (or group of returnees from a particular part of the world) was the source for the outbreak. That would allow them to track back and see which facility it may have come from, which flight and who they may have been in contact with at the border.
Go the scientists!!