Te Ao with MOANA – What does Level 2 mean for us?

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Sarah Hall breaks down what today’s announcement means to Aotearoa. We hear from Dr Rawiri Jansen, Dr Matt Roskruge and Te Reo Māori advocate and father, Jeremy MacLeod.

 

Te Ao with MOANA screens on Māori TV 8pm Mondays

2 COMMENTS

  1. NZ lags behind the world for WHO recommendations to ‘test,test,test’.

    NZ by population has only tested 80 000 odd so far and is 31st on the list for testing per head of population and only uses a RT- PCR (swab testing system) that is known to show far to many false negatives (see date below please).

    We need “state of art gold standard’ best testing here.

    A second wave of infections are bound to hit us weeks away if we do not; – ‘test and test and re-test’ as Middlemore hospital did with our first ever Ccovid 19 patient after the first two swab tests came back negative. (see the press release about this below).

    • After two sputum mouth tests were found to be negative.
    • The Hospital staff saw how sick the patient was that they did a lung test of samples of deposited sputum.
    • There they found positive levels of the virus there.
    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/first-case-virus-nz
    quote; “Dr Bloomfield said the clinicians had suspicions this was coronavirus which is why they took further samples after two negative tests from throat samples.

    Symptoms of a lung infection were present though so a third test was done.
    The chance of a community outbreak was low”, he said. unquote;

    South Korea tripping up moving down to open up our economy again and they are far better prepared with more accurate testing than we are with only RT-PCR swab testing which is inaccurate if the health worker is not as accurate taking samples.
    https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=228250
    QUOTE:
    Why Are Coronavirus Tests Inaccurate?
    The study authors note that RT-PCR tests may produce false negatives due to laboratory error or insufficient amount of viral material collected from the patient. Samples that are stored or handled improperly also result in false negatives.
    Tests may result in false negatives if the patient is tested too early in the course of infection and there is insufficient amount of virus to be detected. Improper sampling may result in a false negative.
    UNQUOTE;
    We advocate using Serum samples for antibodies also with this company. Roche.; https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fda-approves-roche-for-covid-19-antibody-test/ar-BB13AQ5G
    QUOTE; Swiss biotech company Roche Holdings said it has devised a test that is 100% accurate at detecting coronavirus antibodies and 99.8% accurate at ruling them out.
    UNQUOTE:

    We recall the first patient we had at Auckland’s Middlemore hospital when this happened; – they are not even testing for lung depositions of built up sputum as that is where the virus is found as we remember from our first case here when the first sick patient went to Auckland Middlemore hospital on February 26th 2020.

    • After two sputum mouth tests were found to be negative.
    • The Hospital staff saw how sick the patient was that they did a lung test of samples of deposited sputum.
    • There they found positive levels of the virus there.
    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/first-case-virus-nz
    quote; Dr Bloomfield said the clinicians had suspicions this was coronavirus which is why they took further samples after two negative tests from throat samples.
    Symptoms of a lung infection were present though so a third test was done.
    The chance of a community outbreak was low, he said. unquote;

    it is clear that the best practice is to test the lung deposits that cause breakdown of lung use firstly in our opinion and we are not doing this here.

  2. Very little for Maori. It seems as though Maori will be relegated to the back of the bus again because the ‘economy’ is more important, but, maybe, Maori will be given a smidgen of ‘hope’ to cling-on to with more promises of pockets of putea in small allocations to the Cinders fan base.

    None of the Maori MPs have stood out and stood up for anything meaningful for Maori in the past 3 years nearly. Is all wishy-washy campaign promises and parroting the bosses words. Thats probably a good example of being assimilated?

    The privileged again are, standing on the shoulders of the impoverished to get the share first, again.

    It probably has something to do with … Is this the reason why the NZ Labour Govt caved? The TPPA investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism?

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