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08/03/2021

This government is dangerously out of control. Lockdown everything is too easy, especially when competence and economic understanding are lacking

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National is calling for an investigation into the Valentine’s Day Covid-19 cluster:

The National Party is calling for an inquiry into the Valentine’s Day cluster to see where our response went wrong, and what lessons we can learn.

The scope of the inquiry would include:

  • The performance of contract tracing
  • Communication of public health messaging
  • Whether the testing regime met expectations
  • If saliva or antigen testing should be used more fully
  • The legality of orders issued around testing and self-isolation

The contact tracing was well short of the 80% benchmark recommended by then medical researcher, now MP Dr Ayesha Verrall last year.

Communication was confused.

A lot of tests were done but we don’t know if the regime met expectations.

Other countries and private businesses here are using saliva tests. We need to know if more could and should be used here.

That Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield issued a…

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