New Zealand’s Omicron saga

I’m sharing an article from THE BFD, because it’s well resourced with supporting links. It also gives an insightful look into whats happening here.

Shared Article  The BFD | Government Snoozed, Now We Lose

“As predicted, right on schedule, the Government has moved the whole country into the red light setting, choking off any recovery that might have happened. Make no mistake, this has been planned all along and you’ve all been softened up.

This prediction was made on the 5th of January:

A Covid-19 modelling expert says New Zealanders could expect an Omicron outbreak to occur in around 18 days if cases of the variant at MIQ continue to skyrocket.

The risk of Omicron entering the community is “very high” as daily cases at the border overtake the number of new cases in the community, University of Canterbury Professor Michael Plank said.

NZ Herald

Yesterday was EXACTLY 18 days. I even warned you all that we’re being played. They’ve lied and lied and lied.

And now we have yet another failure of the MIQ system. Another failure of the vaccines and the vaccine passes that they told you were designed to halt the spread of the virus.

Remember this:

We haven’t dodged it at all. The expert was wrong, again. And yet here we are, with the entire family from Nelson and almost every other person infected with Omicron, described as fully vaccinated.

Has the penny dropped for you yet? It certainly hasn’t with our idiot Government who think that they are going to stamp out a virus that no country on earth has managed to stamp out.

They’ve ignored their own rules that say the red setting is for when the hospital system looks like being overwhelmed. Given that there are zero people in ICU anywhere in the country, this is contrary to what we’ve been told red is all about.

Bizarrely, and ignoring all the evidence around the world regarding Omicron the tyrant stood at the ‘podium of truth’ and implored everyone to get jabbed and get boosted. Let’s see how that has worked for Israel:

The Israeli Ministry of Health announced this week that more than 72,000 people tested positive for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, the largest rise in infections since the start of the pandemic.

Total active cases in the country rose to nearly 400,000 people, of whom 533 are currently hospitalized in critical condition, according to a Jan. 19 statement posted by the country’s health ministry.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned this month that CCP virus cases are expected to increase rapidly amid the spread of the Omicron variant, as he presented government data that indicates two to four million Israelis are predicted to be infected with COVID-19 during the current outbreak.

“Information presented at a cabinet meeting indicates that in Israel, overall 2–4 million citizens will be infected in the current wave,” Bennett’s statement reads.

Epoch Times

Yet Ardern claimed at her press conference that “The difference to previous outbreaks is we are now well vaccinated and well prepared.”

Last week she said this:

Israel was well vaccinated, and on to their fourth dose. New Zealand has barely started the third dose. You’ve all been conned. And still, they lie:

“The evidence from overseas suggests [Omicron] moves very quickly,” Ardern said. “Red will make a difference.”

NZ Herald

Red won’t make a blind bit of difference, just you wait and see.

Ardern said the focus was now on getting people their boosters. The Government is sticking to the four-month gap between the second dose and booster but that would be continually reviewed.

NZ Herald

Her claims fly in the face of evidence from around the world as to the failure of vaccines:

The COVID-19 vaccines have largely failed in stopping the transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, especially for the most recent Omicron variant, so the vaccine mandate should be thrown away, according to Dr. Peter McCullough.

The vaccines themselves have basically now become obsolete as the virus has continued to mutate,” McCullough told NTD’s “Capitol Report” in an interview broadcast on Wednesday. “So at this point of time, the vaccine mandates have to be dropped across the board.”

McCullough said some recent studies have shown the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines dropped significantly with the new variants.

“There’s a paper by Young-Xu in JAMA, the prior Delta strain that was only about 20 percent covered by the vaccines. Vaccines were very ineffective against Delta,” McCullough said.

The study, which is peer-reviewed and published on the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) last month, found that during the high-Delta period, the estimated vaccine effectiveness was 62.0 percent in the first month and decreased to 57.8 percent by month three. The decrease in vaccine effectiveness accelerated after month four, reaching a low of approximately 20 percent in months five through seven.

“And now a paper from Hansen from Denmark, and from the UK public health security report indicated, against Omicron the vaccines are basically ineffective,” McCullough continued.

The Danish study, a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed, found that vaccine effectiveness against Omicron was initially 55.2 percent and 36.7 percent for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, respectively, but waned rapidly over time. By comparison, vaccine effectiveness against Delta was significantly higher and better preserved over the same period.

Epoch Times

You all bought the lies and now the debt to the truth that those lies incurred is going to be paid by you. Your jobs are on hold again, your businesses are going to suffer and all because the Government stupidly followed the failed strategies of the rest of the world and lost their collective minds. Worse still, they brainwashed you all into believing that they knew what they were doing.

They don’t, and they never have. They have constantly flown by the seat of their pants and this time Omicron is going to expose them for the frauds they are.

The Government doesn’t trust you. We know this because they mandated vaccinations. They forcibly medicated you and told you it was better for you. Then they brought in their evil and divisive vaccine passes and created two classes of citizens, and gloated about doing it.

Well, how have those vaccine passes and the segregation worked out for you all? Not well at all, with most of those getting Omicron and those infected since the pass system segregated our society having been fully vaxxed. Again, this was something I warned you about.

More proof that the Government doesn’t trust you is the fact that instead of doing what almost every other OECD nation in the world did by making Rapid Antigen Tests easily available, they put onerous restrictions in place in order to ration the tests. If you wanted a RAT test then you had to be treated like a plague carrier and you could only do the test at pharmacies.

Now with Omicron upon us, we still have test rationing in place and, bizarrely, they are still using PCR tests when the CDC has stopped using them because of false positives. WHO also recommends 20 cycles for the PCR test to avoid false positives, yet NZ is using 45 cycles.

RATs are still not going to be rolled out everywhere, they will only be available at some testing stations. And to prove they are rationing, only available if you are symptomatic. The bottom line is this, the Government doesn’t trust you to test yourself AND they have a very limited supply of test kits and testing capacity.

So, here we are more than two years into the pandemic, billions upon billions more in debt and not a single new hospital, not a single new ICU bed, not any increase in headcount of medical staff, in fact, their mandates have culled hundreds of health care workers out of the workforce. It’s all been an evil and nasty joke on you all.

If you aren’t angry yet, you bloody well should be.

Now, if you go and get tested and come up positive you will have to isolate for 24 days, along with others in your households. That is a clear incentive to not get tested.

And to rub salt into the divisive wounds the Government created, Grant Robertson wants to kick the unvaccinated even harder.

Their evil knows no bounds. Robertson clearly knew the Prime Minister was lying when she said that there would be no penalty for choosing not to be vaccinated.

I’m sick of the lies, I’m sick of hearing about Covid, I’m sick of hearing from Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield.

Say no to mandates, say no to vax passes, say no to testing, say no to masks. They are not for your health, they are meant to control you. Complying just encourages them. Furthermore, the evidence is non-existent that any of that actually works, just pull your heads out of the sand and look at the rest of the world:

“Would we be so stern toward people making similar or worse health choices to smoke, drink alcohol or not wear a helmet when riding a bike? Over 85,000 Americans die annually from alcohol, yet we don’t have the same public health fervor or requirements to save those lives. Let’s encourage vaccination rather than activate the personal liberty culture wars that result in people becoming more entrenched in their opposition.”

Epoch Times

If it were about health then alcohol and cigarettes would be banned. This has never been about health, it’s always been about control, and most of you ceded control of your own lives to the Government under the guise of public safety.

Fear is a powerful motivator but is a reaction. Courage requires you to make a decision. It’s high time some of you started to make that decision and throw off the shackles of the tyrant.

Stand proud, stop living on your knees, stop complying.

Do it today. Say no more.”

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New Zealand panics about Omicron

New Zealand went into covid panic mode about Omicron yesterday, exactly as I knew it would, because people have been found in the  community with Omicron. It’s notable that they are vaccinated.

It’s going to be one hell of a rollercoaster ride for the next few weeks.

They are already talking about a ‘review’ on Wednesday, which means that a new bunch of strict rules will be announced.

They never even followed their own “Traffic Lt system” when they put the whole of the country into ‘Red” mode.

For the record, New Zealand has 8 cases in total in ICU (intensive care unit) as of yesterday.

The health system certainly isn’t overloaded, which is a perquisite for going into “red” mode.

Fortunately for me, I’m on holiday with the kids right now, so I’m not having to deal with hysterical people if I don’t want to.

The TV and radio is turned off, because there will be endless ad’s  telling me how bad it all is.

So while everyone else was panicking and rushing off to buy toilet paper, we were relaxing at a beach with several other families with teenagers and had a BBQ.

We were a bit more organised this time with 3 kayaks, and a boat.

It was heartening to see some of the kids have a go at stuff that they were initially a bit hesitant about. One of the teens had a go at wake boarding for the first time.

The Fork in the road

NZ is at a bit of a crossroads at the moment.

Omicron will be in the country within a few weeks, and the Government is like a possum in the headlights with it’s indecisiveness.

In the meantime the PM is stressed out and just wants to get married.

The school year is due to start in a few weeks and the vaccine rollout has begun for 5 – 11yr old’s.  On top of this is a shortage of teachers because of the mandatory vaccinations.

They are already making noises about delaying the start of the school year which is highly annoying because we had a 4 month lockdown last year which affected our kids education, and to some degree, their mental health

I’ve still been going to protests against mandatory vaccinations, but probably not for much longer. The crowd numbers are slowly dwindling and the average person on the street is literally scared to death of dying and aren’t open to reason. We have noticed thou that people are starting to get angry, and we think it’s because of the following…

Joe Public has been led to believe thru advertising, constantly changing  narratives..

1/            Get the jab and all is good

2/            Get the second one, get a passport and you are ‘all good’

3/            That changed into ‘all good for summer’

4/            a third ‘booster’ is available if you want it

5/            you must have your third booster to keep your vaccine passport

6/            the third booster doesn’t do Omicron..

7/ to be continued…

At this rate, it’s only a matter of time before Joe Public realises he’s been had…

(bear in mind that in NZ, about 40% of people got the jab to keep their job, not for health reasons)

The hysteria is easily understandable, given that the government brought off the media with $55 million,

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/government-earmarks-55-million-to-support-public-interest-journalism-with-new-media-fund/5UU3XEUYEQ2422SKPKJR4JQZ2M/#:~:text=The%20Government%20will%20shell%20out%20%2455%20million%20over,which%20otherwise%20would%20not%20be%20produced%20without%20

They have also spent $20 million on media advertising to convince everyone how serious covid was.

Government spends $20 million on Covid-19 advertising campaign delivered at ‘breakneck pace’ | Stuff.co.nz

In some ways, the PM Jacinda Adern has created her own nightmare right at the start by abandoning the original Ministry of Health pandemic plan, took personal control, and followed the then current trend of lockdowns, which predictably, hasn’t gone well..

There has never been a cohesive covid plan in NZ, and decisions have been made according to what the polls tell them.

Given that the media has created mass hysteria in the last 2 years with headlines and stories that were never fact-checked, running the country by popular opinion was never going to be a good idea, which is why they are in a bit of a predicament of their own making.

This is why the rules have changed so many times, and everyone has got confused and over-comply to stay out of trouble.

This has led to companies firing unvaxxed people, and then not been able to replace them.

The question I ask myself thou, is which way will they go?

Blaming the unvaxxed is popular at the moment as demonstrated by the Canadian PM recently

Justin Trudeau blames unvaccinated for lockdowns – YouTube

Going for mandatory vaccination as Austria has.

Austria parliament approves mandatory Covid vaccination (rte.ie)

Ending the wearing of facemasks and vaccine passports as the UK has? (it starts about 8 minutes in)

It’s all yet to be decided by public opinion and the polls (health doesn’t come into it)

All of this potentially creates a lot of uncertainty, but since we now know the current covid laws are designed to punish the unvaccinated and not about containing covid, it’s much easier to work out what’s going on.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/10/new-zealand-not-prepared-for-omicron-outbreak-expected-in-matter-of-weeks-experts-warn

The way forward

This has meant a change in strategy for us, and we will concentrate on the kids well being and others in the same predicament. 

I’m now part of a support group and have been organising sports events for unvaxxed teenagers, since they are now locked out of any official sports programs. A lot of these kids are now home schooled.

The good news is that we now have our own kids enrolled in an online school, which means their education won’t be put hold at the PM’s whim.

(This was a major worry for us, because discrimination is likely to happen at school).

It’s likely I’ll retire from work for a year or two, until the hysteria either dies down or moves back to climate change or something else.

So it’s now likely we will have the best house on the street, the best garden, and a freshly painted garage.

P.S.    Oh, and I’ll be really fit from all the bike rides! 

P.P.S I have a 0.0128% chance of dying from covid (thats from the UK stats), I’m good with that

P.P.P.S The kids have next to a zero % chance of dying from covid

Another arrow against those covid vaccines…

Written by a nurse…
“Among all the vaccines I have known in my life (diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis, meningitis and tuberculosis), I want to also add flu and pneumonia.

I have never seen a vaccine that forced me to wear a mask and maintain my social distance, even when you are fully vaccinated.

I had never heard of a vaccine that spreads the virus even after vaccination.
I had never heard of rewards, discounts, incentives to get vaccinated.
I never saw discrimination for those who didn’t. If you haven’t been vaccinated no one has tried to make you feel like a bad person.
I have never seen a vaccine that threatens the relationship between family, colleagues and friends.
I have never seen a vaccine used to threaten livelihoods, work or school.
I have never seen a vaccine that would allow a 12-year-old to override parental consent.
After all the vaccines I listed above, I have never seen a vaccine like this one, which discriminates, divides and judges society as it is.

And as the social fabric tightens…
It’s a powerful vaccine! It does all these things except IMMUNIZATION.

If we still need a booster dose after we are fully vaccinated, and we still need to get a negative test after we are fully vaccinated, and we still need to wear a mask after we are fully vaccinated, and still be hospitalized after we have been fully vaccinated, it will likely come to “It’s time for us to admit that we’ve been completely deceived.”..

The Australian Tennis Open’s debacle over Novak Djokovic

Shared from   Tom LuongoGold Goats ‘n Guns   – We Are All Djokovic, Now

Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday after his appeal to reinstate his visa failed. And it failed not for health reasons but for political ones.

To me, the kinds of terrible rules put in place for ‘public safety’ always conjure up images of casual oppression. Endless videos of pathetic public servants intimidating priests in churches or police arresting pub owners for serving willing patrons.

But it goes far deeper than that. It’s impossible to even conceive of the ways petty bureaucrats and middle managers around the world have destroyed the lives of ordinary people simply trying to get through the day because of a flu.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 insanity Australia has been the poster child for this kind of thoughtless crime against common decency.

Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke’s decision to revoke Djokovic’s visa was made for political reasons. He didn’t try to hide it. If anything, he was proud of this decision.

Hawke said he accepted Djokovic’s recent Covid-19 infection meant he was a “negligible risk to those around him”, but that he was “perceived by some as a talisman of a community of anti-vaccine sentiment”.

“I consider that Mr Djokovic’s ongoing presence in Australia may lead to an increase in anti-vaccination sentiment generated in the Australian community, potentially leading to an increase in civil unrest of the kind previously experienced in Australia with rallies and protests which may themselves be a source of community transmission.

“Mr Djokovic is … a person of influence and status.

“Having regard to … Mr Djokovic’s conduct after receiving a positive Covid-19 result, his publicly stated views, as well as his unvaccinated status, I consider that his ongoing presence in Australia may encourage other people to disregard or act inconsistently with public health advice and policies in Australia.”

These are the words of the committed totalitarian. He hides it behind his public responsibilities, in this case the health status of an entire nation. If he’s not being controlled by outside forces (yeah, right) then he’s been infected with that dangerous solipsism which comes with this much raw power.

That corruption cannot be avoided.

But Hawke’s decision stems from Australia’s backing themselves into the corner over COVID-9/11 policy. They cannot be seen as backing down for anyone, especially someone like Djokovic.

To do so, as Hawke points out, would invite questioning the policy. And their policy is sacrosanct.

However, having admitted that Djokovic posed almost no threat of spreading COVID-9/11 the only thing at stake was the Australian government’s power.

This type of decision reveals 1) how deeply unpopular the COVID-9/11 rules are in Australia and 2) how weak the Aussie government’s hold over its people really is.

They could have weathered this if they had just quietly let Djokovic into the country to compete. They could have spun it had they wanted to.

They chose escalating the standoff to make an example of him to the unvaxxed population. There is no hope. You will submit. If we can humiliate Djokovic, just imagine what we can do to you.

And they revealed just how desperate they are.

Bureaucrats like Hawke have no sense of the politics of their decisions. They are order-takers, not order-makers. He was ordered to do this. When this standoff started it was during the height of the big push to drive fear over the Omicron variant of COVID-9/11.

That rollout failed spectacularly.

Omicron has flared up and out so quickly this affair now looks like the most insane application of government paranoia this side of Pyongyang.

Those that started this standoff created the mess and didn’t have the sense to clean it up.

Because they insist on building trailer parks in the face of a Cat-5 hurricane of public anger.

They hoped to send the message that no one can escape the jab. The Davos agenda of health passes and total technocratic control is inevitable. It’s the EU variant of the virus which Hawke’s immigration policies couldn’t stop coming to Australia.

What they wound up with is a whole lotta people shaking their heads.

But, don’t think for a second Australia is done sending messages to the untermenschen. Now, after he’s been deported, barred from competing and earning his living, Djokovic is liable for all the court costs associated with this decision.

Those costs are estimated to be $500,000.

The three judge panel that upheld the lower court ruling avoided any responsibility in the matter, neatly throwing the decision right back on Minister Hawke. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, clearly one of the people pushing this disaster behind the scenes, also left Hawke out to dry.

Next up for Djokovic will a standoff with France over the French Open. France and Davos will hound him until he submits because they think he cares more about his 21st Grand Slam title than he does his own health. It guess they didn’t get his message during the Australian affair.

But their message is very clear. We are in charge. We can make whatever rules we deem necessary. If you challenge them not only will we deny your challenge on arbitrary grounds but we’ll bankrupt you in the process.

And here I thought we in the post-enlightenment West could petition our governments over unjust laws. I thought this was the first world and not some tin pot dictatorship of thin-lipped, fat-headed midwits?

Only the most insane people are cheering this decision today. They are a part of the 29% of Democrats in the US who believe the unvaxxed should have their children taken from them. Sadly, there are still too many in the thrall of the COVID-9/11 mind virus.

But, if you didn’t get the message before the persecution of Novak Djokovic, I hope you get it now. And I hope he continues to be an example for the rest of us.


The last of the golden weather?

It’s been very quiet in the media about covid and politic’s here in NZ for the last few weeks. Restrictions got lifted just before Xmas, and life has sort of got back to ‘normal’ for most people over the Xmas/ New year break.

We have spent this time with other unvaxxed families and now have a good support group going with weekly picnic’s, etc. We have also started organising events for teenagers to get together.

We went to a ‘picnic’ today with the ‘The freedom and Rights coalition’. It was very much a concert with a market attached to it, and had a very relaxed positive atmoshere. Food was available and was often free.

They had several speakers, The first one was a mother of 3 children who spoke about the issues of bringing up her kids in an environment where they are now effectively second class citizens.

One of her children was a leading student at his school last year. The school has now closed, because half of the teachers aren’t vaccinated, and aren’t allowed to be teachers anymore, because of the mandates.

The second speaker was a black man who grew up in South Africa under apartheid. He left South Africa for a better life and now he see’s the same thing happening again here in NZ. He spoke candidly about losing his 13 yr old brother in the struggles that went on for 47 years. He also spoke about Nelson Mandela – Wikipedia and Desmond Tutu – Wikipedia, who he had known.

There was then a concert with several bands, then we all went for a march to stretch our legs. The public reaction was pretty positive with many cars honking their horns in support, with some enthusiatically leaning out of their cars in support.

NZ’s Prime Minister is reputably about to get married soon, but has effectively gone into hiding with lots of security. The wedding will probably be hyped up in the media to be a celebrity event of some sort, and this will probably happen in the coming week.

It will be cynically used as a diversion, because there are several deadlines happening next week. Police, Teachers, and Nurse’s are due to lose their jobs if they haven’t been vaccinated.

The vaccine rollout for 5 – 11 yr olds also starts next week, so it could be a bit rough out there.

Interestingly, The CEO of Pfizer has now admitted the first 2 vaccines are useless against the latest omicron version of the virus..

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2022/01/11/pfizer-ceo-our-vaccines-offer-little-protection-n2601670

The vaccine’s adverse effects are starting to surface…

Shared from Canto Fermo

The story below is about the sister of a New Zealand rugby player. (Rugby is New Zealands most popular sport).

Sarah and family (does the trophy guy look familiar?)Within two days of her COVID jab, Sarah began feeling major discomfort and pain in her chest and…

SARAH GOT THE JAB BECAUSE THE PM SAID TO; NOW SHE’S SICK AND JOBLESS

The reasons why I’m with a pro choice group.

I joined a group (Voices for Freedom), that is pro choice about vaccines late last year, when NZ started going psycho about vaccines.

Late last year, I spent some time listening to other members, because having someone to talk to, is a big part of helping others to cope with whats going on.

These are their stories…

‘A’ is a mother of two children and worked in the Healthcare industry. Her company decided that everyone must be vaccinated if they wanted to keep their job. The justification for this is typically via “Health & Safety”. It didn’t matter that ‘A’ doesn’t have contact with any patients, and that she could do her job remotely from home. It was a blanket decision by the company and the end result was predetermined from the start. The ‘consultations’ and meetings over her job were part of a box ticking exercise.

‘B’ also got laid off from her job because of her vaccination status. Over several month’s they went thru various meetings which was tortuous in itself. As ‘A’ above also discovered, they effectively try to get rid of the employee and also try to get them to accept that it’s their own ‘fault’ somehow.

‘C’ is an older lady in her 60’s who moved to our area about 6 month’s ago. Her family barely talk to her now, because she decided not to get vaxxed. She now has no local family and few old friends who want anything to do with her. (I invited her to spend Xmas with us, however her neighbours had kindly already offered, and she had already accepted).

‘D’ is double vaccinated. She got this done because she needed to travel oversea’s to see her brother who had some issues. The first vaccination was fine, the second one has left her with some adverse effects. (brain fog, fatique, heart palpitations, etc). her doctor didn’t want to know, As she said, “it’s like a wall just went up”. It is thought that she probably has small blood clots in her blood. There is a test that can prove this, but the medical profession is very unwilling to help.

‘E’ is a religious person who volunteers every year to help out setting up a local Xmas festival. He happened by chance to observe a lay preacher of his church turn away a mother and her children because they didn’t have a vaccine passport. To make things worse, the mother had recently lost her job as a teacher because they must be mandatory vaccinated to keep their job. ‘E’ saw red over this and resigned from the festival’s commitee on the spot.

All of these people have had a rough time, simply because they decided not to get a vaccine. New Zealand has a weird mentality at the moment. The double vaxxed think the unvaxxed are dangerous to them somehow!