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    North Korea declares a "shining victory" over COVID, blames South Korea for "alien things" breaching into North Korea and warns of retaliation. Kim gives a speech saying how great everything is and the people respond with thunderous cheers of "Hurrah!"

    Apparently South Koreans sending balloons containing propaganda and leaflets across the border is how the virus penentrated into North Korea. The north says if the balloons continue, “we will respond by eradicating not only the virus, but also the South Korean authorities”

    It's also amazing that the death rate in NK was only 0.002% (from 4.8 million cases) compared to South Korea's death rate of 0.12%. They must have a far superior health care system!

    https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/k...03eee6639079b4

    Last edited by bdw; 11-08-2022 at 05:05 PM.

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    HK is even behind North F'ing Korea in liberalising covid crap.

    That say's it all!
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    https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/3188902/coronavirus-marshall-islands-declares-health-disaster-covid

    “As a country, we have moved from prevention to mitigation because we are now fighting this disease,” he said. “The days of quarantine upon arrival are now over.”
    Marshall Islands, population 42,000/60,000 has leaders that are capable of logic. I wonder how that’s possible.
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    Taiwan relaxing a little from 1 September - Basically following Hong Kong. Previously there was the ridiculous situation of spending a week in a quarantine hotel, with the first four days not allowed out, and the final four days allowed out during daytime but you had to return to the cell at night. From 1 September you can now do the second half of the week at home.

    One advantage in Taiwan. Due to the lack of testing facilities, they don't require so many PCR Tests. One issue is their 'week' last 8 days.

    https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202208150017

    Last edited by drumbrake; 15-08-2022 at 09:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    Taiwan relaxing a little from 1 September - Basically following Hong Kong. Previously there was the ridiculous situation of spending a week in a quarantine hotel, with the first four days not allowed out, and the final four days allowed out during daytime but you had to return to the cell at night. From 1 September you can now do the second half of the week at home.

    One advantage in Taiwan. Due to the lack of testing facilities, they don't require so many PCR Tests. One issue is their 'week' last 8 days.

    https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202208150017
    See, i'm telling you, it's not just the govt that is dumb, Chinese culture is the strongest universal constant in crappy covid logic and fear driven over-reaction.
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    Pfizer CEO gets covid after 4 Pfizer shots, takes paxlovid (also Pfizer product).

    https://us.yahoo.com/finance/news/pf...160503827.html

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    Changes in Australia effective September 9th:

    - If you are COVID positive, stay home for 5 days (reduced from 7 to 5)

    - Masks no longer mandatory on all domestic flights (Already was not mandatory on most international flights to UK, US, etc. Only if you travel to certain "stupid" countries like Hong Kong need to wear a mask).

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-...ting/101390894

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