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This is what it’s beginning to feel like with news like this.

Were I an anarchist I’d be loving this. Online – not just via FaceTwit but the community groups like Neighbourly and others – Aucklanders are doing the whole passive aggressive thing, turning on each other and bullying each other to be vaccinated.

So cool.

That’s 90% first jab, which, as we have been reliably informed, is not enough to count as “fully vaccinated”.

Mind you, at the rate we’re going, six months from now, you won’t be counted as fully vaccinated until you’ve had your second booster shot.

Written by Tom Hunter

October 4, 2021 at 6:00 am

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  1. So how many booster shots do you think it will take before people begin to question if the vaccine actually works?


    October 4, 2021 at 6:44 am

  2. JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel restricted its COVID Green Pass on Sunday to allow only those who have received a vaccine booster dose or recently recuperated from coronavirus to enter indoor venues.

    Technical problems hamstrung the Health Ministry’s rollout of the updated green pass — a kind of digital vaccination passport — as millions of Israelis tried to reissue digital documentation that would allow entry to shops, restaurants, cultural events, gyms and other indoor venues.

    Under Sunday’s new guidelines, people eligible for a green pass must have received a booster shot. Those who have received two vaccine doses, or those who have recovered from coronavirus, are only eligible for six months after the date of their vaccination or recovery.

    The new criteria mean that nearly 2 million people will lose their vaccination passport in the coming days. The government’s advisory cabinet on coronavirus was set to convene Sunday to discuss existing restrictions.


    October 4, 2021 at 6:51 am

    • Yes and they use the Fizzer Vakk-Cene from FFFFizer Inc too, exclusively.

      I understand that a 100,0000 Israelis marched on the weekend, they weren’t demanding their 4th or 5th shot by the way


      October 4, 2021 at 7:46 am

  3. Tom I believe they actually mean two jabs, not one, which means that even if 90% go and get vaccinated today we still have another SIX WEEKS of lockdown,

    And by then, boosters will magically become part of the equation, and the goalposts will move out again.

    And all this is because of one “bogus” modeler’s assumptions coming up to 90%.

    The only way out of this is to come up with an attainable target and end restrictions then. And that target is 80% first jab – about 2% from where we are now..

    90% won’t happen. There’s a rump of 10+% who just won’t. They are either so disconnected from society that they are outside the messaging, or they are actively anti-vax nutters, or they are “I don’t give a shit” generation Y youngsters.

    John JohnO

    October 4, 2021 at 7:29 am

    • My cut and paste of that MSM headline missed the next line that makes the explicit statement that it means 90% of Aucklanders with the first jab.

      Tom Hunter

      October 4, 2021 at 7:57 am

    • Sorry JohnO , yes you were doing quite well until you got to your 4th and 5th paragraphs.

      Para 4. There is always more than one solution out of a problem, you simply seemed to have ignored what the rest of the world has done. I guess John Key was right, Hermit Kingdom Syndrome.

      Para 5 The Vet will be happy that you have replaced him as the anti Vakkzer and taken on board its rhetoric. Very intelligent discourse but I guess I ‘m not a qualified Virologist like your good self.

      Oh and I wont be getting the Fizzer Vakky, where does that put me on your list.


      October 4, 2021 at 7:58 am

    • Why would anybody in their right mind trust the New Zealand on anything let alone an experimental vaccine that has not been tested according to the standards required before any treatment is authorised for general therapeutic use

      I do not trust the New Zealand Government nor their so called “experts™”, who have been consistently wrong on everything they have said !


      October 4, 2021 at 8:02 am

  4. You will never be fully vaccinated. How long will it take New Zealanders to realise what is happening. There will be a continuous supply of patches and updates for Covid 1984 [give it a Greek alphabet name;] and none of them will do much but clot your brain.. Now who do we know who was famous for developing a continuous and ongoing series of software updates for a mongrel program called Windows ?

    Paul Scott

    October 4, 2021 at 12:39 pm

  5. Hi Tom,

    Yyour title and pic capture Home Detention NZ’s overlords perfectly.

    We keep expecting certainty and sanity where there is none to be had.

    Had to turn off the radio this morning, Nick Mills on Newstalk ZB Wellington is almost completely rabid now, with his no jab no job fervor (linked to 90% vax) and calls for Brian Tamaki’s head on a spike. He’s grasping at anything that might be a lifeline for his hospitality businesses without taking into account that there has been absolutely no promises made that lock downs will end once we hit that magic number. All they have said is that they will be less likely to be needed and 90% will give them options.

    The first I heard of 90% vax target was Stuart Nash’s bet with Mike Hosking – I remember the shock and surprise from both Mike and the National guy, whatever his name is, that 90% was remotely possible. And now its’ a target! LOL.

    BTW, the default ad that keeps popping up on the bottom the screen keeps blocking the post window and the post comment butting. Have swapped from maximised window to unmaximised several times. It works for a while, then it overlays again .. ah, the scroll to bottom of the screen does it, just covered over the post button again.

    Lucia Maria

    October 4, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    • Heh. It was actually my kid’s suggestion, since The Dark Knight is one of their all-time fave movies.

      I’ll leave it to others on this blog to dissect the latest announcements here in NZ since I focus mostly on the USA, but I gather we’re going from levels to steps, which sounds like the Marketing BS I majored in a lifetime ago. The one glimmer of light I saw was her acknowledgement, finally, that “we’ll have to start learning to live with the virus and the sad realities that come with it – cases, hospitalisations and deaths.”

      Better late than never on that and the end of the elimination “strategy”. She, and frankly most of the rest of NZ, were fooled by their own success with the L4 lockdown last year driving case numbers to zero, thinking it would work a second trick with a more infectious virus. Na uh!

      As far as the 90% figure is concerned, Croaking Cassandra (Michael Reddell) had a few things to say about that when he crunched the MOH vax numbers, Vaccinations by age</a href>. We’ve barely cracked that for first jab in the oldest groups, who have had months and all the motivation in the world.

      Tom Hunter

      October 4, 2021 at 8:26 pm

  6. An injection every six months sounds like a drug addiction. Cocaine dependency.


    October 6, 2021 at 6:41 am

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