Every time I got the flu shot I would end up really sick from the reactions afterwards. It was like I had the flu really bad. So for the last 10 years I've stopped taking the flu shot, and I've had the flu just once or twice in that last ten years. I am still yet to get covid but I have had my 3 shots just so to be prepared.
I am exactly the same. Only twice I have had the flu and only after traveling to bowling comps with others who are coughing and sneezing in the car.
My late old man was the same. Last time he had the flu injection he ended up in hospital.
I have been testing my wife and I for Covid over the past week. She is positive and I am showing negative. We both feel fine however.
 
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‘Hybrid working’ is what is being sold at my workplace. Most people working from home but the odd compulsory day in the office- depending on the role that varies from 1 day a week to one day a quarter.
Ironically during covid I moved closer to my work by about 30mins but my boss lives 3 hours away. We are Sydney based but a number of our team live in Melbourne, I’m even allowed to work from NZ when I go back for visits etc
I got told come back to the office from my boss as one of the other directors was wanting everyone back. I tried to play the I've got renovations going on card to my boss but he's in the same situation.

My team has 4 us based in the head office

That Monday it was only me and a guy from Christchurch in the office. The rest of the week it was either me and one of the others. Since than my boss has hardly been in and our project manager who before covid got told to come into the office have barely been in.

When the kids are at school working from home is great as it's quiet instead of the disruptions I get in the office.

Also instead of making my lunch I can get more variety at home.
 
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I've only known of one person who has had a reaction to the flu vaccine. That ended up with the injection area being hard and pusy (not sure of the spelling but no I don't need the extra s).

I usually have a sore arm overnight and feel like I have a cold for a day.

Not sure if the vaccine covers the dreaded man flu though.
 
Our family had covid about a month ago.

Myself and our 3 kids recovered pretty quick but my wife a month later still has a constant bad headache. Initially she would take pain killers and they wouldn’t work. Now a month later she gets 4 hours relief before the headache comes back.

She is slowly getting better but basically living on painkillers with a constant headache. Long covid 🤕
 
Our family had covid about a month ago.

Myself and our 3 kids recovered pretty quick but my wife a month later still has a constant bad headache. Initially she would take pain killers and they wouldn’t work. Now a month later she gets 4 hours relief before the headache comes back.

She is slowly getting better but basically living on painkillers with a constant headache. Long covid 🤕
Sorry mate. Hopefully you guys are going to get better soon. I am sure that vaccinations and mandates have saved us from a lot worse affects
 
8028 Community Cases

16 Deaths

PCR's: 214
RAT's: 7814

Auckland - 2584
Canterbury - 1225
Wellington - 744
Southern - 733
Waikato - 465
Hutt Valley - 301
Nelson - 281
Bay of Plenty - 274
Hawkes Bay - 257
Taranaki - 251
Mid Central - 217
Northland - 169
Lakes - 111
South Canterbury - 108
Wairarapa - 88
Tairawhiti - 87
Whanganui - 76
West Coast - 55
Unknown - 3
 

COVID-19 deaths​

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 16 people with COVID-19. All these deaths occurred within the past seven days.

They take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,488 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; four were from the Auckland region, two were from Waikato, two were from Hawke’s Bay, one was from MidCentral, two were from Taranaki, one was from Wairarapa, one from Wellington, two were from Canterbury, and one was from the Southern region.

One person was aged between 10 and 19 years, three were in their 70s, six were in their 80s and six were over 90. Of these people, 11 were male and five were female.

This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.
 

Vaccinations administered in New Zealand​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,410 first doses; 3,980,708 second doses; 32,979 third primary doses; 2,680,619 booster doses: 264,098 paediatric first doses and 132,894 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 36 first doses; 62 second doses; 26 third primary doses; 1,183 booster doses; 37 paediatric first doses and 365 paediatric second doses

People vaccinated​

  • All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,290 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,839 second dose (95.2%), 2,656,418 boosted (of the 18+ population) (72.9% of those eligible)
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,717 first dose (91.4%); 504,994 second dose (88.4%), 239,844 boosted (of the 18+ population) (56% of those eligible)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,407 first dose (98.5%); 277,652 second dose (96.9%), 144,603 boosted (of the 18+ population) (60% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (all ethnicities): 13,052 boosted (13% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Māori): 1,240 boosted (6.2% of those eligible)
  • 16 to 17 year old booster uptake (Pacific Peoples): 819 boosted (8% of those eligible)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 260,507 first dose (54.7%); 129,299 second dose (27.1%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 41,148 first dose (35.6%); 15,134 second dose (13.1%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,836 first dose (48.3%); 8,401 second dose (17%)
 

Hospitalisations​

  • Cases in hospital: total number 383: Northland: 4; Waitematā: 71; Counties Manukau: 43; Auckland: 56; Waikato: 33; Bay of Plenty: 5; Lakes: 19; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 9; Taranaki: 10; Whanganui: 3; MidCentral: 15; Wairarapa: 9; Hutt Valley: 13; Capital and Coast: 20; Nelson Marlborough: 13; Canterbury: 32; South Canterbury: 4; West Coast: 0; Southern: 23.
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 63
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 7
 

Tests​

  • Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 3,311
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 14,817
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 2,976
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last seven days as of 27 June 2022): 200,000
 
I haven't posted one of these in a while. So enjoy.


28th June 2022

853 Days since covid arrived in NZ - 28th February 2020

103 Days to eliminate the first wave - 8th June 2020

9 Days later before covid returned in MIQ - 17th June 2020

Spent 622 days in the 4 Tier Level System - 21st March 2020 - 2nd December 2021

Gave us time to start vaccinations - 501 days ago - 14th February 2021

316 days since Delta hit - became our 2nd wave - 18th August 2021

209 Days of the Traffic Light System - 3rd December 2021

77 Days in Orange for: - 14th April 2022

All of NZ

197 Days since Auckland borders were removed - 15th December 2021

190 Days since Omicron appeared in MIQ - 17th December 2021

182 Days since Omicron appeared in the community - 29th December 2021

164 Days since Vaccinations started for 5-12 year olds - 17th January 2022

149 Days since Omicron became the main variant - 1st February 2022

137 Days Covid Cases over 500 a day - 13th February 2022

133 Days Covid Cases Over 1000 a day - 16th February 2022

132 Days Covid Cases Over 1500 a day - 17th February 2022

129 Days Covid Cases Over 2000 a day - 20th February 2022

128 Days Covid Cases Over 2500 a day - 20th February 2022

115 Days out of 125 days covid cases over 5000 a day with 10 days not over 500 - 22nd, 29th May, 5th, 6th, 13th, 18th, 19th
20th, 26th June 2022 - 27th June 2022

68 Days since covid Covid Cases were not over 10,000 a day - 22nd April 2022

97 Days since Covid Cases were not over 20,000 a day - 25th March - 2022

119 Days since Anti Mandate Rally at Parliament was broken up by Police - 2nd March 2022

122 Days since Kiwis can come back from Australia having to be vaccinated and self isolate - 28th February 2022

118 Days since Kiwis can come back from Australia having to be vaccinated but doesn't need to self isolate - 3rd March 2022

117 Days since Kiwis can come back from anywhere in the world having to be vaccinated - 5th March 2022

96 Days of no longer require QR Codes - 26th March 2022

77 Days of sports events outside can no go ahead with full crowds - 26th March 2022

78 Days Australian Visitors can come to NZ without isolating - 13th April 2022.

77 Days All Gathering Limits have been removed -- 14th April 2022

68 Days since Omicron XE has been found in NZ - 23rd April 2022

60 Days since Omicron BA 4 has been found in NZ - 1st May 2022

59 Days since most vaccinated international visitors can re-enter NZ - 2nd May 2022

52 Days since Omicron BA 5 has been found in NZ - 8th May 2022

50 Days since we reached 1 Million Covid Cases - 10th May 2022 - Taking 803 Days

43 Days since we reached 1 Million Recovered Cases - 17th May 2022 - Taking 810 Days

42 Days since we reached 1 Thousand Covid Deaths - 18th May 2022 - Taking 811 Days

35 Days since Omicron BA 2.12, 4, and 5 were reported in the Community - 25th May 2022
 

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Our family had covid about a month ago.

Myself and our 3 kids recovered pretty quick but my wife a month later still has a constant bad headache. Initially she would take pain killers and they wouldn’t work. Now a month later she gets 4 hours relief before the headache comes back.

She is slowly getting better but basically living on painkillers with a constant headache. Long covid 🤕
Well, I thought I had covid a few months back but continued to test negative. Seemed to have all the symptoms and felt like shit. My oldest son came home with it that same week and luckily had very mild reaction.

Then, around four weeks ago I went to Christchurch for business for a day. Came home and didnt feel great. Put it down to the flights which I dont enjoy, usually get blocked ears or sinus and takes a day or two to get over so didnt think much of it. Developed a bit of a chesty cough and a sore throat over the next couple of days. did RATs and tested negative. Around day three or four got smashed quite hard, tested positive and ended up in bed sleeping for the best part of 3 days. Bad cough, no energy, no concentration, cold shakes and sweats at various times. for me it would be similar feeling and symptoms to the worst flu I have had (no blocked or runny nose though) but probably twice as bad. Wife showed similar symptoms but 2 or 3 days behind mine and tested positive but hers was mild compared to mine. son who had covid previously was fine and other son who hasn't had it but is vaxed didn't get it at all. Its taken until this week to get back to somewhere around normal. Still have spells of tiredness, have a bit of a nagging cough, but the worst part is a tightness in the lungs (best way I can describe it) I don't have trouble breathing but there is a tightness i can feel and when I try and do somethings that I had been easily capable of i need to take a break. mowing the lawns for example, I managed to just get through and compete but I was absolutely exhausted and needed to take a long break after that. I have heard from others who have similar issues, all men so far. Generally fit people previously who are struggling to return to doing their normal things. Rounds of golf not able to be gotten through, road cyclists who usually spend hours on a ride having to stop after 20-30minutes etc.

then there are others who seem to get very mild symptoms and recover completely very quickly
 
Well, I thought I had covid a few months back but continued to test negative. Seemed to have all the symptoms and felt like shit. My oldest son came home with it that same week and luckily had very mild reaction.

Then, around four weeks ago I went to Christchurch for business for a day. Came home and didnt feel great. Put it down to the flights which I dont enjoy, usually get blocked ears or sinus and takes a day or two to get over so didnt think much of it. Developed a bit of a chesty cough and a sore throat over the next couple of days. did RATs and tested negative. Around day three or four got smashed quite hard, tested positive and ended up in bed sleeping for the best part of 3 days. Bad cough, no energy, no concentration, cold shakes and sweats at various times. for me it would be similar feeling and symptoms to the worst flu I have had (no blocked or runny nose though) but probably twice as bad. Wife showed similar symptoms but 2 or 3 days behind mine and tested positive but hers was mild compared to mine. son who had covid previously was fine and other son who hasn't had it but is vaxed didn't get it at all. Its taken until this week to get back to somewhere around normal. Still have spells of tiredness, have a bit of a nagging cough, but the worst part is a tightness in the lungs (best way I can describe it) I don't have trouble breathing but there is a tightness i can feel and when I try and do somethings that I had been easily capable of i need to take a break. mowing the lawns for example, I managed to just get through and compete but I was absolutely exhausted and needed to take a long break after that. I have heard from others who have similar issues, all men so far. Generally fit people previously who are struggling to return to doing their normal things. Rounds of golf not able to be gotten through, road cyclists who usually spend hours on a ride having to stop after 20-30minutes etc.

then there are others who seem to get very mild symptoms and recover completely very quickly
My wife has recently tested positive and has been not feeling well for a few days. Mainly just tired. I have been testing myself every second day and had a few days feeling tired with a runny nose but every test has been negative.
Not sure I put too much faith in the RATS testing
 
My wife has recently tested positive and has been not feeling well for a few days. Mainly just tired. I have been testing myself every second day and had a few days feeling tired with a runny nose but every test has been negative.
Not sure I put too much faith in the RATS testing
It took me 4 days of symptoms before I got a positive and even then the line was so faint that it barely registered.

We started doing the down the back of the throat as people have suggested. Seemed more likely to get a positive and with kids it was a bit easier than wrestling with them until you get the test completed.
 
7829 Community Cases

15 Deaths


PCR's: 293
RAT's: 7536

Auckland - 2519
Canterbury - 1219
Wellington - 715
Southern - 679
Waikato - 476
Bay of Plenty - 329
Hutt Valley - 320
Nelson - 260
Hawkes Bay - 251
Mid Central - 223
Taranaki - 204
Northland - 141
South Canterbury - 103
Lakes - 100
Whanganui - 92
Wairarapa - 74
Tairawhiti - 62
West Coast - 59
Unknown - 3
 

COVID-19 deaths​

Today we are sadly reporting the deaths of 15 people with COVID-19. All these deaths occurred within the past nine days.

They take the total number of publicly reported deaths with COVID-19 to 1,503 and the seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12. 

Of the people whose deaths we are reporting today; three were from the Auckland region, one was from Waikato, one was from Lakes, two were from Bay of Plenty, two were from Taranaki, one was from the Wellington region, one was from Nelson Marlborough, one was from Canterbury, one was from West Coast, and two were from the Southern region.

One person was in their twenties, one was in their fifties, five were in their 70s, three were in their 80s and five were over 90. Of these people, six were male and nine were female.

This is a very sad time for whānau and friends and our thoughts and condolences are with them. Out of respect, we will be making no further comment on these deaths.
 
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Vaccinations administered in New Zealand​

  • Vaccines administered to date: 4,028,458 first doses; 3,981,036 second doses; 33,017 third primary doses; 2,687,415 booster doses: 264,140 paediatric first doses and 133,158 paediatric second doses
  • Vaccines administered yesterday: 40 first doses; 319 second doses; 60 third primary doses; 6,674 booster doses; 30 paediatric first doses and 254 paediatric second doses

People vaccinated​

  • All ethnicities (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 4,054,345 first dose (96.3%); 4,005,900 second dose (95.2%), 2,657,334 boosted (of the 18+ population) (72.9% of those eligible)
  • Māori (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 521,768 first dose (91.4%); 505,056 second dose (88.4%), 240,008 boosted (of the 18+ population) (56% of those eligible)
  • Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people aged 12+): 282,420 first dose (98.5%); 277,667 second dose (96.9%), 144,722 boosted (of the 18+ population) (60% of those eligible)
  • 16- to 17-year-old booster uptake (all ethnicities): 13,157 boosted (13.1% of those eligible)
  • 16- to 17-year-old booster uptake (Māori): 1,248 boosted (6.3% of those eligible)
  • 16- to 17-year-old booster uptake (Pacific Peoples): 823 boosted (8.1% of those eligible)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds all ethnicities: 260,537 first dose (54.7%); 129,551 second dose (27.2%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Māori: 41,161 first dose (35.6%); 15,180 second dose (13.1%)
  • 5 to 11-year-olds - Pacific Peoples: 23,841 first dose (48.3%); 8,419 second dose (17%)
 

Hospitalisations​

  • Cases in hospital: total number 395: Northland: 4; Waitematā: 70; Counties Manukau: 42; Auckland: 57; Waikato: 30; Bay of Plenty: 7; Lakes: 21; Tairāwhiti: 1; Hawke’s Bay: 12; Taranaki: 10; Whanganui: 1; MidCentral: 15; Wairarapa: 7; Hutt Valley: 13; Capital and Coast: 24; Nelson Marlborough: 12; Canterbury: 39; South Canterbury: 3; West Coast: 0; Southern: 27.
  • Average age of current hospitalisations: 63
  • Cases in ICU or HDU: 8
  • Vaccination status of new admissions to hospital: Unvaccinated or not eligible (46 cases / 16%); partially immunised <7 days from second dose or have only received one dose (4 cases / 1%); double vaccinated at least 7 days before being reported as a case (58 cases / 20%); Received booster at least 7 days before being reported as a case (184 cases / 63%).
 

Tests​

  • Number of PCR tests total (last 24 hours): 3,772
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests reported total (last 24 hours): 13,847
  • PCR tests rolling average (last 7 days): 3,010
  • Number of Rapid Antigen Tests dispatched (last seven days as of 28 June 2022): 100,000
 
I was wandering when our next level announcement would be as they were meant to be on a regular cycle again. It was every two weeks for a while then they said mid May with no date and randomly announced it one day. It was then supposed to be in June. We are nearly in July now.

Articles like this likely mean we will be on the status quo.

This looks like their low vaccination rates coming back to bite them.

 
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