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  1. NEW ZEALAND … WORKING FROM HOME TRENDS …

    New Zealand PC Market Grows Nearly 40% Due To Work From Home Demand … Scoop NZ News

    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU2009/S00157/new-zealand-pc-market-grows-nearly-40-due-to-work-from-home-demand.htm

    Working from home here to stay after 4 in 10 Kiwis did it during Covid lockdown … Stuff NZ

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/122686786/working-from-home-here-to-stay-after-4-in-10-kiwis-did-it-during-covid-lockdown

    • NEW ZEALAND: OPPOSITION NATIONAL PARTY PROMISES NEW NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE ‘BANK’ …

      National Party pledges consolidation of several existing entities into a national infrastructure “bank” to provide finance and advice for central and local government infrastructure projects … Gareth Vaughan … Interest Co NZ

      https://www.interest.co.nz/news/106966/nationals-infrastructure-bank

      The National Party is pledging to establish a national infrastructure “bank” to provide finance and advice to central and local government infrastructure projects by consolidating several existing entities.

      National says the National Infrastructure Bank would take an inter-generational, long term approach to the financing of infrastructure in New Zealand. It would employ professionals with valuable technical, legal, financial and economic appraisal skills, lifting the quality of engagement in the infrastructure sector, the party says. … read more via hyperlink above …

      … ADDING CONSTRUCTIVELY TO THE OUTSTANDING INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING AND FINANCING PROGRESS BY THE CURRENT LABOUR – LED GOVERNMENT … WITH UNANAMOUS POLITICAL SUPPORT … AS EXPLAINED BY URBAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTER PHIL TWYFORD …

      https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2020/09/macro-afternoon-959/#comment-3978226

      NEW ZEALAND: Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford explains in 2 1/2 minutes the reforms late July (in case you missed it) … essential viewing …

  2. “As decisões dos governos para a diminuição da quarentena deve-se ao facto de os especialistas disporem de um maior conhecimento do vírus, nomeadamente de já ser adquirido que o tempo de incubação é, em média, de 5/6 dias. Mas também de, após mais de 27 milhões de casos, haver maior capacidade de diagnóstico, explica Ricardo Mexia, presidente da Associação Nacional dos Médicos de Saúde Pública. “O encurtamento desse período ajuda a reduzir o impacto na disrupção da vida das pessoas e na economia”, adianta.”

    In Europe where people still do actual science and data, France is cutting quarantine for covid from 14 to 7 days because, after 27 million cases, its not so novel and diagnostics and tracing are much better.

    https://www.dn.pt/pais/vem-ai-a-reducao-do-periodo-de-quarentena-12703998.html

    • FUDINTHENUDMEMBER

      Yah he will, and he’ll have to regardless, with rolling localised lockdows as we lift restrictions. Good chance it’s gonna become a sh1tshow as we open up.

  3. Perhaps they should use this technique to see which spread COVID further […]https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2020/09/sturgis-covid/ BLM or lockdown protests 🙁
    The wonders of technology. Perhaps petrol fumes help it spread faster?