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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

For the fifth consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, ministry of health officials announced on Wednesday. The positive metrics do not end there -- there are also no COVID-19 hospitalizations in the country, following the discharge of a patient from Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. During a press briefing on Wednesday, officials shared the hopeful statistics.

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For the fifth consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, ministry of health officials announced on Wednesday. The positive metrics do not end there " there are also no COVID-19 hospitalizations in the country, following the discharge of a patient from Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

Look at the contrast between New Zealand's competent Prime Minister and the demented orange failure dragging the United States to third world status.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-05-27 05:02 PM | Reply

My daughter got her doctorate in NZ and loved it there.

Maybe besides the natural beauty and the people, it was the competency.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-05-27 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump, thinking quickly, decides to match New Zealand's accomplishments by ordering all American hospitals to shut down.

To prevent the Dems from sabotaging his plan by reopening hospitals to care for the ill, Trump orders that all hospitals be burned to the ground.

The GOP applauds enthusiastically.

-Fin

#3 | Posted by censored at 2020-05-27 05:36 PM | Reply

Yeah, because a country of 5 million is no different than a country of 320 million, right? That's the biggest issue, in some articles I see Liberal media talk about how America failed at such a basic task. They trivialize how difficult a pandemic is just to make a partisan point. Reporting failures is one thing, reporting that containing a world-wide pandemic is a trivial task and nobody should have any problems doing so is just bad journalism.

#4 | Posted by humtake at 2020-05-28 12:31 PM | Reply

#4 | Posted by humtake at

If Donald Trump were in charge of New Zealand, they'd still be in deep ----.

Why the pretense?

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-28 12:34 PM | Reply

Liberal media talk about how America failed at such a basic task.

#4 | Posted by humtake at

YOUR America failed, the one that went golfing last weekend.

MY America worked through the weekend, cleaning up your ----.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-28 12:36 PM | Reply

They trivialize how difficult a pandemic is just to make a partisan point.

#4 | Posted by humtake at

Sort of like saying it will all be gone "like magic"?

You seem to have a hard time understanding why people are pissed off at Donald Trump.

That's just weird.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-28 12:40 PM | Reply

While NZ deserves the praise for their good job, it is skewed a bit to compare it to the US. See link for realistic comparisons.

coronavirus.jhu.edu

#8 | Posted by Daniel at 2020-05-28 01:12 PM | Reply

Yeah, because a country of 5 million is no different than a country of 320 million, right? That's the biggest issue, in some articles I see Liberal media talk about how America failed at such a basic task. They trivialize how difficult a pandemic is just to make a partisan point. Reporting failures is one thing, reporting that containing a world-wide pandemic is a trivial task and nobody should have any problems doing so is just bad journalism.

#4 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

While the smaller population and fact that NZ are islands do make the task simpler it doesn't completely explain the success.

Also, as a larger, richer nation we would (should) have significantly more resources to use to deal with the larger population.

Finally, COVID wasn't introduced randomly or equally across the US. It's presence is not equal across the US. So you wouldn't have had to worry about the full 300+ million for the public health response in the beginning. Which is why Trump's failure to act for 4-6 weeks is so criminally negligent.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-28 02:35 PM | Reply

Unlike the child-raping orange -----------, New Zealand's Prime Minister didn't spend February golfing and holding klan rallies.

#10 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-05-28 07:59 PM | Reply

New Zealand did a great job. Their Prime Minister is awesome.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-28 08:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#11 Yah, but she isn't very good at making up mean names to call people, so at least we have that going for us.

#12 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-28 09:05 PM | Reply

#11 Yah, but she isn't very good at making up mean names to call people, so at least we have that going for us.

#12 | POSTED BY BORED

The ultimate example of American exceptionalism.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-29 12:38 AM | Reply

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