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Foveaux  ·  78 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 11, 2020

Good call on the online stuff - we're just going through some tests of our systems to shift entirely to online here in NZ. Our postgrad papers are all online but the undergrad is normally exam based and comes with some decent tutorials. We haven't been hit by it but I'm glad we're preparing as we're going to enter our flu season next month!

kantos  ·  78 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oddly enough, our department's dean forwarded an e-mail yesterday stating they weren't planning on going online yet. BUT, there have been whispers to faculty to get ready just in case, so the swap after a week of break should be ez pz. No time like the present to do your testing.

I see Australia's got some cases. I'm not too savvy on that corner of the globe, does NZ get a lot of traffic from AUS, or susceptible from tourism?

Foveaux  ·  78 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah we're just trying to get things ready in case we have to - we're a part of the Medical School unfortunately so I have no idea how they're going to handle the clinical side of things for the aspiring Drs. They'll figure it out though.

Yeah we have a lot of back and forth with Australia though it's more us to them than the reverse. Tourism is a huge part of the NZ economy too, we'll feel a pinch eventually I think. Right now it's business as usual, but everyone is giving the future a side-eye just in case.

I say we haven't been hit, we've actually had 5 cases but the number hasn't jumped for a while. But the old incubation time before symptoms show might be holding things back.

kantos  ·  78 days ago  ·  link  ·  

5 ain't bad! Interested to see how it is a few weeks from now.