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

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.