Covid19: New Zealand vs Ireland

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Ireland is an island country with a population of 5 million. So is New Zealand. The countries are roughly comparable in some ways.

Which country is doing better?

RoI has 263 deaths, or 53 deaths per million population.

NZ has 1 death, or 0.2 deaths per million population.

Call me old-fashioned, and I know that many posters will vehemently disagree, but New Zealand seems to be doing better than Ireland with covid19.

What are the factors that explain this? Are they related to public policy or some other unknown factors?

If policy related, what has New Zealand done that we did not do, or visa versa?

Please share your insights.
 
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Ireland is an island country with a population of 5 million. So is New Zealand. The countries are roughly comparable in some ways.

Which country is doing better?

RoI has 263 deaths, or 53 deaths per million population.

NZ has 1 death, or 0.2 deaths per million population.

Call me old-fashioned, and I know that many posters will vehemently disagree, but New Zealand seems to be doing better than Ireland with covid19.

What are the factors that explain this? Are they related to public policy or some other unknown factors?

If policy related, what has New Zealand done that we did not do, or visa versa?

Please share your insights.
It's also far more remote and isolated - whereas Ireland is a short hop from an entire continent that it's deeply integrated with..

Later, the alphabet...
 

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How about seasons , its their Summer Autumn , June to Aug is their peak flu season
A possible factor, although the North Island and South Island have different climates.
 

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It's also far more remote and isolated - whereas Ireland is a short hop from an entire continent that it's deeply integrated with..

Later, the alphabet...
Geographic isolation is a possible factor, but have you heard of air travel?

NZ is a massive tourist destination and their own citizens are inveterate travellers.
 

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A possible factor, although the North Island and South Island have different climates.
there is a couple of things here, sunlight is a steraliser (higher UV levels int he summer) , secondly people have higher Vit D levels in summer than winter, people are healthier. North or South Island would benefit equally.
 

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Ireland is an island country with a population of 5 million. So is New Zealand. The countries are roughly comparable in some ways.

Which country is doing better?

RoI has 263 deaths, or 53 deaths per million population.

NZ has 1 death, or 0.2 deaths per million population.

Call me old-fashioned, and I know that many posters will vehemently disagree, but New Zealand seems to be doing better than Ireland with covid19.

What are the factors that explain this? Are they related to public policy or some other unknown factors?

If policy related, what has New Zealand done that we did not do, or visa versa?

Please share your insights.
correction - the population of Ireland is c. 6.5 million.

I doubt that many from NZ travelled to Cheltenham & back,
or went skiing in N Italy in February this year.
& because the virus was late getting to NZ, they have been able to learn from the mistakes of others.
 

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there is a couple of things here, sunlight is a steraliser (higher UV levels int he summer) , secondly people have higher Vit D levels in summer than winter, people are healthier. North or South Island would benefit equally.
Had not heard that UV could be a factor.

However, if it is, the entire southern hemisphere has higher UV than then northern hemisphere because of the ozone hole over Antarctica.

Come back Ozone Hole, all is forgiven! We love you!
 

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Geographic isolation is a possible factor, but have you heard of air travel?

NZ is a massive tourist destination and their own citizens are inveterate travellers.

Not just a possible factor ..it is THE factor. new Zealand is very very isolated and not interlinked , as you'd find out if you ever visited.

Distance to Sydney 2300 miles

Distance from Dublin to London - one of the most populous multi cultural cities in the world .
288 miles
 

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Volatire

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Not just a possible factor ..it is THE factor. new Zealand is very very isolated and not interlinked , as you'd find out if you ever visited.

Distance to Sydney 2300 miles

Distance from Dublin to London - one of the most populous multi cultural cities in the world .
288 miles
You have clearly never visited New Zealand. Crawling with foreigners, with many owning homes there.
 

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You have clearly never visited New Zealand. Crawling with foreigners, with many owning homes there.
3 times ..and it certainly isn't "crawling" with foreigners to use your sick terminology.
The country isnt crawling with anyone ...its massively under populated and is 3 times the size of Ireland with the same population.
And Ireland is one of the least densely populated parts of Europe.

But keep parading your complete factual ignorance ...it'd be a shame if you disappointed us now after so many successful examples
 

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3 times ..and it certainly isn't "crawling" with foreigners to use your sick terminology.
The country isnt crawling with anyone ...its massively under populated and is 3 times the size of Ireland with the same population.
And Ireland is one of the least densely populated parts of Europe.

But keep parading your complete factual ignorance ...it'd be a shame if you disappointed us now after so many successful examples
You have clearly never visited New Zealand. If anything it is more urbanised that Ireland (stats say ~80% vs ~60%)

NZ is not "underpopulated". It just has large wilderness and agri areas.

Funny you never noticed this during your fantasy visits.
 

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You have clearly never visited New Zealand. If anything it is more urbanised that Ireland (stats say ~80% vs ~60%)

NZ is not "underpopulated". It just has large wilderness and agri areas.

Funny you never noticed this during your fantasy visits.

All them hills and glaciers do stop them 5-G signals, so they do.
 


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