50 days ago

PROOF. Vaccination reduces severe illness (the vaxxed can spread COVID, but are less likely to get really sick themselves)

Jan from The Wood

Yes it’s true, people who have been vaccinated can spread COVID, and over time the vaccinated have an increasing chance of a mild illness when exposed to COVID, but protection against a severe illness declines slowly, ( as it does in tetanus vaccines for example). This is why booster shots are being offered.
New Zealand / The World has not been able to stamp out the transmission of COVID, so the next best things are to try and not catch it (isolate, wear your mask, etc) and/or reduce the severity of the illness.
Vaccination reduces the individuals chance of getting really sick.
Read it for yourself here.

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1 day ago

Sign up for The Antidote: 5 happy things to read about each day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

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18 hours ago

Carters bodysuit clearance

Mary Jane from Lemon Tree Lane

If you need a few extra clothes for the little ones this summer
then you will want to check out our sale stand.
40% off the marked price of selected Carters bodysuits - while stock lasts.

First in ... best dressed!

1 day ago

Discover care without compromise at Green Gables.


Community is at the heart of everything Oceania does, and sunny Nelson’s Green Gables is no different. Oceania resident, Marie, loves being part of the community, saying “This is the place I’ve been able to make friends.”

Reflecting on when she first moved to her Oceania Care Suite, Marie says, “The Guest Services Manager got to know me in the first week. We had dinner.” Adding with a smile, “The chef here is absolutely marvellous.”

But Marie’s social life isn’t limited to delicious dinner dates, as there’s always something happening. “The Guest Services Manager gets to know the residents and what they want to do. Everyone is different and has different needs. They’ll arrange things for what we want to do.”

When it comes to her spacious Care Suite, Marie couldn’t be happier. “I love my room. I have a little outside patio area. I can boil the jug and make myself a cup of tea. I can entertain friends here. I have miles of photos up, I like having lots of photos around me.”

At Oceania, Marie has found that feeling many of us are searching for, “I wake up every morning and feel good.”

If you would like to learn more about Green Gables’ luxury Care Suites offering Rest Home and Hospital care, please call Jackie on 0800 333 688.
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