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Data and Model behind your use of the term "Cumulative Risk" for New Zealanders overseas.

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From: Kevin O'Neill

Dear Chris Hipkins,

I would like to see the Data and Model behind your use of the term "Cumulative Risk" about kiwis returning from overseas

1) what does the term "Cumulative Risk" mean

2) how to you get to the number of having 5,000 or 6,000 per day coming into the country

3) what is the estimated number of expected cases from fully vaccinated and tested New Zealanders doing 7 days home quarantine

4 What is the health advice you are waiting on

Yours faithfully,

Kevin O'Neill

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Chris Hipkins

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to write to Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for
COVID-19 Response, Minister of Education, Minister for the Public Sector
and Leader of the House.

We are receiving a significant amount of correspondence at the moment and,
although your email will be carefully considered and noted, it is not
possible to respond to each individual email. However, please note that
this is an automatic response and we will endeavour to respond to your
individual queries as soon as we can.

You can find the latest information and guidance about Alert Levels at
[1]https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and...
The locations of interest are set out
at [2]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
encourage anyone who has been at one of the locations of interest at the
time specified to self-isolate and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453. You
can find the nearest testing centre to you
at [3]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time. If you need to talk, you
can call or text 1737 at any time. Mental health and wellbeing resources
are also available
at [4]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
about the financial support available to individuals and businesses can be
found at [5]https://covid19.govt.nz/business-and-mon....

We also understand that there are several other aspects to the response
that are very important to people. You can find more information about:

o Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ)
at [6]https://www.miq.govt.nz/, including how to request an emergency
allocation
at [7]https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-ze...
make a complaint or request a review of your application by
emailing [8]https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/contact-us....
o Travel with Australia
at [9]https://covid19.govt.nz/travel/quarantin...
you are in Australia, please register
at [10]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ and if it is an emergency,
contact the Consulate on +64 99 20 20 20.
o Vaccines at [11]https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/, including
how to book your vaccine
at [12]https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/... by calling 0800 28
29 26.
o Vaccine data and statistics
at [13]https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/dise...
Medsafe’s vaccine safety monitoring reports
at [14]https://www.medsafe.govt.nz/COVID-19/vac...
o The Government’s plan to reconnect New Zealand with the rest of the
world
at [16]https://covid19.govt.nz/reconnecting-new....

Please remember to take care, and be kind. We have beaten COVID-19 before,
and we can do it again.

Ngā mihi,

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins

Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister for the
Public Sector | Leader of the House | MP for Remutaka

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Kia ora Kevin,
On behalf of Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response, thank you
for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). You
have requested:

 

“1) what does the term "Cumulative Risk" mean

 

2) how to you get to the number of having 5,000 or 6,000 per day coming
into the country

 

3) what is the estimated number of expected cases from fully vaccinated
and tested New Zealanders doing 7 days home quarantine

 

4 What is the health advice you are waiting on”

 

This information appears to be more closely associated with the functions
and responsibilities of the Ministry of Health. Accordingly, I am
transferring your request to the Ministry under section 14(b)(ii) of the
Act.

 

You can expect a response from the Ministry of Health in due course.

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review this decision to transfer your request for information.

 

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

Ngā mihi

 

[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D7B3B9.BED43960 Yuuki
Smithers |
Health
Private
Secretary

Office of
Hon Chris
Hipkins   

Minister
for
COVID-19
Response |
Minister
of
Education
| Minister
for the
Public
Service |
Leader of
the House

Parliament
Buildings,
Private
Bag 18041,
Wellington
6160, New
Zealand

 

 

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Kia ora Kevin,

 

Thank you for your request for official information which was transferred
from the Office of Hon Chris Hipkins and received by the Ministry of
Health on 26 November 2021. The Ministry’s reference number for your
request is H202116747.

 

If you need to contact us at any stage about your request, please quote
this reference number in your correspondence. You requested:

 

“I would like to see the Data and Model behind your use of the term
"Cumulative Risk" about kiwis returning from overseas
1) what does the term "Cumulative Risk" mean
2) how to you get to the number of having 5,000 or 6,000 per day coming
into the country
3) what is the estimated number of expected cases from fully vaccinated
and tested New Zealanders doing 7 days home quarantine
4 What is the health advice you are waiting on”

 

Your request has been logged and you can expect a reply no later than 24
December 2021 as required under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. If
we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we will
notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [1][email address]

 

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