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The Ministry of Health confirmed that the survival rate for COVID-19 is a lot higher than expected.
However, each survival rate can vary between different age groups and people.
In an official information act, leaked to thisquality, it noted relative questions about COVID-19 under the Official Information Act 1982 law. It is unknown who sent the information act request as the Government department blacks out the information that may reveal identities of a requester.
The main question asked, follows: “What’s the survival and recovery rate of the (n)coronavirus 19?”
A response states the survival rate is approximately 97-99%.
“The survival rate of COVID-19 varies across different groups and settings but is approximately around 97-99%.”
“The median recovery rate of COVID-19 is approximately two weeks for mild cases and approximately three to six weeks for severe cases.”
It was also noted that the Government had not approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use in New Zealand after a question was asked about health and safety risk. “All vaccines must
undergo testing in humans in clinical trials to understand their efficacy and safety.”
Another question was asked regarding safety measures that will be put in place to ensure the future safety of victims that may ‘suffer’ from side-effects due to a COVID-19 vaccine.
The answer did not supply much detail: “There has been no COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in New Zealand. Moreover, any vaccine must meet international safety and quality standards before it will receive Medsafe approval.”
However, vaccine administration for treatment of injures is covered by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) New Zealand.
The answer read that the treatment of injuries related to vaccines is covered, as stated: “Treatment injuries associated with the administration of vaccines are covered by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) New Zealand.”