Here we go, grotesque Government incompetence, the second shoe to drop. This is fucking outrageous and makes mockery of Jacinda’s claims of being all over this…
People with coronavirus-type symptoms are reportedly being turned away from testing at Wellington Hospital because they don’t fit strict criteria.
As the Government awaits the results of two more people “highly suspicious” of having the virus, a senior Wellington Hospital doctor has told Stuff, under the condition of anonymity, that tests for Covid-19 were being refused for patients, even if they were showing symptoms of the virus.
These are people who had been to countries including the United States, parts of Europe, Vietnam, and Australia.
“Each of these regions has instances of apparent community coronavirus spread,” the doctor said.
…this means of simply ignoring the scale of the problem smells similar to the measles epidemic fuck up where we didn’t get enough vaccinations and so instead of vaccinating everyone, we just vaccinated the most vulnerable.
It’s the usual do it as cheap as possible parameters that any Government Agency in NZ operates under.
Here we have a situation that states because people arriving with symptoms aren’t from designated countries like Iran and China, then there’s no testing available.
Conspiracy theorists will claim it’s the Government hiding the true scale of infection, trust me, I wish our Wellington bureaucrats were that clever, this is just obscene stupidity based on their usual cheapness.
It’s a fucking joke and if Jacinda isn’t careful, we will see a pandemic break out and she will get the blame for it erupting because her incompetent Wellington bureaucrats are being their usual bureaucratic Wellington selves.
If anyone is arriving with symptoms they should be tested, it doesn’t matter if they aren’t from China or fucking Iran, the bloody thing can hide in the community, it needs testing now.
I’d demand to know where David Clark is, but it’s best he’s kept as far away from any crisis as possible.
In NZ we are always a day late and a dollar short. Usually that casual laid backness masquerades for what passes as charm, but in the case of a pandemic can someone please start, you know, being proactive and not our usual slack bullshit selves?