The calls for resignations by Todd Muller over Covid 19 incidents last week is desperation politics by National.
Yes there have been some incidents of poor monitoring of inbound travellers . Yes that’s unacceptable but so is the behaviour of people who break a trust when given compassionate permission to travel .
And the response to those incidents has been considerable – eg bringing the army in to help monitor the border.
But really Mr Mulller – calling for resignations? Get a grip.
There have been 22 deaths in Aotearoa /NZ from Covid 19 – that’s 4.5 deaths per million of us.
Ireland (which has a similar total population size to us) has had 353.15 deaths per million.
Finland( again a country of similar size) has had 59.08 deaths per million.
And Belgium with a population a bit more than double ours – 847.74 deaths per million.
Our Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield, his team and the government have done an outstanding job in keeping many people alive in our country who would be dead by now if they had happened to be in any of the above countries when this pandemic struck.
Let’s accentuate the positive and deal with the negative.
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.