Comrade Trotter has every right to be angry.
As an older New Zealander, he is in the target market for Covid if it gets lose here.
Make no mistake, our underfunded, debt ridden health system couldn’t cope with a pandemic, look at their terrifying incompetence when it came to the measles epidemic last year!
We have to keep the virus out at the border with strict quarantine protocols, but let’s not go throwing the Minister out with the bathwater.
Tova O’Brien’s school of gotcha journalism managed to turn Clark’s obvious anger at the lack of oversight into some great betrayal of a puppy eyed public servant. The story gained immediate traction with the Wellington Twitteratti who are all mostly employed in the public sector and see Blomfield as a sex symbol.
As far as I’m concerned, David Clark can take a dump on Blomfield’s chest and all I would care about is community transmission, because that is ultimately what matters here.
Hysterical anger at border failures is only legitimate IF they result in community spread, and what are the stats on this?
Right, so beyond the Tova’s gotchas, National’s fake homelessness lies and everyones trigger rages, NZ is still one of the best Covid outcomes to date.
The true enormity of this plague is still not appreciated by many. We have an enormous road back in front of us, but let’s reserve the anger for when there is an actual realised threat.
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