The over hyped manner in which the media are reporting the Rydges case as a seperate new eruption of the virus is so irresponsible because the process to quell this outbreak is actually working very well, all things considered.
What we are seeing with the plethora of leak revelations from the quarantine process is the issue of capacity.
We are asking a neoliberal State that has been purposely starved of public service resource for 35 years to suddenly protect all the people.
In this Covid response, I’m not looking for perfection from my Government because perfection isn’t possible when you starve a public system of funding, I’m looking for people who can adapt, learn & respond in real time with a true value to protect public health!
I see that in Labour’s response.
I see only dangerous game playing from National.
As we continue to learn to respond to this pandemic, alongside the myriad of problems a system run by humans brings with it, I look to those who can fix the problems, not simply leverage political point scoring.
Jacinda doing her best is far preferable to Judith doing her worst.
Beyond the immediacy of this pandemic and beyond the Election, we need a long discussion about self sufficiency and rebuilding our economy in a genuinely sustainable and green manner because this requirement for solidarity and the common good has been laid bare by this plague.
It’s not ‘Socialism by stealth’ if the entire country is calling out for it.
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