An anti-lockdown letter in one of New Zealand’s top medical journals by “Covid Plan B” academics has drawn the scorn of the Ministry of Health’s top advisers.
The letter to the editor in the NZ Journal of Primary Health Care from academics of several top universities claims New Zealand is “one of few countries chasing elimination of Covid-19” and that it is “stamping out livelihoods and lives”.
The co-authors of the letter include two University of Auckland senior lecturers in public health, an AUT University professor of public health and a Victoria University law professor.
Among the disputed claims in the letter are that a safe and effective vaccine is “at best four years away” and income loss to Kiwi workers through the elimination strategy will result in a “330-fold greater loss of life” than less-severe flattening-the-curve approaches.
The realisation by those in NZ who make money from hyper tourism, exploiting migrant workers and exploiting international students is that the NZ domestic population are more than happy to keep the borders shut to stave off the images of pandemic that are coming out of Europe and America.
This means the Death Cult Capitalists have to scare Kiwis into seeing the economic damage as greater than the public health carnage. Expect the Death Cult Capitalists to get more and more shrill as their wealth starts to become impacted by the border shut down.
The one thing the Death Cult Capitalists have gotten right is the time frame to herd immunity. The issues of rolling out this vaccine to everyone will be a huge challenge that will need to become an annual ritual requiring 75% to gain herd immunity. The logistics of that are huge and we will be lucky to reach 75% globally by the end of 2022, so the economic damage won’t really start healing for another 2 years and we will continue having the borders closed.
IF we are lucky, it could easily be 4 years.
This requires a strategy from the Government that is far larger than what they have so far come up with, and if they can’t get a vision that is articulated up quickly enough, the frustration of those haemorrhaging economically will turn septic.
We are not out of this pandemic yet, we are barely at the mid point.
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