Mike Hosking exposed the parody being played out by the Prime Minister of New Zealand when he clashed with Dr Bloomfield over target zero. (1)
As the celebrated medical mouth piece prevaricated, obfuscated and spluttered his way through the tsunami of relentless demands for a straight answer, Hosking finally nailed him with:
“And in not tolerating the virus, you need to get rid of the virus and to get rid of the virus you need some zeros. You haven’t got zeros, you’re not going to get zeros. Elimination doesn’t work.”
Labour picked up a lifebuoy Denmark threw New Zealand’s way, saving Jacinda’s mob from having their lack of covid management plan completely expose, when the Danes supplied 500,000 doses of Pfizer. (2)
The missing covid management plan, is also available from Denmark where their Prime Minister has announced that they are learning to co-exist with Covid.
Other European countries are moving along the same road and is America is easing its coronavirus travel restrictions, re-opening to passengers from the UK, EU and other nations. From November, foreign travellers will be allowed to fly into the US if they are fully vaccinated, and undergo testing and contact tracing. (3)
Back here, it is my assessment that Dr Bloomfield is being used as the stooge to allow Labour to change their language over the next few weeks (as we have seen to have been their strategy in the past) and redefine “elimination” as meaning what the government wants it to mean – depending on the political polls rather than medical reality.
Level 4 under covid-19 was to prevent hospitals being overloaded. That never happened and in spite of many health workers NOT vaccinating.
Delta was sold as the killer of all killers- yet one dead since its arrival, does tend to expose that line as more political posturing performances before a disappointingly gullible mass, but which may well shrink as clarions like Hosking champion the causes of economic reality and mental madness.
Oh! And, bring back Sean Plunket.
Ross Meurant, graduate in politics both at university and as a Member of Parliament; formerly police inspector in charge of Auckland spies; currently Honorary Consul for an African state’ Trustee and CEO of Russian owned commercial assets in New Zealand and has international business interests.