There is a point is there not that after all the attempts to get people vaccinated and all the messaging and promotion – after that, if you still don’t get vaccinated and then you catch it and die, that’s not really on us anymore.
If you are too stupid or pig headed to get the vaccination, your death is on you and we shouldn’t have to waste ICU space on you.
I will defend your right not to get the vaccine while protecting my right to laugh at you when you die.
The problem of course is that the real collateral damage here even at 90% vaccination will be Maori, Pacifica, Old & Poor who will pay the true cost of opening up the borders and moving back to ‘normal’…
Modelling shows even if New Zealand reaches a COVID-19 vaccination rate of 80 percent, there would still be 60,000 hospitalisations and 7000 deaths per year, without restrictions.
…It is because of this that the AntiVaxxers can escape their moment of Darwinism because there is no way Labour can politically allow for large swathes of Maori & Pacifica to die.
This becomes immensely exploitable by ACT.
Thanks to social media, white people in NZ now know how much Maori & Pacifica hate them in the same way men now know post MeToo that women hate them. This means the majority who are now well aware of the minority’s contempt for them will be asked to continue lockdowns because the minority haven’t vaccinated.
If you can’t see the manner in which ACT could exploit that fault line, you probably shouldn’t be commenting on NZ politics.
It is urgent that Labour lift Maori & Pacifica vaccination rates because the exploitation of that by the Right will be merciless.
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