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It is appropriate that I define further with what I mean in calling for the government to adopt a far more nuanced approach to dealing with community cases of Covid rather than continuing with their blunt stick, one glove fits all, mantra.

Looking at the South Auckland cluster and far better were the Papatoetoe/Manakau areas to be subjected to a Level 4 curfew with the remainder of ‘South’ Auckland (defined as the area south of the Harbour Bridge through to Drury) at Level 2 and the rest of the country remaining at Level 1. The guiding principle should be to cause the least possible disruption to the greatest number mirroring what the NSW government did with the Northern Beaches cluster … and it worked.

Seems this government has neither the wit nor wisdom to realise that their blunt stick approach is alienating the public and can only serve to make ‘their’ job more difficult.

Written by The Veteran

March 2, 2021 at 12:19 pm

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  1. Over the last few days I have heard Ardern, Robertson and Bloomfield all interviewed separately and asked about the NSW method of coping with covid. Their answers were all so vague I am not sure they have the collective nous to work out how to introduce and administer such a successful system.

    The thickos are in charge.


    March 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm

  2. Vet, you always knew these people have no brains and less intelligence.


    March 2, 2021 at 1:32 pm

  3. I did suggest during the first community cluster that Police investigators take over when the contract tracers hit a brick wall. I’m sure their body language and interviewing skills might have proven this current deception a lot earlier×10.jpg?1614639212


    March 2, 2021 at 2:12 pm

  4. You are trying to force people to act in totally unnatural ways, against their own interests to meet some unobtainable goals set by ivory tower theorists – these are the ways of Mao and Stalin.

    And the sad thing is that you don’t see it.


    March 2, 2021 at 2:34 pm

  5. All has me thinking of swatting a house fly with a baseball bat, Fly survives but collateral damage actually quite serious!


    March 2, 2021 at 4:32 pm

  6. Oh hey look here…some of the stuff Florida is doing in its nuanced approach rather than our dear Leaders ignorant approach

    “From the outset, Florida has been steadfast in focusing efforts on the protection of the elderly. We rejected the policy of sending contagious COVID patients back into nursing homes; indeed, we prohibited the practice. Florida also established COVID-only nursing facilities so that infections in long-term care facilities could be more effectively contained,” the governor added. “And perhaps most importantly, we are prioritizing our senior citizens for vaccinations. Florida is putting Seniors First because it is the best strategy to save lives and is the best way to honor our elders from whom we draw inspiration. We have vaccinated millions of seniors throughout Florida – parents, grandparents, veterans of the second world war, survivors of the holocaust.”

    The Governor of Florida.

    Seems sensible to me.

    In Germany over 80’s get prioritised first. The big boss of the German company I am associated with who is over 80 has had 2 shots.

    His wife under 80, zero.shots

    Any way a few free ideas for Plan B

    We could train up volunteer housewifes as covid rsponders in the community.
    We could position our Naval hospital ships in our key ports to cope with the over flow
    We could promote and store large quantities of Vit C
    We could promote and store large quantities of Vit D
    We could promote and store large quantities of tonic water (quinine)
    We could invent 2 x water bottle belts so every 15 minutes people could have a swig of water (apparently puts the viurs into the gut where it is killed)
    We could subsidise sunlamps
    We could promote through our supine media healthy eating
    We could promote through our supine media statistical and factual reporting (reducing the fear factor)
    We could put airlocks into resthomes and 15 minute swab results.


    March 3, 2021 at 9:46 pm

  7. Andrei … another patronising comment. Water off a ducks back. Your truths are not my truths but if you want to align yourself with Billy Te Kahika’s ‘Covid is a hoax’ conspiracy theories then be my guest.

    For the record I’m interested in the possible … not the impossible. My post was a measured response to the blunt end instrument which is the hallmark of Labour’s approach.

    Note you didn’t include your poster boy Putin along with Mao and Stalin.

    The Veteran

    March 4, 2021 at 10:30 am

    • Nothing patronising at all

      It is a fact that if your force people to act against their own instincts and nature using the threat of punishment under the law you are behaving in a tyrannical manner.

      People are social creatures, the vast majority do not thrive isolated from family, friends and peers. It is actually considered torture to keep someone in solitary confinement.

      It is all well and good for politicians and bureaucrats to come up with the theory the virus will be beaten if everybody shuts themselves away from everybody else but that is just not possible (and not something that they themselves are doing, being stuffed shirt prats filled with a sense of their own self importance) so these quixotic policies have fallen hardest on the poor of course.

      And I certainly invoked no “conspiracy theory” , an over used term in the 2020s where it is deployed to discredit those who challenge any official narrative or call out bullshit

      Its quite clear this “pandemic”™, has little to no impact on children and healthy adults and those who have allegedly succumbed to it have been people at the end of their natural lives in any case.

      Is it a conspiracy or is it just a major cock up? Who knows? One thing is clear is that most political types are not well versed in science or statistics and will grab hold of any theory, no matter how unfounded if it increases their power and hold over people.


      March 4, 2021 at 12:57 pm

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