2020-03-11 22:42:52 UTC
"This government has no specific Coronavirus plan, all the have is a
cookie cut pandemic plan that is out-of-date and not fit for purpose
to deal with this crisis! #nzpol"
Well it is election year, but despite that Dan goes a bit quite in teh
discussion - see the link above).
So what does Dan Bidois really believe we should do? - indeed what do
they think is wrong with the plans andactions that the government has
"Poet Henry Thoreau once wrote its not what you look at that
matters, its what you see. This is befitting of the times we are
living in with coronavirus and reminds us that reality and perspective
are very different things.
Reports of panic buying in supermarkets and other reactions of
apocalyptic proportions are not helpful and dont match reality.
Currently, epidemiologists put the death rate for the coronavirus in
the range of 0.5%-1%, a little above the rate for the seasonal flu.
There are now confirmed cases of coronavirus on the North Shore.
Rather than panic buying, keep you and your family by doing the basics
well: wash your hands often and with soap, cough into your arm, put
tissues in the bin, dont touch your nose and face, and avoid close
contact with those who may be sick.
For more info, I urge you to follow the Ministry of Healths
Comment: Perhaps the discussion from his tweet made him rethink, or
perhaps he just says different things out of each side of his mouth.
Look also here from March 5th:
"By now you'll be aware of a third case of Covid-19, this time
affecting the North Shore.
Beyond the obvious health concerns, National is especially worried
about the impact of Covid-19 on our economy. Trade has stalled, events
have been cancelled, financial markets are in disarray and this
government has NO PLAN to help ease the pressure on New Zealand's
already frail economy.
You'll be seeing from us how we would be dealing with these concerns
shortly, which is more than what this current lot are doing!"
and linked was this article also from 5 March:
"The National Party has been critical of the Government's handling of
issue - particularly its communications strategy - and so will bring
forward the first of the so-called "five planks" identified in
Bridges' headland economic speech in February. They are: tax relief,
regulation reduction, infrastructure, small business and families.
Stuff understands that the plank announced will not be tax relief.
"National has a plan, and next week we will release the first plank of
it to be followed soon thereafter by other planks".
Bridges said that the party will be bringing forward its plans to give
"We will release more soon after. Because we know that workers, small
businesses and families want to know what National will do so they get
some light at the end of the tunnel". Bridges said."
but the article finishes with:
"Where's the plan? I can't see it. If anyone can explain it to me for
our people in health and for the economy, I'd love to know".
And we now know the great plan that Simon Bridges has announced:
(How does having people in cold houses help in a time when we want
people not to be vulnerable to colds and viruses? - and won;t most
rentals already have heating by the time of the election? - does he
expect landlords to improve profits be removing existing heaters?)
which claimed that scaffolding is not necessary for a single story
They may get a bit of resistance to the anti-regulation throw-away:
but in any event there is little that was found the last time this
silly throw-away was tried.
But of course there is another issue being promoted by National - that
stand by that can always be dug out when they are bereft of helpful
ideas - Tax Cuts!!
No details of course, but anyone with sense knows they will be of
little help to companies incurring tax losses, or to the most
vulnerable who pay little tax anyway.
So what's the Plan, Dan? More unthinking knee jerk throwing of bad
meat to the desperate?
which repeated the removal of rental regulations