Post by Rich80105 Post by JohnO Post by Rich80105
I know you are a simpleton Dickbot, but even you should notice that this is a clearly stated *opinion* of one "Glenn Johnson", a noted left leaning *New Zealand* reporter.
So it is not how the "World sees us" or anything like it.
You are an idiot.
It is published by Aljezeera - so it reaches a worldwide audence. Few
in New Zealand are likely to read Ajezeera though - it is worth
looking at what is being said about New Zealand internationally.
Regrettably not free from a paywall, but from the url, do you agree
with them that it is arrogant to not follow the UK response?
UK: Cases per 1M pop: 110,736 Deaths per 1M pop: 1,988
NZ: Cases per 1M pop: 827 Deaths per 1M pop: 5
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-health-economy Sadly there are no
NZ statistics here, but the conclusion may well be valid for us "Have
countries with lower death rates seen larger downturns? Comparing
the COVID-19 death rate with the latest GDP data, we in fact see the
opposite: countries that have managed to protect their populations
health in the pandemic have generally also protected their economy
too." Certainly NZ did not lose 21.7% of GDP in the 2019 to 2020
year . . .
Again a paywall. But from the title, we could well ask "free of what?"
A bit like Mike Hosking isn't it? One person's opinion designed to
collect click bait - the comments don't appear too effusive though . .
The great world leaders; the USA
UK: Cases per 1M pop: 130,578 Deaths per 1M pop: 2,109
Economy - only -9.5% in chart compared with -21.7% for the UK
It must be hard to see that another approach has been possible here -
they were forced to "learn to live with it" by early political
decisions. We may change our approach as circumstances change, but
perhaps there have been advantages in excellent communication by
government, a community respect for life, and the 'team of 5 million"
concept which has not seen the level of protest here that we have seen
Perhaps we trust our health professionals more than in some other
countries, and our politicians have been just a bit bolder: