Jobs versus Lives
Even while the South Korean CDC reported two days ago that 51 patients recovered from the coronavirus, tested negative, then positive again within a relatively short time – money was all some people cared about in New Zealand.
Was this a case of 51 false negatives – or did this virus REACTIVATE?
If so – what does that mean for all the money men stirring the pot around about now – how some small businesses will fail soon unless we hurry back and start coughing on each other?
Reactivation – will mean this thing goes on longer – and don’t forget there is still potentially 14% of cases in new Zealand that are still under investigation – which could be counted as community transmission.
Unless all of this is very well understood in 9 days time – odds are we’ll be staying in lockdown for a further 14 days.
And that will cause some shit to go down with the money men who do not buy this medical expert opinion stuff anymore.
Howling, moaning, weeping and wailing about money will start to be amplified by Newshub, Newscrap ZB, the NZ Herald, TVNZ and of course Sean Plunkett – as National gather it all up and accuse the Government of destroying our economy unnecessarily.
They wouldn’t do that?
National have just pulled off a blatantly political stunt in broad daylight with their bogus petition AFTER knowing full well – mandatory quarantine was already planned by the Government.
These people have brass necks.
Now the National Party are focusing upon the 20th April – when Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will show her hand and most likely announce Lockdown will continue for a short while longer for solid reasons to do with unknowns, uncertainty and be not risking fucking things up.
“An absence of evidence is not evidence of absence”
That’s the line – and PM Ardern will hold that line and defend it against greedy political fuckwits who are already practising their howls.
We will require another two weeks to complete all the necessary testing to seal this sucker off and run it down into the ground, and know for sure about matters like “Reactivation” and “Community Transmission”.
On the 21st March, Sam Stubbs wrote :
“..Facts don’t often get in the way of a good panic..”
Which is a two edge sword about panicking to get back to work OR panicking to go hard and early to prevent deaths.
Economic facts are tied up with medical facts in the days we now live in.
Medical facts suggest once you are dead you will not recover.
Economic facts suggest we recover from recessions and even depressions, but at the cost of great suffering.
Sam was saying the worst case economic scenario may not necessarily happen and we should be careful not to “talk down” the economy – two days before NZ went into Level 2.
Today – Sam is saying :
“Perhaps a decision to move into Level 2 or 3, sooner rather than later, may be what’s necessary to keep both Covid-19 under control and the economy alive.”
Which all boiled down to Sam worrying about public opinion and the fact Winter is coming.
Where have I heard all this before?
The truth is – you know nothing Jon Snow – and neither does Sam.
Which is why for the sake of another two weeks of Lockdown – most intelligent Kiwis will support a decision by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to finish what we started based on scientific evidence and the best medical advice.
Looking around at the record death rate in New York yesterday, the downplaying of Covid-19 by Trump in the early days – and the plight of Sweden now after talking about protecting their economy…and ignoring medical facts…
I know who I trust.
And it’s not the greedy Lannisters.
Jobs versus Lives