Friday, 29 May 2020

"It wasn't outsized compassion that drove the lockdown sledgehammer but the brutal reality of an underfunded health system. With about 140 intensive care beds and few ventilators, NZ was woefully underprepared."


"The nation’s draconian response to the coronavirus was questionable, given it is an island with a massive moat and a small population spread over an area the size of Italy. Despite those obvious advantages, the stringency of its lockdown was higher than practically any other country... Deaths per million were the same as Australia’s — just four.
    "In any case, it wasn't outsized compassion that drove the lockdown sledgehammer but the brutal reality of an underfunded health system. With about 140 intensive care beds and few ventilators ... it was woefully underprepared."

             ~ Adam Creighton, from his oped 'Flightless Economy to Land With a Thud'
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1 comment:

  1. and no plan!!!!!
    No plan to start screening early. Even after Talks with Taiwan and Kindy Cindy trumpeting ""we will follow Taiwans lead""---Just 8 days before lockdown?
    Yep Taiwan that started screening early and ramping up PEP supplies.

    and at the same time DGH not knowing how many INTOTAL across the country how many ICU beds could be made available.

    and a pathetic track and trace system.

    All this after the dGH announced on 27th January that NZ was ready and capable to handle any epidemic/pandemic.

    I think his Saint Halo will be severely tarnished if a Royal Commission investigates.

    This is the same Saint that let the PM say 18 excemptions from lockdown had been granted.....and continues to mimic Kindy Cindys BS about we weht hard and we went early.

    But hey. Water under the bridge now.
    Its the race to who(elections coming) can dole (pun intended) the most money(vote buying).

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