Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Tribalism v Vaccination


"Institutional racism in our health establishment and the grim consequences of colonisation have been given as reasons for explaining the disparities between Maori and non-Maori vaccination rates.
    "[Morgan] Godfery seems to be telling us the tribal nature of Maori society is [instead] a significant consideration."

3 comments:

  1. What is even more puzzling is the vaccination rates for those aged 50 and over has no gap. But there's a big gap for younger Maori

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  2. Similarly of course, the push for separate Maori seats at local government is for Mana Whenua not simply Maori representation. Maori as individuals is not a strong theme by the mainstream proponents of Maori nationalism, because power resides in Iwi and there are strong interests in securing and expanding that.

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  3. Wait a sec. I thought these anti-vax troublemakers were all white supremacists and Trump supporters. Or perhaps I just can't keep up with the ever increasing number of groups we're supposed to be hating these days who are ruining it all for the rest of us.

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