So much for kindness, compassion and well-being – putting the family first – particularly our most vulnerable – the elderly and the very young.
In fact, in New Zealand, too, it can be counted as a basic form of abuse that so many needy of our very old and ill have been denied access to their families throughout our lockdowns, unable even to visit the dying – fathers, mothers, grandparents…to hug them, hold their hands, and say goodbye.
What about the babies lost because of proper care? And those denied proper treatment for cancer, health kidney and other problems… let alone the mental distress undergone by so many – the promotion of the climate of fear…and the inevitable suicides from loss – including loss of hope…
The deaths from these ill-thought political decisions are acknowledged to considerably exceed those from the coronavirus.
So much for Jacinda Ardern’s much vaunted kindness and well-being mantras…
What about that old saying ” empty vessels make the most noise” ?