October 05, 2021
OPINION: Open borders = more vulnerable whānau at risk.
Martyn ‘Bomber’ Bradbury: Let’s be very clear, the political Right are demanding ‘freedom’ once NZ hits 80% vaccination.
We know from the modelling that at 80% with the freedoms ACT, ZB talkback hosts, NZ Herald columnists & National are screaming for will result in 7000 deaths and tens of thousands of hospitalizations.
That image above clearly shows where Covid will hit the hardest. In poor brown houses across this country, the ‘freedoms’ called for by the Right will be paid in lives lost by our Māori and Pacifika communities alongside poor white people.
The poor will pay the price for the impatience of the wealthy and while the stress of lockdowns builds, the Right will flip this on Māori and Pacifika people and blame them!!!
We have allowed kindness and civic duty to survive Covid, we can not lose all we have sacrificed for because right-wing pundits and politicians manipulate our frustrations.
We started Covid together and for it to be meaningful we have to finish it together. We must continue with restrictions until all our whanau are at 90% and then consider what happens next once we are there.
Our concern first and foremost is the people, the people, the people not Capitalism, Capitalism, Capitalism!
Opening at 80% would be a crime.
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