Slack and late

Oh dear, government rhetoric isn’t matched by performance yet again:

Newshub can reveal just over 60 percent of a group labelled ‘high-risk’ by the Government are yet to receive their first vaccination to protect them against COVID-19. 

They include frontline health workers, those in long-term care, and older Māori and Pacific people. 

And only half of another high-risk group – those who live with border workers or managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) employees – have received their first jab. . .

When it comes to getting vaccinated against the virus, the public messaging has been clear: we’re exceeding Government goals and doing well. When it comes to getting vaccinated against the virus, the public messaging has been clear: we’re exceeding Government goals and doing well. . . 

But Newshub has obtained Ministry of Health data that tells a different story when it comes to some of our highest-risk groups. 

“I think we’ve seen a lot of self-congratulatory talk by the Government,” said Otago University public health professor Nick Wilson.

“We should be really pushing the vaccination programme at a much faster rate.” . . 

The government’s claim to have gone hard and early in its response to Covid-19 was debatable.

The glaring gap between what they say and what’s happening with the vaccination roll-out is even worse – it’s both slack and late.

That poses a health risk to everyone who is unprotected and leaves us all with the threat that, like Taiwan and Victoria, we could be subjected to another lockdown.

One Response to Slack and late

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Reblogged this on The Inquiring Mind and commented:
    More misinformation from our open and transparent government

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