It must have been a new record yesterday afternoon, as virtually the whole country stopped to watch the Prime Minister’s Covid-19 announcement on TV.
Government’s pandemic response covers four different levels. We have been at level four for four weeks and it was announced we will remain at that for another week before dropping to level three for two weeks, when the situation will again be reviewed.
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I have no contention with being in lock-down if it helps save lives. What I have trouble understanding is why we don’t do it for other contagious diseases, viral or otherwise. What makes this disease different?
Each year, in New Zealand alone, between 400 and 600 people die of influenza – and this is WITH vaccines. Over the last three years we have averaged 365 road accident deaths a year, which is one a day. We are used to these statistics and accept them as part of our daily life.
Knowing that our planet has never managed to totally eradicate ANY disease that humanity has faced (many are controlled but still exist and still kill people), it makes me wonder if, within a few decades, we will accept this virus as part of normal life.
What do you think?
22 APRIL 2020:
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS. I REALLY APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM.
THE WORLD HAS BECOME A DIFFERENT PLACE TO WHAT IT WAS SIX MONTHS AGO, AND I FEEL IT WILL TAKE THE HINDSIGHT OF HISTORY TO FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE NOW EXPERIENCING.
IN THE MEANTIME, KEEP SAFE AND STAY WELL.