We’re at the part in the story where they “admit” that covid is here forever.
But instead of saying “we just have to drop these measures and let the cards fall where they may,” they are of course going to design a completely new order of society with permanent masks, permanent lockdown schedules, endless booster shots, pills, speech restrictions, QR codes, total tracking of all movement, bans on cash in favor of digital tokens, etc.
We’re supposed to believe this wasn’t all planned from the beginning.
New Zealand’s government acknowledged Monday what most other countries did long ago: It can no longer completely get rid of the coronavirus.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a cautious plan to ease lockdown restrictions in Auckland, despite an outbreak there that continues to simmer.
Since early in the pandemic, New Zealand had pursued an unusual zero-tolerance approach to the virus through strict lockdowns and aggressive contact tracing.
Until recently, that elimination strategy had worked remarkably well for the country of 5 million, which has reported just 27 virus deaths.
How many New Zealanders drowned in bath tubs or died after slipping on banana peels during this period, I wonder?
While other nations faced rising death tolls and disrupted lives, New Zealanders went back to workplaces, school yards and sports stadiums safe from any community spread.
But that all changed when the more contagious delta variant somehow escaped from a quarantine facility in August after it was brought into the country from a traveler returning from Australia.
Despite New Zealand going into the strictest form of lockdown after just a single local case was detected, it ultimately wasn’t enough to crush the outbreak entirely.
One factor may have been that the disease spread among some groups that are typically more wary of authorities, including gang members and homeless people living in transitional housing.
The outbreak has grown to more than 1,300 cases, with 29 more detected on Monday. A few cases have been found outside of Auckland.
Ardern said that seven weeks of lockdown restrictions in Auckland had helped keep the outbreak under control.
“For this outbreak, it’s clear that long periods of heavy restrictions has not got us to zero cases,” Ardern said. “But that is OK. Elimination was important because we didn’t have vaccines. Now we do, so we can begin to change the way we do things.”
New Zealand began its vaccination campaign slowly compared to most other developed nations. Rates rocketed in August after the outbreak began but have dropped off significantly again since then.
You would think that the diehard supporters would have some moment of reflection, and say “so wait, you’ve literally been wrong about everything from the beginning?”
But they don’t and won’t.
Because the government is mommy and our job is to make mommy happy.
Feminism was always going to lead to complete infantilization of the population, which was always going to lead to utter tyranny. It’s literally 2+2=4. There was never any way out of this.