Thank You for your input …. our Website Member Dave….
Hi Folks, So what does this decision mean? Surprisingly l find myself on the side of the govt here.
1) Wasn’t the govt strategy to stop the virus at the border? Therefore it makes absolute sense to vaccinate border & MIQ workers first before ANYONE else in the rollout. After all if the virus is in the community EVERYONE is at risk. How are ANY Maori disadvantaged by this strategy?
2) The rapid introduction of the Traffic Light system affected EVERY Kiwi exactly the same. I simply cannot see how any one group was disadvantaged by this. DHBs and Maori health providers have all had the same amount of time to get ready for Delta to arrive. And all were put under extra pressure to get vaccination rates up before the Traffic Light system was started. In both the above cases it is absurd to suggest equity is an issue. As to the Tribunal recommendations! More money and a place at the front of the queue for all Maori for the booster shots and childrens vaccinations. How bloody racist is that! I just see these demands becoming more bold and arrogant as time goes on. The hand of Maroidom has moved permanently to an outstretched, open and upended palm. Enough is Enough! Waitangi Tribunal finds Govt Covid response actively breached Treaty https://www.1news.co.nz/2021/12/20/waitangi-tribunal-finds-govt-covid-response-actively-breached-treaty/
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