All for Nought — After 18 Months of Pointless Sacrifice Jacinda Abandons ‘Zero COVID’ Fantasy

The "Delta" rebrand of the virus, rather than the insanity of the plan itself, blamed for why it wasn't tenable

Involuntary sacrifice we might add

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand acknowledged an end on Monday to the country’s strategy of eliminating the coronavirus, announcing that restrictions would be gradually lifted in Auckland, the country’s largest city.

Ms. Ardern’s announcement — which came seven weeks into a lockdown that has failed to halt an outbreak of the Delta variant — signaled an end to the “Covid zero” strategy New Zealand has pursued for a year and a half, closing its borders and quickly enforcing lockdowns to keep the coronavirus in check.

The nation maintained that goal even as other Asia-Pacific countries transitioned to coexisting with the viral threat. On Monday, Ms. Ardern said the country would switch to “a new way of doing things.”

“With Delta, the return to zero is incredibly difficult, and our restrictions alone are not enough to achieve that quickly,” Ms. Ardern told reporters. “In fact, for this outbreak, it’s clear that long periods of heavy restrictions has not got us to zero cases.”

“What we have called a long tail,” she added, “feels more like a tentacle that has been incredibly hard to shake.”

The mood among many in Auckland has soured as the most recent lockdown has stretched on, with thousands of people breaking a stay-at-home order on Saturday to demonstrate against the restrictions. Vaccinations have also lagged, with fewer than half of people 12 and older having been fully vaccinated, far behind most developed countries.

Ms. Ardern began to acknowledge the discontent two weeks ago, when she announced, after more than a month of a highly restrictive stay-at-home order, that some rules would be relaxed in Auckland even as much of the lockdown order remained in place.

In Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, leaders have said they are abandoning a zero-Covid approach but have kept in place some heavy restrictions. Singapore, too, has shifted to what it calls living with the virus, using metrics like hospitalizations and deaths instead of caseloads to guide its reopening now that it has vaccinated much of its population. China is perhaps the last major country to pursue a Covid-zero approach.

To move away from lockdowns altogether, New Zealand will have to achieve widespread vaccination, Ms. Ardern said. [In other words get ready for opression against the unvaccinated to “nudge” them to “do the right thing.”] Some 79 percent of people 12 and older have received at least one dose, and 48 percent have received two doses, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Full immunization of the population — New Zealand’s stated aim — could take months.

Source: The New York Times

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Terje M
Terje M
1 month ago

It is time to prepare for an Anne Frank solution – hiding in the attic of a trusted friend or family member for months or years, or at least hiding the kids. It will be harder this time around because one can’t leave any digital trace at all.

Malatok
Malatok
1 month ago
Reply to  Terje M

Still believe the “Anne Frank” BS? Do the digging and learn the truth.

yuri
yuri
1 month ago

NZ chooses senile transgender dictator

Mr Reynard
Mr Reynard
1 month ago
Reply to  yuri

Equine face transgender, mentored by War Criminal Tony …

Mike Bacon
Mike Bacon
1 month ago
Reply to  yuri

K. Ikes elect themselves.

GMC
GMC
1 month ago

Let’s see if all the ” obedient” countries back off together, since they are getting their orders from the MIC/Big Pharma elitists.

Ying Jun
Ying Jun
1 month ago

They are only abandoning the “Zero Covid” policy because they want to introduce forced vaccinations as seen in Sydney and Melbourne. People will lose their jobs if they are not vaccinated. It is disgusting and immoral and has nothing to do with health. Brisbane, the rest of Australia and New Zealand will lock their people down and introduce forced vaccination. People must stand up and push back.

Malatok
Malatok
1 month ago

Look at the face of this evil, skeletal hag. You can see the same sickness in the withered leather mask of the Clinton beast and the long line of USSAN “womanhood” that has slaughtered for the anglozionazi empire of filth in the last 30 years plus. This particular sexless wretch, Ardern, could be the siamese twisted sister of the corrupt wretch just forced out as demon in chief in New South Wales, the infamous Sara Bearajerkoff (credit to Max Igan). Ye shall know them by the gaping holes that should be eyes, the forked, viper tongue slithering in its foul cave and the mal proportioned squashed skull that sits on a spindly frame.

Sad that most people can look upon the outer skin covering of living, breathing evil and never see it.

Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
1 month ago

Seriously, that can’t be a woman.

XSFRGR
Trusted Member
XSFRGR (@xsfrgr)
1 month ago
Reply to  Raptar Driver

It may or may not be a woman, but it will be reelected by a landslide. It’s obvious that Western Civilization is far to stupid to live.

Drapetomaniac
Drapetomaniac
1 month ago
Reply to  XSFRGR

Western Civilization is basically the product of the most intelligent H. Sapiens that ever lived.

It is now being destroyed by some of the most psychopathic chimps that ever lived at the behest of the most clueless territorial chimps that ever lived.

If people could reject their territorial animal instincts and accept organizing by cognition and behavior, mankind and civilization could continue to evolve.

As it stands, there is no hope.

Mike Bacon
Mike Bacon
1 month ago
Reply to  Raptar Driver

It’s a jew transblender

XSFRGR
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XSFRGR (@xsfrgr)
1 month ago

She will be reelected by a landslide.

Mr Reynard
Mr Reynard
1 month ago
Reply to  XSFRGR

Ohh.. They use Dominion voting machine in NZ as well ??

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