Covid – MIQ (Managed Isolation and Quarantine) failures

John Wyatt’s facebook post on MIQ failures

[ 21/September/21 ]

Sorry John – but you over simplify a very complex reality to create a straw man.

Our approach of cooperation and teamwork has meant fewer deaths and less economic impact than any of the alternative strategies tried anywhere else in the world.

Sure it is far from perfect – what isn’t?

And it is a very complex reality, with multiple levels of systems and strategy and complexity present. Very few people have any realistic idea of just how complex it all is.

Biology always has fundamental uncertainties.

There are multiple levels of uncertainties with the vaccines, and it was somewhat prudent to gather actual evidence before proceeding.

I understand how frustrating it is to those who want free travel, but with a virus like this, there really is only one simple answer, but most of the world refused to consider it – that was lockdown to eliminate the virus. Had everyone done it for two months 18 months ago, we would not now need a vaccine. But far too many people at far too many levels put dogma and short term self interest ahead of evidence and long term self interest. And we have the mess we have.

I am all for liberty and liberty without responsibility is necessarily self destructive.

To me, as someone who has looked closely at a great deal of evidence from multiple sources over the last 2 years, the strategies being used by the NZ government seem clearly to be the best on the planet. Are they perfect? No way! When did anyone ever do anything perfectly first time?

You are oversimplifying a very complex reality, and putting us all at risk in doing so.

Stick with the team of 5 million, it is working better than anything else, anywhere else. The evidence for that is beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt – if anyone is prepared to set aside their biases and actually take the considerable time required to evaluate the evidence available.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see
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