Today is Wednesday September 1st, 2021. Kia ora!
South of Auckland, we are now at Level 3 of a four-level lockdown, level 1 (not level none, says Dr Bloomfield), is our lowest level where the borders are locked down, but not much else: you should exercise care, of course, by staying home if you feel unwell, washing your hands, and wearing a mask on public transport.
Last night I was reading my latest Listener (which tends to express some very right-wing views) which includes a pleasant column (Jane Clifton’s Aladdin’s Cave), headed as follows: “Australia’s Prime Minister has mocked our Covid-elimination strategy, but we’re faring quite well, thanks cobber”. I don’t have an issue with holding politicians to account, but I don’t like to see Prime Minister Ardern or President Biden unfairly criticised for their sensible moves.
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