Heather du Plessis-Allan: We knew this was coming

Author
Heather du Plessis-Allan,
Publish Date
Wed, 18 Aug 2021, 4:53PM

Heather du Plessis-Allan: We knew this was coming

Author
Heather du Plessis-Allan,
Publish Date
Wed, 18 Aug 2021, 4:53PM

Do you know what I’m not going to do today? I’m not going to get angry about this lockdown. 

How can we possibly be angry about this today?  

I’m not at all callous to business, especially hospo who I know will have broken hearts right now. 

But we knew this was coming, Delta was always going to breach our border at some stage. 

We’re the last elimination country that hasn’t had it. 

The only surprise is that it’s arrived maybe a little bit earlier than many of us thought it might. 

I mean, I had bets on riding October but here it is in August.  

And we knew when it arrived, we’d be straight into a lockdown. The government warned us delta would mean a level four lockdown straight away. 

That’s what happens when your vaccine rollout is so slow you are literally the bottom ranked country in the OECD. 

That’s the fact.  We’ve known for moths that was happening too.  

What’s the point in crying about now?  If you don’t like how slow Labour’s rolled out the vaccine, vote for someone else next time. 

Right now, there’s nothing we can do but sit tight and do our bit and follow the rules.  

It is of course not surprising that there some clowns out there like Billy TK getting himself arrested today protesting the lockdown. 

You might not like it either, but anyone with half a brain can see that this is necessary if we want to maintain elimination. 

And surely we want to maintain it until at least everyone who wants the jab gets the jab? 

I think If I had to sum up how I feel about this lockdown, I’d say I’m just tired.    

I imagine plenty of Aucklanders feel like that right now.  

We’ve already done three months in lockdown all up.  Now we’ve got more ahead of us  

But here’s hoping it’s one of the last.  Because soon surely, jab rates will up high enough to prevent this.  

So, one more crack at it.