Mark the Week: Economy vs health debate

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 10:20AM
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Mark the Week: Economy vs health debate

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 10:20AM

At the end of each week, Mike Hosking takes you through the big ticket items and lets you know what he makes of it all.

The Queen.

9/10.

"She was the highlight of the week.

It was a rare appearance, beautifully timed, brilliantly thought through, wonderfully uplifting, and effective."

The Covid-19 Numbers.

8/10.

"A rocky, bumpy, and uncertain old ride.

But a number of countries from Britain, Spain, Italy, Norway, Germany, Australia, to us declared that their curve was flattening.

The numbers could be seen as encouraging, and in Norway's case they are under control."

David Clark.

0/10.

"His beach trip was inexplicable, bizarre, and arrogant.

The fact he retains his job long term is equally mad."

The Economy v Health Debate.

5/10.

"This is the great dilemma.

A dozen people in hospital, 1000 beds empty, and lord knows how many businesses on their knees.

Have we done this right? It will be the question of the age."

The Butchers and Green-Grocers.

7/10.

"Very, very unfairly treated.

The advice has been wonky, if not shonky.

And the Prime Minister's claim she has been consistent is laughable."

The Lockdown.

8/10.

"We're halfway through, and by in large it's held up well.

And the spirits remain mostly intact."

The Narks.

3/10.

"This is exception to the lockdown number.

Too much bitching and backstabbing from a tiny handful of the bitter and nasty.

Too much focus on cauliflower, beachgoers, and telling tales.

Easter.

8/10.

"A double-edged sword this year.

Great to have a break, not so great to have a break going nowhere as the bach, beach ,hotel, motel, and campsite sits empty."

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