There are a few people around who claim a superior intelligence. They are advocating that the virus is not serious enough to warrant lock downs and masks and other disturbance to their activities. They are stating increased suicide numbers in Australia and suggest it is because of economic outcomes. Such a thought process seems bizarre to me, neither are we Australia. People 'choose' suicide and there is help for it when needed. When hospitals are swamped and normal procedures and operations are cancelled no wonder people are stressed. But it is the spread of the virus that is the root cause of all these problems. And the spread is caused by people, just a few, who can't value complying with a few very simple rules. Ignoring the virus, letting it run amok will not save the economy or peoples lives. Nor will it stop suicides. If Australia and the rest of the world had the success to date that New Zealand has then our major industry, airlines and tourism, would be much relieved by now. Yes, too many people are complacent and a few have a very twisted view that a few dollars are worth more than the lives of people who want to live and who don't choose suicide.
The quarantine and isolation rules might be eased when the 90 mins test is available to us. We need to fight this virus, not give in to it and a bit of positive thinking about the economy is justified too.
The Sunday Star-Times is investigating unemployment in young people, particularly those who have just graduated high school or university and are struggling to find work, even part-time work, possibly because of Covid. If you or your child would be willing to speak to us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Zealand has voted 'yes' to euthanasia and 'no' to cannabis in preliminary results- but the final count could still change that result.
We won't know the outcome of the special votes until the official results are released on November 6.
58.9% Yes58.9% Complete
41.1% No41.1% Complete
Hi neighbours, can you work out who this is?
I'll give you a hint- it was 1983.