JANE CLIFTON: Good old-fashioned incompetence

Jane Clifton
Fri, 19 Jun 2020

Jane Clifton
Fri, 19 Jun 2020
Mistakes were always inevitable in what we’re forced repeatedly to acknowledge are “unprecedented times.” What’s crushingly disappointing is that our government’s errors have turned out to be the head-slapping errors of boring old precedented times.New Zealand may yet retain its status as a global pin-up for how to manage a pandemic. There’s no reason yet to fear a reversal of our enviably low contagion and death stats. But we’re also now a live-action tableau of the old punch-line, “You had one j...
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