GAVIN EVANS: Virus plan must protect economy and lives

GAVIN EVANS: Virus plan must protect economy and lives
Gavin Evans
The government needs to be honest with the public that this country’s covid-19 response must protect the economy as much as it protect lives.Thousands of people - amidst a national lockdown - continue in work at the country’s farms, dairy plants, meat processors, canneries, orchards and packhouses.Most of that production is not “essential” domestic food or medical supplies – it is for export. Sure, cows must be milked and if the kiwifruit and apples aren’t picked they go to waste, but all the rest is still essential - for national income.The go...

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