PERSPECTIVE

Seven people died on New Zealand roads on the weekend. That was not a headline story.

But imagine if seven people had died of the covid virus. We’d be back to full lockdown panic mode.

“GERMAN SEX-WORKERS DEMAND BROTHELS REOPEN”

The above a heading in Britain’s Metro newspaper.

This seems a reasonable request, so long as they maintain social distancing of course.

FICKLE FASHION

American journalist Joshua Chaffin wrote a sentimental article in the Weekend Financial Times, in many folk’s eyes, the world’s best newspaper.

Specifically, Joshua reminisced about what he missed about London after a two year absence.

CLASSIC NZ HERALD TWO HEADINGS YESTERDAY ON HERALD’S PREMIUM WEBSITE

The first at 5.35pm read, “NZX (Stock Exchange) Down Again,” then, exactly one minute later at 5.36pm, “Market close, nears record high.

The company’s chairman bragged this week of the site’s increased subscribers.