HEALTH STATISTICS UPDATE

12 days ago I published some 2020 NZ death statistics, specifically,

Road toll this year – 218 deaths

Coronavirus this year – 25 deaths

Here’s an update

Road toll since then – 14 deaths

Coronavirus since then – Nil deaths

Given the virus lockdown success illustrated by these comparisons, it’s utterly unacceptable that Ashley hasn’t called for a ban on cars.

NONSENSE FROM DAVID SKEGG

Dunedin’s panic-mongering epidemiologist David Skegg struggles with the English language. He told Morning Report, “elimination is a process, not a destination.” That’s gibberish.

In fact elimination is a destination requiring a process for it to be reached, just like say, running a marathon or any other human endeavour.

THE BREONNA TAYLOR PROTEST

The one abiding feature of the news report showing the protestors in Louisville, initially marching quietly together, about half black and half white and mostly only in their twenties, was obesity.

It was extraordinary and explains in part, first why America covid statistics are so bad and also, why for the last four years, U.S life expectancy has dropped each year.

THE ELECTION

To date, thanks to the government and media’s disproportionate obsession with the corona virus, the normal election fervour has been missing in action. In these circumstances the historically unprecedented lop-sided polling becomes explicable.