The Prime Minister’s fiancé Clarke Gayford has today apologised for “any confusion” he caused after speaking to a pharmacist about rapid antigen testing on behalf of a musician mate.
The pharmacist alleges Gayford gave inaccurate advice about testing guidance on behalf of his friend who was trying to get a rapid antigen test after being identified as a potential close contact.
The incident occurred as the first community Omicron case was detected in the community, UK-based DJ Dimension.
National’s Covid-19 spokesman Chris Bishop labelled the incident “deeply inappropriate” and claims the Prime Minister’s fiancé was effectively trying to subvert ministry of health rules for his mates.
Whenever you are giving Chris Bishop free hits, you know you’ve fucked up!
I know Clarke well. He’s the kind of loyal passionate friend who would give you the shirt off his own back.
What’s happened here is that he’s been put into a position by a friend and he’s fired up.
There are three issues.
1 – he shouldn’t have done that! He can’t pretend talking to a frontline staff assistant as the first Gentleman doesn’t carry a certain power imbalance!
2 – he was wrong! Telling a frontline staff member to agree to a test when that isn’t the actual protocol is a really dumb thing to do.
Last but not least, the 3rd thing is his dumb jumped up Muso mates who put him in that position in the first place! Stop calling Clarke into your shit you ego driven creatives, it’s your shit, not his! He isn’t there as a personal advisor to help you get through public health measures!
So yeah, bit of a dumb play by everyone involved, but Gayford has credit in the bank as a good bugger so anyone feasting out on this is doing so for political reasons pre Omicron in the Community.
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