Why the MIQ advice issue isn’t really the smoking gun the Right are pretending it is


MIQ not justified beyond November, health officials told govt last year

Top health officials agreed in November last year that Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) was “no longer justified” for most returnees, according to a document the Ministry of Health tried to keep secret.

…look, the MIQ was a brutal but utterly necessary tool in keeping the Homeland safe. If any of us had been caught tip in its gruelling requirements, it would be heart breaking, but this Government was running bling a lot of the time on this pandemic and were making best decisions based on the facts at the time.

Yes there was a realisation that mathematically Omicron could spread at such a rate that incoming cases through MIQ wouldn’t make much of a difference, but such a fundamental change had to get the sign off of a second opinion, which is what happened.

To damn the Government for ensuring the advice was sound is obscene when you consider how much damage could have been occurred if they got it wrong!

We all feel for those impacted negatively by MIQ, but playing Tuesday Morning Quarterback and second guessing with hindsight is the sort off intellectual dribble reserved for the ZB Troll farm, not the mainstream media.

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Original Source: https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2022/04/21/why-the-miq-advice-issue-isnt-really-the-smoking-gun-the-right-are-pretending-it-is/

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