More than a million confirmed deaths globally, and horror stories from countless healthcare workers fighting on the front line, but still, conspiracy theories abound.
Misinformation and wilful ignorance both play a huge role in why so many countries around the world have failed dismally with their COVID-19 responses, but amongst the rubble New Zealand stands tall.
With Jacinda Ardern at the helm, and the added benefit of being a remote island country, they have managed to contain the outbreak, with 1 876 confirmed and probable cases in total, and just 25 confirmed deaths in a population of around 4,8 million.
At present, there are 42 active cases, all of which are being monitored.
In short, the country doesn’t tolerate COVID-19 nonsense, and deputy prime minister Winston Peters was very quick to shut down an American COVID-19 denier who popped up at a public meeting in Tauranga yesterday.
Sorry sunshine, wrong place:
Ouch – dismissed with the level of disdain it deserves.
Newsweek with more on what came before the clip above commences:
Footage recorded before the viral moment shows the U.S. man claiming to have multiple degrees in science before mentioning the Peters’ New Zealand First party’s vote for the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act.
But Peters interrupted and told him: “Sir, if you’re that bright with all those degrees, you’ll know what a question is. Start asking it.”
So he was also owned before he had asked his ridiculous question.
Get yourself a one-way ticket back to the US, buddy.
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