The Guardian is praising New Zealand’s plan for dealing with the coronavirus. Which is all most interesting as it involves something that The Guardian would normally be entirely against:
Elimination: what New Zealand’s coronavirus response can teach the world
New Zealand’s drive against Covid-19 is showing promise and it is not too late for other countries to follow
OK, cool, what is it?
New Zealand now appears to be the only “western” nation following an articulated elimination strategy with the goal of completely ending transmission of Covid-19 within its borders. The strategy appears to be working, with new case numbers falling. Most cases are now returning travellers, who are safely quarantined at the borders,
Oh, right, firm control of the borders and strict enforcement of the right – or not right – to cross said borders.
Exactly what we’re told is not allowable in any other circumstances. Odd how these moral precepts about the free movement of people and all that are so flexible, isn’t it?