Locksteps and Stonewalls

Tedros of the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front has changed his mind for now.

In lockstep, New Zealand have announced a reduction in Covid-19 restrictions. It seems those leading the charge are jittery and in retreat. Regrouping to try again?

Lynda Wharton of the Health Forum New Zealand reflected on the return of an edited version of “freedom” for New Zealanders.

The thousands of New Zealanders who have not received the medical care they needed due to staff mandates, chronic understaffing and a refusal to safely return unvaccinated skilled staff to the medical field, even with PPE and negative tests.

Thousands of years of medical and teaching skills removed from our community due to medical mandates. Surgeons, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Pathologists, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Aged Carers and more.


Many suicides.

Businesses lost.
Mortgages called in.
Husbands leaving wives.
Wives leaving husbands.
Teens plunged into depression and suicidality.
Vaccine broken and injured.
Vaccine bereaved.
Poverty. Isolation. Fear. Derision. Separation. Castigation

Today many New Zealanders will sip their lattes and for the first time leave their masks in the car.

For them it is OVER. Covid is OVER.

My day will continue just as it has every day for the past 18 months.

I will receive emails from Covid vaccine injured New Zealanders seeking help and hope.

I’ll follow the chat threads of the groups I’m in where real New Zealanders seek and find comfort from other Kiwi’s who “understand” their pain and suffering.

Many who I now consider personal friends, will today simply try to survive yet another day in a torturous hell they never asked for…and were never warned about, before they rolled up their sleeve and took one for the team.

The amazing, courageous men and women who today will just try to make it through to bed time, doing battle with pain, exhaustion, depression, neurological disorders, cardiac dysfunction and more.

The wounded soldiers labelled “necessary collateral damage” by a high profile media personality; and a senior journalist in our leading newspaper.

As masks are discarded and workplaces open up to all Kiwis, not just those who complied with a medical order, please don’t forget those who are changed, perhaps forever.

As New Zealanders are invited to “take back control over covid”, not everyone has the physical, mental or emotional ability to do exactly this.

We are surrounded by “the broken”.

They may be invisible to you….but I promise you they are there.

Please never forget.

Lynda Wharton
The Health Forum NZ
September 13, 2022

Coronavirus Plushie covers the issue briefly in a few different videos.

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