If this was the pre-Covid times, this news wouldn’t be all too surprising, but it’s quite shocking, given the current state of affairs in Auckland.
Some two years into Covid Mania, the country remains sealed off from the rest of the world. In the coming months, the government will only “allow” for mRNA compliant citizens to skip their military enforced quarantine, while granting them privileges to leave and enter the country. As for the “unvaccinated,” they remain stuck in New Zealand indefinitely, and this will remain the case while their prime minister accepts her honorary doctorate from Harvard.
“Prime Minister Ardern is one of the most respected leaders on the world stage and we are delighted she will join us in May to celebrate the Class of 2022,” Harvard President Larry Bacow said in a statement this week. “From climate change and gender equality to Covid-19, she has modeled compassionate leadership that has brought together empathy and science-based solutions to address the most challenging issues of our time. I very much look forward to her address.”
That’s right. This supposedly dedicated committed climate change activist will take a 9,100 mile [14,700-km] flight from Wellington to Boston.
Meanwhile, back in New Zealand, Kiwis continue to come out in droves to protest the Ardern-led self-siege policy. In recent days, large groups have demonstrated in front of parliament to showcase their disdain for the regime.