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Linda, Honey, Listen!

Mateo is going to be a lawyer. ?An overweight one, if he gets the cupcakes he is after.

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In a “crisis”, perspective is often the last thing thought of

Yesterday?s Herald actually got something right.?John Roughan?s article was spot on?when he wrote:

Somehow the precautionary element of the announcement was completely lost in the frenzy that followed. Amid all the reports of fearful parents and foreign trade embargoes I for one had missed the fact that the bacterium they had detected might not be clostridium botulinum.

Good point ? the recall was always precautionary. But that didn?t stop officials flipping out.

In a crisis, usually the first question asked is has anyone died. That should be the first question Ministers would want to know. Perhaps this skipped most bureaucrats minds when all and sundry started a global panic.

One example of this was MPI, under Acting DG Scott Gallacher. Whoops. But at least he?s taken responsibility for AgResearch.

Another example was the Ministry of Health. You would have thought someone was bright enough in their comms team to point out that there had been no cases in the world where infant botulism had been linked to infant formula. None, nada, nought, zip, zilch. ?? Read more »

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