All New Zealanders will be familiar with this lovely lady. Her name is Sioxsie (pronounced Suzy) Willes, and she has become a media since the pandemic began due to her position as a "top microbiologist." She's regularly appears on the news and is always in favour of ever more restrictions. Nobody likes her, but nobody
Here she is with her friend during the recent most restrictive lockdown, beached on the seaside. It's clearly a breach of the lockdown rules, where leaving the house except to exercise. Swimming at the beach was definitely prohibited. It also goes against the prime minister's advice of not talking to your neighbours, and definitely goes against her own advice to "stay away from people when you're out of the house."
Interestingly, her friend is a journalist, and I imagine she is probably part of the propaganda machine if she is friends with Sioxsie.
Hilariously, the leader of the opposition Judith Collins called her a "big, fat hypocrite."
She later clarified that this was a colloquialism and was not intended as comment on her immense girth. But I had to chuckle when she said the beach is 5km from her house, and that "unless she ran there, and I doubt it, then she wasn't exercising."
Here's Sioxsie's response, claiming that it was all disinformation, despite the clear video evidence. She also includes a video which teaches us how to spot disinformation. Several ways to spot disinformation about the pandemic is if the information focusses on survival rates, downplays the pandemic, or emphasises individual freedom.
I'm starting to get tired of this.