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Jaine Kirtley's Thoughts

I am strongly anti-discrimination in any form, I do do not want to see the 2 tier divide which the government wants to become a reality in this country. 

So I will not be disclosing my jab status.

I fully support personal choice in healthcare.

Human knowledge evolves over time. If we are fortunate as a society, we remember past observations and decide not to repeat actions which were detrimental, and we keep doing the things that helped society.

Science is not an end point. It is a process of continuous observation and reflection. Scientific knowledge evolves over time. The scientific knowledge on the “jab” is evolving.


Now, in 2021, the decision to have a “jab” or to not have a “jab” is based on incomplete scientific knowledge. Why incomplete? Because “time” is a crucial part of any scientific research.


We simply have not had the time factor to complete the vast body of research we need to make a fully informed decision.


In New Zealand today people who choose not to have the “jab” are being discriminated. The government wants a “two tier” society. Kind, caring people are losing this week jobs including Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Social Workers, Teachers, and many others. These are not stupid people.


These are people who care about health and welfare. Their decision is just different to the government decision.


I stand strong with my Nursing colleagues, and many of us with decades of experience, who oppose mandatory jabs.


I always done my upmost not to place a strain on health services and hospitals and I continue to do so.


I have never supported any form of discrimination and have no intension of supporting or colluding with discrimination now.

NZ Society of Naturopaths Comment on Health Targets

May 26th 2015

NZ Society of Naturopaths Comment on Health Targets
NZ Society of Naturopaths Media Release 8th May 2009

by Jaine Kirtley PR Spokesperson for NZSN

Re. Fewer more focussed targets Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced a slimmed down set of Health Targets.
The new set of targets are : Shorter stays in emergency departments, Improved access to elective surgery, shorter waits for cancer treatment, Increased immunisation, Better help for smokers to quit, Better diabetes and cardiovascular services.
However the New Zealand Society of Naturopaths is very disappointed that the targets for improving nutrition , and increasing physical activity and reducing obesity have been dropped.
Naturopaths believe that nutrition and physical activity are important foundations for health, and are important in both prevention of and treatment of all illness.
The NZSN believes that to decrease diabetes and cardiovascular disease it is imperative to focus on better nutrition and greater physical activity.

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