Webinar recording: Lifting the Lid

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Emeritus Professor Des Gorman
20 April, 2023

A critical analysis of the Covid-19 pandemic management in New Zealand

A pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) continues both worldwide and in New Zealand. Although estimates are that half the New Zealand population have been infected, more likely almost every citizen has come into contact with the virus in some way. New Zealanders continue to be reinfected by old strains of the virus and by emergent strains. About 0.1% percent of those who have reported infections have died.

At the triennial anniversary of the epidemic in New Zealand, a review is timely to identify what can be done better and to inform future pandemic planning.

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