Thursday, 14 May 2020

"Exactly why the country was so unprepared for Covid-19 remains unclear. Nonetheless, the country's poor preparedness meant there was no viable alternative to lockdown."


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Exactly why the country was so unprepared for Covid-19 remains unclear... Domestic epidemiologists, including Baker and fellow University of Otago expert Nick Wilson, had long raised these concerns.
    "Nonetheless, the country's poor preparedness meant there was no viable alternative to lockdown. While countries like Taiwan and South Korea have managed to chart a suppression or elimination path without resorting to lockdowns, they also have far more robust public health systems than New Zealand."

        ~ from the Newsroom article 'Documenting What Led to Lockdown'
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