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University professor: Government is relying too much on fear to get people vaccinated

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Publish Date
Mon, 27 Sep 2021, 8:03am
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University professor: Government is relying too much on fear to get people vaccinated

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 27 Sep 2021, 8:03am

Support for the views of Sir John Key.

Some have labelled the former Prime Minister's assessment of the Government's Covid-19 response as naive and out of touch.

But an outspoken critic of the Government's Covid response is backing Key's views.

Auckland University Emeritus Professor of Medicine Des Gorman told Kate Hawkesby the Government is relying too much on fear to get people vaccinated.

“Fear’s not the way you get sustainable changes in human behaviour. Fear makes people unwell. We need to demonstrate to people what the rewards and privileges are of vaccination and complying with public health measures.”

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