Medical professor: 'Complacency' in our Covid response

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 26 May 2021, 11:05AM
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Medical professor: 'Complacency' in our Covid response

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 26 May 2021, 11:05AM
Many countries around the world are seeing a Covid-19 surge, which some are saying should be a warning for Australia and New Zealand.
Nations like Taiwan, Singapore, and Thailand, once celebrated for their response to the coronavirus pandemic, are now grappling with a sudden surge in cases, with large swathes of their populations unvaccinated.
As long as less than half the population is vaccinated, New Zealand and other elimination countries remain vulnerable to outbreaks.
Auckland University Professor of Medicine Des Gorman told Kerre McIvor he has a few reservations about our Covid-19 response of late.
"There are a number of reasons why I'm very worried about our immunisation strategy. The software is not good, the booking system is a joke at the moment, sadly, we don't have enough vaccinators. The fact we've kept telling ourselves for so long how good we are has led to complacency."
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