Sunday Panel: Is the traffic light system going to create more division?

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Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 1:31PM
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Sunday Panel: Is the traffic light system going to create more division?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 24 Oct 2021, 1:31PM

10 weeks into lockdown and no end in sight just yet for Auckland.

The Government has announced a traffic light system as New Zealand transitions out of the elimination strategy and alert levels, but Friday's announcement didn’t present as many certainties as people would’ve hoped for.

There is also a debate on whether the traffic light system will cause more division among anti-vaxxers and double vaccinated.

One of the announcements from Friday was that the traffic light system will take effect when DHBs hit 90 per cent double vaccinated.

But the issue of getting those remaining people to get to 90 per cent vaccinated is holding back the traffic light system and could potentially create more division.

And then there is the issue with Christmas.

Although Jacinda Ardern told Stuff that Aucklanders should be able to travel for Christmas, the issue of policing that with vaccine certificates is another issue entriely.

Listen above as Brodie Kane and Ben Thomas discuss the week's news with Francesca Rudkin on The Sunday Panel