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A pandemic that won’t go away – as COVID enters its 5th year, NZ needs a realistic strategy

  • Written by Michael Baker, Professor of Public Health, University of Otago

February 28 marks four years since COVID-19 was first reported in Aotearoa New Zealand. Many of us are probably surprised this virus is still causing a pandemic.

The World Health Organization refers to COVID-19 as a continuing pandemic. As Scientific American put it recently, it “has been the elephant in every room — sometimes...