COVID Frontline: Letter from Auckland

Montage ofJacinta Ardern and cafe billboard
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is facing increasing pressure over continued restrictions as this Auckland cafe billboard suggests. Credit: Pool / Getty.

The response to COVID in Australia and New Zealand has largely been informed by science, but the outcome of lockdowns and other social distancing measures is all about human emotion. Aussies and Kiwis probably imagine they’ve had similar experiences. Not so much, as it turns out.

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