‘No second chances’: Can New Zealand beat Delta?
Jacinda Ardern has led a global Covid success story, but other countries have come unstuck when facing the Delta variant
As epidemiologist Michael Baker scrolled through a growing list of New Zealand’s Covid-exposed locations, “my heart just sank,” he says.
Bars, nightclubs, churches, schools, restaurants and hospitals – the bullet points were an infectious disease expert’s nightmare. “Virtually every high risk, indoor environment was on that list.”