New Zealand's COVID Response Was So Good, Mortality Is Down From Previous Years

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New Zealand's COVID Response Was So Good, Mortality Is Down From Previous Years​

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In the midst of the pandemic, few countries have managed to keep COVID-19 rates low, with New Zealand one of the most successful examples. A new study finds New Zealand has done much more than that, avoiding a large proportion of the deaths from other causes that have affected the nation in recent years. The data isn't yet available to reveal the reasons in full, but the team who noticed the startling fact have a few ideas.

New Zealand's isolation gives it some advantages in controlling infectious diseases, but a large tourism industry meant that quite a few cases of COVID-19 reached its shores before the threat was recognized. The government responded by locking down hard, keeping movements to a minimum until it could be confident all cases had been eliminated. Brief upsurges when the virus escaped quarantine were also swiftly stamped out. In a nation of 5 million, 25 people died of COVID-19.

Source and more: https://www.iflscience.com/health-a...o-good-mortality-is-down-from-previous-years/

Well that's embarrassing for all the other countries..
In our defense however: an island is a bit easier to isolate from the rest of the world.
 
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