Clear border-opening strategy needed now: Gluckman, Clark, Fyfe

Brent Melville
Fri, 03 Jul 2020

Brent Melville
Fri, 03 Jul 2020
Former chief science advisor to the prime minister Peter Gluckman says irrespective of whether a covid vaccine is developed or not, most of the world’s travelling population won't be effectively vaccinated for at least another year and New Zealand needs a clear strategy to re-engage with the world now. In a co-authored 'conversation paper,' Gluckman, former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe, wrote that while the covid elimination strategy has worked, the country needs its global connectivity back...
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