The end is nigh, but not now, for mandates

The end is nigh, but not now, for mandates
Better options exist for ending the Parliament protest than cracking heads. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
With current covid-related coverage focused on the protest at Parliament, it’s almost possible to forget that the first uncontrolled outbreak of covid-19 in the New Zealand community is underway.However, on Sunday afternoon, daily new cases cracked 2,500 – the first time more than 2,000 cases had been notified. There are 100 people hospitalised, although none are in intensive care units. Total cases in this outbreak now number 30,684.The race up to a peak is clearly now accelerating.Sometime over the next four to six weeks, if other...

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