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Life with delta – time to get scared

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 21 Sep 2021

Last week the vaccine bus naming was fun. This week, vaccination is deadly serious. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Last week may have been the hell of level four for Aucklanders, but at least there was some fun trying to think up the best name for the vaccination buses.My personal favourite: Jabbin' Wagon.This week, Aucklanders get to eat takeaways in level three, but only because the government has taken the first step towards what it has known it must do since the appearance of the highly infectious delta strain of covid-19: abandon the elimination strategy.It would have preferred to have abandoned it on its own terms and in its own time.But delta tur...

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