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Covid carrot? How about a semi-normal Christmas?

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 04 Oct 2021

Covid carrot? How about a semi-normal Christmas?
Just get on with it. Elimination now means vaccination. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 04 Oct 2021
Eight weeks.That was the most important thing mentioned in today’s announcements on gradually easing covid restrictions in Auckland.The government’s latest gambit in covid compliance is to frame the period between now and Christmas as a “transition” between elimination of the virus and living with it in a highly vaccinated society.In eight weeks, it will be early December.Two weeks after that, the country takes its traditional collective break for Christmas and New Year.A hesitant person who gets a first jab tomorrow, fo...

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