Why a domestic NZ COVID ‘passport’ raises hard questions about discrimination, inequality and coercion
With COVID-19 causing extraordinarily intrusive and expensive lockdowns, vaccine “passports” or certificates are increasingly seen as key to getting out of them. Decision-makers and gatekeepers – from border guards to maître d’s – will have a means of knowing who can safely engage with others.
To that end, the New Zealand government aims to have one in place by year’s end.
Languishing, burnout and stigma are all among the possible psychological impacts as Delta lingers in the community
As New Zealand remains under different levels of restriction, the psychological toll of the Delta outbreak may start to show, even as lockdown eases for everyone outside Auckland.