The secrets to New Zealand’s success at eliminating coronavirus has been revealed by university researchers, who have found compliance with basic hygiene practices and trust in authorities was at nearly 100%.
Researchers at Massey University interviewed more than 1,000 people post-lockdown, to investigate how New Zealanders responded to the pandemic.
“Simple, clear health messages, communicated with kindness and empathy, resonate with people, even when they are demanding tough changes.”.
“Almost all New Zealanders correctly understand important facts about the coronavirus,” researchers concluded.
Four out of ten respondents also noted that they or a household member had felt depressed or had trouble sleeping.
Māori were also more likely to report other economic consequences, distress or lack of access to adequate medical care during the emergency.
Epidemiologists working on managing the spread of the disease in New Zealand singled her out for praise. »