Oct 11, 2021 • 18M

Dawn Chorus: The PM's frustrating quest for optionality

Ardern again sidesteps quest for hard vaccination threshold; potential remains for lockdowns well into New Year if Govt waits for less-vaccinated communities to catch up, which PM indicates she might

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TLDR & TLDL: PM Jacinda Ardern is continuing to shy away from setting a tangible vaccination threshold for reopening in Auckland and the rest of the country, which is frustrating many now shorn of elimination as a beacon of hope on the horizon.

Ardern’s deliberate strategy of retaining optionality with the Government’s moves when dealing with Covid-19 an…

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