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On the face of it, New Zealand is a lucky country of five million, affectionately termed Godzone.
For two years, New Zealand has largely avoided Covid by strictly controlling its borders. During 2021, the Pfizer vaccine was rolled out to 90% of the eligible population. Therefore in the virtual absence of any confounding effect of Covid infection, NZ should be a unique source of invaluable data on vaccine safety and indeed the government maintains it has all been a huge success.
Accordingly, employees of all government departments are mandated, on pain of losing their job, to be vaccinated. But this week the government narrative began to completely unravel for a rather obscure reason.
Published: 25 January 2022