Māori dominating

the tail of the outbreak

Some health experts are saying Tāmaki Makaurau is on a knife-edge, and that the government's decision to move Auckland to Alert Level 3 despite 22 new cases, including three in the Waikato, is a calculated risk.

Health researcher Dr Rawiri Taonui says while Pasifika numbers dominated the opening of this outbreak, Māori are dominating the tail.

Taonui says the Waikato outbreak on Sunday raised concern among the Māori community, and the news of the 20 clusters on Monday reinforced the decision to shift down a level, despite a calculated risk.

“The government felt it had control of at least 16 of them. And that there are only two more of concern, so I think that’s hit the balance,” he says.

Link to article and video: Māori dominating the tail of the outbreak | Te Ao Māori News (teaomaori.news)


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