New research conducted by 16 prominent doctors and scientists in New Zealand has revealed that the country's COVID-19 restrictions saved approximatel
New research conducted by 16 prominent doctors and scientists in New Zealand has revealed that the country’s COVID-19 restrictions saved approximately 20,000 lives during the pandemic. The study, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, highlights the success of New Zealand’s preventive measures in curbing the spread of the virus. It calls for a consistent approach to managing serious respiratory infections, including influenza and RSV. Despite the country’s relative success in handling the pandemic, the research emphasizes the importance of being better prepared for future public health emergencies and pandemics. It also underlines the significance of maintaining high vaccination rates and a strategic approach to managing respiratory infections.
New Zealand Medical Journal website: https://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal-articles/continued-mitigation-needed-to-minimise-the-high-health-burden-from-covid-19-in-aotearoa-new-zealand