Border opening puts nearly half the Māori population at risk — children could be biggest spreaders

A Stuff article.

A Covid-19 researcher says opening the Auckland border has exposed nearly half of the Māori population to the risk of contracting Delta – and children could be the biggest spreaders.

Dr Rāwiri Taonui says Māori cases have surged whenever the Government has eased restrictions and allowed more people to move around.

It was unlikely the government had vaccinated enough people to prevent further spread of the virus now that the Auckland border is open, and Māori could brace for new outbreaks across the North Island, he said.

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