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Why we’re happy hobbits in Jacinda’s ‘mysterious socialist hermit kingdom’ | Max Rashbrooke

Some British media have been mocking New Zealand for going into Covid lockdown over one case, but it’s hard to find downsides to the approach

Physician, heal thyself. This phrase has been in my thoughts ever since global media outlets, most of them British, started mocking New Zealand’s Covid elimination strategy last week.

I’m a proud British passport holder, and spent some of my best years in London, but not once during this pandemic have I ever wished to be anywhere except New Zealand. That holds true even though we’re now back in lockdown while the British freely enjoy what passes for a summer there.

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