With COVID cases still in the thousands, why are some so keen to ditch the things that kept New Zealand safe?

Wed, 20 Apr 2022 22:57:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced New Zealand will remain at the red
traffic light setting, but other public health mandates created to control
COVID-19 will still be lifted, contributing to the sense that there’s light at
the end of the tunnel after two years.

But many New Zealanders are already going further and dropping some of the
measures that have kept the country safe.

Anecdotally, an increasing number of people are not wearing masks or keeping
their distance from strangers, and large gatherings are becoming more common.

So what is driving this push back to “normal” despite the rising death toll and
high infection rate? There are a number of psychological factors that help
explain this change in our collective behaviour."

This applies equally to Australia and no doubt other countries.

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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