Colin Windon (37)
It could go either way, but they could also see the experience of NSW, and realise that they could open up much quicker. If winter's going to be a problem, then opening up in May next year becomes less likely - case numbers in Australia could easily be rising by that point. Summer's likely to be better. If they poke their nose out in April next year and see things worsening, what do they do? Wait another 6 months until summer?I think it's in line with the NZ Gov's path through this so far. They have done an amazing job of keeping people safe so far. I think getting what happens next is the trickiest part. Opening up without overwhelming the medical system is a tricky prospect. Balancing that with getting back to some sense of normal before winter and the possible surge that comes with it is going to be... Complicated, to say the least.
Going into our third year living with this, and it seems we are just holding our own, and it could still go either way. That's why hearing someone tell me they'd rather their natural immunity take care of their health is so frustrating. It ignores the basic function of immunity.