7 Jul 2020

New Zealand takes part in an international Covid-19 study

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 7 July 2020

New Zealand is to take part in an international survey looking at the psychological effects of the coronavirus pandemic and how different government responses to Covid-19 have affected citizens.

Scientists in eight countries have just three weeks to survey 1000 people.

Candidates will be asked about their mental wellbeing as well as their trust in government messaging, news reporting and social media.

Professor Philip Schluter will lead the New Zealand team.