8 Nov 2021

Covid-19: Derogatory and offensive comments more prevalent

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 8 November 2021

The Delta outbreak has unleashed a greater willingness to use derogatory and offensive slurs as part of public discourse.

That's the take of one University of Auckland research fellow who says terms like Nazism are being thrown around in a carefree manner.

But where does the apparent recent decline in standards stem from?

Timothy Brown investigates.