21 Mar 2022

Covid-19: Not time to remove vaccine passes yet - Rod Jackson

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 21 March 2022

Auckland University epidemiologist Professor Rod Jackson says calls to remove vaccine passes now are "political nonsense", and wants them to stay for weeks longer.

Jackson said NZ is currently at the peak of the Omicron wave, and the passes should stay until the wave is well passed.

The number of deaths of those with Covid-19 is on the rise, with nine reported yesterday.

This comes as 957 people are in hospital, including 26 in ICU, the highest number yet in intensive care.

Jackson spoke to Corin Dann.