19 May 2020

Seven reasons why Kiwis can cope with Covid

From Nine To Noon, 9:42 am on 19 May 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented and stressful time for many people around the world, but a new paper suggests Kiwis are pretty well-placed to get through it.

 The Social Wellbeing Agency report looks at why anxiety and fear have been a natural response to Covid-19, and cites seven reasons why New Zealanders might in a better position than they think to get through.

Kathryn talks to the paper's co-author, Professor Richie Poulton, who is the Agency's chief science advisor and also director of the long-running Dunedin Study at the University of Otago, which has been tracking the lives of 1000 people for 45 years.

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