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How New Zealand Crushed the Curve

A vaccine will be necessary to help the country’s economy

Photo illustration. Sources: alexey_ds/Getty Images, daboost/Getty Images

In late April, New Zealand’s public health officials announced that the spread of Covid-19 had ceased within its borders. The world cheered, and headlines trumpeted the strength and compassion of the country’s political leadership and its science-first policies as an important cause of its success.

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