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COVID-19 elimination in New Zealand: Could it work in the UK?

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Join us for the first seminar in the Let’s Talk COVID-19 series, where Professor Michael Baker will discuss New Zealand's experience with Covid-19 elimination.    

  • Speaker: Professor Michael Baker, Professor of Public Health, and acting Head of the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago.
  • Discussant: Professor Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, LSHTM, and Director Research Policy European Observatory
  • Chair: Professor Neil Pearce, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, LSHTM

About the speakers

Michael Baker is a public health physician, Professor of Public Health, and acting Head of the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington. He is a member of the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and has taken a leading role in formulating New Zealand’s elimination strategy against this pandemic.

Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, LSHTM, and Director Research Policy European Observatory, is a member of the Independent Sage committee.

Neil Pearce, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, co-founded the Wellington Asthma Research Group (WARG) at the Wellington School of Medicine, and established the Massey University Centre for Public Health Research.

 

Background reading:

New Zealand’s elimination strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic and what is required to make it work, The New Zealand Medical Journal

Five ways New Zealand can keep Covid-19 cases at zero, The Guardian

 

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