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‘Impacts of COVID-19’ report released by Ministry of Health

Impacts of COVID-19 report news

The Ministry of Health has welcomed its latest commissioned research into the impacts of COVID-19.

The Impacts of COVID-19 report, compiled by Health Services Research Centre at Victoria University, focuses on Māori, Pacific peoples, people with lived experience of disability and those with ‘Long COVID’.

Chief Science Advisor Ian Town says the findings will be used to inform New Zealand’s ongoing response to the COVID pandemic and how we respond to future pandemics, especially for disadvantaged populations.

“It’s clear there’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to delivery of health services, and this is especially pronounced during a pandemic. This report highlights the importance of high-quality ethnicity data and approaches that are tailored to specific population groups, including better joined up social services and whānau support.

“The Government is committed to continuously lifting the performance of the health system and improving equity and outcomes for those communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

“The health sector reforms that came into effect on 1 July 2022 will provide a structural framework to support a smarter, fairer health system and the foundation for improving health outcomes and tackling inequity. Significant allocations were made in Budget 2022 to help deliver the transformation needed. New Zealand’s health data sharing capacity and capability has been strengthened and we are already seeing more community and prevention-based services, including outreach services tailored to local needs, as a result of this investment.

“Not only will the Impacts of COVID-19 report be useful for informing New Zealand’s ongoing pandemic response, but it will also provide broader learnings that can be applied to the health sector more generally, particularly around barriers to healthcare and cultural competency.

“Lead health agencies are working together to achieve ‘Healthy Futures’ and high-quality research, evidence and a health system driven by innovation will be essential to inform this.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t believe the govt cares about peoples health at all. If they did they would tax fizzy drinks, alcohol, domino’s carls junior McDonalds et Al out of existence. We know that won’t happen though because they are all tied to the WEF and that means $$$$$ for the globalists. Just F’ing hypocrites.

    Have a look around you at the overweight and unhealthy people. It’s all about what we put in our gob.

    Regarding the long Covid – how many people with long covid are unvaccinated? I am guessing sweet beggar all. My MIL tried to say she had long covid and then finally admitted that she only started feeling sick after her 4th shot.

    I actually don’t believe our health professionals any more. I don’t want their drugs. They have lost my respect and trust. And I wish the government and their paid off minions would get the F out of our lives.

  2. Didn’t they kill enough Māori and Pacific people this time round?

    Maybe with a bit of fine tuning and giving extra kebabs and burgers they can do better next time.

  3. Get out of here Town. You coward. How is this guy still in the top job. What a shitty health beauracracy we have.

    Can we have some figures on vaccinated/unvaccinated suffering from this illness. Probably not I would guess.

  4. Ian Town’s confused pronouncements simply reek of 1930s Germany eugenics.

    We need to keep a very close eye on Mr Town’s activities going forward.

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