03 February 2021

One hundred days of harsh lessons for Māori as calls for help go largely unanswered

In November 2021, Andrew was interviewed for Stuff on COVID-19 modelling and Māori vaccination rates:

Auckland University senior researcher Andrew Sporle has been creating models of how the outbreak will impact Māori communities since 2020.

Based on his calculations it will take Māori at least four weeks to get up to 90 per cent first doses – based on the Ministry of Health’s Health Service User population estimates which undercounts Māori – if the current vaccination rates continue, which he says is highly unlikely.

It will be well beyond Christmas before they get to 90 per cent fully vaccinated, and well after that before 90 per cent of the population, based on Stats New Zealand figures – is actually reached.

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