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COVID-19 impacts worse for Māori, Pasifika and disabled people, study finds

Results of a major nationwide study published today show the impacts of COVID-19 have been worse for Māori, Pasifika, and disabled people.

Published 26 January 2023.

“Be part of it”: Matamata COVID-19 survivor wants others to share experiences – Hamuera Evans

COVID-19 survivor Hamuera Evans estimates it took him just 30 seconds to be infected by the Delta varient back in March 2020.

Experiences of disabled people with COVID-19 key to study – Dr Huhana Hickey

Telling the stories of whānau hauā (disabled people) who’ve had COVID-19 is critical to improving support for those who get the virus, says a leading disability rights activist.

Pacific peoples encouraged to join study – Tuala Tusani

Samoan COVID-19 survivor Tuala Tagaloa Tusani describes his experience with the coronavirus as scary, painful and leaving him feeling perilously close to death. The 44-year old Samoan entrepreneur contracted the Delta variant of COVID-19 in September 2021 and spent four days in Middlemore Hospital and eight days in Auckland Hospital.

Jenene Crossan joins study

At the beginning of 2020, Kiwi tech entrepreneur Jenene Crossan (Ngāi Tahu) contracted COVID-19 when she was in London. It wasn’t until she returned home to Auckland in March 2020 that she tested positive – the 37th case in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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