Salvation Army counts social cost of lockdown

Loss of income, housing and jobs as a result of Covid-19 will create a  “underclass of social need”

“We’re seeing people who have lost their jobs and households unable to meet rent and mortgage costs.

In the past week, the organisation delivered 5895 food parcels, a 346 per cent rise from the week before the Cobid-19 lockdown.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/research-policy/social-policy-parliamentary-unit/latest-report

Health expert says second Covid-19 wave possible

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121123046/coronovirus-health-expert-says-second-covid19-wave-possible

Health experts feel censored over alternative lockdown plan

A group of health experts who believe the Government’s lockdown response has been too harsh say… They’re concerned the Government is getting all its scientific advice from an echo chamber as it prepares to decide our immediate future on Monday.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-health-experts-feel-censored-over-alternative-lockdown-plan.html

Prolonged lockdown dangerous

A prolonged lockdown will cause economic issues that lead to broader, indirect problems for our health and wellbeing, according to Vice Chancellor of Victoria University, Professor Grant Guilford.

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/ideasroom/2020/04/09/1122155/will-an-extended-lockdown-cost-more-lives-than-it-saves