A group of academics caused some controversy when they proposed a Covid 19 Plan B to the current lockdown approach. I have much respect for these academics who have extensive knowledge and expertise in their field of work, notably not in the field of infectious diseases. In their rather mild defence, the science they reference has some merit, but was devoid of important context.
What was once a near-eradicated disease, is now on a continual rise that has yet to peak and has forced the opening of a new measles unit at Middlemore Hospital. It spread throughout central and west Auckland before we began to see the South Auckland rise. Herd immunity (look it up) has been lost thanks to the spread of another virus – online memes.