With Covid-19 loose in the community, Kiwis are clearly very keen to get vaccinated. In the last week well-over half a million Kiwis got a dose of the vaccine, with an average of 1.5 per cent of the entire population being jabbed every single day.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been keen to highlight this, holding up an A3 graph proudly at the 1pm podium that showed we could beat Australia at something else but rugby.
Yet while we are going faster than Australia, we’re still behind them – as the Opposition is keen to point out. Indeed we’re still behind almost every other developed country, although we did pass Mexico this week, meaning that phrase “the bottom of the OECD” no longer quite applies.
What an achievement – second bottom ahead of Mexico.