Last year an international study found that Aotearoa New Zealand had the highest level of trust in scientists compared to 11 other countries surveyed (including the US, UK and Australia). With recent protests, journalists are asking whether this level of trust may have waned. Juliet talked to the Herald about how this is not necessarily the case.

Protesters in Wellington

“Covid fatigue is definitely a challenge, but my sense is that patience is fraying, rather than trust in science,” Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard said.

Read the Herald article here: Covid 19 Omicron outbreak: Why Kiwis can’t lose faith in our experts now