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Connections: Why New Zealand has been so effective in crushing the coronavirus

Jun 25, 2020

Why have some countries been so effective at crushing the coronavirus, while the United States has plateaued? We get perspective from guests with roots in New Zealand, which has been perhaps the most successful country in the world during the pandemic. They discuss cultural differences that have played into responses to COVID-19.

Our guests:

  • Mike Johansson, New Zealand native, social media strategist, and senior lecturer of communication at RIT
  • Chris Thomas, partner with Nixon Peabody whose family has roots in New Zealand