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Devastating video compares everything Jacinda Ardern got right with what Boris Johnson got wrong

Indy 100 logo Indy 100 06/05/2020 James Besanvalle
Jacinda Ardern, Boris Johnson looking at the camera © Provided by Indy 100

A revealing new video compares New Zealand’s swift response to handling the coronavirus pandemic against the UK’s approach.

At the time of writing, New Zealand has just 1,488 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 21 deaths.

This compares to more than 195,000 confirmed cases and 29,427 deaths in the UK – the most number of deaths than any other country in Europe.

Now a new video is comparing how each country chose to handle the pandemic.

It shows Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s refusal to adopt a herd immunity approach, while Boris Johnson can be seen telling journalists his strategy is to “take it on the chin” and “allow the disease to move through the population”.

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It also explores the UK’s lack of preparation in securing personal protective equipment for health workers, as well as restrictions on quarantining after travel.

Ardern said in the video:

We have done what very few countries have been able to do. We have stopped a wave of devastation.

While Boris Johnson attempted to praise the UK government’s response, amid the worst coronavirus-related fatalities in Europe:

I know there will be many people looking now at our apparent success.

The eye-opening video caused many to comment at their disgust over how the UK has handled the pandemic:

Then the calls for Jacinda Ardern to become the UK’s PM began:

The UK population is around 66.5 million people and New Zealand has just 4.8 million.

But it’s undeniable that a strict tracking policy and quarantining measures have helped maintain relatively low levels of spread within New Zealand.

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