Health Editor’s Note: Boy, do I wish we had someone of the caliber of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, making the pandemic decisions here in the U.S. New Zealand is a country that suffered only 21 deaths due to COVID-19. Lock down and relentlessly finding and locating contacts of those who were infected kept deaths to an unbelievable low level. Really a very simple plan, but awesomely effective. Trump missed the boat on this one and now we are sinking…Carol
New Zealand edges back to normal after quashing coronavirus in 49 days
by Anna Fifield/the Washington Post
Wellington: Running the meeting was Jacinda Ardern, the liberal prime minister who has won international renown for her empathetic leadership during the global coronavirus pandemic. Next to her was Winston Peters, the wily politician almost twice her age who heads the populist party in the coalition government.
The cabinet faced a momentous decision.
New Zealand had been in almost complete lockdown for 46 days, a step the government mandated when the country had only 100 coronavirus cases but modeling showed it was on a trajectory similar to Italy’s.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.