New Zealand’s out of control Delta eruption could destroy Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand’s severe lockdowns and slow vaccination record during the Delta eruption could see the popularity of the country’s most beloved prime minister falter.

Jacinda Ardern’s popularity was record high in May last year, she was praised for her quick response to Covid, where the country’s death toll was limited to 26.

However, the Labor leader’s strategy of closing its country’s borders and the country’s proliferation of ice vaccines has strained her once-increasing popularity.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s (pictured) popularity is in jeopardy after ongoing lockdowns and border closures could not contain the country’s Delta outbreaks

Since New Zealand’s Delta variant outbreak reached Auckland, contact trackers have been tracking cases, despite a series of shutdowns to contain the virus.

The nation registered 29 new community covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of active infections to 1,448.

Following a series of shutdowns, Ms Ardern has decided to scrap the country’s elimination strategy in favor of a three-step roadmap that takes into account vaccination rates.

The nation registered 29 new community covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of active infections to 1,448

The nation registered 29 new community covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of active infections to 1,448

But health experts now fear that New Zealand’s excessive reliance on isolation and slow vaccine intake will result in a death that reaches thousands.

‘All power to New Zealand to keep the death toll so low,’ Paul Hunter, professor of health protection at the University of East Anglia, told the Australian Financial Review.

‘But the problem is that if your policy fails and you have nothing else in place, it will be just as bad as if you had let it tear right from the start.’

‘New Zealand could find all the victims of the past year wasted if they do not get their population immunized quickly enough.’

Mrs Ardern’s decision to fight outbreaks of lockdown and isolation has even been labeled ‘absurd’ by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, adding that no country could ‘stay in the cave’ forever.

The nation’s economy also continues to suffer as the government struggles to come up with a plan to get out of the lockdown.

Industries such as hospitality and the technology sector were reportedly hardest hit with increased labor shortages due to border closures.

Jacinda Ardern's popularity was record high in May last year, she was praised for her quick response to Covid, where the country's death toll was limited to 26

Jacinda Ardern’s popularity was record high in May last year, she was praised for her quick response to Covid, where the country’s death toll was limited to 26

Mrs Ardern (pictured) recently abandoned the country's strategy of covid elimination in favor of a three-step roll-out that depends on vaccination admission

Mrs Ardern (pictured) recently abandoned the country’s strategy of covid elimination in favor of a three-step roll-out that depends on vaccination admission

An expert on new viruses at the University of Nottingham, Jonathan Ball, told the New Zealand news agency the only option for reopening is vaccination.

‘Early in the outbreak, New Zealand was a great example of how you could deal with the virus through lockdowns and social distancing,’ he said.

‘We have to accept that now we have moved on from that. It’s incredibly difficult to secure its borders forever, and the only thing New Zealand is left with is vaccination, otherwise they are pretty much fighting a losing battle because you always get the virus knocking on your door. ‘

On Thursday, Mrs Ardern began her trip around the country to increase vaccination intake.

When she stopped at a vaccination center in Murupara, she was greeted by frustrated residents holding posters declaring ‘freedom of choice’ and ‘informed decision’.

The small group seen with children in tow was heard singing, ‘what do we want, freedom, when do we want it now,’ Stuff reported.

They showed up at the drive-by vaccination site after the prime minister spoke to health professionals and the public.

‘Go home and take the jab with you,’ shouted one.

‘We do not need your demon vaccine’ said another.

Despite the noisy interruption, Ms. Ardern continued her next visit to the Rotorua Central Mall, where staff would administer over 800 vaccines to locals in the region.

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