Adjunct professor at the University of Canterbury and Director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience
While it’s natural and normal to feel concerned about Coronavirus right now, there isn’t any reason to panic. We don’t have an outbreak of Coronavirus in NZ. There is no community transmission in NZ and we hope that can continue as long as possible. The most sensible things we can do is to stay away from any public event if you’re not feeling well and self-isolate, and keep up to date using credible websites only such as the Ministry of Health which is being updated regularly. The response of certain media has been irresponsible inducing panic and anxiety. My advice is to watch your media diet - choose your sources of information very very carefully and don’t let your mental health get hijacked by sensationalist news and social media coverage.
Well-known Psychologist, TV presenter, author & documentary producer
Dealing with coronavirus is simple: Wash your hands often, sneeze and cough tidily (elbows or paper tissues), stay home if you’re sick, don’t be a racist idiot, don’t hoard unless you have an actual reason, and then just get on with your life. We all need to remember that doing the things we would normally do, just with a little more awareness, is important. That’s how all of us pay the bills.
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Renowned New Zealand Economist
Covid-19 may cause a recession and will hit the travel industry hard. But with Kiwis likely to radically lift domestic holidaying, and sectors affected by China’s factory closures getting back to normal in perhaps 2 - 4 months, the shock to the business sector (outside tourism) could be short-lived. The strategic need to focus on staff skills and shortages, plus adjust to new operating environments and social pressures, remains unchanged.
Serial Tech Entrepreneur and Business Leader
Now that a global pandemic has been declared by WHO, "congregations" of people are going to be curtailed. This is the perfect time to roll out best practice virtual conferencing and collaboration tech. The good news is that it has never been cheaper or better. Companies who start having in house webinar, and virtual conferences with clients will get through this storm better than those who cancel everything.
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