New Zealanders have, in principle, access to free healthcare. But inequality is a major issue, affecting Māori and Pasifika communities and New Zealanders living with disabilities or in poverty.
Not everyone has a job they can do from home. Mapping the patterns of occupations across Melbourne's suburbs against COVID-19 cases strongly suggests why some parts of the city are more vulnerable.
A major review of New Zealand's health system points to systemic racism as a reason for disparities in health outcomes for Māori. But it was split on the role a proposed new Māori agency should play.