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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown on public sector ophthalmic work by New Zealand’s ophthalmologists | OPEN ACCESS

The virus SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19) began circulating in Wuhan, China, in November 2019. It subsequently spread across the world, becoming a global pandemic.

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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

COVID-19 and the impact on urology service provision at Capital & Coast District Health Board | OPEN ACCESS

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted on societies and health systems across the world. Governmental responses to the crisis and the direct effects of the disease have been expressed differently across countries.

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Emergency COVID-19 funding to general practices in early 2020: lessons for future allocation to support equity | OPEN ACCESS

General practitioners (GPs) operate out of general practices, most of which are privately owned and funded by a combination of patient fees and government subsidies.

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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

Empty waiting rooms: the New Zealand general practice experience with telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic | OPEN ACCESS

The primary care response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in early 2020 required significant changes by general practices throughout New Zealand.

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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

An NP-led pilot telehealth programme to facilitate guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction during the COVID-19 pandemic | OPEN ACCESS

Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is increasing in prevalence and is associated with inequality, significant costs, ill health and preventable mortality.

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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

Making sure the New Zealand border is not our Achilles heel: repeated cross-sectional COVID-19 surveys in primary care | OPEN ACCESS

As is well-known, in December 2019 the Chinese authorities advised the World Health Organization of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause, originating in Wuhan, Hubei province.

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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

Life during lockdown: a qualitative study of low-income New Zealanders’ experience during the COVID-19 pandemic | OPEN ACCESS

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a global public health response resulting in unprecedented nationwide lockdowns. Research on the public’s experience of pandemics is relatively limited, and until 2020 it did not address the scale of the current lockdowns.

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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

Higher perceived stress and exacerbated motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease during the COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand | OPEN ACCESS

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the globe, there is concern for the increased vulnerability of those with chronic disease, including Parkinson’s disease (PD).

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Vol 134 No 1538: 9 July 2021

Māori and Pacific people in New Zealand have a higher risk of hospitalisation for COVID-19 | OPEN ACCESS

Up to 25 September 2020, New Zealand had reported 1,829 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China.

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Deficient handwashing amenities in public toilets in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: a multi-regional survey | OPEN ACCESS

The COVID-19 pandemic has focused international attention on non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce pandemic spread prior to vaccination roll-out.