Great Barrier has no hospital, and a helicopter would be needed to transport Covid patients – but fewer than four in five have had their first dose, Stuff reports. Nick Wilson, Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago, said due to density and health infrastructure, rural areas had benefits and negatives when it comes to the virus, making it hard to judge the seriousness of a potential outbreak. “When people do get infected if they’re further from health services they might be at risk of worse outcomes,” he said.