Some U.S. doctors flee to New Zealand where the coronavirus outbreak is under control and science is respected

  • Some U.S.-based doctors and nurses are fleeing the country because the lack of PPE and coordinated U.S. response made them feel unsafe during the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • Some have been feeling burned out for years due to the complex U.S. health system.
  • New Zealand, which led with science, has declared victory over Covid-19 yet again and hasn’t reported a positive case in more than a week. 



Jacinda Ardern holding a sign posing for the camera: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at a press conference ahead of a nationwide lockdown at Parliament on March 25, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.


© Provided by CNBC
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at a press conference ahead of a nationwide lockdown at Parliament on March 25, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Dr. Judy Melinek knew it was time to make a change when she started to fear for her health and safety.

While working as acting chief forensic pathologist for Alameda County in California, she read early reports about a virus in Wuhan, China. By June, after repeatedly sounding the alarm about the need for

Read More
Read More

Some U.S. doctors flee to New Zealand where the outbreak is under control and science is respected

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media at a press conference ahead of a nationwide lockdown at Parliament on March 25, 2020 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Hagen Hopkins | Getty Images

Dr. Judy Melinek knew it was time to make a change when she started fear for her health and safety.

While working as acting chief forensic pathologist for Alameda County in California, she read early reports about a virus in Wuhan, China. By June, after repeatedly sounding the alarm about the need for health workers to have sufficient personal protective equipment, she’d had enough. She also hoped for temperature checks, social distancing and masks, but she noticed that not all of the staff in her office were taking these steps.

And then an email appeared offering her the opportunity to relocate to New Zealand, a country that has reported less than 2,000 coronavirus cases and 25 deaths, drawing widespread

Read More
Read More

US stocks see 3rd-biggest outflow in history as investors flee tech


  • Extreme times call for extreme moves, Bank of America said on Friday as it detailed investment fund flows in and out of key market sectors.
  • US stocks suffered their third-largest ever outflow of funds, with investors pulling $25.8 billion out of equities in the past week, BofA said.
  • Technology stocks, which have led the market lower since the stock market hit record highs on September 2, suffered their biggest fund flow redemption since June of 2019, according to BofA.
  • The September stock market correction is part of a “topping process,” but don’t expect a big bearish move when the Fed continues to implement easy monetary policies, BofA said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Investors, skittish about rising COVID-19 cases and a lack of additional fiscal stimulus from Congress, pulled funds out of US stocks at the third-fastest pace ever over the past week, according to

Read More
Read More