Roger Bishop, aged 71

Are you surprised the pandemic has lasted this long and with such devastating effect ?

Not totally, but yes.

Why do you think it has been so widespread here and globally ?

Multi cultural and diverse. International travel and trade.

How well do you think the crisis has been handled ?

Pretty well overall.

What lessons do you think we can learn ?

Need for better international openness and co-operation.

What has been your biggest challenge over the last year ?

Not hugging people.

What has been your worst and best moment (s) ?

Christmas without family. Spirit lifted by great sunrises.

What has helped you keep you going ?

My Christian faith, and my family.

Who are your heroes in all this ?

The many many risking their health for others' benefit.

Any other comments?

The vaccine rollout has been amazing.