What was said dated very quickly. Someone should play this back to him for his comment
I don't know if Hosking is either capable of or interested in maintaining a consistent line on Covid or any other topic, as that's not the point (I'd imagine it's a common affliction amongst shock jocks: the job is more about contrariness and manufacturing controversy). Covering his inability to do so has become a staple of RNZ's Media Watch; while I've not been able to find some of the programme's more recent coverage, this one from last year is a classic:
He is a bed follow of Alan Jones who is a semi retired broadcaster in Sydney. They are both just egotistical dicks who like the sound of their own voice.