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2 April 2020

Opinion: Beyond direct impact on demography and genome, pandemics have brought dramatic change across history. Tatjana Buklijas considers the impact of Covid-19.

Coronavirus

  • 2 April 2020

    Opinion: Could pre-existing drugs also be used to treat Covid-19? Associate Professor Mark Thomas provides insight into a clinical trial set to get underway at Auckland Hospital.

  • 2 April 2020

    Opinion: Some countries are now using a serology test, which uses blood or serum samples to look for antibodies we produce in response to the virus. Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles explains its strengths and weaknesses.

  • 2 April 2020

    Opinion: Dr Melanie Woodfield and Dr Hiran Thabrew comment on what abnormal or challenging behaviour parents and caregivers might face from their children under the stressful conditions of lockdown, and the best way to handle them.

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Education and society

  • 2 April 2020

    Using digital data for contact tracing could be a powerful tool for containing the spread of Covid-19, and a new technology app in Singapore could help address fears of data privacy, says a digital data expert.

  • 2 April 2020

    Opinion: Beyond direct impact on demography and genome, pandemics have brought dramatic change across history. Tatjana Buklijas considers the impact of Covid-19.

  • Volunteers are pictured rushing to a helicopter to unload supplies: Voluntary organisation and their armies of volunteers were essential to the rescue operation following the Christchurch earthquakes. Photo: iStock

    1 April 2020

    Opinion: As Covid-19 threatens livelihoods and recession seems inevitable, charities and voluntary organisations face an uncertain future, writes John Mohan.

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