Vietnam’s showcase Covid response
20 November 2020
Opinion: Vietnam’s success against Covid-19 is remarkable given the lack of material resources. Natasha Hamilton-Hart and Celia Caughey discuss how it was done.
Covid-19 lockdowns took toll on our diets
18 November 2020
Most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand lockdowns, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Auckland.
Koch’s postulates, Covid, and misinformation rabbit holes
16 November 2020
Opinion: Take a 19th century German scientist, a 21st century disease and add the internet - the result is a dangerous upsurge in Covid-denial nonsense, writes Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.
The astonishing, life-saving power of immunisation
13 November 2020
Opinion: Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles explains why she immunises, and the commitment you make to the community when you do.
The vaccine news is great, but here’s the catch
11 November 2020
Opinion: How would this promised Pfizer vaccine get from the factory to being administered? Does this mean we can stop doing things to stop Covid-19 transmission? And what does 90% effective really mean? Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles takes on some important questions around this promising development.
The link between Covid and Parkinson’s
10 November 2020
Opinion: Victor Dieriks examines concerns that the rapid onset of Parkinson's disease motor symptoms after Covid-19 infection suggests a causal link.
Nikki Turner: Let's keep our eyes on the ball
2 November 2020
Immunisation expert Dr Nikki Turner says as we wait for a Covid-19 vaccine, there are other diseases to keep in mind.
How Te Pūnaha Matatini became part of our Covid-19 response
28 October 2020
Shaun Hendy and Siouxsie Wiles are just two of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at Te Pūnaha Matatini, who have contributed to New Zealand's Covid-19 response. Jonathan Burgess meets some of the group.
New Zealand's path to Covid-19 vaccine
27 October 2020
Developing a Covid-19 vaccine is arguably the number one priority of humanity right now – so how are we going? A University of Auckland panel has the answers.
Covid-19 and the Swiss cheese system
22 October 2020
Opinion: The effort to defeat the coronavirus relies on many layers of defense. Or, let’s call them, slices of cheese. Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles explains New Zealand’s Swiss cheese/Emmental model for managing Covid-19.
Are Covid lockdowns dictatorships by stealth?
15 October 2020
Opinion: Australia and New Zealand have shown that democracies can be just as successful as the most autocratic regimes in combating Covid-19, writes Gehan Gunasekara.
New Zealand’s Covid-19 vaccine purchase agreement, explained
14 October 2020
Opinion: The government has signed its first binding agreement to secure a Covid-19 vaccine. But what exactly is the vaccine, who’s likely to get it and when? Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles talks us through it.