The eight most common myths about Covid vaccines
30 April 2021
Opinion: Helen Petousis-Harris takes apart eight of the most dangerous and untrue pieces of propaganda currently circulating in NZ about Covid-19 vaccines.
Covid-19 blood survey confirms meagre transmission
22 April 2021
The first nationwide survey to detect Covid-19 antibodies in blood highlighted the success of efforts to eliminate the disease.
Students involved in virus experiment
21 April 2021
Hundreds of students at the University of Auckland are about to get involved in an experiment that could help better understand how viruses like Covid-19 spread.
'You're not actually living life': benefit recipients suffer increased hardship during Covid
20 April 2021
Covid-19 exacerbated existing levels of material and emotional hardship for people on low core benefit rates, a new study has found.
Schools - where creativity goes to die
19 April 2021
Opinion: These are post-normal times: nothing will be "normal" again. Replanting creativity in schools could be what we need to survive, writes Peter O'Connor.
Helen Petousis-Harris: Covid and blood clots - what’s the deal?
19 April 2021
Opinion: You are more likely to be hit by lightning than suffer a blood clot after a Covid vaccine. But if you do, it can be serious, Helen Petousis-Harris explains.
A super model for the team of 5 million
15 April 2021
The nation's Covid-19 response has relied heavily on contagion modelling. Dion O'Neale is leading work to build a unique model that mirrors the myriad connections of the entire population of New Zealand.
Rethink needed on how governments manage risk
14 April 2021
Countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks, according to a new report.
Prime Minister recognises transformative science
13 April 2021
The 2020 Prime Minister's Science Prize has been awarded to Te Pūnaha Matatini for their contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response.
The data behind the decision to suspend arrivals from India in New Zealand
12 April 2021
Opinion: The temporary halt on travel from India to New Zealand is unprecedented. But so is the state of Covid-19 in India, writes Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.
Siouxsie Wiles stepped up as New Zealand locked down
1 April 2021
Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles is New Zealander of the Year after explaining the science of the Covid-19 pandemic to this country and sometimes the world.
Covid and the virtual lung
31 March 2021
Professor Merryn Tawhai's work on the virtual lung has led to a vital new tool for medical staff caring for patients hospitalised with serious Covid-related illness.