Coronavirus update: spread outside China and a new name
17 February 2020
Opinion: With over 69,000 confirmed cases and 1,600 deaths, here’s Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles' round-up of the latest coronavirus news.
China needs open leadership over coronavirus
13 February 2020
Opinion: If China's government wants popular support in this crisis, it must send citizens a clear signal that every possible resource is being deployed to keep them safe, write Stephen Noakes.
The Coronavirus and the search for scapegoats
13 February 2020
Opinion: During times of crisis, people look for scapegoats to blame for their problems, and a surge in racist, anti-Chinese sentiments is currently sweeping social media, writes Robert Bartholomew.
Anti-Chinese racism its own dangerous contagion
7 February 2020
Opinion: Fear of a coronavirus epidemic has contributed to racist incidents across New Zealand. David Tokiharu Mayeda looks at this new spin on an old story.
Coronavirus a global ‘misinfodemic’
5 February 2020
Opinion: An unprecedented flow of coronavirus information is reaching almost every community on earth, writes Helen Petousis-Harris. Much true, but also much is false.
The Chinese coronavirus is not the zombie apocalypse
4 February 2020
Opinion: In the midst of the Coronavirus media storm, Robert Bartholomew says it’s time to take a deep breath and dial down the hysteria.
As New Zealand bans arrivals from China, has the coronavirus really infected 100,000?
3 February 2020
Opinion: Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles summarises the latest news and science on the coronovirus.
Coronavirus: don’t panic yet – the global medical world is responding
28 January 2020
Opinion: Much action has already been taken globally to address the Wuhan-originated coronavirus, Dr Helen Petousis-Harris explains.
The Chinese coronavirus outbreak: what are the options for vaccines and treatments?
23 January 2020
Opinion: As the number of coronavirus cases rises, Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles discusses the potential options for vaccines and treatments.
The emerging coronavirus outbreak in China
22 January 2020
Opinion: A new pneumonia-causing virus is spreading around China and has spread to other countires. But should we be worried here in New Zealand? Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles explains.