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New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern to declare climate emergency

In yet another historic move, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is set to declare a nationwide climate emergency. It will happen next week. According to...

Victoria may have eliminated COVID-19, but eradication is a distant dream

Today Victoria satisfied a common definition of elimination for COVID-19, recording its 28th consecutive day of zero new cases. While there is no international...

What can you expect if you get a call from a COVID contact tracer?

“Test, trace and isolate” has become the catch cry of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s recognised as an essential strategy for containing the spread of...

Children may transmit coronavirus at the same rate as adults: what we now know...

The role children, and consequently schools, play in the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard to work out, but that puzzle is now finally starting...

So you think economic downturns cost lives? Our findings show they don’t

Throughout the coronavirus recession, we’ve been told there’s a balancing act when it comes to lives. On one hand, lockdowns save lives by limiting the...

AstraZeneca’s results signal more good vaccine news — but efficacy is only the beginning...

AstraZeneca has become the latest pharmaceutical company to reveal promising results in clinical trials, for its viral vector vaccine developed with the University of...

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