• Should we pay Australians to get vaccinated?

    Anthony Scott     |      June 7, 2021

    The incentives for Australians to get their COVID-19 vaccine are all wrong. Carrots, sticks and nudges don’t seem to be working. So, why don’t we pay people to get vaccinated?

  • So, where did Covid-19 come from?

    Ramesh Thakur     |      June 5, 2021

    The World Health Organisation has consistently failed over COVID-19, deferring dangerously to China’s misinformation campaign. Now the idea the virus might have escaped from a lab in Wuhan, long derided as fanciful, is gaining mainstream traction.

  • What really happened in Wuhan?

    Peter Jennings     |      May 29, 2021

    An American review into the murky origins of the pandemic which has disrupted the world over the past 18 months may help light on some issues the Chinese Communist Party would rather stay hidden.

  • The uncharted road to recovery

    ANU Editorial Board     |      May 19, 2021

    The horrifying scale of the COVID-19 crisis in India should be warning enough that the path of the global health and economic recovery is still unknown.

  • Australia’s once-in-a-lifetime chance to build a better future

    Open Forum     |      May 4, 2021

    Australia has a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to create a healthy, sustainable, equitable and prosperous future by taking bold action to build back better, fairer and greener after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Can the Olympics go ahead?

    Open Forum     |      April 18, 2021

    Although vaccines are increasingly available, holding the Olympics postponed from last year might still be a step too far for Japan.

  • Fighting the virus – and the President

    Emi Berry     |      April 17, 2021

    During the inaugural David Cooper Lecture, Dr Anthony Fauci shared fascinating insights into the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 80s, the global response to COVID-19 and the politics of anti-vaxxers.

  • Charting our way back to normal

    Tony Blakely     |      April 5, 2021

    A new web tool, COVID-19 Pandemic Trade-offs, allows people to weigh the costs and benefits of different policy responses as Australia rolls out vaccines and considers opening borders.

  • Australia’s bungled vaccine roll-out

    Stephen Duckett     |      April 4, 2021

    While Australia has done relatively well in containing the pandemic, the nation’s vaccine roll-out has lagged well behind the efforts of other countries.

  • Israel shows the way on vaccinations

    Richard Holden     |      March 22, 2021

    It’s not too late for Australia to repair our vaccine strategy, though we will never make up for the months lost.

  • Understanding COVID conspiracy theorists

    Open Forum     |      March 8, 2021

    COVID-19 conspiracy theorists are more concerned about their own health and less concerned about the health of others, according to a study led by University of Queensland researchers.

  • 10 lessons from the COVID crisis

    Open Forum     |      February 23, 2021

    Australia ranked eighth in the world ‘s Top 10 countries to manage their COVID-19 response well, with New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda and Iceland leading the way in an in-depth study by international experts.