• Living with COVID-19?

    Rosemary Calder     |      July 9, 2021

    Sydney has been plunged into a tighter, and potentially longer lock-down to curb the spread of the Delta variant, but in the long term vaccinations will allow us to accept COVID as another endemic disease.

  • Do lockdowns save lives?

    Richard Holden     |      July 3, 2021

    The argument for city-wide lockdowns rests on the lives saved outweighing the social and economic costs, and studies which dispute their efficacy should be grounded in sound methodology.

  • Indonesia needs help to fight COVID-19

    David Engel     |      July 3, 2021

    As millions of Australians emerge from lockdowns to curb a relatively minor surge in Covid-19, Canberra should spare a thought for the much greater crisis unfolding in Indonesia.

  • Australia on the brink

    Michelle Grattan     |      June 28, 2021

    Australia seemed to have coronavirus well contained, but a spate of recent outbreaks risk plunging the country into another round of lockdowns and restrictions.

  • Responsible reporting on vaccine hesitancy

    Heather Green     |      June 23, 2021

    Media reports on Australians’ attitudes to vaccinations should emphasise that most people intend to be vaccinated, rather than hype up the fears of a small minority.

  • 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.