• A global emergency demands a global solution

    Peter Drysdale     |      March 20, 2020

    Dealing with the crisis alone incurs only deeper health and economic costs. Tackling a crisis that knows no borders demands a truly global response.

  • Understanding – and enforcing – self-isolation

    Maria O Sullivan     |      March 20, 2020

    Australia will likely hit a peak in coronavirus cases around the height of flu season, further straining our health system and increasing the likely death toll. Getting a flu vaccination in addition to other health measures will help.

  • Testing new arrivals could save more lives

    Wayne Robertson     |      March 15, 2020

    It would be a tragedy if the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread because the authorities failed to give swab tests to everyone who meets the appropriate criteria.

  • Regional leadership and responses to the coronavirus

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 14, 2020

    Greater communication and coordination between all countries is needed until the scientific community develops a vaccine to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Australia could fare worse than China in the virus outbreak

    Open Forum     |      March 13, 2020

    Australia could see higher death rates from the novel coronavirus outbreak than China, due to our relatively older population and the more severe symptoms they suffer.

  • COVID-19: Profit or people?

    Jason Kasses     |      March 11, 2020

    It’s time for Australia to take real action to prevent coronavirus taking hold in this country. Closing the nation’s borders to foreign visitors could help us contain the virus and protect our most vulnerable citizens from harm.

  • Protect the nation – or international trade?

    Nicholas Coatsworth     |      March 10, 2020

    COVID-19 has created a tightrope on which governments must balance between protecting their own citizens and maintaining diplomatic and trading relationships abroad.

  • Taking the panic out of the pandemic

    Open Forum     |      March 6, 2020

    In the wake of Australia’s first coronavirus-related death on Sunday, the nation now has just a small window of opportunity to avoid hitting the panic button.

  • Estimating the economic impact of coronavirus

    David Uren     |      March 6, 2020

    Just as the course of the virus is uncertain, so too is its likely economic impact; predictions vary wildly and it’s difficult to trace the effects of previous epidemics.

  • China’s coronavirus cover-up

    Ryan Manuel     |      March 5, 2020

    China’s draconian efforts to contain the virus outbreak followed weeks of denial and coverup in the first affected region, potentially putting the world at risk of a major epidemic.

  • Ice, ice baby

    Diane Nazaroff     |      March 5, 2020

    NSW’s Special Commission of Inquiry into methamphetamine treatment services, harm reduction and drug laws has missed an opportunity for reform.

  • Tips for traveling during the coronavirus crisis

    David Beirman     |      March 2, 2020

    As coronavirus spreads across the globe, travelers need to be smart about where they go, how they travel and what precautions they take.