• Lessons learned from the plague year

    Connor Bamford     |      January 19, 2021

    A year on, the COVID pandemic has proved the value of science and the importance of social solidarity in the face of a common threat.

  • COVID-19 treatment affected by a shortage of blood plasma

    Seth Blake     |      September 18, 2020

    Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is calling on those who have fully recovered from COVID-19 to donate their blood plasma for research.

  • A powerful opportunity for change

    David Forbes     |      May 10, 2020

    Can the challenges we face during the coronavirus pandemic help us reconsider what matters most and how we live our lives?

  • We need an international inquiry into COVID-19

    Michael Shoebridge     |      May 10, 2020

    It’s time to take the global debate about the pandemic out of the hands of Beijing and Washington and reclaim it for the 6.08 billion people who do not live in China or the US.

  • Preserving life and our quality of life

    Ramesh Thakur     |      May 6, 2020

    The trade off between public health and economic survival isn’t black and white. More targeted measures can protect those most at risk while allowing business and society to recover.

  • Balancing the lives we save and lose through lockdown

    Gigi Foster     |      May 2, 2020

    The unprecedented social and economic lockdown has prevented many deaths from coronavirus, but this is at the cost of other lives, as well as national and individual livelihoods, and the accounting behind the calculation needs to be made clear.

  • Journal of the plague year

    Claudia Hooper     |      April 26, 2020

    Universities around the world are collaborating to crowd-source coronavirus accounts and create an archive of the COVID-19 epidemic for future historians to study.

  • Medical research must deliver the solution

    Michael Mintrom     |      April 20, 2020

    There is an urgent need for more coordinated funding to fight COVID-19, both in terms of improving treatment and eventually developing a vaccine if we are to get on top of the crisis.

  • How will Covid-19 change the world?

    Open Forum     |      April 19, 2020

    Social science and humanities experts from Monash University offer their views on the implications of COVID-19 for our relationships, governments and society.

  • A long term crisis needs long term solutions

    Tom Uren     |      April 14, 2020

    The government should immediately create a Covid-19 funding body with a mandate to identify critical capacity and capability shortfalls and to encourage, lead and drive solutions to tackle the unfolding health crisis.

  • COVID-19, like Spanish flu, will hit poor nations the hardest

    David Uren     |      April 14, 2020

    Horror videos posted on social media last week underline the extreme vulnerability of emerging nations to the novel coronavirus.

  • Beware the second wave of infection

    Nic Geard     |      April 13, 2020

    Australia appears to be getting on top of the coronavirus outbreak, but relaxing the social distancing regulations too early could see a second wave of community infections unravel all the good work that’s been done.