The latest COVID-19 modelling shows New Zealand will have a 50-50 chance of eliminating the virus again by the end of the month, provided the Auckland cluster stays contained.
The prime minister big new plan is a flawed policy in search of the science to back it up.
Social media influencers could have an impact in promoting a test and trace service and changing young people's attitudes towards COVID-19.
Understanding terms like sensitivity and specificity can help us make sense of COVID-19 testing, the accuracy of tests and what the results mean.
New Zealand's most pressing challenge is to bring the current COVID-19 outbreak under control, but it also time to make more strategic improvements to prevent future border control failures.
We believe New Zealand can eliminate COVID-19 again. But it could do more to speed up that process with mandatory masks and tighter controls on high-risk venues, including bars, gyms and churches.
New Zealand has confirmed a new community outbreak of COVID-19 and the country returns to pandemic restrictions, with Auckland under alert level 3 conditions.
New Zealand is one of a small number of countries that have managed to eliminate community transmission of COVID-19. It's now reached a 100-day milestone with no new cases in the community.
COVID-19 tests rely on a process developed at a biotech company co-founded by a Canadian. Canada’s current testing expertise needs to be channelled to prepare for the next wave, and the next pandemic.
Ideally everyone could get tested frequently for the coronavirus. No state is close to achieving this, but some are doing better than others. What are the challenges in meeting demand for testing?
While Canada has done well compared to countries like the U.S. and the U.K. in containing COVID-19, rates of infection and deaths are higher than in many similar western democracies. Why?
Too many people are going out with COVID-19 symptoms or while awaiting a test result, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has said, after the state hit a bleak new record of 484 new cases.
There's more to the numbers than what you see on TV.
For the vast majority of people, no — you don't need a referral to get tested at dedicated public COVID-19 testing clinic. It's different if you plan to get tested at a private pathology clinic.
If you've got a test but haven't heard back, it's possible the delay is caused by test samples needing to be taken to interstate labs and the huge scale of testing underway.
Our new modelling shows the risk of an infectious person slipping through New Zealand's border undetected is very low — likely to happen only once over the next 18 months.
Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
My international research project was put on hold – so I volunteered to become a COVID-19 tester. Here's what I learned.
Effective national leadership and trust in government appear to be prerequisites for countries to achieve widespread digital contact tracing.
Victoria has recorded its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. It might be time to return to a statewide lockdown.