On the fourth anniversary of New Zealand’s first COVID case it’s clear this is not a normal pandemic. Despite fatigue and indifference, New Zealand must heed the evidence and improve its response.
The cost overruns of the ArriveCan app are exceptional, but the scandal is not unique in history. There are solutions available to prevent the excessive use of public funds.
Simplistic stories often become the popular ones.
Giving students a voice in decision-making helps foster well-being, research has found.
Memes have featured in anti-vaccine messaging for centuries and their power to spread harmful health disinformation is growing.
We need to see suitable infection prevention measures alongside targeted public health campaigns to reduce COVID infections across the community.
Several years on from the pandemic, the demand for new cars still outstrips supply. But turning to the second hand market is not the solution.
Trust, particularly in government leaders, has diminished over time.
Since 2020 there has been exponential rise in ‘virus fiction’ by a new COVID generation of authors who came out of isolation having experienced a pandemic in real time.
While some lucky people believe they’ve never had COVID, many are facing their second, third or even fourth infection. Here’s what the evidence shows.
South Africa’s challenge is how to break the cycle of people becoming locked in chronic unemployment who may not be employable in the long term.
During the pandemic, many people relied on social media for distraction and social connection. However, excessive social media use can negatively affect mental health, especially for young people.
Mental health for teachers carries critical benefits for students.
The current triple epidemic of respiratory viruses is affecting all age groups, prompting comparisons with the pre-COVID-19 era.
While teleworking can come with many benefits, being alone at home can leave us feeling isolated and unmotivated.
Another year, another COVID wave. Here’s what we know about what the virus is doing around the country.
COVID was a ‘gendered pandemic’, with women carrying very different burdens to men. A three-year New Zealand research project aimed to overcome the urge to forget, and provide lessons for the future.
The mysterious case of the OC43 coronavirus pandemic.
Neighbourhood features may have helped youth cope with the mental health impact of pandemic restrictions. Parks didn’t play much of a role but food amenities and the suburbs did.
Keeping a diary has been a common pandemic pastime throughout history.