Expert Opinions

 

Variation in COVID-19 strain transmissibility and New Zealand’s response

20 Jan 2021

How should we interpret the reported increased transmissibility of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19?

Jan 2021 update on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

19 Jan 2021

Dr Mark Thomas has created a video showing how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enters human respiratory cells.

An update on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

17 Sep 2020

A safe, effective vaccine is essential for New Zealand’s long-term response to the COVID-19 epidemic. In the absence of prolonged, widespread, community spread almost everyone is susceptible to infection

Not just ‘any cure’ will vaccinate against COVID-19

8 Jul 2020

COVID-19 has reminded us all of the fragility of modern medicine.

Bubble Trouble – and the Aftermath

4 Jun 2020

Many may have enjoyed the peace and quiet in life that came with Alert Level 4 lockdown but many experienced the opposite.

Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19

7 May 2020

Opinion piece by Dr Anja Werno about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19

COVID-19 and child health

30 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by pediatrician Dr Richard Wills about child health and COVID-19 in New Zealand.

COVID-19: Early diagnosis

29 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by infectious disease consultant, Dr Nigel Raymond about Early diagnosis of new symptomatic COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) cases.

A primer on potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

24 Apr 2020

Opinion piece By Dr Mark Thomas about potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

COVID19: Modelling

14 Apr 2020

Opinion piece By Dr Mark Thomas about controlling the course of the New Zealand COVID-19 epidemic.

COVID-19: Flu vaccinations and equity

10 Apr 2020

Opinion piece Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox and Dr Sue Crengle about Flu vaccinations and taking an active step towards health equity.

COVID-19 and inhaled corticosteroids

9 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Richard Beasley about whether inhaled corticosteroids should be continued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 and corticosteroids

9 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Bob Hancox about using corticosteroids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Symptoms and transmission of COVID-19

3 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Dr Steve Ritchie, Infectious Disease Expert about the symptoms and transmission of COVID-19.

COVID-19 and diabetes

3 Apr 2020

Opinion piece by Professor Jeremy Krebs about the risk of COVID-19 to diabetes patients.

COVID-19 and rheumatology patients

26 Mar 2020

Opinion piece by Professor Andrew Harrison about treating rheumatology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19, a new infectious disease

19 Mar 2020

Opinion piece by infectious disease consultant, Dr Nigel Raymond.

Meet Dr Chris Boberg

21 Jan 2020

Sitting in a laboratory late one night working on his biochemistry research, Dr Chris Boberg looked around at the test tubes on his bench and realised his real passion was for working with people.