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.

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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 corticosteroids

9 Apr 2020

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

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 diabetes

3 Apr 2020

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

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Member

Patients provide poetic inspiration

College Fellow Dr Glenn Colquhoun is passionate about making connections with the young people he cares for, so much so his latest collection of poetry is dedicated to them.

Visionary doctor awarded top College honour

Dr Graham McGeoch seems to have achieved an awful lot for someone who describes himself as ‘not a completer or finisher’.

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Rural

Rural GP hooked

Caitlin Whitford has quickly become a deft hand at removing a wayward fish hook. The GP's practice even has a trophy wall of ‘Turangi Special' lures and flies extracted from their human casters.

Rural hospital doctor and high achiever

Growing up in Tokoroa, Dr Caitlin Whitford knew that rural communities often don’t have the doctors they need and from day one at medical school, she aimed to fill that gap.

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College

Faculty celebrates its new Fellows

With the College Fellowship and Awards Ceremony cancelled due to COVID-19, the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Faculty took matters into their own hands to celebrate 12 new Fellows from the region.

Equity and positive change priority for new Censor-in-Chief

Protecting the reputation of general practice in New Zealand may sound like a job for a knight on a trusty steed, but College Distinguished Fellow Dr Kerryn Lum is more than capable for the task.

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Sector

Real world focus for postgrad primary health care curriculum

College Fellow, Dr Pauline Horrill is a convenor and teacher of postgraduate primary health care papers at the University.

Auckland PHO celebrates primary care

Alliance health Plus PHO held their annual awards recently, celebrating outstanding achievement in primary care.

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Clinical

Finding a needle in the haystack

Opinion piece by Dr Louise Bicknell about a genetic diagnosis for a one-in-a-million condition.

Get ready for the new Privacy Act

The Privacy Act 2020 comes into effect on the 1 December. But what does this mean for GPs and other professionals working in the health sector?

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