Alex Kazemi

Alex Kazemi is a doctor and writer, currently studying Public Health at the University of Auckland. He has worked as an intensive care specialist and was formerly Clinical Head of Intensive Care at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. He is also an avid day-dreamer.

Society
Sep 30, 2021

In the face of a pandemic, in a storm of uncertainty, we must put caution first

The paradox of the precautionary principle is that the best thing to happen, when it is properly used, is that nothing happens at all.

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Society
Aug 23, 2021

If you listen closely enough you can hear the whole system shudder

Amid a delta outbreak, a pandemic still roaring around the world, and a push towards reopening borders, this is the reality at the sharp end of the NZ health system.

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The Sunday Essay
May 9, 2021

Sunday Essay: The vaccination

Now, when all this is over, I think that I might tell my children something like this.

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Society
Oct 26, 2020

A tale of two plagues

'On one scale the coronavirus that plagues us is microscopic. On another we ourselves are made small.' An essay by Alex Kazemi.

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Society
Jul 26, 2020

Heroes and monsters of health

Watching the ritual weekly clapping for the NHS from afar, an ICU doctor in New Zealand felt nothing but grave unease.

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Society
May 12, 2020

An ICU doctor on how we can emerge from the storm into a place to mend

I see the energy and creativity within our hospital during this crisis. It’s time to harness that, not to hamper it further.   

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