Covid-19 and the common good

Can we now act with common purpose to address intergenerational inequality?

Siouxsie Wiles: Are disinfectants effective against Covid-19? Yes, but…

The American president suggested injecting or inhaling disinfectant could cure people of Covid-19. Dr Wiles says absolutely not, Mr Trump.

Siouxsie Wiles: Tested negative? You still have to follow the rules

Dr Wiles has a message for anyone who has tested negative for Covid-19: you're not off the hook yet.

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Siouxsie Wiles: About those cries of ‘over-reaction’ on NZ’s Covid-19 response

According to a group of academics, the New Zealand response doesn't match the threat posed by Covid-19 and should be substantially loosened.

A note for new (or newish) readers of The Spinoff

Over the past past four weeks our audience has tripled in size. Here's how you should use The Spinoff, and some useful things to know.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: What we should expect next from Covid-19

The nature of this coronavirus means that we need to steel ourselves for more tough news in the coming weeks.

New modelling reveals the impact of lockdown, and the hopes for elimination

As NZ enters its third week of Covid-19 lockdown, a just-released set of modelling provides a flare of light at the end of the tunnel.

Newly arrived refugees in limbo in lockdown New Zealand

A new life in New Zealand has been put on hold for people in the Auckland resettlement centre.

Siouxsie Wiles: On Covid-19, we have to build the plane as we fly it

Siouxsie Wiles on the vitriolic correspondence she's received since Covid-19 struck, and the realities of communicating evidence. 

Covid-19 live updates, April 5: Ardern condemns ‘idiots’; 89 new cases in NZ, total 1,039

Coverage of New Zealand's Covid-19 outbreak, updated throughout the day.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Why those bubbles are so important

A quick reminder why we need to hold firm, and resist any temptation to bend the rules.

Siouxsie Wiles: What is different about the new, fast Covid-19 blood tests?

Some countries are now using a serology test, which uses blood or serum samples to look for antibodies produced in response to the virus.

Lockdown letters, #4, Glenn Colquhoun: A note to Hone Tūwhare

A letter to poet Hone Tūwhare – and his Travelling Band of Constant Companions

Covid-19: Petitions launched demanding ‘hazard pay’ for essential workers

Calls are growing for extra payment for those who continue to head out to work every day, including many on low wages.