Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Simple rules to play it safe at alert level two

Siouxsie Wiles explains the state of Covid-19 in New Zealand, the risks we face in alert level two, and some simple ways we can keep safe.

Decision day: When will New Zealand move to alert level two?

Jacinda Ardern will announce today if and when we go down the ladder to alert level two, and it is unlikely to be as simple as last time.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Why our run of low Covid-19 numbers does not mean jump now

It’s all about the lag. We’d be idiots to throw away what we’ve achieved.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: What we don’t know about Covid-19

A crucial part of the puzzle is when, and for how long, are people infectious?

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Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Why getting tested quickly matters so much

Even after weeks of lockdown, people are still testing positive. Here’s why that is – and why getting tested swiftly if you have symptoms is really important.

Siouxsie Wiles: Where did the name ‘Covid-19’ come from?

In the third in our new video series 60 Seconds with Siouxsie, Dr Wiles explains why we've heard so little about Covids 1-18.

The prevalence puzzle: Siouxsie Wiles on understanding the Covid-19 numbers

50 to 85 times the confirmed number in one US county had the coronavirus? Here's why we should be sceptical.

Politics in pubs podcast: Danyl Mclauchlan, Andrea Vance and Neale Jones

In the first of a series of now-virtual events, Danyl is joined by a journalist and a former political staffer to discuss politics and the media.

The curve and the kākā

When we emerge from our Covid-19 lockdown will we still listen to the scientists, the statistics and the stories of the past?

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.

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.