Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: What do we mean when we talk about the ‘elimination’ of Covid-19?

NZ is pursuing an 'elimination strategy'. But that word, as with many terms in science, may not be the same as its common usage.  

Siouxsie Wiles: Putting the Covid-19 tests to the test

With hundreds of testing alternatives available, it is crucial that we pay close attention to the what is in play, and which are most effective.

Millions of dollars announced for NZ studies into Covid-19 and its effects

A slew of new research projects into Covid-19 and its national and global impacts are set to get underway.

Scientists raise concerns about critical gaps in Covid-19 data

An epidemiologist in the government's advisory group says he's been asking for key data about border control, contact tracing and testing for weeks.

Science Archive

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.

Covid-19: New Zealand cases mapped and charted, April 7

The state of the Covid-19 pandemic in New Zealand, as seen through a set of simple, interactive graphics.

Siouxsie Wiles & Toby Morris: Should we all be wearing face masks to prevent Covid-19 spread?

Yes, put on a mask if you're heading into a supermarket or to access other essential services. There's just one very big 'but'.

Covid-19: New Zealand cases mapped and charted, April 6

The state of the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand, in six simple charts.

Sorry Trump, there’s little evidence that hydroxychloroquine can treat Covid-19

Trump has hailed it as a 'game changer', but what we do actually know about the drug?

The next big thing in Covid-19 testing could be floating beneath you

Scientists want to search for evidence of the coronavirus in sewage.

Covid-19: New Zealand cases mapped and charted, April 3

The fifth in our new series of charts, graphics and data visualisations covering the Covid-19 epidemic within New Zealand.

Covid-19: New Zealand cases mapped and charted, April 2

The fourth in our new series of charts, graphics and data visualisations by Chris McDowall, covering the Covid-19 epidemic within New Zealand.

Australia begins testing possible Covid-19 vaccines

Pre-clinical trials will assess how effective and safe the potential vaccines are using an animal model before human testing.

Siouxsie Wiles: A simple thing you can do in seconds to help make NZ healthier

The more people take part, the better it will be at detecting potential clusters of Covid-19.

Covid-19: New Zealand cases mapped and charted, April 1

The third in our new series of charts, graphics and data-visualisations covering the Covid-19 epidemic within New Zealand

Covid-19: Every New Zealand case, mapped and charted, March 31

The second in our new series of charts, graphics and data-visualisations by Chris McDowall, covering the Covid-19 epidemic within New Zealand.