What’s the right COVID-19 risk to live with?

What’s the right COVID-19 risk to live with?

By Tony Blakely, Tim Wilson & Vijaya Sundararajan As Australia looks toward opening its international borders, new virus modelling provides scenarios that can help us decide what’s the right risk to tolerate. As Australia inches up its vaccine rollout, the...
How did coronavirus spread across the world?

How did coronavirus spread across the world?

By Beth Linas The virus apparently emerged in Wuhan, China. How does a virus that starts in one place spread around the world? The short answer is that we live in a global economy that includes frequent domestic and international travel, and viruses often hitch rides...
Q+A: Does food advertising push up obesity rates?

Q+A: Does food advertising push up obesity rates?

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world – but how much does advertising have to do with it? Jim Mann is calling for greater government regulations around how food is advertised, especially to children. Lachlan Balfour spoke with Mann...