Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, February 27th, 2022 - 109 comments
Act as if you have Covid, and look to protect others around you – Ashley Bloomfield
New research shows vaccination protects against omicron. Along with all our other tools – what we do now matters.
This is the knife edge for New Zealand: do we lapse into neoliberal “I’m ok Jack”, and not worry about others? Or do we step up and act collectively to protect us all?
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, February 24th, 2022 - 76 comments
More people in the US have died from Omicron than Delta. In New Zealand we, collectively, still have a choice about just how bad this is going to get. Not everyone is going to contract covid in this wave, and there is great value to individuals and society in slowing spread and avoiding getting covid where possible.
Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, February 18th, 2022 - 73 comments
Delta is still a problem in New Zealand, and we’re still not talking about long covid.
Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, February 13th, 2022 - 47 comments
There has been a depressing large study published looking at the medical risks of having covid-19 on the cardiovascular systems in Nature Medicine. The news isn’t good. Having Covid-19 increases the risks of a range of cardiovascular diseases from heart failure to strokes over a year. It does it across all demographics.
Written By: - Date published: 2:31 pm, January 17th, 2022 - 101 comments
It will be a few days before we know if the omicron variant of Covid-19 is starting to spread in New Zealand. There are things we can be doing that will determine how that goes.
Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, January 6th, 2022 - 132 comments
With over 61,000 new Covid cases reported yesterday Australia is in the midst of an infection surge that it has not seen before. What lessons can New Zealand learn from Australia’s handling of the pandemic?
Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, January 5th, 2022 - 50 comments
It’s understandable that public health, governments and the media focused initially on acute covid, but we’re two years in now, it’s well past time to put long covid to the forefront as well.
Written By: - Date published: 1:12 pm, December 20th, 2021 - 95 comments
There are still so many things we don’t know about long covid and omicron presents a whole new set of challenges.