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Pandemics

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Report

Fraud and its relationship to pandemics and economic crises: from Spanish flu to COVID-19

This report seeks to draw out the common characteristics of frauds associated with pandemics. The report identifies some novel crime types and methodologies arising during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 that were not seen in previous pandemics.
Policy report

A right to come home? Repatriation rights and policy in Australia

A key pillar of Australia’s success in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has been its closure of international borders. This paper addresses the principal issues concerning repatriation policy, and sets out recommendations to address deficiencies.
Report

Legislative leadership in the time of COVID-19

This report finds that safeguarding democracy and improving government responses to health emergencies requires us to strengthen legislatures. On this basis, it recommends that international donors, civil society groups and governments themselves should focus on five key areas of reform.
Book

The China Story yearbook 2020: crisis

The 2020 edition of the China Story yearbook examines the downward-spiralling Sino-Australian relationship, the difficult ‘co-morbidities’ of China’s relations with the US, the end of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ in Hong Kong, the simmering border conflict with India, and the rise of pandemic-related anti-Chinese racism.
Report

Vaccination and testing of the border workforce for COVID-19 and risk of community outbreaks: a modelling study

In this article, the authors use a stochastic model of COVID-19 transmission and testing to investigate the effect that vaccination of border workers has on the risk of an outbreak in an unvaccinated community.
Report

Responding to shocks: 10 lessons for government

As the United Kingdom hits the anniversary of the first national lockdown, this report sets out 10 lessons that government should learn from its handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
Report

The pandemic and the economic crisis: a global agenda for urgent action

This interim report focuses on actions that need to be taken immediately to get the pandemic under control and to ensure a prompt and robust recovery. It takes an explicitly global perspective on these issues, with particular attention to what the international community needs to...
Report

Surveillance and the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19: public health, data, and justice

This report maps a range of social fault lines and data-related challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised. In the process, it highlights some emerging best practices and lessons learned that can guide future emergency responses.
Position paper

Vaccination roll-out a crucial step in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic: AAHMS statement

In this statement, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences asserts that the robust review processes undertaken by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) means that Australians can be confident that approved vaccines meet strict safety and efficacy criteria.
Report

Maintaining strong foundations and building resilience: planning Australia’s path through the COVID-19 pandemic

This document sets out priorities for Australia’s path through the pandemic and identifies a number of actions which the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences believes will equip Australia to continue its successful management of the pandemic.