Infectious diseases

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Communicable diseases prevention
Contagion and contagious diseases
Contagious diseases
Infectious disease management
Microbial diseases in human beings
Notifiable disease management
Zymotic diseases
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.
Report

Lifting lockdown in 2021: the next phase of the coronavirus strategy

As Boris Johnson prepares to unveil his latest roadmap out of lockdown, this paper warns that any mismanagement that risks a fourth lockdown would represent a serious failure of government. The paper sets out how the government can optimise its strategy and, crucially, learn from...
Report

Economic and political outlook 2021

2020 was a year of rapid policy development in Australia. It brought twists and turns in decision-making, as governments responded to a crisis that remains with us in 2021, as nations keep working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides valuable analysis to help...
Case study

State responses to COVID-19: a global snapshot as at 1 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every state and territory on earth, including those where there are as yet no cases of infection. This edited collection represents the work of over 50 academic and professional contributors across the world, linked through their research connections to the...
Policy report

Coronavirus hotel quarantine: key questions for the government

The UK government is finalising arrangements for a partial hotel quarantine system to begin on 15 February 2021. This paper outlines those gaps and challenges, posing a series of questions the government must answer if it wants its quarantine system to be a success.
Report

Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Victorian government’s response have rapidly evolved over the course of this inquiry. This second inquiry report reflects the impact of the second wave of the pandemic, as well as the subsequent actions taken by the government to manage it up...
Report

HIV and Ageing Forum: community engagement and consultation report

In 2019, Positive Life NSW consulted with all people living with HIV in NSW, their partners, friends and family affected by HIV on the multiple issues and impacts of HIV and ageing. This report summaries the findings from the consultations.
Position paper

Position paper: rural health policy in a changing climate – three key issues

This position paper discusses specific impacts and risk factors facing the 7 million people living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia, in relation to extreme weather events; impacts on agricultural output and food security; and debilitating insect-borne diseases.