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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
Journal article

Health and economic costs of early and delayed suppression and the unmitigated spread of COVID-19: the case of Australia

The research in this article compares the health and economic costs of early and delayed mandated suppression and the unmitigated spread of ‘first-wave’ COVID-19 infections in Australia in 2020.
Working paper

Global macroeconomic scenarios of the COVID-19 pandemic

The scenarios in this paper demonstrate that even a contained outbreak (which is optimistic), will significantly impact the global economy in the coming years. The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic under plausible scenarios are substantial and the ongoing economic adjustment is far from over.
Report

COVID-19 procurements and deployments of the National Medical Stockpile

This audit is one of five performance audits conducted under phase one of the ANAO’s multi-year strategy that focuses on the effective, efficient, economical and ethical delivery of the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the second of two performance audits focused on...
Briefing paper

Managing the long term health consequences of COVID-19 in Australia

This paper argues that Australian governments should consider an effective and proportionate value-based response to COVID-19, and its longer-term health consequences, that considers patient health outcomes and costs.
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.
Policy report

Covid passports: key questions for the government

The UK government’s failure to engage with fundamental questions over how vaccine passports would work could harm confidence in the government’s approach – at a critical moment in the vaccine rollout and lockdown exit roadmap. This report says the government must address concerns over how...
Article

What’s really at stake with vaccine passports

In this article, the author suggests that rather than thinking about vaccine passports as temporary and isolated public health-related measures, we should view them as just one example of how the pandemic is accelerating the rollout of digital identity infrastructure across the world.
Report

WHO-convened global study of origins of SARS-CoV-2: China part

The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 was first observed when cases of unexplained pneumonia were noted in the city of Wuhan, China. This joint study was conducted over a 28-day period from 14 January to 10 February 2021 in Wuhan. This followed a series of virtual meetings...
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.
Journal article

Addressing health and social care during and beyond COVID-19: the importance of implementation science

This paper argues that the involvement of consumers and the community in the quest to combat and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic will enable social equity, as demonstrated by a case study.