2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease
Coronavirus disease 2019
Novel coronavirus pneumonia

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.

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.

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...

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.

COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts – an initial analysis

Gains made on reducing homelessness during the pandemic last year are slipping away. Less than a third of those assisted with temporary hotel accommodation during the crisis were later transitioned into longer-term affordable housing, mainly due to a shortage of social housing available, according to...

SNAICC COVID-19 ongoing impacts survey report

This survey report highlights the ongoing effects of the pandemic on the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, identifying several domains that have been significantly impacted.

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...