Tagged: Ashley Bloomfield

Experts are back in fashion – now more than ever we need to question them - COVID-19

Guest Author May 18, 2020

Richard Shaw, Massey University Once upon a very different time, British cabinet minister Michael Gove sneered that “people have had enough of experts from organisations with acronyms saying that they know what is best and getting it consistently wrong.” But that was then and this is now. One or two obvious exceptions aside, we are all in … Read More

The coronavirus outbreak in China: what a difference a week makes - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 27, 2020

When it comes to emerging infectious diseases and outbreaks, so much can happen in a week. In the case of the coronavirus outbreak in China, I’ve gone from not being too alarmed, to thinking “oh, crap!”. But that still doesn’t mean we should all panic. As I’m writing this on Monday the 27th of January, New Zealand’s Director-General of Health … Read More