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Coronavirus updates
Friday, 3 April 2020
Updates on Coronavirus

Less sleep in children who use devices before bed and who choose their own bedtimes
Friday, 3 April 2020
Intermediate school-aged children who use a device just before bedtime and decide what time they go to sleep, achieve less sleep and feel more sleepier the following day than their peers.

PPE an ‘ethical imperative’ for front-line health workers – Otago ethicist
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Personal protective equipment for front-line health workers is an ethical imperative, University of Otago ethicist Dr Elizabeth Fenton says.

Consumers should cut down food waste: Otago study
Monday, 30 March 2020
More than three quarters of New Zealand’s retail food waste is being saved from landfill, in stark contrast to Kiwi households, Otago researchers say.

Otago scientist joins international COVID-19 consortium to investigate sensory systems
Friday, 27 March 2020
The fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic has seen the international scientific community rallying to detect, understand and combat this global threat.

Self-isolating for coronavirus is impossible for tens of thousands of New Zealanders – unless we help them fast
Friday, 27 March 2020
In less than 48 hours, all people in New Zealand will have to self-isolate, unless they are essential service workers. This is our best chance to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Lecturer and students volunteer time to make sanitiser
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
All the hand sanitiser needed by the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus over the coming weeks has been produced in-house and in record time by a School of Pharmacy senior lecturer and his students.

Otago experts warn pandemic risks accentuating rural-urban health inequities
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
The current pandemic risks further accentuating the rural – urban health inequities that exist in New Zealand, University of Otago rural health specialists warn.

'Overjoyed': a leading health expert on New Zealand's coronavirus shutdown, and the challenging weeks ahead
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Professor Michael Baker on New Zealand’s coronavirus shutdown, and the challenging weeks ahead

NZ must urgently build contact tracing for COVID-19 to make nationwide lockdown worthwhile, infectious diseases expert says
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
New Zealand must urgently build its capacity for COVID-19 case identification and contact tracing capacity, as the country goes into ‘lockdown’, Dr Ayesha Verrall, an infectious diseases doctor and epidemiologist at the University of Otago, Wellington, says.

 

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