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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted how we live our lives, how we work, how we do business.

But University of Otago researchers argue that there can be a silver lining. This disruption also presents an unprecedented opportunity for a rethink, for new ideas and a more sustainable future.


Turning off the international tourist tap has decimated New Zealand tourism. However, this lucrative industry was already strained and Otago academics believe that now could be the time for change.

Global perspectives

COVID-19 has been a reality check to the established world order, with responses to the crisis highlighting a clear fault line in global politics. It has also starkly highlighted the dangerous potential of biological weapons.

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