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“We demand change”: Indigenous leader Izayah Davis on his path to becoming a doctor

Health science student Izayah Davis was recently interviewed by Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt. Here is an edited version of Izayah’s replies.

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Analysis and opinion | 14 May 2020

Contact tracing apps are vital tools in the fight against coronavirus. But who decides how they work?

A proposed fix to help the COVIDSafe app work on Apple phones may come with costs to public health and accountability.

Associate Professor Ray Lovett standing in front of a tiled wall.

News | 8 May 2020

Community benefit key in securing funding partnership

Mayi Kuwayu has just received $1.18 million to get results from the study into community and policy.

Analysis and opinion | 5 May 2020

Can you get the COVID-19 coronavirus twice?

ANU infectious disease specialist, Dr Sanjaya Senanayake, answers the big question.

Woman coughing into elbow.

Analysis and opinion | 23 Apr 2020

Can coronavirus spread 4 metres?

Recent headlines have suggested COVID-19 can spread up to four metres, drawing into question the current advice to maintain 1.5 metres between people to prevent the spread of the virus.

Earth from space.

News | 22 Apr 2020

Plan urgently needed to survive global risks

The 10 risks to human survival and how we can navigate them are outlined in new report released today.

Dr Kamalini Lokuge at the ANU campus.

Research story | 14 Apr 2020

We know what stopped Ebola - and we know what can stop COVID-19

“The vast majority of our community are doing the right thing and that’s what makes me optimistic.”

COVID-19 in sewage to examine the virus' transmission.

News | 14 Apr 2020

ANU epidemiologist to track COVID-19 transmission through our sewage

A first-of-its-kind project from The Australian National University (ANU) will detect COVID-19 in sewage to examine the virus' transmission.

News | 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 update to students on changes to ANU campus

To relieve financial pressures and stress to students caused by COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt has announced additional support measures.

ANU campus.

News | 25 Mar 2020

ANU campuses move to remote work and study

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt today announced The Australian National University (ANU) will move to remote work and study from tomorrow.

Scientist in the lab.

Analysis and opinion | 24 Mar 2020

Why our unis are essential to beating COVID-19

Society is relying on its universities and medical research institutes to develop vaccines, tests and public health measures to combat COVID-19.

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