When COVID-19 emerged in early 2020, the Academy responded to the need for independent, expert advice to assist Australia in tackling the pandemic.
We work with our Fellows to monitor and respond to the rapidly-evolving outbreak. The Academy liaises with government, the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Scientist, and other key health organisations as they work to manage Australia’s response.
What’s happening in 2021
The Academy continues to monitor Australia’s response and management of the pandemic, including the vaccine roll-out. Our Fellows regularly convene to share expert advice and engage with the public and guide conversations about COVID-19.
COVID-19 Expert Committee
Established in 2020, our COVID-19 Expert Committee brings together interdisciplinary expertise from the Academy’s Fellowship. The Committee provides an independent and authoritative voice as the pandemic progresses in Australia, and as we consider preparedness for future infectious disease challenges.
Recent work of the Committee
A summary of the Academy’s COVID-19 work is available at the AAHMS COVID-19 Information Hub including:
- April 2021 – Vaccines only part of the pandemic puzzle
- February 2021 – COVID-19 vaccines will protect individuals, families and communities
- December 2020 – AAHMS Report: Vaccines alone won’t keep Australia COVID-safe
- April – November 2020 – Contributions to 13 responses as part of the Rapid Research Information Forum
….and more – see the Academy’s policy news.
Expert Committee members