“I don’t believe there was any conspiracy inside government to kill people off,” a health official explains. “From what I saw there was no plan.”
Warwick Anderson, MD, PhD, is Janet Dora Hine Professor of Politics, Governance, and Ethics in the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, and an honorary professor in the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. He has written extensively on histories of disease ecology and social medicine, and recently on COVID-19. With Gabriela Soto Laveaga, he edited a forum on decolonizing histories of science for History and Theory (vol. 59, no. 3, 2020). His most recent book, with Ian R. Mackay, is Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity (2014).