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Makeshift hospital beds at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne during the influenza pandemic of 1919. Museum Victoria

We should listen to coronavirus experts, but local wisdom counts too

COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
Staff members of Local NGO Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, on March 20, 2020. Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

Predicting COVID-19: what applying a model in Kenya would look like

Models can predict the risk and spread of diseases and establish the time and place to implement optimal prevention and control mechanisms.
An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

COVID-19: to test or not to test

While testing is central to the fight against COVID-19, there are a myriad of factors to consider, especially by African countries, when taking decisions to curtail the spread of the disease.
Online misinformation can, to some extent, be addressed. But what is of concern to health-care communicators are the private communication pathways. (Shutterstock)

How to address coronavirus misinformation spreading through messaging apps and email

Online news sources continue to grow as a primary source of information and misinformation. But private platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are harder to monitor.
The pandemic is increasing society’s reliance on digital connections. MR.Cole_Photographer/Moment via Getty Images

Society’s dependence on the internet: 5 cyber issues the coronavirus lays bare

Much of the world is moving online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Society's newly increased dependence on the internet is bringing the need for good cyber policy into sharp relief.

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