With COVID-19 surging and the state resisting a lockdown, Fijians turn to ‘solesolevaki’ — working together for a common cause — to fill the gaps.
In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their ‘civic responsibility’.
The good news is Victoria is more likely to reach zero case of community transmission sooner if vaccination rates pick up, even modestly.
Reducing transport inequality and improving walkability in Indigenous communities are necessary to help close the health and social gap.
COVID vaccines don’t contain any live virus to shed. Here’s the science to put the myth of viral shedding after the COVID vaccine to bed.
Older adults' experience of violent death is different to that of younger adults, our new research finds.
If you’re in Sydney, the advice is for people to bring forward the timing of their second AstraZeneca shot, and for the under 60s to consider having it if they can’t get hold of Pfizer.
COVID-19 cases in Indonesia are rising and are expected to keep doing so for another two weeks until the effects of restrictions and mask mandates are seen.
It may take until the end of the year to get case numbers close to zero, unless more stringent measures are introduced.
Here’s how to make the learning process fun and safe.
The latest survey shows COVID-19 vaccine acceptance is at 81%, but it suggests low reach for the government’s vaccination ads, with only four in ten people saying they’ve seen them on television.
COVID-19 will always be a very different disease to the flu. We should aim to stamp it out like measles, not let it spread.
Our new research found some deals provided an astonishing 90% of the average recommended daily energy intake for adults.
Psychological theory and evidence do not support fear appeals overall.
The proposed NDIS independent assessments have been controversial. And data from a pilot doesn’t really tell us whether they’d deliver positive outcomes for Australians with disability.
Weeks do matter when it comes to the Delta strain. With Australia still heavily reliant on the AstraZeneca vaccine, for now it makes sense to reduce the time between the first and second jab.
The real message is how old you are when you first have sex and have your first child is controlled by a little bit of nature and a lot of nurture.
COVID-19 has impacted an important moment in many people’s lives: grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are some things that can help if you’re far away.
People who are vaccinated and still contract COVID-19 are less likely to develop severe symptoms, be hospitalised, or die from it.
The rise of the Delta variant does seem to be associated with more COVID transmission in schools than what we’ve seen previously. But kids are much less likely to become severely unwell.
To come out of lockdown, health authorities want to see that all cases are linked, and that potentially infectious people are quarantining before they test positive. This still isn't happening.
We should move rapidly to reduce fear, improve vaccination rates, improve treatments and reduce complications as we do with other diseases we can’t eliminate or fully protect against.
One in three Australians we surveyed had a new concern about their appearance since the pandemic began. But while minor cosmetic procedures might give some people a boost, for others it's a bad idea.
The Delta variant is now accounting for the majority of COVID infections in many counties around the world.
How well are the Tokyo Olympics prepared for a COVID crisis when there is still an outbreak in the country, the vaccination rates are low and athletes are asked to socially distance?