COVID-19 is not the first – nor likely the last – to emerge from the two continents.
The Fed cut interest rates by half a percentage point in hopes of calming investors. A finance professor explains why it seems to have failed.
Treasury will update the nation on the likely impact of the coronavirus on Thursday.
Coronavirus cases are slowly rising in Australia. We have a good system of testing possible cases and surveilling the population for people who don’t know they have it. But there’s more we could do.
Australia’s Biosecurity Act gives the government power to detain and isolate people who are suspected of being infected, with potentially harsh penalties for those who fail to comply.
In a health crisis, decisions about treatment and containment must be made quickly. It’s crucial those decisions be based on research evidence, but fast and easy access is not always available.
A look back at history can help us consider the economic effects of public health emergencies and how best to manage them.
Local residents’ committees control urban governance in China, meaning lockdown measures do not feel imposed from outside.
As the coronavirus spreads, public health officials stress the importance of hand washing. But can it really make that much of a difference? A microbiologist explains why.
An epidemiologist explains the differences and similarities between COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.
Machine learning technology was first to sound the alarm about the new coronavirus. Its success illustrates how AI is boosting epidemiology.
COVID-19 has now been confirmed in New Zealand in one case, but as yet, there is no evidence of transmission to others. Pandemic planning is focused on keeping the novel coronavirus out.
Never has a virus featured so prominently in a Reserve Bank statement.
The same techniques used to model the SARS pandemic for the World Health Organisation produce results ranging from bad to catastrophic.
Children who get the coronavirus often show mild symptoms and some have none at all. But they can still carry and transmit the virus.
It is now legal in England to isolate people against their wishes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Public criticism of the Chinese government’s handling of coronavirus shows that the Chinese people can overcome both strict censorship and a gaping class divide when they get angry enough.
Unemployment insurance could soften the blow if the COVID-19 outbreak takes hold in the US. But the system currently isn’t designed to help workers in a pandemic.
The coronavirus has moved to a new stage in Australia, with the first two cases of local transmission of the disease, affecting the economy, and inspiring legislative action.
Coronavirus has necessitated a global public health response. But what does ‘public health’ actually mean? Three key examples give us an idea of what public health looks like in action.