People have a hard time assessing risk in the best of times. Adding a world-changing pandemic with evolving and sometimes conflicting information has made personal risk assessment much harder.
Risk due to increasing BMI is particularly notable in people younger than 40 years and black people.
COVID-19 messaging frames staying home as a personal responsibility, but for many it's a luxury they can't afford. Like the language used for drug addiction, it stigmatizes low-income people.
Airborne transmission is likely to be behind several recent leaks in hotel quarantine. But the Northern Territory has a quarantine model that works.
One year ago, the 'Tiger King' docuseries raised public concern about animal cruelty to new heights. But what's happened to animals since?
Across the country, overdose deaths have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials in Brazil recently asked women to avoid pregnancy, citing heightened risk to them and newborns. But births were already dropping; a new study attributes it to the trauma of Zika.
The pandemic has shifted how early stage, unreviewed scientific papers are used and viewed.
The UK government has created an antivirus taskforce to develop new drugs against coronavirus.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in children spending more time on digital devices, which may have a long-term impact on their vision, including the risk of myopia.
The pandemic's third wave has brought Ontario to the brink of catastrophe. The best options for controlling the situation are well understood, so why won't the provincial government implement them?
Older adults are assets, but they shouldn’t be commodities.
We tried our hardest to provide the best care in dire circumstances. There wasn't an alternative.
All flights from India have been suspended until May 15, to take pressure off the quarantine system especially in Sydney and at the Howard Springs centre in the Northern Territory.
Debt relief would improve Caribbean states' response to global crises.
Provider burnout is expensive for the health system given its associations with low quality of care, absenteeism, and high workforce turnover.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme requires stringent data collection and transparency.
At the current vaccination pace it will take over a decade for South Africa to reach herd immunity, with many lives lost along the way.
There are many reasons your immune system might react differently to vaccines.
Arrivals from India are set to be cut further or flights suspended altogether by the federal cabinet's national security committee when it meets on Tuesday.