We don't yet know if people with asthma are more susceptible to serious outcomes if they get COVID-19. But there's plenty asthmatics can do to risk of any viral infection.
Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.
Wildlife is returning to our deserted cities. But will they stay once life returns to normal?
Representatives of tenants and agents agree that leaving individuals to try to sort out rent reductions has created a mess. It calls for government to step in to look after both renters and landlords.
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Are we all in this together? Or looking after numero uno? Messages about isolation need to appeal to Australia's individualistic culture - and they don't have to come from the top.
Australia is making good progress in flattening the curve, which will save our hospitals from being overwhelmed. But we still have to work out what comes next and how restrictions can be safely eased.
Research shows criminal defendants and asylum seekers can be at a disadvantage when they appear remotely in court. But changes to the set-up and protocols of video hearings can help.
Of the four broad options for coming out of lockdown, a controlled building of 'herd immunity' in the population may be our best hope of recovery from the pandemic if a vaccine is not found soon.
The government waited to put in place restrictions to stop the spread of the virus. Now, millions may soon be on the move for a religious celebration, which could make matters even worse.
We might need to ignore climate change right now if only to save our sanity, but it certainly hasn’t been ignoring us.
The Warrick Lane redevelopment is a major construction project overseen by local government.
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Local councils work hand in hand with industries like construction. If the downturn is allowed to cripple councils, that will also hit essential businesses hard.
As the pandemic continues with Easter on the horizon, physical distancing means that many churches are closed and in-person religious ceremonies are paused.
Will a pandemic cause more people to return to Christianity or will the closure of churches become permanent?
Secondary and post-secondary education systems will both need assessment and grading practices that reflect the realities of schooling in an emergency.
In a social emergency due to COVID-19, schools are moving into uncharted territory where student assessment will need to flexibly and equitably adapt to changing circumstances.
The fundamental ethos of the NHS is egalitarian.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson in mid-March, before he tested positive for the coronavirus.
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The United Kingdom does not have a written constitution or a specific plan for what to do if the prime minister is too ill to perform official duties.
The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.
All Women Militarized Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service.
Instead of seeking to protect our health and stop the coronavirus epidemic by instituting totalitarian surveillance regimes, we should rather focus on empowering citizens.
Emergency doctors and nurse performing CPR and inserting an IV drip on a patient.
The principle of distributive justice will be stretched to its limits if the outbreak in South Africa mimics that in other settings.
Have most of us already had it?
Study raises hopes that we may be closer to herd immunity than previously thought.
Two women practise social distancing while talking during the coronavirus outbreak in Boston on April 4, 2020.
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We've been social distancing for weeks now. Are seemingly low-risk social activities OK? The short answer is no.