The SARS-CoV-2 virus at the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic is one ten-thousandth of a millimeter in diameter. How can such a microscopic organism have such an immense impact on global health?
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public halth and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.
Power, plague and Christianity were closely intertwined in 17th-century New England.
Will the COVID-19 pandemic change the global balance of power? It wouldn't be the first time.
Irrational behaviour during difficult circumstances is rooted in deeper cognitive and evolutionary psychological mechanisms. Many reflect what are called emergency decision and purchasing contexts.
The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.
Beer was extremely popular in ancient Mesopotamia. Sipped through straws, it differed from today’s beer and was enjoyed by people from all walks of life.
Pandemic policy experts offer 10 recommendations that could reduce the risk that a bad flu season on top of the COVID-19 pandemic will overwhelm hospitals.
The coronavirus pandemic isn't the first time an illness has disrupted schooling. In 1937, Toronto schools delayed re-opening for six weeks in response to the polio epidemic.
Test positivity rates measure the success of a testing program. Even though the US performs a huge number of tests, high test positivity rates across the country show that that it still isn't enough.
It is important that procedures surrounding funerals are developed by public health officials alongside traditional and religious authorities.
As Melbourne returns to lockdown, the evidence suggests routine mask-wearing - as seen in many countries but not so far in Australia - could be a valuable tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
There's no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
Public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne have been placed under 'hard lockdown', with 3,000 residents confined to home for at least five days, after 23 COVID-19 cases in 12 homes.
A simple computer model shows that safety measures can significantly impact both the exponential spread of COVID-19 and mortality rates.
The pandemic is still raging. Health, money, work, relationships, environment have changed throughout the world, and perhaps permanently so.
Yellow fever, malaria and Ebola all spilled over from animals to humans at the edges of tropical forests. The new coronavirus is the latest zoonosis.
Waves of disease are often accompanied by waves of hate.
There are different types of epidemiological models. Those that rely on understanding of how disease spread are most useful now that most states have passed their peak case numbers.
This week, our experts are looking at the major trends in post-crisis globalisation.