Border restrictions and quarantine have kept COVID-19 out of New Zealand, but new modelling shows contact tracing and quick isolation would control an outbreak, without the need for another lockdown.
Social distancing and physical changes to the environment pose significant challenges to people with visual impairments.
By using computer crowd simulations, we can figure out how large numbers of people can move around public space while maintaining social distancing.
It's worth going out of your way to ensure that kids practice interacting with others and maintain their friendships.
It's easier said than done, acknowledges a nursing professor with four children. But it's going to be necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.
The post-pandemic office will be a lot more flexible but still will be necessary to help build relationships among colleagues, according to three scholars.
A new survey found that dealing with emotional customers over issues such as wearing a mask is taking an increasing toll.
Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
Victoria recorded 484 new cases on a day when COVID-19 should have been firmly on the decline if the latest lockdown was working. It's time to contemplate even stricter measures for longer-term gain.
Research suggests the coronavirus pandemic's greatest impact is due to people changing their behaviour voluntarily. So we may be overestimating the costs of government restrictions.
A close look at Florida's economy shows just how vulnerable the state and its population are to a pandemic, and some of the reasons state officials hesitate to take action.
An effort to bring three teachers together while they taught young students online over the summer in Arizona didn't bode well.
With regular music festivals, people can more easily seek help or advice about drug and alcohol or mental health issues. But with drive-ins we need to be creative to minimise harms.
Psychologists call these traits the 'Big Five': openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness and neuroticism. A researcher suggests your profile implies your response to social distancing.
A vaccine that's 70% effective might not be good enough if too few people are willing to be vaccinated, new research shows.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
A key difference is people's behavior, as a doctor explains.
The coronavirus pandemic affected many aspects of everyday life — including our sex lives. But erotic technologies are gaining wider acceptance as we look for ways to fulfill our desires for intimacy.
Much of the focus - and the blame - for the lockdown has been placed on the city’s immigrant and ethnic minority population.
Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.