The prospects of elimination remain elusive but even with the current Victoria outbreak, Australia is maintaining a high number of tests per thousand people.
The Victorian government was using a sector known for its non-compliance with minimum labour standards for an important public safety job. That decision has come back to bite it.
Indigenous communities were already suffering badly under Bolsonaro. Now, COVID-19 threatens their very survival.
Using actors can provide nurses with valuable training dealing with a diverse set of patients.
Gulf states have given women great education, but they are still very limited participants in the workplace.
Vaccine development usually spans a number of decades. This is because there's a need to understand the mechanisms of protection against the pathogen, and to minimise adverse reactions.
It is important that procedures surrounding funerals are developed by public health officials alongside traditional and religious authorities.
Airlines seem largely unconcerned about the long-term implications of their refusal to issue refunds to passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and risk alienating customers permanently.
There's no indication that handling cash increases your chance of catching COVID-19. But that hasn't stopped countries around the world from looking at digital currencies.
New research shows how a lack of basic information caused by the language barrier can lead to the spread of fake news in refugee communites.
Tens of millions of Americans who have been telecommuting during the pandemic are beginning to head back to the office – even though COVID-19 remains a threat.
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.
The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.
Creating lots of new money is supposed to produce runaway inflation. The longer that it doesn't happen, the more this branch of economics appears to have a point.
239 scientists have penned an open letter to the WHO arguing COVID-19 likely spreads through the air. But what is airborne transmission, and how strong is the evidence COVID-19 spreads this way?
As the second wave takes hold of Melbourne, the Victorian government will lock down the metropolitan area.
It's time to accept that moving in and out of various levels of restriction may just be a part of life as we know it in 2020, and likely 2021.
Previous recessions have mainly hit men. The jobs figures suggest we should treat this one differently.
Xu Zhangrun has grown increasingly critical of President Xi Jinping in a series of essays in the past few years and recently taken aim at the Communist Party leadership's response to coronavirus.
Continued drug dependence treatment for people locked down in housing estates is important. But people not currently in treatment also need support.