Many countries are winding back COVID-19 restrictions, but governments should be continuing to promote the importance of voluntary mask use and catching up outdoors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought immunology terms that are typically relegated to textbooks into our everyday vernacular. These stories helped us make sense of the ever-evolving science.
In early 2020 we didn’t know whether a COVID vaccine was possible. And we changed our minds on face masks and surface transmission.
By altering the body’s internal clock, ‘springing forward’ may contribute to an increase in heart attacks and strokes.
The switch to online delivery further disadvantaged students from migrant and refugee backgrounds. But a new study also finds many students and staff developed closer and more caring relationships.
While COVID forced a shift online, that doesn’t mean universities should roll back all the changes. A hybrid model of teaching and learning is now the best way to prepare students for a digital world.
As mask mandates fall and the CDC issues new mask guidance, kids may experience anxiety around removing their masks. Clear communication from grown-ups can help children navigate the uncertainty.
There was a striking gender divide in Australia’s international student data in year one of the pandemic. Women were more likely both to enrol and to succeed in their studies.
A new analysis of crime data shows that anti-Asian violence, targeting people of Asian descent and their property, rose sharply during the pandemic.
COVID-19 has taken away so much. An immunology researcher describes the good it may leave behind.
People often try to seem confident and certain in their message so it will be trusted and acted upon. But when information is in flux, research suggests you should be open about what you don’t know.
Many employers are waiting just as anxiously as universities for international students to return to our shores. The students’ labour is especially important for the hospitality and care sectors.
Drug manufacturers often shun the use of placebos in clinical trials. But research suggests that placebos could play an important role in the treatment of depression, pain and other maladies.
While the official figures are lower than earlier estimates of job losses, they also show certain types of employees – casual, non-academic and younger staff – bore the brunt of the staff cuts.
The plans to keep schools open through the wave of Omicron infections fail to take into account the particular challenges of staffing rural and remote schools.
Life-saving blood is needed for everything from treating cancers and chronic conditions to helping trauma victims. But blood donations have dropped to crisis levels during the pandemic.
Studies suggest seniors without the booster shot run a higher risk of infection and hospitalization from the omicron variant.
None of our authors can see the future, but many do have expertise that offers insights about what’s reasonable to expect.
People have formed tribes since the dawn of time and, in the digital age, online tribes are helping members deal with all the uncertainties and decisions involved in getting kids ready for school.
The threat of COVID may be receding, but the fall-out will continue to affect business in the coming year, requiring strong leadership to navigate uncertain times.