There are some very good reasons why some people decline coronavirus testing, which we need to address before jumping to conclusions.
Contact tracers are among the many unsung heroes of our public health efforts to control the coronavirus, in Victoria and beyond. But they need help.
After months of isolation, beaches could see a rising number of rescues and drownings.
Saliva testing is less sensitive than a nasal swab. But in the midst of a public health crisis, in some cases a test with slightly reduced sensitivity may be better than no test at all.
The World Health Organization’s handling of communication around COVID-19 included ambiguous messaging that created confusion.
Canada's goal of increasing immigration to drive economic growth could be hampered if borders remain closed due to COVID-19. How then can the country attract the best and brightest workers to Canada?
This is the first Fourth of July in which Americans must deal with the coronavirus pandemic. One of the nation's premier infectious disease experts explains why it's important to take special care.
Can Europe's response to the Covid-19 health crisis put its economy on a greener path? To help answer this question, the recent GEM Energy Barometer polled around 100 energy experts in France.
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
António Guterres, the UN secretary general, called for a global ceasefire in late March. Three months later, the UN security council has only just agreed to back it.
Pooled testing is most efficient when applied in settings of low virus prevalence.
The Aztecs had a shining city on a lake, with canals, causeways and aqueducts – until the Spanish came. Mexico City is still suffering the consequences of their bad public health decisions.
Cramped living conditions, a lack of social distancing and informal businesses staying open during lockdown may have come together to drive up the city’s infection rate.
A new set of swine flu viruses have been discovered that are highly adapted to infecting humans – and they’re already spreading among farm workers in China.
The rise of big pub companies has led to focus on profits and share prices.
From graduation ceremonies and sports to research and instruction, COVID-19 is changing the face of higher education. Here, three university presidents share their thoughts on what the future holds.
Screening multiple samples with a single test gets more people diagnosed using fewer supplies. Two health policy researchers explain how it works and how it could help the U.S.
Worried you won't be understood while wearing a mask? Don't be. We studied how people sound while talking through fabric and the results are encouraging.
Australia's island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here's what we've learned along the way.
As compulsory testing and more restrictive quarantine rules are being considered, it is critical these measures are properly communicated and used with restraint.