Winter is flu season – could it be coronavirus season as well? The research is mixed, but other factors besides temperature and humidity have more to do with the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
Why is there such a wide difference in projections for how much COVID-19 will spread? An expert in disease modeling explains what models can and cannot do.
Most people with coronavirus will recover but how long until you're no longer infectious? Here's what the science tells us so far.
I'm here to say: make sure you read beyond the headlines.
An expert on forensic science explains the critical role of coroners and pathologists in the COVID-19 crisis, as many cities struggle to manage the soaring number of dead bodies.
The awesome power of exponential growth explained.
The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads faster than the H1N1 influenza virus and is much deadlier. SARS-CoV-2 is particularly skilled at keeping cells from calling out for help.
Western Australia is expanding its coronavirus testing criteria from today. So who can get tested in that state, and in other states and territories across Australia?
In India handwashing practices have come under scrutiny as millions of Indian poorest return home from major cities. Many do not have access to basic amenities.
Since the pandemic began, the new coronavirus has infected more than 780,000 people and killed at least 37,000. The experts at The Conversation offer its readers insights from every continent.
COVID-19 is the latest new infectious disease arising from our collision with nature.
In Wuhan more than 1800 teams of epidemiologists, with a minimum of five people per team, traced tens of thousands of contacts a day.
Social distancing is vital to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But it doesn't have to be purely physical - we can separate ourselves in time too, by staggering our daily routines.
Traditional vaccines can take years to create. Rather than immunizing people with viral proteins, the new approach gives the molecular instructions that allows the body to make its own vaccine.
Emphasizing foreign origins of a disease can have racist connotations and implications for how people understand their own risk of disease.
Today's coronavirus pandemic has echoes in the yellow fever pandemic of the 1790s. Then, as now, workers struggled with how to support themselves and their families. One federal agency had the answer.
The COVID-19 pandemic must be managed in India in a tense economic context and with a largely privatised health system.
How do you know what you're reading and hearing about COVID-19 is based on fact not myth? Here are the basics, and we've created an at-a-glance infographic to make it easier to digest.
Why 1.5 metres? Is it our best estimate or is there solid evidence behind it?
Aboriginal people are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 than non-Aboriginal people. But plans to protect remote communities and keep the virus out are progressing too slowly.