We have the chance to build a world class, dedicated quarantine facility. Here's how we could do it.
Only about 1% of the population was vaccinated against COVID when this outbreak started.
Teens have acutely felt the effects of the pandemic lockdowns on their social lives. As the end of stay-at-home orders draws nearer, it's important to consider teenagers' social and emotional needs.
It's feasible to bring home at least some of the COVID-positive Australians stranded in India. Here's how we can do it while keeping infection risk at a minimum.
We can't retreat to the comforts of 'Fortress Australia' if we want to remain a country that is engaged with the world.
Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of COVID-19.
International students have been admirably persistent in studying online for more than a year. But as other countries open their doors, Australia risks losing them if it fails to show they are wanted.
As teens forge their post-pandemic identities, let’s afford them the 'dignity of risk,' in their whole lives including their sexualities.
The amount of risk from overseas arrivals depends not just on Australia's vaccination rates, but also on the particular circumstances of the country from which people are travelling.
Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
A new study argues for selective border relaxations. But with COVID-19 more prevalent now than at almost any point in the past, the risk would be substantial.
Multiple borders have always existed in Aotearoa New Zealand. We just weren't as aware of them before the pandemic started locking down communities.
Growing core coping skills isn't just a matter of learning not to be triggered by children's strong feelings; it's also about creating positive meaningful activities that promote mutual bonding.
We are still only beginning to understand the psychological effects that pandemic restrictions are having on us.
Each state has responded differently to the latest outbreaks. But all have mounted effective responses.
With many more months of lockdowns, mask mandates and quarantining in our futures, the government needs to get its messaging just right and we all need to manage our expectations appropriately.
The damage to once highly regarded brand names might be severe.
Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.
Australia has student accommodation with nearly 100,000 beds, many now empty. The large purpose-built student housing facilities are well suited for quarantining returning international students.
Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural COVID-19 cases rise, and administrators fear flu season will make it worse. And then there's the politics.