We overestimate how much we think others want the world to return to its pre-pandemic ways, which makes us pessimistic about the potential to make things better.
The public has been asked to cut back on socialising ahead of Christmas – but does this request go far enough?
COVID passes lower the risk of transmission and incentivise vaccine uptake at a time when boosters are desperately needed.
Using trusted messengers, making sure that vaccine information is tailored to those being targeted, and greater flexibility over vaccination timing and venues could all increase uptake.
A third vaccine dose raises protection against omicron to 75%, early data suggests.
Inconsistent rules, those in charge setting a poor example, and feeling rebellious are all factors that may prevent people from wearing a mask.
Half a million British people need to be given a COVID vaccine each day between now and the end of January 2022.
Surveying by the Office for National Statistics shows Brits are increasingly pessimistic about things returning to how they were before.
The world needs to learn to live with the virus. And governments must follow the science and don’t distort it for political expediency.
Clive Palmer says vaccines don’t work and Craig Kelly is among those misinterpreting statistics to suggest COVID vaccines are causing more deaths overseas.
How the pandemic is reported by the media can influence people’s behaviour.
We found poorer areas, and areas with more people, were likely to have a greater number of unowned cats.
Cases are high in people over 60, who are far more likely to develop severe COVID and need hospital treatment.
Every infected person is assigned a local case officer who can personalise the support they receive.
The perception in France of a reversal of strategy is in fact a coherent move for Australia, in line with 200 years of Australian diplomatic tradition – for better or worse.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell on AUKUS and climate change.
Michelle Grattan discusses Australia's international relations alongside issues such as climate change and trade with British High Commissioner Vicki Treadell.
The vaccine-sharing initiative is still without its biggest donor – India – while rich countries are diverting spare doses towards youth and booster programmes.
Flexibility and accepting that stronger control measures might be needed is important given how uncertain things are ahead of winter.
A government consultation is seeking views on reforming the union, rather than leaving it.
The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.