Relaxing restrictions too soon would only cost more jobs in the long run.
Overall, Victoria’s roadmap is good. It identifies the right goal, provides explicit criteria for when restrictions might be lifted, and involves mostly appropriate restrictions.
End of year celebrations will be very different for the class of 2020. Thanks to COVID, they are missing out on more than just the chance to party.
Our states have much more capacity than they are using.
Low-paid workers at both ends of the supply chain – the small farmers who grow most of the crop and the casual staff who serve you at the cafe – weren't well off even before the pandemic hit.
Failure to campaign due to COVID-19 has fuelled calls to synchronise polls.
The bigger parties which contest elections at all three levels would benefit the most -- but voters might split their votes.
Uganda is preparing for its next election amid COVID-19 containment measures.
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Debate is raging as to whether Uganda can hold a scientific election, preceded by mass media and digital campaigns.
Nigerian scientists are working to better understand coronavirus.
African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Disease
There are over 1,000 lineages of SARS-CoV-2 circulating around the world. Nigerian scientists have found seven in the country and this is important.
Researchers created an artificial society inside a computer to model what would happen to virus transmission under different policies. It helped inform Victoria's exit strategy.
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton on Sunday announced steps to slowly ease COVID-19 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. There are four steps…
Is relaxing in the hammock or easy chair somehow better for you than sitting?
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Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.
Another day, another politicised vaccine.
Local interpretation of national guidance will be most effective in preventing outbreaks in schools.
Keeping vaccines stable.
A new way of getting functioning vaccines to where they are needed.
Anti-mask protesters at a rally in Orem, Utah.
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Are masks a religious matter, or is religion being used to suit people’s political agendas? A scholar of Christian conservatism and culture argues both can be true.
Steroids could do more harm than good in patients with milder cases of COVID-19.
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Three new studies show corticosteroids can reduce deaths in critically ill COVID-19 patients. But what about other patients?
We can strike a balance between minimising transmission risk and practising compassion to allow loved ones to visit patients with COVID-19 in ICU at the end of their lives.
A student in Salatiga, Central Java, gets a medical check up before entering her class.
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As the Indonesian government reopens schools located in the green and yellow zones, a blended learning approach is being discussed as a solution.
Common and cheap drugs save lives of patients critically ill with COVID-19, a new analysis shows. But these corticosteroids are not a cure.
A physical distancing sign is seen at Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver, Sept. 2, 2020.
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Addressing children's and youth's needs requires the expertise and support of educational assistants, school psychologists and all workers who collaborate to build caring school communities.