Updates to the Oxford English Dictionary provide a fascinating glimpse into how language changes in the face of rapid and unprecedented social and economic disruption.
The 17th-century plague of Italy has lessons for today: Back then, too, people broke public health laws, but there were clergymen who intervened.
Live music venues must be helped to survive the COVID-19 era.
A new test, which can diagnose COVID-19 in 15 minutes, has been approved by the TGA. But it's no silver bullet.
Buddy circles expand on the concept of a designated driver, encompassing other substances and risks — including COVID-19 and social media — to build a harm mitigation strategy for the 21st century.
The federal government must make good on its throne speech language about making it easier for migrant workers to formally become Canadian by instituting a comprehensive regularization plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more smokers are wanting to quit. So how can we best support them?
After a some coronavirus respite over the summer, Britain is contemplating a second national lockdown. This comes as Australia and the UK need each other more than they have for decades.
Ironically, to encourage people to download the COVID Alert app, we need viral processes as we attempt to contain an actual virus. And that's a challenge when we're socially isolated.
Becoming aware of your own mortality can be a liberating and awakening experience.
The country's Constitution, as well as several court rulings, offer clear guidelines for how children's best interests should be managed and prioritised.
At a secret location in London, volunteers will receive a COVID vaccine and subsequently be deliberately infected with the coronavirus.
The prime minister was slow to take this crisis seriously and delegates at every opportunity.
The battle to expand private education in South Carolina amid the pandemic mirrors previous struggles over civil rights and highlights the ways systemic racism has undermined public education.
If we can pinpoint the origins of a virus, we can find out what factors led to it infecting humans. But viruses can emerge across the globe.
This bill would provide 'authorised officers' with unprecedented, extraordinary powers and rely too heavily on a punitive approach, with too few checks and balances.
Australia's contribution to the global COVAX initiative helps secure future vaccines. Here's the full field of candidates.
Universities should be open to changing their teaching models, and should keep student vulnerability in mind when designing courses during the pandemic.
Scientists explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 risks in the air, from how aerosols form to how to keep kids safe on a school bus.
Public trust is key to a successful immunisation programme.