Science is happening fast and mistakes are being made
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Researchers, scientific journals and health agencies are doing everything they can to speed up coronavirus research. The combination of pace and panic during this pandemic is causing mistakes.
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Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
Brazil and other developing countries are being hit hard by the pandemic.
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While countries like the US and Italy have been among the hardest hit, the pandemic is severely straining the health systems and economies of countries across the world.
Baseball fans look through a fence of the stadium following the cancellation of a game in Fort Myers, Florida.
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All major sports events have been canceled at this time. Two sports philosophers remind people how sports help us bond as a community and why we miss them.
Education Minister Dan Tehan has warned non-government schools that if they fail to open for the next term they will face losing funding. He said on Thursday that “as part of the funding requirement” a…
Some vaccine sceptics have changed their tune.
Vocal vaccine critics may not find the audience they're looking for while the pandemic rages.
South Korean television shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watching a missile launch in late March.
Despite its proximity to China and South Korea, North Korea says it has no cases of COVID-19.
What this says about masculinity.
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Coronavirus reveals how macho stereotypes like toughness, aggression and control can create harm.
Respondents wanted to look after older generations more than they wanted to focus on post-crisis growth.
A Milan resident on lockdown displays the Italian flag.
Nationalism in the face of the coronavirus pandemic shouldn't just be dismissed as extremism.
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Hunger is increasing but community organisations, local government and the food industry are working to fill the gap.
MPs Tim Watts, Fiona Martin, Clare O'Neil and Helen Haines discuss serving their electorates during the coronavirus crisis.
Michelle Grattan discusses how the coronavirus is affecting a range of MPs abilities to serve their constituents, operate their offices, and partake in parliament.
Ventilators being made by British medical supply firm OES.
It's not as simple as churning out more products, though that's a good starting point.
Michelle Grattan talks about the week in politics, including the parliament's action and analysis of the coronavirus crisis.
Most people in the West are used to some form of solitude from time to time. But this is a fairly new normal.
When an outbreak is brought under control, it's possible only a small proportion of the population has been infected and gained immunity. This can set the scene for a second wave of infections later.
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Many people are unaware of their rights and options if they receive a penalty notice, especially if they think they've done nothing wrong.
Yes, there'll probably be fewer flu cases this year. But getting your flu jab anyway will limit transmission further, and may result in fewer flu cases ending up in our already strained hospitals.
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Scientific models can help us understand the important features of complex systems, but they need good data.
Teachers have the data from past exams and assessments and can reliably predict how their student would do.