The pandemic’s dramatic drop in health-care use is both a crisis of unmet need and an opportunity to reduce the unneeded.
The US economy's record pandemic plunge was followed swiftly by a record upswing. But what does it all mean?
Like Pata-Pata, Homeless and Mbube, the song Jerusalema is elevated by a historical moment in time and has the power to cross over to different audiences.
Urban governance must include community groups, non-state and informal actors in the battle against COVID-19 in Africa.
Health and scientific leaders mustn't waste this opportunity to shape the future for the better.
Winter weather forces us to congregate inside but evidence suggests cold, dry air also helps spread respiratory viruses.
Medieval Japanese poets and philosophers sought different ways of dealing with disasters and tragedies.
It's helpful to remember you're in an unusual situation with no perfect map of how to cope, or a 'right' or 'wrong' way to get through it.
It’s clear that the pandemic has affected mental health. Researchers have now identified how extensively: Five stress scales with interconnecting symptoms combine to form COVID-19 stress syndrome.
A resurgence of the coronavirus in South Africa is almost impossible to avoid, but the timing and extent depend on people's behaviour.
A safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be developed in record time and may be approved for production, distribution and acceptance some time in 2021.
Communicators must listen to the frustrations, fears and concerns of young people about COVID-19. Then they need to speak to them like human beings, rather than talk at them.
Some have suggested the US allow healthy people to return to normal life, catch the coronavirus and get the population to herd immunity. The science says this plan is doomed to fail from the start.
Current contact-tracing statistics do not track coronavirus positive cases from receiving test results, nor factor in all close contacts for cases. Here's how to make it better.
Citizens feel disillusioned, but it's not all bad news.
While it can be difficult to get young kids to follow instructions around social distancing, there are a few things parents can do to minimise the risk of any COVID-19 spread on the playground.
In a year of lockdowns, The Impossible Project gives life to shows that never reached the stage. More than 150 events are listed on this online archive, and sadly, more are likely to come.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and the colder weather approaches, new mathematical models are needed to study changing social behaviours and indoor spaces.
Thanks to COVID-19, state governments matter now, in ways they haven't for decades.
Antibody levels naturally fade – the key question is whether infected people sustain adequate levels of T cells and B cells.