COVID-19 has proven that prioritizing the economy over the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable should never be an acceptable fix to economic woes.
Public washrooms are an essential service and the people who maintain them are essential workers. But what happens when a pandemic closes public bathrooms and a civil rights protest breaks out?
Word that the U.S. has bought up the entire supply of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir is another reminder that in a pandemic, treatments and vaccines need to be accessible to everyone, globally.
The police killing of George Floyd galvanized populations already frustrated by the effects of COVID-19 to take to the streets.
The healthcare sector should focus on employee engagement and fostering meaningful relationships between staff. Leaders must show empathy and help staff deal with the trauma they may be experiencing.
In Africa, people who report higher levels of exposure to disinformation also report lower levels of media trust.
Public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne have been placed under 'hard lockdown', with 3,000 residents confined to home for at least five days, after 23 COVID-19 cases in 12 homes.
Strong ties have been reinforced while other relationships have fallen by the wayside.
The virus threatens our health both directly and indirectly, placing the future of global happiness in serious jeopardy.
An unexpected silver lining for children.
In about two in three US families with two parents, both are working or looking for a job. That makes caring for kids when schools and day care providers are closed hard if not impossible.
The disruption of the education of millions of Americans could be devastating. But how soon will it be safe to start phasing out online instruction?
Civil society activists responding to the COVID-19 social crisis face important challenges and tensions. They should tackle these choices head-on as they develop longer-term plans.
COVID-19 will worsen the labour market for Indonesia's young graduates in three ways: higher barriers of entry into the job market, long lasting lower income levels, and worsening labour conditions.
As the United States risks prompting a bidding war for coronavirus drugs, can the world show solidarity over equitable access to medicines? And is remdesivir any use against COVID-19 anyway?
There are some very good reasons why some people decline coronavirus testing, which we need to address before jumping to conclusions.
Contact tracers are among the many unsung heroes of our public health efforts to control the coronavirus, in Victoria and beyond. But they need help.
After months of isolation, beaches could see a rising number of rescues and drownings.
Saliva testing is less sensitive than a nasal swab. But in the midst of a public health crisis, in some cases a test with slightly reduced sensitivity may be better than no test at all.
The World Health Organization’s handling of communication around COVID-19 included ambiguous messaging that created confusion.