Reasonable precautions like advising customers to wear masks can be enough to prevent successful lawsuits.
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Senate Republicans continue to push for sweeping liability protection for companies from coronavirus-related lawsuits, but research and evidence suggests there's little real risk.
The global pandemic has interrupted supply chains for almost 75% of US companies.
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Medical supply shortages during the pandemic revealed that US industries are unable to provide essential goods in a crisis. A return to domestic production would boost incomes and prepare us for the next crisis.
Bernard Tobey, a double amputee, and his son, wearing Union sailor uniforms, standing beside a small wagon displaying Secretary of War Edwin Stanton’s dispatch on the fall of Fort Fisher.
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Lessons from history make clear that the federal government can spur medical innovation in a crisis, including this pandemic. Providing certainty and clarity is critical.
Masked passengers on the London Underground.
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Instead of repeated bailouts, permanent reform of public transport funding is needed.
We need better national monitoring of children's fitness levels.
A researcher working on the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in Buenos Aires.
The COVID-19 vaccine is in the final stages of testing – meaning we should know whether it's effective before the end of the year.
The Australian government is working with two major pharmaceutical companies to facilitate the local production and supply of two different COVID-19 vaccines – if they're proven to be effective.
Opera singer Natalie Aroyan poses for a photograph ahead of the 2020 season launch of Opera Australia’s Attila in Sydney last year. Performances were cancelled due to COVID-19 in March this year.
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Opera Australia has been hit hard by the pandemic's economic impact. It's time to rethink our approach to funding opera, with a focus on local companies.
Three principles are missing from Victoria's approach: a recognition of global best practices, a breadth of expertise and an ability to look at the long-term consequences of its decisions.
The modelling assumes infections are fairly evenly distributed. They are not. It ought to be possible to reopen low-infection postcodes first.
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More than 170 countries have signed up to the Global Access (COVAX) initiative, but vaccine hoarding has already begun by many wealthy countries — leaving poorer nations potentially in the lurch.
Melbourne's Innovation Districts were launched a few years ago, but the impacts of COVID-19 have added urgency to having places to trial new ways of urban living.
Hydrocortisone – a common remedy for eczema – joins dexamethasone as a proven treatment for the worst cases of coronavirus.
Zimbabwe’s amended education act seeks to protect, respect and fulfil the right to education for all children.
Zimbabwe's Education Amendment Act of 2020 is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done.
A food hall dinner.
Can social eating networks offer a model for a new future of food?
Many published studies fail to fully and accurately report how the study was conducted and what was found.
Nanotechnology has an impressive record against viruses.
Interviews reveal personal toll of supporting people in dangerous situations over the phone.
They began as wartime technology, but now drones are changing the way we witness the world, especially when we can't see it for ourselves.
We asked an epidemiologist, an academic who researches sharehouses and a philosopher to reflect on Victoria's new coronavirus rules.