How do you know what you're reading and hearing about COVID-19 is based on fact not myth? Here are the basics, and we've created an at-a-glance infographic to make it easier to digest.
Australians should now be practising social distancing to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. By creating more space between yourself and others you decrease the risk of person-to-person…
A highway exchange stands empty of traffic after the government implemented restrictions to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Lima, Peru, on March 18, 2020. Does the global response to COVID-19 suggest there’s hope for climate action?
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The policy response to COVID-19 has been dramatic, unlike the response to climate change, for several reasons. But it shows there's hope for real action on climate change.
A nursing home resident who tested positive for the virus visits through the window with her daughter.
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Different demographics are more or less vulnerable to serious complications from the coronavirus. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
It's based on a combination of mathematical modelling, computer simulation and historical data from other pandemics.
Aboriginal people are at greater risk of severe illness from COVID-19 than non-Aboriginal people. But plans to protect remote communities and keep the virus out are progressing too slowly.
The origin of the Covid-19 virus is still unclear: a cave, the forest…
The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic is undergoing extensive genetic analysis around the world to understand its origin and evolution.
Scientists need to close the knowledge gap around COVID-19 and the virus that causes it.
Disinfecting an area takes time and effort. And there is only so much you can do.
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The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
African countries need to strengthen their capacity for identifying new cases.
Humans are innately social, so periods of enforced quarantine or isolation will be a challenge. But there are some things we can do to ensure being isolated doesn't translate to feeling lonely.
The death rate from coronavirus starts to increase for those aged 50 and over and rises to almost 15% for over-80s.
The food we eat influences our bodies' immune responses to infection. So focusing on nutrition is one thing we can do to help protect ourselves in the face of the coronavirus threat.
It’s hard not to be scared of an invisible and spreading threat.
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It can feel like everyone is stewing in anxiety about COVID-19 and seeing other people freak out can make you freak out more. A psychiatrist explains this phenomenon, and how to keep it in check.
There are ways to strengthen bonds while keeping physical distance.
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Physically isolating yourself can feel psychologically isolating too. But there are ways to maintain connections in these crazy coronavirus times.
Humour is sometimes used as a coping mechanism in tragic situations.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don't always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
Alcohol-based hand sanitisers work best.
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It needs to contain at least 60% alcohol content to be effective.
Staying just a few feet away from other people can help prevent the coronavirus from spreading.
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With no vaccines or treatments, the fight against coronavirus comes down to this behavioral technique. A physician explains how it works.
The reason we're seeing widespread panic around the coronavirus is probably because there are so many unknowns. But taking some simple steps can help us keep our anxiety under control.
The number of new cases at the epicentre of China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped to a new low.
Several questions about the origin of the outbreak remain with no clear data on what this was or if it was an animal source.