OzSAGE brings together infectious disease and public heath experts, engineers, architects, economists and social scientists. Its first recommendations deal with ventilation and the measures that will have to accompany widespread vaccination.
While prison may isolate people from the larger community, it does not isolate them from COVID-19.
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New research shows correctional officers are vectors of infection, driving COVID-19 rates both inside prisons and in their communities.
Not being able to hold and hug loved ones has been one of the more difficult parts of the pandemic.
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Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
Not only did youth mental health difficulties increase during COVID-19, but they became more prevalent as the pandemic persisted.
New research shows the dire effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and youth, with as many as 25 per cent of young people affected. Immediate action can help address this distress.
With lockdowns likely to be a part of life in Australia until a significant majority of us are vaccinated, it’s timely to think about what we can do to look out for people who may be vulnerable.
Students nearing the end of high school worried about their schoolwork and education more than younger students.
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Students’ academic worries persisted through the pandemic. A developmental scientist offers tips to support young people heading back to school.
Political leanings and community features predicted support of COVID-19 mitigation measures.
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Multiple factors determined whether or not individual Americans adopted COVID-19 safety measures, according to statistical analysis of public opinion data.
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The freedom to do as you please impinges on the freedom of others to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Pitting health against the economy is a false dichotomy.
Maybe you’re not quite feeling ready to get back out there.
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Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here’s how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.
In this time of crisis, we must remember that we need others in our lives because social connection is fundamental.
It is important to remember in this time of crisis that the need for social connection is vital.
Physical contact is important for our mental health and social bonding. We need to bring it back as soon as it’s safe to do so.
COVID-19 variants of concern have changed the game. We need to recognise and act on this to avoid future waves of infections, yet more lockdowns and restrictions, and avoidable illness and death.
The Texas Rangers packed the stands for their home opener on April 5, 2021.
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Crowd size matters. When football games had thousands of fans in attendance, COVID-19 case numbers tended to spike within three weeks.
Several factors converge in this region to produce significant risk. The tentacles of this particular outbreak might be more far-reaching, so it’s crucial we get testing numbers up.
School lunch is a lot less fun during a pandemic.
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Students are spreading out when they eat and using more single-serve packaging. Future changes to school meals could be less visible.
Circles designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging social distancing line San Francisco’s Dolores Park on May 21, 2020.
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The social restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic have illustrated how important human connections are to health.
Red squirrels benefit from long-term social relationships with their neighbours — from a distance.
Red squirrels are solitary by nature, but research has found that they benefit from familiarity with other squirrels.
Armistice Day celebrations on Nov. 11, 1918, worried public health experts as people crowded together in cities across the U.S.
Americans were tired of social distancing and mask-wearing. At the first hint the virus was receding, people pushed to get life back to normal. Unfortunately another surge of the disease followed.
Holiday gatherings with family and friends before the pandemic seemed so simple.
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The president wants Americans to be able to celebrate Independence Day with small gatherings. What will it take to get the virus under control by then? Three public health school deans explain.