Then – as now – Americans found themselves transfixed by the news.
International Center of Photography
During our current bout of collective trauma, many of our coping strategies have mimicked the ways Americans responded to the Kennedy assassination.
People take part in a ‘applause for care’ flash mob as part of a campaign to acknowledge the work of employees working in healthcare in Amsterdam.
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Gratitude has a strong connection to well-being, but more than that, two psychologists say, it could have a powerful effect on others. So, don't hold back when it comes to expressing it.
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (pink dots) on a dying cell.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
The new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spreads faster than the H1N1 influenza virus and is much deadlier. SARS-CoV-2 is particularly skilled at keeping cells from calling out for help.
Telehealth gives patients at home access to doctors miles away, a huge benefit when resources are limited and travel is dangerous.
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The use and support for telehealth has never been higher in the US. Hospitals and patients are flocking to adopt the technology but regulatory roadblocks remain.
If only COVID-19 testing was as simple as a pregnancy test.
There are now dozens of test for COVID-19 with hundreds more awaiting the FDA's authorization. So which test is best? Does anyone know?
U.S. Army soldiers work to set up a field hospital inside CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Exponential growth, such as in a viral epidemic, starts deceptively slowly, then quickly balloons. A mathematician explains the importance of early action and the costs of delay.
Economies are shrinking as people stay home.
We cannot have a healthy economy without healthy people.
As the COVID-19 transforms our individual lives, we are learning a few new things about ourselves as a society.
Sunack and Johnson clap for the NHS, shortly before the latter’s Covid-19 diagnosis.
Initially spoken of as a puppet chancellor, the newcomer seems to be coming out better from this crisis than other ministers.
In a deeply fragmented society like India, social distancing has reinforced existing class and caste hierarchies.
Several potential COVID-19 vaccines are in the pipeline, and Australian scientists are among those contributing to the research efforts. Here's a look at where the research is at.
Democracy 2025 - How does Australia compare: what makes a leading democracy? With Michelle Grattan, Mark Evans and Ian Chubb.
In this special hour long podcast presented by Mark Evans, professor of governance and director of Democracy 2025, the panel discusses Australian democracy with Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb and Michelle Grattan.
The government will provide free child care in a move aimed at ensuring parents, especially in essential services, are able to keep working. More than 945,000 families with 1.3 million children will benefit.
Western Australia is expanding its coronavirus testing criteria from today. So who can get tested in that state, and in other states and territories across Australia?
Your regular check-up will need to be postponed. But if you're in acute pain, dentists may still be able to treat you. Here's what's allowed and what's not.
Australia has a duty to provide urgent medical care to the crews under a maritime convention, but it must weigh the threat to Australians if it allows the ships to dock, too.
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Australia has had more than 100 years to get its pandemic public health messaging right. Here's what we have and haven't learnt from the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Indigenous people suffered greatly during the last global pandemic – the Spanish flu in 1918-19. They are vulnerable again because we still haven't addressed inequalities in our public health system.
Co-parenting in the time of COVID-19 has thrown up a whole set of new challenges, including potential disagreements over who the child spends time with and whether they should attend childcare.
This year’s hajj, which draws more than 2 million pilgrims to the Ka'ba mosque at Mecca, is likely to be cancelled.
As it has for many other people, the lockdown restrictions to deal with the spread of coronavirus is having a signficiant impact on the way Msulims practise their faith.