The government has announced direct cash transfers to poorer households, but major challenges remain in providing for the 500 million employed in the informal economy.
COVID-19 presents a social as well as a medical crisis, and we will need many different kinds of expertise to survive it
Companies ought to take this time to take stock of and imagine different possible scenarios and to collaborate with their key people.
New research shows Australian women living under new coronavirus regulations are in fear of their lives from abusive partners or former partners. Action must be taken now to stop it.
Gullibility, cynicism, pride, closed mindedness, negligence and wishful thinking. If you can use any of these to describe your reasoning, it's likely you're committing a sin of thought.
Businesses are struggling in these difficult times — but there is a shimmer of hope in the incredible creativity, ingenuity and resilience that we see from around the globe.
Fear of COVID-19 has sparked some to react with violent racism towards Asian Americans and Canadians. This is not the first time fear of disease has led to outbreaks of violent anti-Asian racism.
Despite an increasingly positive representation of old people in the media, it is not the reality for the majority whose frailty and vulnerability disturb society to the point of denial.
Three ways coronavirus is already impacting Britain’s energy systems.
As Africa prepares to face a perfect storm, it's time for Europe's approach towards Africa to show its teeth.
Trying to maximise lives saved will inevitably be contentious and imperfect.
Beijing might have been ultra-tough on the pandemic, but it has been horizontal in response to the economic shock.
During the Black Death of the 1300s, medieval writers struggled to make sense of the disease just as we are now during the COVID-19 pandemic
Through social media experiences, both professional and amateur musicians-in-isolation offer community expressions of human spirit, and audiences appreciate their gifts.
In the aftermath of the plague, division and discord spread in medieval cities.
From the bird masks of plague doctors and large voluminous skirts to hat pins and face masks, this video provides a quick tour through the history of protective fashion.
The economic fallout from COVID-19 will likely harm new workers in distinct ways with long-term effects, three economists say.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?
Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.
Everyone in Syria is fighting a slightly different war from everyone else, there are outsiders with their own goals – and the coronavirus is about to make everything much worse.