The response of individual nations to coronavirus has largely been ad hoc, piecemeal and in many cases, lethally ineffective – just like climate action.
Playgrounds might have been closed, but play remains important for the social fabric of cities and for reimagining the possibilities that are open to us.
Aboriginal men on Dorre Island, WA.
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Aboriginal communities have a long history of fighting off disease outbreaks – and self-determination is vital to their success.
The pandemic has health professionals all around the country reaching out to their clients online. It's a trend we should continue, to ensure the most disadvantaged don't miss out on care.
Are people reconnecting with the traditional household activities of their mothers and grandmothers under quarantine? The preparation of sourdough begins with a mix of flour, water and natural yeast.
Home economics isn't dead: We need it now more than ever. Founded by a pioneering chemist, it's about the insight that a change in one part of a system affects all the other parts.
Havana, March 28, 2020.
Cuban medicine is now called upon both to protect the island's population from Covid-19 and to help various foreign countries, including Italy and France.
A cashier works wearing a face mask in a supermarket on April 15, 2020 near Lyon.
In addition to the elderly and health workers, those holding front-line jobs are particularly exposed. Infection risk and aggravating co-morbidities could compound social inequalities in time of crisis.
Talks about creating a trans-Tasman bubble have focused on kick-starting short-term economic activity through tourism. But Australia and NZ could also increase manufacturing and trade integration.
Feeling tired after endless Zoom meetings? You're not alone. Research suggests video calls increase our cognitive load compared with face-to-face meetings.
New research reveals Australians are feeling overwhelmed and anxious about coronavirus news, with younger people particularly worried about its effects.
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This essay explores the way the social contract between universities, society and the state has changed over the course of the 20th century. And how generations of students paid and benefitted.
Human-made sounds are giving way to more natural sounds as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes people indoors.
With people staying in, the world around them is becoming more quiet. In one Canadian city, natural sounds are being heard more often.
Are raccoons ravaging your radishes? Container gardens might be a good option for saving your plants.
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Pests can cause sudden and significant damage to homegrown food, but a little planning and intervention can help you cut your losses.
The man in the ironed mask: French president Emmanuel Macron changed his policy on mask-wearing in April.
There are two principles governments use to make public health decisions, and on mask-wearing they're in direct conflict.
Parents and family must consciously support children in completing a few hours of school work during this period.
Despite the best efforts of governments, schools and parents there'll be learning losses across the board and worsened educational outcomes for the poor.
Community members wearing protective face masks as they queue for aid in Zandspruit informal settlement, north of Johannesburg.
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Wearing masks is being introduced in conjunction with maintaining a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres and following hygiene measures such as hand washing.
Grafitti artists from Mathare Roots Youth Organisation pose in front of their latest mural advocating safety practices to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Nairobi/Kenya.
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COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the health, economic and social status of slum dwellers.
The ongoing coronavirus crisis appears to be speeding up the deglobalization process.
The coronavirus is accelerating the deglobalization process. Here's why that's happening and what it means for the post-pandemic future.
An Amazonian man surveys the swollen river.
Local people are caught in an impossible situation – stay home and starve or venture out to buy food, potentially bringing the virus home too.
Physiotherapists can help improve a patient’s breathing.
Physiotherapists can help patients during and after coronavirus infections.