A recent study suggested the coronavirus could spread up to four metres. But the evidence isn't strong enough to suggest we should change social distancing advice from 1.5 metres.
In Kenya, the Spanish flu caused various forms of social and economic disruption, ranging from social distancing to the suspension of nonessential services and widespread food shortages.
Unequal access to testing can lead to late diagnosis and preventable deaths due to COVID-19 among the poor people.
The COVID-19 pandemic gives us a chance to improve our elective surgery system when it restarts.
Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have done well with support packages so far. But more might be needed to save the country from the worst of the economic fallout from the crisis.
Australia's call for an inquiry into the origins of the pandemic has been met with a rebuke from Beijing. China is ramping up its own narrative about the virus, making greater transparency impossible.
Students in year 12, as well as those who need foundational skills right before starting school, are among those the NSW government should prioritise during the staggered return to school.
We are all finding out about neighbourhood liveability as we stay home for the coronavirus lockdown. What we learn about local strengths and weaknesses can help us improve our communities in future.
The data shows a big improvement of pollution levels over some cities – but in others, pollution has, perhaps surprisingly, increased.
The link between air pollution and elevated death rates for COVID-19 may be overestimated.
Politicians and public health officials appeal to our sense of fairness in requesting the public's co-operation in controlling the pandemic. But COVID-19 doesn't affect everyone equally.
Did the COVID-19 pandemic have an impact on the mass shooting in Nova Scotia?
Prison lawyers in Canada are scrambling to fill the gap left by federal inaction on inmate populations who are vulnerable to COVID-19. A recent case in Ontario could provide a legal precedent.
An analysis of the expressions used by Donald Trump to designate Covid-19 sheds light on his political calculations and on the evolution of his relationship with China in recent weeks.
After the Covid-19 pandemic, we must seize the opportunity to make urban centers more livable places by investing in affordable housing, basic services, clean energy and active transport.
87% of those polled believe lockdown should continue for at least another three weeks.
The airline industry has faced many crises before. But these pale in comparison to the economic hit that airlines are currently facing.
Canadians are living under a states of emergency, coping with a limping economy and social distancing as well as the stress of the pandemic itself. Many might be asking: when will it end?
Whatever the eventual impact on women's candidacies post-pandemic, COVID-19 has the potential to shock the system, upending or reinforcing existing gender imbalances in political power.
Children in our schools are the latest at risk in a brave new age of surveillance and data control that is being catalyzed by hasty educational technology decisions under COVID-19.