The CDC’s controversial recommendation changes are based on new studies showing that most omicron transmission takes place within five days of the onset of illness.
One of the consequences of the failure of developing countries like South Africa to authorise self-testing is that it is driving a thriving black market.
The current spate of travel bans is rather hasty and irrational given that we know that the variant is in several countries already.
The federal government has for months been unclear about when international students could return to Australia. And there are still many uncertainties about the latest announcement.
The Founding Fathers were unrelenting in their commitment to the idea that circumstances can arise that require public officials to take actions abridging individual freedoms.
In the summer of 1776, Boston offered smallpox inoculation to everyone and required those who declined to leave town or stay in their homes.
Home quarantine apps face serious privacy, security and bias issues. Home detention ankle tags might be a better option.
For those desperate for international holidays, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Athletes headed to Tokyo have trained throughout an unusually stressful year. Missing out on final preparations could hinder their chances at a medal
We can do better than building a village of glorified dongas. Smart quarantine can be much higher-tech, and more adaptable for future uses once the pandemic is over.
We have the chance to build a world class, dedicated quarantine facility. Here’s how we could do it.
Only about 1% of the population was vaccinated against COVID when this outbreak started.
Teens have acutely felt the effects of the pandemic lockdowns on their social lives. As the end of stay-at-home orders draws nearer, it’s important to consider teenagers’ social and emotional needs.
It’s feasible to bring home at least some of the COVID-positive Australians stranded in India. Here’s how we can do it while keeping infection risk at a minimum.
We can’t retreat to the comforts of ‘Fortress Australia’ if we want to remain a country that is engaged with the world.
Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of COVID-19.
International students have been admirably persistent in studying online for more than a year. But as other countries open their doors, Australia risks losing them if it fails to show they are wanted.
As teens forge their post-pandemic identities, let’s afford them the ‘dignity of risk,’ in their whole lives including their sexualities.
The amount of risk from overseas arrivals depends not just on Australia’s vaccination rates, but also on the particular circumstances of the country from which people are travelling.
Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.