Some insights into previous outbreaks of human coronaviruses may be useful in explaining the comparatively 'low' numbers of COVID-19 infections and mortality in people with HIV in South Africa.
Hope can energise, motivate and help us see through to a time when things will be better. To pull together in a crisis, we should put hope to work.
Will a vaccine for COVID-19 be safe? Animal testing, human clinical trials and post-approval surveillance give us good grounds to believe that a future approved vaccine will work and be safe.
Families who lost their loved ones during the pandemic could not even properly grieve. Greek epics show why lamentation and memorial are so important and what we can learn in these times.
New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.
Dementia and depression are two diagnoses that rob older adults of health and happiness. Despite their obvious differences, it is becoming ever more apparent that the two conditions are connected.
COVID-19 is not only disrupting services for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and their families, but may also be linked to an increase in rates due to an uptick in alcohol use.
If we learn from COVID-19, there are three key areas to tackle to make cities safer from outbreaks of future infectious diseases.
Our video shows aerosol emissions from singing a simple scale. No wonder singing in a choir can be risky.
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria all showed early signs of success but have since seen their COVID-19 cases rise.
The cold supply chain keeps vaccines fresh during distribution, but the current system is nowhere near large enough to distribute the billions of COVID-19 vaccines that the world needs.
A bioethicist explains a recent report that recommends how to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
The Conversation Africa has set up a COVID-19 WhatsApp service to help stem misinformation around the virus. The service…
Virgin soil epidemics decimated Native American populations.
A preliminary study published online this week estimates Australia had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 infections by July. But there are a range of limitations to the study.
Wearing face masks may allow a tiny number of viral particles to slip through, possibly allowing our body to gain some sort of immunity.
From adenoviruses to RNA: the pros and cons of different COVID vaccine technologies
Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.
The approach that schools take to addressing how to get students caught up in learning they missed due to COVID-19 school closures may have a lasting impact on this generation.