Shelter-in-place measures have made it more difficult for victims of domestic violence to escape from their abusers.
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A change in how witnesses, victims and authorities respond to domestic violence reports paired with limited social services placed victims in a vulnerable position during the pandemic.
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Tolerating political protest is an essential part of democratic life. But when the protests pose a genuine risk of harm to the community, that’s when they are no longer ethically justified.
Memories are easier to recall if they happen in unusual contexts, and our sense of time depends on how much things change. And being in lockdown is not conducive to either of these things.
Three Rivers by Aunty Lorraine Brown and Aunty Narelle Thomas, from the Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation. This artwork was commissioned by the Research Centre for Children and Families and the image represents the importance of keeping children in out-of-home care connected to Kinship and culture.
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Pandemic-induced lockdowns have brought up challenges for children in out-of-home care and their carers. However, Kinship care provided unexpected positives for Aboriginal elders and their families.
Policymakers need to make sense of the data so as to predict and manage what’s happening. To address this need, we developed a visualisation tool to track and predict country-level COVID-19 cases.
It’s still reasonably easy to catch a cold even during lockdown.
Word from The Hill: three states in lockdown.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Public health information for migrant communities needs to cover off the basics but it also needs to provide nuanced messaging to counter myths and misinformation about COVID-19.
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The good news is Victoria is more likely to reach zero case of community transmission sooner if vaccination rates pick up, even modestly.
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How the public thinks and feels about restrictions is far more complicated and conflicted than is typically reported.
Women’s need for contraception and contraceptive use must be an ongoing priority.
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Contrary to expectations, researchers found that overall contraceptive use increased in most settings.
Existing rules, such as enforced table service in bars and restaurants, will be lifted in England on July 19.
When to reopen is a difficult decision that has required authorities to look for the least bad option.
We should move rapidly to reduce fear, improve vaccination rates, improve treatments and reduce complications as we do with other diseases we can’t eliminate or fully protect against.
Health workers wearing protective suits lower the body of a COVID-19 victim for burial at a graveyard in Gulu, northern Uganda.
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Uganda needs to activate the community engagement pillar and resource the new strategy that’s in place.
The nice way to describe a new study suggesting lockdowns haven’t saved lives is that it’s ‘brave’.
Traders leave their cabbages after the County Governor ordered the closure of the main open air market to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kisumu, Kenya.
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Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
People haven’t been as irrational during the pandemic as some initially thought.
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A society in crisis is more than the sum of its flawed parts.
Our modelling shows the elimination strategy, including early, sharp lockdowns, remains Australia’s best policy.
Maybe you’re not quite feeling ready to get back out there.
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Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here’s how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.
There’s always an element of ‘hindsight being 20/20’ whenever we’re evaluating a lockdown.