A key component of how the coronavirus could be spreading is the environment.
Michelle Grattan about the week in politics, including the implementation of an emergency plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, climate change policy, national security and Bettina Arndt
There are three phases to Australia's response plan. The 'Initial Action' stage, the 'Targeted Action' stage, and finally, the 'Standdown' stage. Right now, we're in the first.
The ongoing quarantine and travel disruptions facing cruise ships are the latest in a long history of health outbreaks they've had to contend with.
Faced with the fast moving targets of the coronavirus, and climate change, Scott Morrison must find a policy that sidelines the opposition, without alienating the Nationals of the Coalition
The federal government has activated its emergency response plan to deal with a spread of the coronavirus locally, in anticipation of it becoming a “pandemic”.
War is expensive, and the Iranian leadership may now face increased pressure to withdraw from its involvement in the Syrian conflict.
Large-scale adoption of simple, individual actions — like disinfecting our germ-laden phone screens — can limit the ability of COVID-19 to get a foothold.
As coronavirus spreads across the globe, travellers need to be smart about where they go, how they travel and what precautions they take. A travel expert offers a few tips.
As the human costs of the Covid-19 virus epidemic continue to rise, the virus is also taking its toll on global economy, with disrupted supply chains across a wide variety of industries.
Air transportation unquestionably spreads disease. Should airlines be more proactive by requiring proof of vaccination? Two experts reflect on the current and former crises.
If the COVID-19 outbreak becomes a pandemic, there will be many difficult ethical decisions for health services.
Global markets are finally waking up to the threat of the outbreak.
But there are also risks to open science.
Educators in China and Australia are strengthening online learning systems to cope with travel restrictions. The effects could change the face of education.
The interdependency between humans, animals and the environment is becoming more pronounced. This calls for an interdisciplinary approach to health problems.
The Trump administration's budget for healthcare proposes significant cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.
Michelle Grattan on the week in politics, including the travel ban, the royal commission into the bushfires, and labor's stance on a compulsory superannuation guarantee and zero emissions by 2050.
For any physical inconvenience or emotional distress caused by a tour operator, there is a legal precedent for claiming compensation. But, as with all contracts, you need to read the fine print.
Scientists are pursuing several different avenues to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, but the process could take years.