Fewer people are donating blood during the coronavirus pandemic. But donor centres have implemented new rules to ensure staff, donors and patients remain safe.
COVID-19 has challenged the systems we have in place for controlling our borders and shown the need to be able to adapt quickly and reimpose physical barriers and other controls when necessary.
As hospitals face a global shortage of personal protective equipment, crafting communities are once again stepping up to the plate.
Australian National University modelling has a good record on predicting infections. Deaths will depend on the extent of the lockdown.
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The paper, commissioned by the federal government, reported the coronavirus advice of a group of experts from Group of Eight universities.
In the most severe cases, COVID-19 patients need oxygen pumped directly into their airways, or even be hooked up to a machine that does the job of their heart and lungs.
The OECD estimates have Australia less hit than most, but they are only partial and point to Australia's worst recession on record.
A delivery rider in Sydney’s deserted Chinatown precinct, March 24 2020.
Food delivery workers are now essential workers. But they're still not treated as employees.
Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions.
Concepts from Buddhism can provide us with some solace during this pandemic. By thinking like a Buddhist we can focus on existential facts, aiming to understand them and to practise meditation.
Online misinformation can, to some extent, be addressed. But what is of concern to health-care communicators are the private communication pathways.
Online news sources continue to grow as a primary source of information and misinformation. But private platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are harder to monitor.
Christian pastor Shawn Bolz has recently said the U.S. economy would surge despite the conronavirus. He has said: ‘Even now several vaccines are coming out as well as a natural dying out of the virus itself.’ There is no known vaccine for COVID-19. He is pictured here at an event in April 2016.
Some neo-charismatic religious leaders have downplayed the coronavirus.
A catastrophe bond that provides too little money too late — or none at all — is just financialization run amok.
Insurance companies are paying out hefty claims due to COVID-19. Here's how catastrophe bonds come into play.
Self-isolating may mean many Canadians will be forced to spend more time in the kitchen, a place that’s been foreign to most millennials, according to a new survey.
One positive thing coming out of pandemic-related self-isolation could be that people will spend more time in their kitchens, a place where fewer Canadians have ventured in recent years.
Specimens await testing for COVID-19 at LifeLabs in Surrey, B.C.
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With offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, many people are unsure of what's safe and what's not.
No more than two people should gather together in public spaces and playgrounds will be closed, in the latest restrictions in the coronavirus crisis.
Income-contingent loans could ensure people and businesses get financial relief now, and there is less long-term risk for the government.
Iraqi, Iranian and Somali asylum seekers at a tent camp in the Netherlands.
The survival resource of the world’s most vulnerable people – their social networks – may become compromised
The federal government says there are signs the coronavirus curve may be flattening in Australia, with the rate of increase in cases having fallen to about 13-15% a day, compared with 25-30% a day this time last week.
Chuck Sedlacek, a patient at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, smiles through a window at his children. Chuck has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Nursing homes in the U.S. are not ready to care for coronavirus patients. Things need to change -- fast.