Pence and Trump attend a coronavirus task force briefing.
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The federal government has declared a state of emergency over COVID-19. Two public health scholars explain what that means.
Behavior is changing because of the coronavirus. Is perceived risk the reason why?
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Using a survey taken from March 10 – March 16, social scientists tried to untangle the complicated connection between feelings of vulnerability and behavior change in response to the coronavirus.
Journalists have been telling the public about the coronavirus.
There's a lot of scholarship, but a likely reason is pretty basic: People simply don't trust what they're reading and hearing.
A nursing home resident in Rome is moved to a hospital.
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The coronavirus found dangerously fertile ground in elements of the country's demographics, business, geography and culture.
British Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock (R) arrives with Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty (L) at the Cabinet Office for an emergency Cobra meeting on the coronavirus.
Let's stay united in the face of this threat.
Mind the plants!
Use tins of beans, use a coat, use your kids ... it's all about being creative with the space you've got.
In determining the best response to the pandemic, we need to look further than the scientific evidence and think about the social, economic and ethical consequences of an action.
South African President Cyril Rampahosa, centre, ordered a 21-day lockdown.
The notion that there is a binary choice between the economy and the medically optimal strategy is wrong.
Cuban doctors arrive in Italy to help fight COVID-19.
Cuba stresses its programme to send doctors abroad is based in solidarity. But there are diplomatic and economic reasons too.
After the coronavirus nightmare has passed, harsh judgments will be made about which political leaders and health experts were on the right or wrong side in handling this crisis.
The federal government has expanded the testing criteria beyond just returned travellers and those in contact with an infected person. But the new guidelines don't go far enough.
People queuing outside Centrelink office in Bondi Junction, Sydney on
2.7 million jobs are at risk, 1.4 million of them immediately.
Michelle Grattan interviews immunologist and Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty about controlling the coronavirus pandemic, and the prospects of developing a vaccine.
Women have always done the lion's share of the "invisible" caring work at home: the impact of coronavirus may force all of that to change.
The government has made several announcements to safeguard aged care residents and those in hospitals, but we're yet to see the same attention paid to the one in five Australians with a disability.
A behavioural science expert, a botanist, an environment media expert and an entomologist suggest ways to connect with nature in your garden.
Funeral homes, crematoria and morgues face many challenges in the months ahead as the coronavirus death toll rises.
Physical proximity is intrinsic to performance and communicates considerable meaning. Social isolation has implications for artistic connection.
Eviction in Redfern, NSW, in 1934.
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In 1931, the NSW government passed landmark legislation reducing rents by 22.5% and banning evictions indefinitely. The reforms, however, were short-lived and many people ended up in tent cities.
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Strict quarantine measures have been shown to be more effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 than closing schools.