From political ideologies, conspiracy theories or “reopen” protests, when faced with uncertainty, we seek reassurance in the face of mortality through efforts at containment.
As we return to work, the stress and anxiety from COVID-19 won't go away. Our experts have some tips on how to handle the new normal.
When urban spaces work well they are highly social spaces. How do we safely manage them and people's fears about mingling when ‘being together but apart’ is the norm?
Anxiety and loneliness affect many people at the best of times. The pandemic-induced isolation and stress won't be helping, but cities can do many things to improve the 'emotional climate'.
Don't just tell us how many new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, tell us how many people you tested as well. That helps us to know if things are getting better or worse.
As the pandemic moves us indoors, it's time to reconsider our understanding of 'screen time' – especially since we're relying on our devices now more than ever.
A survey of 500 adults in the US provides a snapshot of the ways people are dealing with life during a pandemic and how well they think they're doing.
As if attacks on health workers weren't upsetting enough, reports indicate broadband engineers are now also being abused - as conspiracy theorists link 5G technology with to COVID-19's spread.
Companies can play an important role in keeping their workers both productive and mentally and physically healthy during the pandemic.
While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.
If you know your own personality traits, you might then be better placed to resist your worst unthinking impulses in a time of high anxiety.
Apart from their functional purpose, products can also impact how we feel, both about ourselves and our situation.
People of all ages need to work together to help keep society functional.
The social media spread of news, information and myths about coronavirus can help keep the public informed but can also stoke panic.
Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?
Disasters and times of crisis bring out the best in most of us. Despite the media focus on initial panic at the COVID-19 pandemic, we are are starting to see a more heartening community response.
Reports from China suggest there has been increased household tension among isolated families. Our colleagues on-ground believe this has led to more alcohol consumption and domestic violence.
Alaska has been mostly spared from the virus, but the outbreak's impact on its economy could still be catastrophic because of its reliance on seasonal tourism.
A psychologist explains how to get a grip on anxiety triggered by COVID-19.
Based on current available data, our model predicts by March 31, the number of deaths worldwide will surpass 4,500 and confirmed COVID-19 cases will reach about 150,000.