The coronavirus pandemic may provide another incentive for some countries to move to e-currencies.
There's no indication that handling cash increases your chance of catching COVID-19. But that hasn't stopped countries around the world from looking at digital currencies.
The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.
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As Melbourne returns to lockdown, the evidence suggests routine mask-wearing - as seen in many countries but not so far in Australia - could be a valuable tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Victoria has recorded its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. It might be time to return to a statewide lockdown.
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Australia's COVID-19 response was bettered only by South Korea and Latvia, according to a new United Nations report. Just don't ask how we're doing on climate and sustainability.
The coronavirus pandemic has altered our ways of living — mindfulness can help us reconnect with our selves and each other.
The coronavirus has produced uncertainty and increased our anxiety correspondingly. Mindfulness offers a way to reduce this stress and connect with each other during times of complex challenges.
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Public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne have been placed under 'hard lockdown', with 3,000 residents confined to home for at least five days, after 23 COVID-19 cases in 12 homes.
As the United States risks prompting a bidding war for coronavirus drugs, can the world show solidarity over equitable access to medicines? And is remdesivir any use against COVID-19 anyway?
Either the state government's measures will wrest back control of the outbreak, or unbridled community transmission could mean infection rates get totally out of control.
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Despite disappointing download numbers and almost zero success in tracing COVID-19 infections, Australia is persisting with the COVIDSafe app, while the rest of the world embraces the 'Gapple' model.
Female entrepreneurs in Canada have been heavily impacted by the pandemic.
As Canada responds to the pandemic, there is a risk that women who lead businesses will lose the traction they have gained on gender and diversity.
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Australian Bureau of Statistics figures suggest there have been more than 800 'excess deaths' in Australia in January-March 2020, relative to the average, but only 103 confirmed COVID-19 deaths so far.
A mass grave in Manaus, Brazil. The country now has the second-most coronavirus cases and deaths in the world.
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While those of us from Australia and New Zealand might be starting to relax as restrictions ease, the pandemic is actually growing at an increasing rate worldwide.
A woman observes social distancing guidelines as she rides the subway in Moscow, Russia. President Vladimir Putin has been accused of suppressing the number of deaths from COVID-19.
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The coronavirus has affected almost every country in the world, but there are major differences in how health data is being reported. Politics often dictates how the data is shared.
A robot dog called Spot patrols a Singapore park playing a recorded message telling people to observe physical distancing measures.
Smart city solutions have proved handy for curbing the contagion, but recent experience has also shown how much they rely on public trust. And that in turn depends on transparency and robust safeguards
Distancing rules will make life very difficult for smaller bars, cafes and restaurants. Our streets can be modified quickly to help save an important part of the life of cities and their economies.
Amazon's planned upcoming 'Just Walk Out' technology will let customers take items off a store's shelf, bag them, and walk straight out.
Many boys will be happy to avoid the culture of the school locker room during the coronavirus.
The extended COVID-19 social isolation could be an opportunity for parents to have an impact on how boys are schooled in masculinity.
Re-imagining cities after COVID-19 is both a practical and philosophical task. People’s perceptions of places are changing. It is a time for planners and policymakers to plan with, not for, people.
The Netflix documentary ‘The Last Dance’ reveals the hyper-competitiveness of Michael Jordan during the 1990s.
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The hyper-competitiveness of Michael Jordan may work on the basketball court, but the win-at-all-cost American culture that Jordan represents is not what's needed to end the coronavirus pandemic.