We're working with professional trainers in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales to train dogs to sniff out COVID-19. They could be highly valuable in managing the spread of infection.
The coronavirus pandemic is adding to women’s domestic and professional workloads.
Adult daughters who are the primary care providers for their children and aging parents are facing added stress due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Eating at a restaurant and want to stay COVID safe? Check to see if staff are sanitising surfaces, wearing masks, using contactless payment, and spacing out customers.
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The fines for failing to wear a mask during Melbourne's lockdown have been criticised as 'punitive'. But the fact that masks are cheap or free, with huge public health benefits, makes it justifiable.
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If immunity is short-lived, we will be in an ongoing cycle of endless reinfection.
UVC radiation is effective for disinfecting objects and surfaces. It could help manage the coronavirus pandemic and fill gaps in PPE supplies.
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.