Having survived the HIV/AIDS pandemic, gay communities in the US were well equipped to get residents health and social services early in the pandemic, when the government’s COVID-19 response lagged.
Shoring up surveillance and response systems and learning lessons from how the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded will help the world be ready the next time around.
The $1.9 trillion package gets a lot of stuff right, but the direct payments are not among them, argue two economists.
Since 1953, the economy has only rarely been in recession when a Democrat was in the White House.
Biden will begin his presidency in the midst of a global public health crisis that’s already killed over 240,000 people in the US alone. His team is already planning how to get COVID-19 under control.
The state government has enlisted a US software company to deploy a data management system that will speed up contact tracing. But security could be a hitch.
Latin America now has about 6 million COVID-19 cases – 30% of the global total. But some cities have fared much worse than others, largely due to the quality of government and community responses.
You’re right to be concerned but we can’t draw too many conclusions from just one or two data points. Instead, we need to look at averages over multiple days.
My analysis suggests when COVID-19 cases reach 100 over 14 days, an outbreak gets very difficult to control — as we saw in Victoria. Over the last fortnight, NSW has recorded at least 154 new cases.
The Trump administration has revised CDC health guidelines and undermined its own experts, making it harder for science to prevail over politics in US’s coronavirus strategy.
UVC radiation is effective for disinfecting objects and surfaces. It could help manage the coronavirus pandemic and fill gaps in PPE supplies.
The change in our behaviour in response to COVID-19 has created an opportunity to build on this moment and transform our local neighbourhoods into vibrant mixed-use centres of activity.
Amazon’s planned upcoming ‘Just Walk Out’ technology will let customers take items off a store’s shelf, bag them, and walk straight out.
Countries across the globe responded differently to the pandemic, and results show a difference in effectiveness as well.
As governments start to return to a new normal, people with disabilities in care facilities are still in serious danger of being left behind during the coronavirus pandemic.
A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.
A critical problem with the bill is it allows the federal government to collect much more personal data from COVIDSafe users than is necessary for contact tracing.
Designers, engineers, makers and doctors worldwide have used 3D printing to produce products such as face shields, face masks, ventilator components, hands-free door openers and nasal swabs.
Some EU countries have said they won’t help companies based in tax havens – but that doesn’t include the EU’s own tax havens.
There is plenty the military could do to help protect public health, such as by helping with supply logistics and providing workers to do important tasks – including health care professionals.