Housing is our first line of defence against coronavirus, so leaving someone homeless increases the risk for everyone. Australia should follow other countries in imposing a moratorium on evictions.
Many people don't realise high-income earners are the biggest users of public transport in Australian cities, but it's still low-income earners who are most vulnerable to service disruptions.
Government schools remain open but many parents are already voluntarily keeping their children home in an effort to 'flatten the curve'.
The human spirit is tested during difficult times, but a scholar already has found examples of how people found ways to support one another in China. Other countries have shown similar resilience.
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.
There are good reasons to call off a vote during a pandemic – but other good reasons to push ahead.
Australia can learn from what has been done overseas, especially in China, to keep public transport running while containing the spread of coronavirus.
Currently, the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is doubling about every six days. At this rate, Australia's health sector will be unable to cope.
The COVID-19 pandemic may trigger large-scale disruptions such as school closures, event cancellations and movement restrictions.
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.
We're likely to see more 'fever clinics' opening as coronavirus transmission takes hold in the community. But what are they? And do you need a fever to attend one?
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.
In a health crisis, decisions about treatment and containment must be made quickly. It’s crucial those decisions be based on research evidence, but fast and easy access is not always available.
A scholar who moved to the U.S. from China as a child went back to China to conduct research as an adult. She found vast differences in approach.