The government has boosted funding for mental health services in light of the pandemic. But will these extra services get to where they are most needed?
Current housing stimulus measures aim to boost buyer demand and are too small to sustain a recovery. A second round of stimulus is likely to be needed, and it should go into social housing supply.
No news isn't necessarily good news. News is powerful, and helps us to stay connected and informed. But it's important we regulate our news consumption - particularly during times of crisis.
People are seen at the Mount Pleasant farmers market in Vancouver, B.C., where measures are in place to limit the number of people permitted at a time due to COVID-19.
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased interest in local food. This demand could be leveraged to help develop community resilience and encourage healthier diets.
More people are wearing masks and using hand sanitisers.
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As lockdown restrictions are relaxed, it is key to continue high-impact non-pharmaceutical interventions that will not impede economic activity, but limit the spread of COVID-19.
Activists of the Movement for Change and Social Justice canvassing the streets of Gugulethu in Cape Town.
The unique challenges of the pandemic changed the way community organisations work. Organisations that worked in silos during other emergencies bundled their expertise and resources.
The WHO recommends sanitisers with an alcohol content of at least 70%.
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Hand hygiene is a critical part of the response to COVID-19. Washing hands at regular intervals during the day is essential. If water and soap are unavailable, hand sanitisers are an alternative.
The Grand Hotel Taipei in Taiwan lights up rooms to mark five days with no new COVID-19 cases.
With a vaccine, yes, elimination is possible. But we need to be realistic about how long this might take.
Inside the packaging plant at Chinese vaccine maker, Sinovac Biotech.
Focusing on the coronavirus vaccine is a useful way for China to squeeze out room for more difficult questions about its initial response to COVID-19.
Banana bread had all the psychological ingredients for lockdown success.
Botswana retained its rating because of its strong case about fiscal strategy, institutional strength, and prudent policymaking.
African governments must engage rating agencies better, providing them and investors with credible economic data, and regularly address all concerns being raised.
A previous version of Melbourne's COVID roadmap flagged an exclusive bubble between two households. The new plan allows residents to have two adult visitors per day, which is far riskier.
Here are answers to common questions about emerging from lockdown and how to make sure you're doing it safely.
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Many countries have decided a Green New Deal is exactly the right stimulus response to the COVID crisis. Australia's steadfast investment in fossil fuels will only hold us back.
If your family has decided to trick-or-treat or give out candy, you’ll want to sit down with your kids and lay some ground rules that take the pandemic into consideration.
Experts in child development and infectious disease help parents make informed decisions about Halloween and provide tips for communicating with children effectively.
The free market experiment in residential aged care is failing older Australians. Rebuilding trust in the system starts with valuing residents' rights, and holding government and providers to account.
Police move anti-lockdown protesters on at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market on Sunday, September 13 2020.
Law enforcement is a blunt tool to achieve social conformity with COVID-safe rule. It's time to start thinking about other strategies to promote new norms.
Canada’s failure to fulfil its commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals will leave our children worse off.
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The COVID-19 pandemic risks making Canada's already woeful record on child welfare worse. To safeguard a future for our children, governments must prioritize their care.
Illicit endangered wildlife trade in Möng La, Shan, Myanmar.
To better anticipate and manage the emergence of new pandemics, a paradigm shift is needed to take into account the complex interactions between human health, animal health, the environment and the economy.
The current chaos means there is perhaps greater receptivity to alternative ways of thinking and being.