Long before the Indian government responded to the threat of COVID-19 with a lockdown, residents of Shivaji Nagar, with the support of a local NGO, were protecting and helping one another.
Aircraft cabins have been germ hotspots since long before this pandemic. More 'microbiology literacy' is needed among the general public for this to improve.
Humans can identify asymptomatic cases, build trust and assauge fears. Apps cannot.
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.
We've all seen the footage of people in protective suits and vehicles spraying cities to control COVID-19. But because of the way disinfectant and contamination work, it might be mostly for show.
Framing the fight against coronavirus as a spiritual war may stem from a shared sense of discomfort about an adversary without discernible conscience; an impersonal demon.
One bespoke contact tracing device is a bluetooth 'pen' device, which can be handed in if diagnosed without relying on smartphones.
While preliminary tests indicate user data isn't being sent to the government, a publicly-available source code is needed to ensure the app's transparency.
African countries face unique challenges in their efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, but lessons learned in other regions where the coronavirus has already peaked may be helpful.
While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.
Models can predict the risk and spread of diseases and establish the time and place to implement optimal prevention and control mechanisms.
The app is promising as a go-to resource for COVID-19 information. But as the crisis unfolds, these extra features could make it a more effective tool.
Whether you're going grocery shopping, handling money, going to the park, taking public transport or getting takeaway - here are some tips on what to avoid when possible.
Countries have tried a variety of approaches to contain the spread of COVID-19 – except a coordinated one.
With social activities shut down across the country, many are wondering: how long will people stick to the rules, before they get complacent?
Improving the housing conditions of the most marginalised people among us is an important biosecurity measure for the whole community.
Overjoyed. That's not a word epidemiologists normally use, but that's how I felt after hearing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement of New Zealand's COVID-19 lockdown from Wednesday night.
More than one-in-16 people in New Zealand is a migrant without residence status. For everyone's sake, to contain COVID-19 we need to ensure those 300,00 people can access health and social services.
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.
Travel bans, social distancing and testing can all be effective against COVID-19.