During the pandemic, clear and reliable health communication can literally be a life-and-death issue. Researchers who focus on the science of science communication highlight strategies that work.
Almost half of Australian adults struggle with reading. Our recent analysis of government information on COVID-19 found many documents were inaccessible to struggling readers.
Researchers report on how COVID-19 is affecting isolated Indigenous communities. Their voices bridge the urban divide, reveal challenges and describe some unexpected bonuses.
Given that some people look to religious authorities not health officials in times of crisis, faith leaders can promote hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus.
When a government’s health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
Are we all in this together? Or looking after numero uno? Messages about isolation need to appeal to Australia’s individualistic culture - and they don’t have to come from the top.
Would you rather lounge in front of your TV than sweat in the gym? Your distant ancestors may well be (a little) responsible for your lack of motivation.
A new study has found the alcohol industry deliberately misrepresenting the cancer risk of alcohol, while passing it off as health messaging.