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.
While the focus has been on containing 'hot spots' of COVID-19 outbreaks, understanding why some areas have few or no cases could point the way to a staged reopening that starts with these areas.
Melbourne isn't the only place suffering under a second lockdown. It's happening across the world as the virus surges in countries that were initially successful in flattening the curve.
Second waves of coronavirus cases are far more likely to be driven by poverty and economic necessity.
A survey conducted in April revealed more than half the participants flouted social distancing rules to go shopping for non-essential items, and visit friends or family.
Caught between the educational care of children and a considerable amount of full-time work to be done, women managers continue to shoulder a large part of the domestic and parental burden.
Official government guidelines say businesses should not collect customer details in a book or notepad where other customers can see them. But many establishments haven't heeded the advice.
How do we overcome this new physical embodiment of fear – the fact that any one of us, including ourselves, could be a threat – and negotiate life after coronavirus?