Cellphone data can show who coronavirus patients interacted with, which can help isolate infected people before they feel ill. But how digital contact tracing is implemented matters.
Though quarantine isn't an ideal situation, it might offer us a chance to catch up on some much needed sleep.
The confinement brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has made many wonder how to keep their kids physically and mentally healthy. Here are some ideas.
In the past, quarantines were often seen as an excuse for state intervention, and condemned as instruments of despotism.
Instead of seeking to protect our health and stop the coronavirus epidemic by instituting totalitarian surveillance regimes, we should rather focus on empowering citizens.
With offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, many people are unsure of what's safe and what's not.
Victoria and NSW have demonstrated that a severe and relatively short shutdown is still possible.
Government schools remain open but many parents are already voluntarily keeping their children home in an effort to 'flatten the curve'.
An expert explains how your individual rights could be affected during the coronavirus crisis.
The keys to success in Singapore: being prepared, keeping those infected with coronavirus out of the community and communicating effectively with the public.
Humans are innately social, so periods of enforced quarantine or isolation will be a challenge. But there are some things we can do to ensure being isolated doesn't translate to feeling lonely.
Enforcing the 14-day self-isolation mandate for those entering Australia is a matter for states and territories. This could include door-to-door police checks and possible detentions and fines.
Tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results? Yes, you can go out to the garden, but you should be wearing a mask. And no, you can't walk the dog.
Some measures taken in China to contain the COVID-19 outbreak have raised concerns about patient privacy. As other countries bring in containment measures, will patient privacy be compromised?
With no vaccines or treatments, the fight against coronavirus comes down to this behavioral technique. A physician explains how it works.
The US has public health agencies at the federal, state and local level. The spread of coronavirus is putting those agencies in the spotlight. What roles does each play and how are they coordinated?
Travelers may undergo screenings at airports to control the spread of coronavirus. Research shows that these efforts have little to no effect on slowing the spread of disease.
What can you do to keep yourself and your family safe from the coronavirus? A public health scholar explains antiseptics – and emphasizes the importance of good hand-washing.
Australia's Biosecurity Act gives the government power to detain and isolate people who are suspected of being infected, with potentially harsh penalties for those who fail to comply.
The ongoing quarantine and travel disruptions facing cruise ships are the latest in a long history of health outbreaks they've had to contend with.