The amount of risk from overseas arrivals depends not just on Australia's vaccination rates, but also on the particular circumstances of the country from which people are travelling.
Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.
A new study argues for selective border relaxations. But with COVID-19 more prevalent now than at almost any point in the past, the risk would be substantial.
Multiple borders have always existed in Aotearoa New Zealand. We just weren't as aware of them before the pandemic started locking down communities.
Growing core coping skills isn't just a matter of learning not to be triggered by children's strong feelings; it's also about creating positive meaningful activities that promote mutual bonding.
We are still only beginning to understand the psychological effects that pandemic restrictions are having on us.
Each state has responded differently to the latest outbreaks. But all have mounted effective responses.
With many more months of lockdowns, mask mandates and quarantining in our futures, the government needs to get its messaging just right and we all need to manage our expectations appropriately.
The damage to once highly regarded brand names might be severe.
Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.
Australia has student accommodation with nearly 100,000 beds, many now empty. The large purpose-built student housing facilities are well suited for quarantining returning international students.
Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural COVID-19 cases rise, and administrators fear flu season will make it worse. And then there's the politics.
While Chief Scientist Alan Finkel's review of contact tracing only briefly mentions digital methods, it's crucial Australia invests in an automated system.
South Australia's COVID cluster is disappointing after a long stretch of no community transmission. Now we need to act to stop it growing exponentially.
Over the approaching holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.
Our findings suggest critical shortcomings in how new homes and neighbourhoods are designed.
Despite taking different approaches, both countries have won praise for their handling of the coronavirus outbreak. So what can we learn from that?
We're supposed to suppress feelings of envy. But what if the kind spurred by school shutdowns, frontline work and cramped apartments are worth exploring – and acting upon?
The coronavirus restricted life in the city and enabled working from home (or anywhere). People are considering moving to the countryside for cheaper cost of living and a higher quality of life.
The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.