Even with low case numbers, you can argue COVID restrictions shouldn't end early. Here's why.
People have a hard time assessing risk in the best of times. Adding a world-changing pandemic with evolving and sometimes conflicting information has made personal risk assessment much harder.
How do we reasonably and accurately balance the risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the benefits? Conceptualising risk can be tricky, but the government's latest advice is sensible.
The rush to evacuate communities and abandon nuclear energy was understandable, but an error.
The pandemic has made many of us acutely aware of the daily risks we need to take. The ancient Greeks often did not leave risky choices up to individuals alone.
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.
The new SARS-CoV-2 variant is already spreading in the US and could be dominant by March, the CDC warns. Here's what that means for the masks you choose and how you practice social distancing.
From money creation to COVID to uncertainty to the end of rapid economic growth, Peter Martin's summer reading list is unsettling and uplifting.
Good communication and factoring in human behaviours can prevent people from dismissing the risk of the coronavirus.
The outdoors is less risky than an enclosed room, but it isn't a COVID-19-free zone. Here's what you need to know.
With their different but equally conservative income tax policies, both Labour and National ask voters to consider their own appetite for risk.
Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.
How climate change and other human actions have combined to create conditions for explosive wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington state.
Using random testing, researchers in Indiana were able to calculate death rates by age, race, and sex and found sharp increases in risk of death among older and non-white state residents.
Challenge trials – purposefully exposing volunteers to the coronavirus – could speed up the development of a vaccine. But there are serious ethical concerns with this approach.
Policies meant to improve public health – like mandatory face masks during the coronavirus pandemic – need to take into account how people might adjust other behaviors in response.
With regular music festivals, people can more easily seek help or advice about drug and alcohol or mental health issues. But with drive-ins we need to be creative to minimise harms.
Boris Johnson has called cricket balls a ‘natural vector of disease’, but how would we find the evidence to know if he is correct?
The government should be more honest about what it sees as an acceptable level of risk.
Was the government correct to think that adherence would fall over time? Perhaps.