Some have suggested the US allow healthy people to return to normal life, catch the coronavirus and get the population to herd immunity. The science says this plan is doomed to fail from the start.
A fully cashless society has often been presented as natural or inevitable. The experiences of Sweden and Zimbabwe highlight some pitfalls.
Sweden's daily total of new coronavirus deaths is close to zero. Australia is at an all-time high.
Despite a lighter lockdown, Sweden hasn’t avoided the damaging economic disruption experienced elsewhere.
Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
There is speculation about whether a population can achieve some sort of immunity to the virus with as little as 20% infected.
Prosecutors say they've closed Sweden's most famous cold case. But many Swedes still have doubts. The crime and botched investigation have been a 'national trauma' for this normally peaceful place.
Even Sweden is still a long way off from herd immunity.
Countries aiming to flatten the coronavirus curve have one crucial aim: reduce the "effective reproduction number" of the virus to below 1. This means the spread is slowing, rather than accelerating.
Critics say older people are being put at risk by the relaxed approach to social distancing. But they seem to be the most in favour of it, according to a new survey.
Swedish authorities claim the country is rapidly approaching herd immunity.
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Swedish authorities estimate that there are more people with COVID-19 who don't show symptoms than those in other countries.
Labour can use networks to create public pressure to protect workers' rights.
It has become common to believe that if babies sleep in these boxes, it will help protect them from sudden infant death syndrome. Unfortunately, the research does not back this up.
Political actors can actively engage with university students by taking cognisance
of their political information needs
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges we face today. But making a few small changes to the way antibiotics are prescribed could make a big difference in Australia.
Up to 10% of deceased people in big cities get no burial ceremony, in many cases because they requested it.
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