coronavirus

A healthcare worker examines a patient with a stethoscope

The COVID-19 pandemic has escalated into a ‘syndemic’ for people with chronic illnesses, a new UNSW study analysing data from low and middle-income countries shows.

Flinders Street Station in Melbourne

A previous version of Melbourne's COVID roadmap flagged an exclusive bubble between two households. The new plan allows residents to have two adult visitors per day, which is far riskier.

People sleeping rough on the streets

Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.

cloth masks on a clothesline

A new publication from researchers at UNSW Sydney recommends daily washing of cloth masks to reduce the likelihood of contamination and transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

Person receiving vaccine injection

A group of 28 vaccine researchers said we might have a vaccine by late-2021, though it could take until well into 2022.

Melbourne sign during lockdown

The Premier said Melbourne's restrictions could be eased more than expected on Monday. But from an outbreak-management perspective, we should be careful of easing too soon.

Surfer wearing a mask

A preliminary study published online this week estimates Australia had 60,000 undiagnosed COVID-19 infections by July. But there are a range of limitations to the study.

Shadows of people in line

New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.

Young girl gazing out of a window

Some children are not socially engaging with their peers in the way they did before the pandemic. It's understandable if parents are worried.

Sydney apartment building

The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.

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