coronavirus

Healthcare workers

UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the coronavirus pandemic.

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Open windows and doors, use fans, and set your aircon to pull fresh air from outside.

nanopore device

A team of leading Sydney researchers is pioneering the use of a fast genomic sequencing technology to help determine the source of hard-to-trace coronavirus cases. 

Shoppers queue outside wearing face masks because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines on the UNSW Newsroom this year, but readers also wanted to know more about research in other health areas.

people wearing facemasks queueing for coronavirus tests

Clear messaging about who needs to get tested is better than stigmatising people who are understandably worried about their health.

Person being anxious in a crowd

It's helpful to remember you're in an unusual situation with no perfect map of how to cope, or a 'right' or 'wrong' way to get through it.

Bride wearing a face mask

A year ago, face masks were a rarity in Australia. But social researchers say there is evidence of a growing acceptance of this simple object.

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.

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