social distancing

COVID-19 in Sydney

A survey of 1420 Australians conducted at the height of the pandemic shows the majority changed their behaviour to be socially responsible, even when the threat seemed low.

No turning back

It has been described as a once-in-a-century pandemic, but COVID-19 will cause a permanent shift in the way the world operates at the social, political and economic level.

Two people sitting on a bench, social distancing and wearing masks

A UNSW biosecurity expert has featured in a commentary piece in prestigious journal The Lancet, analysing important new WHO-commissioned research.

Two people sitting on a bench with books in hand, social distancing and wearing face masks during COVID-19.

Governments have put in place a range of interventions in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, and UNSW Business School research investigates the most effective ways to contain the virus

Be Responsible sign

Government rules do more than simply define what is permissible. They also signal information that influences public behaviour in other areas of life.

COVID-19 around the world

UNSW Sydney's Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, who is an adviser to the World Health Organisation, says the world will never be the same again following the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The Tyranny of Social Distance’ preventing people from being in crowds and increasingly in smaller and smaller groups.

The global economy will never be the same again after the COVID-19 outbreak and neither will Australia in terms of how we work and how we engage with nature. 

drone above city

While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.