• The maths and ethics of minimising the COVID-19 toll

    Nick Wilson     |      March 24, 2020

    The Australian Government must clarify its COVID-19 strategy, but to do so means understanding the maths and ethics of either ‘flattening the curve’ or an eradication endgame.

  • An empty world

    Sara Oscar     |      March 23, 2020

    Images of empty public spaces – from the streets of Ginza, to soccer stadiums, to the Venice canals, to lone masked travelers on buses, trains and trams – evoke a sense of apocalyptic films and the end of days.

  • Helping your children with schoolwork at home

    David Roy     |      March 23, 2020

    The Prime Minister wants to keep schools open, but the states are pressing for closures and many parents are already keeping their children at home. So, if your children are home from school, what can you do to support their online studies?

  • Endgame C – It’s time for a total lockdown

    John Daley     |      March 22, 2020

    Nobody likes talking about the COVID-19 endgame, but we need to choose one. The appropriate interventions – public health, government spending, and freedom of movement – all depend on the endgame we choose.

  • Politicians are part of the problem

    William Bowtell     |      March 22, 2020

    Australia’s politicians have bungled the nation’s response to the growing coronavirus crisis with a series of half-hearted restrictions and confused messages. It’s time for them to get out of the way.

  • A matter of trust

    Alan Petersen     |      March 22, 2020

    The public panic surrounding COVID-19 around the world, manifested in the hoarding of food, toilet paper and other basic necessities – is driven by a general decline of confidence and trust in authorities and credentialled experts.

  • How to care for yourself if you catch COVID-19

    John Thompson     |      March 21, 2020

    From managing your symptoms to good hygiene at home, if you have tested positive for COVID-19 there are some steps you can take to make your isolation more comfortable.

  • Kids still need to exercise

    Open Forum     |      March 21, 2020

    As social distancing policies come into play and schools progressively cancel sports, excursions and extra-curricular activities, the temptation to fill the void with yet-more screen time should be avoided.

  • Discussing coronavirus with your kids

    Monique Robinson     |      March 19, 2020

    If questions are being asked in your family, here’s a guide to help you navigate the issues around coronavirus and explain the changes it’s bringing to your children’s lives.

  • Dear Prime Minister…

    Greg Kelly     |      March 17, 2020

    An open letter signed by a growing number of Australian doctors is calling for more urgent action to ‘lock down’ Australia and prepare the health system to address the fast growing Coronavirus epidemic.

  • Cabin fever?

    Amy Young     |      March 16, 2020

    With more advice for people to ‘self-isolate’ themselves after travel or contact with people with symptoms, what are the psychological impacts, and consequent social impacts, we can expect?

  • Slow off the mark

    Jessica Richards     |      March 16, 2020

    Despite the cancellation of sports events around the world to slow the spread of coronavirus, Australian sports from Formula One to rugby league and Australian rules football, have tried hard to protect their income at the expense of their fans’ health.