Holly Seale, UNSW Sydney This month, mask mandates were lifted in South Australia, and vaccine requirements for dining and nightlife … More
Article updated Thursday 7 April, 9am ACST to fix error in table. Dr Priscilla Robinson The Code COVID19 International Update … More
Deborah Gleeson, La Trobe University and Brigitte Tenni, The University of Melbourne It’s now two years since the World Health … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA By now, most are ‘back at work’ (physically or remotely) and we can look back at … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA They’ve been described as the ‘true heroes’ of the pandemic, Australia’s frontline healthcare workers who’ve put … More
Professor Jonathan Karnon, Professor Billie Bonevski and Associate Professor Hossein Haji Ali Afzali, Flinders University Following considerable public pressure over the … More
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis – Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change I write this piece … More
Priscilla Robinson View the latest spreadsheet here Another interesting week, with an overall drop once again in both … More
Priscilla Robinson View the latest spreadsheet here There is not a lot of good world news this week, including what’s … More
Priscilla Robinson Click here to view the latest spreadsheet Well, things seem to be a bit more predictable in COVID-land … More
Priscilla Robinson View the latest spreadsheet data For people new to this spreadsheet, the 55 countries on the main Global … More
Priscilla Robinson View the latest spreadsheet data It is interesting sending a few weeks away from looking at these international … More
We remain in the midst of the world’s worst health crisis in a century. Millions of cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed around the world and hundreds of thousands of deaths have ensued. So, who should we blame? Well, I think a more important question is, where does blame get us?
The adage “never discuss politics or religion” is invariably proffered to us with well-meaning intent at some point during our life. If anything, when it comes to public health issues, we need to be discussing politics more, not less, and certainly not avoiding it altogether.
Two hugely important public health objectives – Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 have been framed as competing imperatives. They are not. The Black Lives Matter movement in Australia seeks to highlight the deplorable circumstances of disadvantage and discrimination experienced by Australia’s First people.
Australia’s response to COVID-19 so far, has been one of the better examples globally: consistently led by medical and scientific advice. It was bipartisan, cooperative and decisive. Yet, this success has come at significant costs.
The fires, floods and COVID-19 pandemic have shown the fragility of industrial civilisation and the strength and resilience of people and community.
State governments are planning to reopen pokie venues due to heavy lobbying by the gambling industry. However, there a number of public health issues which need to be addressed to ensure reopening these venues will not endanger the health of those who use or work there.
As coronavirus restrictions continue to ease, one of the key challenges we face is how to deal with people moving around a lot more.
Many jurisdictions around the world are now testing people without symptoms as part of efforts to manage COVID-19. In Victoria, asymptomatic health-care workers have been part of the recent “testing blitz”.
The recently created National COVID-19 Coordination Commission has been set up to advise on all non-health aspects on the pandemic. But there are serious concerns about its scope, membership and authority.
For many of us, forced to work at home or to not work at all, the COVID-19 crisis has driven home the importance of mental health and how work interacts with our sense of wellbeing.