The COVID-19 pandemic – the worst global public health emergency in a century – has changed the way we live. … More
Chief Health Officers Forum – Preventive Health Conference 2021
Chief Health Officers back calls for a more sustainable public health workforce Before the arrival of COVID-19, Australia’s Chief Health … More
COVID-19 fuels global health tensions
As of 10 May over four million COVID-19 cases had been reported worldwide, with 280,000 confirmed deaths. The pandemic has highlighted the need for strong national health systems and regional infectious disease monitoring.
Chronic disease, health equity and COVID-19
One in two Australians has a chronic disease or condition such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease or cancer. Chronic disease is driven – and made worse – by social and economic inequities; disadvantaged communities and groups experience higher rates of chronic disease and poorer health outcomes
6 countries, 6 curves: how nations that moved fast against COVID-19 avoided disaster
To understand the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic is more usefully viewed as a series of distinct local epidemics. The way the virus has spread in different countries, and even in particular states or regions within them, has been quite varied.
The public health discipline after Covid-19
The Coronavirus pandemic draws our attention to the importance of public health in maintaining global human health
The surprising positives about COVID
As the extraordinary health toll mounts around the world it might seem perverse to be talking about the positive impacts of the pandemic crisis that has changed our lives.
Reflections on how COVID has changed the world
The world has changed. Few people on the planet could have remained unaffected by the events of the first three months of 2020.
COVID and cruise ships
The features of cruises and cruise ships, closed environments, close contact between travellers from many countries, and the transfer of crew (and sometimes passengers) between ships, mean that cruise ships are a susceptible to the spread of infectious diseases.
Coronavirus with a baby: what you need to know to prepare and respond
If you have a baby, you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it.
Coronavirus distancing measures are confusing. Here are 3 things to ask yourself before you see someone
If the flurry of new orders released in the last 24 hours has you feeling confused about what’s OK and what’s not when it comes to social contact, you’re not alone