Driving down the numbers
Takeaway coffee, yes; a stroll through Bunnings, no. The Victorian government has introduced tough stage four business restrictions to crack down on COVID-19 workplace transmission.
The latest commentary and opinions on COVID-19 from Monash University's leading academics.
Governing in a pandemic
Absent other voices, public health emergency response measures risk being overly prescriptive and unnecessarily wide-reaching.
COVID-19’s mental health toll
Depression and anxiety are on the rise during restrictions, according to a new national survey charting the mental health of Australians.
Far from Baghdad, a new battle
Dr Harry Al-Wassiti is now part of a Monash research team striving to find a COVID-19 vaccine, but his path has been far from easy.
Dear Melbourne – the ditch is no divide
A "Kwozzie" shares the lessons learnt from living through the COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand.
Countering COVID with the kids
Many parents are unsure how to discuss the pandemic with their children, but there are ways to tackle the tricky questions.
Hope for the homeless?
COVID-19 has proved that the homelessness problem is solvable, but will Australia make good on its human rights obligations once the pandemic has passed?
Childcare educators feel the strain
There’s been a limited focus on understanding and safeguarding the mental wellbeing of educators who work in the early childhood sector.
Protecting the elderly
The COVID-19 death toll in aged-care homes is spiking. Protocols need to urgently be put in place to prevent infection, but there also needs to be detailed plans for when an outbreak occurs.
Coping with COVID-19's unknowns
Pandemic uncertainty is a global struggle, never more so than among COVID-19's frontline healthcare workers – but can tolerance of medical uncertainty be taught?
Making sense of the infodemic
Researchers are working to understand the practical challenges and opportunities for the quality use of evidence within Australian schools.