Flattening the curve to help Australia’s hospitals prepare
University of Melbourne mathematical modelling helps us understand whether Australia is flattening the COVID-19 curve and whether our hospitals are prepared.
Keeping aged care residents connected
People in aged care homes were already isolated before the COVD-19 crisis but University of Melbourne research finds new technology can help better connect them
COVID-19 can reframe health politics
A University of Melbourne expert says COVID-19 highlights our capacity to improve health outcomes and exposes our acceptance of suffering for ‘affordability'.
How to keep your head during COVID-19
In a crisis the first impulse can be fear or panic, but COVID-19 demands clear thought. A University of Melbourne expert explains how to adapt your own thinking
Protecting our ageing population from COVID-19
While Australia works to prevent the spread of COVID-19, University of Melbourne experts remind us there are extra health considerations for older Australians.
The symbolism of the Olympic Games
As countries pull out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, a University of Melbourne expert explains why Japan is clinging onto hope in the face of COVID-19.
Five tips for keeping kids learning at home
As some Australian states announce COVID-19 school closures, a University of Melbourne expert explains how to help keep your kids learning at home.
Modelling the spread of COVID-19
Forecasting the spread of COVID-19 including undetected cases is difficult but important; a University of Melbourne scientist has an app to track the outlook.
Reduce, reuse and recycle for a circular economy
Using a University of Melbourne campus as a ‘living laboratory’, a new study evaluates what materials universities use and how to reduce environmental effects.
The maths and ethics of minimising COVID-19 deaths
A University of Melbourne experts says the government must factor in the maths and ethics of either flattening the curve or an eradication endgame for COVID-19.