Impact of obesity on COVID-19 symptoms
University of Sydney academics respond on the UK government's Better Health campaign to address obesity and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed his own "wake up call" when told his weight may have impacted the severity of his COVID-19 symptoms.
Lottery for ventilators Dr Diego Silva argues for scarce health resources to be allocated via a lottery system, he sees it as the only fair way to provide healthcare during times of acute shortages.
Where the next global pandemic will arise
An international team of human- and animal-health experts has incorporated environmental, social and economic consideration to identify key areas at risk of leading to the next pandemic.
Animal disease detective program
As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, a consortium of veterinary scientists has been established to train a new generation of ‘animal disease detectives’ in 11 countries across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Behaviour modification crucial to stop COVID-19 One of the longest-running studies examining COVID-19 prevention behaviours shows hygiene changes have been sustained but not complex changes, like social distancing, with important policy implications.
Marginal and informal housing a COVID health risk
Research finds the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a rise in underlying housing vulnerabilities such as overcrowding and a link between falling demand for Airbnb style short-term rental accommodation and an increase in long-term private rental housing availability.
More people travelling for social reasons since restrictions A rising number of Australians are travelling for social and recreational reasons since the initial coronavirus travel restrictions, according to initial findings of a survey by the University of Sydney's Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies.
Experts examine the COVID-19 tracing app
Academics from the disciplines of cybersecurity, media, law and health comment on COVIDSafe, the COVID-19 contact tracing app released by the federal government.
Can wearable tech predict COVID-19?
An international team of researchers is investigating if data from wearable tech like smartwatches could provide an early indication of COVID-19, as well as examine how pandemics change our lives.
A needle free vaccine patch?
University of Sydney researchers have been awarded $1.12 million in funding to undertake independent clinical research studies into needle-free vaccine delivery for at-risk groups.
Coronavirus research funding announced
Several projects to tackle the novel coronavirus have been announced by the University of Sydney-led NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Emerging Infectious Diseases.
How to access the medicines you and your family need
Pharmacies provide essential services and will remain open but some people will still have problems accessing medicines. Here's what you can do, writes Associate Professor Nial Wheate and Dr Andrew Bartlett.
COVID-19 risk on public transport
Australia can learn from how other countries are reducing the spread of the virus on public transport, writes Dr Yale Zhuxiao Wong.
The dos and don't of self-isolation
People should avoid contact with any person in their household who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, writes Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott.
Website helps older people stay active at home
Leading physiotherapists concerned 'stay at home' restrictions could exacerbate falls and poor physical function in older people have developed a new website to support older Australians to stay active – safely – at home.