Stop calling coronavirus pandemic a ‘war’

Author: Alexandre Christoyannopoulos
Date: 8/4/2020
Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Loughborough University In speeches, commentaries and conversations about the coronavirus pandemic, we keep hearing war-like metaphors being deployed. It happens explicitly (“we are at war”, “blitz spirit”, “war cabinet”) and implicitly (“threat”, “in...

Bushfires Wrecked My Holiday!

Author: David Bowman
Date: 5/1/2020
As bushfire and holiday seasons converge, it may be time to say goodbye to the typical Australian summer holiday David Bowman, University of Tasmania For 40 years I have studied bushfires in Australia. It has been my life’s work to try to better understand Australian landscapes and the interacti...

New name COVID-19

Author: n/a
Date: 19/2/2020
While most people have been calling it Coronavirus, Coronaviruses are actually a whole family of viruses. Click here to watch the video.

Rookie Reporter – COVID-19 in Milan

Author: n/a
Date: 26/3/2020
Rookie Reporter Annabel lives in Milan, Italy which has been in lock down since the start of March. Watch her report to see how life has changed for her now. Click here to be taken to the video.

Play School: Hello Friends!

Author: Playschool
Source: ABC Iview
Date: 30/3/2020
Join Emma and Matt with the whole family for this special episode as they help explain some of the big questions around coronavirus, from staying at home to washing your hands. Click here to watch the video on ABC Iview.

‘No bare bottoms!’: Norman Swan weighs in on corona-farts

Author: Dr Norman Swan
Date: 17/4/2020
It's the question everyone wants to know: can you get coronavirus from farts? Dr Norman Swan has a strong opinion on fighting the scourge of corona-farting, and asks Australians to make yet another sacrifice. We promise the rest of the episode isn't as silly. It's actually very interesting. Coron...

Germs, Grandparents and Bats: Questions Kids Have About Coronavirus

Author: Tegan Taylor
Date: 27/3/2020
What does the coronavirus look like? Why is it making people so sick? Does it make you turn green? We asked kids to send in their questions about the coronavirus and hundreds of you did! We wish we could have answered every question, but we didn't have room. Lots of you asked similar questions th...

Do animals get coronavirus? We answer more kids’ questions!

Author: Dr Norman Swan and Tegan Taylor
Date: 13/4/2020
Scientists have given coronavirus to ferrets, dogs and cats to try and find out how the virus works. It turns out some animals can contract and potentially spread coronavirus – and that includes household pets. In today’s Coronacast, Dr Norman Swan and health reporter Tegan Taylor answer more ...