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By Frances Di Lauro Senior Lecturer, Department of Writing Studies, University of Sydney - Friday, August 28th, 2020
Giovanni Boccaccio introduces his acclaimed collection of novellas, the Decameron, with a reference to the most terrifying existential crisis of his time: the decimating effects of the bubonic plague in the 1348 outbreak known as the Black Death.
Lets heed the warnings from aged care. We must act now to avert a COVID-19 crisis in disability care
By Helen Dickinson, Anne Kavanagh - Friday, August 21st, 2020
“In Victoria there are nearly 80 active COVID-19 cases linked to more than 50 disability accommodation sites. At least two people have died.
These don’t sound like big numbers in the context of Victoria’s second wave, and particularly when we compare it to the COVID-19 crisis in residential aged care.
But similarities between residential disability care and aged care — including vulnerable residents and a casualised workforce — give us cause for concern.
Recent experience in Victoria’s aged-care sector shows the potential for the current outbreaks to escalate very quickly.”
By RMIT University - Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
The wings of cicadas and dragonflies are natural bacteria killers, inspiring scientists who are searching for new ways to defeat drug-resistant superbugs. They’ve now revealed how bioinspired nanomaterials physically destroy bacteria. It’s a vital step on the way to delivering precisely engineered anti-bacterial surfaces, and powerful new weapons in the fight against deadly superbugs.
By Ted Smillie - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Stanford University. “Researchers develop a method for predicting unprecedented events.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 July 2020. “Researchers combined avalanche physics with ecosystem data to create a computational method for predicting extreme ecological events. The method may also have applications in economics and politics” (QESP Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a 23 July 2020 […]