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opening up when 80% of eligible adults are vaccinated won’t be ‘safe’ for all australians

Opening up when 80% of eligible adults are vaccinated won’t be ‘safe’ for all...

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  Picture: Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services. We’ve all grown tired of lockdowns, border closures and other restrictions. So the promise of a freer life, when 70% and then 80% of Australians aged 16 and older...
opening with 70% of adults vaccinated, the doherty report predicts 1.5k deaths in 6 months. we need a revised plan

Opening with 70% of adults vaccinated, the Doherty report predicts 1.5K deaths in 6...

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  Picture: Joel Carrett/AAP One consequence of the escalating COVID outbreak in New South Wales has been increased political tension around the “national plan” for COVID reopening. The prime minister has argued that states signed up...
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Appetite for convenience: how the surge in online food delivery could be harming our...

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  Picture: Shutterstock With the simple touch of a smartphone, online food delivery services conveniently offer takeaway food straight to your door. Contact-free delivery has surged in popularity as lockdowns have limited physical access to restaurants and food...
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It’s OK if you have a little cry in lockdown. You’re grieving

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  Image: Shutterstock If you are one of the millions of Australians in lockdown, you are not alone in feeling a range of emotions difficult to put into words. Lockdown days are blurry, with time lost within our...
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How COVID affects the heart, according to a cardiologist

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  Picture: Shutterstock As the pandemic has progressed, researchers have begun to understand how COVID-19 impacts our bodies. Early in the pandemic, risk factors such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes were quickly associated with an...
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How does COVID affect the brain? Two neuroscientists explain

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  Picture: Shutterstock Scientists are becoming more and more concerned with the emergence of a syndrome termed “long COVID”, where a significant percentage of sufferers of COVID-19 experience long-lasting symptoms. Studies suggest symptoms remain for approximately 5-24% of confirmed COVID...
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Lockdowns make people lonely. Here are 3 steps we can take now to help...

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  Picture: Shutterstock Millions of Australians are currently living under lockdowns in an effort to curb the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. While lockdowns and other social distancing restrictions are important strategies to...
no wonder people are confused. most official covid vaccine advice is way too complex

No wonder people are confused. Most official COVID vaccine advice is way too complex

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  Picture: Shutterstock As Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, the message has shifted to urgently “get the jab”. And people’s motivation to get vaccinated is increasing. But with ever-changing advice, many people are confused about which...
australia shouldn’t ‘open up’ before we vaccinate at least 80% of the population. here’s why

Australia shouldn’t ‘open up’ before we vaccinate at least 80% of the population. Here’s...

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  Picture: Shutterstock Earlier this month National Cabinet released a four-phase COVID response plan. It wasn’t so much a plan – it had no dates and no thresholds – but more a back-of-the-napkin thought bubble. It...
when will we reach herd immunity? here are 3 reasons that’s a hard question to answer

When will we reach herd immunity? Here are 3 reasons that’s a hard question...

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  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP As we try to control COVID-19, many people are keen to know what proportion of the population will need to be vaccinated in order to reach “herd immunity”. It’s a reasonable question....