young men are more likely to believe covid-19 myths. so how do we actually reach them?

Young men are more likely to believe COVID-19 myths. So how do we actually...

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Image Shuttlestock If the media is anything to go by, you’d think people who believe coronavirus myths are white, middle-aged women called Karen. But our new study shows a different picture. We found men and people aged 18-25...

How should I clean my cloth mask?

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Image: Shuttlestock Face coverings, such as cloth masks, are mandatory for all Victorians and are being recommended for public use in some other parts of the country. Wearing a face covering helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 by providing a...
should a covid-19 vaccine be compulsory — and what would this mean for anti-vaxxers?

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be compulsory — and what would this mean for anti-vaxxers?

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Image: Shuttlestock With COVID-19 vaccine developers reporting promising results, it is probable we will one day face a major public health question: can the government compel New Zealanders to be vaccinated? Just as inevitably, some...
two weeks of mandatory masks, but a record 725 new cases: why are melbourne’s covid-19 numbers so stubbornly high?

Two weeks of mandatory masks, but a record 725 new cases: why are Melbourne’s...

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James Ross/AAP Image Melburnians have now been wearing mandatory face coverings in public for two weeks. Yet Premier Daniel Andrews announced two days ago another grim milestone in Victoria’s second wave of COVID-19 infections: 725...
5 mind-blowing things to consider before getting liposuction

5 Mind-Blowing Things to Consider Before Getting Liposuction

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Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that enhances your appearance, with the focus on removing excess fat in the middle body area. However, there are other areas on your body you...
takeaway coffee allowed, but no wandering through bunnings: here’s why melbourne’s new business restrictions will reduce cases

Takeaway coffee allowed, but no wandering through Bunnings: here’s why Melbourne’s new business restrictions...

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Picture: Erik Anderson/AAP Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced sweeping changes to businesses across metropolitan Melbourne, including closure of retail stores and restrictions on some industries, including construction. The new constraints come into force...
we’re more likely to let our covid-19 guard down around those we love most

We’re more likely to let our COVID-19 guard down around those we love most

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Image: Shuttlestock When announcing a ban on people in six local government areas south-west of Melbourne hosting visitors in their homes, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said this week: People are not necessarily keeping their distance in their...
it’s ok to be ok: how to stop feeling ‘survivor guilt’ during covid-1

It’s OK to be OK: how to stop feeling ‘survivor guilt’ during COVID-19

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Picture: Shuttlestock Everyone’s pandemic experience is unfolding differently. There’s no denying COVID-19 has been devastating for millions of people around the world. At the worst end of the spectrum are the millions of cases...
mapping covid-19 spread in melbourne shows link to job types and ability to stay home

Mapping COVID-19 spread in Melbourne shows link to job types and ability to stay...

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Picture: Shuttlestock COVID-19 provides a stark reminder of inequity and the spread of disease. These aren’t new ideas and can be traced back to John Snow’s cholera maps and Charles Booth and his colour-coded maps of occupation types and poverty...
new south wales on a knife edge as cumulative coronavirus case numbers spiral into the ‘red zone’

New South Wales on a knife edge as cumulative coronavirus case numbers spiral into...

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Picture: JAMES GOURLEY/AAP New South Wales is on a knife edge after recording more than 150 COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days, a worrying sign the situation could spiral out of control. The wide geographic spread...