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If you’re over 60, there’s no sense in ‘waiting for Pfizer’. Here’s why you...

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  Picture: Shutterstock At least 60 people have now died in the current New South Wales COVID outbreak. We’ve been keeping track of how old these people were, and have observed 85% of the COVID deaths up to...
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If you’re going to mandate COVID vaccination at your workplace, here’s how to do...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Compulsory COVID vaccination is in the news again now Qantas has just announced its employees will need a shot. This follows fruit and vegetable processing company SPC announcing vaccines would be compulsory for onsite staff, a...
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Why lotteries, doughnuts and beer aren’t the right vaccination ‘nudges’

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  Image: Shutterstock Money, doughnuts and beer. As high-tech and effective as our COVID vaccines are, getting enough people to take them to achieve herd immunity may come down to some very Homer Simpson-esque tools...
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Paying Australians $300 to get fully vaccinated would be value for money

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  Picture: Dimitris Barletis/Shutterstock I reckon Albo’s on the right track. The opposition leader wants to pay A$300 to every Australian who is fully vaccinated by December 1. The Grattan Institute is on a similar theme. It has proposed a...
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....
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We’re losing the vaccination race because of bungling, not bad luck

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  Picture: Eric Surprenant/Shutterstock As one big international competition begins, another one is nearing its end. At least we hope so. I am, of course, talking about the Tokyo Olympic Games and the international roll-out of...
australia’s new vaccination campaign is another wasted opportunity

Australia’s new vaccination campaign is another wasted opportunity

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      Australia’s new ‘Arm Yourself’ COVID-19 vaccination campaign advertisement. Department of Health/Youtube   The Australian government’s new national vaccination advertisements have been described as exciting as a bowl of leftover cereal, with all the urgency of a stubbed...
the symptoms of the delta variant appear to differ from traditional covid symptoms. here’s what to look out for

The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to differ from traditional COVID symptoms. Here’s...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock We’ve been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. At the outset of the pandemic, government agencies and health authorities scrambled to inform people on how to identify symptoms of...
australia has not learned the lessons of its bungled covid vaccine rollout

Australia has not learned the lessons of its bungled COVID vaccine rollout

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  Picture: Morgan Sette/AAP Australia is now over four months into its COVID vaccine rollout, and it’s still not going well. At the six-week mark, I wrote about four ways the vaccine rollout had been bungled: the wrong...
what’s australia’s first local pfizer-style covid vaccine? and when might it be in our arms? an mrna expert explains

What’s Australia’s first local Pfizer-style COVID vaccine? And when might it be in our...

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 Picture: Penny Stephens/AAP Australia has struggled to get enough Pfizer doses to meet Australians’ growing demand for COVID-19 vaccinations. Australia has been producing doses of AstraZeneca since March, but this vaccine is no longer recommended for those aged under...