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follow a natural health philosophy? vaccination may have more in common with it than you think

Follow a natural health philosophy? Vaccination may have more in common with it than...

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  Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP The natural or “alternative” health community is often held up as being vaccine hesitant. Yet, the relationship between the natural health community and vaccination is complex. Stories such as the Adelaide naturopath recently disciplined for...
your rights under victoria’s ‘authorised worker’ vaccine mandate: an expert explains

Your rights under Victoria’s ‘authorised worker’ vaccine mandate: an expert explains

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  Picture: Daniel Pockett/AAP Racing to hit vaccination targets and lift the restrictions making Melbourne the world’s most locked-down city, the Victorian government has mandated COVID vaccinations for an estimated 1.25 million of the state’s 3.5...
soon you’ll need to be vaccinated to enjoy shops, cafes and events — but what about the staff there?

Soon you’ll need to be vaccinated to enjoy shops, cafes and events — but...

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  Picture: Seth Wenig/AP/AAP The New South Wales and Victorian governments have released detailed roadmaps outlining how they’ll ease restrictions across Sydney and Melbourne. A feature of both roadmaps will be the requirement to be fully...
vaccine passports are coming to australia. how will they work and what will you need them for?

Vaccine passports are coming to Australia. How will they work and what will you...

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  Picture: Shutterstock Even before any COVID-19 vaccines were invented, vaccine passports for participation in public activities appeared likely. Australia’s plagued vaccine rollout meant such requirements lay in a distant future — until now. Australian political leaders have...
how long does immunity last after covid vaccination? do we need booster shots? 2 immunology experts explain

How long does immunity last after COVID vaccination? Do we need booster shots? 2...

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  Picture: Lukas Coch/AAP An important factor in achieving herd immunity against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is is how long the vaccines protect you. If a vaccine continues to work well over a long period, it...
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...
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Should we give up on COVID-zero? Until most of us are vaccinated, we can’t...

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  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP We’re currently in the midst of one of the most challenging times during the pandemic in Australia, and we’re all struggling. Frustration with the situation is at an all-time high and questions are being...
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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...