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are you wearing gloves or a mask to the shops? you might be doing it wrong

Are you wearing gloves or a mask to the shops? You might be doing...

Image: Shuttlestock Many people in the community are wearing face masks and gloves in an attempt to protect themselves against the coronavirus. They might put on these items to go to the shops, or perhaps when...
as restrictions ease, here are 5 crucial ways for australia to stay safely on top of covid-19

As restrictions ease, here are 5 crucial ways for Australia to stay safely on...

Bianca de Marchi/AAP Image As Australia’s coronavirus restrictions are gradually lifted, we may well see an upswing in cases of COVID-19. The World Health Organisation has warned of the need for “extreme vigilance” in countries that are now...
we may well be able to eliminate coronavirus, but we’ll probably never eradicate it. here’s the difference

We may well be able to eliminate coronavirus, but we’ll probably never eradicate it....

Image: Shuttlestock Compared to many other countries around the world, Australia and New Zealand have done an exceptional job controlling COVID-19. As of May 7, there were 794 active cases of COVID-19 in Australia. Only 62 were in...
migrants teach us how to care across distances

MIGRANTS TEACH US HOW TO CARE ACROSS DISTANCES

Social distancing is teaching communities to find new ways to stay socially connected yet physically distant migrant families have long learnt how to stay close according to researchers from The University of Western Australia. Professor...
what might trigger a return to ‘normal’? why our coronavirus exit strategy is … tbc

What might trigger a return to ‘normal’? Why our coronavirus exit strategy is …...

Picture: Dave Hunt/AAP The unprecedented restrictions Australians are living with are working, so far, to curb the rise in new COVID-19 cases. Nationally, on average around 50 new COVID-19 cases were reported each day in the week leading...
even in a pandemic, continue with routine health care and don’t ignore a medical emergency

Even in a pandemic, continue with routine health care and don’t ignore a medical...

Picture: Shuttlestock As we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals and health services are actually less busy than usual. Fewer patients are presenting to emergency departments and primary care services in Australia and around the world. They might be choosing...
worried about your drinking during lockdown? these 8 signs might indicate a problem

Worried about your drinking during lockdown? These 8 signs might indicate a problem

Picture: Shuttlestock We’ve seen images of people “panic buying” alcohol since lockdown started in March. Now new data from the advocacy group Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) shows people are not just stocking up for...
my skin’s dry with all this hand washing. what can i do?

My skin’s dry with all this hand washing. What can I do?

Picture: Irina Ba/Unsplash Washing your hands is one of the crucial ways we can all help limit the spread of COVID-19. Regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an...
caring for older australians and small businesses during covid-19 – experts comment

Caring for older Australians and small businesses during COVID-19 – experts comment

Now is the time to rethink how older Australians can stay healthy and connected, and to support our small businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping Australia. Experts from Edith Cowan University are on hand...

Headlines promise Australia’s on the ‘cusp’ of defeating coronavirus. We’re not and it’s too...

AAP Image/Lukas Coch You might have seen headlines in the last day or so suggesting Australia is on the “cusp” of defeating the coronavirus pandemic. I’m here to say: make sure you read beyond the headlines. The reality (as acknowledged...