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fake news checklist to fight against covid-19 misinformation

Fake news checklist to fight against COVID-19 misinformation

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Fake information about coronavirus is diverting precious resources away from Australia's fight against COVID-19, says Responsible Technology Australia as it launches a checklist for social media users to spot fake news. "We know fake news...
can i get coronavirus from mail or package deliveries? should i disinfect my phone?

Can I get coronavirus from mail or package deliveries? Should I disinfect my phone?

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Picture: Shuttlestock According to Google Trends, the top two most searched terms about mobile phones this week in Australia were “how to disinfect phone” and “how to clean your phone.” And the third most-searched “can I...
why are we calling it ‘social distancing’? right now, we need social connections more than ever

Why are we calling it ‘social distancing’? Right now, we need social connections more...

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Picture: Shuttlestock We are now a society at a distance. As of this week, New South Wales has closed restaurants, bars, gyms, and entertainment venues where people gather in large numbers. Victoria has similarly implemented a shut down of...
how is dental treatment under general anaesthesia useful?

How is Dental Treatment under General Anaesthesia Useful?

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Almost everyone can appreciate the value of dental care as an essential component of their health and total wellbeing. Yet for a variety of reasons, including dental anxiety, many people procrastinate going to the...
state-by-state: how australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

State-by-state: how Australia’s new coronavirus rules will affect you

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Image: Shuttlestock A suite of new measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have been announced by federal and state governments in the last 24 hours. We’ve collated the regulations in an infographic...
nice to meet you, now back off! how to socially distance without seeming rude

Nice to meet you, now back off! How to socially distance without seeming rude

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Safety before etiquette  Depending on your culture, you are probably used to greeting someone with a handshake, hug or nose bump. Well, not any more. As introverts everywhere silently (of course) celebrate the need for social distance, the rest...
who’s most affected on public transport in the time of coronavirus?

Who’s most affected on public transport in the time of coronavirus?

Picture: Glenn Campbell/AAP The coronavirus pandemic is already affecting Australians’ daily travel, with suspension of public transport services a possibility as the number of COVID-19 cases grows. A common goal underpinning containment strategies in pandemic-like...
frozen, canned or fermented: when you can’t shop often for fresh vegetables, what are the best alternatives?

Frozen, canned or fermented: when you can’t shop often for fresh vegetables, what are...

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Image: Shuttlestock If you’re trying to reduce your trips to the shops as you practise social distancing and contribute to “flattening the curve” of the coronavirus spread, you might be wondering what it means for...
coronavirus: how long does it take to get sick? how infectious is it? will you always have a fever? covid-19 basics explained

Coronavirus: how long does it take to get sick? How infectious is it? Will...

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Image: Shuttlestock You’re probably inundated with news and messages about coronavirus at the moment. But how do you know if you’re consuming evidence-based information or just speculation and myth? There’s still a lot we don’t know...
getting creative with less. recipe lessons from the australian women’s weekly during wartime

Getting creative with less. Recipe lessons from the Australian Women’s Weekly during wartime

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Image: Giorgio Trovato/Unsplash Over the past few weeks, Australians have become used to seeing empty shelves in their local supermarkets. Coronavirus-induced panic buying has quickly depleted stocks of products like pasta, rice and flour. Major supermarket...