coronavirus

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To control the COVID-19 pandemic through random testing would require about 6.5 million test a day. Using group testing and machine learning could get that number down to fewer than 40,000 day.

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Even as Victoria confronts a six-week shutdown in response to emerging coronavirus cases, other states are reopening. Policy responses must reflect the needs of the most vulnerable, say UNSW Business School’s Leisa Sargent and John Piggott.

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The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.

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As Melbourne returns to lockdown, the evidence suggests routine mask-wearing - as seen in many countries but not so far in Australia - could be a valuable tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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There are some very good reasons why some people decline coronavirus testing, which we need to address before jumping to conclusions.

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Claiming for working for home is fraught. It's safest to claim the running expenses the tax office allows. 'Occupancy expenses' are harder to justify and could cost you your capital gains tax discount.

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A UNSW tax expert explains how small businesses can make the most of their tax return if they’ve worked from home during the pandemic.

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New research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people are using illicit drugs less. But decreased use can mean higher risk of overdoses.

COVID-19 in Sydney

A survey of 1420 Australians conducted at the height of the pandemic shows the majority changed their behaviour to be socially responsible, even when the threat seemed low.

COVID-19

UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the coronavirus pandemic.

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