COVID-19

an orthodox jewish man walks down a street in traditional clothing

The increased prominence of anti-Semitic incidents may have you wondering: has anti-Semitism always been part of the Australian social fabric, or are we facing a newer, more sinister trend?

sign on restaurant window stipulating people have to show proof of vaccination

If staff enforce the rules, they risk harassment and lost tips. But if they overlook unsafe behaviour, they risk further COVID transmission.

A long queue of masked people lined up to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots

Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion.

black and white abstract drawing of people in PPE with dragonflies flying above them

The works illuminate what it has been like leading, working, and living through the pandemic.

Prime Minster Scott Morrison holds up the National COVID-19 Plan at a press conference

The problem with the plan to relax restrictions at 70 per cent and 80 per cent vaccination rates is it’s based on modelling that’s now obsolete.

child alone during lockdown

Becoming socially withdrawn or acting out are signs your child may be distressed. 

A homeless person sits on a platform overlooking a Melbourne street

Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed.

NSW Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant addresses the media as Premier Gladys Berijiklian watches on.

Media coverage misses the nuances of the chief health officer roles. This is what we found when we spoke to them.

Man wearing face mask showing bandaid on arm where he just received COVID vaccination

One study suggests getting vaccinated halves the risk of developing long COVID.

People wearing masks shopping at an outdoor fruit market

An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.

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