COVID-19

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The airborne nature of COVID supports routine use of respirators by the public. Here, experts explain the science behind this recommendation.

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A team from UNSW's Kirby Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney have uncovered an immune profile for long COVID, potentially paving the way for tailored treatment for those with ongoing symptoms.

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The NSW government’s announcement of a $1000 fine for failing to report a positive voluntary rapid antigen test will likely achieve the opposite of its intention.

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The public has been left to their own devices as all our previous safeguards collapse around us. We urgently need a “vaccines-plus” strategy to flatten the curve.

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The coronavirus pandemic has led many individuals to rethink the meaning of work in their lives and reconsider the importance of mental health and wellbeing.

A vaccinated person using the digital health passport app on their mobile phone.

Despite COVID-19 dominating the headlines in 2021, the Black Lives Matter movement, Voice to Parliament and Disney being sued, have been at the forefront of legal news.

Most read medicine stories 2021

For the second year running, it was no surprise readers were still hungry for COVID-19 stories as new findings and variants emerged in 2021. 

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UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs says the arrival is a long-awaited milestone for the UNSW community.

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Given the Omicron variant has already spread beyond southern Africa, a ban on travellers from those countries will slow the spread and buy crucial time, but won’t stop this strain in its tracks.

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For starters, we need to start thinking of fully vaccinated as three doses, not two. But vaccines alone won’t be enough.

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