COVID-19

child in classroom raising their hand, wearing a mask

Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.

Woman closing shop due to COVID-19

Psychology researcher says the COVID restrictions governments have put in place may undermine trust and the stability of liberal democracies.

a young child lies on a pillow looking sad

There are practical things you can do to make your child more comfortable if they’re ill.

Indigenous people in traditional dress

The second wave of COVID-19 in New South Wales highlights concerns for the unvaccinated and those with multiple risk factors - particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

A woman receives a vaccine at an Aboriginal Medical Service Centre

It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.

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

UNSW legal and software engineering experts look at the implications of vaccine passports and the impact on people’s liberty and safety.

vaccination hub

Australia could again fall into the trap of false economies by opening up too soon.

Woman looking depressed

A UNSW expert on post-traumatic stress and anxiety explains why this year’s lockdown is affecting everyone – and especially vulnerable groups – differently.

People celebrate in Israel

Australia plans to begin relaxing restrictions once 70% of over-16s are fully vaccinated. But as Israel shows us, it’s likely not enough to reach herd immunity, especially with the Delta variant.

Breakthrough infections

Immune fitness, virus variant and vaccine type are all factors that can contribute to breakthrough infections in the fully immunised.

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