COVID-19

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Masks not only reduce your chance of getting COVID, they might stop you unknowingly transmitting the virus to colleagues, people in vulnerable groups or children who are yet to be vaccinated.

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UNSW and ACOSS partnership releases research showing more people are now locked into poverty than before the pandemic.

Two women wearing medical facemasks, one providing support as the other struggles with respiratory discomfort

While public health measures in schools and hospitals aim to reduce COVID transmission, people with disability who have support workers in their homes have largely been forgotten.

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People living in poverty or disadvantage are three times more likely to die from COVID than the wealthy.

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UNSW psychology researchers have shown how to better communicate key messages and avoid misinformation.

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For many small businesses the past month has been the most difficult period of the pandemic. Australia needs a better plan to help more survive.

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Instead of making the lives of contact tracers easier, analysis shows the expensive technology missed contacts and added to their workload.

Holly Seale

It’s no secret Australia’s vaccine rollout had a rocky start… but now, 18 months later, our vaccination rate is amongst the highest in the world. 

But our impressive 80 per cent+ coverage doesn't tell the full story... 

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Stock shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic are about more than just panic buying or labour shortages in supply chains, says UNSW Business School's Professor Jack Cadeaux

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Variant-specific vaccines would undoubtedly increase immunity. But waves of new variants would engulf the population faster than these vaccines could ever be deployed.

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