COVID-19

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Any permanent increase is welcome, but there's a long way to go.

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When people who test positive to COVID-19 become subject to ridicule for their activities, it could make others feel reluctant to reveal their movements to contact tracers.

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Research highlights the need for regulators, consumer advocate groups and industry associations to be involved in determining what insurers can – and cannot – discriminate against.

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A hands-off federal government simply isn't helping.

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This is the key number that will determine when we can stop living under the shadow of COVID

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It could be argued Australia's travel caps are an arbitrary restriction on Australians’ right to come home. But the UN's Human Rights Committee is not a quick fix.

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COVID has highlighted the differences in healthcare affordability across the globe, with a glimpse into what the future of medicine could look like if we don’t act.

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Most Australians working from home were happy to do so before COVID hit, but research has identified several key factors in whether these arrangements work out well.

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The best approach for protecting everyone’s health will require us to provide different vaccines to different people according to need and availability.

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Australia's expedited plan to start dishing out COVID jabs in mid-late February will call for NASA-like logistical organisation. And ideally, no more clusters of infections to distract frontline workers.

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