COVID-19

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.

Young woman crossing street

Findings from UNSW research highlight different age groups urgently need targeted mental health responses.

Pall Thordarson smiles in a white lab coat and plastic safety goggles

The UNSW RNA Institute will position Australia as a leader in the global research effort to combat emerging vaccine-resistant viruses, such as COVID-19 variants.

an air purifier in a classroom with children in the background

$50 million could provide all NSW school classrooms with air purifiers with HEPA filters. This pales compared to the roughly $220 million-a-day cost of Sydney’s lockdown.

a womans arm with a band-aid where she has been vaccinated.

Do you actually need compulsory vaccination at your workplace? And if you do, as a last resort, how do you make mandates fair?

student taking a class online

Building students’ capacity to navigate disruptions can help them grow and achieve during COVID-19 and beyond.

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A study has explored the mental health impact of COVID-19 on refugees and asylum seekers in Australia.

a qantas plane taxis on the tarmac with a delta flight taking off behind it

Australians who normally live overseas will face an even tougher time coming back to Australia, under new rules that start this week.

a masked woman walks by sydney opera house

NSW needs to mandate masks outdoors, provide adequate financial support, set up a ‘ring of steel’, use rapid tests for essential workers, and ensure cases not in full isolation get to zero, among others.

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