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Two people wearing masks on the street next to a woman without a mask

If our immunity from COVID vaccines is waning, then wearing a mask to prevent infection is even more valuable. But not many people seem to be thinking that way when they’re out and about.

Diary entry showing '4th dose'

Fourth COVID shots have been approved for over-30s, a necessary step to help protect Australians this winter. But we should be doing more.

A male store official asks two men to show QR codes to gain entry

Many countries are winding back COVID-19 restrictions, but governments should be continuing to promote the importance of voluntary mask use and catching up outdoors.

woman wearing respirator mask

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

masked man waits for the light rail in sydney

In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their 'civic responsibility'.

Female protestor writing 'I cant breathe' on fellow protestor's face mask

Sometimes the simplest objects can tell the most powerful stories.

Silhouette of construction workers lowering giant numbers of 2020 into place

Quantum computers, making greenhouse gases useful, COVID-19 infection from droplet spread and water security were some of the most popular engineering stories in 2020.

A lightbox with message 'bye bye 2020' alongside two surgical masks

Christmas may not be cancelled, but it will certainly be different to any before, say leading COVID-19 experts.

A video still of someone singing showing the droplets expelled into the air

A study led by Professor Raina MacIntyre raises questions about the risks of infection for people singing in groups, especially in poorly ventilated rooms.

A video still of someone singing showing the droplets expelled into the air

A new study raises questions about the risks of infection for people singing in groups, especially in poorly ventilated rooms.

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