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Person receiving vaccine injection

A group of 28 vaccine researchers said we might have a vaccine by late-2021, though it could take until well into 2022.

Woman in isolation during coronavirus quarantine

It's easy to judge people who escape from quarantine as not doing their bit. But if we use some basic principles from behavioural science, we might stop people wanting to escape in the first place.

person being vaccinated

Church leaders have raised concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine produced using cells derived from aborted foetuses. But the Vatican has already ruled such vaccines 'morally separate' from the abortions.

A doctor draws an injectable vaccine into a syringe

Talk about a mandatory vaccine may not be necessary to get a positive response from the public, two UNSW medical researchers say.

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If the vaccine does not protect individuals from infection, those who have been vaccinated could falsely believe they are protected.

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How we perceive personal risk, and how well we comply with public health measures, can change depending on whether we are around people we know or strangers.

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Just because someone isn't wearing a mask doesn't mean they don't want to. They might have a disability or medical condition you can't see that makes wearing a mask difficult or distressing.

COVID-19 in Sydney

A survey of 1420 Australians conducted at the height of the pandemic shows the majority changed their behaviour to be socially responsible, even when the threat seemed low.

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The most effective way to improve flu vaccination rates among health workers in high-risk clinical areas and aged care facilities is to make it mandatory.