Holly Seale

travellers arriving at airport

As we begin to emerge from restrictions, there are many things the federal government could do to improve the conditions for those stranded, and speed up their return home.

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It isn’t mandatory to be vaccinated and some regard it as a private matter. So what is the best way to way to ask someone their vaccination status?

protesters hold signs opposing compulsory vaccination for nurses

The vast majority of health workers accept COVID vaccinations, but we need to ensure the concerns of the minority are heard.

sign on restaurant window stipulating people have to show proof of vaccination

If staff enforce the rules, they risk harassment and lost tips. But if they overlook unsafe behaviour, they risk further COVID transmission.

A long queue of masked people lined up to get their COVID-19 vaccination shots

Information may be changing as quickly as the COVID-19 virus mutates, but being open and transparent about it fosters trust and social cohesion.

child in classroom raising their hand, wearing a mask

Most kids will be unvaccinated if schools in the two largest states re-open in term 4. There may still be community transmission, but there are measures we can take to shield kids from the virus.

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?

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'.

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The glossary will be translated into 31 languages.

Woman showing vaccination.

What can we do to overcome vaccine hesitancy? Associate Professor Holly Seale, an infectious disease social scientist at UNSW Sydney Medicine and Health discusses what we can do to overcome this issue. 

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