Mary-Louise McLaws

Map of Melbourne and Victoria

Not everyone has a job they can do from home. Mapping the patterns of occupations across Melbourne's suburbs against COVID-19 cases strongly suggests why some parts of the city are more vulnerable.

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Analysis suggests when COVID-19 cases reach 100 over 14 days, an outbreak gets very difficult to control — as we saw in Victoria. Over the last fortnight, NSW has recorded at least 154 new cases.

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The best option is for infected people to be admitted to hospitals or other suitable health facilities. This will help prevent transmission within families.

COVID-19 around the world

UNSW Sydney's Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, who is an adviser to the World Health Organisation, says the world will never be the same again following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.

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They're everywhere in hospitals, travellers' backpacks and the aisles of pharmacies in winter, but do we really need to use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, asks Mary-Louise McLaws.

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Doctors lag behind nurses in hand hygiene in hospitals, despite evidence that alcohol-based hand rub is the cheapest and best way to prevent infection, according to a new study.