Variant-specific vaccines would undoubtedly increase immunity. But waves of new variants would engulf the population faster than these vaccines could ever be deployed.
First Nations media are leading better conversations about the significance of the day – and issues facing Indigenous communities every day of the year.
Governments should tell us everything they know about infections, hospitalisations and deaths. So why aren’t they?
With Australia now in the worst stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, there couldn't be a worse time to restrict Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments.
The airborne nature of COVID supports routine use of respirators by the public. Here, experts explain the science behind this recommendation.
While it may be possible to teach young infants basic motor skills in water, infants cannot, and should not, be expected to know how to swim or to be able to react appropriately in emergencies.
In this era of mega-fires, diverse strategies are urgently needed so we can safely live with fire.
The NSW government’s announcement of a $1000 fine for failing to report a positive voluntary rapid antigen test will likely achieve the opposite of its intention.
Basic research is best when it’s allowed to proceed on merit, rather than with political interference, says an open letter from 63 leading researchers protesting government interference in ARC grants.
Anthony Albanese’s plan for high-speed rail between Sydney and Newcastle could well be worth the cost, so long as he doesn’t muddy it with 1970s-style industry policy.