Opinion

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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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A few simple pointers can help you spot a quality mask from a dud.

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As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.

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Normally stock markets tell us a lot about the economy. In 2020 that's no longer the case.

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Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.

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Ghettos of crime, drugs and vice? Full of people bludging off the state? That's typical of the unfair stigma attached to public housing, and it distracts us from more fundamental issues.

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Employers have long feared that working from home makes employees less productive. An analysis of 3 million workers in 16 cities during lockdowns suggests the opposite.

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Sweden's daily total of new coronavirus deaths is close to zero. Australia is at an all-time high.

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Hate talking on the phone? Not to worry. Here are five ways you can access mental health support without having to dial a number.

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Three young women attracted backlash after failing to quarantine and bringing COVID-19 into Queensland. But public shaming could discourage people from following public health advice.

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