Questions raised over efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Questions have been raised over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology saying it may not be effective enough to generate herd immunity.


Vaccine doubts mean COVID restrictions could remain until 2022

Australia is likely to endure COVID-19 restrictions throughout 2021 because health authorities are unsure about the efficacy of vaccines.


Controversial measure sees $36 billion 'sucked' from superannuation

Around 3.4 million Australians 'sucked' close to $36 billion from their nest eggs in a bid to stay afloat during the pandemic.


How to be kinder to yourself in difficult times

Feeling like a failure right now? We speak to psychologists about how to practise self-compassion in the crisis.


Together Apart: Life in Lockdown

Jude Van Daalen and Belinda Jackson's beautiful book illustrates pandemic life and explores Melbourne communities to find out how they navigated the world's strictest lockdown.


Travel SOS: A road trip across three states

Wanda wants to visit family in coastal Victoria, then New South Wales and in Queensland this summer, and wants to know if she's allowed.


COVID-19 strips billions in life satisfaction: report

Australian adults lost the equivalent of $338 billion in life satisfaction due to COVID-19, according to new analysis from the Australian National University.


Experts warning not to relax COVID-19 social distancing measures

Australians are suffering from flu-like symptoms, including cough and fever, at their highest level since social distancing measures took effect earlier this year, according to…


Older Australians much tougher than you think

New research from Australian Seniors reveals what many of us already know – older people are much tougher than most people think.


Scientists say we can end the pandemic without a vaccine

Investigators have collated and analysed all they know about wearing face masks and say that if 70 per cent of the population wore a mask, the pandemic could be halted.


Qantas passengers will need COVID-19 vaccine for international travel

Passengers will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering or leaving Australia on a Qantas plane, and could be asked to show a vaccination passport to prove it.


Delirium experienced by older people with no other COVID-19 symptoms

Delirium was a symptom for more than a quarter of older people admitted to emergency departments and eventually diagnosed with COVID-19, according to new research.

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