The groups most likely to believe vaccine misinformation

Why social media is not the most reliable source of accurate information about COVID.


Growing concerns over side-effects hindering vaccine rollout

Concerns about side-effects was the main reason Australians said they wouldn't receive a hypothetical vaccine, accounting for 63 per cent of people who don't want the shot.


Over 50s now eligible for AstraZeneca shot. What to do if that's you

All Australians over the age of 50 are eligible to receive an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as of today.


Can genetics influence how you respond to the COVID vaccine?

New research has shown your genetics influence how well these immune system cells respond to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). But what about the vaccine?


Two men over 50 die after receiving COVID-19 vaccination

Two men have died days after receiving a coronavirus vaccination in New South Wales, with reviews underway to determine whether the jab contributed to their deaths.


Handwashing responsible for bacterial communities in sinks

Handwashing is shaping communities of bacteria that live and grow in the plumbing of domestic sinks.


Over 50s hesitant over COVID-19 vaccines threaten rollout, poll finds

Fewer than 50 per cent of over 50s are willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines, according to a new poll.


Dying apart, buried together

COVID-19 exposes some of Western culture's deepest prejudices around death and human remains, ingrained by hundreds of years of past mass death events.


Trans-Tasman travel bubble: What should the tourism industry expect?

The trans-Tasman bubble is here, but how much will the open borders revive tourism?


The only good news for overseas travel

Many are now predicting international air travel may not fully recover until 2024, which is bad news for Qantas and anyone thinking they would see foreign soil by the end of the year.

Health news

Public toilets are a disease risk

Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet.


Over 50s to receive COVID jab earlier than expected

Australians over the age of 50 could soon receive the AstraZeneca vaccine earlier than expected after the states and territories agreed to bring the COVID-19 vaccine timetable forward.

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