Concerns some aged care staff won't meet vaccination deadline

Only one in five aged care homes close to vaccinating all staff against COVID.


States bemused by PM's crude caveman call

Queensland and WA premiers hit back at Morrison comparing them to cavemen.


Warning of mass fatalities if Australia opens before 90 per cent vacci

Report claims thousands will die if we follow Doherty Institute modelling.

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How to add proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to your device

You can now add your COVID-19 digital certificate to your Apple Wallet or Google Pay on your device for easy storage.


AZ provides same long-term protection as Pfizer against Delta

Push to consider 'mix-and-match' approach to allow more people to be vaccinated more quickly.

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COVID-19 accelerates online and instore shopping shift

The pandemic pushes many Australians into changing the way they shop for groceries and that's how it's going to stay, say experts.


Doherty plan for reopening relies on low COVID case numbers

An expert who helped develop the modelling for Australia's four-stage plan to transition away from lockdowns says virus case numbers in NSW need to drop.


Use surgical masks not cloth, health authorities urge

Single-use surgical masks offer the best protection against COVID, researchers say, as several countries ban cloth masks.


Mild side effects to long-term protection: How COVID-19 vaccines work

It's normal to feel a bit lousy in the day or two after your COVID-19 jab - in fact, it can be helpful to think of it as a positive sign.


The 'impossibility' of COVID herd immunity as Delta changes the score

Infectious disease experts say Australia's COVID experience will become a "pandemic of the unvaccinated".


Portable carbon monoxide monitors can show a venue's COVID risk

Experts have called for the introduction of mandatory carbon monoxide monitoring as a way of tracking the risk of outbreaks.


'Shitty choices' blamed for raft of new COVID restrictions

Authorities livid, police set to ramp up surveillance and fines as dissenters flout the rules.

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