Vaccinations, transmission, contact tracing: COVID questions answered

Vaccination does not allow us to stop other important measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, mask wearing, avoiding crowded indoor settings, and regular hand washing.


Intensive care during COVID like a 'delirium factory', study finds

Vanderbilt University Medical Centre study finds rates of coma and delirium doubled in intensive care across the world in the early stages of the pandemic.

Travel News

Australian government divided on lifting overseas travel ban

The federal government is divided about when international air travel will recommence, as experts warn that vaccinated travellers could become "silent spreaders" of the virus.


Tennis stars call Australian Open quarantine 'insane' and like prison

Some tennis stars in Melbourne for the Australian Open find COVID rules way too confining.


Poll reveals support for vaccinations and compulsory masks

But fewer Australians are happy to be vaccinated now than at the start of the pandemic.


Pfizer vaccine safe despite Norwegian deaths, say health authorities

Health minister Greg Hunt is assuring Australians the Pfizer vaccine is safe despite reports from Norway that up to 30 elderly people have died after being inoculated.

Aged Care

Is your loved one in aged care during the pandemic? Here are seven ideas to make things easier if lockdown strikes again

Many families have faced the stress of having a loved one in aged care during this anxious time of COVID-19. Planning ahead for how COVID-19…

Centrelink News

Government services need to be more 'human', say agencies

'COVID stress syndrome' is widespread and traumatised Australians need help not penalties, say MPs and welfare groups.


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.


Hang in there Australia - we're only halfway through the COVID maratho

The cold reality is that all the COVID controls we use now will be in place for the next nine to 12 months.


Did Australians drink more at home during COVID lockdowns?

Roy Morgan report reveals just 34 per cent of drinkers are responsible for 77 per cent of all alcohol consumed in Australia.


Saving Medicare: Labor wants a tweak, GPs seek funds injection

Shadow health minister Chris Bowen wants to refresh Medicare, but general GPs say a modest investment could yield big benefits.

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