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.


Historic quarter for COVID-hit economy

The Consumer Price Index fell 1.9 per cent in the June quarter, the largest fall in its 72-year history.


Carnival-owned cruise lines announce extension to sailing suspension

Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn announce 2021 plans.

Travel News

Vouchers to visit regional Victoria

Victorian government announces plan to entice travel to the state’s regions.


What can you expect if you get a call from a COVID contact tracer?

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, a public health officer will call to interview you. Here is what to expect.


WHO guidelines reveal exactly how much exercise older adults need

All adults over the age of 65 should be aiming for 150–300 minutes of exercise per week, according to the recently released guidelines from the World Health Organization.


Cost of living returns to normal transmission

Consumer Price Index rises by 1.6 per cent in the September quarter after a 1.9 per cent drop in the June quarter.

Centrelink News

How to check your eligibility for the $250 economic support payment

The $250 economic support payment is due to be sent to eligible Australians from 27 November. Have your circumstances changed and could you now be in line for a payment?


Study finds ‘high level’ of Australians preparing to reject vaccine

Almost three in five Australians (58.5 per cent) say they will definitely get a COVID vaccine once it is available, according to new research.


Coronavirus vaccine results are good news for older people

Early results from COVID-19 vaccine trials are starting to emerge, and scientists have received the first reports from three independent studies with optimism because protection against the coronavirus is possible.


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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