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Vacancy rates in the care worker sector have now risen above pre-pandemic levels.
Voluntary modifications to behaviour – such as mask wearing when it’s not mandatory – are probably helping to keep the virus in check.
There is immense interest in understanding whether potentially protective SARS-CoV-2 antibodies are provided to the baby via breast milk. This is what we know so far.
Clinical trials demonstrate how effective vaccines are individually, but the real world shows how effective they are at a population level.
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Using a robust statistical model, researchers estimate that coronavirus vaccines had prevented 140,000 deaths by May 9, 2021.
Social distancing has shielded us from other respiratory viruses – but that’s not necessarily a good thing.
Ederies Samodien offers a child apples at a shack settlement as part of a poverty relief effort in Cape Town. Almost 56% of South Africans live in poverty.
There’s a crucial need to connect the most vulnerable people with public services in order to tackle systemic poverty and disadvantage. An integrated approach is key.
Dealing with what have been called ‘wicked’ and ‘adaptive’ problems is a huge challenge for political leaders. A ‘clumsy’ response can be inevitable – and even desirable.
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When COVID-19 struck, Australia’s Treasury didn’t have the luxury of years of work, refinement and debate to develop JobKeeper. It had to perform battlefield surgery.
Avoid poorly ventilated parts of the building if you can. And always wear a mask when you open your door.
As we begin to emerge from restrictions, there are many things the federal government could do to improve the conditions for those stranded, and speed up their return home.
One year on, the NZ Election Survey crunches the numbers on what drove Jacinda Ardern’s unprecedented 2020 victory.
While ivermectin was originally used to treat river blindness, it has also been repurposed to treat other human parasitic infections.
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Ivermectin has been a lifesaving drug for people with parasitic infections like river blindness and strongyloidiasis. But taking it for COVID-19 may result in the opposite effect.
Modelling suggested Sydney would open up when NSW had around 1,900 new daily cases. Last Monday, it eased restrictions with just 496 new cases.
Don’t expect to buy online in early December and have your parcel delivered by the 25th.
Presentations to a Melbourne eating disorder clinic jumped by 63% in 2020, as young people struggled with isolation, loneliness and boredom.
‘Racism and misogyny are part of it. They simultaneously spruik pseudoscience and anti-science agendas which have come to Australia from overseas,’ said one expert.
The ongoing pandemic has accelerated and deepened our dependency on internet technologies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has meant an increased dependence on digital technologies. However, this comes with a serious threat to our personal privacy and property.
The average wellbeing of people with depression in Denmark improved over the first six months of the pandemic.
Pregnancy poses significant risks for severe illness or death from COVID-19, for both mother and baby.
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In light of mounting research showing the serious risks of contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy, the CDC is re-upping its urgency that pregnant women get their shots.
Marijuana use among college students during the pandemic reached record highs, data show.
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In their quest to feel high and relax, college students who use marijuana may be setting themselves back, research consistently shows.