Last year’s post-bBudget photo ops were all heavy machinery and hard hats. But this year we can expect soft-focus shots with children and the elderly. The big story of the Budget is not just that the government…
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There are plenty of winners and few direct losers in a budget that lays the groundwork for the next election - still more likely to be next year than this.
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Looking graphically at actual and forecast GDP makes it clear why some speak of a 'V-shaped recovery'. But even the fairly bullish assumptions reveal a recovery where the V isn’t really sharp enough.
Never before has a budget done so much to supercharge the economy after the worst of a recession has passed.
The Morrison government has brought down a big-spending, expansionary budget.
The Food and Drug Administration on May 10, 2021, granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents.
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Each state has its own rules for which vaccines kids must have to attend school and the reasons students can opt out.
Empathetically exploring the positive motivations of people who are vaccine hesitant may help improve acceptance for COVID-19 vaccines and others.
From maternity wards to primary care, Canadian researchers are looking to find the positive motivations of vaccine hesitant people, whether they are new parents or other adults.
Nothing demonstrates our reliance on each other like a highly contagious disease.
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A British literature scholar explains how philosopher John Locke's theory of selfhood will not help the pandemic recovery, if individuals fail to see themselves as interconnected.
Relatives of a person who died of COVID-19 mourn outside a field hospital in Mumbai, India, on May 3, 2021.
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India is in the grips of a health and humanitarian catastrophe, in stark contrast to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's declaration of readiness to fight the pandemic.
The British royal family has got more in common with the average family business than you might first imagine.
Nathalie MacDermott was a regular on BBC News, Sky New and ITV. Then COVID broke out at her hospital.
A COVID-19 surge has pushed hospitals in India beyond their capacity. A stadium in New Delhi was being used as a makeshift ward on May 2, 2021.
The process will take months, if it's even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.
The Indian government has been keeping an eye out for India's vaccine producers by not approving any other vaccines, and by letting them charge what they want. It's the people who are suffering.
A woman and child on a bus in New Delhi.
There could still be another challenge on constitutional grounds, but there may not be time before the ban ends anyway.
Although Australians are generally supportive of closed borders, they are split on whether the pandemic has been a boon for national unity and social cohesion.
Many people are unsure if their condition qualifies as an underlying medical condition. They may not realise they're already eligible for the COVID vaccine.
White blood cells dying.
The survival of the human body is a fine balancing act between cell growth and cell death. Understanding our cells' complex "licence to die" could give us new ways to combat disease.
It’s virtually impossible to make and maintain eye contact during videoconferencing.
Eye contact is essential for building and developing trust. But after more than a year of working and socializing online, our ability to make and maintain eye contact has been diminished.
In this time of crisis, we must remember that we need others in our lives because social connection is fundamental.
It is important to remember in this time of crisis that the need for social connection is vital.
The Northern Bruce Peninsula in Ontario has been a popular domestic tourism destination during COVID-19.
Large Canadian cities, usually major tourist destinations, have have experienced drastic declines in tourists and tourism spending while some regional hotspots have been overwhelmed with visitors.