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It’s the comparison behind COVID-19 claims Scott Morrison has been making for two years. But comparing with countries at the same environmental risk shows Australia’s pandemic failures throughout.
Not all parents agree about vaccinating their child. Here’s what’s likely to happen if cases go to court.
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The development of COVID vaccines has already been explosive. There are more innovations on the way.
Almost half of the countries in Africa have vaccination rates below 2%.
Careful planning enabled this small, mountainous Himalayan country to vaccinate 90% of its adult population in three weeks.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison talked about the Kabul bombings on Friday but didn’t announce what happened at National Cabinet.
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Brokering peace among the factions appearing in National Cabinet will be key to a successful transition to reopening Australia. But there are many gaps in the plan.
Not vaccinating children means living with the knowledge we haven’t done everything possible to ensure they don’t transmit COVID to more vulnerable people.
Millions of dollars worth of vaccines are thrown out each year because they are not transported or stored at the right temperature. We made a video to help prevent that.
AMA president Dr Omar Khorshid (centre) has been a regular commentator, lobbyist and advocate during the pandemic.
The AMA has shaped some important decisions in the pandemic, but it’s not always clear how its power is used.
Doses of the Moderna vaccine will be available in Australia from mid-September. So if you’re in an eligible group you could be offered either Pfizer or Moderna. Here’s how they compare.
NSW needs to mandate masks outdoors, provide adequate financial support, set up a ‘ring of steel’, use rapid tests for essential workers, and ensure cases not in full isolation get to zero, among others.
Coordinate, motivate, deliver. That’s only the start of the jargon in Australia’s plan to vaccinate the nation.
20-39 year olds are ‘peak spreaders’. If we vaccinate them, it reduces the risk for all of us.
If South Africa continues vaccinating at current rates, it would take over two years to reach the targeted coverage of 67% of the population.
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Any vaccine rollout plan that does not place the needs of people first, whether it involves the public or private sector or both, is bound to fail.
Despite Premier Gladys Berejiklian declaring a state of emergency, her plea to divert extra vaccines to New South Wales have fallen on deaf ears.
Edward Jenner vaccinating his son, held by Mrs Jenner; a maid rolls up her sleeve, a man stands outside holding a cow. Coloured engraving by C. Manigaud after E Hamman. The Wellcome Collection.
The major problem in Britain and elsewhere was complacency. The early success in suppressing smallpox, and indeed eliminating it in some places, led parents to neglect vaccination.
To paraphrase a legendary golfing saying, the harder you work, the luckier you get.
Expensive, opaque and in duplicate. Why company contracts to help the COVID vaccine rollout are such a concern.
The messages people under 60 have been getting about the AstraZeneca vaccine this week have been confusing, to say the least. Experts say to consider the risks and benefits. But how do you do this?
With enough vaccine supplies coming online from October, the government has no excuse not to have all arrangements in place for an efficient vaccination program. Here’s what needs to change.