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Prime Minister Scott Morrison talked about the Kabul bombings on Friday but didn’t announce what happened at National Cabinet. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

National Cabinet leaves us in the dark about reopening the nation, so we’re left joining the dots

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.
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We can’t rely solely on arbitrary vaccination levels to end lockdowns. Here are 7 ways to fix Sydney’s outbreak

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.
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.

Eradicating smallpox: the global vaccination push that brought the world ‘arm-to-arm’

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.

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