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Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It’s no magic fix but...

This week, a returned traveller who was quarantining in South Australia seems to have been infected with the virus during his stay, before testing...

I understand the rationale to limit travellers from India, but I still feel uneasy

On Thursday, national cabinet agreed to list India as a “high-risk” country and temporarily reduce the number of people returning to Australia from the...

Hang in there, Australia — we’re in great shape but we’re only halfway through...

In the midst of the anxiety over the latest outbreaks in NSW and Victoria, it is easy to forget the wider context of Australia’s...

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

“Test, trace and isolate” has become the catch cry of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s recognised as an essential strategy for containing the spread of...
Has Australia really avoided 14,000 coronavirus deaths?

Has Australia really avoided 14,000 coronavirus deaths?

Australia’s chief medical officer Brendan Murphy told a senate inquiry earlier this week our COVID-19 public health response had avoided about 14,000 deaths. This is...

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