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The cold supply chain can’t reach everywhere – that’s a big problem for equitable...

To mitigate health inequities and promote social justice, coronavirus vaccines need to get to underserved populations and hard-to-reach communities. There are few places in the...

COVID-19 vaccines could go to children first to protect the elderly

Several COVID-19 vaccines are in late-stage clinical trials. So discussion is turning to who should receive these vaccines first, should they be approved for...

First, do no harm: education research should answer to the same standards as medicine

Australia has one of the highest-quality systems of medical research in the world. It has helped underpin the high standing of Australia’s health system...

Religious concerns over vaccine production methods needn’t be an obstacle to immunisation

We tend to assume disseminating public health messages is solely the role of public servants such as Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton and...

Why some people don’t want to take a COVID-19 test

Last week, outgoing chief medical officer Brendan Murphy announced all returned travellers would be tested for COVID-19 before and after quarantine. Some were surprised testing...

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