public health

How the Pfizer COVID vaccine gets from the freezer into your arm

From Monday, people at high risk of COVID-19 will be lining up to receive the Pfizer vaccine, marking the start…

2 weeks ago

Banning news links just days before Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout? Facebook, that’s just dangerous

Facebook’s decision to ban media organizations from posting links to news articles on the social media giant’s platform comes less…

2 weeks ago

Global weekly COVID cases are falling, WHO says — but ‘if we stop fighting it on any front, it will come roaring back’

The number of reported global weekly COVID cases is falling and has dropped nearly 50% this year, the World Health…

2 weeks ago

Why telling stories could be a more powerful way of convincing some people to take a COVID vaccine than just the facts

Scientists don’t know exactly what percentage of the population will need to get a COVID vaccine to achieve herd immunity.…

2 weeks ago

10am brunch, 1pm Kmart: when the media pokes fun at someone’s lifestyle, it’s harder for the next person to get COVID tested

In countries like Australia where infection rates remain relatively low, contact tracing is a crucial defense in our fight against…

2 weeks ago

Are vaccines already helping contain COVID? Early signs say yes, but mutations will be challenging

More than 130 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered worldwide already, according to the University of Oxford’s “Our World…

3 weeks ago