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Australia extends Sydney lockdown after initial restrictions failed to contain outbreak

One of the largest cities in Australia, Sydney enters its second lockdown extension as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Australia has tried to contain the...

Did Sydney’s lockdown come too late? Here’s why it’s not that simple

Last Saturday, the New South Wales government announced a two-week lockdown for Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and Wollongong after a spike...

Why has Victoria struggled more than NSW with COVID? To a demographer, they’re not...

There’s been much talk in recent days about the demographic and travel behaviour differences between Melbourne and Sydney and to what extent they may...

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...

Government demands for arbitrary performance targets are contributing to ambulance delays, paramedic exhaustion

Last week, a Victorian woman died while reportedly waiting six hours for an ambulance. Ambulance union secretary Danny Hill linked the incident to a “busy...

Gastro outbreak: how does it spread, and how can we stop it? A gastroenterologist...

On Monday, Victorian health authorities released figures showing they’d received 389 reports of “gastro” outbreaks so far in 2021. The health department said this was...

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