As students return to schools in Victoria and New South Wales after months of lockdowns, many people may be worried about the risks to their kids – and transmission overall. The role that schools play in transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been difficult to work out, but new evidence can finally answer […]
Earlier this month, the Australian government announced a four-phase plan to return us to something resembling normality. Under this plan, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, we will eventually treat COVID-19 “like the flu”. The hope is vaccines will allow us to live with some transmission without many people getting seriously ill or dying. But death […]
At roughly a year and a half into the pandemic, you’d think some basic facts about virus would be settled by now. But I’m seeing some old myths about children and COVID-19 resurface. Namely, that children don’t get infected much, and don’t often transmit the virus. Neither of those claims are true. Children and adults […]
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