COVID-19 cases rise when schools open – but more so when teachers and students don’t wear masks
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 […]
No, we can’t treat COVID-19 like the flu. We have to consider the lasting health problems it causes
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 […]
Mythbusting: children and COVID-19
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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