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Here’s why you might need a 4th COVID vaccine dose this winter

Image: Achmad Ibrahim/AP/AAP When I began drafting this article, COVID cases in Australia were coming down and the situation was stabilising. New research released in February...

Taking COVID pills at home sounds great. But we need to use them wisely or risk drug resistance and new variants

Image: Shutterstock GPs can now prescribe antiviral pills for some of their vulnerable COVID-19 patients to take at home. More patients are expected to have access in coming weeks and...

What’s the difference in protection against Omicron between 2 doses and 3 doses of vaccine?

Image: Brian Inganga/AP/AAP Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said last week he expects the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) to change the definition of “fully...

Labor leads Coalition 56-44% and Morrison slumps dramatically in first 2022 Newspoll

Image: Lukas Coch/AAP Labor has opened a 56-44% two-party lead and Scott Morrison’s net satisfaction rating has plunged 11 points in Newspoll, after a disastrous...

Go low, go slow: how to rapid antigen test your kid for COVID as school returns

Image: Shutterstock Many parents across Australia will be COVID testing their kids at home using rapid antigen tests (RATs), as school returns across many states...

Have you stopped wearing reusable fabric masks? Here’s how to cut down waste without compromising your health

Image: Shutterstock At the beginning of the pandemic, many of us opted to buy reusable fabric masks to help fight the spread of COVID –...