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Cutting COVID isolation and mask mandates will mean more damage to business and health in the long run

Image: AAP Image/Diego Fedele From Friday September 9, the isolation requirements for people with COVID and no symptoms will be cut from seven days to five days....

AUSTRALIANS BACK SCIENCE TO STEM TIDE OF MISINFORMATION

Australians overwhelmingly trust in science and scientists - and we strongly fear negative consequences for our society if people don't value science enough, new...

Do we care enough about COVID?

Image: Darren England/AAP The COVID-19 pandemic has already generated its own mythology. In Britain, they talk of the “myth of the blitz” – the idea...

Monkeypox is not a global emergency for now, says WHO. 3 things we need to know next about how it’s mutating and spreading

Image: Shutterstock The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided not to declare monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. This may change in the future. However, WHO Director-General Tedros...

A damning review of e-cigarettes shows vaping leads to smoking, the opposite of what supporters claim

Image: Shutterstock A major review on the health effects of e-cigarettes reflects what public health advocates have feared – escalating use of e-cigarettes in school-aged children,...

COVID will soon be endemic. This doesn’t mean it’s harmless or we give up, just that it’s part of life

Image: Joan Mateu/AP/AAP We have experienced many bumps in the road since 2020 and one would have to be extremely brave to predict what the...