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15 things not to do when using a rapid antigen test, from storing in the freezer to sampling snot

Image: Shutterstock Many of us have taken a rapid antigen test (RAT) or have administered them to our school-aged children. But how many of us are...

How accurate is your RAT? 3 scenarios show it’s about more than looking for lines

Image: Shutterstock As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one...

Grattan on Saturday: Government management of Omicron blighted by false assumptions, bad planning

Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP Australia’s journey through Omicron is like the bus tour from hell. Steering awry, seat belts forgotten or not working, and the driver’s...

Free rapid antigen tests makes economic sense for governments, our analysis shows

Image: Olivier Hoslet/EPA/AAP Following considerable public pressure over the past few weeks, the federal government has announced concession card holders will soon be able to...

Morrison’s political judgement goes missing on rapid antigen test debacle

Image: AAP/Lukas Coch January 3 2022 was a day like most others in the roughly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic preceding it – except...