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Simple measures needed as lockdown exhaustion hits

Simple measures needed as lockdown exhaustion hits

Nearly 18 months into this pandemic, Australia still finds itself in a similar position to where we were at the start.

  • by Osman Faruqi

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Misdialling a premature ending

AI with a sense of humour? The end is nigh.

‘Doesn’t matter how old you are’: Leaders urge people to get vaccinated

‘Doesn’t matter how old you are’: Leaders urge people to get vaccinated

With new scientific advice that Sydneysiders should “strongly consider” the AstraZeneca vaccine, leaders are urging people to get the jab as soon as possible.

  • by Katina Curtis
Vaccine sceptic who joked he ‘got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one’ dies from COVID-19

Vaccine sceptic who joked he ‘got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one’ dies from COVID-19

After revealing the death of his church member, Hillsong founder Brian Houston said COVID-19 vaccines are a “personal decision for each individual”.

  • by Brian Niemietz
NSW begs you Scott Morrison, please use your authority to redirect Pfizer to Sydney

NSW begs you Scott Morrison, please use your authority to redirect Pfizer to Sydney

In a bushfire you rapidly shift resources to extinguish the hotspots. Yet we are not doing that in south-western Sydney.

  • by Catherine Cusack
If Sky can put Jones’ dangerous stuff to air, what can’t you put on Australian TV?

If Sky can put Jones’ dangerous stuff to air, what can’t you put on Australian TV?

The broadcasting watchdog doesn’t have the teeth to bite down on Alan Jones’ anti-vaxxer nonsense.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
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Schools should reopen as an ‘essential industry’ ASAP: health experts

Schools should reopen as an ‘essential industry’ ASAP: health experts

Primary schools could reopen safely even before community transmission of COVID-19 returns to zero, health experts say, as students across Sydney head into their third week of remote learning with no end in sight.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Sydney’s Delta despair: what to do when a lockdown doesn’t work?

Sydney’s Delta despair: what to do when a lockdown doesn’t work?

The goal of driving cases down to zero has now been replaced by talk of ‘containing’ the virus and easing restrictions where possible.

  • by Michael Koziol
Government buys Pfizer boosters, ATAGI says just get jabbed

Government buys Pfizer boosters, ATAGI says just get jabbed

Australia has purchased 85 million Pfizer booster doses for 2022-23, while the top vaccine group has urged Sydneysiders to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

  • by James Massola and Aisha Dow
‘Join the AZ club’: the under 40s influencing their friends to get the jab

‘Join the AZ club’: the under 40s influencing their friends to get the jab

Some young adults have taken it upon themselves to try and convince friends and family in group chats to get AstraZeneca, rather than wait for Pfizer.

  • by Tom Cowie and Rachael Dexter
NSW to increase communication, not penalties, for lockdown compliance

NSW to increase communication, not penalties, for lockdown compliance

The NSW government says it has no plans to increase penalties on illegal gatherings but will focus on communicating the rules to multicultural communities in south-west and western Sydney where non-compliance with the lockdown has remained stubbornly high.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons, Carrie Fellner and James Massola