Nearly 18 months into this pandemic, Australia still finds itself in a similar position to where we were at the start.
- by Osman Faruqi
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
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
In a bushfire you rapidly shift resources to extinguish the hotspots. Yet we are not doing that in south-western Sydney.
- by Catherine Cusack
The broadcasting watchdog doesn’t have the teeth to bite down on Alan Jones’ anti-vaxxer nonsense.
- by Peter FitzSimons
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
The goal of driving cases down to zero has now been replaced by talk of ‘containing’ the virus and easing restrictions where possible.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
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
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
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