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  • August 19, 2021

Peter Doherty on our response to the pandemic

Nobel Prize winner speaks authoritatively about how Australia is dealing with COVID-19 in our latest Crikey talks subscribers event. The pandemic is not going away anytime soon, but the world is on the right track to handle COVID-19 and prepare for future emergencies. Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1997 Australian of the…

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Unvaccinated United States, in 5 Charts

The COVID-19 pandemic is now, more than ever, a story about the unvaccinated. They are the most vulnerable: In states that reported serious infections, more than 90 percent of cases, hospitalizations and deaths have occurred among people who are not vaccinated or not yet fully vaccinated, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study (KFF). And…

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Americans are in favor of vaccination mandates. But the support is driven primarily by those who have already taken the hit.

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly survey summary. As cases rise across the country due to the large numbers of unvaccinated Americans and the highly transmissible delta variant of the new coronavirus, many governments and companies have turned to vaccine mandates as a possible solution. Large corporations like Google, Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company recently…

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The COVID model reflects a grim reality for which leaders must prepare

There’s no escaping the math: Australia’s envisioned path out of the pandemic means tens of thousands of COVID cases a day. Is anyone ready for that, including politicians? (Image: AAP / Mick Tsikas) Pandemic modelers offer no plausible scenario that does not imply Australia continues to endure lockdowns and mandatory use of masks and social…

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Calls Grow For ATAGI To Rethink Its AstraZeneca Advice For Under 60s

The Australian Immunization Technical Advisory Group follows their advice that those under the age of 60 should receive the Pfizer vaccine. Some experts question that advice. (Image: AP / Esteban Felix) Late on Monday, Australia’s Immunization Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI) met for their weekly discussion to decide whether to update their advice on the AstraZeneca…

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