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Science, She Wrote

Covid-19 and war: Two fractions of a similar problem

In Melbourne, schools have re-opened fully with requirements for regular state-sponsored Covid-19 rapid antigen testing and masks indoors, along with use of air purifiers andoutdoor learning spaces.

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The blue whale: large in life, even larger in death

MY FIVE-year-old is in a phase where he is very curious about the relative sizes of things.

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Covid-19 Chronicles: Reflections two years later, and Oh-My-Corona

In November 2019, the first known group of humans fell ill due to a mysterious viral pneumonia and by December 2019, the World Health Organization was alerted to a rapidly spreading disease from a coronavirus later named SARS-CoV-2.

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Stayin’ alive on a dying planet

MY 5-year-old was recently fixated on the idea of good and bad bacteria.

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Covid-19 Chronicles: The key to surviving a post-pandemic world

To move forward we must adopt a worldview based on current knowledge that is constantly updated.

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Covid-19 Chronicles: Living in ‘Contagion’

WHEN the movie "Contagion" came out 10 years ago, I had just completed my Master of Science in Public Health and an internship with the World Health Organisation’s Immunisation, Vaccine and Biologicals Department at their headquarters in Geneva.

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We need to talk about the next pandemic now

“REMEMBER mom, the best thing is not always the obvious thing, ” my seven-year-old solemnly said to me suddenly one evening.

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From religion to public health: focus on purpose and trust

Like in religion and in public health, both requiring individual commitment as well as community solidarity, asking “why?” is of the utmost importance.

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Covid-19 chronicles: With love, from quarantine

It is now day eight of quarantine in Sydney with my two boys.

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Covid-19 chronicles: of biofilms and surviving university in a pandemic

Beyond being a route to acquiring skills and job opportunities, universities serve an even greater role that we often under-appreciate. Beyond being a learning institution, universities are the structured playgrounds where youth can frolic for the last time.

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The controversy behind vaccine safety.

My kids and I are currently going through the Harry Potter books for our bedtime reading. However, we decided to pick up The BFG by Roald Dahl for a change of pace last night .

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Covid-19 Chronicles: The virus doesn’t discriminate—neither should we

The Covid-19 resurgence highlights the dangers we continue to face until a safe and effective vaccine can successfully control the pandemic. However, equally dangerous are the elements of discrimination in the midst of our global battle against infectious disease.

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