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Topic: COVID Questions
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Do we actually need so many cafes, nail salons and hairdressers?

Many small businesses will not survive the current economic crisis. And perhaps not all of them should.

Who are Australia’s essential workers? Short answer: women

New figures show that women are shouldering most of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Are we seeding a flu crisis later in the year? Looks like we might be

People have been flocking to get their flu vaccination early this year. But our resident GP wonders if that's the right approach.

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What should governments do to protect jobs and incomes, now and in the future?

Governments needs to look at ways to protect the economically vulnerable — and the planet — in ways that are truly sustainable post-COVID-19 crisis.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

The cost of our lives: when do we relax lockdown, why and at what price?

What should guide the government in considering when to remove restrictions? We need to understand the trade-off between the economic impacts of lockdown and the number of lives saved.

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How long before a vaccine is ready? Scientists are racing for the good of all mankind

Crikey checks in with the scientists in Australia and around the world racing to find a vaccine for COVID-19.

Xi Jinping and Scott Morrison

Will Australia consciously uncouple from China?

Decoupling from China is a wise idea, but it must be done in a way that protects Chinese-Australians and avoids immiserating us all.

Will big companies use COVID-19 to dodge tricky AGMs?

Companies are required to allow shareholders to ask questions during an AGM. How are they managing in a time of social distancing?

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What can Australia learn from New Zealand’s coronavirus modelling?

New Zealand has released the modelling it used to decide how to tackle the coronavirus spread — we look at how it can apply to Australia.

Australia's chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Expert, the mob or gifted amateur — who should you listen to in a crisis?

As the COVID-19 crisis grows worse and worse, it's crucial we hear from the right people. But who are they, exactly?