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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Modelling panic, mask testing, and Eurozone spikes

The Oz' modelling is called into question, while CSIRO boffins are on the case. Catch up with the latest COVID-19 news in Virus Watch.

Author Jackie French (Image: Wikimedia)

Our weapons against the disease are kindness and quarantine

I am not scared for myself in this pandemic, just cautious, concerned. But I am desperately scared for our youth, and for our planet.

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Victoria's long slog, NSW shuts door, Biden to be crowned on Zoom

In Virus Watch today, the long slog ahead for Victoria, the very good dogs helping sniff out COVID-19, and more of the latest updates.

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Aboriginal-led initiatives spare communities from COVID-19 spread

Early fears of COVID-19 ravaging Indigenous communities have not eventuated, thanks to community-led responses.

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We stand in debt to younger Australians

A 73-year-old doctor on his 'early' retirement, and why older Australians owe a great debt to young people.

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A doctor's message to Melbourne: if we don't abide by the rules, more will die

This lockdown will be hard. But not as hard as the alternative.

Christmas Island detention centre (Image: AAP/ Lukas Coch)

A deadly new record, blame the youths and offshore detention to ramp up

Young people may be fuelling the second wave, the Philippines faring poorly, offshore detention set to restart as a COVID-19 contingency plan, plus more coronavirus updates.

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Lockdown? Fair enough. But a three-day turnaround for test results is not on

Victorians have the right to be angry about testing delays and to demand 24-hour results. In fact, it should be an urgent priority.

People in Melbourne line up for supplies before the curfew comes into effect (Image: AAP/Erik Anderson)

Welcome to emergency post-capitalism, where audacious human solutions are needed

We're in the middle of a storm. And only radical action can get us out.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

Is there a stage five? Well, yes, the lockdown could get tighter still

While the current stage four restrictions imposed in Victoria are the toughest Australia has seen, Daniel Andrews says there's more to come if COVID-19 case numbers don't go down.