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Doctors are being conscripted into the army of authoritarianism

Doctors are being conscripted into the army of authoritarianism

Medical professionals who have devoted their entire careers to saving lives may need no other motivation for helping the government curb personal liberties.

Collateral damage: the cost of COVID-19 to mental health

Collateral damage: the cost of COVID-19 to mental health

The coronavirus is already having an impact on mental health services, with support agencies noting an increase in demand.

Calls for relaxed restrictions reveal cracks in business leadership

Calls for relaxed restrictions reveal cracks in business leadership

Some business leaders are already calling for a relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions. Their reasoning isn't just incorrect, it's irresponsible.

Virus Watch: modelling flip-flops and Easter fines

Virus Watch: modelling flip-flops and Easter fines

Australian authorities continue to flip-flop on releasing coronavirus modelling, and police confirm the fines Easter travellers are facing.

'The staff are starting to show signs of PTSD'

'The staff are starting to show signs of PTSD'

The coronavirus crisis is effecting the whole world. For medical staff, it feels like they've had to start a new job, says a GP on the front line.

Is Australia really turning a corner in the fight against COVID-19?

Is Australia really turning a corner in the fight against COVID-19?

Scott Morrison says that the virus' spread is slowing. But as the raw data shows, it's much more complicated than that.

Reasonable excuse rules test the limits of commonsense, law and fairness

Reasonable excuse rules test the limits of commonsense, law and fairness

Rules around social distancing have revealed a gaping divide between the law and its purpose.

Coronavirus statistics | When will the lockdown end?

Coronavirus statistics | When will the lockdown end?

How long will the coronavirus lockdown last? It’s the question at the back of all our minds. Today, Crikey presents the coronavirus statistics that may be help predict when lockdowns will be a thing of the past.

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

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.

No, Australia is not leading the world on COVID-19 testing

No, Australia is not leading the world on COVID-19 testing

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said 'our testing has probably been the best in the world'. Where do we actually rank?