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Social distancing in the Australian Capital Territory

Here is the latest on coronavirus social distancing rules in the Australian Capital Territory. This article will be updated on a regular basis to keep you informed.

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How to diagnose coronavirus | Myths and facts

How do you diagnose coronavirus? We can confirm that holding your breath is not a credible method.

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How long does coronavirus last on surfaces?

How long does coronavirus last on surfaces? We talk you through the findings of a recent study that uncovers the stability of coronavirus on various materials over different time periods.

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Will COVID-19 be our public health wakeup call? 

While Australia's COVID-19 death rate may be comparably low, the impact and spread of the disease points to flaws in our public health.

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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.

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Just how much does the government say a human life is worth?

Can we really put a cost on human life? The answer is yes, and it happens more often than you think — as the pandemic has proved.

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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.

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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.