Category: Blog

India’s COVID-19 divide in digital learning

By Dr Amanda Gilbertson, Dr Andrew Deuchar, Joyeeta Dey and Professor Nathan Grills As India continues to struggle with the catastrophic health impacts of COVID-19, a crisis is unfolding in education. Since March last year, more than 300 million students in India have had their learning disrupted by school closures as a result of the …

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International students enhance Australia’s universities

Since COVID-19 took hold in early 2020, there’s been a clear focus on the hardships international students have faced in Australia. Various reports have highlighted the struggles endured by international students when it comes to mental health, economic insecurity, and online learning. While others have emphasised the racism experienced by Asian students in Australia since …

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Getting a COVID jab is safer than taking aspirin

For the family of the woman who recently died from a very rare blood clot after her AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination, it’s no comfort that ‘only’ two people have died despite nearly four million doses of AstraZeneca in Australia. But this one-in-two-million risk should reassure everyone else, including the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). …

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Don’t be that person

Victoria is back in lockdown. Would vaccines have saved Melbourne from this concerning outbreak? Quite possibly. But, despite being eligible, it seems a number of people in the chain of transmission weren’t vaccinated. If they had been, then there’s a good chance they wouldn’t have been infected – thus breaking the chain of transmission. Are …

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