COVID Frontline: breakthrough infection ends with a whimper

When I first told my work colleagues of my COVID positive, our Editor-in-Chief thought one thing: diary! I duly penned my first instalment, where things were going so well I wondered if I’d have much to say, and my second instalment, when things took a slight turn for the worse. As I now wrap things … Continue reading COVID Frontline: breakthrough infection ends with a whimper

Victoria’s 5-day lockdown may not quash Delta

By Lei Zhang, Christopher Fairley, Guihua Zhuang, and Zhuoru Zou. Victoria has entered a five-day lockdown to control its growing outbreak of the more infectious Delta variant. Until midnight on Tuesday restrictions mean residents are only allowed to leave home for essential reasons, can only travel five kilometres away from home, and need to wear … Continue reading Victoria’s 5-day lockdown may not quash Delta

Sharper restrictions now might save Sydney from more COVID cases

Modelling from the Burnet Institute suggests that Sydney is in for a long COVID-19 haul if stricter lockdown measures aren’t implemented. The Institute’s modelling shows that while the lockdown in Sydney is preventing catastrophe, a significant decline in new COVID-19 cases is only likely with even tighter restrictions – more like the Victorian Stage 4 … Continue reading Sharper restrictions now might save Sydney from more COVID cases

How to survive isolation

With more countries heading towards societal lock down, increasingly enforced social distancing, and people being ordered into isolation to control the spread of COVID-19, we’re going to be spending a lot more time by ourselves very soon. That means more time inside, less time socialising, and more anxiety and loneliness. And because humans are inherently … Continue reading How to survive isolation