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  1. 8 July 2021 - Design

    Get ready for a shift in the COVID blame game

    The term 'Living with COVID’ may see blame for illness, deaths and economic damage shift from Government to the individual says a University of Melbourne expert

  2. 21 June 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Getting a COVID jab is safer than taking aspirin

    Risk of rare side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are being greatly exaggerated: they are far safer than many regular medicines says University of Melbourne expert

  3. 11 June 2021 - Inside Business

    Saying ‘no’, nicely

    Many businesses have become ‘gatekeepers’ during COVID-19, but University of Melbourne research finds tips to keeping customers happy while staying COVID-safe.

  4. 24 May 2021 - Inside Business

    Should we pay Australians to get vaccinated?

    Incentives for vaccine hesitant Australians to get vaccinated are all wrong. A University of Melbourne expert asks why don’t we pay people to get vaccinated?

  5. 11 April 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Yes, older people are having sex – we need to talk about it

    Sexually transmitted infection rates are growing faster among older Australians than younger – we need tailored information, say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 18 February 2021 - Business & Economics

    More Australians becoming wary of COVID-19 vaccines

    Survey suggests increasing numbers of Australians are wary of COVID-19 vaccines, maybe jeopardising reaching herd immunity, warns University of Melbourne expert

  7. 5 February 2021 - Humanities

    Asian Australians’ experience of COVID-19 communications

    Clear public health communication has helped foster trust in government among Asian Australian communities during COVID-19, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 2 February 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Testing, testing, testing: Can blood tests help detect cancers early?

    The COVID-19 pandemic showed our capacity to test at large scale, can we use these strategies for early detection of cancer ask University of Melbourne experts?

  9. 9 December 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How COVID-safe Santa can save Christmas

    Santa (as an essential worker) needs to be made COVID-Safe this Christmas. University of Melbourne and La Trobe University experts explain how it can be done.

  10. 8 December 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    How to maintain a healthy biome in a COVID-19 world

    COVID-19 has changed our lives and probably our microbiomes, but there are actions that can support our beneficial microbes say University of Melbourne experts.