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Everything in Australia wants to kill you, even our trees – 9News

New research on the Gympie-Gympie tree has revealed a new type of venom that could teach us more about how our bodies respond to pain.

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Exploring how COVID-19 pandemic trajectory might unfold in the future – News-Medical.Net

Researchers who adapted standard epidemiological models to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic trajectory might unfold in the next five years report diverse scena…

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Researchers who adapted standard epidemiological models to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic trajectory might unfold in the next five years report diverse scenarios ranging from recurring severe epidemics to elimination. Their work emphasizes how dependent the future course of the pandemic is on the nature of the adaptive immune response to this virus and on the efficacy of future potential vaccines. The duration and severity of future COVID-19 case…

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This video shows just how easily COVID-19 could spread when people sing together – Rappler

‘When we sing, we vocalize louder and often hold notes for longer’

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No one measure alone will be enough to mitigate the risk. We need multiple measures used together physical distancing, shorter performances, open windows, outdoor venues, softer singing, and risk-based screening to allow safer group singing. The Conversation/Rappler.com

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‘A whole new world’: The Aussies living in a COVID-free bubble – Yahoo News Australia

Some Australians are preparing to enter a completely different world to what they left almost 12 months ago when they return home.

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While this year Australians have been forced to stay in their homes during lockdowns, some have been blissfully unaware living in a COVID-free bubble at a remote outpost.
Almost 90 people stationed in Antarctica are bracing for a whole new world as they prepare to return from their expeditions to places like Melbourne, where people are only allowed a limited time to exercise each day and wearing masks is mandatory.
Maree Riley, organisational psychologist at the Australian Antarctic Division, …

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