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Why Some JobKeeper Recipients Might Owe the ATO

Australia’s tax office has warned that some JobKeeper recipients might have to give back the payments if they’re found to be ineligible. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has emailed 8,000 small businesses and sole traders, according to a report by the Guardian. The email indicated these businesses and sole traders…

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Wait, Are We Going to Have Two Pandemics?

Recently, headlines warned of a new flu virus with “pandemic potential,” based on a study of viruses on pig farms in China. There’s no need to immediately start freaking out, however: While it’s always a safe assumption there will be another pandemic someday, this one is not cause for concern…

Your Visual Reminder That Covid Is Way More Than the Flu

People die of the flu sometimes. People die of COVID-19 sometimes. People die of suicide and drug overdoses and heart disease and a lot of other things. So if there haven’t been many COVID-19 deaths in your community yet, maybe you’ve convinced yourself that the coronavirus is about as deadly…