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How Wearing a Mask Could Help Build Immunity to COVID-19

People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread the virus when they speak, sing, cough, sneeze or even just breathe. Scientists think face masks help limit virus spread by protecting everyone else from the infected wearer. As a result, face maks are now mandatory in many cities,…

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Can We Use Australia’s Air Force to Bring Home Stranded Aussies Overseas?

Amid mounting concern about stranded Aussies overseas during COVID-19, Labor leader Anthony Albanese has offered a solution. This week, he suggested using the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) VIP aircraft to bring people home. Albanese says these could bring the estimated 25,000 Australians stuck overseas, “100 at a time”. While…

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How the Far Right Is Exploiting the Pandemic With Conspiracies

Just as the global death toll from COVID-19 reached 250,000 at the start of May this year, a short film emerged that has since been called “the first true hit conspiracy video of the COVID-19 era”. Titled “Plandemic”, it featured a lengthy interview with the discredited scientist Judy Mikovits, who…