Category Archives: COVID-19

Graphene is a proven supermaterial, but manufacturing the versatile form of carbon at usable scales remains a challenge

Graphene is a proven supermaterial, but manufacturing the versatile form of carbon at usable scales remains a challenge

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. “Future chips may be 10 times faster, all thanks to graphene”; “Graphene may be used in COVID-19 detection”; and “Graphene allows batteries to charge 5x faster” – those are just a handful of recent dramatic headlines lauding the…

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Twitter lifted its ban on COVID misinformation – research shows this is a grave risk to public health

Twitter lifted its ban on COVID misinformation – research shows this is a grave risk to public health

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Twitter’s decision to no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy, quietly posted on the site’s rules page and listed as effective Nov. 23, 2022, has researchers and experts in public health seriously concerned about the possible repercussions. Health…

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What COVID has taught us about sharing our emotions – and why now’s a good time to share again

What COVID has taught us about sharing our emotions – and why now’s a good time to share again

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Although they were only two-and-a-half years ago, the first months of the COVID pandemic and ensuing lockdowns seem like a distant past. We have – perhaps intentionally – let fade our memories of 5 kilometre-radius travel restrictions, long…

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Two thirds of Australian authors are women – new research finds they earn just $18,200 a year from their writing

Two thirds of Australian authors are women – our new research finds they earn just $18,200 from their writing

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Most Australian book authors do not earn enough income from their creative practice to make ends meet. They rely on other jobs and other support, such as a partner’s income. In the 2020-21 financial year, the average personal…

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Nurses’ attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination for their children are highly influenced by partisanship, a new study finds

Nurses’ attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination for their children are highly influenced by partisanship, a new study finds

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea Children of nurses who identify as Republican are less likely to receive a COVID-19 vaccination compared with children of nurses who identify as Democrat,…

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At a time of ‘permacrisis’ and ‘gaslighting’ the Macquarie judges wisely went local, embracing teal as word of the year

At a time of ‘permacrisis’ and ‘gaslighting’ the Macquarie judges wisely went local, embracing teal as word of the year

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The Macquarie Dictionary has announced its word of the year – “teal” – also chosen recently by the Australian National Dictionary Centre as its word of 2022. Teal, a colour that’s not quite green and not quite blue,…

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Yes, the Chinese protests are about politics and freedom. But they are also about what COVID might do if it is let loose now

Yes, the Chinese protests are about politics and freedom. But they are also about what COVID might do if it is let loose now

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. While a lot of attention has been given to the unprecedented protests in China about the “dynamic zero COVID” policy, not much has been written about the wider political context, and particularly the young people leading the protests….

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Paxlovid is Australia’s first-line COVID antiviral but Lagevrio also prevents severe disease in over-70s

Paxlovid is Australia’s first-line COVID antiviral but Lagevrio also prevents severe disease in over-70s

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Australia is experiencing the fourth wave of COVID for 2022, with the number of people hospitalised with COVID trending to levels seen in winter and ongoing high levels of deaths. New COVID waves are expected to occur every…

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Two thirds of Australian authors are women – our new research finds they earn just $18,200 from their writing

Two thirds of Australian authors are women – our new research finds they earn just $18,200 from their writing

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Most Australian book authors do not earn enough income from their creative practice to make ends meet. They rely on other jobs and other support, such as a partner’s income. In the 2020-21 financial year, the average personal…

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