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Covid hospitalisations to grow another 60% from current record, Queensland modelling shows

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Covid-19 hospitalisations in Queensland are not likely to peak for another month, with the latest modelling projecting a maximum caseload of about 1,660 in late August. The estimate represents a 60% increase of close ...

Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret review – terrible tales of sexual abuse in the modelling industry

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There’s a scene in the 1990 movie Awakenings, about Dr Oliver Sacks’ investigations into the epidemic of sleeping sickness in which Robin Williams – who plays a character based on Sacks – muses on the evidence. “You’d...

Abuse in the modelling industry – podcast

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Six former models have alleged sexual abuse against the fashion agent Jean-Luc Brunel. Lucy Osborne investigates how the industry failed victims of abuse How to listen to pod...

‘The end of western civilisation’: Triangle of Sadness director explains modelling world satire

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The shrieks of delight and horror greeting Ruben Östlund’s latest film, Triangle of Sadness, are a mark of success for its award-winning Swedish director, he said on Sunday, following the film’s Cannes festival premie...

Tensions are rising about pandemic modelling, but we ‘gloomsters’ are saving lives

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The past week has seen tensions rising about scientific modelling during the pandemic. Projections cited by UK and devolved governments as they tightened Covid restrictions have led to strained exchanges. But modellin...

Covid update: Australia could have 200,000 cases a day by late January under ‘worst-case’ Doherty modelling

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Australia could have 200,000 new Covid cases a day by late January or early February under a “worst-case scenario” included in Doherty Institute modelling to be discussed at national cabinet. The prime minister, Scott...

JCVI failed to back youth Covid jabs despite favourable modelling

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The government’s independent vaccine advisers recommended against Covid shots for healthy teenagers despite considering evidence that the jabs would reduce infections, hospitalisations and some deaths in the age group...

Australia commits to 2050 net zero emissions plan but with no detail and no modelling

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The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has released the government’s plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and updated Australia’s 2030 projection to between 30% and 35% as he prepares to fly to Glasgow for...

New Zealand modelling shows Covid cases could peak at 5,300 a week in Auckland next year

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New Zealand is preparing to face up to 5,300 cases of Covid-19 a week in Auckland and the neighbouring region of Northland alone next year, even with a vaccination rate of 90%, according to modelling from the Ministry...

New Doherty modelling advises ‘medium’ Covid restrictions until Australia reaches 80% vaccination

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New Doherty Institute modelling presented to national cabinet warns that maintaining “medium” public health and social measures would be “prudent” until Australia reaches 80% vaccination if caseloads are high – with “...

Up to 100 may already be infected in New Zealand Covid outbreak, modelling says

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Up to 100 New Zealanders may have already been infected with the Delta variant before the first positive community case was announced on Tuesday, modelling exercises have predicted. Health officials are combing throug...

Doherty Institute’s Jodie McVernon on Covid modelling – Australian politics podcast

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Katharine Murphy speaks with Prof Jodie McVernon, the director of epidemiology at the Doherty Institute, about how lockdowns went from being unacceptable in democracies to front and centre of the pandemic response – a...

Tax cuts backed by Labor will give men $2 for every $1 women get, Greens modelling shows

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Greens leader Adam Bandt says Labor is politically “gutless” for backing the government’s stage three tax cuts, releasing modelling showing the cuts will worsen the gender pay gap and give high income earners up to 40...

Sage modelling warns of risk of ‘substantial’ Covid third wave

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New modelling for the government’s Sage committee of experts has highlighted the risk of a “substantial third wave” of infections and hospitalisations, casting doubt on whether the next stage of Boris Johnson’s Covid ...