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Does anyone really need 100x zoom?

Originally, I was worried about people being able to use the S20 Ultra to spy into my apartment, as were others whom I spoke to that also live in densely populated areas. But after spending a couple of days testing the zoom, I discovered there’s no reason to be concerned. …

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Why is the government not closing schools over COVID-19?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Public gatherings curbed, people working from home and borders effectively closed. The response to the coronavirus pandemic has been overwhelming and inescapable as governments seek to contain the spread. Yet Australia’s primary and secondary schools – where about 3.9 million children gather …

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Officer who worked on Anita Cobby murder suing NSW Police over PTSD

Mr Davies alleges police should have been aware of the risk to him but breached a duty of care to prevent harm, which led to him suffering PTSD and major depressive disorder. NSW Police argue the case should not be allowed to proceed because it was filed years after the …

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‘We’re flat out’: Running out of chicken and mince as people panic-buy

Loading “Supplies are getting really low, I don’t know how to keep up,” he said. The most popular items are mince, chicken breasts and lamb cutlets. “I’ve never seen anything like this. We can’t keep up fast enough – we can’t keep filling the display up fast enough,” Mr Smith …

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Stick to paracetemol, coronavirus patients recovering at home told

There is some concern among scientists that ibuprofen may worsen the effect of the virus by supressing the immune system. There is no strong evidence of this. But out of an abundance of caution the World Health Organisation is now encouraging people to take paracetamol rather than ibuprofen if they …

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AFL clubs feeling the pinch, act to mitigate costs of COVID-19

AFL clubs are already taking action to protect against the financial hit they will take from the coronavirus, with West Coast making their recruiting staff take annual leave. With no state league or junior competition playing for at least a month, the Eagles have put their recruiters, and some other …

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Flight Centre warns of ‘inevitable’ job losses as travel ban accelerates cost cutting

“The conditions that our industry is facing are unprecedented and have clearly arisen as a result of the coronavirus and the initiatives that are being implemented to slow its spread,” chief executive Graham Turner said. Loading “Management is determined to overcome the significant challenges that it currently faces and, with …

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Facebook bug blocks coronavirus news

A statement from Antonia Sanda, Head of Communications for Facebook Australia also said the posts had been restored. A Facebook block for a genuine news story about coronavirus.Credit:Facebook “This was an issue in our automated systems to remove spammy links from being shared on Facebook,” she said. Rosen said the …

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Keep taking your heart meds, experts say, as virus rumours go viral

But there is no evidence they raise the risk of contracting the virus. About one in every three Australians has high blood pressure and many of them will be using those drugs. Angiotensin receptor blockers sold in Australia include valsartan, irbesartan, candesartan, losartan, telmisartan, and olmesartan. ACE inhibitors are sold …

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