/ 25 May 2021

Meanwhile, in coronavirus news…

• Melbourne is bracing for bad coronavirus news with 4 new cases of community transmission reported in the city’s north yesterday. Thousands of people who visited potential exposure sites are isolating for 2 weeks as officials get to contact tracing.

• Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said the cases should remind those eligible to get a COVID vaccination that they should crack on. That means many over 50yos would need to roll up their sleeves for AstraZeneca – a vaccine new advice from the official experts says is safe to be given to “almost anyone” with more than half a ton of years behind them.

• And as a result of the pandemic, 75% of Aussie working women say their workloads have increased. Deloitte’s survey found women are more stressed and discouraged, and the pressures could see many changing jobs or leaving the workforce altogether. Deloitte’s Clare Harding said the survey shows that business and government need to rethink the support and flexibility women need.

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