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Julie Leask is a professor at the Susan Wakil school of nursing and midwifery at the University of Sydney. She is an adviser to the World Health Organisation on improving vaccination uptake.

Clotting case shows we need compensation scheme for vaccine injuries
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Clotting case shows we need compensation scheme for vaccine injuries

It appears increasingly likely that the AstraZeneca vaccine may cause a new rare clotting condition. As experts work out how to treat and prevent it, Australia needs to accept its obligation to care for the few people who may be harmed in pursuit of the public good.

  • by Julie Leask and Ian Kerridge

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After a year of stress and hardship, today is a good day
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After a year of stress and hardship, today is a good day

This cunning virus has brought illness, deaths, lockdowns and job losses. It has separated families. There are challenges ahead, but today we start to turn that around.

  • by Julie Leask
Public must be kept in the loop on vaccines
Opinion

Public must be kept in the loop on vaccines

With the boost vaccines will bring to our existing strategies to fight COVID-19, we have so much to gain by keeping the public informed and engaged.

  • by Julie Leask
'Balancing act': The problem with COVID mandates
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'Balancing act': The problem with COVID mandates

Mandates for such measures as masks or vaccines come with downsides which are often overlooked.

  • by Julie Leask
Vaccine injury compensation is the moral thing to do
Opinion

Vaccine injury compensation is the moral thing to do

Australia is one of few industrialised countries not to have a vaccine injury compensation scheme already in place.

  • by Julie Leask and Nicholas Wood
Leaders can still build our trust to fight the virus - here's how
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Leaders can still build our trust to fight the virus - here's how

Trust arrives on foot and leaves on horseback: it's time for our leaders to be honest and frank.

  • by Julie Leask