Millions of Australians are now eligible for Covid-19 antiviral medications after the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee changed the eligibility criteria. The increase in access will ideally reduce the immense pressure that Australian hospital systems have been under over the past couple of years. The Wire spoke to Dr Chris Moy from the Australian Medical Association to learn more about these antivirals.
Young people have lower life satisfaction than older Australians after the COVID-19 pandemic. A study by the Australian National University called the ‘COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Survey’ asked approximately 3,500 Australians how the pandemic affected their lives.It’s the longest running and most comprehensive study of COVID-19’s social, health and economic impacts .