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    COVID-19 and tourism in Pacific SIDS: lessons from Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa?
    02 Jun 2021
    University of Sydney
    Connell, John

    Tourism was of critical economic importance in Pacific SIDS until COVID-19 border closures cut off international ties. The virus did not reach Vanuatu and Samoa, and few cases occurred in Fiji. The collapse of tourism, on land and from cruise ships, resulted in increased unemployment and the closure of hotels and tourism-oriented businesses with multiplier effects throughout the island economies.…

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    A proposal to enhance national capability to manage epidemics: The critical importance of expert statistical input including official statistics
    06 Jul 2021
    University of Sydney
    Fisher, Nicholas I. Trewin, Dennis J.

    Given the high level of global mobility, pandemics are likely to be more frequent, and with potentially devastating consequences for our way of life. With COVID-19, Australia is in relatively better shape than most other countries and is generally regarded as having managed the pandemic well. That said, we believe there is a critical need to start the process of learning from this pandemic to imp…

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    Update on the management of multiple sclerosis during the COVID-19 pandemic and post pandemic: An international consensus statement. [Review]
    22 Jul 2021
    University of Sydney
    Reyes, Saul Cunningham, Anthony L Kalincik, Tomas Havrdova, Eva Kubala Isobe, Noriko Pakpoor, Julia Airas, Laura Bunyan, Reem F van der Walt, Anneke Oh, Jiwon Mathews, Joela Mateen, Farrah J Giovannoni, Gavin

    In this consensus statement, we provide updated recommendations on multiple sclerosis (MS) management during the COVID-19 crisis and the post-pandemic period applicable to neurology services around the world. Statements/recommendations were generated based on available literature and the experience of 13 MS expert panelists using a modified Delphi approach online. The statements/recommendations g…

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    Risk Factors Associated With Increased Ethically Challenging Situations Encountered by Veterinary Team Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    26 Nov 2021
    University of Sydney
    Quain, Anne Mullan, Siobhan Ward, Michael P.

    Ethically challenging situations (ECS) are commonly encountered in veterinary settings. The number of ECS encountered by some veterinary team members may increase during a crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to determine the risk factors for experiencing an increase in the frequency of ECS in the months following the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, utilizing data from a gl…

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    Knowledge, Beliefs, and Decisions of Pregnant Australian Women Concerning Donation and Storage of Umbilical Cord Blood: A Population‐Based Survey
    17 May 2016
    University of Sydney
    Jordens, C Kerridge, I Stewart, C O'Brien, T Samuel, G Porter, M O'Connor, M Nassar, N

    Background: Many women giving birth in Australian hospitals can choose to donate their child’s umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank or pay to store it privately. We conducted a survey to determine the proportion and characteristics of pregnant women who are aware of umbilical cord blood (UCB) banking and who have considered and decided about this option. The survey also sought to asce…

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    Rural Carers of People with Disabilities: Making Choices to Move or to Stay
    06 Mar 2017
    University of Sydney
    Dew, Angela Happ, Vicki Bulkeley, Kim Bundy, Anita Lincoln, Michelle Gallego, Gisselle Brentnall, Jennie Veitch, Craig

    When a child is born with, or an individual acquires, a disability in rural Australia, one of the decisions faced by the family is whether to remain living in a rural area or move to a larger metropolitan centre to access support services such as therapy. Understanding the factors that rural carers weigh up in making the decision to move or stay can inform the successful implementation of the Nat…

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    Service Recommendation in Smart Grid: Vision, Technologies, and Applications
    30 Jan 2020
    University of Sydney
    Luo, Fengji Ranzi, Gianluca Wang, Xibin Dong, Zhao Yang

    Driven by the energy crisis and global warming problem, smart grid was proposed in the early 21th century as a solution for the sustainable development of human society. With the two-way communication infrastructure available in smart grids, a current challenge is to interpret and gain knowledge from the collected grid big data to optimize grid operations. Service recommendation techniques provid…

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    Economic Consequences of the COVID-19 Outbreak: the Need for Epidemic Preparedness
    18 Jun 2020
    University of Sydney
    Pak, Anton Adegboye, Oyelola A. Adekunle, Adeshina I. Rahman, Kazi M. McBryde, Emma S. Eisen, Damon P.

    COVID-19 is not only a global pandemic and public health crisis; it has also severely affected the global economy and financial markets. Significant reductions in income, a rise in unemployment, and disruptions in the transportation, service, and manufacturing industries are among the consequences of the disease mitigation measures that have been implemented in many countries. It has become clear…

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    COVID-19: An Australian Perspective
    09 Jul 2020
    University of Sydney
    Shakespeare-Finch, Jane Bowen-Salter, Holly Cashin, Miranda Badawi, Amalia Wells, Ruth Rosenbaum, Simon Steel, Zachary

    Australia looks to be one of those lucky countries that adopted an early public health response limiting community transmission of COVID-19 and avoiding the levels of acute hospitalization and fatality seen in other settings. Yet the pandemic came on the back of the largest bushfire season the country had seen which itself followed a sequence of climatic disasters involving drought, cyclones and …

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    Understanding co-habitation: A critical study of the living Together as Husband and Wife Rule in UK Social Security Law
    12 May 2009
    University of Edinburgh
    Kelly, Sue

    Increasing numbers of couples live together and have children without being married. Those who argue for greater protection for financially vulnerable cohabitants invoke evidence that suggests that modern cohabitations are often just like marriages and should be treated as such by law. In social security legislation, the cohabitation or living together as husband and wife rule treats cohabiting c…