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Woman stroking forehead of person suffering long covid
COVID-19
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Long COVID risk similar for kids and adults: Study | RACGP

In this RACGP NewsGP article, Assoc Prof Simonis was asked to comment on research from Germany, which shows that children and adolescents are not immune to long-COVID. “ ….the difficulty ( with children) is that they can’t describe their symptoms like adults can, so you’re probably never going to get an accurate picture of what they’re experiencing,’ Dr Simonis said.

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Professor Raina MacIntyre
News
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Stick to your guns: Professor Raina MacIntyre on speaking truth to power | Women’s Agenda

In this Women’s Agenda article, Professor Raina MacIntyre, one of Australia’s leading infectious diseases experts who has become a household name in Australia over the past 18 months shares her insights and how she has been unafraid to speak truth to power and what she communicates is always about what’s in the best interest of the population and public health.

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New ABS data shows serious inequities in the way COVID is affecting different communities.
COVID-19
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

‘Shocking’: Migrants more than twice as likely to die of COVID-19- RACGP

This RACGP article, discusses how new ABS data shows serious inequities in the way COVID is affecting different communities.  RACGP interviewed AFMW President, Dr Simonis. Magda’s key takeaways include “Vaccination messaging requires targeted, culture-specific health promotion that engages primary care physicians, doctors like myself, with the creation of the messaging based upon the obstacles that we’ve observed and the conversations that we are having.”

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long-COVID interview
COVID-19
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Long Covid already tortures Australians – SBS Interview

Reaching out to CALD communities – I gave an interview in Greek (English version) for SBS on Long- COVID. Long covid syndrome is more common in women, but can affect patients of all ages. It causes a variety of symptoms, which can last for months. It has already started torturing many patients in Australia. Listen to the interview.

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COVID-19 ‘creation stories’
COVID-19
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

COVID-19 Creation Stories – time to distil what we have learned

Most conversations these days start with an exchange around how COVID-19 has affected us and our lives. In our social interactions, in our workplaces, engaging with fellow dog owners at the local park, COVID-19 is the new conversation starter. It is time to distil what we have learned from the pandemic.

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LATEST COVID-19 RESOURCES
COVID-19
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

COVID-19 Resources List [UPDATED 04 APRIL 2022]

[UPDATED 4 APRIL 2022 – Decision chart for use of Adult with symptomatic COVID-19 who does not require oxygen and has one or more risk factors for disease progression added] View the updated list of the latest COVID-19 resources. Please share with your colleagues.

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