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Study: Food taxes, subsidies bring health gains – Food & Drink Business

A 20 per cent subsidy on fruit and vegetables, combined with a consumer tax on the saturated fat, salt and sugar content of foods would bring major health gains, a trans-Tasman research team says.

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Brazil may be just the tip of the iceberg as coronavirus rips through Latin America – ABC News

Brazil’s huge wealth disparities, porous social safety net and tightly-packed, densely populated favelas all make the country the ideal host for disease disaster. And some are warning if things continue, it’s death toll will likely surpass that of America.

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Brazil’s huge wealth disparities, porous social safety net and tightly-packed, densely populated favelas all make the country the ideal host for disease disaster.
But why this perfect storm erupted …

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School holiday travel during COVID-19 spike is about asking some hard questions – ABC News

The desire to get out and hit the road is strong right now, especially because last school holidays we were all home-bound, so if you’re lucky enough to be going away over winter the experts want you to do your homework.

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It’s now school holidays across all of Australia and if there’s ever been a time when people felt like getting away, it’s now.
But just as we thought we were coming out of the woods and could enjoy …

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UK warns of local lockdowns as pubs reopen – Australian Associated Press

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the government could impose local lockdowns if people fail to follow social distancing rules as pubs, cafes and restaurants re-open this weekend.

Pubs in England and Northern Ireland are allowed to open their doors to customers from 6am on Saturday after a three-month closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Similar venues in Scotland and Wales are expected to follow suit next week, while some pubs and…



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