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Rehab clinics overwhelmed as waiting lists balloon during pandemic – Sydney Morning Herald

Many Sydneysiders are heading north to dry out, while others are undertaking day programs from their living rooms via Zoom.

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The Buttery’s chief executive Leone Crayden said there was high demand for the centre’s substance abuse and gambling addiction programs.
“People are ringing and they’re more anxious than they were before,” Ms Crayden said. “People are talking about how they’re drinking earlier, because they’re not working or working from home.”
There are 72 people on the waiting list for The Buttery’s public residential program, compared to 20-40 before the pandemic. Ms Crayden said that meant the difference b…

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China Closes in on the US in Science – Fair Observer

In China, which now ranks second only to the United States, scientific research is booming.

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China has for the first time taken the top position in the Nature Index as the biggest producer of high-quality research in chemistry. What will the future of China science look like?
Quantum physics may be science on an impossibly small scale, but it is one field where China is staking a massive leadership role. In February, researchers in Hefei forged a quantum connection between clusters of atoms 50 kilometers apart in an optical fiber, meaning that any changes in one groups quantum state in…

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US reaches 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases – ABC News

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ROME —
With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe.
Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is Americas bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the country still has one of…

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Number of Victorian healthcare workers diagnosed with coronavirus doubles in a fortnight – Herald Sun

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This coronavirus article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. Get full digital access to trusted news from the Herald Sun and Leader for just $1 for the first 28 days.
Coronavirus infections among healthcare staff have more than doubled in the past fortnight amid concern that the true scale of the problem is being underestimated.
The Australian Medical Association says it’s “extremely concerned” at the rising number of healthcare staff infected, citing c…

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