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Sew what? How sewing helped save lives during COVID-19

The widespread wearing of masks has been critical to Australia’s success in pushing back the coronavirus pandemic over 2020. Volunteer groups played a crucial role in that campaign, swinging into production to provide protection to vulnerable communities and taking the pressure off limited supplies. Nell Geraets reports.





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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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