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‘I had all the symptoms for coronavirus, I couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t get tested. I’m not the only one’

At almost 38, I can’t recall when the last time I had the flu or what a cold was. Up until three weeks ago I didn’t own a thermometer because …

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States of emergency: the importance of maintaining the social contract

Covid-19 has killed the small state – for now. Liberal democracies are rising to the challenge of an existential threat as they did in World War II. Individualism and diversities, …

Coronavirus support packages will reshape the future economy

Governments across the world have rolled out extensive financial packages to support individuals, businesses and large corporations affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Equally, central banks have decreased their lending rates …

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Mati vs Malice: The secret power of the evil eye undone by yiayia

“Φόρα και μια χάντρα θαλασσιά, να μη σε ματιάσουν τα νησιά,” Yiannis Kalatzis. “Of course your sister is sick,” my grandmother pronounced, dismissing my assertion that she was merely suffering …

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Coronavirus, Christ and the prodigal daughter who returned to Oakleigh

I have come full circle. Last week, Oakleigh and the “‘burbs” again became my home. The south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh, where 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show 15 …

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What early Christian communities teach us about giving aid in the time of crisis

Sometime in the late second century A.D., Christians in the city of Rome organised a collection to send to the followers of Jesus in the city of Corinth. Modern-day scholars …

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Artist Katrina Ginis and Daphne

I’ve always been troubled by the myth of Daphne and Apollo. A story of pride, lust and loss, it seeks to explain how the laurel tree came into being. Pursued …

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“Dole Bread is Bitter Bread”: Returning to history for today

Last week was my birthday. As the country entered into a confused lockdown mode and Greek Independence Day celebrations were cancelled across the country, I awoke in a haze. I …

Revolution Exported: Greeks who fought for Serbia

Just prior to his death by strangulation in the castle of Belgrade, Serbia, Greek visionary Rigas Pheraios is said to have uttered the immortal words: “I have sown a rich …

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3ZZZ’s contribution to ethnic minorities endangered by coronavirus

As the nation’s health and economy is so severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, it is obviously essential that people receive the most authentic medical and government information to enable …