COVID-19 continues to batter Australia: Will Omicron wave peak soon?

Highlights Omicron hit Australia hard at a time when the country was planning to lift restrictions. The hospitalisation rate in Australia is anticipated to reach its peak very soon. Daily deaths have risen this year from merely 10 to an averag...

Australia gets its first protein-based COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax

Highlights NuvaxovidTM, Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine, will soon be available for Australians. This is the fourth COVID-19 vaccine and the first protein-based COVID-19 vaccine to secure TGA approval. A booster trial for the vaccine is curren...

A global update of COVID-19 cases. Where does Australia stand?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in 2022, there is an ambiguous belief worldwide regarding the peak period of the Omicron wave. Some are of the opinion that it is yet to come, while others believe the peak has already been reached. Over 328 mill...

Vaccination proof required in Western Australia: All you need to know

Australia has reported nearly 1.3 million total COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, having registered around 55 thousand new cases in last 24 hours. The growing cases of corona have also exerted significant pressure on the health sy...

Why is Australia relaxing border rules despite COVID-19 spike?

Highlights Despite a spike in COVID-19 tally, the Australian government has decided to relax restrictions over movement across borders. The border measures that restricted travellers from highly affected Southern Africa countries to Australia h...

WHO: Boosters are not the right strategy to fight new transmission?

Highlights Several countries like Israel are vouching for a third or fourth booster shot. But is it the correct way of dealing with the virus? According to the WHO, a “pan” COVID vaccine is needed to fight the newly emerging variati...

Has COVID-19 pandemic proven more hostile to developing economies?

Highlights  Unlike advanced economies, developing countries would not be able to achieve pre-pandemic economic levels by 2023. As per the WHO, 85% of people in Africa have not received a single COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 36 countries hav...

Here’s the latest WHO update on COVID-19

Highlights Globally, there have been 315,345,967 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and it has claimed 5,510,174 lives till now. Presently, total number of cumulative cases is the highest in the United States of America (62, 126, 362). The rate of ho...

Omicron tightens its noose: Wednesday marked as second deadliest pandemic day

Highlights Wednesday proved to be the second deadliest day of the pandemic after NSW and Victoria reported 21 Covid deaths each. The cumulative cases in the country rose to 1124,138 on Wednesday. Today, the Prime Minister will meet representat...

Is Deltacron, new Covid-19 variant, a real variant?

Leondios Kostrikis, Professor of the Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, has reportedly discovered a new strain of the coronavirus. It combines the Delta and Omicron variants and has been named Deltacron. The new variant is named 'Deltacron'...