Australia might change Covid-19 isolation rule, hints Nick Coatsworth

Highlights Former deputy chief medical officer, Nick Coatsworth has hinted that Covid-19 related isolation rules might change in Australia. Aussies who have come into touch with Covid-19 bearers, might not be required to complete a seven-day qu...

All you need to know about long spell of COVID-19

Highlights Long COVID-19 refers to a range of symptoms, lasting for a more extended period, experienced by people following their COVID-19 infection. Most of the people with post-COVID-19 syndrome get negative results on the PCR test. Accordin...

Covid-19 cases decline, deaths stabilise- how does the pandemic look now?

  Highlights  In its recent report on the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that the new COVID-19 cases have dropped by around 19% in the past ten days. Looking at demographics, Southeast Asia saw the biggest fall am...

Australian kids aged 6-11 can now get Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Highlights SPIKEVAX, Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, has secured provisional approval from the Australian drugs regulator for use in children aged six years and older. The vaccine dose in the age group of 6-11 years will be lower compared to ...

Why has Omicron death rate been “beyond tragic”?

Highlights Due to the high transmission rate of Omicron, it has severely affected the older generation and the groups with weak immunity. Since the Omicron variant was identified back in November 2021, total deaths have been on a rise. Several...

COVID-19 update - What’s going on in Australia?

Highlights Australia reported 31,064 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 2,436,656. Fully vaccinated tourists and visa holders can travel to Australia from 21 February. Eligible Australian kids of 16 an...

Maiden batch of Novavax vaccines reaches Australia

Highlights Australia has received the maiden shipment of Novavax vaccines (Nuvaxovid™), which arrived from Singapore yesterday. Novavax is a protein-based vaccine that has been engineered from the genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus....

Why do some people steer clear of COVID-19?

What if you had the superpower of remaining unfazed in the face of COVID-19? It would definitely be tempting not having to worry about the ominous repercussions that befall those who contract the monster virus. In fact, you might have come across f...

Decoding the logic behind Covid-19 booster jab

With Israel leading the race of booster shots, several other countries are now focussing on booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. The pandemic that began almost two years ago has now showered the world population with multiple new variants. In ord...

Is Omicron the end of COVID-19? WHO warns of newer variants

Highlights The last week saw an increase of 5% in the global tally of COVID-19 cases. WHO Director General has warned about the emergence of new variants of COVID-19. Omicron is unlikely to be the last strain, and the upcoming strain could be ...