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 ...

What has sparked concerns amidst rapid test kits shortage in Australia?

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the human population, affecting millions of lives across the globe. Even after two years since its outbreak, the infection rate continues to be alarming in several parts. The situation has been similar in ...

No decision on ‘fully vaccinated’ definition as of now

Highlights The National Cabinet has put down the proposal to change the ‘fully vaccinated’ definition for now. Daniel Andrews, the Victorian Premier, initially proposed the change in the definition. He feels that the booster shot s...

Aussies have four COVID-19 vaccines to choose from: What you should know

Highlights Vaccines serve to protect against pathogens by training your immune system to recognise and eliminate the disease-causing organism. Vaxzevria is a viral vector-based vaccine, while Comirnaty and Spikevax are mRNA vaccines. Protein-b...

WHO Chief: “Dangerous to assume” COVID-19 is nearing its end

Highlights  The conditions remain idle for more coronavirus variants to emerge in the future. Thus, by no means anyone should think that Omicron would be the last COVID-19 variant. WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has insinuated that t...

ATAGI gives green light to Novavax Covid – 19 vaccine

  • Jan 24, 2022 AEDT
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Highlights The Novavax Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the ATAGI for people aged 18 and above. The vaccine would be available by February.  The recommended course for the vaccine will be two doses. After getting provisional...

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...