Why mounting COVID-19 cases in Australia is a worrisome factor?

Highlights Australia has recorded more than 684,227 cases and 2,301 deaths since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Strains on hospitals and long queues at COVID-19 testing sites have sparked an outrage among the public. A new variant of coro...

Australia to donate 60M COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries

Defining benevolence in action, the Omicron and COVID-19 troubled Australia is moving ahead to donate 60 million vaccine doses to developing nations around the globe. It is committed to achieve this target by end of this year. What has Australia d...

Where and how to buy rapid antigen tests?

Residents in Australia are scrambling to find rapid antigen test (RAT) kits near them amid the Omicron surge. In the last 24 hours, Australia has seen over 71,000 new COVID cases. To help residents find a RAT near them, software developer Matt Hay...

Double whammy? After COVID-19, Flurona fears begin to surface

Highlights A woman in Israel has been diagnosed with flurona, a combination of flu and COVID-19. Israel's health experts have now warned of a "twindemic," which might result in a surge of people reporting these double viruses. The Centers for ...

How to shield yourself against COVID-19 as cases shoot up 

Highlights The daily tally of COVID-19 cases is witnessing a sharp rise. The rising number of cases will increase the load on medical facilities and healthcare resources. There is an urgency to scale down the risk of infection transmission wit...

Price gouging on COVID-19 rapid antigen tests under ACCC lens

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched an investigation after it received multiple complaints from consumers about excessive prices being charged for COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs). Worth mentioning here is tha...

Should Rapid antigen tests be free for all in Australia?

Highlights Several medical experts called for making Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) free for everyone in Australia. On Monday, PM Scott Morrison rejected calls for making RATs free for all. The Covid situation in Australia has become worse now with...

How to steer clear of COVID-19: Here are six preventive steps

Highlights  A bunch of COVID-19 variants, especially Delta and Omicron, are surging to post record numbers worldwide. According to the WHO, one should avoid crowded and confined places as well as close contact settings. Getting vaccinated...

How to improve your work from home set up for the third year of the pandemic?

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, several researchers had predicted that this virus is going to stay with us for a couple of years at least. However, the general public was optimistic and with the efficient rollout of vaccines, everybody thought t...

What is Australia doing to curb omicron?

Highlights  Prime Minister Morrison has predicted that Australia will undoubtedly see more COVID-19 cases.  Aussies are strictly advised to follow COVID-19 guidelines, put on a mask and maintain social distancing.  Australia wil...