New South Wales records highest COVID-19 cases in Australia

Ever since the pandemic began till 29 December 2021, Australia has witnessed 323,285 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 2,202 deaths. New South Wales (NSW), the largest state by population in Australia, has by far recorded 70,928 total active cases. ...

Worried about Omicron? Here’s how you can have a safe new year

Highlights A rise in Omicron cases has thrown new year celebration plans into absolute chaos. Various nations have imposed lockdowns and travel bans. You can still have a safe new year party by taking certain cautions. With new year knock...

Fed up with long queues? Go for COVID-19 self-test kits

Caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19 has been infecting populations across the world. Till date, 23.8 crore infection cases have been reported globally. Early detection via COVID-tests and effective care ...

Australia witnesses over 5K COVID-19 cases now; masks and QR check-ins back

Highlights NSW Premier announces new COVID-19 restrictions as the nation crossed 5K COVID-19 cases, effective after Christmas.  The new restrictions include mandatory mask-wearing even indoor, density limitations, and QR check-ins in hospi...

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine to hit Australia in January: Greg Hunt

  • Dec 23, 2021 AEDT
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Highlights Novavax is expected to be hit the Australian markets in January 2022. It is clinically proven that Novavax is 90% effective against symptomatic infection.   Although Novavax is different from the previous v...

Pfizer’s oral antiviral drug gets clearance from FDA

Highlights Pfizer’s Paxlovid – an oral treatment to COVID-19 gets emergency use authorisation from FDA on 22 December 2021. The oral drug will be provided with prescription only. FDA has not approved the drug administration for mor...

Latest global tally of COVID-19 cases & the spread of Omicron variant!

Highlights COVID-19 cases are on a surge once again as the virus continues to emerge in new forms due to mutations. Omicron variant has spread and been detected in 89 countries globally. Till date, the United States report the highest number o...

Australians urged to go for 3-dose vaccination as Omicron rages on

Highlights  The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended COVID-19 booster vaccination for better immunity against the virus. People in the age group of 18 years or above are eligible to receive the third ...

Reality check: Can current COVID-19 vaccines fight Omicron?

A new strain of coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, Omicron has become a hot topic of discussion worldwide for its increasing number of cases across different countries. The United Nations’ specialised agency for international public health, World Healt...

WA health system receives an AU$1.28 billion boost

Highlights The Western Australian government invests AU$1.28 billion in health systems after 2021-2022 review. The additional funding assigns AU$398 million to prepare WA for COVID-19 as state plans to reopen its borders. Western Australia...