Australia eases Covid 19 travel restrictions from Dec 1

  • Nov 26, 2021 AEDT
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Highlights Australia to welcome tourists from 1 December. Fully vaccinated Japanese and Korean travellers can travel to Australia without needing to seek a travel exemption.  Students and skilled workers, along with humanitarians, can co...

Aussies to soon get booster shots of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine   

Highlights  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for individuals aged 18 years and over. Completion of a two-dose vaccination schedule will continue to be the priority of the Austra...

How promising is mix and match approach for COVID booster shot  

Highlights Mix and match vaccines have been given nod by the FDA, allowing people to get the booster shot of a different vaccine brand than the one they initially received.  Recent studies that highlighted the potential of vaccines’ ...

Australia cranks up fight against COVID-19 with two new drugs

Highlights The Australian Government is making significant progress in the National Plan to Transition Australia’s COVID-19 response. The government is set to receive Roche Products’ COVID-19 antibody-based therapy, Ronapreve. Rona...

How is the COVID-19 pandemic impacting children?

l> American humorist Erma Bombeck said- “Children make your life important,”. And could she be any more current? Children are perhaps our most valuable resource and all our future. But today, the pandemic is a crisis for our children,...

Australian vaccine passport system: Advantages & Disadvantages

Highlights Australia is up and running to attain pre-pandemic travel targets amid increasing vaccination numbers and easing COVID-related restrictions. The federal government is considering introducing a vaccine passport system to achieve norma...

COVID-19: Rapid antigen tests gain traction in Australia

Highlights The popularity of rapid antigen tests (RATs) is growing in Australia. Victoria will buy 2.2 million RAT kits. United States would fork out US$1 billion (AU$1.4 billion) to buy and subsidise 200 million rapid tests. The clamour ...

Aussies to get Merck’s oral COVID-19 treatment soon

Australians will soon have access to a promising oral treatment for COVID-19 as the country race to fight against COVID-19. On 4 October 2021, Australia PM Scott Morrison announced that the government had secured 300,000 courses of the promising CO...

Merck’s drug raises hope for oral COVID-19 treatment

Highlights Positive results have been received from the Phase 3 Clinical trial of a new drug developed by Merck and Co and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics.  The drug molnupiravir could potentially reduce the risk of hospitalization and death by ...

Tips for investing in COVID-19 vaccines developing stocks

Highlights  The healthcare sector has exploded as pharmaceutical and biotech companies are in a race to develop COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, booster shots and more. For investing in any vaccine developing companies, it is advisable to co...