Covid-19

COVID-19 Scare: Rising cases hit Australian healthcare system

 COVID-19 Scare: Rising cases hit Australian healthcare system

Highlights,In Australia, COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals hit a record high with over 5,433 people hospitalised,The healthcare system is under severe strain with the rising number of cases and healthcare workers going into isolation,In response to ...

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Latest COVID-19 updates from Australia

Latest COVID-19 updates from Australia

Highlights In Australia, the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 6,442,558 Western Australia (WA) is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, with nearly 15,000 locally acquired cases in the last 24 hours More than 20 million people have rec...

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How China’s Zero-COVID strategy is hurting its economy

How China’s Zero-COVID strategy is hurting its economy

Highlights: The world's second-largest economy, China, is struggling hard to meet its economic targets amidst COVID-19 lockdowns China's lockdown has hardly hit the automobile sector The extremely contagious Omicron variant has cast doubt on t...

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COVID-19 roundup: Global cases on decline, latest recommendations by WHO

COVID-19 roundup: Global cases on decline, latest recommendations by WHO

Highlights Global COVID-19 cases are falling since mid-March China’s capital city Beijing began three rounds of COVID-19 testing for all residents of its largest district, Chaoyang, on Monday WHO has suggested Pfizer's oral antiviral dru...

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COVID-19 booster dose for Aussie kids? Here’s what ATAGI says

COVID-19 booster dose for Aussie kids? Here’s what ATAGI says

Highlights According to ATAGI, adolescents aged 12-15 years do not require a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine COVID-19-related severe illness is very rare in adolescents in the age group of 12-15, and a primary series of vaccinat...

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Moderna recalls vaccine doses- here’s why

Moderna recalls vaccine doses- here’s why

Highlights Moderna has recalled over 700000 doses of its Covid-19 vaccine produced by contract manufacturer Rovi. The exact substance found in the vial is not yet disclosed, and no safety issues have been identified; but the entire lot is recal...

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‘Telephone voting’ option likely for people who test COVID+ on May 21

‘Telephone voting’ option likely for people who test COVID+ on May 21

Highlights Australian Electoral Commission will start a telephone voting system for those who will be in isolation on poll day (21 May 2022). People who cannot attend voting booths are encouraged to apply for a postal vote, which will be accept...

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Is Australia speeding towards a twindemic?

Is Australia speeding towards a twindemic?

Highlights Experts have suggested the possibility of a twindemic approaching Australia during the winter season. A twindemic refers to a possibility of a severe seasonal flu occurring alongside a rise in COVID-19 infections. It seems crucial f...

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COVID-19: What do we know about XE variant reported in UK?

COVID-19: What do we know about XE variant reported in UK?

Highlights A new COVID-19 variant, XE, has marked its presence in the United Kingdom XE is a recombinant version of Omicron strain BA.1 and BA.2 So far, there is no sufficient proof to draw conclusions about the new strain’s transmissibi...

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COVID-19: Winter booster dose recommended for vulnerable groups

COVID-19: Winter booster dose recommended for vulnerable groups

Highlights ATAGI has recommended an additional booster dose of COVID-19 for certain population groups in Australia The additional booster dose will be the fifth dose for severely immunocompromised people Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Spikevax (Modern...

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Latest updates on COVID vaccine for children under 6 years of age

Latest updates on COVID vaccine for children under 6 years of age

In a significant development, Biotech firm Moderna has shared interim data from its COVID-19 vaccine (mRNA-1273) Phase 2/3 KidCOVE research in children aged 6 months to under 2 years and 2 years to under 6 years. After a 25 μg two-dose primary ...

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