Covid-19

Latest COVID-19 updates from Australia

 Latest COVID-19 updates from Australia

COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. It continues to infect people across different parts of the world. In Australia, the tally of COVID-19 cases has reached 6,442,558 (as of 13 May 2022). The country has reported a total ...

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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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Insight into surging COVID-19 infections across the globe    

Insight into surging COVID-19 infections across the globe    

Highlights Despite its strict "zero-COVID" policy, COVID cases in China are on the rise. As of 21 March, China has reported 11,180 new cases in the last 24 hours. Hong Kong is set to lift a ban on flights and ease its social distancing restric...

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New COVID-19 variant detected in Israel

New COVID-19 variant detected in Israel

Highlights Cases of new COVID-19 variant have been recorded in Israel. The new variant is said to be a combination of Omicron’s dominant subvariants BA.1 and BA.2 Israel has granted exemption to those travelling from Ukraine for COVID te...

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COVID-19 rears its ugly head again: Which countries are hit hardest?

COVID-19 rears its ugly head again: Which countries are hit hardest?

Highlights The WHO reports that the number of new COVID-19 cases across the globe surged by 8% in the second week of March compared to the previous week. A rising number of cases are being reported despite reduction in testing in some countries...

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Australia might change Covid-19 isolation rule, hints Nick Coatsworth

Australia might change Covid-19 isolation rule, hints Nick Coatsworth

Highlights Former deputy chief medical officer, Nick Coatsworth has hinted that Covid-19 related isolation rules might change in Australia. Aussies who have come into touch with Covid-19 bearers, might not be required to complete a seven-day qu...

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