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Latest COVID-19 updates from Australia
- May 13, 2022 07:34 PM AEST | Aditi Sarkar
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...Read More...
How China’s Zero-COVID strategy is hurting its economy
- May 04, 2022 01:58 PM AEST | Aditi Sarkar
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...Read More...
COVID-19 roundup: Global cases on decline, latest recommendations by WHO
- April 26, 2022 06:04 PM AEST | Aditi Sarkar
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...Read More...
COVID-19 booster dose for Aussie kids? Here’s what ATAGI says
- April 13, 2022 01:20 PM AEST | Aditi Sarkar
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...Read More...
Moderna recalls vaccine doses- here’s why
- April 13, 2022 10:41 AM AEST | Toshiva Jain
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...Read More...
‘Telephone voting’ option likely for people who test COVID+ on May 21
- April 11, 2022 12:42 PM AEST | Bhawna Gupta
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...Read More...
Is Australia speeding towards a twindemic?
- April 11, 2022 12:38 PM AEST | Akanksha Vashisht
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...Read More...
COVID-19: What do we know about XE variant reported in UK?
- April 05, 2022 07:07 PM AEST | Aditi Sarkar
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...Read More...
COVID-19: Winter booster dose recommended for vulnerable groups
- March 25, 2022 04:52 PM AEDT | Aditi Sarkar
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...Read More...
Latest updates on COVID vaccine for children under 6 years of age
- March 24, 2022 03:49 PM AEDT | Bhawna Gupta
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 ...Read More...