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Why we should prioritise older people when we get a COVID vaccine

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Shuttlestock While we wait for further results from phase 3 trials, it’s clear that supply of any potential COVID vaccine would initially be limited. Local authorities will need to prioritise distribution to specific groups, at least...
no, a hug isn’t covid-safe. but if you have to do it, here’s what to keep in mind

No, a hug isn’t COVID-safe. But if you have to do it, here’s what...

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Priscilla Du Preez/Unsplash In the time of COVID, greetings are no longer by handshakes, hugs or kisses on the cheek. An “elbow bump” is the preferred pandemic greeting. Although COVID transmission in Australia is now...
as victoria’s covid-free streak continues, it’s probably time to consider changing the rules around masks

As Victoria’s COVID-free streak continues, it’s probably time to consider changing the rules around...

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Picture: James Ross/AAP After a devastating second wave, Victoria yesterday recorded its Thirteenth straight day of zero new COVID cases.  In light of the state’s progress, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the easing of several COVID restrictions on Sunday, including...
90% efficacy for pfizer’s covid-19 mrna vaccine is striking. but we need to wait for the full data

90% efficacy for Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is striking. But we need to wait...

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University of Maryland School of Medicine/AP/AAP German biotech company BioNTech and US pharmaceutical Pfizer announced on Monday promising early results from their phase 3 clinical trial for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that...
what do we know about the novavax and pfizer covid vaccines that australia just signed up for?

What do we know about the Novavax and Pfizer COVID vaccines that Australia just...

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Shutterstock The federal government’s announcement of agreements to supply vaccines from Novavax and Pfizer/BioNTech potentially increases the pool of COVID-19 vaccines Australians will be able to access.   These two vaccines are in addition to supply arrangements for vaccines from...
take a bow victoria – you did it hard, you did it well!

From the Editor: Take a bow Victoria – you did it hard, you did...

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Image: James Ross/AAP One hundred and eleven days in this stage of lockdown! Victoria's state of emergency was first declared on March 16, and after several four-week extensions, it was due to expire under the act...
today marks the official end of the second wave in victoria, as old freedoms return

Today marks the official end of the second wave in Victoria, as old freedoms...

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James Ross/AAP Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday announced the most significant easing of Melbourne’s coronavirus restrictions since the state went into “stage 3” lockdown on July 9. From 11.59pm on Tuesday night, retail, restaurants, cafes...
of all the places that have seen off a second coronavirus wave, only vietnam and hong kong have done as well as victorians

Of all the places that have seen off a second coronavirus wave, only Vietnam...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Of the 215 nations and territories that have reported COVID-19 cases, 120 have experienced clear second waves or late first waves that began in July or later. That’s according to the Worldometer global...
melburnians continue lockdown but how is it affecting your well being?

MELBURNIANS CONTINUE LOCKDOWN but how is it affecting your well being?

The Covid 19 pandemic is having a detrimental effect on the mental health of not only Melbournians, but the general population worldwide. UNDERSTANDING THE SYMPTOMS The experts insist that the only way to contain the virus...
children may need to be vaccinated against covid-19 too. here’s what we need to consider

Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to...

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Image: Shuttlestock An ideal COVID-19 vaccine would not only protect people from becoming ill, it would also stop the virus spreading through the population. The best way to do this is to vaccinate as...