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here we go again — perth’s snap lockdown raises familiar hotel quarantine questions

Here we go again — Perth’s snap lockdown raises familiar hotel quarantine questions

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  Richard Wainwright/AAP Image Perth is the latest Australian city to head into a snap lockdown aimed at stamping out a coronavirus cluster resulting from another breach in CBD hotel quarantine. The three-day lockdown, covering Perth...
covid vaccine may lead to a harmless lump in your armpit, so women advised to delay mammograms for 6 weeks

COVID vaccine may lead to a harmless lump in your armpit, so women advised...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Australian women are being asked to think about the timing of breast cancer screening as they prepare to receive their COVID vaccine. This is in light of US evidence that a normal consequence of COVID...
numbers returning from india cut because of increase in quarantine cases

Numbers returning from India cut because of increase in quarantine cases

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  Picture; Lukas Coch/AAP The number of people allowed to return from India is to be reduced, as new restrictions are imposed on Australian citizens and permanent residents seeking to come from COVID “high risk”...
what’s the risk if australia opens its international borders? an epidemiologist explains

What’s the risk if Australia opens its international borders? An epidemiologist explains

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  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Coinciding with the Trans-Tasman travel bubble starting today, over the past week there have been murmurings Australia could soon relax its borders further, through mechanisms such as home quarantine or letting in vaccinated people.   But...
what is novavax, australia’s third covid vaccine option? and when will we get it?

What is Novavax, Australia’s third COVID vaccine option? And when will we get it?

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  Picture: Alastair Grant/AP/AAP As AstraZeneca is no longer the preferred vaccine for Australian adults under 50, attention is turning to what other COVID-19 vaccine options are in our arsenal. The federal government has ordered 40 million doses of the...
safety tips that can help prevent the spread of coronavirus

Safety Tips that Can Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

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With the advent of Covid-19, many offices and institutions have been forced to close or reduce their accessibility to the public. Now that some communities have begun opening, the need for obeying and implementing...
what is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the astrazeneca vaccine?

What is thrombocytopenia, the rare blood condition possibly linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine?

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  Image Shuttlestock The federal government has asked Australia’s medical and vaccine regulators to urgently consider the European Medicines Agency’s finding of a possible link between the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID vaccine and rare blood clots. This follows reports over...
4 ways australia’s covid vaccine rollout has been bungled

4 ways Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout has been bungled

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 Picture: Andrew Henshaw/AAP Australia’s vaccine rollout has so far been overhyped and under-delivered. The first announcement, in August last year — that Australia had negotiated vaccine deals — set the tone for the rollout of “announceables”. Within hours,...
where is australia at with the covid vaccine rollout? our interactive shows how we compare with the rest of the world

Where is Australia at with the COVID vaccine rollout? Our interactive shows how we...

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 Image: Shuttlestock As COVID vaccination programs roll out around the world, our new interactive tool allows you to see where each country is at with its immunisation program. Using data from Our World in Data, you...
as australia’s covid vaccine rollout splutters, we need transparency about when international borders might reopen

As Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout splutters, we need transparency about when international borders might...

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 Picture: Erik Anderson/AAP The Australian government’s offer of half-price airfares to encourage domestic tourism highlights another item of unfinished COVID policy business: when will Australia’s international borders be reopened? The border questions, such as when to remove exit controls and...