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Friday, May 27, 2022

COVID-19 cases rise in Americas, Pacific

The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths are still falling globally after peaking in January, the World Health Organisation says. In its latest weekly...

Experts concerned over low booster uptake

Pathologists are sounding the alarm over the low uptake of coronavirus vaccine boosters as the national immunisation group suggests a fourth dose for some...

Positive rapid antigen data may be skewed

Australia has the highest per capita rate of COVID-19 infections of any comparable country in the world, but pathologists fear they haven't got the...

Care sector wants more govt pandemic help

Care sector leaders want the incoming Albanese government to do more to bolster the fight against COVID-19. Provider Catholic Health Australia says its facilities need...

US virus cases up, China travel curbs ease

Coronavirus cases in the Americas have surged 27.2 per cent in a week, driven primarily by a spike in infections in the United States, the...

One in five worked with COVID symptoms

Around 20 per cent of Australians admit they risked working while having COVID-19 symptoms in order to make ends meet. The Australia Institute surveyed 1000...

Calls for COVID-19 refocus after election

One of the heads of Australia's peak doctor's organisation hopes for governments to turn back to combating COVID-19 once the election "silliness" is over. Australia...

Steroids halve long COVID-19 deaths: study

Steroids can cut death rates by over 50 per cent in patients hospitalised with long COVID-19 upon discharge, a new study has found. University of Florida...

WA health system fears amid virus surge

A surge in COVID-19 infections in Western Australia has prompted calls for the reintroduction of restrictions amid fears the state's health system "may get...

Global tests dip, WHO doubts China policy

The World Health Organisation says China's zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable while health experts warn tracking the course of the pandemic is becoming...
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