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Monday, October 18, 2021

Caution still needed despite more freedoms

Experts have urged Australians to be cautious as lockdowns end and the country reopens, to lessen pressure on hospitals. Former deputy chief health officer Nick...

AMA report says public hospitals in crisis

Public hospitals are caught in an unending cycle of crisis caused by a funding formula which has failed to arrest a decline in performance...

Allied health ready to boost COVID fight

Allied health educators are calling for an increase in community-based care to keep hospitals and emergency departments functioning as more people are affected by...

Pfizer makes progress on child vaccines

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has taken the first steps to have its COVID-19 vaccine approved in Australia for children aged five to 12. But Health Minister...

Vic opens all COVID vaccines to over 60s

Victorians aged over 60 will be able to get any COVID-19 vaccine, including Pfizer and Moderna, at all of the state's vaccination hubs. Health Minister...

Three jabs could be long-term COVID shield

Australia's chief medical officer has indicated a third coronavirus jab could offer long-term protection rather than annual injections. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation...

Virus outbreak in Vic child cancer ward

Vulnerable child cancer patients and their carers have been forced into two weeks of isolation after a COVID-19 outbreak at a Melbourne children's hospital...

Australia secures new COVID-fighting drug

Australia has closed a deal for 300,000 courses of an antiviral pill showing promising signs of slashing COVID-19 deaths and hospitalisations. Molnupiravir is still being...

Halving close contact isolation ‘sensible’

Other states could follow NSW's lead and slash quarantine periods for double-dosed COVID-19 close contacts as vaccination rates increase.  NSW is halving the two-week quarantine...

Victoria ICU patients ‘beg’ for COVID vax

Intensive care nurses have made an impassioned plea for Victorians to get vaccinated, with the number of COVID-19 hospital patients set to soar this...
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