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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Additional funding to broaden telehealth

The Morrison government is providing additional funding to assist the temporary widening of telehealth consultations through GPs and other specialists due to the high...

Experts warn of COVID-19 reinfection risk

Infectious diseases experts have warned people may become reinfected with COVID-19 due to different variants circulating in the community. Epidemiology chair at Deakin University Professor...

Child COVID-19 vaccination rollout begins

Young children can now be vaccinated against COVID-19, with the first five-to-11-year-olds receiving their initial dose on Monday. An estimated 2.3 million children in the...

WHO says Omicron appears less severe

The more infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to produce less severe disease than the globally dominant Delta strain but should not be categorised...

Experts split on COVID-19 testing changes

Changes to Australia's COVID-19 testing regime have been criticised by some medical experts, who are warning surveillance of the virus could be undermined. People who...

Hospitals equipped for Omicron surge: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stressed Australia's health systems are more than equipped to handle a rising number of Omicron infections. Mr Morrison has urged...

Discussions ramp up over rapid test role

Debate continues over the use of rapid antigen tests for those seeking to travel interstate with massive queues and long waits again being experienced...

COVID restrictions return amid case surge

States and territories are slowly reintroducing restrictions and updating how they trace and isolate positive cases as infections soar across the country.  Compulsory mask wearing...

Aussies urged to take COVID-19 precautions

Australians have been urged to don face masks and stick to outdoor gatherings as COVID-19 infections surge in the lead-up to Christmas. Infectious diseases pediatrician...

Australia to make own mRNA vaccines

Australia will set up its own mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility to help the country prepare for future pandemics. The facility will be built in Victoria...
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