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Monday, October 18, 2021

Novavax begins Aust trial for combined vax

Vaccine developer Novavax Inc will start a trial in Australia to test its combined flu and COVID-19 vaccine. The early phase trial will comprise 640...

Pressure on NSW ICUs looms as cases rise

NSW is six weeks away from the most intense pressure ever placed on its intensive care systems as health care workers brace for a...

Pfizer aplenty, angst over vaccine targets

Australians who have been holding off getting a coronavirus vaccination or waiting for a Pfizer jab will have no excuse in the coming weeks. Some...

More jabs urged to stop Vic virus tsunami

Victoria's chief health officer has urged more people to get vaccinated in order to hold back the "tsunami" of potential cases.  The state recorded 190...

Leaders set to examine hospital capacity

Australia's hospitals are coming under increased scrutiny amid concern the health system will struggle to cope with rising COVID-19 cases. Health Department boss Brendan Murphy...

NSW to reach crucial vaccination milestone

A day after reporting the 100th death linked to the state's spiralling COVID-19 outbreak, NSW is expected to reach a happier milestone - 70...

No need for COVID booster shots yet

There's no evidence COVID-19 booster shots are needed yet in Australia, an infectious diseases expert says. The Czech Republic said this week it would offer...

Vaccine key to stemming hospital cases

A leading health expert says there won't be a great decline in the number of people being hospitalised for COVID-19 until there is a...

Drug resistance posing deadly threat

The overuse and misuse of some everyday prescription medications, including antibiotics, could lead to thousands of Australian deaths over the next few decades. The threat...

Pfizer-hungry young Vics eye vax bookings

Young Victorians are expected to flood the state's COVID-19 vaccination website as Pfizer bookings become available for all those aged 16 to 39. From Wednesday, Pfizer...
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