While Australia is opening it’s borders and loosening restrictions, the UK is raising it’s covid threat level and implementing an emergency plan to rush out boosters. While some evidence from South Africa suggests Omicron is a more mild variant, epidemiologists are unconvinced it’s ok to let down our guards, saying it could still hospitalise and […]
Doctors fear there will be more deaths in the home among Covid positive patients as private operators recruit people with no background in healthcare.
Face masks should be mandatory for all Victorian schoolchildren once they return to classrooms, scientific and medical experts say, citing international evidence that schools without universal mask wearing are 3½ times more likely to experience a COVID-19 outbreak. Scientific lobby group OzSage argues Australian schools should follow the example of some US cities, where children […]
Today, we use the term “long COVID” to describe the lingering symptoms some people have many weeks or months after infection. But how long COVID came to be recognised by doctors and the wider community shows us the power of patient activism, networking, research skills and persistence. Using social media, patients collected evidence of their […]
Another 1,377 new cases were recorded in Victoria today, as its capital achieved the inglorious honour of becoming the world’s most locked down city of the pandemic. There are signs of hope, though. Cases are stabilising in Melbourne’s northern and western hotspot suburbs, and there’s been a huge uptake of vaccines by teenagers preparing to […]