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Australia news live: five injured after truck ploughs into pedestrians in Melbourne; national cabinet to discuss India repatriation

Scott Morrison is expected to announce the restart of Australian repatriation flights from India. Follow latest updatesAustralia to start repatriating citizens stuck in India when flight ban endsNSW Covid hotspots: Sydney and regional case locationsSydney and NSW Covid restrictions: new rules for Mother’s Day weekend 11.24pm BST Host Madeline Morris is asking the trade minister the question that’s on a lot of people’s minds - “If we want to continue the economic relationship [with China], wh...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, ABC News Breakfast, Dan Tehan, Tehan, Coronavirus, NSW Covid


Australia news live: Penny Wong says she understands why people think government’s India policy is racist

Cricketer Michael Slater adds to voices condemning ban after chief medical officer Paul Kelly warns it could cause the deaths of Australians overseas. Follow live 11.16pm BST Scott Morrison has been asked why Australia didn’t ban travellers from the US or UK despite similar rates of infection during their respective spikes, and if the characterisation of the Indian policy as “racist” is fair. Morrison’s tactic when asked this is to talk about China, which by the most generous of characterisa...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, China, India, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Penny Wong, Paul Kelly, Morrison, Michael Slater, Coronavirus


COVID-19 may not have appeared first in China, suggests new genomic study

A new study in Acta Mathematica Scientia suggests that the virus may have originated in multiple countries almost simultaneously, rather than spreading from China to the rest of the world.
Tags: Health, China, Acta Mathematica Scientia


Australia news live: medical chief did not advise jail time for India arrivals; over-50s eligible for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

WA considers longer-term mask measures as contact tracers work through the movements of three men who tested positive for coronavirus in Perth on Saturday. Follow latest updates• WA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid cases• A third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseas • Australia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 1.20am BST Scott Morrison’s message seems to be ‘yeah I said we CAN throw people...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia


More dangerous COVID-19 variants spread as vaccines remains scarce abroad

You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the United States, more than 43% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, Europe is opening its arms to fully vaccinated visitors and the pandemic seems t...
Tags: Health, Europe, Elsa, News, Mexico, China, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Canada, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya


Australia news live: Morrison says NT military buildup ‘designed to pursue peace’; ACT reports Covid case in returned diplomat

Facebook bans second Craig Kelly page; NSW to open Homebush Covid vaccine hub on 10 May; China’s foreign ministry says Australia is ‘sick’. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 8.21am BST The ABC is reporting that the Andrews government will build a specialised...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Abc, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Australian military, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania, Greg Hunt


Australia news live: Morrison says NT military buildup ‘designed to pursue peace’; Facebook bans second Craig Kelly page

NSW to open Homebush Covid vaccine hub on 10 May; China’s foreign ministry says Australia is ‘sick’; Porsche driver Richard Pusey sentenced to 10 months’ jail. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 6.18am BST Bereaved Aboriginal families have accused the prime m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, China, Australia news, Porsche, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Australian military, Astrazeneca, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania


Australia news live: Facebook bans second Craig Kelly page; NSW to open Homebush Covid vaccine hub on 10 May

NSW says 6m people to receive Covid vaccine this year; China’s foreign ministry says Australia is ‘sick’; Porsche driver Richard Pusey sentenced to 10 months’ jail. Follow latest updates‘I don’t stop crying’: families of Australians caught in India Covid surge plead for repatriationWhy Australia is under pressure to upgrade advice on Covid’s aerosol transmissionWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 5.17am BST Oh look, we have ticked over the two million peo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Abc, Australia, China, Australia news, Porsche, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Australian military, Indigenous Australians, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Tasmania


Australia news live: WA premier says flights from India set to be suspended due to Covid crisis as Morrison government considers aid

National security committee meets to consider a request for oxygen from India as new Covid-19 cases there topped 350,000 on Monday. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Fewer than 50% Australians over 50 willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinesWestern Australian Covid hotspotsQueensland has 86 domestic violence specialist police officers to handle 107,000 casesFollow our global coronavirus live blog 3.29am BST The incoming most senior US military commander in the Indo-Pacific re...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, India, US, Australia news, Taiwan, Australian politics, Queensland, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Western Australia, US Navy, Morrison, WA, Indo Pacific


India recorded more than 350,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, setting a devastating world record for the 5th day in a row

A COVID-19 patient gets admitted to a government hospital in Kolkata, India, 22 April, 2021. Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images India recorded more than 350,000 daily COVID-19 cases on Sunday. This is the fifth day in a row India has broken the world record for daily COVID-19 cases. Hospitals in India are full and oxygen is running low. Other nations, including the US, have pledged to help. See more stories on Insider's business page. India has set a world record for the most ne...
Tags: Health, Google, Microsoft, China, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Healthcare, National Security Council, North America, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Johns Hopkins University, Kolkata India


Australia news live: hotel quarantine hit by Covid infections; NSW says mass vaccination hubs could be running by May

Health officials investigating how Covid spread inside quarantine hotels in Perth and Sydney. Scott Morrison to meet state and territory leaders to try and reset the vaccine rollout. Follow latest updates 1.27am BST When asked, Victorian Minister @JaalaPulford says Belt and Road deal decision by @MarisePayne “is a matter for Federal Government.” Despite Victoria signing the MoU with China. @10NewsFirstMelb #springst pic.twitter.com/JCXdsmQtUr 1.18am BST Queensland is set to pass laws al...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Perth


Australia news live: Scott Morrison says Brittany Higgins meeting ‘in process’; Victoria to make mRNA Covid vaccine

State commits $50m to domestic manufacturing of cutting-edge vaccines; former Liberal staffer to ask Scott Morrison to fix ‘systemic coercive control’ in Parliament House. Follow liveVictoria plans to domestically manufacture mRNA vaccinesAged care workers relying on spare vaccines and confusing adviceAustralia should consider giving more AstraZeneca vaccine to PNGDelayed vaccine rollout a life and death matter for some stranded overseasFewer than 7% of disability care residents have received Co...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victorian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party, Canberra


SARS-CoV-2 can alter bone marrow macrophage (BMM)-to-osteoclast differentiation, study finds

Now, a team of researchers in China and Australia has shown that SARS-CoV-2 infection can affect bone marrow macrophage (BMM)-to-osteoclast differentiation, which may impact the skeletal system.
Tags: Health, Australia, China


Researchers map the changing trends of cancer burden worldwide and in China

Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, and the global burden of cancer continues to rise steadily and unchecked.
Tags: Health, China


A gold nose pin, boxes of eggs, or a tax rebate: Covid vaccine incentives around the world

Members of the public are being offered gifts and discounts to encourage vaccine take-upSee all our coronavirus coverageThere isn’t much to like about having a needle stuck into your arm, so to encourage vaccinations, some countries are offering incentives to sweeten the deal. In one Indian city, residents are being offered a gold nose pin or a stick blender if they get a shot, while in China, not one but two boxes of eggs await responsible citizens.“The eggs don’t matter,” one Beijing resident ...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Beijing, Vaccines and immunisation, South China Morning Post, Coronavirus


China's Sinovac vaccine is 50.7% effective against COVID-19, just reaching the threshold to be a vaccine worth using, a major trial showed

A nurse shows a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at the Sao Lucas Hospital, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil SILVIO AVILA/AFP via Getty Images Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac was 50.7% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 in a Brazil trial. The benchmark for a vaccine worth using is 50%. The trial of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine tested the shot in more than 12,000 health workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. The COVID-19 vaccine...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, China, US, Trends, Turkey, Philippines, Healthcare, Brazil, Who, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Oxford University, World Health Organization WHO, GAO


Researchers explore an inhalable SARS-CoV-2 nanobody therapy

Even as vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are being developed and administered at an unprecedented pace, treating this infection remains a challenge. To address this, researchers from China have used nanobodies (Nb) as a possible therapeutic approach. They reported Nb phage display libraries derived from four camels immunized with the SARS-CoV-2 spike RBD.
Tags: Health, China


Top Beijing official admits efficacy of China’s Covid vaccines is low

Head of country’s disease control centre says vaccines ‘don’t have very high protection rates’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s top disease control official has admitted that the efficacy of the country’s domestically produced vaccines is low as it emerged the authorities are considering mixing them to try to offer greater protection against coronavirus.The rare admission of weakness on the part of Beijing’s pandemic approach came from the director of the China ...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Gao Fu, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention


China considers mixing Covid vaccines to give greater protection

Head of disease control admits Chinese vaccines ‘don’t have very high protection rates’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChina’s top disease control official has admitted that the efficacy of the country’s domestically produced vaccines is low as it emerged the authorities are considering mixing them to try to offer greater protection against coronavirus.The rare admission of weakness on the part of Beijing’s pandemic approach came from the director of the China Center ...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Gao Fu, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Autoantibodies may contribute to severe COVID-19 and potential long-COVID-19 symptoms

New research in the USA and China. investigated how autoantibodies could mediate NETs during a COVID-19 infection. Extensive damage to the body from neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) after infection may be contributing to thromboinflammation and the symptoms experienced by COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’.
Tags: Health, Usa, China


Beijing colour-codes buildings to show workers’ Covid vaccination rates

Chinese capital rolls out grading system as part of campaign to vaccinate 560m people by June Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBeijing authorities are colour-coding buildings to show the public the rates of vaccination among businesses’ employees, as part of a campaign to vaccinate more than 560 million people by June.In recent weeks, green signs have appeared in the shopping centre in the Chinese capital’s financial district. The circular design showed a health worker...
Tags: Health, Business, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Vaccines and immunisation, Chinese Economy, Coronavirus


Australia news live: national domestic violence survey to be launched online tonight

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; European Union denies blocking 3.1m AstraZeneca doses from reaching Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveFederal government to launch domestic violence surveyTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failuresFollow our global coronavirus live...
Tags: Health, Energy, Australia, Senate, China, European Union, Australia news, Beijing, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Australia news live: mass Covid vaccination hub for Sydney could be operational in ‘couple of months’

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; EU denies blocking further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 4.26am BST Frontl...
Tags: Health, Energy, Asia, Australia, China, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Australia news live: Byron Bay Bluesfest cancelled over Easter as Queensland records two new Covid cases and NSW one

NSW records one positive case linked to Byron Bay hen’s party; Australia joins 13 countries to express concerns about China’s cooperation with WHO investigators. Follow live GPs frustrated at Covid vaccine delivery problemsQueensland Covid hotspots • NSW Covid hotspotsBrisbane doctors demand probe into how medical workers at centre of outbreak became infectedAustralia’s vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing? 6.15am BST Jane Halton, of the Covid-19 Coordination Commission, has told ...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, World Health Organization, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay, Coordination Commission, Bryon Bay, Coronavirus, Jane Halton, ABC Radio Melbourne


Australia news live: Queensland records two new Covid cases and NSW one as people urged not to travel to Byron Bay

NSW records one positive case linked to Byron Bay hen’s party; Australia joins 13 countries to express concerns about China’s cooperation with WHO investigators. Follow live GPs frustrated at Covid vaccine delivery problemsQueensland Covid hotspots • NSW Covid hotspotsBrisbane doctors demand probe into how medical workers at centre of outbreak became infectedAustralia’s vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing? 5.38am BST Amid claims from the states they have not received a detailed 1...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, World Health Organization, Scott Morrison, Hunt, Byron Bay, CSL, David Littleproud, Littleproud, Andrew Probyn


COVID in Shanghai: March 2021 Update

I’ve been reading a lot of American news about progress getting the U.S. population vaccinated against COVID-19. Up until last week, it did not feel like much progress with vaccinations was being made around me, where I live in Shanghai. Then BOOM! starting last week, it seemed like suddenly everyone around me was getting their first shots. There’s an interesting attitude about the COVID vaccination among Chinese friends I talk to. Almost no one I talked to wanted to get it early, but pretty ...
Tags: Health, China, Personal, Shanghai, Linguistics, COVID-19, COVID


Australia news live: NSW government demands apology over federal vaccine comments; Qld records two new Covid cases

NSW records one positive case linked to Byron Bay hen’s party; Australia joins 13 countries to express concerns about China’s cooperation with WHO investigators. Follow live GPs frustrated at Covid vaccine delivery problemsQueensland Covid hotspots • NSW Covid hotspotsBrisbane doctors demand probe into how medical workers at centre of outbreak became infectedAustralia’s vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing? 3.18am BST The president for the peak body for doctors, the Australian Med...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, World Health Organization, States, Commonwealth, NSW, Byron Bay, Australian Medical Association, Khorshid, Luke Henriques Gomes, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Queensland reports two local Covid cases amid Brisbane lockdown; NSW records no new cases

Princess Alexandra hospital is shutting down as a precaution; Australia joins 13 countries to express concerns about China’s cooperation with WHO investigators. Follow live GPs frustrated at Covid vaccine delivery problemsQueensland Covid hotspots; • NSW Covid hotspotsBrisbane doctors demand probe into how medical workers at centre of outbreak became infectedAustralia’s vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing? 1.32am BST There has been one news case in NSW - however, as it was discov...
Tags: Health, Europe, Australia, China, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, World Health Organization, Morrison, Alexandra, Coronavirus


The coronavirus likely traveled 800 miles to Wuhan from farms that breed wild animals for food, a WHO report found

The Wuhan Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, a site of one of the first COVID-19 super-spreader events, sits closed on January 21, 2020. AP Photo/Dake Kang After a month-long investigation, WHO researchers still think the coronavirus originated in bats. The WHO's report said that the coronavirus may have jumped from animals to people at wildlife farms. The most likely intermediary species include minks and pangolins. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a month-long inv...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, News, China, Trends, Wildlife, Who, Vietnam, Wuhan, Zhejiang, Hebei, Yunnan, Hubei Province, Yunnan province, Laos Myanmar


Australia news live: Queensland reports two local Covid cases amid Brisbane lockdown; WHO report criticised

Princess Alexandra hospital is shutting down as a precaution; Australia joins 13 countries to express concerns about China’s cooperation with WHO investigators. Follow live ‘This is happening all over’: GPs frustrated at Covid vaccine delivery problemsQueensland Covid hotspots: list of Brisbane and regional Qld coronavirus case locationsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 12.17am BST Young says this second nurse was vaccinated on 19 March, meaning she did not yet have full immunity: She’...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, India, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Young, Alexandra, Coronavirus



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