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Masks compulsory on Sydney public transport after new ‘fleeting contact’ case

Victoria also recorded one new case on Friday as its acting premier criticised the slow vaccine rollout Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster growsNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sitesAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and overFace masks will be mandatory on public transport in Sydney for at least five days, as New South Wales scrambles to prevent the eastern suburbs cluster from growing.The announcement of the mandate came as the state recorded another locally acq...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Westfield Bondi Junction Myer


‘I’m living proof’: how Melbourne’s drug-injecting room has changed – and saved – lives

Despite established benefits, a proposed second facility in the city is facing fierce oppositionAt the lowest point of her 25-year addiction, Lisa Townsend had nothing left. Not her children, whom she had had to give up, nor a roof over her head. For three and a half years, she slept rough in the streets of the Melbourne CBD, scraping together whatever money she could to score heroin in the city, or along Victoria Street and Lennox Street in the nearby suburb of North Richmond.“My depression and...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Society, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria Street, North Richmond, Lennox Street, Lisa Townsend


‘There are viruses just waiting in the wings’: how do we stop the next pandemic?

Understanding the connection between humans, animals and the environment is key to planning for future pandemics, experts warnIn late 2019, Kirby Institute virologist Prof Stuart Turville was looking for another job.“The funding rates were too low to survive,” he says. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Kirby Institute, Coronavirus, Prof Stuart Turville


Charlize Theron Hosting ‘F9’ Screening to Benefit Africa Outreach Project

Charlize Theron is raising money for Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) with a few of her “Fast” friends. The Oscar winner is hosting an outdoor screening of “F9: The Fast Saga” on June 26 at the Universal Studios backlot. Theron joined the blockbuster franchise in the previous film, “The Fate of the Furious.” A […]
Tags: Health, News, Universal Studios, Charlize Theron, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Program, F9, Benefit Africa Outreach Project, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project CTAOP


Linen condoms and bed curtains: tour exposes history of sex in Scotland

National Trust for Scotland presents exploration of intimacy from 17th to 20th centuryThe chafing doesn’t bear thinking about. A replica linen condom secured with a dainty blue ribbon is one of the more wince-inducing props for a new exploration of the history of sex and intimate lives in Scotland.The other material used to fashion prophylactics in the 17th century was animal gut, which was dried then rehydrated at the crucial moment. The Edinburgh-born diarist James Boswell writes about dipping...
Tags: Health, Law, Sex, Scotland, Relationships, Life and style, Society, UK News, Poverty, Culture, Social exclusion, LGBT rights, Contraception and family planning, Edinburgh, Sex trade, National Trust


Cases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise over 75,000 – PHE data

Figures show Delta is more transmissible and more resistant to vaccine than AlphaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe total number of cases of the Covid Delta variant in the UK has risen to 75,953 to date, data has revealed, with the variant now accounting for 99% of Covid cases.Also known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant, combined with relaxations in coronavirus restrictions, is believed to be behind a sharp rise in Covid cases in the UK in the past weeks – a developme...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid Delta


National aged care plan did not exist before Coalition published ‘7th edition’ in late 2020

Guardian Australia FOI shows federal government ‘revising history’ by claiming earlier versions existed, experts sayExperts have accused the federal government of “revising history” by describing the current national Covid aged care plan as the “7th edition” when no prior editions of the document exist.The aged care royal commission in October 2020 criticised the Coalition for failing to establish a dedicated plan on how to deal with the virus in aged care and recommended it take “immediate acti...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Aged Care, Coronavirus, Guardian Australia FOI


Previous Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study finds

Research found marked differences in immune response of medical staff six months after contracting virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrevious infection with coronavirus does not necessarily protect against Covid in the longer term, especially when caused by new variants of concern, a study on healthcare workers suggests.Researchers at Oxford University found marked differences in the immune responses of medical staff who contracted Covid, with some appearing far be...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus, COVID


AstraZeneca shake-up: who gets it now, who doesn’t and what does it mean for Australia’s vaccine rollout?

Health authorities have recommended AstraZeneca shots no longer be given to people aged 50 to 59. Here’s whyAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians 60 and overAustralia’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout numbersNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAustralia has undertaken the second major shake-up of its Covid-19 vaccination program in three months, prompted by concerns the AstraZeneca vaccine can cause blood clots in rare cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Coronavirus


Scotland was eight hours from running out of some PPE in Covid first wave

Audit Scotland says supplies of items such as gowns and masks ran very low in April last yearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome stocks of PPE in Scotland came within eight hours of running out at the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the country’s public spending watchdog.Audit Scotland said centrally held supplies of key items ran “very low” in April 2020. At points, long-sleeved gowns came within eight hours of running ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Health policy, Scottish politics, Coronavirus, COVID


Online outages as major banks go down; NSW cases rise to four – as it happened

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows. This blog is now closed. AstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 9.42am BST That is where we will leave the live blog for Thursday evening.In case you missed it, here’s what made the news: 9.30am BST The Human Rights Law Centre has welcomed the Senate report on Uyghur forced labour. Human Rights Law Centre senior lawyer Freya Dinshaw says:Th...
Tags: Health, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Xinjiang, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Human Rights Law Centre, Coronavirus


How do we learn to live with Covid in the UK?

Analysis: Lockdown extension brings questions on when and how UK can draw a line under social distancingThe Commons vote to delay step four of England’s roadmap out of lockdown has focused attention on when and how the country can draw a line under social distancing and, in the words of the prime minister, “learn to live with the virus”.While the surge in cases in Blackburn – one of the original Delta variant hotspots – may have peaked for now, Public Health England expects recent rises in the n...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Delta, Public Health England, Blackburn, Coronavirus


Covid cases in England doubling every 11 days as Delta variant takes hold

Scientists say cases rising exponentially but vaccine progress should help reduce increaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 cases are rising exponentially across England driven by younger and mostly unvaccinated age groups, according to scientists.A study commissioned by the government found that infections increased by 50% between 3 May and 7 June, coinciding with the rise of the Delta coronavirus variant that is now dominant in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Coronavirus


Covid cases in England doubling every 11 days as Delta takes hold

Scientists say cases rising exponentially but vaccine progress should help reduce increaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 cases are rising exponentially across England driven by younger and mostly unvaccinated age groups, according to scientists.A study commissioned by the government found that infections increased by 50% between 3 May and 7 June, coinciding with the rise of the Delta coronavirus variant that is now dominant in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Delta, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: online banking outages as major banks go down; NSW Covid cases rise to four

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 7.32am BST The outage affecting a large number of Australian banks, Australia Post...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Michael McCormack, Patricia Karvelas, Dan Tehan, Coronavirus


‘Major Puzzle Piece To The Future Of Our City’: New Medical School And Trauma Center To Be Built At Sleep Train Arena Site

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Australia politics live: Coalition grilled in question time on changed AstraZeneca advice; NSW Covid cases rise to four

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 6.18am BST It’s important to repeat that the severe and rare clotting associated w...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, University of Sydney, Michael McCormack, Coronavirus, ATAGI


How do we learn to live with Covid?

Lockdown extension brings questions on when and how UK can draw a line under social distancingThe Commons vote to delay step four of England’s roadmap out of lockdown has focused attention on when and how the country can draw a line under social distancing and, in the words of the prime minister, “learn to live with the virus”.While the surge in cases in Blackburn – one of the original Delta variant hotspots – may have peaked for now, Public Health England expects recent rises in the north-west ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Delta, Public Health England, Blackburn, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: Coalition grilled on changed AstraZeneca advice as NSW Covid cases rise to four – question time

AstraZeneca vaccine now recommended for over-60s; Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows; Victoria records no new local cases. Follow the latest updates liveSydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Queensland asks residents to reconsider travelNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listAstraZeneca now only recommended for Australians aged 60 and over in blow to Covid vaccine rollout 5.29am BST The Australian Medical Association says the changes to the Atagi advice...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Ama, Josh Frydenberg, Michael McCormack


Australia politics live: NSW on alert after Sydney Covid cases increase to four, Atagi recommends raising age for AstraZeneca vaccine to 60

NSW Health names new hotspots after more people in eastern suburbs test positive; Victoria records no new local infections. Follow the latest updates liveNew Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagiousNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list 4.35am BST Greg Hunt on vaccine hesitancy:Let me just get the latest figures, the latest figures that we have seen is at least 70% of Australians are intending to have a vaccine, I did there was anoth...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, World Health Organisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Bondi, NSW


Australia politics live: NSW on alert after four Sydney Covid cases, Atagi recommends raising age for AstraZeneca vaccine to 60

NSW Health names new hotspots after more people in eastern suburbs test positive; Victoria records no new local infections. Follow the latest updates liveNew Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagiousNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list 2.28am BST NSW’s chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, says the first time the driver received saliva testing was June 15. 2.27am BST It also needs to be stressed that NSW police have not complete...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Bondi, NSW, Michael McCormack, NSW Health, Coronavirus


Australia politics live: NSW on alert after two Sydney Covid cases, Victoria records no new local infections

NSW Health names new hotspots after two people in eastern suburbs test positive. Follow the latest updates liveNew Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagiousNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list 12.13am BST Oh, and as Graham Readfearn reports, Australia’s great future in coal includes using Australian coal to make plastic. Related: Adani blasted over ‘toxic’ $4bn plan to use Australian coal to make plastic in India 12.11am BST ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Bondi, NSW, Adani, Michael McCormack


More than half of Europe’s cities still plagued by dirty air, report finds

Data shows only 127 of 323 cities had acceptable PM 2.5 levels despite drop in emissions during lockdownsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than half of European cities are still plagued by dirty air, new data shows, despite a reduction in traffic emissions and other pollutants during last year’s lockdowns.Cities in eastern Europe, where coal is still a major source of energy, fared worst of all, with Nowy Sącz in Poland having the most polluted air, followed by Cre...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, Climate Change, France, Germany, Environment, European Union, Society, World news, Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Finland


Two Beloved Hollywood Spas Offering Post-Pandemic Pampering

Surya Spa, Santa Monica Proper Hotel The recently opened Santa Monica outpost of ayurvedic guru to the stars Martha Soffer’s Surya Spa brings together ancient wellness principles and beauty treatments, cleanses, culinary classes, yoga and meditation. Clients: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Beck What to expect: The Kelly Wearstler-designed 3,000-square-foot flagship consists of six treatment rooms, […]
Tags: Health, News, Lifestyle, Santa Monica, Our Town, Kelly Wearstler, Facile Dermatology + Boutique, Surya Spa, Hollywood Spas Offering Post, Martha Soffer, Kate Hudson Beck


NSW Covid update: Sydney cases visited Bondi and eastern suburbs venues while potentially infectious

Health authorities say contact tracing under way after man in his 60s, who drives international flight crews, tests positive along with household contactNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list‘Queue jumping’: under-40s receiving vaccine despite not being eligibleA man who lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and works as a driver for international flight crews has tested positive to Covid, as has a household contact, with the New South Wales health department listing ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Bondi, NSW Health, Coronavirus, COVID


Cummings texts show Boris Johnson calling Matt Hancock ‘totally hopeless’

WhatsApp message published by former aide reveals prime minister’s scathing verdict on health secretaryBoris Johnson described Matt Hancock as “totally fucking hopeless” during the early stages of the pandemic, concerned by the health secretary’s testing promises, new text messages published by Dominic Cummings have revealed.Writing on Substack, the prime minister’s former chief aide published a slew of texts and documents from emergency Cobra meetings which he said would combat what he called “...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


NSW Covid update: Sydney case visited Bondi and eastern suburbs venues while potentially infectious

Health authorities say contact tracing is under way after man in his 60s, who drives international flight crews, tests positive to coronavirusNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list‘Queue jumping’: under-40s receiving vaccine despite not being eligibleA man who lives in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and works as a driver for international flight crews has tested positive to Covid – and anyone who shared a cinema with him on Sunday has been ordered to isolate for 14 days...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Bondi, NSW Health, Coronavirus


Victoria Covid update: Melbourne restrictions will ease despite five more cases

The 25km travel limit and outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from Friday while rules in regional Victoria will also be relaxedFollow all the developments liveVictoria Covid-19 exposure sitesCovid restrictions in Victoria explainedRestrictions across Victoria will ease significantly from Friday, despite the state recording five new locally acquired Covid-19 cases overnight, including a “concerning” infection of a vaccinated nurse at a private hospital.Acting premier James Merlino has announced t...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, James Merlino, Coronavirus, Victoria Covid


NSW reports positive Covid case visited Bondi; Melbourne travel limit scrapped as Victoria eases restrictions – as it happened

A Sydney man in his 60s who works as a driver, including transporting international flight crew, tests positive. This blog is now closed.New Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagious 9.49am BST That’s where we will leave the live blog for Wednesday.Here’s what made the news for the day: 9.46am BST Scott Morrison was asked whether Australia would put up more candidates for international posts after former finance minister Mathias Cormann secured the top job at t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, United States, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, WTO, Victoria, OECD, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australia live update: NSW reports positive Covid case visited Bondi; Melbourne travel limit scrapped as Victoria eases restrictions

A Sydney man in his 60s who works as a driver, including transporting international flight crew, tests positive. Follow latest updatesVictoria’s Covid restrictions explainedNSW Covid hotspots; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots listResources minister attacks ‘green activists’Nurses choosing better-paid shifts at vaccination hubs adding to crisisVictoria halts Pfizer bookings and locks down Melbourne unit block 7.21am BST Penny Wong is asked about Karen Andrews comments from earlier today ...
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