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Australia's nuclear medicine agency chartered flights to deliver children's cancer treatment

Exclusive: agency spent $350,000 on charter flights amid disruptions to supply chains caused by Covid-19Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsAustralia’s nuclear medicine agency has spent more than $350,000 on chartered flights to deliver critical medicines to diagnose and treat children’s cancer, as the Covid-19 pandemic exposes worrying gaps in health supply chains.As it prepares to give evide...
Tags: Health, Australia, Cancer, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Coronavirus outbreak, Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation


Scientists urge routine Covid testing when English schools reopen

Exclusive: experts say staff and pupils should be screened for virus, possibly by group testingScientists have called for routine Covid testing of teachers and pupils alongside a robust test-and-trace system, amid a debate over how to safely reopen schools in England.On Sunday, the children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, said teachers and pupils should have weekly tests, but Nick Gibb, the schools minister, ruled out the idea, saying instead that those who are symptomatic should be ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, Teaching, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Nick Gibb, Anne Longfield, Coronavirus outbreak


Some Kids Still Have Coronavirus Symptoms Months After Falling Ill

(CNN) — Fourteen-year-old Indiana Evans is a promising dancer from Hertfordshire, southern England, who was doing 16 hours of practice a week on top of school before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Indiana fell ill with a cough in early March, said her mother, Jane Evans. Although she didn’t have any other coronavirus symptoms, her parents kept her home for two weeks in line with government guidance. She was never ill enough to be hospitalized, her mother told CNN. Nonetheless, the teenager — who ...
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what factors make ...

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains what factors make people likely to face severe illness, hospitalization or even death from Covid-19.
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Contrary to President Trump's predictions, experts...

Contrary to President Trump's predictions, experts tell CNN it's unlikely there will be a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States.
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Moderna's clinical trial numbers show there's 'no way' Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day

Contrary to his predictions, President Trump won't have a coronavirus vaccine ready by Election Day, vaccine experts tell CNN after reviewing data from Moderna, the first company to begin its Phase 3 clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine in the United States.
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Moving aged care residents to multiple Melbourne hospitals amid Covid-19 'could be catastrophic'

Exclusive: doctor’s warning comes as two nurses at hospital caring for people from care homes test positive for coronavirus Two nurses working at a private hospital accepting residents from Victoria’s beleaguered aged care system have tested positive for Covid-19, with a senior doctor describing the mass transportation of elderly residents to hospitals as a “catastrophe waiting to happen”.The Victorian premier in July responded to coronavirus outbreaks in aged care homes throughout the state by ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak


Federal government had no Covid-19 aged care plan, royal commission hears

In Melbourne, some families haven’t known whether their loved ones are alive or dead, which is “unforgivable”, the barrister assisting the inquiry saysDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsThe Morrison government has said it did have a strategy for Australia’s vulnerable aged care sector, despite the senior counsel assisting the royal commission into aged care arguing the health department and r...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Morrison, Aged Care, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety, Richard Colbeck, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Peter Rozen


Aged care regulator took four days to tell Australian government of St Basil's Covid-19 outbreak

Labor spokeswoman says delay was a ‘catastrophic communications’ failure that may have been deadly for Melbourne aged care home’s residentsThe aged care regulator has been accused of a “catastrophic communications failure” causing a “potentially deadly delay” after it was revealed it took four days to inform the federal government about a Covid-19 case at Melbourne’s St Basil’s aged care home.The aged care quality and safety commissioner, Janet Anderson, wrote to the Senate committee on Covid-19...
Tags: Health, Labor, Senate, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, St Basil, Janet Anderson, Aged Care, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


State Health Department Director Sonia Angell Resigns, Reports Say

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The director of the California Department of Public Health is resigning, according to reports from the Sacramento Bee on Sunday. Dr. Sonia Angell frequently appeared alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom during his coronavirus news conferences Angell was a crucial figure in formulating the state’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. No reason was given for her sudden departure, which comes five months into the pandemic. Newsom appointed Angell director of the state health depar...
Tags: Health, News, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Bee, state Health Department, Angell, California Department of Public Health, Newsom, Sonia Angell, Dr. Sonia Angell


Fighting for breath: how the medical oxygen industry is failing African hospitals

Sub-Saharan hospitals are dependent on costly oxygen from multinational suppliers. As Covid-19 spreads, doctors are being forced to make terrible choicesAs Covid-19 spreads throughout Africa, a potentially deadly lack of oxygen is leaving doctors unable to offer essential treatment.Some experts put considerable blame on two multinational gas suppliers that dominate the market for oxygen cylinders across much of the continent, saying that their high prices and systems make the treatment unafforda...
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Regional Victoria stage 3 coronavirus restrictions and lockdown rules explained

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has imposed stage three Covid restrictions across regional Victoria from 6 AugustMelbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Covid restrictions across AustraliaVic cases map; Australian stats interactiveSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailAfter Victoria recorded 671 cases of coronavirus on 2 August and seven deaths, premier Daniel Andrews announced a “state of disaster” and sweeping new Covid restrictions across the state.Stage 3 restrictions came into effect...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Mitchell, Coronavirus outbreak


Government had no Covid-19 aged care plan, inquiry told, as ‘catastrophic’ failure alleged over St Basil’s

Regulator admits it knew of outbreak in home four days before telling federal health departmentDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsThe aged care regulator has been accused of a “catastrophic communications failure” causing a “potentially deadly delay”, amid revelations it took four days for the body to inform the government about a Covid-19 outbreak at Melbourne’s St Basil’s aged care home.The...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Department Of Health, St Basil, Janet Anderson, Aged Care, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety, Coronavirus outbreak


Canberra residents remain trapped on Victorian border after NSW 'reneges' on transit deal

NSW rescinds arrangement to allow residents to pass through state to return home as ACT offers to dispatch police escort • Follow the Australia live blog • Download the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications • Coronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsCanberra residents remain trapped on the Victorian border after the New South Wales government “reneged” on an agreement to allow them to pass through southern parts of the state to return home, and de...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Canberra, Victoria NSW, Australian Capital Territory, Australian Capital Territory (ACT, Coronavirus outbreak


CNN's John King breaks down the latest coronavirus...

CNN's John King breaks down the latest coronavirus numbers in the US, where cases are trending up in six states and down in 25.
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Duchess of Cambridge floral mask prompts face covering to sell out

Kate’s first official outing in Amaia mask leads to spike in ‘ditsy print’ searchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt is a truth universally acknowledged that anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears sells out. In the past week the so-called “Kate effect” was put to public health use when she was photographed, for the first time, wearing a face mask.The £15 mask, from the London-based childrenswear brand Amaia, swiftly sold out, while the digital fashion aggregator Lyst ...
Tags: Health, Fashion, London, Society, UK News, Cambridge, Monarchy, The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, Lizzo, Amaia, Coronavirus outbreak


One in eight Australians drinking alcohol every day during coronavirus outbreak, survey finds

Alcohol and Drug Foundation says one in 10 people report consuming more than 10 standard drinks per weekDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsA new Alcohol and Drug Foundation survey has found one in eight Australians have been drinking every day since the coronavirus outbreak began.The foundation quizzed more than 1,000 people, with a concerning number reporting they were drinking more than usu...
Tags: Health, Australia, Alcohol, Australia news, Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Coronavirus outbreak, Drug Foundation


Covid-19: only half of Britons would definitely have vaccination

Survey sparks concern over misconceptions about vaccines and scepticism about science Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly half the population of Britain definitely would accept being vaccinated against Covid-19. That is the shock conclusion of a group of scientists and pollsters who have found that only 53% of a test group of citizens said they would be certain or very likely to allow themselves to be given a vaccine against the disease if one becomes available. Rel...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Britain, Preston, Vaccines and immunisation, Don, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Only half of Britons would definitely have Covid-19 vaccination

Survey sparks concern over misconceptions about vaccines and scepticism about science Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly half the population of Britain definitely would accept being vaccinated against Covid-19. That is the shock conclusion of a group of scientists and pollsters who have found that only 53% of a test group of citizens said they would be certain or very likely to allow themselves to be given a vaccine against the disease if one becomes available. Rel...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Britain, Preston, Vaccines and immunisation, Don, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Experts Say US Isn’t Doing Enough To Contain Virus As Nation Nears 5 Million Cases

(CNN) — The US inched closer to 5 million cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as experts warned the country is still not doing enough to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “We need to take ownership of this and implement a federal plan by which we bring every state to containment by October,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a professor and Dean of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, adding that some states have been able to do that already. “But other parts of the country have a lot of work...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, Congress, Cdc, White House, US, Los Angeles, Georgia, Cnn, United States, Illinois, Donald Trump, Usaid, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Rajiv Shah


One in 12 Australians drinking alcohol every day during coronavirus outbreak, survey finds

Alcohol and Drug Foundation says one in 10 people report consuming more than 10 standard drinks per weekDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsA new Alcohol and Drug Foundation survey has found one in 12 Australians have been drinking every day since the coronavirus outbreak began.The foundation quizzed more than 1,000 people, with a concerning number reporting they were drinking more than usual....
Tags: Health, Australia, Alcohol, Australia news, Alcohol and Drug Foundation, Coronavirus outbreak, Drug Foundation


CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner weighs in ...

CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner weighs in on the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. This year's gathering is expected to draw about 250,000 people from across the country, and Reiner says it has the potential to be a "super spreader" event.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers kids' coronavirus questions

CNN has received countless questions from parents and their children about the coronavirus pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers some of them.
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In a Texas town, 75% of a prison's population test...

In a Texas town, 75% of a prison's population tested positive for Covid-19. Hear what it's like inside the hardest-hit federal prison in the US. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
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CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the problems with the ...

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the problems with the rapid coronavirus testing and what contributes to the inaccurate results.
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An antibody treatment designed to protect against ...

An antibody treatment designed to protect against coronavirus could be available as early as this fall -- but only for a fraction of the millions of Americans who might benefit from the treatment. CNN's Sara Murray reports.
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Families at Melbourne nursing home say staff testing was delayed after coronavirus case

Staff at Estia’s Keilor Downs aged care home were tested four days after the company was told a worker had tested positive to Covid-19Private sector aged care giant Estia is battling a third Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne after two staff members and a resident tested positive at a facility in Keilor Downs.The ASX-listed Estia is one of Australia’s largest providers and has been among the hardest hit by the pandemic in Melbourne, with two of its Victorian sites linked to 238 cases and both among ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, ASX, Aged Care, Estia, Coronavirus outbreak, Keilor Downs


Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers your child's coronavirus questions

CNN has received many great questions from parents and their children about coronavirus. As a father of three girls, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta knows how important it is to talk to your kids about this virus, and make sure they understand what's happening during the pandemic. Parents, if your son or daughter has a question for Sanjay, submit it below and he will answer as many as he can.
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CNN's Sara Sidner reports that it is projected the...

CNN's Sara Sidner reports that it is projected there will be 130,000 from coronavirus in the US by the end of the year as schools are starting to re-open across the country.
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Scott Morrison appearing unruffled at a podium isn't enough to bring calm to a crisis | Katharine Murphy

Reassuring people in the middle of a pandemic is all about instilling confidence in the government’s strategiesScott Morrison made two interesting observations this week that didn’t get much attention in the melee.The first involved Australia’s relationship with China and the US. About a month ago, I wrote a column pointing to the prime minister’s careful efforts to articulate a more independent posture on defence in an era when the two great powers of the century are unreliable. Continue readin...
Tags: Health, Australia, China, US, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Katharine Murphy, Australian foreign policy, Coronavirus outbreak



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