News


Posts filtered by tags: Vaccines and immunisation[x]


 

Australia live news update: Albanese rally; Credlin apologises to South Sudanese community; Victoria records 980 Covid cases, seven deaths

Anthony Albanese addresses campaign rally; Daniel Andrews press conference; Peta Credlin apologises to South Sudanese community; Omicron cases continue to climb in Sydney as NSW records 286 locally acquired Covid-19 cases, one death; Victoria records 980 cases, seven deaths – follow all the day’s news live‘Provisional approval’: Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-JanuaryAs Sydney comes back to life, scars of lockdown linger in the westAustralia and O...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Daniel Andrews, Northern Territory, Anthony Albanese


Australia live news update: Credlin apologises to South Sudanese community; Victoria records 980 Covid cases; Clover Moore’s fifth term as Sydney mayor

Daniel Andrews addresses media; Peta Credlin apologises to South Sudanese community; Omicron cases continue to climb in Sydney as NSW records 286 locally acquired Covid-19 cases, one death; Victoria records 980 cases, seven deaths – follow all the day’s news live‘Provisional approval’: Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-JanuaryAs Sydney comes back to life, scars of lockdown linger in the westAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the pandemic actua...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Daniel Andrews, Northern Territory, Peta Credlin


Australia live news updates: Daniel Andrews gives press conference; 980 new Covid cases in Victoria; fifth term for Clover Moore as Sydney mayor

Daniel Andrews and James Merlino address media; Omicron cases continue to climb in Sydney as NSW records 286 locally acquired Covid-19 cases, one death; Victoria records 980 cases, seven deaths – follow all the day’s news live‘Provisional approval’: Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-JanuaryAs Sydney comes back to life, scars of lockdown linger in the westAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the pandemic actually end?Get our free news app; get ou...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Daniel Andrews, Northern Territory, Doherty


‘Provisional approval’: Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-January

Subject to final approvals, 2.3 million children in age cohort could have first jab before school returns in 2022Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingAustralian children aged five to 11 could receive the Pfizer vaccine against Covid as soon as 10 January, following provisional approval by the country’s drugs regulator.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) green light, announced by the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, on Sunday will likely be followed by an independent rec...
Tags: Health, Children, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Greg Hunt, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia live news updates: Pfizer provisionally approved for five to 11-year-olds; Victoria records 980 new Covid cases and seven deaths

Omicron cases continue to climb in Sydney as thousands of people protest for ‘freedom’ in MelbourneAs Sydney comes back to life, scars of lockdown linger in the westAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the pandemic actually end?Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingHunt is asked whether states, like Queensland, will hold off opening state borders until at least 80% of kids aged five to 11 are vaccinated given today’s announcement.Hunt:There is no reason for that. The Doherty m...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Canberra, Northern Territory, Doherty


Australia live news updates: Pfizer provisionally approved for five to 11-year-olds; Bandt staffer tests positive for Covid

Omicron cases continue to climb in Sydney as thousands of people protest for ‘freedom’ in MelbourneAs Sydney comes back to life, scars of lockdown linger in the westAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the pandemic actually end?Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingHunt is asked whether states, like Queensland, will hold off opening state borders until at least 80% of kids aged five to 11 are vaccinated given today’s announcement.Hunt:There is no reason for that. The Doherty m...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Canberra, Northern Territory, Doherty


UK’s progress on Covid now squandered, warns top scientist

Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, suggests emergence of Omicron variant means pandemic is far from overCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe emergence of the Omicron variant shows that the world is “closer to the start of the pandemic than the end”, one of Britain’s most senior scientific figures has warned, as he lamented a lack of political leadership over Covid.Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust who stepped down as a government scienti...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Jeremy Farrar, Wellcome Trust, Coronavirus


‘I dread Christmas. My husband won’t get jabbed’: The families split over Covid vaccines as they plan holiday gatherings

We talk to three people faced with moral crises over reconciling family festivities with the risks posed by coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChristmas is meant to be a time filled with joy, but for many families it can underline divisions between parents, children or siblings and bring unresolved tensions to the surface. This year adds a particular issue to that dynamic – whether or not individual family members are vaccinated. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Family, Christmas, Life and style, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Covid news: 75 more cases of Omicron variant found in England; Ireland announces new restrictions – as it happened

More than 100 cases of new variant have now been found in England; Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per tableAct now against Omicron to stop new Covid wave, UK warnedGermany’s Covid wave could reach ‘sad peak’ at ChristmasGPs in England get green light to provide less care and join jab driveHow probable is it that Omicron will take hold in UK?Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake a...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, Germany, World news, US news, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: 75 more cases of Omicron variant found in England; Ireland announces new restrictions

More than 100 cases of new variant have now been found in England; Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per tableAct now against Omicron to stop new Covid wave, UK warnedGermany’s Covid wave could reach ‘sad peak’ at ChristmasGPs in England get green light to provide less care and join jab driveHow probable is it that Omicron will take hold in UK?Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake a...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, Germany, World news, US news, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: UK’s PM says Christmas should be ‘normal’; Ireland announces new restrictions

Boris Johnson urges people not to cancel parties or nativities; Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per tableAct now against Omicron to stop new Covid wave, UK warnedGermany’s Covid wave could reach ‘sad peak’ at ChristmasGPs in England get green light to provide less care and join jab driveHow probable is it that Omicron will take hold in UK?Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake armC...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, Germany, World news, US news, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: Ireland announces new restrictions for bars and restaurants after warning risks are ‘just too high’

Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per tableAct now against Omicron to stop new Covid wave, UK warnedGermany’s Covid wave could reach ‘sad peak’ at ChristmasGPs in England get green light to provide less care and join jab driveHow probable is it that Omicron will take hold in UK?Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake armCalifornia is reporting its second confirmed case of the Omicron ...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, Germany, World news, US news, Ireland, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Omicron, Coronavirus, COVID


Act now against Omicron to stop new Covid wave, UK ministers warned

Government privately being urged by advisers to tell people to work from home until more is known of variantUK ministers have been warned they cannot wait for new research on the Omicron variant and must act now to prevent a potentially “very significant wave of infections” that risks overwhelming the NHS.The Guardian understands the government has been privately urged by some of its own scientific advisers to tell people to work from home until Christmas if they can, when more will be known abo...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, NHS, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Covid live: Omicron variant could cause ‘large wave of infections’, UK scientists warn; Switzerland tightens restrictions

UK government advisers say Omicron variant could lead to wave requiring ‘stringent response measures’; Swiss government reinforces mask rulesGermany’s Covid wave could reach ‘sad peak’ at ChristmasGPs in England get green light to provide less care and join jab driveHow probable is it that Omicron will take hold in UK?Italian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake armDoes Omicron mean Covid is going to become more transmissible?California is reporting its second confirmed case of the Omic...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, New York, Germany, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Omicron, Coronavirus


Does the Omicron variant mean Covid is going to become more transmissible?

As new strain dampens idea pandemic might be diminishing, what does the future hold for coronavirus?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen scientists predicted, months ago, that Covid-19 could be entering an endemic phase, many felt ready for the crisis period of the pandemic to be over. The tantalising suggestion that coronavirus might, at some foreseeable point, be just another seasonal cold felt welcome. But the emergence of the Omicron variant, just weeks before Chr...
Tags: Health, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: Switzerland tightens restrictions amid surge in cases; nearly 1m Germans currently infected

Swiss government reinforces mask rules and message to work from home; Germany’s Jens Spahn says more than 1% of population have CovidGermany’s Covid wave could reach ‘sad peak’ at ChristmasItalian man tries to dodge Covid vaccine wearing fake armOmicron driving record rate of Covid infection in South African provinceQ+A: do Covid vaccine mandates work?UK Covid – latest updatesCalifornia is reporting its second confirmed case of the Omicron variant in as many days.The Los Angeles County public he...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Switzerland, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Jens Spahn, Coronavirus, ChristmasItalian


Covid live: Slovakia sets new daily case record; nearly 1m Germans currently infected, says health minister

Low level of vaccine take-up thought to be factor in Slovakia; Germany’s Jens Spahn says more than 1% of population have CovidSouth Africa’s new cases have risen over 300% in a weekCovid booster shots significantly strengthen immunity, trial findsBlack and south Asian Brits urged to get jabs to cut higher death ratesNew York health officials report at least five cases of Omicron variantAuckland celebrates end of lockdown with brunch and traffic gridlockCalifornia is reporting its second confirme...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Slovakia, Los Angeles County, Jens Spahn, Coronavirus, CovidSouth Africa


Covid live: Slovakia sets new daily case record; India says expects severity of Omicron to be ‘low’

Low level of vaccine take-up thought to be factor in Slovakia; India’s health ministry says ‘fast pace of vaccination’ and Delta exposure will limit Omicron impactSouth Africa’s new cases have risen over 300% in a weekCovid booster shots significantly strengthen immunity, trial findsBlack and south Asian Brits urged to get jabs to cut higher death ratesNew York health officials report at least five cases of Omicron variantAuckland celebrates end of lockdown with brunch and traffic gridlockCalifo...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, India, Africa, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Slovakia, Los Angeles County, Coronavirus


Fair Work Commission rules BHP vaccine mandate unlawful due to lack of consultation

About 50 workers at the Mt Arthur coalmine had been stood down without pay over the mandateFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesThe Fair Work Commission has ruled a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for all workers at BHP’s Mt Arthur coalmine was unlawful because the company did not consult adequately with its workers.Approximately 50 mine workers were stood down without pay last month after they were told they would be required to have had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to ...
Tags: Business, Australia, Australia news, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Industrial relations, BHP, Fair Work Commission, Coronavirus


Australia live news update: BHP vaccine mandate declared unlawful; NSW towns told to evacuate as ‘dangerous’ storm threatens Sydney

Anthony Albanese says Labor’s climate policy will cut power bills and create 600,000 jobs; Northern Territory woman dies of Covid; NT shuts border to SA; no changes to booster shot rollout as NSW fears first local transmission of Omicron; Victoria records 1,188 Covid cases and 11 deaths; 337 new cases in NSW; four in ACT. Follow all the day’s developmentsScott Morrison denies misleading Australians on Liberal senator Alex Antic’s vaccination statusNSW Liberals’ 50% female federal candidates targ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Liberal, Alan, Australia Weather, Anthony Albanese


Covid live: South Africa in ‘fourth wave’ with Omicron; Black and south Asian people in UK ‘at risk without jabs’

South Africa’s health minister says new cases have risen by over 300% in a week; doctors in UK urge Black and south Asian people to get vaccinatedBlack and south Asian Brits urged to get jabs to cut higher death ratesThe Omicron variant is now in five US states, including New YorkBiden announces plan to get booster shots to 100m AmericansEU must consider mandatory Covid jabs, says Von der LeyenGermany closer to mandatory Covid jabs, unvaccinated face lockdownCalifornia is reporting its second co...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Germany, US, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Coronavirus, New YorkBiden


‘She didn’t deserve to die’: Kenya fights tuberculosis in Covid’s shadow

For the first time in a decade deaths from TB are rising, with the curable disease killing 20,000 Kenyans last year. Now testing ‘ATMs’ and other innovations are helping to find ‘missing cases’One day in May last year, Violet Chemesunte, a community health volunteer in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, got a call from a colleague worried about a woman she had visited who kept coughing.She asked if Chemesunte could go round and convince the 37-year-old woman, a single mother to three young chi...
Tags: Health, Africa, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Kenya, Vaccines and immunisation, Inequality, Tuberculosis, Nairobi, Kibera, Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Coronavirus, COVID, Chemesunte


Black and south Asian people in UK urged to get jabs to cut higher Covid death rates

Disparity with white people who have lower death rate relative to infection rate suspected to be due to slower vaccine uptakeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors have urged unvaccinated Black and south Asian people to get their Covid jabs after new data revealed hospitalisations and deaths are higher in those groups, despite infection rates being lower than in white people.Infections were higher in many Black and Asian groups during Britain’s first two waves of Cov...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Race, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Covid news live: South Africa officials fear ‘widespread resurgence’ after Omicron fuels 35% rise in daily cases to 11,535

Cases of Covid-19 in South Africa have “risen dramatically”, health officials say after the Omicron variant was first detected in the nation last week The Omicron variant is now in five US states, including New YorkBiden announces plan to get booster shots to 100m AmericansEU must consider mandatory Covid jabs, says Von der LeyenGermany closer to mandatory Covid jabs, unvaccinated face lockdownFollow all our coronavirus coverageCalifornia is reporting its second confirmed case of the Omicron var...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, US, World news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Los Angeles County, Coronavirus, New YorkBiden


Australia live news update: Labor sets 43% emissions reduction target for 2030 as climate policy revealed; NT records first Covid death

Anthony Albanese says Labor’s climate policy will cut power bills and create 600,000 jobs; Northern Territory woman dies of Covid; NT shuts border to SA; no changes to booster shot rollout as NSW fears first local transmission of Omicron; Victoria records 1,188 Covid cases and 11 deaths; 337 new cases in NSW; four in ACT. Follow all the day’s developmentsScott Morrison denies misleading Australians on Liberal senator Alex Antic’s vaccination statusNSW Liberals’ 50% female federal candidates targ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Liberal, Alan, Australia Weather, Anthony Albanese, Hunt


Australia live news update: Anthony Albanese speaks as Labor sets 43% emissions reduction target for 2030; NT records first Covid death

Labor sets 2030 emissions reduction target as it reveals climate policy; Northern Territory woman dies of Covid; NT shuts border to SA; no changes to booster shot rollout as NSW fears first local transmission of Omicron; Victoria records 1,188 Covid cases and 11 deaths; 337 new cases in NSW; four in ACT. Follow all the day’s developmentsScott Morrison denies misleading Australians on Liberal senator Alex Antic’s vaccination statusNSW Liberals’ 50% female federal candidates target met with scepti...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Liberal, Alan, Australia Weather, Anthony Albanese, Hunt


Covid news live: New York state detects five cases of Omicron variant as new US air travel rules loom

The Omicron variant is now in four US states, including New York; US will require international air travellers to show a negative Covid test within a day of travel from MondayOmicron may cause more Covid reinfections, say South African expertsBiden announces plan to get booster shots to 100m AmericansEU must consider mandatory Covid jabs, says Von der LeyenGermany closer to mandatory Covid jabs, unvaccinated face lockdownScientists find possible trigger for AstraZeneca jab blood clotsFollow all ...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Covid news: more Omicron cases in UK amid 53,945 new infections; German ‘lockdown’ for unvaccinated – as it happened

Germany is seeking to break a surge in coronavirus infections; Biden announces plan for boosters for 100 million AmericansOmicron may cause more Covid reinfections, say South African expertsEU must consider mandatory Covid jabs, says Von der LeyenScientists find possible trigger for AstraZeneca jab blood clotsSome Covid numbers from Germany are now in. The European nation reported another 73,209 new Covid cases for Wednesday and 388 deaths, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute. Conti...
Tags: South Korea, UK, Germany, Africa, World news, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, The, Coronavirus, Robert Koch Institute Continue, Von der LeyenScientists


Australia live news update: Labor sets 2030 emissions target of 43%; Victoria records 1,188 new Covid cases and 11 deaths; 337 cases in NSW

Labor sets 2030 emissions reduction target ahead of climate policy reveal; no changes to booster shot rollout as NSW fears first local transmission of Omicron; Victoria records 1,188 Covid cases and 11 deaths; 337 new cases in NSW; Nationals MP Damian Drum to quit parliament. Follow all the day’s developmentsAustralian Community Media awarded more than $10m in Covid grants while scaling back newspapersCovid booster shots significantly strengthen immunity, trial findsNSW vaccination rate by postc...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Greg Hunt, Alan, Australia Weather, Hunt, Vic, Damian Drum


Covid booster shots significantly strengthen immunity, trial finds

Jabs offer far higher protection than that needed to prevent hospitalisation and death, Cov-Boost trial lead saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid booster shots can dramatically strengthen the body’s immune defences, according to a study that raises hopes of preventing another wave of severe disease driven by the Omicron variant.In a study published in the Lancet, researchers on the UK-based Cov-Boost trial measured immune responses in nearly 3,000 people who rece...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Lancet, Coronavirus, Cov Boost



Filters
show more filters
October - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
November - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
December - 2021
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031