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Australia Covid live update: Gladys Berejiklian confirms 145 new local cases in NSW; Queensland records one new local case; Victoria records 11

NSW records 145 local Covid-19 cases overnight; Josh Frydenberg gives jobkeeper update; Queensland records new local case; Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation. Follow the latest updatesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.21am BST NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant says it’s distressin...
Tags: Coronavirus, Australia news, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Gladys Berejiklian, Scott Morrison, Health, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian economy, Business, Anthony Albanese, Labor party, Coalition, Sydney, Victorian politics


Australia Covid live update: Josh Frydenberg to speak in Melbourne; dozens of exposure sites in Queensland; Victoria records 11 new local cases

Dozens of Queensland exposure sites listed after two positive cases infectious in community; Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation; WA on alert over ship with sick crew; SA to announce end of lockdown. Follow the latest updatesWoman in her 30s among two deaths in NSW as state records 141 new coronavirus casesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Australia Covid live update: Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation; SA to announce end of lockdown as Sydney enters week five

Dozens of Queensland exposure sites listed after two positive cases infectious in community; Victoria records 11 new local cases, all in isolation; WA on alert over ship with sick crew; SA to announce end of lockdown. Follow the latest updatesWoman in her 30s among two deaths in NSW as state records 141 new coronavirus casesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Australia Covid live update: Victoria records 11 new cases; Anthony Albanese says NSW should have locked down sooner

Labor leader says ‘the lockdown is longer than it would have been had action been taken earlier’ as Sydney lockdown enters fifth week. Follow latest updatesWoman in her 30s among two deaths in NSW as state records 141 new coronavirus casesSydney Covid crisis could take months to recedeRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.23pm BST Firefighting experts...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Canada, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Scott Morrison


Doctors warn over increasing number of young people with Covid in ICU

A senior intensive care registrar urges youths to get jab saying Covid patients are ‘getting younger and younger’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIncreasing numbers of young people with coronavirus are being admitted to hospital – including to intensive care wards – doctors have warned, begging them not to “suffer unnecessarily” and to get the jab.During the first weekend after the majority of Covid restrictions were lifted in England there were pictures of crowded nig...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


‘Seriously ill’ young people in current Covid admissions, expert warns

‘We have had people under 30 in intensive care,’ says Prof Adam Finn of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and ImmunisationYoung people are getting “seriously ill” from Covid-19, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has warned, as he urged them to get vaccinated.Prof Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol, said there have been close to 200 admissions, with a mean age of 40, in the city during the Delta variant wave. England’s remaining Covid restrictions were eased ...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Bristol, Joint Committee, Coronavirus, COVID, Adam Finn, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation


Fears for Covid vaccine drive if second doses clash with boosters

Risk that low take-up by young will lead to crunch as older people get third shotCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth experts have warned the government that it needs to increase efforts to ensure more young adults are vaccinated against Covid-19 – as a matter of urgency.They fear the current low take-up of jabs among 18- to 25-year-olds could lead to a pile-up of vaccine campaigns in September, when other groups are scheduled to get booster injections and also to b...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Young People, Flu, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


Europe clamps down amid fears over rapid spread of Delta variant

Governments are launching de facto vaccine passport schemes as they try to head off a summer Covid wave like the UK’sCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith the school term finally over, Britons are flying to Europe in their tens of thousands, record levels for this Covid year. They are arriving in countries where the Delta variant paralysing Britain is just becoming dominant – and Europe is responding by clamping down.Some countries have tightened border controls, with...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Greece, France, Germany, Spain, Society, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Portugal, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Malta


No, Australia has not peaked. Our best generation is here now | Jim Chalmers and Andrew Charlton

We need the self-belief that comes from honest appraisal, not an ad-man’s optimism based on false confidenceWhen we started writing this piece, Brisbane was in lockdown. By the time we finished, Sydney, Victoria and South Australia were as well. Millions of Australians have already spent chunks of the last 18 months concerned for their jobs or their business, navigating the new world of remote learning and wearing the emotional strain of being cut off from the comfort of loved ones and familiar ...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, South Australia, Australian economy, Jim Chalmers, Andrew Charlton, Coronavirus, Sydney Victoria


Tennessee radio host doubted and mocked vaccines – now he has Covid

Phil Valentine’s family urges listeners to get the shotHost sang ‘Vaxman’ Beatles parody and touted choiceTennessee hospital grapples with Delta and vaccine hesitancyA conservative radio host in Tennessee who urged listeners not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has changed track and called on listeners to get the shot, after contracting the virus and ending up in hospital in “very serious condition”. Related: Fox News backs Covid vaccination – a pity no one told Tucker Carlson Continue read...
Tags: Science, Media, World news, US news, US politics, Infectious Diseases, Tennessee, Delta, US healthcare, Fox News, Vaccines and immunisation, US press and publishing, Phil Valentine, Coronavirus, Tucker Carlson Continue


Inflatable dinghies and Zoom medical training: how a remote Pacific atoll got Pfizer

Tokelau, one of the most inaccessible atolls in the world, can only be reached by small boat, but received boxes of vaccine this weekThe elders of Nukunonu atoll in Tokelau at the wharf on Monday morning, dressed in white and singing songs, held a banner that said: “Welcome”.In the distance, a small inflatable boat made its way to them carrying a New Zealand defence officer dressed in full protective gear and 12 precious boxes. Inside the boxes were just over 700 doses of Pfizer vaccine, enough ...
Tags: Science, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pacific Islands, Tokelau, Coronavirus, Nukunono


Australia’s most populous state declares ‘national emergency’ over Covid outbreak

New South Wales announces 136 new local Delta cases with Sydney under the strictest lockdown measures it has experiencedAustralia’s most populous state has declared a “national emergency” as it struggles to contain a record-breaking surge of the Delta variant of Covid-19 amid a lockdown affecting half the country.The state of New South Wales announced 136 new locally-acquired cases of Covid-19 on Friday, with continued community transmission among essential workers, including in supermarkets and...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, COVID


NSW Covid outbreak: there are hints of what’s to come, and it doesn’t look good

As the strategy to quash the virus flounders, premier Gladys Berejiklian and chief health officer Kerry Chant pin their hopes on vaccinesFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingAmid the politicking, blaming and panicked rhetoric of NSW’s daily Covid update, there was a surprising number of insights into why the state is struggling to bring this outbreak under ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Australian Medical Association says NSW Covid lockdown failing and urges change to AstraZeneca advice

Exclusive: Dr Omar Khorshid says Atagi advice must be changed given growing number of cases from Sydney outbreakFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Omar Khorshid, says it is unlikely lockdown measures can contain the Delta outbreak in New South Wales and has urged the Australian Technical Advisory Gro...
Tags: Health, Australia, Society, Australia news, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Australian Medical Association, Coronavirus, COVID, Omar Khorshid


Vaccinate all UK university students by September, says union

UCU urges government to prevent universities being ‘incubators for Covid-19 all over again’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUniversity staff are demanding the full vaccination of all students by September and compulsory face masks on campus to stop the Delta variant from ripping through universities in the new academic year.The University and College Union (UCU) has written to the education secretary, Gavin Williamson, warning that the Covid chaos seen in universities ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Microbiology, Delta, Universities, Vaccines and immunisation, Gavin Williamson, The University and College Union UCU, Coronavirus


NSW government has only used 15% of its allocation of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Exclusive: Just 145,000 of the almost 1m doses allocated by federal government have been taken up, leaving jabs to stockpile or be donated overseasFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesMorrison apologises for slow pace of Australia’s vaccine rolloutRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingThe New South Wales government has taken up just 145,000 of the...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Rates of double-jabbed people in hospital will grow – but that does not mean Covid vaccines are failing

Several factors, including the portion of those at highest risk among the double-vaccinated and antibody levels, account for the dataCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe next wave of Covid will be different. When cases soared in spring and winter last year lockdowns rapidly brought them back under control. This time it will be vaccines that do the hard work. But Covid jabs are not a perfect shield. They slow the spread of the virus, help prevent disease, and reduce the...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


UK scientists back Covid boosters as study finds post-jab falls in antibodies

Exclusive: Waning antibody levels are possible warning sign of lower protection in months after vaccination Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have backed proposals for Covid boosters in the autumn after blood tests on hundreds of people revealed that protective antibodies can wane substantially within weeks of second vaccine shots being given.Falls in antibodies after vaccination are expected and do not necessarily mean people are more vulnerable to disease, ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, UCL (University College London, Coronavirus


Covid pass could be compulsory for entry to large events in England – video

The vaccines minister has confirmed the government intends to go ahead with making Covid vaccination a condition for entry to nightclubs from September in England.Nadhim Zahawi said that after a successful trial the government has rolled out the NHS Covid pass, which allows people to show their Covid status, whether proof of vaccination, test results or natural immunity. He added the government reserved the right to make its use compulsory in future but confirmed MPs will get a vote on plans to ...
Tags: England, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Nadhim Zahawi, Zahawi, Coronavirus, COVID, NHS COVID


Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Clapton says he won’t perform for a ‘discriminated audience’ after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumnEric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination.In response to the government announcement that vaccination passports will be required to access nightclubs and venues by the end of September, the musician has issued a statement saying he would not play “any stage where there is a discriminated audience ...
Tags: Health, Music, Politics, UK News, World news, Culture, Pop and rock, Vaccines and immunisation, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Clapton, Coronavirus


Public consent for test and trace in England at risk, says Jeremy Hunt

Scrap self-isolation for people fully vaccinated, former health secretary urges amid ‘pingdemic’ chaosCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government “risks losing social consent” for its test-and-trace programme if it does not immediately allow fully vaccinated people to avoid isolation, the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. His comments came as it was revealed that a record 618,903 people in England and Wales were sent self-isolation alerts in the week to...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, England, Wales, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Public services policy, NHS, Economic policy, Health policy, Jeremy Hunt, Vaccines and immunisation


Biden says children under 12 could be eligible for Covid vaccines within months

President urges Americans to take ‘gigantically important’ step of getting vaccinated amid surging casesJoe Biden has expressed optimism that young children would soon become eligible for Covid-19 inoculations, while urging unvaccinated Americans to take the “gigantically important” step of getting their shots as the virus surges across the US.Speaking at a televised town hall in Cincinnati on Wednesday, hosted by CNN, Biden said that children under 12, who are currently ineligible for the three...
Tags: Children, US, Joe Biden, US news, Cnn, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Cincinnati, Coronavirus


English care homes could lose 70,000 staff over mandatory Covid jab

Government estimates between 3% and 12% of staff may resist getting jab – meaning they will lose their jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 70,000 care home staff in England could leave the workforce or lose their jobs because the government is insisting they must be vaccinated against Covid, with women and ethnic minorities disproportionately affected, according to an official estimate.In an impact statement from the government, officials believe between 3% and ...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, Social Care, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID


Morrison offers microaggression and deflection, when all we want is an apology – and a solution | Katharine Murphy

The ‘it’s not a race’ vaccine mantra has been discarded, but the prime minister is still running around in circles trying to evade responsibilityMorrison says he has pressed Atagi to change its advice on AstraZenecaDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingIt was hard to keep up.A reporter asked Scott Morrison on Wednesday whether he would consider appealing directly to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) to change their medical advice on AstraZene...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Scott Morrison, Morrison, Katharine Murphy, Coronavirus, ATAGI


Australia Covid live news update: Morrison acknowledges vaccine rollout problems; NSW records 110 new local cases, South Australia 12 and Victoria 22

PM’s office says CMO prefers only vaccinated reporters attend today’s press conference; New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedBerejiklian confident new restrictions will lower NSW numbers as 110 new cases recordedVictoria cases reach 10-month high, with 22 new local infectionsRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW...
Tags: Health, Australia, CMO, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Morrison, NSW, Vic, Spurrier, Rural Australia


Australia Covid live news update: Morrison acknowledges ‘regrettable’ vaccine rollout problems; NSW records 110 new local cases and Victoria 22

PM’s office says CMO prefers only vaccinated reporters attend today’s press conference; New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedParts of regional NSW enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney constructionRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout trackerCMO pr...
Tags: Health, Japan, Australia, CMO, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Morrison, NSW


Prime minister risks major rebellion over Covid jab passports, say Tory MPs

More than 40 Conservatives said to be ready to defy government over civil liberties concernsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConservative MPs believe Boris Johnson faces a major rebellion over Covid vaccine passports but could be supported by Labour, who were on Tuesday night wavering over whether to back them.Tory MPs opposed to the plan for Covid passes to enter nightclubs and other crowded indoor venues said more than 40 Conservatives were prepared to defy the prime...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Labour, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison speaks after NSW records 110 local coronavirus cases and Victoria 22

PM’s office says CMO prefers only vaccinated reporters attend today’s press conference; New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedParts of regional NSW enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney constructionRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout trackerCMO pr...
Tags: Health, Australia, CMO, Australia news, Afghanistan, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Morrison, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison to speak after NSW records 110 local coronavirus cases and Victoria 22

PM’s office says CMO prefers only vaccinated reporters attend today’s press conference; New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedParts of regional NSW enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney constructionRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout trackerCMO pr...
Tags: Health, Australia, CMO, Australia news, Afghanistan, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, South Australia, NSW, Vic, Rural Australia


Australia Covid live news update: NSW records 110 local coronavirus cases and Victoria 22; SA requests army assistance

New SA case linked to restaurant outbreak as premier calls for ADF assistance; NSW records 110 local cases; Victoria records 22 local cases overnightCoalition pressured to expand disaster payments as 1 million locked down Australians excludedParts of regional NSW enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney constructionRestrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; WA, NT and SAHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker 3.19am BST Victorian health minister Martin Foley con...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Vic, ADF, Martin Pakula, NSW Victoria, Rural Australia, Martin Foley



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