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Coronavirus live news: US reaches 70% first-shot goal while Japan shifts to home care for most Covid patients

White House greets vaccine news as ‘Milestone Monday’ while Japan moves to ensure it has enough hospital beds amid a spike in Covid casesUS reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people growsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of QueenslandJohnson dumps ‘amber watchlist’ plan as it emerges top adviser has quit 6.15am BST In case you missed it, Guardian Australia’s medical editor Melissa Davey has written a fascinating feature on micro...
Tags: Japan, Science, Australia, White House, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, New Zealand, Tokyo, Biden, Reuters, Katsunobu Kato, Melissa Davey, Elisabeth Bik


Coronavirus live news: China battles to contain surging cases as soldiers deployed in Sydney

China has rolled out mass testing as the country faces its most widespread outbreak in months while soldiers have been deployed to the streets of Sydney as the city struggles to contain its own surge in casesChina tests millions as Nanjing airport outbreak sees Covid cases surgeWellbeing in decline in England as loneliness rises, report showsFauci backs new masks guidance as Florida reports highest one-day Covid case totalRishi Sunak pushing Boris Johnson to relax travel rules 6.25am BST Aus...
Tags: Florida, England, Science, Australia, China, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, New Zealand, Boris Johnson, Peter Dutton, Pacific, Vanuatu, Nanjing, Samoa Tonga, Queensland Health


Coronavirus live news: thousands protest against German Covid measures; Fauci rules out new US lockdowns

Latest updates: UK reports 65 further deaths; US chief medical adviser says US won’t return to lockdowns despite rising Delta threatNHS in England urged to redistribute near-expiry vaccines as take-up slows among youngUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 11.04pm BST Y...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, US, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Boris Johnson, Daily Telegraph, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID


We must include more women in physics — it’d benefit all of humanity

All around the world, there is an extreme gender imbalance in physics, in both academia and industry. Examples are all too easy to find. In Burkina Faso’s largest university, the University of Ouagadougou, 99% of physics students are men. In Germany, women comprise only 24% of physics PhD graduates — creeping up from 21% in 2017. No women graduated in physical sciences at the University of El Salvador between 2017 and 2020. Australia fares little better. Australian National University Professor ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Australia, Germany, Burkina Faso, National University, University of Ouagadougou, Lisa Kewley, Next Featured, University of El Salvador


Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor ‘pushes PM to relax holiday rules’; Pfizer and Moderna raise price of Covid jabs for EU, reports say

Latest updates: Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reports; both vaccine makers raise cost of jabsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Florida records largest one-day case total since start of pandemicCovid caution dampens heady promise of ‘freedom day’ in EnglandAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation 12.59pm BST Pfi...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Sky News, Alan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Pfizer Inc


Australia Covid live update: NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine; 4.5m vaccine doses administered nationwide in July

Australia administers 4.5m vaccine doses in July, Prof Michael Kidd says. Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW reports 239 new cases and seven ICU patients in their 20sNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsOther restrictions: Vic; SA; border restrictionsHow do you convince someone to get vaccinated?‘A lottery w...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, Gladys Berejiklian


Sky News Australia banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid misinformation

Digital giant issues strike after channel posted videos denying the existence of Covid and encouraging people to use discredited medicationFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingSky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use hydr...
Tags: Health, Science, Media, Australia, Youtube, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Australian media, Alan Jones, Daily Telegraph, Sky News Australia, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia Covid live update: NSW records 239 new cases as Queensland reports nine on first full day of lockdown

Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsQueensland Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsOther restrictions: NSW; Vic; SA; border restrictionsHow do you convince someone to get vaccinated?‘A lottery who ends up in hospital’: Australian Covid survivors speak outSydney anti-lockdown protest blocked as org...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne


Australia Covid live update: Queensland records nine new cases on first full day of lockdown; four new cases in Victoria

Queensland reports nine new cases of Covid-19 as three million people across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria records four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 1.30am BST The Ekka, the Royal Brisbane Show, is due to run from 7 to 15 August. It’s not yet clear whether that will go ahead. The organisers have delayed setting up in respo...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, Young, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Royal Brisbane Show


Australia Covid live update: Queensland braces for more cases on first full day of lockdown; Victoria records four new cases

Queensland authorities expect case numbers and exposure sites to grow today as three million across the state begin their first full day in lockdown; Victoria has recorded four new local cases. Follow all the day’s newsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.15am BST Lt Gen John Frewen, who leads the national Covid vaccine taskforce, has been interviewed on Sky News. Sky News’ Andrew Clennell asked F...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Pfizer, Melbourne, Gladys Berejiklian


Covid Australia live update: NSW reports 210 cases as protesters a no-show; Queensland announces snap lockdown

New South Wales records 210 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus – two-thirds in people under 40 – as police set up over anti-lockdown protest; Queensland locks down 11 LGAs from 4pm today after six new cases. Follow the latest newsQueensland snap lockdown: latest restrictions explainedState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border re...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania, NSW, Royce Kurmelovs, Peter Gutwein, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 210 cases as police try to block protest; Queensland announces snap lockdown

New South Wales records 210 new locally acquired coronavirus cases – two-thirds in people aged under 40 – as police set up over anti-lockdown protest; Queensland locks down 11 LGAs from 4pm today after six new cases. Follow latest newsQueensland snap lockdown: the latest restrictions explainedState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border r...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne, Gordon, NSW, Coogee, Gordons Bay, Anne Davies, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 210 cases; Queensland announces snap lockdown of 11 LGAs after six new infections

Victoria records two new cases as NSW police set up exclusion zone and threaten fines over protestCan Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?State v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.22am BST Hazzard is aske...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Central Coast, NSW, NSW Health, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: Queensland announces snap lockdown of 11 LGAs after six new cases; NSW police brace for Sydney protest

Victoria records two new cases as NSW police set up exclusion zone and threaten fines over protestCan Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?State v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 1.23am BST Young:I expect ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, PA, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Melbourne, University Of Queensland, Sunshine Coast, NSW, Royal Brisbane, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: NSW police brace for lockdown protests as Victoria records two new cases

Anti-lockdown protests planned in Sydney after Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders back pathway out of rolling lockdownsCan Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?State v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefi...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Bondi, NSW Police, Coronavirus, Bondi Rumba Bondi Tony, North Bondi FishBondi Rumba


10 Quick Questions: glued to Australia’s Covid-19 press conferences? Prove it

Reporter Matilda Boseley tests your knowledge of the funniest and most bizarre moments from Australia’s Covid pressers in our new Saturday quiz seriesAustralians the country over have adopted a dark and destructive pastime. It may be vital to our very survival, but overindulge and you will find yourself a nervous wreck, rocking back and forth, or – even worse – falling in love with a chief health officer.I am of course talking about the daily spectacle of the Covid-19 press conference. Continue ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Australian media, Coronavirus, Matilda Boseley


Australia Covid live update: NSW police call in army to help enforce new Sydney lockdown rules as state records 239 cases

New exposure sites from Victoria mystery case; lockdown rules change as NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13, with a record 239 local cases reported; SA records two local cases overnight, both in quarantine. Follow live updates from all the day’s newsWill Sydney’s lockdown work and how different are restrictions to Melbourne’s ‘ring of steel’?NSW Covid news wrap; Morrison’s pivot from ‘it’s not a race’ to ‘go for gold’; Prolonged lockdown could tip Australia into another recessionRestrict...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Morrison, NSW


Australia Covid live news update: record 239 NSW cases as coronavirus death toll rises to 13; six cases reported in Victoria

NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13 with a record 239 local cases reported; mask wearing now mandatory outdoors in eight NSW hotspot areas; PM says tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered. Follow all the day’s news liveJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live news update: record 239 NSW cases confirmed by Gladys Berejiklian as death toll rises to 13; six cases reported in Victoria

NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13 with a record 239 local cases reported; mask wearing now mandatory outdoors in eight NSW hotspot areas; PM says tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered. Follow all the day’s news liveJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live update: record 239 new cases in NSW confirmed by Gladys Berejiklian; six cases reported in Victoria

NSW’s Delta outbreak death toll rises to 13 with a record 239 local cases reported; mask wearing now mandatory outdoors in eight NSW hotspot areas; PM says tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered. Follow all the day’s news liveJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Delta, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live news: Victoria reports six new cases; Queensland risk escalates; 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

Tighter restrictions on unvaccinated people will eventually be considered, PM says; Queensland’s risk of outbreak escalates; residents of eight NSW council areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential workers; tradespeople now allowed into clients’ homes. Follow all the day’s newsJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrict...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Young


Australia Covid live update: Victoria reports six new cases as 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

Residents of eight local government areas banned from leaving hotspots unless they are essential workers; tradespeople now allowed into clients’ homes. Follow all the day’s newsJust 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinatedNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVic hotspots; Vic restrictions; border restrictionsQld hotspots; Qld restrictions; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 12.19am BST If you’re looking for...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live news update: NSW records 177 cases as Gladys Berejiklian confirms Sydney lockdown extended four weeks; eight cases in Victoria

NSW records 177 local cases, lockdown extended four weeks; those on welfare support now eligible for federal disaster payments, NSW premier says; Queensland’s border remains closed to Victoria and SA; Victoria records eight local cases overnight. Follow all the day’s newsFull Story podcast: Can NSW contain the Delta outbreak?Vaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Lga, NSW, Vic


Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended; Victoria records eight local cases; millions wake to eased restrictions

Queensland’s border remains closed to Victoria and SA; Victoria records eight local cases overnight, all in isolation; Simon Birmingham labels NSW jobkeeper pleas ‘political bickering’; Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce four-week lockdown extension. Follow all the day’s newsFull Story podcast: Can NSW contain the Delta outbreak?Vaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Australia, Senate, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Birmingham, Scott Morrison, Darwin


Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended; Victoria records eight local cases; millions awake to eased restrictions

Victoria records eight local cases overnight, all in isolation; Simon Birmingham labels NSW jobkeeper pleas ‘political bickering’; Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce four-week lockdown extension. Follow all the day’s newsVaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages during lockdownsVaccine advisory group urged Australian health department in 2020 ‘to get as much as...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Birmingham, Scott Morrison, Natalie Portman, Elena Ferrante, Simon


Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended as millions in Victoria and SA awake to eased restrictions

Simon Birmingham labels NSW jobkeeper pleas ‘political bickering’; Gladys Berejiklian expected to announce four-week extension as single bubbles, rapid testing and accelerated vaccination rollout considered. Follow all the day’s newsVaccination rates for workers in home aged care as low as 5%, but ‘not a focus’ for governmentBuilders plea for home renovations to be included in financial support packages during lockdownsVaccine advisory group urged Australian health department in 2020 ‘to get as ...
Tags: Health, Usa, UK, Science, Australia, US, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Canberra, Scott Morrison


Can NSW contain the Delta outbreak?

New South Wales is struggling to contain Australia’s largest-ever outbreak of the infectious Delta variant of Covid-19. Guardian Australia’s medical editor Melissa Davey discusses what more can be done to bring down case numbers, and why other states and territories should pay attention to what’s happening thereRead Melissa Davey’s reporting on the NSW outbreak: Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Melissa Davey, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new cases, Victoria 12 and SA one amid arrests at anti-lockdown protests

Deputy chief medical officer Michael Kidd says NSW will get additional 50,000 vaccines from national stockpile. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 6.22am BST A significant statement from the federal government’s Australian Technica...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Sydney, Victoria, NSW, Michael Kidd, Coronavirus


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new cases, Victoria 12 and SA one amid anti-lockdown protests

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 4.23am BST The protest crowds, particularly in Sydney, appear to be depressingly large.A few hours ago, the New ...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, NSW, Brad Hazzard, Coronavirus, Victoria Park to Town Hall


Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 163 new coronavirus cases, Victoria 12 and South Australia one

Brad Hazzard urges states to reconsider refusal of additional Pfizer doses for NSW. Follow live‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 3.23am BST The chief health officer, Prof Brett Sutton, is not saying whether lockdown in Victoria will end on T...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, South Australia, Sutton, NSW, Brad Hazzard, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus, South Australia ACT



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