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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


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


Omicron proves we’re not in control of Covid – only global action can stop this pandemic

If we keep allowing this virus to spread through unvaccinated populations, the next variant could be even more deadlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s almost two years since we first heard of Covid-19, and a year since the first Covid vaccines were rolled out. Yet this staggering progress is being squandered. We have drifted for months now, with richer countries, taking a very blinkered domestic focus, lulled into thinking that the worst of the pandemic was behind ...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, Infectious Diseases, Epidemics, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


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


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 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


Covid: scientists find possible trigger for AstraZeneca jab blood clots

Experts hope better understanding of rare side effect of vaccine could help ‘turn the tide’ on pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists believe they may have found the trigger behind the extremely rare blood clot complications stemming from the Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine.According to a team of researchers from Cardiff and the US, the reaction can be traced to the way the adenovirus used by the vaccine to shuttle the coronavirus’s genetic material int...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Biology, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Cardiff, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Covid-19 variants may not evolve to be less dangerous, says Neil Ferguson

Senior UK scientist says extent of threat posed by Omicron will not be clear until end of year Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should not assume that Covid will evolve to become a milder disease, a senior scientist has warned, adding that the threat posed by the Omicron coronavirus variant will not be clear until the end of December.Prof Neil Ferguson, head of the disease outbreak analysis and modelling group at Imperial College London, told MPs on Wednesday th...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Health policy, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Imperial College London, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus


Covid-19 variants ‘may not evolve to pose less danger over time’

Omicron impact unclear as yet warn UK’s Prof Ferguson and Nervtag group, urging ministers to act ‘early and robustly’ to curb transmission Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople should not assume that Covid will evolve to become a milder disease, a senior scientist has warned, adding that the threat posed by the Omicron coronavirus variant will not be clear until the end of December.Prof Neil Ferguson, head of the disease outbreak analysis and modelling group at Impe...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Health policy, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Imperial College London, Neil Ferguson, Coronavirus, COVID, Prof Ferguson


Omicron Covid variant ‘present in Europe at least 10 days ago’

Two cases of the new Covid variant found in the Netherlands predate last week’s alert from South AfricaThe Omicron variant of Covid-19 was present in Europe at least 10 days ago, even before South African health experts alerted the world to their concerns around the transmissibility of the newly identified variant.The Dutch health authority said it had found the Omicron variant in two local cases going back 11 days, showing it was already in western Europe’s heartland before the reports came out...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, European Union, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


What does appearance of Omicron variant mean for the double-vaccinated?

We find out how much protection Covid vaccines may offer amid speculation new variant could be more resistantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe emergence of Omicron has prompted widespread speculation that it may be more resistant to Covid-19 vaccines than existing variants, including Delta. But what does that mean for the average double-vaccinated person?All the vaccines currently available in the UK work by training the immune system against the coronavirus spike p...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Coronavirus


What does appearance of Omicron mean for the double-jabbed?

We find out how much protection Covid vaccines may offer amid speculation new variant could be more resistantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe emergence of Omicron has prompted widespread speculation that it may be more resistant to Covid-19 vaccines than existing variants, including Delta. But what does that mean for the average double-vaccinated person?All the vaccines currently available in the UK work by training the immune system against the coronavirus spike p...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Coronavirus


How bad will the Omicron Covid variant be in Britain? Three things will tell us | Devi Sridhar

A new variant identified in southern Africa is causing global panic – but its real impact will be shown by the data scientists are racing to establishProf Devi Sridhar is chair of global public health at the University of EdinburghCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOmicron, the name of the new Covid-19 variant that is sending worrying signals from southern Africa, sounds like something from Transformers. It has caused panic across the world, among governments, the public...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, Britain, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus, University of Edinburgh Continue, University of EdinburghCoronavirus


Omicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant

Key questions answered about coronavirus variant first detected in southern AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization because of its “concerning” mutations and because “preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant”. The WHO system assigns such variants a Greek letter, to provide a non-stigmatisi...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Failure to share Covid vaccines ‘coming back to haunt us’, says Gordon Brown

Ex-PM says world was ‘forewarned’ of dangers of failing to vaccinate poorer countries amid rise of new variant‘New variant is no surprise when rich countries are hoarding vaccines’Coronavirus – latest updatesThe failure of the world to get vaccines to the developing world is “coming back to haunt us”, Gordon Brown has warned, as experts said the emergence of variants such as B.1.1.529 could have been avoided if jabs had been more fairly distributed.Writing in the Guardian, the Labour former prim...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Africa, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Aid, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, Botswana, Coronavirus


Is it vaccine resistant? What scientists know of new Covid variant

Key questions answered about coronavirus variant that has been detected in South AfricaThe variant was identified on Tuesday and highlighted as a concern due to its high number of mutations, which could lead it to evade immunity. It was also linked to a surge in case numbers in the Gauteng province of South Africa, an urban area containing Pretoria and Johannesburg, in the past two weeks. These two factors put it quickly on the radar of international monitors, with the chief medical adviser to t...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Pretoria, Coronavirus, UK Health and Security Agency


AstraZeneca CEO links Europe’s Covid surge to rejection of its vaccine for older people

Pascal Soriot says heightened T-cell immunity from Oxford jab may give more durable protectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA decision not to use AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for elderly people in some European countries could help explain why the virus is currently triggering such high levels of infections in mainland Europe, the company’s chief executive has said.Pascal Soriot told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that heightened T-cell immunity could be giving tho...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pascal Soriot, BBC Radio, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


AstraZeneca chief links Europe’s Covid surge to rejection of firm’s vaccine

Pascal Soriot says heightened T-cell immunity from Oxford jab may give more durable protectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA decision not to use AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine for elderly people in some European countries could help explain why the virus is currently triggering such high levels of infections in mainland Europe, the company’s chief executive has said.Pascal Soriot told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that heightened T-cell immunity could be giving tho...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pascal Soriot, BBC Radio, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Is Delta the last Covid ‘super variant’?

The Delta variant was first detected a year ago and is now dominant across the globe. Scientists are concerned that a new strain could supersede it Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEvery week, a group of epidemiologists across the north-east of the United States joins a Zoom call entirely devoted to discussing the latest hints of new Covid-19 variants being reported around the world.“It’s like the weather report,” says William Hanage, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Coronavirus, William Hanage


UK vaccine passports – scientists urge caution

Experts’ warning as Covid crackdowns across Europe result in widespread protestsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageProposals to impose vaccine passports and other restrictions on the movements of unvaccinated people in the UK should be treated with caution, scientists warned last week. Such plans would not lead to rapid reductions in Covid-19 case numbers and could trigger hostility to future vaccine campaigns, they said.These warnings were made after several European co...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Austria, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, Immunology, Belgium Germany, Coronavirus


Thousands protest in Vienna against Austria’s Covid restrictions

Demonstrations come after government announced new lockdown and compulsory vaccines planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThousands of people, many of them far-right supporters, have protested in Vienna against coronavirus restrictions a day after Austria’s government announced a new lockdown and said vaccines would be made compulsory next year.Whistling, clapping, blowing horns and banging drums, crowds streamed into Heroes’ Square in front of the Hofburg, the former i...
Tags: Europe, Science, World news, Austria, Vienna, Infectious Diseases, The far right, Vaccines and immunisation, Hofburg, Coronavirus


Hong Kong authorises Sinovac Covid vaccine for children aged 3 to 17

Benefits of approving age extension outweigh the risks, says secretary for food and healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHong Kong has approved lowering the age limit for the Covid-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech to three years old, down from 18 years of age.Sophia Chan, Hong Kong’s secretary for food and health, said in a statement published on Saturday: “Adolescents aged 12 to 17 will be accorded priority to receive the CoronaVac vaccine, with a view to ext...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Sophia Chan, Sinovac Biotech, Coronavirus


Covid booster jabs extended to people aged 40 to 49, says JCVI

Extension approved by government’s vaccine watchdog as well as second doses for 16- and 17-year-oldsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid booster vaccines will be extended to those aged between 40 and 49 after being approved by the government’s vaccines watchdog, which also gave approval for teenagers aged 16 and 17 to receive second jabs.The announcements, made in a virtual briefing by Prof Wei Shen Lim, the chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisatio...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus, Wei Shen Lim


Covid booster jabs can be offered to people aged 40 and above, says JCVI

UK vaccine advisers says programme should be extended to healthy 40- to 49-year-olds and approves second jab for 16 and 17-year-oldsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid booster vaccines should be extended to those aged between 40 and 49, the government’s vaccines watchdog has said, also giving approval for teenagers aged 16 and 17 to receive a second jab.The announcements, made in a virtual briefing by Prof Wei Shen Lim, chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination an...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus, Wei Shen Lim


UK vaccine advisers ‘set to approve Covid booster jabs for under-50s’

JCVI will announce potential expansion of programme on Monday, says ministerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s vaccine advisers are understood to have approved the rollout of Covid booster jabs to people under 50, with a minister saying an announcement was due on Monday.The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) was scheduled to set out the next steps in the booster programme “later today”, Oliver Dowden, the Conservative party co-chair, told Sky...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Sky News Continue, JCVI, Coronavirus, Oliver Dowden


UK firm to trial T-cell Covid vaccine that could give longer immunity

Exclusive: Oxfordshire-based Emergex gets go-ahead for trials in Switzerland for skin patch vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn Oxfordshire-based company will soon start clinical trials of a second-generation vaccine against Covid-19, an easy-to-administer skin patch that uses T-cells to kill infected cells and could offer longer-lasting immunity than current vaccines.Emergex was set up in Abingdon in 2016 to develop T-cell vaccines, the brainchild of Prof Thoma...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Switzerland, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxfordshire, Abingdon, Emergex, Coronavirus, Biotechnology industry


Science YouTuber Philipp Dettmer: ‘Getting cancer was super-interesting’

The online star with 15 million subscribers on demystifying everything from black holes to the immune system, the trouble with anti-vaxxers, and what his cancer taught himSkim Philipp Dettmer’s CV and you’d have to say he was an improbable candidate to become one of the world’s foremost science communicators. The 35-year-old from Munich dropped out of high school in Germany aged 15. He eventually did a history degree, and only became involved in science through his interest in infographics. This...
Tags: Health, Science, Youtube, Germany, Cancer, Medical Research, Munich, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Dettmer, Philipp Dettmer, YouTuber Philipp Dettmer


‘Injecting poison will never make you healthy’: how the wellness industry turned its back on Covid science

Its gurus increasingly promote vaccine scepticism, conspiracy theories and the myth that ill people have themselves to blame. How did self-care turn so nasty?Ozlem Demirboga Carr is not really into all that woo‑woo stuff. “I’m definitely a full-science kind of person,” says the 41-year-old telecoms worker from Reading. She doesn’t believe in crystals, affirmations or salt lamps. But she did find herself unusually anxious during the UK’s Covid lockdown in March 2020 and, like many people, decided...
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