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‘Stick with the facts’: Greg Hunt’s plea to politicians after LNP senator’s ‘false’ Facebook Covid posts

Gerard Rennick has cast doubt on the accuracy of Covid tests and posted about unproven medical treatments including ivermectinThe federal health minister, Greg Hunt, has appealed to “everybody to stick with the facts” on Covid-19 after Facebook marked a recent post by a Liberal National party colleague as containing “false information”.“Our view is very clear – that we set out the official medical advice, and we urge everybody to stick with the facts, to stick with the medical advice,” Hunt said...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Social Media, Australia news, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Greg Hunt, Hunt, LNP, Liberal National Party, Queensland LNP, Coronavirus, Gerard Rennick, Facebook COVID


‘People need an end date’: NSW businesses call for path out of pandemic to include vaccination incentives

Committee for Sydney says freedoms need to be linked to Covid lockdown exit plan to combat hesitancyBusinesses want incentives for vaccinated New South Wales residents to be included in the state’s path out of lockdown, amid concerns “passive” targets will not drive up vaccination rates fast enough.The Committee for Sydney says its 60 member organisations in hospitality, entertainment, construction and universities are calling for people who have been vaccinated to be rewarded with earlier freed...
Tags: Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Committee for Sydney


Australia Covid live update: some children aged 12 to 15 eligible for vaccine; NSW confirms 207 cases and 15th death; Qld records 13 cases and extends lockdown

NSW records 15th death; Queensland announces business support package as it extends lockdown in 11 LGAs until Sunday; South Australia restrictions eased; Victoria records two local cases; 300 ADF troops start patrolling in Sydney. Follow latest updatesVideo – NSW aged care outbreak affects 18 patients, Berejiklian saysNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 7.21am BST The health ministe...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, Australian military, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Australia Covid live update: NSW confirms 207 local cases and 15th death; Qld records 13 cases and extends lockdown; SA eases restrictions; two Victoria cases

NSW records 15th death; Queensland announces business support package as it extends lockdown in 11 LGAs until Sunday; South Australia restrictions eased; Victoria records two local cases; 300 ADF troops start patrolling in Sydney. Follow latest updatesNSW reports 239 new cases and seven ICU patients in their 20sVideo – NSW aged care outbreak affects 18 patients, Berejiklian saysNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get...
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Australia Covid live update: NSW confirms 207 local cases and 15th death; Queensland records 13 cases and extends lockdown; two cases in Victoria

NSW records 15th death; Queensland announces business support package as it extends lockdown in 11 LGAs until Sunday; Victoria records two local cases; 300 ADF troops start patrolling and door-knocking in Sydney. Follow latest updatesNSW reports 239 new cases and seven ICU patients in their 20sNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 2.29am BST Gladys Berejiklian on the 80% vaccination t...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Queensland, Delta, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, Australian military, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Australia Covid live update: Queensland extends lockdown to Sunday after 13 cases; two cases in Victoria; army hits the streets in Sydney

Queensland extends lockdown in 11 LGAs until Sunday; Victoria records two local cases; Shane Warne tests positive for Covid; 300 ADF troops start patrolling and door-knocking in Sydney. Follow latest updatesNSW reports 239 new cases and seven ICU patients in their 20sNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 1.28am BST Dr Jeannette Young is asked about AstraZeneca and says:That’s somethin...
Tags: Health, UK, Indonesia, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, Australian military, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria


Australia Covid live update: army hits the streets in Sydney; aged care outbreak; parliament to return

The 300 ADF troops will reinforce the efforts of police, patrolling and door-knocking to ensure people are complying with coronavirus restrictions. Follow latest updatesNSW reports 239 new cases and seven ICU patients in their 20sNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Qld Covid hotspots; Qld restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.15pm BST On the vaccination program, Scott Morrison says;We had those early problems, we’ve got on top of that we tu...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Brisbane, Australian military, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Leaders tackle global question of how to persuade people to get Covid jab

Spectrum of measures including incentives and hardline laws have met with responses varying from rise in uptake to wave of protestsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast week, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, appeared on television for a late-night address.The hardliner has previously pushed a shoot-to-kill policy against drug gangs, but had something else on his mind this time: the coronavirus pandemic and those refusing to be vaccinated, who he sugge...
Tags: Europe, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, Coronavirus


Leaders tackle global question of how to persuade unvaccinated to get Covid jab

Spectrum of measures including incentives and hardline laws have met with responses varying from rise in uptake to wave of protestsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast week, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, appeared on television for a late-night address.The hardliner, who has previously pushed a shoot-to-kill policy against drug gangs, had something else on his mind this time: the coronavirus pandemic and those refusing to be vaccinated, who he sugg...
Tags: Europe, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, Coronavirus


Is Covid-19 on the run in the UK?

A fall in case numbers last month raised hopes that Britain may be reaching herd immunity, but experts warn against complacency, given uncertainty about new variants and autumn’s return to schoolCoronavirus – latest updatesUK can expect thousands of Covid deaths every year, warn scientistsJohn Edmunds has been at the centre of the unravelling of the Covid-19 pandemic since cases first appeared in January 2020. A member of Sage, the government’s scientific advisory group, and a professor of epide...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Focus, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine, Coronavirus, COVID


French protests grow against extended health pass scheme

200,000 take to the streets to oppose proof-of-vaccination for hospitals, trains, and cultural and leisure centresThousands of people have protested in Paris and other French cities over a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to many public venues, introduced by the government as it battles a fourth wave of infections.Protesters injured three police officers in Paris, a police spokesperson said. The interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, said on Twitter that 19 demonstrators were arrested, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Protest, France, Society, World news, Paris, Vaccines and immunisation, Gérald Darmanin, Coronavirus


Oklahoma Republicans: vaccine mandates like Nazi persecution of Jewish people

Post on Facebook page features yellow Star of DavidVice-chairman calls post ‘beyond abhorrent’The Oklahoma Republican party faced fierce criticism on Friday for a Facebook post likening Covid-19 vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany. Related: Eviction crisis looms after Biden and Congress fail to extend Covid ban Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Republicans, Congress, Germany, Society, World news, US news, US politics, US healthcare, US domestic policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Oklahoma, Biden, Coronavirus


Sarah Perry: As an author, I felt useless in the pandemic. So I trained to be a vaccinator

Inspired by a desire to be good and help others during the pandemic, novelist Sarah Perry trained to vaccinate people. But what does it mean to be good when there is so much bad faith?Earlier this year – lockdown three: no sign of spring – I travelled to an airport to try to be good. Dogged for months by the sense of my own uselessness, and having wept with relief and accumulated sorrow when the first Covid-19 vaccine was approved, I’d joined an organisation training volunteers to deliver vaccin...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Society, Medical Research, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Stansted, Sarah Perry, Coronavirus


Roll up, roll up: UK circus offers vaccine as take-up slows in under-25s

Festivals and sporting events such as Goodwood will host pop-up vaccination centres in England this weekendCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePop-up vaccine centres are being set up at festivals, sporting events and even a circus in England this weekend, as the NHS bids to boost take-up among younger people.The latest official data shows that 60% of 18- to 25-year-olds have received at least one jab since all over-18s were invited to come forward for vaccination last mon...
Tags: Health, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Festivals, Vaccines and immunisation, Goodwood, Coronavirus


Extroverted, self-centred men less likely to comply with Covid restrictions, study suggests

Non-compliers more likely to leave home to meet friends, for religious reasons, boredom, or because they want to exercise right to freedomNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsDownload the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefingPeople who do not comply with Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are mostly male, more extroverted and more likely to put their own self-interests above those of others, suggests a new study of behaviours internationally.University of Sydney researchers...
Tags: UK, US, Australia news, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Science and scepticism, University of Sydney, Australia Canada, Coronavirus


‘The war has changed’: CDC paper warns Delta variant is far more transmissible

Rochelle Walensky says ‘extreme’ measures needed to counter threat of virus that can be spread even by vaccinated peopleThe Delta variant spreads much faster, is more likely to infect the vaccinated, and could potentially trigger more severe illness in the unvaccinated compared with all other known variants, according to an internal report compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The document, a slide presentation prepared by officials within the US’s health protection agency f...
Tags: Washington Post, Cdc, US, Society, World news, US news, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Rochelle Walensky


Sydney public hospitals postpone some elective surgery after NSW records 170 Covid cases

NSW Health takes measure with nearly 200 Covid patients in hospital, but all emergency and urgent elective surgery will continueFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefingNon-urgent elective surgery will be suspended at all public hospitals across greater Sydney as they deal with an influx of Covid patients.NSW Health announced the measure, to take effect from Mo...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Hospitals, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian police and policing, Vaccines and immunisation, Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Health, Coronavirus, COVID


Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison says 70% vaccination target needed to begin easing restrictions; NSW records 170 new local cases

Man who may have attended anti-lockdown protest in Sydney tests positive; Dfat reveals numbers of stranded Australians by country; NSW will vaccinate 20,000 year 12 students over five days, as state records 170 local Covid-19 cases overnight; three local cases recorded in Victoria. Follow latest updatesFull Story podcast: Are the NSW Covid disaster payments too little too late? – with Lenore TaylorSix weeks before deadline, government has no plan for enforcing aged care worker vaccinationsNSW re...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Treasury, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Reserve Bank


Australia Covid live news update: Scott Morrison to address media after national cabinet meeting; NSW records 170 new local coronavirus cases

Man who may have attended anti-lockdown protest in Sydney tests positive; Dfat reveals numbers of stranded Australians by country; NSW will vaccinate 20,000 year 12 students over five days, as state records 170 local Covid-19 cases overnight; three local cases recorded in Victoria. Follow latest updatesFull Story podcast: Are the NSW Covid disaster payments too little too late? – with Lenore TaylorSix weeks before deadline, government has no plan for enforcing aged care worker vaccinationsNSW re...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, DFAT, Gladys Berejiklian, Victoria Follow, Coronavirus


Troops enforcing western Sydney lockdown will alienate community, advocates warn

Hard-hit suburbs are home to many Indigenous Australians, refugees and migrantsFollow 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 deployment of troops to enforce Sydney’s lockdown could alienate the community and fuel vaccine hesitancy, particularly in the hard-hit western suburbs where many Indigenous Australians and migrants and refugees live, community groups and ...
Tags: Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Nobody in ICU fully vaccinated: how one small mistake became fodder for conspiracy theorists – video

During a Covid-19 press conference, NSW health offical Jeremy McAnulty ‘misspoke’ and inferred that all Covid patients in intensive care had been vaccinated when in fact none of them had been fully vaccinated. The video of the mistake has been widely shared on social media. A single post on one Australian page which regularly shares vaccination misinformation had more than 1,800 'interactions', including almost 300 'shares'. In less regulated online spaces, the video has been shared globally amo...
Tags: Europe, UK, US, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Telegram, Guardian Australia, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus, Jeremy McAnulty


Australia Covid live news update: Gladys Berejiklian confirms 170 new local cases in NSW; Victoria records three cases and Queensland one

NSW will vaccinate 20,000 year 12 student over five days, premier says, as state records 170 local Covid-19 cases overnight; three local cases recorded in Victoria; Queensland student in community for three days while infectious; national cabinet meeting. Follow latest updatesFull Story podcast: Are the NSW Covid disaster payments too little too late? – with Lenore TaylorSix weeks before deadline, government has no plan for enforcing aged care worker vaccinationsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; b...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Western Sydney, Gladys Berejiklian, south west Sydney, Brad Hazzard, Anne Davies


Australia Covid live update: Victoria records three new cases and Queensland one; national cabinet meets; military to join police in south-west Sydney

Nurses urge government to let them play larger role in vaccine rollout; three local cases recorded in Victoria; Queensland student in community for three days while infectious; national cabinet meeting. Follow latest updatesFull Story podcast: Are the NSW Covid disaster payments too little too late? – with Lenore TaylorSix weeks before deadline, Australian government has no plan for enforcing aged care worker vaccinationsNSW update: army to help enforce Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotsp...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Australian economy, Gladys Berejiklian, south west Sydney, Martin Foley, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live update: military to join police in south-west Sydney; national cabinet meets to chart path out of coronavirus

Queensland student in the community for three days while infectious; national cabinet meeting to chart path out of crisis. Follow latest updatesFull Story podcast: Are the NSW Covid disaster payments too little too late? – with Lenore TaylorSix weeks before deadline, Australian government has no plan for enforcing aged care worker vaccinationsNSW update: army to help enforce Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Daniel Andrews, Young, Australian economy, Gladys Berejiklian, south west Sydney, Coronavirus, Australia Covid


Federal workers must be vaccinated or submit to Covid testing and distancing

Rule would affect more than 2m civilian employees, but Republicans continue to block preventive measuresJoe Biden was poised on Thursday to announce that all civilian federal workers must be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face regular testing and stringent physical distancing, masking and travel restrictions.Facing a political test as the Delta variant cuts a swath through unvaccinated Americans, the president was set to put the government in a position of leading by example and offer a p...
Tags: US news, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Ministers under fire for putting France on England’s ‘amber plus’ list

Criticism grows after concerns raised over whether there was too much focus on Covid cases in RéunionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are facing growing criticism for putting France on the new “amber plus” travel list, after concerns were raised about whether they focused too much on variant cases in its Réunion Island territory 5,700 miles (9,180 km) from Paris.The UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, admitted on Thursday the decision to impose tougher restri...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, France, Society, UK News, World news, Paris, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Reunion Island, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


UK Covid cases rise for second day running amid drop in testing

Experts warn against drawing conclusions from fluctuations as 31,117 daily infections reportedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe daily number of Covid cases reported in the UK has risen for the second day in a row, although experts have cautioned against drawing premature conclusions from the fluctuations.On Thursday, 31,117 cases were reported in the UK, up from 27,734 the day before, which marked the first rise in cases since 20 July. Continue reading...
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UK Covid live: 31,117 new cases as research suggests vaccines have prevented 60,000 deaths in England

Latest updates: new infections rise second day in a row; figures came ahead of publication of Public Health England’s latest vaccine surveillance reportRaab: vaccine passports aimed at encouraging young to get jabbed‘I might delete it’: users on the NHS Covid app amid pingdemicLack of quarantine at England’s borders ‘risks havoc of Covid variants’Coronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm BST The government has been accused of introducing “Covid ID cards by st...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, NHS, Liberal Democrats, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Public Health England, Alistair Carmichael, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus


AstraZeneca sales of Covid vaccine triple to $1.2bn in first half of 2021

Not-for-profit pledge sees British firm’s sales revenue fall significantly short of US rival PfizerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAstraZeneca has reported a boost in sales of its Covid-19 vaccine, which tripled to $1.2bn (£900m) in the first half of this year – but remained significantly below the earnings of its US rival Pfizer. revealed it generated $894m from Covid-19 vaccine sales in the three months to the end of June, following $275m in the first three months...
Tags: Health, Business, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Oxford University, Coronavirus, COVID


France attacks decision to keep it on England’s ‘amber plus’ list

Stricter quarantine measures for fully-vaccinated travellers ‘discriminatory’, says ministerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland’s decision to keep stricter quarantine measures in place for fully vaccinated travellers coming from France has been branded discriminatory and illogical by the country’s Europe minister.Clément Beaune criticised the decision after England, Scotland and Wales announced plans to significantly reduce restrictions on international travel for...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Wales, France, Travel & leisure, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Vaccines and immunisation, England Scotland, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus, Clement Beaune