Covid shots DO protect against long Covid and having Omicron WON’T save you from catching it again: Australia’s top doctor’s real talk as cases rise in NSW and Victoria

As instances of Covid-19 begin to rise across the country, Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly is urging Australians to receive a booster shot ahead of an expected next wave of the virus. The federal government has signed off on a winter plan with states and territories, as the colder weather brings a Covid rise andContinue reading “Covid shots DO protect against long Covid and having Omicron WON’T save you from catching it again: Australia’s top doctor’s real talk as cases rise in NSW and Victoria”

Are the days of Covid-19 swabs up our noses finally over? Aussie invents breathalyser test for the virus-and it may be even MORE accurate

An Australian backyard inventor has created the world’s first Covid-19 breathalyzer test, which eliminates the need for inconvenient swabs and could be even more accurate. Colin Hickey, 71, designed the Examine testing equipment, which has a 98 percent accuracy rate and provides a test result by QR code in just 60 seconds. Unlike existing CovidContinue reading “Are the days of Covid-19 swabs up our noses finally over? Aussie invents breathalyser test for the virus-and it may be even MORE accurate”

US hits record 1,082,549 COVID cases in a single day but hospitalizations are well below peak and deaths remain relatively low at 1,688: Experts hope Omicron ’causes so much immunity it will quell the pandemic’

The United States set a new daily record for COVID-19 infections on Monday, with over one million infections, yet deaths and hospitalizations remain low, indicating that the Omicron variety could bring the pandemic to an end. There were 1,082,549 new cases reported across the country on Monday, a figure presumably inflated by reporting delays overContinue reading “US hits record 1,082,549 COVID cases in a single day but hospitalizations are well below peak and deaths remain relatively low at 1,688: Experts hope Omicron ’causes so much immunity it will quell the pandemic’”

Australia will NEVER go back into lockdown because Covid case numbers don’t matter and Omicron can be managed like the flu, Scott Morrison says as he declares: ‘Let’s get on with it’

Despite Australia finding record Covid case numbers, Scott Morrison has stated that “the days of lockdown are ended.” According to the Prime Minister, the dominant Omicron strain was 75% less severe than the Delta strain and could be treated in the same way as other infectious disorders like flu. After a record 35,208 new CovidContinue reading “Australia will NEVER go back into lockdown because Covid case numbers don’t matter and Omicron can be managed like the flu, Scott Morrison says as he declares: ‘Let’s get on with it’”

Booster Shots are brought forward to Four months after second dose,and then to THREE months by the end of January

As cases of the Omicron variety continue to spread across the country and states reintroduce restrictions, the Covid-19 booster shot interval will be shortened from five to four months beginning January 4. In a press conference with Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly on Friday, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the decision based on ATAGI advice.Continue reading “Booster Shots are brought forward to Four months after second dose,and then to THREE months by the end of January”

Ministers agree to remove All countries from redlist from 4am tommorrow as Sajid Javid confirms the Government is shelving hotel quarantine because Omicron is already running rampant in the UK and has ‘spread so widely across the world’

Because Omicron is already rampant in the UK, Sajid Javid today confirmed that all countries will be removed from the Government’s international travel red list at 4 a.m. tomorrow. The change was made, according to the Health Secretary, because of domestic community transmission of the variant, which is also spreading “widely across the world.” AsContinue reading “Ministers agree to remove All countries from redlist from 4am tommorrow as Sajid Javid confirms the Government is shelving hotel quarantine because Omicron is already running rampant in the UK and has ‘spread so widely across the world’”

Scientists sound alarm over new ‘worst-ever’ super-mutant Covid variant that will make vaccines at least 40 per cent less effective-so what will it mean for Australia?

Scientists have raised the alarm about a new ‘worst-ever super-mutant Covid variant that will reduce vaccine effectiveness by at least 40%, requiring flights from South Africa and five other countries to be banned. Experts previously revealed how the B.1.1.529 variant has more than 30 mutations, the most ever observed in a variant and twice asContinue reading “Scientists sound alarm over new ‘worst-ever’ super-mutant Covid variant that will make vaccines at least 40 per cent less effective-so what will it mean for Australia?”

Covid cases drop to 244 in NSW and 1,173 in Victoria as Sydney prepares to slash more restrictions

New South Wales has moved closer to the 90 percent vaccination threshold, with only 244 new cases per day recorded before additional restrictions are removed. As of Sunday, 89.7% of people aged 16 and up have had both Covid vaccinations. With 93.9 percent of people having had at least one jab, the 95 percent singleContinue reading “Covid cases drop to 244 in NSW and 1,173 in Victoria as Sydney prepares to slash more restrictions”

NSW records just 135 new Covid cases and four deaths as expert says ‘even optimists’ never believed virus cases would fall this low

After 135 new infections and four deaths in NSW, the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline. The most recent data were released on Monday, as the country reopened its international borders for the first time in 19 months. Many specialists, like UNSW Professor Greg Dore, were taken aback by the lowest daily infection jumpContinue reading “NSW records just 135 new Covid cases and four deaths as expert says ‘even optimists’ never believed virus cases would fall this low”

Daily Covid cases fall for the second day in a row:UK infections drop 25% in a week to 36,657 and deaths fall 16% to 38-but Keir Starmer still demands plan B

Daily Covid cases in the UK have dropped again, as have deaths, as researchers estimate the outbreak to decrease by next month without any additional measures. The Ministry of Health announced 36,657 new cases in the last 24 hours, down a quarter from last week’s figure and the second day in a row with aContinue reading “Daily Covid cases fall for the second day in a row:UK infections drop 25% in a week to 36,657 and deaths fall 16% to 38-but Keir Starmer still demands plan B”