It may take until the end of the year to get case numbers close to zero, unless more stringent measures are introduced.
The Delta variant is now accounting for the majority of COVID infections in many counties around the world.
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Japan is going through its fourth wave, testing rates are low and case numbers are climbing. Now athletes aren’t happy with the IOC’s plans to protect them.
The first few months of 2020 were critical to the World Health Organization’s response to COVID-19. But the latest report into what happened wasn’t all damning.
Airborne transmission is likely to be behind several recent leaks in hotel quarantine. But the Northern Territory has a quarantine model that works.
Pfizer and Moderna are expected to make billions in revenue this year. It’s time all vaccine producers share their IP, data and know-how with the rest of the world.
The revamped Victorian hotel quarantine system appears to have addressed the weaknesses of the previous system, particularly around the risk of airborne transmission.
An out-of-control COVID epidemic in PNG would be a humanitarian and economic disaster for the nation itself, and a grave threat to the region.
Rolling out vaccines, sticking with public health measures, and keeping misinformation and complacency in check. These are just some of what to expect as the pandemic enters its second year.
Fair global agreements, home-grown vaccines and sharing extra doses with poorer nations are all needed if we’re to ever emerge from this pandemic.
With no national standard, casually employed staff, a lack of PPE and a refusal to account for aerosol transmission, infections such as the one that prompted Perth’s lockdown will keep happening.
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It could easily be another 12 months until Australians are fully vaccinated. While we’ve had great success fending off the coronavirus, our leaders need to work even more closely to prevail this year.
Victoria has achieved a remarkable thing. But the virus has not been eradicated. The question then becomes, how well can the state deal with new outbreaks?
How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably - only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like the same level of effectiveness.
Opioid-related deaths in Australia have been on an upward trend in recent years, having doubled since 2006.
Birth centres are a good option for women with low-risk pregnancies, but availability is limited.
Compared to women who give birth in a birth centre, those who give birth in hospitals are much more likely to have interventions – from epidurals, to labour augmentation and caesarean deliveries.
By law, you can breastfeed anywhere.
Most women want to breastfeed, but many struggle to start and to continue. Here are five ways to make it easier.
Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified.
A Senate Report has put forward 16 recommendations to reduce rates of stillbirth in Australia targeting a 20% reduction in the rate within three years. We can do this by focusing on five practices.
Scientists found that malaria parasites resistant to antimalarial Atovaquone cannot survive inside their mosquito host.
Resistance to a commonly used antimalarial medication, Atovaquone, can’t spread to the general human population, a new research found.
Soha, seven, is now taller than her 10-year-old sister Suhala whose growth has been stunted.
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Adults who had a low birthweight or were undernourished as young children are more likely to experience high blood pressure and obesity.