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Western Australia’s COVID-19 state of emergency to end after 963 days

Western Australia’s COVID-19 state of emergency will end on Friday, 963 days since it began. Premier Mark McGowan said the announcement marked a significant milestone and said the state was “exceptionally well-placed” to move into the next stage of the…

Half of Victorian children are experiencing anxiety issues, new study finds

Half of Victorian children are experiencing problems with anxiety, a new study has found. The Royal Children’s Hospital report released today found that only one in three parents could confidently tell when their kids might need professional help. Paediatrician Anthea…

$250m donation to fund a pandemic research centre in Melbourne

Melbourne – Australia Today A centre dedicated to finding treatment for future pandemics has been launched in Melbourne with the largest philanthropic donation to Australian medical research ever. Canadian philanthropist and businessman Geoff Cumming will donate $250 million to the…

‘I don’t think so’: WA Premier Mark McGowan makes big call on monkeypox vaccine

Western Australia has recorded its first case of monkeypox but Premier Mark McGowan says he is unlikely to get the vaccine when it becomes available. It was revealed on Thursday night that a man who had returned from overseas had…

Health Minister announces next step in Australia’s monkeypox fight

The first shipment of nearly half a million doses of a new monkeypox virus vaccine is on its way to Australia. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Health Minister Mark Butler confirmed the government had secured 450,000 doses of the vaccine…

Major vaccine change for Australian children aged under five

At-risk children as young as six months will soon be offered a Covid jab after the nation‘s expert vaccine advisory body gave the Moderna vaccine the green light. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation on Wednesday signed off on…

Dr. George Hatoum: Australia’s COVID-19 cases and death rates were the third highest in the world

Australian doctor George Hatoum says that the latest figures show more than 12,625 Australians have died from COVID, and more than 5,000 are in hospital with the virus, including 159 in intensive care.Then, Australia was probably in the worst phase…

Dr. George Hatoum: Vaccinations for travelers are a big deal

Many people are keen to travel abroad, especially during the summer period for holidays. And to enjoy the beautiful weather in countries other than their own as a kind of climate change to rejuvenate. In order for people to spend…

Covid-19 cases surge across Australia

Pandemic fatigue and complacency are believed to be partly behind a new surge in Covid-19 cases across Australia as many people face reinfection with sub-variants. Fewer people appear to be wearing masks and some are even failing to test themselves…

Health Minister Mark Butler orders fast-tracked review of Covid-19 vaccine procurement

Health Minister Mark Butler has ordered an urgent probe into Australia’s Covid-19 vaccine procurement program. The independent inquiry will be helmed by former health department secretary Jane Halton and examine how Australia’s supply fell short at the height of the…

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