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29/09/2020

News.com.au

The huge weather change coming this summer - La Nina declared

A massive shift in one of Australia’s key climate drivers has been declared today and that could bring a dramatic change to summer weather.

 


 

29/09/2020

News.com.au

Mandatory hotel quarantine could be replaced with home detention

The PM has confirmed Australia’s mandatory hotel quarantine scheme could be scrapped in favour of a system that allows home detention.

 


 

29/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: US case of reinfection ‘may affect vaccine research’

Scientists say a patient in a Seattle nursing home tested positive for a mutated strain a few months after recovering from an earlier variety. Findings suggest that the antibodies formed after the first infection did not offer strong protection against the second, team says.

 


 

29/09/2020

SBS News

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Africa, experts predicted disaster. But that hasn't happened

Puzzled scientists are now trying to understand why Africa's fatality rates have been lower than predicted.

 


 

29/09/2020

SBS News

Coronavirus tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out around the world, WHO says

Low and middleincome countries will get access to more than 100 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

 


 

29/09/2020

ABC News

How coronavirus is linked to an increase in complex mental illness, including psychosis, in young adults and older people

While it was still very early days in the pandemic, evidence from a handful of papers from other viral diseases, including SARS and MERS, and studies from the unfolding situation in Asia suggested coronavirus might actually lead to an increase in people experiencing psychosis. The onset of psychosis is usually seen in people in their late teens to early 20s. But the data coming out of China suggested there was also a significant increase in people in their 50s and 60s experiencing psychosis for the first time.

 


 

25/09/2020

South China Morning Post

‘Lockdown Lite’: nations test new strategy to fight coronavirus outbreaks

Fresh off a summer of relative freedom after harsh lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic, Europe is trying a new strategy to halt next coronavirus surge: Lockdown Lite. This comes as the European Union’s disease control agency warned that seven EU countries are of “high concern” because of rising virus death rates.

 


 

25/09/2020

Off Guardian

UK’s “Daily Covid Deaths” didn’t die in one day & didn’t all have Covid

It won’t surprise any of you to learn that they are STILL manipulating the “daily deaths” numbers.

 


 

25/09/2020

7 News

Westpac fined a record $1.3 billion for anti-money laundering law breaches

Westpac has agreed to pay a $1.3 billion penalty for breaching anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws.

 


 

25/09/2020

Off Guardian

COVID World – Resist!

COVID 19 is being used to create a global fascist dictatorship. From New Zealand to the the U.S, so called western democracies have adopted and developed the Chinese model of technocracy to create a single biosecurity State.

 


 

24/09/2020

Sky News

Damning documents reveal PM urged Andrews to accept ADF support

Letters obtained exclusively by Sky News have revealed Prime Minister Scott Morrison pressured the Victorian Premier to accept ADF troops during the state's tragic second wave of COVID-19.

 


 

24/09/2020

South China Morning Post

China-US rivalry: Asian countries fear getting caught in a new Cold War

Despite their deep economic relations with China, some Southeast Asian nations are ‘starting to question whether a Chinese form of governance is palatable’, analyst says. The world ‘cannot afford a future where the two largest economies split the globe in a great fracture’ UN secretary general says.

 


 

24/09/2020

South China Morning Post

China’s economy undergoing ‘two very different recoveries’, study that counters official data says

Independent research firm China Beige Book claims its survey shows an alternative narrative to Beijing’s official economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus. Survey of 3,300 firms across China shows a disjointed recovery away from the ‘corporate elites’ in the coastal hubs of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong.

 


 

24/09/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 12 new cases and two new deaths as easing of restrictions looms

Premier Daniel Andrews says he could go further than expected when he announces an easing of Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions.

 


 

24/09/2020

ABC News

Queensland aged care and hospital visits allowed from tomorrow after another day of zero coronavirus cases

Visitors will be allowed in aged care homes and hospitals across Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan from Friday, the Health Minister Steven Miles has announced. The announcement coincides with another day of no new cases in Queensland, and marking 14 days since the last suspected infectious case in the community.

 


 

24/09/2020

ABC News

Deepfake videos increasingly difficult to detect as people, computers struggle to keep up

A Facebook challenge revealed computers can only detect 65 per cent of deepfake videos. Melbourne researchers believe the human eye is no better at detecting fakes.

 


 

23/09/2020

Zero Hedge

COVID-19: Does Sweden Have Herd Immunity?

In spite of this relaxed attitude, the death rate has continued to drop. When I wrote the first article, I wrote that covid had killed under 6,000 people. How many people have died now, six weeks later? Actually, we’re still at under 6,000 deaths. On average, one to two people per day are dying of covid in Sweden at present, and that number continues to drop.

 


 

23/09/2020

American Institute for Economic Research

Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media

The following letter has made an impact on public health authorities not only in Belgium but around the world. The text could pertain to any case in which states locked down their citizens rather than allow people freedom and permit medical professionals to bear the primary job of disease mitigation.

 


 

23/09/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus may increase risk of neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease

As scientists are still learning about how the coronavirus invades the brain and the long-term neurological consequences that poses, some fear we’re headed for a “silent” third wave, this time combined with Parkinson’s disease.

 


 

23/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia may cause less severe Covid-19 symptoms

The rs4702 gene may let coronavirus replicate more rapidly, especially in the brain; a mutation in that gene may limit the illness but lead to schizophrenia. It may be good news for individuals but not the pandemic, with low levels of virus able to spread without being detected by the immune system.

 


 

23/09/2020

SBS News

Australia joins WHO-backed global COVAX pool to ensure coronavirus vaccine access

Australia is now at the front of the queue to access coronavirus vaccines, when they become available, after joining a global pool backed by the World Health Organisation. The COVID-19 facility known as COVAX gives Australia access to a large portfolio of vaccine candidates and manufacturers across the world.

 


 

23/09/2020

ABC News

Victoria records 15 new coronavirus cases and five deaths, Melbourne's daily case average below 30

Victoria has recorded 15 new coronavirus cases overnight and five more people with COVID-19 have died. Metropolitan Melbourne's daily new case average has dropped to 29.4, down from 32.8 yesterday, keeping the city on track for a slight easing of restrictions next Monday.

 


 

22/09/2020

ABC News

Hundreds of elephants died in mysterious circumstances. Now we may have an answer.

Earlier this year, in June, stories of mystery elephant deaths began filtering out of Botswana in southern Africa. The dying animals were said to be weak, emaciated, disorientated and even partially paralysed. A witness saw one stumbling in circles, unable to change direction.

 


 

22/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Chinese drug firm aims to roll out US$88 vaccine this year

China National Biotec Group is applying for conditional regulatory approval to start universal vaccination programme. Whole population could get shots in two or three years, if given the go-ahead, CNBG executive suggests.

 


 

22/09/2020

ABC News

Queensland to reopen borders to five local government areas of NSW

Queensland will extend its border zone to include five more areas in New South Wales. From 1:00am on October 1, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes local government areas will be able to travel into Queensland.

 


 

22/09/2020

ABC News

Climate change blamed as Arctic Ocean ice cover shrinks to second-lowest level on record

The lowest recorded level of Arctic sea ice was 3.4 million square kilometres in 2012. Temperatures for much of this year were 8 to 10 degrees Celsius above normal in the Siberian Arctic. Warming of the Arctic and the melting of sea ice changes weather further south.

 


 

22/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Britain raises coronavirus alert level, warning of high transmission

Prime Minister Boris Johnson expected to unveil further restrictions to slow spread of Covid-19. Top medical officers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland warn of exponential increase, upgrade alert from three to four – the second-highest level.

 


 

22/09/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 28 new cases, three deaths as poll shows majority back Daniel Andrews' coronavirus response

Melbourne's 14-day case average fell to 32.8, well below the target of 50 to lift some virus restrictions from 28 September. Just 45 cases with an unknown source were recorded in the city in the past fortnight.

 


 

21/09/2020

South China Morning Post

China bans German pork imports after African swine fever case

China banned pork imports from Germany on Saturday after the EU country confirmed its first case of African swine fever last week, in a move set to hit German producers and push up global prices as China’s meat supplies tighten.

 


 

21/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: illness that halted AstraZeneca vaccine trial unlikely to be linked to shot, Oxford says

Symptoms that prompted the University of Oxford and partner AstraZeneca to pause trials evaluating their experimental coronavirus vaccine probably were not related to the shot itself, according to documents sent to participants.

 


 

21/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: constantly surprising virus found to be heat tolerant, self-healing and very resilient in lab tests

A research team in Hungary pinched the coronavirus with a fine needle to measure how much force it could take before popping like a balloon.

 


 

21/09/2020

60 Minutes

World-first research has discovered COVID-19 survivors could experience life-long symptoms and long-term side-effects

Researchers at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney studying more than 100 recovering COVID-19 patients have found that even those who experienced mild cases of the virus are being struck down by long-term side-effects.

 


 

21/09/2020

NewScientist

Is Sweden's coronavirus strategy a cautionary tale or a success story?

Sweden was one of the few European countries not to impose a compulsory lockdown. Its unusual strategy for tackling the coronavirus outbreak has been both hailed as a success and condemned as a failure. So which is it?

 


 

20/09/2020

Daily Mail

All passengers on Epstein's flight logs to be named 'sparking panic among rich pals'

EXCLUSIVE: The Attorney General for the US Virgin Islands, where Epstein had a home, has demanded logs for his four helicopters and three planes, from 1998 to his suicide last year.

 


 

18/09/2020

New York Times

First Famines of Coronavirus Era Are at World’s Doorstep, U.N. Warns

The first famines of the coronavirus era could soon hit four chronically food-deprived conflict areas — Yemen, South Sudan, northeast Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the top humanitarian official of the United Nations has warned.

 


 

18/09/2020

9 News

The 2020 bushfire season is coming, here's what you can expect

As Australians continue to grapple with one of the worst bushfire seasons the country has ever experienced, experts are urging people to prepare themselves once again.

 


 

18/09/2020

Zero Hedge

World Bank Warns Recovery Could Take "Five Years"

Global economic activity around the world has stabilized in mid-September, though far below pre-COVID-19 levels as recoveries risk reversing if monetary and fiscal stimulus is not continued at rates seen in the first half of 2020. We noted Wednesday, a new OECD report offered some hope the global downturn is not as severe as previously thought but is still viewed as an "unprecedented" decline.

 


 

18/09/2020

ABC News

Qantas boss Alan Joyce, business groups slam approach to state borders during coronavirus pandemic

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce, tourism and business groups express their growing frustration over blanket state border closures they see as driven by politics not health advice.

 


 

18/09/2020

9 News

WHO warns of 'very serious situation' in Europe, with 'alarming rates' of virus transmission

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly in Europe, as a "very serious situation" unfolds across the continent.

 


 

18/09/2020

9 News

Bacterial outbreak infects thousands after factory leak in China

Several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease, authorities said, in an outbreak caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year.

 


 

18/09/2020

9 News

Victoria records 45 new coronavirus cases and five deaths

Victoria has recorded a spike in coronavirus cases with 45 new infections as the state hits a grim new milestone of over 20,000 cases.

 


 

18/09/2020

9 News

Report sheds light on neurological condition suffered by COVID-19 vaccine trial participant

CNN has obtained an internal safety report by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca that sheds light on the neurological condition suffered by one of the participants in its coronavirus vaccine clinical trial.

 


 

17/09/2020

SBS News

Australia's new employment figures spur hopes of an economic recovery, with more than 100,000 new jobs created last month

The unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 6.8 per cent in August from 7.5 per cent the previous month, fuelling optimism that Australia may have passed the worst of the pandemic recession.

 


 

17/09/2020

BBC

Covid pushes New Zealand into worst recession in years

New Zealand is in its deepest recession in decades, following strict measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which were widely praised. The country's GDP shrank by 12.2% between April and June as the lockdown and border closures hit.

 


 

17/09/2020

News.com.au

Australia’s COVID-induced recession could last four long years

Experts fear Australia’s deep recession, sparked by coronavirus and lockdowns, could last for years – amid the worst jobs data in two decades.

 


 

17/09/2020

7 News

Grocery Fears

Vegetable prices in supermarkets are set to soar.

 


 

17/09/2020

7 News

Twitter suspends account of Chinese 'whistleblower' who claimed COVID was made in Wuhan lab

Twitter has suspended the account of a Chinese virologist who claimed to have proof COVID-19 was man-made in a Wuhan lab. Li-Meng Yan, a scientist who conducted some of the earliest research on coronavirus, posted her claims publicly on the open-access repository website Zenodo on September 14.

 


 

17/09/2020

Reuters

AstraZeneca's trial illnesses may not be due to COVID-19 shot - Oxford University

The adverse events that led to a pause in trials evaluating AstraZeneca Plc's AZN.L COVID-19 vaccine candidate may not have been associated with the vaccine itself, according to a document outlining participant information that was posted online by the Oxford University.

 


 

17/09/2020

SBS News

Melbourne residents face $5,000 fine if caught trying to sneak into regional Victoria

Beefed-up fines and roadblocks have been introduced to safeguard regional Victoria as it eases COVID-19 restrictions.

 


 

17/09/2020

SBS News

Regional Victorians awake to eased coronavirus rules while Melbourne residents remain within 'ring of steel'

Locked-down Melburnians are looking on with hope and envy as regional Victorians revel in eased COVID-19 restrictions.

 


 

17/09/2020

ABC News

Victoria records 28 new coronavirus cases as Melbourne's 14-day average drops

Victoria has recorded its lowest increase in coronavirus cases in about three months, as the state's 14-day averages continues to fall. The state reported 28 new infections overnight and eight further deaths with COVID-19.

 


 

16/09/2020

SBS News

Antibody study suggests at least 70,000 Australian coronavirus cases may have gone undetected

A study of COVID-19 antibodies suggests 71,400 Australians could have had the virus in July, meaning about 60,000 cases were undetected at that time.

 


 

16/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Chinese vaccine ready for use in November, top scientist says

Clinical trials have been progressing smoothly and preparations are being made to go into mass production, CDC’s chief biosafety expert Wu Guizhen says.

 


 

16/09/2020

News.com.au

Australian weather: Choking heat in WA, heavy rain in SA, NSW, Victoria

With choking heat in the west and significant rain in the east, Australia is set to be bookended by weird weather in the coming days.

 


 

16/09/2020

SBS News

Melbourne's 14-day case average drops below 50 as Victoria records 42 new infections and eight deaths

Victoria has had eight coronavirus deaths, taking the state's toll to 737 and the national figure to 824, as Melbourne's new cases average dropped below 50.

 


 

16/09/2020

News.com.au

Melbourne surrounded by ‘ring of steel’ as regional restrictions ease

A heavily policed “ring of steel” is forming around Melbourne as fears grow over city-dwellers attempting to sneak out for a taste of freedom.

 


 

16/09/2020

ABC News

Aged care residents giving up due to COVID-19 and isolation, nurses fear

Nurses sent in to help Melbourne's coronavirus-ravaged aged care facilities say they are gravely concerned for residents — even those without COVID-19 infections — who have been stuck in "solitary confinement" for months.

 


 

16/09/2020

ABC News

Could the Government make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in Australia?

Existing powers in Victoria and WA to require an individual to be vaccinated are impractical for use on a mass scale. Mandating a vaccine could contravene charters of human rights in some states. But governments have other means of encouraging vaccine uptake, such as withholding welfare payments.

 


 

15/09/2020

News.com.au

City closer to Adelaide than Melbourne locked down despite zero cases for five months

A city of 30,000 people closer to Adelaide than Melbourne is locked down despite zero cases for five months. They have a message for the Premier.

 


 

15/09/2020

South China Morning Post

From Australia to India and the Philippines, are coronavirus lockdowns working?

The state of Victoria has one of the world’s harshest restrictions on movement, while citizens in European capitals are patronising bars and restaurants. While lockdowns saved lives, they also inflicted huge social and economic costs – and experts say we will not know the full impact, good or bad, for decades.

 


 

15/09/2020

South China Morning Post

South China Sea heats up as Indonesia shadows Chinese ship near Natuna Islands

Jakarta lodges protest with Beijing after Chinese coastguard ship spends two days in its exclusive economic zone. Pursuit of the ship by Indonesia’s maritime security agency Bakamla shows a hardening of Indonesia’s stance, expert says.

 


 

15/09/2020

ABC News

Zero COVID-19 deaths yesterday in Victoria, with 42 new coronavirus cases recorded

Victoria has recorded 42 new coronavirus infections and no deaths overnight, as the 14-day case averages in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne continue to fall.

 


 

15/09/2020

Reuters

In Brazil, it’s not just the Amazon that’s burning. The world’s largest wetland is on fire too

A fire has been burning since mid-July in the remote wetlands of west-central Brazil, leaving in its wake a vast charred desolation bigger than New York City.

 


 

15/09/2020

Reuters

Potential sign of alien life detected on inhospitable Venus

Scientists said on Monday they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitable neighbor, a tantalizing sign of potential life beyond Earth.

 


 

14/09/2020

SBS News

Six months ago, the WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. How has the situation changed since then?

On 11 March, the World Health Organisation declared the deadly coronavirus a pandemic. Six months on the world is a very different place.

 


 

14/09/2020

SBS News

How the coronavirus attacks the brain

The coronavirus targets the lungs foremost, but also the kidneys, liver and blood vessels. Still, about half of patients report neurological symptoms, including headaches, confusion and delirium, suggesting the virus may also attack the brain.

 


 

14/09/2020

ABC News

NSW records four new cases of coronavirus, one from local transmission

Health authorities in NSW say they are concerned about declining testing rates after confirming four new coronavirus cases.

 


 

14/09/2020

9 News

Man jailed for eight months after two WA quarantine breaches within days

A man has been jailed for eight months in Western Australia for breaching the state's quarantine rules twice.

 


 

14/09/2020

9 News

Mystery cases threaten easing of Victorian lockdown, warns top doctor

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth has warned that the 99 mystery coronavirus cases in Melbourne are the greatest threat to restrictions easing.

 


 

14/09/2020

9 News

Victoria's lockdown restrictions ease with possible further changes later this week

Regional Victoria moved down to stage three restrictions as of midnight, meaning they are now allowed to socialised outdoors in groups of up to five people from a maximum of two households.

 


 

14/09/2020

9 News

How Google can predict where the next coronavirus hotspot will be

With the world in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, it is not surprising Doctor Google is working overtime as people search for an explanation when they feel unwell.

 


 

14/09/2020

Zero Hedge

From 9/11 To COVID-19: Nineteen Years Of Permanent "Emergency"

During March and April of this year - during the early days of the covid-19 panic - each day came to be accompanied by a general feeling of dread. As new emergency orders and decrees rained down from governors, mayors, and faceless health bureaucrats, I wondered, What new awful thing will governments think up today? As business and churches were closed by government edict, politicians increasingly were threatening to arrest and jail ordinary citizens for doing things that were perfectly legal mere days before.

 


 

14/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus symptoms: what are the common signs of Covid-19?

Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, is a respiratory disease with common symptoms including fever, tiredness and dry cough, according to the World Health Organisation.

 


 

14/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus vaccines could be ready for Hong Kong next April, while social-distancing curbs may remain for rest of 2021, government health adviser says

Covid-19 vaccines will be ready for Hong Kong residents next April at the earliest, but social-distancing rules could remain in place for the rest of 2021 until the city develops herd immunity through the immunisation programme, according to a government health adviser.

 


 

11/09/2020

News Corp Australia

Coronavirus: Europe says it’s ‘learning to live with COVID-19’

It may be difficult to think that six months ago, Italy was the worst-affected country in the world for coronavirus.

 


 

11/09/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: New border testing in WA as state reaches virus landmark

Western Australia has gone more than 150 days without community transmission of COVID-19, with today marking five months since a locally acquired case was identified.

 


 

11/09/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: Victoria records 43 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths

Victoria has diagnosed 43 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, marking the eighth day in a row where the state has recorded double-digits in daily case numbers.

 


 

11/09/2020

Dailymail

Killer Asian hornet is spotted in Hampshire after experts warned a plague of the insects that can eat 50 honey bees a day is on its way to UK

A venomous Asian hornet has been spotted in Hampshire just weeks after experts predicted a plague of the pests were on their way to the UK.

 


 

11/09/2020

Intellinews

Fears grow of bubonic plague spreading from Mongolia to China but experts say anxieties are misplaced

Fears are reportedly growing in China that the bubonic plague, known in the Middle Ages as the “Black Death”, could spread into the country from Mongolia, which earlier this week reported its third fatality this year from the disease. The infection and death rates from bubonic plague in Mongolia are at their highest in a decade. However, health experts say there are only rare cases of human-to-human transmission of the bubonic plague.

 


 

10/09/2020

News.com.au

JobSeeker, JobKeeper ending will reveal massive recession crisis

In just 14 days time, hundreds of thousands of Australians will have their weekly earnings slashed - and then the real financial pain will begin.

 


 

10/09/2020

ABC News

Gas outage in Mount Gambier sees thousands without hot water, stovetop cooking after meter incident

The overnight incident at the city's gas meter station is being investigated. A timeline for reinstating the main gas supply has not been established. Qualified gas fitters will be required to manually restart many appliances.

 


 

10/09/2020

Zero Hedge

1000s Of Cases But Zero Hospitalizations In American Colleges: Good News But States Force Draconian Lockdowns

Remember the goal of flattening the curve? Ensuring that hospitals weren’t overrun? Well, what do you call a scenario where thousands of cases result in zero hospitalizations? I’d call it the ultimate flat curve – or downright flat line. Yet rather than recognizing the detection of mild cases among college students as portents of good news, universities continue to sow panic for no good reason.

 


 

10/09/2020

SBS News

China accuses Australia of 'blatant irrational behaviour' over treatment of journalists, deepening tensions

China's foreign ministry has once again taken aim at Australia, accusing it of violating the rights of foreign Chinese journalists in the country.

 


 

10/09/2020

News.com.au

Border restrictions: Mark Keans told to choose which child to visit him in hospital with cancer

A Sydney father with terminal cancer has been asked to choose which of his children to see as only one of four will be able to cross the border to Queensland to visit their dying dad.

 


 

10/09/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 51 new coronavirus cases as the state death toll passes 700

Victoria has had another seven coronavirus deaths, taking the state toll to 701 and the national figure to 788.

 


 

10/09/2020

South China Morning Post

China-India border dispute: PLA bombers pictured close to troubled region

Images released by Central Theatre Command show at least three Xian H-6 bombers at base thought to be in Tibet . Western Theatre Command says its troops took part in a live-fire air-defence exercise in a ‘northwestern desert’, believed to be in Xinjiang.

 


 

10/09/2020

Food Mag

Australians feel pinch at grocery checkouts

New research from dunnhumby, a company that specialises in customer data science, reveals over a third of Aussies (35 per cent) have noticed the price of groceries across the country is increasing, with many feeling their money being stretched during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


 

10/09/2020

ABC News

'Died from' or 'died with' COVID-19? We need a transparent approach to counting coronavirus deaths

There's been confusion, however, over whether reported death statistics reflect those who've died from COVID-19, or those who've died with the virus. The COVID-19 death toll publicised daily on Australian state and territory government websites and reported to the press does not differentiate between the two.

 


 

9/09/2020

The New Daily

ABS data points to two-speed economic recovery

New data shows the Australian economy is experiencing a two-speed recovery, with payroll jobs in the month to August 22 falling by 2 per cent in Victoria and rising by 0.1 per cent in the rest of Australia.

 


 

9/09/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 11 deaths as new coronavirus infections spike

Victoria has recorded another 11 coronavirus deaths, taking the state toll to 694 and the national figure to 781, with a spike in new cases of 76.

 


 

9/09/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus case in Ipswich shuts St Edmund's College as eight new cases are recorded in Queensland

Queensland has recorded eight new cases of coronavirus suspected to be linked to existing clusters.

 


 

9/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca pauses Oxford vaccine trial after unexplained illness

Company’s experimental Covid-19 shot has been seen as one of leading candidates to reach market. News sends AstraZeneca shares falling sharply, while rivals Moderna and BioNTech SE see their shares rise.

 


 

8/09/2020

ABC News

Australians urged to backpack in their own backyards and stop fruit going to rot

The horticulture industry warns of a looming labour shortage. Growers say the problem will get worse next year after working holidaymakers return home. Strawberry grower Di West is appealing to Australians' sense of patriotism to fill farm jobs.

 


 

8/09/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus Australia: Melbourne lockdown ‘longer than Wuhan’

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has taken aim at Victoria's roadmap, arguing it would have "profound mental health consequences".

 


 

8/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Chinese drug firm says hundreds of thousands have been given Covid-19 vaccines without a single case of infection

An official from China National Biotec Group says the evidence from an emergency use scheme suggests the products are working. Company is also confident its vaccines can offer protection for up to three years.

 


 

8/09/2020

SBS News

Victoria has recorded 55 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths

Victoria has recorded 55 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours, as Premier Daniel Andrews says restrictions are having "considerable success".

 


 

8/09/2020

ABC News

The global search for the COVID-19 vaccine will likely produce more than one winner

While we do not know when a COVID-19 vaccine will arrive, there are some indications we may need more than one shot. Experts say we may need a booster shot or a combination of vaccines could be administered. According to several experts, mutations of the SARS CoV-2 virus should not hinder the vaccine race.

 


 

8/09/2020

ABC News

How do pandemics usually end? And how will this one finish?

Just over 100 years ago, a new strain of influenza infected a third of the world's population — but within just three years, the threat of this deadly flu had all but passed. This was a time before modern medical care and even before humans understood what viruses were. So what's changed since then?

 


 

8/09/2020

ABC News

NSW is the 'gold standard' for COVID-19 management according to the PM — here's why

It's being dubbed Australia's coronavirus success story — open businesses, (mostly) open borders, and slow infection growth. Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday described NSW's test-and-trace strategy as the "gold standard" in COVID-19 suppression.

 


 

7/09/2020

SBS News

Mobile coronavirus testing launched in Angaston after positive wastewater test in Barossa town

More than 200 UN staff have been infected by COVID-19 in Syria as the global body steps up contingency plans to combat the fast spread of the pandemic in the country.

 


 

7/09/2020

SBS News

Over 200 UN staff in Syria test positive to coronavirus

SA Health will run a mobile coronavirus testing clinic set up in Angaston this week after wastewater from the Barossa Valley town returned a positive result for COVID-19 over the weekend.

 


 

7/09/2020

RT News

The 1% blunder: How a simple but fatal math mistake by US Covid-19 experts caused the world to panic and order lockdowns

In February, US Covid guru Anthony Fauci predicted the virus was ‘akin to a severe flu’ and would therefore kill around 0.1 percent of people. Then fatality rate predictions were somehow mixed up to make it look ten times WORSE.

 


 

7/09/2020

9 News

COVID-19's 'serious, long-term impact' can improve with time, early evidence suggests

COVID-19 can have lasting impacts on the body, but there is hope that patients can not only recover over time, but can do so more quickly with pulmonary rehabilitation, preliminary research suggests.

 


 

7/09/2020

9 News

Coronavirus Victoria: What you need to know about the 14-day case average and how the state's tracking

For restrictions to be lifted further on September 28, Melbourne must record an average of between 30 and 50 new cases over a 14-day period.

 


 

7/09/2020

ABC News

Queensland records two new cases of coronavirus as Ipswich Hospital cluster grows

Queensland has recorded two new cases of coronavirus overnight. Health Minister Steven Miles said one, a woman in her 30s, was a healthcare worker at Ipswich Hospital.

 


 

7/09/2020

ABC News

Vaccine experts 'surprised' over Government's 'optimistic' COVID-19 vaccine rollout timeline

Vaccine experts have cautioned against the Federal Government's plan to have a COVID-19 vaccine ready by January next year, saying the "surprising" and "optimistic" time frame means safety measures could be "short-circuited".

 


 

4/09/2020

9 News

Victoria records another 59 coronavirus deaths and 81 new cases

Victoria has recorded another 59 coronavirus deaths as the state government prepares to reveal its roadmap out of lockdown.

 


 

4/09/2020

9 News

South Australia eases coronavirus restrictions on weddings, funerals, bars and football crowds

South Australia will ease COVID-19 restrictions on wedding and funeral numbers, eating and drinking at bars and football attendance from midnight.

 


 

4/09/2020

9 News

Europe pushed the limit of how far to reopen, now it may be too late to prevent a second virus wave

Coronavirus cases in Europe are "almost back" to the levels seen in March when infection rates first peaked, scientists have warned as concerns grow over a potential second wave.

 


 

4/09/2020

9 News

Seven of eight state and territories working to have open borders by Christmas: PM

Seven of eight state and territories working to have open borders by Christmas, the Prime Minister has confirmed.

 


 

3/09/2020

9 News

Treasurer reveals plan to kickstart Australian economy from worst slump since Great Depression

The government is considering fast-tracking person tax cuts to boost the economy as Australia experiences its worst slump since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

 


 

3/09/2020

9 News

Congo sees increase in plague, at least 10 deaths this year

Congo is seeing an upsurge in cases of the plague, as the vast Central African nation also battles outbreaks of COVID-19 and Ebola.

 


 

3/09/2020

9 News

NSW records 12 new coronavirus cases including one in Parkes from an unknown source

New South Wales has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hour reporting period, including one in the Central West region.

 


 

3/09/2020

9 News

Victoria records 113 new coronavirus cases, 15 more deaths

Victoria's tough COVID-19 measures are having the desired effect in containing the virus despite a rise in new cases today, Premier Daniel Andrews says.

 


 

3/09/2020

Reuters

U.S. CDC tells states to prep for COVID-19 vaccine distribution as soon as late October

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked state public health officials to prepare to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine to high-risk groups as soon as late October, documents published by the agency showed on Wednesday.

 


 

3/09/2020

USA Today

Fact check: CDC's data on COVID-19 deaths used incorrectly in misleading claims

The claim: Only 6% of reported COVID-19 deaths were the result of the coronavirus

 


 

2/09/2020

CNBC

Fauci debunks theories of low CDC coronavirus death toll: ‘There are 180,000-plus deaths’ in U.S.

Fauci told the ABC program “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that the CDC guidance, last updated on Aug. 26, indicates that of the people who have died from the virus, “a certain percentage of them had nothing else but just Covid.” However, people with underlying illnesses also die from Covid-19, he said.

 


 

2/09/2020

ABC News

Two new cases of coronavirus recorded in Queensland, both linked to existing COVID-19 cases

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says two new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the state overnight. Ms Palaszczuk said the latest cases were linked to existing known cases and authorities were comfortable with the results. She said the cases in South East Queensland were "contained" and did not consider the current outbreak significant.

 


 

2/09/2020

7 News

Victoria coronavirus cases at 90 and six deaths as end of Stage 4 nears

Victoria has recorded a slight increase in coronavirus cases as the planned end for Stage 4 nears. On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed there had been 90 cases in the past 24 hours, which is more than a dozen more than a day earlier. There have also been six further deaths recorded.

 


 

2/09/2020

SBS News

Josh Frydenberg set to announce first Australian recession in almost 30 years

Figures for the June quarter are expected to show the worst economic growth in at least 60 years, with a contraction of around six per cent because of the coronavirus pandemic. The data will confirm a technical recession, after a 0.3 per cent decline in gross domestic product in the March quarter.

 


 

2/09/2020

ABC News

Epidemiologist calls for mass testing of Melburnians with no coronavirus symptoms

The State Government has stopped short of allowing people with no COVID-19 symptoms to get tested. A large proportion of COVID-19 cases are infectious but asymptomatic. Downsides to mass testing include the costs, and risk of clogging the sytem.

 


 

2/09/2020

ABC News

Western Australia posts warmest winter on record as dozens of towns break heat records

WA's mean maximum temperature was 2.38C above average. Dozens of towns broke heat records across the state. Statewide rainfall was 46 per cent below the seasonal average.

 


 

2/09/2020

South China Morning Post

China’s coronavirus epicentre Wuhan returns to life, but economic scars run deep

Months after Wuhan reported its last coronavirus infection, much of the city appears to have returned to normality. But interviews with dozens of local residents show deep psychological scars and economic damage still lingers.

 


 

1/09/2020

Reuters

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say.

 


 

1/09/2020

ABC News

Australia Post set to break parcel delivery record, but service struggles with coronavirus demand and delays

But the service is struggling to keep up with demand and is plagued with delays, particularly in Victoria where online shopping is booming but the workforce is limited by the lockdown.

 


 

1/09/2020

SBS News

Despite travel bans, fruit pickers from the Pacific will arrive in the NT this month

Australian farmers have been given the green light to recruit seasonal workers from the Pacific and Timor Leste. It's a relief for workers and farmers, they tell SBS News.

 


 

1/09/2020

SBS News

Victoria records another 70 coronavirus cases and 5 deaths as vote looms on state of emergency

The Victorian parliament is on Tuesday likely to vote to extend the state of emergency, which Daniel Andrews initially wanted to extend by 12 months.

 


 

1/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: mass Covid-19 testing set to begin in Hong Kong as more than 553,000 sign up amid arguments over scheme

Hong Kong confirmed nine new Covid-19 cases on Monday, the day before the start of mass testing to identify invisible coronavirus carriers in the city, but arguments continued over the effectiveness and safety of the scheme.

 


 

1/09/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus may survive on outdoor surfaces for longer in autumn, US study suggests

Researchers find it could linger for up to a week outside in lower temperatures and humidity – more than the one to three days in summer. That could ‘potentially contribute to new outbreaks’ in northern hemisphere, they warn in non-peer-reviewed pape.

 


 

31/08/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus Australia: Mental health crisis looms as COVID-19 impacts all aspects of life

A major crisis is brewing in the shadow of coronavirus that will impact millions of Australians, even if they don’t catch the disease themselves, for years to come.

 


 

31/08/2020

ABC News

How do coronavirus antibody treatments work and what do they mean for COVID-19?

Much of the world's attention has been captured by the race for a coronavirus vaccine.

 


 

31/08/2020

9 News

Queensland private school closed after student tests positive

A Queensland private school will remain closed today after a student tested positive for coronavirus on the weekend.

 


 

31/08/2020

ABC News

China doubles down on Australia trade dispute with further probe into wine subsidies

China has escalated further its trade dispute with Australia by initiating a second investigation into Australian wines in less than a month, this time focusing on subsidised products.

 


 

31/08/2020

9 News

Sydney CBD cluster fears did not materialise, NSW reports 10 new cases

NSW recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus overnight, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian claiming the CBD cluster was now under control.

 


 

31/08/2020

ABC News

COVID-19 and the consequences of cascading and compounding disasters

First the fires, then storms, then floods, then COVID, the more floods and more storms. 2020 has been rough. Not just here but abroad, too.

 


 

31/08/2020

Zero Hedge

2020's Economic Destruction Due To The State's COVID Response Will Pale In Comparison To What's Coming!

Concerning economics in the United States today, the hierarchy begins with the top tier of self-proclaimed elites, those in central and high level banking, those in the large corporate world, those at the top of the ‘healthcare’ pyramid, and those controlling monetary and economic policy above the level of government, including the class running the large tax exempt foundations. While government is below this level, it is nonetheless responsible for the economic carnage because it is the initiator and enforcer of policies meant to enrich the few at the top at the expense of the many. This could never be more evident than it is today.

 


 

31/08/2020

Reuters

Mutated coronavirus strain found in Indonesia as cases jump

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A more infectious mutation of the new coronavirus has been found in Indonesia, the Jakarta-based Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology said on Sunday, as the Southeast Asian country’s caseload surges.

 


 

28/08/2020

Zero Hedge

Science Is Not About Consensus

Newsflash; real science is based on facts not “consensus”. I’m sick and tired of idiots beating me over the head with pseudoscience instead of sticking to the cold, hard facts. Show me the hard data that standing six feet from someone is necessary.

 


 

28/08/2020

9 News

Senior Chinese diplomat casts doubt on coronavirus originating in China

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi has cast doubt on coronavirus originating in China during an address in Oslo, Norway.

 


 

28/08/2020

ABC News

The Victorian branch of Pauline Hanson's One Nation says we should follow the COVID-19 approach of Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. Here's why that's problematic

CoronaCheck is RMIT ABC Fact Check's weekly email newsletter dedicated to fighting the misinformation infodemic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.

 


 

28/08/2020

9 News

Weather forecast Australia: More fire danger for WA and a warm weekend for Sydney

Victoria was buffeted by severe storms overnight, and today there are more severe fire warnings for WA — continuing this week's trend for extreme weather around the country.

 


 

28/08/2020

9 News

Yarra Valley Water issues tap water warning to 88 Melbourne suburbs after disaster storm

A mega 250,000 Melbourne households are unable to drink tap water this morning after a power outage during a destructive storm caused untreated water to enter the supply system.

 


 

28/08/2020

Summit News

Two Sydney schools closed after positive COVID-19 cases

Two Sydney schools were closed today after a staff member tested positive to COVID-19.

 


 

28/08/2020

7 News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes impassioned plea about interstate borders

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made an impassioned plea about the impact on everyday Australians of the nation’s interstate border closures.

 


 

28/08/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: Victoria records 113 new cases, 12 lives lost all linked to aged care

Victoria has today recorded 113 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 further deaths. The latest numbers indicate a drop in the number of daily fatalities after the state recorded 23 deaths yesterday.

 


 

28/08/2020

7 News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison makes impassioned plea about interstate borders

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made an impassioned plea about the impact on everyday Australians of the nation’s interstate border closures.

 


 

28/08/2020

Summit News

Australia: Authorities Give Themselves Power to Remove Children From Parents to Ensure COVID Compliance

Schedule 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 amends the Emergency Response Act 2004 to create new powers during “declared emergencies.”

 


 

28/08/2020

RT News

‘Famine of biblical proportions’ looms over humanity due to Covid-19, UN food chief warns

The Covid-19 pandemic may lead to a calamity of epic scale, with millions facing starvation worldwide, the head of the UN’s hunger-fighting body has warned.

 


 

27/08/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus testing in Melbourne went down — here's why some Aussies are avoiding the swab

On Wednesday, New South Wales announced it had carried out more than 25,000 tests, with Queensland conducting more than 20,000 tests. In contrast, Victoria only recorded 13,480.

 


 

27/08/2020

9 News

Foreign government deals at risk of being scrapped as PM seeks to boost powers

In an unprecedented show of constitutional powers, the Morrison Government is legislating new laws which would see a raft of deals with foreign governments wiped out. The Foreign Relations Bill, which has been propelled by national security fears, will give the foreign minister powers to review and cancel existing agreements set up by state governments, local councils and public universities.

 


 

27/08/2020

7 News

Woman may have caught coronavirus from airplane toilet, researchers say

Researchers say they have evidence that a woman caught coronavirus on a flight - perhaps in the plane’s toilet. The 28-year-old woman was among about 300 South Koreans evacuated from Italy at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in Milan in March, the researchers wrote in a US Centers for Disease Control publication. “On the flight from Milan, Italy, to South Korea, she wore an N95 mask, except when she used a toilet,” they wrote.

 


 

27/08/2020

SBS News

Queensland prisons in full lockdown after trainee officer contracts coronavirus

Prisons across Queensland have been placed into lockdown after an officer who helped to train employees tested positive to coronavirus.

 


 

27/08/2020

ABC News

Victoria coronavirus cases rise by 113 as state records 23 further COVID-19 deaths

Today's figures are down from 149 cases and 24 deaths on Wednesday. It comes as the State Government compromises on its 12-month extension to state of emergency laws.

 


 

26/08/2020

9 News

Australians researchers test breakthrough antibody therapy to defeat virus

Australian researchers are working on a coronavirus antibody program that could treat and prevent COVID-19, especially among the elderly and vulnerable.

 


 

26/08/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 24 deaths and 149 new coronavirus cases on second deadliest day of pandemic

Victoria has suffered a sharp rise in coronavirus deaths with 24 new fatalities, taking the state toll to 462 and national figure to 549.

 


 

26/08/2020

9 News

Premier vows to bring 'full force of the law' as investigation launched into superyacht family

The Queensland premier has vowed to bring "the full force of the law" on anyone found to be breaching the state's strict health exemption rules.

 


 

26/08/2020

ABC News

Five mystery coronavirus cases confirmed in NSW

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says there has been six new coronavirus infections in her state in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday.

 


 

26/08/2020

9 News

NSW records six new COVID-19 cases, one in hotel quarantine

There are six new cases of coronavirus in NSW, one in isolation in hotel quarantine. The other five are locally acquired without a known source, NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said today.

 


 

26/08/2020

SBS News

Hong Kong researchers report first case of coronavirus reinfection

There are concerns in Hong Kong after researchers there uncovered what they believe is the first case of COVID-19 reinfection.

 


 

25/08/2020

Zero Hedge

Let's Follow The History Of Science Instead

Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden is only the most high-profile politician to promise voters that he will “listen to the scientists,” mandate masks, and shut down the economy again if they so advise.

 


 

25/08/2020

Reuters

Qantas to cut up to 2,500 jobs as it outsources ground handling in Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) said on Tuesday it planned to cut up to 2,500 jobs by outsourcing its Australian ground handling operations to lower costs as it braces for a A$10 billion ($7.17 billion) hit to revenue due to the pandemic this financial year.

 


 

25/08/2020

SBS News

Yes, it has been raining a lot. But that doesn't mean Australia's drought has broken

Heavy rain in parts of Australia in recent months has raised hopes Australia’s protracted drought is finally over. But determining whether a region has recovered from drought is a complex undertaking.

 


 

25/08/2020

ABC News

South Australia to reverse coronavirus travel restrictions on Victorian border towns

South Australia's tough new border restrictions intended to combat the spread of coronavirus from Victoria will be relaxed just days after coming into effect, the SA Premier has confirmed.

 


 

25/08/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus hard lockdown of Melbourne public housing towers left residents feeling like 'criminals', inquiry hears

Victoria's hard lockdown of some of Melbourne's most vulnerable residents last month left the community feeling anxious, fearful and as if they were being "treated like criminals".

 


 

25/08/2020

9 News

Queensland man who attempted multiple illegal border crossings gets 200 hours community service

A Queensland man has been handed 200 hours of unpaid community service for breaching the state's COVID-19 health directions.

 


 

25/08/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 148 new coronavirus cases, eight deaths as battle to extend state of emergency looms

Victoria has recorded 148 new cases of coronavirus and eight more deaths, as it becomes increasingly unlikely Premier Daniel Andrews' bid to extend the current state of emergency for 12 months will pass parliament.

 


 

25/08/2020

ABC News

About '70 to 80pc' of Victorian healthcare workers with COVID-19 caught it at work, Government reveals

The Victorian Government says about "70 to 80 per cent" of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 during the state's second wave of infections caught it at work.

 


 

25/08/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: Queensland COVID-19 clinics overwhelmed as thousands rush to be tested

Coronavirus testing clinics in Brisbane have been overwhelmed as thousands of Queenslanders heed health advice to get tested after a number of new cases were identified at the weekend.

 


 

25/08/2020

9 News

High-risk coronavirus locations revealed in Victoria

A list of high-risk locations for contracting coronavirus in Victoria have been revealed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

 


 

25/08/2020

9 News

South Australia reinstates border 'buffer' with Victoria

The "buffer" zone between the South Australia-Victorian border will be reinstated, in a string of changes made to the state's coronavirus restrictions.

 


 

24/08/2020

ABC News

Convalescent plasma coronavirus treatment granted emergency use authorisation in US by FDA

US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of the use of convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients in treating the disease.

 


 

24/08/2020

Business Insider

A swarm of locusts of biblical proportions is threatening the food supply of 20 million people in East Africa

Swarms of locusts in East African countries are threatening the food supply of more than 20 million people at a time when food is already scarce because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

24/08/2020

ABC News

Do I need to wear a mask in Queensland? Five key points from Dr Jeannette Young's coronavirus press conference

There are now 10 cases linked to the outbreak at a Brisbane youth detention centre, bringing Queensland's number of active COVID-19 cases to 18.

 


 

24/08/2020

ABC News

Where are the Queensland COVID hotspots, how many cases are there, and which symptoms mean I need a test?

Queensland's coronavirus cluster is growing, and authorities are trying to stem the outbreak before it gets out of control.

 


 

24/08/2020

9 News

Victoria virus cases drop to lowest point in seven weeks, 15 new deaths

Victoria has reported 116 new coronavirus cases, its lowest level since July 5, and 15 deaths in the past 24 hours.

 


 

24/08/2020

SBS News

South Korea had largely controlled the coronavirus outbreak but it's now under tight restrictions again

South Korea ramped up coronavirus restrictions on Sunday to try to contain a growing outbreak, as many countries around the world battled worrying surges in infections.

 


 

24/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: China has been using Covid-19 vaccine candidate on key workers since July, health official says

China has been administering Covid-19 vaccine candidates to selected groups of workers, including medical staff and border inspection officials, for more than a month, a senior health official said on Sunday.

 


 

24/08/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus update: Top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci praises Australia's COVID-19 response

Top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci says Australia is among the countries held up as an example of those that have managed COVID-19 the right way.

 


 

21/08/2020

9 News

Victoria records 179 new cases, lowest daily total in more than a month

Victoria has recorded another day of decline coronavirus case, with 179 new cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours.

 


 

21/08/2020

9 News

Red eyes and conjunctivitis new symptoms of COVID-19

Doctors are noticing a number of new signs emerge in patients presenting to hospital with COVID-19, Dr Carmel Crock from the Royal Victorian Ear and Eye Hospital in Melbourne has told Today.

 


 

21/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Into the unknown: virus hunters and their quest to stop the next pandemic

For months, the World Health Organisation has been preparing an international mission to China to find the origins of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.

 


 

21/08/2020

9 News

NSW records just one new coronavirus case

New South Wales has recorded just one new case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

 


 

21/08/2020

SBS News

Greg Hunt won't rule out stripping welfare benefits from people who refuse coronavirus vaccine

Health Minister Greg Hunt has refused to rule out a proposal to strip welfare from people who refuse a coronavirus vaccine.

 


 

21/08/2020

ABC News

How far do coronavirus testing swabs go up your nose?

Most of us have heard a horror story about COVID-19 testing, where it feels like the swab goes right through to the person's brain.

 


 

21/08/2020

9 News

No new coronavirus cases in Queensland after detention centre scare

No new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Queensland overnight, with authorities breathing a sigh of relief after a scare at a Brisbane juvenile detention centre.

 


 

20/08/2020

ABC News

China, Russia, the US and UK have all picked COVID-19 vaccine 'winners' — this week is Australia's turn

A COVID-19 vaccine — the thing that will bring back some semblance of normality to Australian lives. And yesterday — according to the Federal Government, at least — it got that little bit closer.

 


 

20/08/2020

Business Insider

'We're an airline that can't really fly': Qantas has reported a full-year loss of $1.96 billion, as COVID-19 continues to slam the airline industry

Qantas has reported a statutory loss of $1.96 billion for the last financial year. CEO Alan Joyce lamented the fact that, despite a strong first half year, the global pandemic had meant the airline “can’t really fly to many places”. He claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic had punched a $4 billion hole in revenue.

 


 

20/08/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus Victoria: 240 new cases, 13 deaths recorded

The new figures came after Premier Daniel Andrews said Victoria‘s lockdown is at risk of being extended because of a major issue facing the state, despite falling case numbers.

 


 

20/08/2020

7 News

Brisbane youth detention centre worker confirmed as positive, tracing underway

A woman worked at a Brisbane detention centre while sick before testing positive for coronavirus. The 76-year-old woman’s diagnosis was confirmed by Queensland government said on Thursday, sparking urgent contract tracing.

 


 

20/08/2020

South China Morning Post

China-India border dispute: advanced fighter jets sent to nearby airbases

Two J-20s seen at Hotan airbase in China’s Xinjiang region, while India has deployed five new Rafales to Ladakh, according to media reports. As tensions remain high, the two neighbours are seeking to gain the advantage on the roof of the world.

 


 

20/08/2020

ABC News

Scott Morrison walks back mandatory coronavirus vaccination comments

Mr Morrison said on Wednesday morning he would expect the vaccine would be as "mandatory as possible". He has now walked back those comments, saying nobody will be forced to be vaccinated.

 


 

20/08/2020

ABC News

Sweden took a gamble with its herd immunity coronavirus strategy. Was it worth it?

Sweden's coronavirus suppression strategy was an experiment that few other nations dared champion. The country's approach has been more liberal than the lockdowns imposed in neighbouring countries or, indeed, around the world.

 


 

20/08/2020

Microsoft News

Thousands die unrelated to COVID and ‘none have resulted in lockdowns’

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have released a report listing the causes of death in Australia, all of which have not resulted in lockdowns, according to Sky News host Paul Murray.

 


 

19/08/2020

Business Insider

Australia's trade partnership with China may have just passed its peak, as wine exports become the latest dispute

China’s commerce ministry commenced an investigation into allegations that Australian producers were ‘dumping’ wine into the Chinese market at artificially low prices. While federal MPs, including Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, dispute the allegations, the investigation opens a 12-month window for the Chinese government to take action against Australian exports.

 


 

19/08/2020

ABC News

COVID-19 symptoms are most likely to appear in a specific order, research finds

There are many reasons why coronavirus is difficult to control, but the fact it mimics the symptoms of other common viruses, including the flu, presents a major hurdle. But new evidence suggests there is a certain order in which COVID-19 symptoms appear, and researchers hope their findings will enable earlier testing.

 


 

19/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: developing a vaccine is one problem to solve, getting people to use it is another

Vaccination hesitancy may harm the chances of reopening communities. Medical experts say rapid vaccine development is causing public anxiety but wide-scale immunisation may be the only route back to a safe society.

 


 

19/08/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 216 coronavirus infections and 12 deaths as spotlight falls on testing rate

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has cautioned that lower testing rates might be linked to a recent run of lower case numbers.

 


 

19/08/2020

7 News

Study finds coronavirus droplets can be spread by flushing public urinals

A new study suggests flushing public urinals can spread coronavirus. The research, conducted in China, found that flushing a urinal causes an “alarming upward flow” of droplets. Some of those may be COVID-19 particles.

 


 

19/08/2020

ABC News

Australia locks in coronavirus vaccine deal to produce Oxford University-AstraZeneca candidate if approved

The Australian Government has signed an agreement with AstraZeneca to secure Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine, if trials prove successful. If it is successful, Australia will be able to manufacture it domestically. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged to make the vaccine free for all Australians.

 


 

19/08/2020

SBS News

Scott Morrison says a coronavirus vaccine would be 'as mandatory as you can possibly make it'

Scott Morrison says a coronavirus vaccine will be "as mandatory as you can possibly make it" for Australians if a trial is successful.

 


 

18/08/2020

ABC News

Victoria records another 17 deaths amid sharp drop in new coronavirus case numbers

Victoria has recorded 222 new COVID-19 cases, its lowest figure in a month, while 17 more deaths take the state toll to 351 and the national figure to 438.

 


 

18/08/2020

ABC News

Perth Royal Show cancelled as WA phase 5 eased restrictions pushed back in WA by two months

The new phase 5 date of October 24 remains "tentative", the WA Premier says. Next month's Perth Royal Show has been cancelled based on health advice. WA has one new COVID-19 case after a returning resident tested positive.

 


 

18/08/2020

7 News

Only three new coronavirus cases reported across New South Wales

New South Wales has reported three new coronavirus cases overnight from more than 13,000 tests. Two of the cases were locally transmitted and one was diagnosed in a returned traveller.

 


 

17/08/2020

ABC News

Auckland's coronavirus cluster grows by 12 as calls intensify to postpone New Zealand's election

New Zealand's deputy PM Winston Peters has sided with the opposition to ask Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to postpone the country's election.

 


 

17/08/2020

ABC News

Auckland's coronavirus cluster grows by 12 as calls intensify to postpone New Zealand's election

New Zealand's deputy PM Winston Peters has sided with the opposition to ask Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to postpone the country's election.

 


 

17/08/2020

ABC News

Two men fined for breaching ACT coronavirus self-isolation requirements

Two men have been fined $1,000 for flouting the ACT's COVID-19 isolation rules in separate incidents over the weekend.

 


 

17/08/2020

SBS News

How climate change is spreading current diseases and could expose new epidemics

Global warming is boosting the spread of tropical diseases as mosquitoes travel to temperate regions. If it melts the world's permafrost, it has the potential to unleash pathogens trapped for centuries.

 


 

17/08/2020

9 News

Sydney high school closed, trial HSC exam postponed after student tests positive

A top Sydney selective school has been forced to close and HSC trial exams have been put on hold after a student tested positive for coronavirus.

 


 

17/08/2020

9 News/p>

France records highest one-day rise since May; New Zealand reports 13 new cases

France has recorded its highest one-day rise in coronavirus infections since May, New Zealand is reporting 13 new cases and vacationers to Italy are now undergoing mandatory screenings upon arrival.

 


 

17/08/2020

9 News

Hambleton House care home residents to be evacuated by tonight after major quarantine breach

Residents at a Melbourne special accommodation facility are due to be evacuated by tonight after a breach in coronavirus restrictions.

 


 

17/08/2020

9 News/p>

NSW records seven new cases of coronavirus

New South Wales has recorded seven new cases of coronavirus. Six of those were community transmission while one was a returned traveller from overseas, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed.

 


 

14/08/2020

9 News

Queensland records two new cases of coronavirus

Queensland has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 after four days of no new infections.

 


 

14/08/2020

9 News/p>

Top doctors confirm there is 'no evidence' you can get COVID-19 through food

Health experts say there's no evidence the coronavirus can be transmitted through food.

 


 

14/08/2020

9 News

Trump rejects call for masks for all Americans from US presidential candidate Joe Biden

US presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for an America-wide protective mask mandate, citing health experts' predictions that it could save 40,000 lives from coronavirus over the next three months.

 


 

14/08/2020

9 News/p>

Coronavirus data Victoria: How many COVID-19 cases in your suburb and postcode

Suburbs in Melbourne's west have the greatest number of active coronavirus cases, health data has revealed.

 


 

14/08/2020

9 News

Victoria records 372 new virus cases, 14 additional deaths

Victoria has recorded 372 new virus cases and 14 additional deaths, health authorities have confirmed.

 


 

14/08/2020

9 News

Coronavirus spreads outside of Auckland as boy, six, tests positive

Virus hunters in New Zealand are racing to determine whether the mystery outbreak after 100 days COVID-free could have been freighted into the country in frozen food or even remain frozen in a cold storage facility for weeks.

 


 

14/08/2020

Reuters

Into the fog: How Britain lost track of the coronavirus

To tackle the invisible virus, doctors and health specialists first needed to find it. But with few tests, little contact tracing and a government culture of secrecy, they lost sight of the enemy.

 


 

14/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus latest: more than 750,000 dead as Europe struggles with second virus wave

The total number of people killed by the coronavirus pandemic around the world passed 750,000 on Thursday, with some countries toughening control measures as caseloads once again creep up.

 


 

13/08/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus New Zealand: Virus hunters investigate frozen food risk

Virus hunters in New Zealand are racing to determine whether the mystery outbreak after 100 days COVID-free could have been freighted into the country in frozen food or even remain frozen in a cold storage facility for weeks.

 


 

13/08/2020

7 News

Victoria records 278 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths

Victoria has reported fewer than 300 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, for the first time in more than a fortnight.

 


 

13/08/2020

ABC News

Locust and coronavirus crises are threatening to drive large-scale famine in Africa

The arrival of locusts is an ominous and eerie sight. It's like a cloud has moved across the sun. The sky starts to darken, you hear a "clackety-clack" sound, and millions of locusts fly overhead.

 


 

13/08/2020

ABC News

Hand washing and social distancing decline in WA, sparking warnings of complacency

In July just 38 per cent of WA residents always practiced physical distancing. Adherence to hand hygiene guidelines has fallen sharply in recent months. Officials warn virus threat has not been eliminated in WA.

 


 

12/08/2020

News.com.au

New Zealand lockdown: Stage 3 restrictions after new coronavirus cases

Three colleagues of one of the new cases in New Zealand have been isolated after showing symptoms of COVID-19.

 


 

12/08/2020

7 News

Panic buying breaks out in New Zealand after mystery coronavirus cases emerge

Panic buying has broken out in Auckland after four mystery coronavirus cases were diagnosed in New Zealand’s largest city, the country’s first confirmed cases in 102 days. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the shock news and plans to plunge the city’s 1.6 million residents into a snap stage three lockdown during a late-night press conference on Tuesday.

 


 

12/08/2020

South China morning Post

Coronavirus vaccine pre-orders top 5 billion in worldwide scramble for supplies

From Japan to Brazil, nations move to secure vaccines, while Russia claims world first with Sputnik V. Trump announces US$1.5 billion deal with Moderna for 100 million doses.

 


 

12/08/2020

South China morning Post

Coronaviruses are widespread among bats and rats sold for food, study warns

Study by Vietnamese researchers highlights how wild animal trade increases risk of humans becoming infected by diseases such as Covid-19. Coronaviruses were found in 58 out of 70 sites studied in the south of the country.

 


 

12/08/2020

SBS News

Auckland to go back into lockdown after New Zealand records first community coronavirus cases in 102 days

Residents in New Zealand’s largest city will go back into at least three days of lockdown after the country recorded four new coronavirus cases with no known source of infection.

 


 

12/08/2020

SBS News

Victoria records another 21 deaths and 410 new coronavirus cases on deadliest day of pandemic so far

Another 21 people have died and 410 Victorians have contracted coronavirus. The record number of deaths, tweeted by the Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, takes the state toll to 267 and the national toll to 352.

 


 

12/08/2020

Reuters

Putin hails new Sputnik moment as Russia is first to approve a COVID-19 vaccine

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move Moscow likened to its success in the Cold War-era space race.

 


 

11/08/2020

7 News

Coronavirus vaccine could be available earlier than expected

Australia’s acting chief medical officer says he’s hopeful a coronavirus vaccine will be available soon.

 


 

11/08/2020

ABC News

Shoalhaven residents assess damage after worst flood on NSW South Coast since 1991

The deluge prompted hundreds of calls for help to the SES, which performed 28 flood rescues. Tallowa Dam spilled about 20 years' worth of local water use in just 24 hours. More than 13,000 homes were without power at the height of the event.

 


 

11/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 20 million

It took about six months to reach 10 million infections, but just 43 days to double that tally. US, Brazil and India account for more than half of known cases.

 


 

11/08/2020

ABC News

NSW coronavirus cases are steady, but 'bad luck' could send it the way of Victoria

As Victorian coronavirus cases surged, NSW shut the border and held its breath, hoping it would not see a similar outbreak. It hasn't, yet.

 


 

11/08/2020

ABC News

Victoria's coronavirus cases are declining, but when are we likely to see restrictions eased?

Experts say Melbourne should aim for daily case numbers in the double digits before lifting restrictions. The number of mystery cases is still high, overwhelming contact tracers. Some countries are living with the virus in low levels without eliminating it.

 


 

11/08/2020

9 News

Student tests positive to virus, sparking fresh health alert on NSW south coast

A fresh coronavirus case has prompted a health alert for the New South Wales south coast, just weeks after the region was hit by the virus. A student at Batemans Bay High School has tested positive to COVID-19, forcing the closure of the school as authorities begin contact tracing.

 


 

11/08/2020

SBS News

Another 19 people have died from coronavirus in Victoria as the state records 331 new cases

Victoria on Tuesday recorded 331 new coronavirus cases, and another 19 deaths. It's the second day in a row of a record 19 deaths. It brings the state's toll to 247 and the national figure to 332.

 


 

10/08/2020

SBS News

Should I wear a mask? What happened to the app? Your latest coronavirus questions

More than six months on from the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Australia, people are still asking questions about the transmission, tracing, and treatment of the virus. Here, health experts give their advice.

 


 

10/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Australia has deadliest day as New Zealand records 100 days without a domestic case

New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease.

 


 

10/08/2020

9 News

Interactive: Australia's coronavirus cases by numbers and hotspot locations

As the number of COVID-19 cases skyrockets around the world, Australia continues its daily battle against the virus.

 


 

10/08/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cluster linked to Tangara School for Girls grows as 50,000 come forward for testing

The cluster of coronavirus cases at a school in Sydney's north west has grown to nine, health authorities have confirmed.

 


 

10/08/2020

ABC News

Number of active coronavirus cases among Victorian health workers hits 1,065 as Premier orders more N95 masks

There are now 1,065 active cases of COVID-19 among healthcare workers in Victoria, according to Premier Daniel Andrews.

 


 

10/08/2020

ABC News

Key takeaways from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews' latest coronavirus press conference

Victoria has recorded a record number of coronavirus deaths for the second consecutive day.

 


 

7/08/2020

9 News

More than 40 Victorian LGAs have mystery coronavirus cases

Forty-four local government areas across Victoria have been listed as hotspots for mystery cases of coronavirus.

 


 

7/08/2020

Reuters

U.S. lifts global health coronavirus travel advisory

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursday lifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued a raft of high-level warnings for individual countries.

 


 

7/08/2020

ABC News

Queensland police to show 'no leniency' on coronavirus border restrictions as long delays expected at checkpoints

Police are urging patience as they ramp up checks at the border ahead of the looming shutdown to New South Wales and ACT residents early on Saturday morning.

 


 

7/08/2020

9 News

SA Opposition Leader going into isolation after visiting school cluster

A coronavirus cluster at an adult education college in Adelaide has forced approximately 1100 staff and students into self-isolation.

 


 

7/08/2020

9 News

Anti-mask rally organisers arrested for planning Melbourne protest

The organisers of an anti-mask rally planned for Melbourne's CBD this weekend have been arrested.

 


 

6/08/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 471 new coronavirus infections while Melbourne's aged-care cluster balloons to 1500

Victoria has recorded 471 new coronavirus cases overnight, down from a record-breaking daily tally of 725 on Wednesday.

 


 

6/08/2020

7 News

Health Minister Greg Hunt's message to people giving fake details at pubs and restaurants

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has delivered an impassioned plea for people to stop giving false details when going out to restaurants, pubs and clubs during the coronavirus crisis. “Right now each of us has this extraordinary gift... your actions can help save lives, protect lives or inadvertently risk the lives of others,” he told Sunrise on Wednesday.

 


 

6/08/2020

9 News

Student tests positive to COVID-19, forcing NSW school and two football clubs into self-isolation

A school and two football teams in New South Wales have been linked to a confirmed case of coronavirus, forcing students and players into self-isolation.

 


 

6/08/2020

News.com.au

No overseas flights for ‘a few years’: Virgin boss

Virgin’s boss predicts the coronavirus pandemic will halt international travel for the airline until at least 2023 after 3000 jobs were cut.

 


 

6/08/2020

ABC News

How this Sydney aged-care home averted a coronavirus disaster

It's a stark contrast to the aged-care disaster unfolding in Victoria — a group of nurses clapping and dancing in a nursing home, celebrating a major win against the coronavirus.

 


 

6/08/2020

ABC News

Why was there a COVID-19 outbreak in Colac's abattoir, but not one in Warrnambool?

Last month, two abattoirs in south-west Victoria were visited by inspectors who later tested positive for COVID-19 and were contagious while on site, but only one of the cases led to a large outbreak.

 


 

5/08/2020

ZeroHedge

Destroying Western Media's "Swedish Public Health Disaster" Narrative In Two Simple Charts

Since the end of July, there have been a lot of completely false and misleading stories about the failures of Sweden’s no lockdown policy and Sweden officials’ choices to not tyrannically shut down businesses in Sweden, to only suggest that the elderly vulnerable population self-quarantine, and to allow for the complete normalization of life under the conditions.

 


 

5/08/2020

Business Insider

Woolworths is trialling its own contact tracing tool in Victoria and New South Wales

Woolworths is trialling a contact tracing system across some of its stores. It will involve customers voluntarily using a QR code to check in and register their contact details. The initiative is spread across 11 Woolworths supermarkets in Victoria and one in metro New South Wales.

 


 

5/08/2020

Business Insider

Deliveries of household essentials like bread and milk could be slashed by a third under Melbourne's stage four restrictions, logistics companies warn

Deliveries of household essentials like bread and milk to Melbourne supermarkets could be slashed by one-third if new rules that restrict staffing in warehouses go ahead, logistics companies have warned.

 


 

5/08/2020

ABC News

From sniffer dogs to sewage testing, scientists are finding new ways to detect COVID-19s

Let's take a look at how Australian researchers are exploring these less traditional tracing systems and how close we are to implementing them.

 


 

5/08/2020

ABC News

NSW health authorities confirm 12 new coronavirus cases

Health authorities in NSW have confirmed 12 new coronavirus infections with the source of one infection unknown. One of the cases was a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. Ten of the confirmed cases were locally acquired and linked to known clusters, authorities said.

 


 

5/08/2020

7 News

Postmenopausal women with low estrogen levels at higher risk of severe COVID-19, study finds

The study, led by researchers at King’s College London, found that high levels of estrogen may have a protective effect against coronavirus.

 


 

5/08/2020

SBS News

Queensland to close its border to all of NSW and ACT from Saturday

Queensland will shut its border to NSW and the ACT this week after people continued to dodge mandatory quarantine.

 


 

5/08/2020

News.com.au

Virgin Australia cuts 3000 jobs and axes Tigerair airline

Virgin Australia will shed about one-third of its workforce, kill off Tigerair and suspend long-haul international routes as rebrands as a “value airline”.

 


 

5/08/2020

ABC News

Victoria to report 725 new coronavirus cases

The ABC understands Victoria will report about 725 new coronavirus cases today. Many Victorian businesses will be forced to shut down from midnight tonight, with a quarter of a million workers told to stay at home. Those who still have jobs to go to will need to carry a permit on their way to work.

 


 

4/08/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus NSW: COVID-19 Sydney updates

NSW has recorded a spate of mystery cases in the past week, with a top doctor warning a rise in this number could spark harsher restrictions for the state.

 


 

4/08/2020

ABC News

Two new coronavirus cases confirmed in SA including possible community transmission

SA Health said the two new cases are both women in their 20s, with one of the cases possibly acquired through community transmission. The other is linked to the cluster identified yesterday at two schools in Adelaide — Roma Mitchell College and Thebarton Senior College. It is believed the woman had been to several places while infectious.

 


 

4/08/2020

ABC News

Victoria records 439 coronavirus cases as Daniel Andrews announces tougher penalties for breaches

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced tough new penalties for people who fail to self-isolate when required, as the state records 439 new coronavirus cases and 11 further deaths, all of which are linked to aged care.

 


 

4/08/2020

BBC

Coronavirus: Dozens test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship

At least 41 passengers and crew on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19, officials say. Hundreds more passengers who travelled on the MS Roald Amundsen are in quarantine and awaiting test results, the company that owns the ship said.

 


 

4/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: WHO warns of long road ahead, may never be a ‘silver bullet’

The World Health Organisation said for now, stopping Covid-19 outbreaks comes down to basics like face masks, social distancing and testing.

 


 

4/08/2020

ABC News

Melbourne lockdown could cause coronavirus recession to last all year, economists warn

NAB warns there is a 50-50 chance the recession Australia is in will extend to the end of September. Others warn it may last all year Victoria is likely to see a further 10-15 per cent blow to its economy from the new, tougher lockdowns. The state accounts for nearly a quarter of Australia's GDP. Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood says the closure of childcare and schools will force many people out of the workforce.

 


 

4/08/2020

SBS News

Australia set to face food shortages due to Victoria's coronavirus restrictions

Victoria's massive scaling back of food manufacturing in an effort to stop the coronavirus spread is expected to affect Australia's food supply chain.

 


 

3/08/2020

9 News

NSW reports 13 new virus cases as premier faces calls to shut Victoria border

NSW has recorded 13 fresh cases of coronavirus overnight, including a new infection from Victoria, which could further destabilise the southern border.

 


 

3/08/2020

9 News

Woolworths liquor warehouse workers walk off the job amid coronavirus safety fears

More than 240 Woolworths liquor warehouse workers have walked off the job in Melbourne's south-west amid safety fears after an employee tested positive to COVID-19 last week.

 


 

3/08/2020

9 News

Why does coronavirus affect people differently?

We're now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most people on the planet.

 


 

3/08/2020

ABC News

Adelaide students in self-isolation following school cases as south-east border crosser arrested

About 40 Adelaide students are in self-isolation after a woman with coronavirus attended two Adelaide schools.

 


 

3/08/2020

ABC News

Victoria has enacted a state of disaster to enforce coronavirus restrictions. Here's what that means

Six months after Victoria declared a state of disaster to deal with the summer's fires, the dramatic legislation has again come into effect to deal with the "public health bushfire" of coronavirus.

 


 

3/08/2020

Zero Hedge

Vaccine Hunt: Is Injecting Human Volunteers With COVID-19 Ethical?

In the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, an ethical debate is brewing over whether it's justifiable to deliberately infect healthy volunteers with the disease in the hopes of achieving a scientific breakthrough sooner, according to the South China Morning Post.

 


 

3/08/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus cases worldwide pass 18 million as hard-hit US enters ‘new phase’

Global coronavirus cases topped 18 million on Monday, according to Johns Hopkins University, with the pandemic adding a million reported infections about every four days.

 


 

3/08/2020

9 News

Panic buying concerns as Melbourne re-enters lockdown

Residents in Melbourne are being urged not to panic buy after the city went back into stage four restrictions.

 


 

3/08/2020

Zero Hedge

One Of The First Ships To Resume Cruising Is Having A COVID Outbreak

On second thought, maybe it was too soon. One of the first cruise ships in the world to resume sailing since the coronavirus-caused worldwide halt to cruising in March is experiencing a significant outbreak of the illness that already has sent several people to the hospital.

 


 

3/08/2020

9 News

Alarm after coronavirus outbreaks hit European mink farms

Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people.

 


 

3/08/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: SA schools shut down amid new cases and concern over community transmission risk

Two South Australian schools have been shut down after someone who attended them tested positive to COVID-19.

 


 

31/07/2020

9 News

Border restrictions a re-emerging flashpoint as COVID-19 cases rise

New tensions are building between Australian states as premiers clash over plans to block travellers at risk of spreading coronavirus from growing hotspots.

 


 

31/07/2020

Reuters

As pandemic rages on, world economic recovery looks ever more shaky: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - The world economic outlook has dimmed again, with still-rising coronavirus infections and the risk of renewed lockdowns increasing the chances that any rebound will reverse course, according to Reuters polls of over 500 economists globally.

 


 

31/07/2020

Zero Hedge

Florida, California Suffer Record COVID-19 Deaths As Texas Cases Top NY: Live Updates

Update (1740ET): In the latest example of a 'credible' mainstream media organization imputing racial factors that aren't really present, the "nonpartisan" investigative news organization Propublica reported Thursday that Hispanic Texans in the Houston area were bearing "the brunt" of the coronavirus outbreak in Houston.

 


 

31/07/2020

9 News

Weather forecast Australia: Severe frosts in Victoria, coastal wind warnings in several states

Several states are waking to a chilly morning, with the weekend's forecast likely to bring showers, strong winds and wild weather.

 


 

31/07/2020

9 News

With Greater Sydney a declared coronavirus hotspot tomorrow 8000 travellers are expected to flood into Queensland

Police expect 8000 people will fly into Brisbane today from interstate with people keen to get back before those borders close to people from Greater Sydney.

 


 

31/07/2020

9 News

Everybody in Victoria with coronavirus passing it on to another person on average

Everybody in Victoria with coronavirus is on average passing it on to another person, Premier Daniel Andrews says.

 


 

30/07/2020

7 News

Infectious Queensland teen has not disclosed her movements with contact tracers

Queensland health authorities have revealed one of two women who tested positive for coronavirus after returning from Melbourne has not assisted with contact tracing. Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young urged all Queenslanders to download the COVIDSafe app after one of three cases recorded on Wednesday refused to comply.

 


 

30/07/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus: New restrictions announced for Victoria after record case spike

Premier Daniel Andrews said mandatory face coverings would now apply in regional Victoria, as well as metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.

 


 

30/07/2020

SBS News

'Far too many' Victorians are going to work while sick. Far too many have no choice

The casualisation of the Australian workforce creates huge vulnerability for workers and for the public's efforts to suppress COVID-19.

 


 

30/07/2020

ABC News

NSW Health records 18 coronavirus cases overnight

Two of those cases are returned overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.

 


 

30/07/2020

7 News

Queensland braces for community transmission coronavirus outbreak

Queensland is bracing itself for an outbreak of community transmission after three people tested positive to COVID-19 including two teens who returned from Victoria but did not quarantine.

 


 

30/07/2020

ABC News

Victorian coronavirus cases rise by 723 in new pandemic record

Victoria has confirmed a further 723 new cases of coronavirus and 13 deaths, Australia's highest daily totals since the pandemic started.

 


 

29/07/2020

Zero Hedge

US-China Military Conflict Deemed "Highly Likely" To "Almost Certain" Over Next 3 Years

A top independent Australia-based think tank which regularly advises the Canberra government has produced a "risk assessment" studying the likelihood of America and China going to war. Involving defense experts around the world, the study was undertaken on the heels of the US sending two carrier strike groups to sail through the South China Sea in provocative "freedom of navigation" operations.

 


 

29/07/2020

SBS News

Scores forced to self-isolate after 'reckless' Queensland women who travelled interstate test positive

Scores of people will have to isolate and a private school is closed after two women returning from Melbourne tested positive to coronavirus in Queensland overnight. The women, who flew back from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 after travelling together, were active in the community for eight days before isolating.

 


 

29/07/2020

Zero Hedge

Opinion: 10 US COVID-19 Charts You Need To See

If you listen to the mainstream media, it’s safe to say you’re probably not getting a balanced picture of the USA’s coronavirus situation.

 


 

29/07/2020

Zero Hedge

Opinion: COVID-19 Shows America Is Vulnerable To Biological Terror, And Weaponized Viruses Are Surprisingly Easy To Make

Thanks to dramatic leaps in technology over the last couple of decades, it has become very easy to create and weaponize viruses, and once such a biological weapon is released we may never even know who attacked.

 


 

29/07/2020

News.com.au

Why JobSeeker, JobKeeper reductions could cause economic crisis

The worst is coming. There’s a fiscal cliff on the horizon for the economy and it will affect everyday Aussies and big businesses alike.

 


 

29/07/2020

7 News

WHO says coronavirus 'likes all weather'

A World Health Organisation official has described the COVID-19 pandemic as “one big wave” and warned against complacency in the northern hemisphere summer since the infection does not share influenza’s tendency to follow seasons.

 


 

29/07/2020

SBS News

Army medics sent into Victoria's coronavirus-stricken aged care facilities amid staff shortages

Hospital staff and army medics are being sent into Victoria's aged care facilities as part of efforts to contain growing coronavirus outbreaks.

 


 

29/07/2020

ABC News

Queensland's Parklands Christian College closed after employee who travelled interstate tests positive for coronavirus

Parklands Christian College will undergo cleaning after Queensland Health confirmed a woman tested positive late yesterday after last week returning from interstate.

 


 

29/07/2020

ABC News

Queensland's Parklands Christian College closed after employee who travelled interstate tests positive for coronavirus

Parklands Christian College will undergo cleaning after Queensland Health confirmed a woman tested positive late yesterday after last week returning from interstate.

 


 

28/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Most Brazilian coronavirus strains had origins in Europe, study finds

Researchers from Brazil and Britain find 75 per cent of strains in country can be genetically traced to three groups from Europe.

 


 

28/07/2020

South China Morning Post

China’s worst floods in decades

Heavy rains are putting the Yangtze River at risk of repeating the devastating floods of 1998 which left more than 4,000 people dead and 14 million homeless. The latest natural disaster comes in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and an escalating trade war with the US.

 


 

28/07/2020

9 News

Bushfires killed or displaced 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds and 51 million frogs

Almost three billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia's most recent summer bushfires. The figure is almost three times more than an earlier estimate released in January.

 


 

28/07/2020

9 News

Bushfires killed or displaced 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds and 51 million frogs

Almost three billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia's most recent summer bushfires. The figure is almost three times more than an earlier estimate released in January.

 


 

28/07/2020

ABC News

Victoria's coronavirus numbers continue to grow with 384 new cases and six deaths

Victoria has recorded 384 new coronavirus cases, and six more patients with COVID-19 have died. Mr Andrews also announced "with some regret" that elective surgeries would be cancelled, except for category one and the most urgent category two procedures.

 


 

28/07/2020

7 News

Coronavirus pandemic job losses shift from youth in hospitality to white-collar professionals

More than half the early coronavirus recession job losses were under-30s, but more older workers are now starting to feel the pain. Workers under 35 experienced almost zero growth in real wages following the global financial crisis. KPMG's chief economist warns older workers they may be overlooked for more tech-savvy younger hires in the pandemic recovery.

 


 

28/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus pandemic job losses shift from youth in hospitality to white-collar professionals

More than half the early coronavirus recession job losses were under-30s, but more older workers are now starting to feel the pain. Workers under 35 experienced almost zero growth in real wages following the global financial crisis. KPMG's chief economist warns older workers they may be overlooked for more tech-savvy younger hires in the pandemic recovery.

 


 

28/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cases aren't coming down despite Victoria's lockdowns. Experts seek to explain why

By now the case numbers were hoped to be dramatically lower, says Dr Philip Russo, president of the Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control. But the fact we only have a loose lid on infection doesn't come down to the Government's response; it's squarely on the public, Dr Russo says. "Clearly people aren't following the guidelines and perhaps there's a sense that they're not going to be bothered too much if they do get the infection," Dr Russo says.

 


 

27/07/2020

9 News

Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest, may be in danger of breaching

China's Three Gorges Dam is being tested to its limits as widespread flooding continues along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, with all of its major arteries already swamped.

 


 

24/07/2020

ABC News

Intensive care nurse's blunt warning over coronavirus risk to younger adults

A senior Melbourne intensive care nurse says hospitals are preparing for the prospect of deaths among younger Victorians as authorities battle to rein in the state's coronavirus cases.

 


 

24/07/2020

ABC News

Queensland ramps up coronavirus restrictions in licensed venues as two new cases recorded

After three weeks of being allowed to stand and consume drinks in licensed venues, Queenslanders will be again forced to sit by the state's Chief Health Officer.

 


 

24/07/2020

9 News

Niagara Falls tourist boats show difference in US and Canada's coronavirus approach

The Canada/United States border is expected to remain closed until at least August 21, but there's one region where American and Canadian tourists can still pass almost side by side - Niagara Falls.

 


 

24/07/2020

ABC News

Victoria coronavirus cases rise by 300 as six more deaths are recorded, more ADF personnel called in

Victoria has recorded 300 new cases of coronavirus overnight and six more deaths, taking the state's COVID-19 death toll to 55.

 


 

24/07/2020

South China Morning Post

US coronavirus cases pass 4 million in rapid acceleration

The total number of coronavirus cases reported in the United States passed 4 million on Thursday, reflecting a rapid acceleration of infections detected in the country since the first case was recorded on January 21, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed.

 


 

23/07/2020

7 News

Victoria's coronavirus cases could isolate the state and lead to Stage 4, expert warns

A leading epidemiologist has warned Victoria could be locked out of the rest of the country for two years as the state grapples with its coronavirus resurgence.

 


 

23/07/2020

ABC News

WA's coronavirus state of emergency may last all year as phase five restrictions remain in question

WA's Police Commissioner "can't say" when the state of emergency will end. The next easing of restrictions due on August 1 may be delayed again. There are calls for all airport interstate arrivals to be tested for COVID-19.

 


 

23/07/2020

ZeroHedge

Herd Immunity Threshold Against COVID-19 May Be Lower Than Believed: Researchers

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford’s Zoology Department, led by Professor Sunetra Gupta, produced a model that suggests as little as 20 percent of the population may need to be resistant to the virus to prevent a resurgence of an epidemic. The study, which was published on July 16, is yet to be peer-reviewed.

 


 

23/07/2020

ABC News

Flu deaths drop in Australia as coronavirus restrictions save hundreds of lives

Australia has not recorded any flu deaths since April, with only 36 deaths recorded this year compared to 430 in the same period last year. Experts say school closures, physical distancing, hand hygiene and border closures all played a part in reducing the number of flu cases. There was also an uptick in influenza vaccinations this year, with 2 million more doses being administered.

 


 

23/07/2020

ABC News

Warning over WA coronavirus hotel quarantine 'time bomb' as staff say rules repeatedly broken

Staff in WA's quarantine hotels say rule breaches are occurring regularly. Doctors say the reliance on private security contractors is alarming. The WA Premier says he has been advised the system is "working well".

 


 

23/07/2020

SBS News

Victoria's second-wave coronavirus lockdown will wipe $3 billion from Australian economy

The Morrison government is expected to reveal an "eye-watering" budget deficit and debt bill after tagging tens of billions of dollars for measures to support the economy through the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

23/07/2020

SBS News

Victoria's second-wave coronavirus lockdown will wipe $3 billion from Australian economy

The Morrison government is expected to reveal an "eye-watering" budget deficit and debt bill after tagging tens of billions of dollars for measures to support the economy through the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

23/07/2020

SBS News

Victoria's second-wave coronavirus lockdown will wipe $3 billion from Australian economy

The Morrison government is expected to reveal an "eye-watering" budget deficit and debt bill after tagging tens of billions of dollars for measures to support the economy through the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

22/07/2020

ABC News

Too soon to know if coronavirus is already spreading in WA, doctors warn

Currently there are no reports of COVID-19 community transmission in WA. But doctors warn it is not known for sure if the virus is in the community. People who travelled to WA before rules were tightened are seen as the biggest risk.

 


 

22/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Italy’s earliest coronavirus strains did not arrive from China, study suggests

Strains from Covid-19 patients in the Lombardy region ‘did not contain viral strains isolated in the first months of the outbreak in China’. One possible route to Italy was from Central Europe, where strains with similar mutations were detected, researchers say.

 


 

22/07/2020

7 News

Queensland police reveal hundreds missing during quarantine compliance checks

Police have revealed 387 people have been missing from mandatory self-quarantine at home during compliance checks since April.

 


 

22/07/2020

Business Insider

The RBA has directed the Australian government to spend its way out of the crisis, but warns there's no 'free lunch' in printing money

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has given the Morrison government the green light to increase debt levels and lock in a budget deficit this Thursday of more than $200 billion to support the economy during its recovery from the virus crisis.

 


 

22/07/2020

ABC News

Victorian coronavirus cases hit new record high with 484 cases, two more deaths

Two men in their 90s have died overnight, taking the death toll to 44. Premier Daniel Andrews warned the lockdown could be extended. He said nearly 90 per cent of people are not isolating when they first feel sick.

 


 

21/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus elimination or suppression? That's the multi-billion-dollar economic question

Many indicators of New Zealand's domestic economic activity are now back at or above pre-pandemic levels. But NZ is expected to take a much bigger initial economic hit from COVID-19 due to its tougher lockdown and greater reliance on tourism than Australia. Business leaders and Australia's National Cabinet still maintain that an "aggressive suppression strategy" is the best way to deal with coronavirus.

 


 

21/07/2020

ABC News

Are COVID-19 superspreaders more infectious than others? Is it their behaviour? Or is it in their biology?

Any of us could be superspreaders if we happen to be the first person in the right place at the right time, where there are conditions the virus likes - such as a crowded indoor environment with no ventilation.

 


 

21/07/2020

7 News

Spain's coronavirus rate triples in three weeks

The prevalence of the coronavirus in Spain has risen three-fold over the last three weeks as authorities struggle to contain a rash of fresh clusters, mainly in the Catalonia and Aragon regions, Health Ministry data indicates.

 


 

21/07/2020

Business Insider

The government will give JobKeeper a facelift, extending it for six months but splitting it into two tiers

The Morrison government will extend the JobKeeper and JobSeeker emergency payments for another six months, but both will be reduced after a Treasury review found they could act as disincentives to work as the economy recovers.

 


 

21/07/2020

SBS News

Oxford coronavirus vaccine is safe and triggers strong immune response, human trials show

The vaccine prompted no serious side effects and elicited antibody and T-cell immune responses, according to trial results published in The Lancet medical journal.

 


 

20/07/2020

Business Insider

One of Australia’s only surgical-grade face mask producers says it is worried about Melbourne's compulsory mask rule, as it is already struggling to meet demand

Victoria’s government made face coverings mandatory for people in Melbourne and the Mitchell shire from Thursday amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the rule is set to put a strain on surgical mask supplies.

 


 

20/07/2020

9 News

Pregnant Melbourne mum sick with coronavirus fights for life

Distressing video of a pregnant Melbourne mum critically sick with coronavirus and struggling to breathe has been shared by her husband, who has urged Melburnians to wear face masks in public.

 


 

20/07/2020

9 News

Victorian schools, including two in Geelong, shut down after coronavirus cases

Three Victorian schools outside the state's lockdown areas have closed due to COVID-19 cases.

 


 

20/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus Australia live news: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Prime Minister Scott Morrison to provide updates

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Prime Minister Scott Morrison are expected to provided coronavirus updates before noon.

 


 

20/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong third wave: Carrie Lam steps up fight against coronavirus, with masks to be made mandatory in indoor public places and civil servants working from home

Hong Kong has stepped up its fight against the worsening coronavirus crisis, with the government to make the wearing of masks mandatory in indoor public places, while also ordering civil servants to work from home and ramping up quarantine facilities, as the city confirmed more than 100 new cases on Sunday.

 


 

20/07/2020

9 News

Everything you need to know about face mask rules in Victoria

Melbourne will become a mandatory mask zone on Wednesday at 11:59pm.

 


 

20/07/2020

9 News

Record China flooding impacts PPE supply chain to US as COVID-19 crisis deepens

Residents of Wuhan, China stayed indoors last week not because of another lockdown posed by a reemerging coronavirus threat, but because the worst flooding in decades has threatened their city.

 


 

20/07/2020

9 News

Rehabilitation centres set up to treat long-term coronavirus health effects

Professional diver Emiliano Pescarolo contracted coronavirus in March and spent 17 days in hospital in the Italian port city of Genoa before being discharged on April 10.

 


 

20/07/2020

9 News

Some young 'recovered' COVID-19 survivors still struggling with symptoms

Daniel Green is still hobbled by the severe coronavirus infection that struck him in March and left him coughing up blood.

 


 

20/07/2020

7 News

New coronavirus cases in NSW confirmed as state tries to contain outbreak

New South Wales has recorded 20 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, as the state tries to contain an outbreak.

 


 

17/07/2020

9 News

Coronavirus Victoria: New restrictions for exercise, recreational activity and shopping in Melbourne

Victorians in stage three lockdown are not allowed to leave their suburbs for exercise or recreational activities under a significant shift of restrictions.

 


 

17/07/2020

ABC News

Uncertainty looms for homeless Victorians in hotel accommodation during coronavirus crisis

Ask Wayne Clark if the hotel rooms he's been staying in for three months are better than the four rooming houses he'd lived in since August last year, and he'll simply say, "it was a godsend".

 


 

17/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Sweden’s PM defends coronavirus strategy, as herd immunity remains elusive

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said he is in no doubt his country’s highly controversial strategy for fighting Covid-19 remains appropriate.

 


 

17/07/2020

WA Today

US records 66,000 new virus infections as Florida has biggest one-day rise in deaths

Florida got a nasty one-two punch of coronavirus news on Thursday: the state reported 156 more deaths and 13,965 more COVID-19 cases.

 


 

17/07/2020

Zero Hedge

Why Sweden Succeeded In "Flattening The Curve" And New York Failed

Coronavirus deaths have slowed to a crawl in Sweden. With the exception of a single death on July 13, no deaths in this nation of 10 million have been reported since July 10.

 


 

16/07/2020

7News

The coronavirus science that has doctors concerned

“It’s like we’re in a battle with something that we can’t see, that we don’t know, and we don’t know where it’s coming from,” said Vivian Castro, a nurse supervisor at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, just north of New York City, which struggled with its caseload this spring.

 


 

16/07/2020

News.com.au

Teenager in Mongolia dies of bubonic plague after eating marmot

A 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in western Mongolia after eating marmot, as authorities impose quarantine measures.

 


 

16/07/2020

Off Guardian

Opinion: NHS Consultant Says Staff Are Being Silenced Over COVID19

 


 

16/07/2020

South China Morning Post

X-ray study on elderly coronavirus patients could pave way for accessible and inexpensive treatment: researchers

Study of 10 patients by Atlanta university found radiation therapy resulted in shorter hospital stays, better intubation rates and improved lung condition. Chinese radiation medicine professor says X-ray may be a remedy of last resort in some cases but there is no evidence it is justified for mass treatment.

 


 

16/07/2020

SBS News

Siberia heatwave was 'almost impossible' without climate change, scientists say

An extreme heatwave in the Arctic is a problem for the entire planet, say scientists, because the region regulates weather around the globe and contains much of the world's carbon-rich permafrost.

 


 

16/07/2020

News.com.au

Coronavirus Australia live updates: Why Sydney cases are spreading so fast

It normally takes up to 14 days for coronavirus to start showing effects on the body, but authorities say Sydney's new cases are unusual.

 


 

15/07/2020

The Guardian

Scott Morrison says Australia cannot shut down to contain second wave of Covid-19

Prime minister says trying to eliminate virus not the ‘right strategy’ as he moves to reassure people income support will remain.

 


 

15/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: the disease Covid-19 explained

The Covid-19 outbreak caused China to put much of the country into lockdown but the virus has spread rapidly around the world. Many countries are quarantining travellers from overseas. Find out how it all began.

 


 

15/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus antibodies may not help with cure, after Dutch study sees harmful effect in ICU patients

Antibodies generated by the immune system to neutralise the novel coronavirus could cause severe harm or even kill the patient, according to a study by Dutch scientists.

 


 

15/07/2020

South China Morning Post

57 sailors in Argentina get coronavirus after weeks at sea, despite quarantine

Argentina is trying to solve a medical mystery after 57 sailors were infected with the coronavirus after 35 days at sea, despite the entire crew testing negative before leaving port.

 


 

15/07/2020

Zero Hedge

Squirrel Tests Positive For Bubonic Plague In Small Colorado Town

After a new case of the bubonic plague rattled the part of Mongolia near the Russian border, it appears the infamous plague strain responsible for killing between 50 million and 100 million Europeans during the 14th Century has now been discovered in Colorado, where a squirrel recently tested positive, according to local news reports.

 


 

15/07/2020

ABC News

Victorian coronavirus cases rise by 238 and a woman dies, police urge people to stop breaching restrictions

Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews has pleaded with restriction rule-breakers to "please do better", after the state recorded 238 new coronavirus cases and another woman's death overnight.

 


 

15/07/2020

9 News

NSW records 13 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more linked to Casula pub outbreak

NSW has recorded 13 additional COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, 10 of whom are linked to the outbreak of cases from the Crossroads Hotel in Sydney's south west.

 


 

15/07/2020

9 News

How NSW Health found 'patient zero' of Sydney pub outbreak

Rigorous detective work, hours spent on the phone and a complex maze of contacts and locations have allowed NSW Health to discover "patient zero" of Sydney's latest outbreak at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula.

 


 

14/07/2020

ABC News

SA delays border reopening date for NSW and ACT amid coronavirus risk

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall has announced that restrictions on travel from New South Wales and the ACT will no longer ease next week as planned because of the ongoing coronavirus threat.

 


 

14/07/2020

Zero Hedge

More Than Half Of COVID-19 Patients In New Study Have Heart Damage

While the mortality rate from COVID-19 is far lower than initially projected, the disease can leave people with a bevy of health problems of unknown duration; from fatigue, to lingering respiratory issues, to loss of taste and smell.

 


 

14/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cases in Victoria continue to rise with 270 new cases

Victoria's coronavirus crisis has worsened further after another 270 cases were detected in the past 24 hours, including more in aged care facilities.

 


 

14/07/2020

9 News

UK says it will make masks mandatory in shops following weeks of confusion

The British government has decided to require people to wear face coverings in shops, joining a long list of countries that have made masks mandatory under some circumstances in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

14/07/2020

Zero Hedge

Scientists Discover That One Big Assumption That Everyone Has Been Making About COVID-19 May Be Dead Wrong

Over the past several months, there has been a tremendous amount of debate about almost every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic. People have been eager to debate about the severity of the virus, they have been eager to debate about the wisdom of the lockdowns, and they have been eager to debate about the effectiveness of wearing masks. But the one thing that everyone could pretty much agree on is that eventually this pandemic would end.

 


 

14/07/2020

Reuters

WHO sounds alarm as coronavirus cases rise by one million in five days

(Reuters) - The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days.

 


 

14/07/2020

ABC News

Israelis were told to 'have fun' after lockdowns eased. Now they're facing a coronavirus COVID-19 second wave

"Return to normal — get a cup of coffee and a glass of beer." That was what Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told citizens when he eased the country's coronavirus restrictions in late May.

 


 

13/07/2020

9 News

US official corrects 'no face mask' advice; Florida records highest single-day COVID-19 case increase; Italy sees new outbreaks

The US Surgeon General has backtracked on previous 'no face mask' advice by other officials, Florida has topped all other states for largest single-day COVID-19 case increases, and Italy is recording a string of new outbreaks.

 


 

13/07/2020

9 News

Coronavirus Victoria: Health authorities apologise for text message bungle

Health authorities have apologised for a bungle which saw incorrect text messages sent to Victorians in self-isolation saying they were free to leave COVID-19 quarantine before their 14-day period ended.

 


 

13/07/2020

Reuters

Coronavirus bringing record $1 trillion of new global corporate debt in 2020: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Companies around the world will take on as much as $1 trillion of new debt in 2020, as they try to shore up their finances against the coronavirus, a new study of 900 top firms has estimated.

 


 

13/07/2020

South China Morning Post

How serious is Hong Kong’s third wave of Covid-19 infections and what can be done to beat it?

Barely two weeks since people began returning to Hong Kong’s gyms and cinemas, and venturing out for dim sum in larger groups as social-distancing regulations were eased after the apparently successful containment of Covid-19, the coronavirus has returned with a vengeance.

 


 

13/07/2020

South China Morning Post

WHO remains tight-lipped on experts sent to investigate coronavirus in China

A World Health Organisation advance team is in the Chinese capital this weekend but few other details have been released about a mission that could lay the groundwork for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

13/07/2020

7 News

WA records new and historical cases of COVID-19

Two people in Western Australia have been infected with coronavirus, while another two historical cases have just been reported.

 


 

13/07/2020

7 News

Victoria's coronavirus cases rise by 177 after horror weekend

Victoria has recorded more than a week in triple-digit coronavirus cases with another spike after the weekend.

 


 

13/07/2020

7 News

Half a dozen NSW venues placed on alert as pub COVID cluster grows

Cases linked to the Crossroads Hotel in Sydney’s southwest have risen again as New South Wales recorded 14 new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

 


 

13/07/2020

7 News

5000 deaths a day: Globe reaches sobering COVID milestone

The World Health Organisation has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

 


 

13/07/2020

7 News

US pathologist finds blood clots consistently throughout autopsies on COVID-19 patients

Autopsies on people who died of the coronavirus are helping doctors understand how the disease affects the body.

 


 

10/07/2020

9 News

Queensland border reopens with stricter rules in place, 20km northern NSW gridlock anticipated by authorities

Queensland's borders have officially reopened to travellers from all states and territories except Victoria after months of a strict coronavirus lockdown.

 


 

10/07/2020

7 News

Clive Palmer challenge to WA's closed borders to be heard in Federal Court next week

Western Australia’s determination to keep its borders closed to all states, not just virus-plagued Victoria, is set to be scrutinised by the nation’s highest court.

 


 

10/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Jack Ma encourages more AI cooperation as Elon Musk says Tesla is close to L5 autonomous driving

Alibaba Group Holding founder Jack Ma said the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of artificial intelligence and digital technologies across a range of industries, including health care and farming.

 


 

10/07/2020

South China Morning Post

WHO issues new coronavirus guidance, but stops short of confirming airborne transmission

The World Health Organisation on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes Covid-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus spreads through the air.

 


 

10/07/2020

South China Morning Post

‘Unknown pneumonia’ deadlier than coronavirus sweeping Kazakhstan, Chinese embassy warns

The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned of a deadly “unknown pneumonia” after the former Soviet republic reported a spike in pneumonia cases since June.

 


 

10/07/2020

Reuters

Oil dips, heading for weekly loss as virus cases rise

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Friday after steep falls in the previous session and were set for a weekly decline on worries renewed lockdowns following a surge in coronavirus cases in the United States and elsewhere will suppress fuel demand.

 


 

10/07/2020

7 News

Victorian public housing tower forced to stay in lockdown as cases spike

Residents in a public housing tower in Melbourne will be stuck inside for another nine days amid fears a quarter of them could have coronavirus.

 


 

10/07/2020

7 News

US Marine tests positive to coronavirus upon arrival to Northern Territory

A United States Marine has tested positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Australia for a military exercise.

 


 

9/07/2020

World Economic Forum

Locusts are putting 5 million people at risk of starvation – and that’s without COVID-19

A second crisis is ravaging an area of Africa that’s already grappling with the impact of COVID-19: locusts.

 


 

9/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Tokyo reports 224 new infections, a daily record for Japanese capital

Tokyo has recorded 224 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, marking a new daily record in Japan’s capital since the crisis began.

 


 

9/07/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: Hundreds flee Victoria for South Australia before midnight border lockdown

A man faces being fined after it's believed he allegedly tried to cross the border from Victoria into South Australia last night without permission.

 


 

9/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus: Hundreds flee Victoria for South Australia before midnight border lockdown

A man faces being fined after it's believed he allegedly tried to cross the border from Victoria into South Australia last night without permission.

 


 

9/07/2020

ABC News

Redgum firewood in short supply due to cold snap and coronavirus stockpiling

Woodyards are reporting a shortage of redgum as more people are working from home and cold weather puts pressure on the supply chain of the favoured firewood.

 


 

9/07/2020

ABC News

ACT records another coronavirus infection a day after three Canberrans became first cases in a month

Another Canberra resident has tested positive for coronavirus, a day after three people became the ACT's first known cases of COVID-19 in a month.

 


 

9/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cluster at Melbourne's Al-Taqwa College grows to 113, but how it started remains a mystery

Faikha Schroeder was enjoying the first day of school holidays when she received a text message — one of her teaching colleagues at Al-Taqwa College, in Melbourne's outer west, had tested positive for COVID-19.

 


 

9/07/2020

9 News

Icy roads, frost and severe weather on the way next week

States could begin to see early signs of more severe weather on the way with snow and thunderstorms possible for parts of southeastern Australia today.

 


 

8/07/2020

ABC News

NSW-Victoria coronavirus breach after Melbourne Jetstar flight lands in Sydney where passengers aren't screened for COVID-19

Passengers on a flight from Melbourne to Sydney last night disembarked without being screened by NSW Health officials, in a major breach of the state's coronavirus protocols.

 


 

8/07/2020

ABC News

Long-term effects of coronavirus mean returning home from ICU is not the end of it

"We're just now getting to large numbers of people recovering and getting back to life and we're starting to see these long haul survivors, as they self-describe, who are still suffering for months with symptoms ongoing," Canadian neurologist Dr Rick Swartz said.

 


 

8/07/2020

Zero Hedge

Opinion: "Crunch Time" Arrives And... Was Everyone Wrong About The Coronavirus?

One week ago, when looking at the growing divergence between the number of new coronavirus cases in the US and shrinking number of fatalities, we referred to Nordea's strategist Andreas Steno Larsen, who observed that "we are entering “crunch time” on fatalities since they should start to rise in early July given the lead/lag structure versus new cases." Well, one week later, we decided to follow up on the current status and... there is still no spike in fatalities at either the federal level...

 


 

8/07/2020

Reuters

WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people.

 


 

8/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus spread in high-density towers comes from proximity, shared spaces and even ventilation, researchers say

Melbourne's high-density housing towers went into a strict lockdown over the weekend. Scientists say there are numerous reasons these living arrangements spread COVID-19 faster. Air flow, proximity, ventilation and plumbing have all been considered as contributing factors.

 


 

7/07/2020

SBS News

Metropolitan Melbourne put into six-week lockdown after surge of 191 new coronavirus infections

Residents in metropolitan Melbourne will go back into lockdown from midnight Wednesday as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

 


 

7/07/2020

7 News

Coronavirus may have been laying dormant around the world, rather than originating in China, expert claims

Coronavirus may have already been around, laying dormant across the globe before thriving in favourable environmental conditions, one expert claims.

 


 

7/07/2020

SBS News

New report finds clear trend of viruses jumping from animals to humans

Experts say there is a clear upward trend in the number of viruses moving from animals to humans, and further outbreaks are likely if no action is taken.

 


 

7/07/2020

SBS News

'Mammoth task': Australian Defence Force to help NSW patrol Victoria border

The Australian Defence Force will assist in what Gladys Berejiklian describes as a "mammoth task" to patrol the NSW-Victoria border when it closes tonight in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.

 


 

7/07/2020

News.com.au

10th Melbourne public housing tower in Richmond at risk of lockdown

A 10th Melbourne public housing tower is at risk of being locked down after an infected worker reportedly visited a building in Richmond.

 


 

7/07/2020

7 News

Alan Jones lashes Australia’s virus response on debut Sky News TV show

Alan Jones has returned to broadcasting with a scathing assessment of Australia’s coronavirus response on his debut TV show weeks after he retired from radio. But while some welcomed his return, other viewers accused him of not doing his research. The 79-year-old said he has always been in the “cohort that was in danger” of COVID-19.

 


 

6/07/2020

SBS News

'It's horrific': Residents of Melbourne's locked-down towers are struggling to receive essential supplies

Residents in Melbourne's nine locked-down public housing towers have told SBS News they are struggling to receive essential supplies as they adapt to an initial five-day lockdown without warning.

 


 

6/07/2020

7 News

Concerns raised as Qantas and Jetstar staff hired to help at Victoria's quarantine hotels

Airline staff have been recruited to help coordinate activities with returned travellers being housed in quarantine hotels in Victoria.

 


 

6/07/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: WA doctors to test Perth children in bid to uncover why they might not contract COVID-19

Western Australian doctors are leading the way in coronavirus research as they shift the focus onto children.

 


 

6/07/2020

7 News

Coronavirus update: Victoria cases surge, Australia records 94 new COVID cases

Australia reported 94 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and 74 of those were in Victoria.

 


 

6/07/2020

7 News

New coronavirus cases confirmed in NSW as state prepares to close border with Victoria

New cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in NSW as the state prepares to close its border with Victoria.

 


 

6/07/2020

9 News

Victoria hit with record number of coronavirus cases, one death

Victoria has recorded its largest amount of coronavirus infections since the pandemic began, with 127 cases detected overnight and one fatality.

 


 

6/07/2020

ABC News

COVID-19 hotspot fears as Byron Bay bush doof leaves authorities 'dumbfounded'

Authorities say they are "dumbfounded" and "disappointed" in the organisers and attendees of a dance party that saw more than 1,000 people gather on a private property at Wilson's Creek, near Byron Bay, in a gross violation of statewide coronavirus rules.

 


 

6/07/2020

ABC News

Australian share traders cautious as surging COVID-19 cases hit confidence

The Australian share market has risen back into positive territory despite surging COVID-19 infections in Victoria, and across the world, hitting investor sentiment.

 


 

2/07/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus affects the blood vessels as well as the lungs. Understanding this may be key to treating it

In the global fight against this coronavirus, researchers are looking at how existing medications used to reduce risk of heart disease, including statins and blood thinners, can help to treat COVID-19.

 


 

2/07/2020

Live Science

New flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in pigs. Here's what that means.

Scientists in China are warning that they have identified a new flu virus in pigs that could possibly cause a future flu pandemic. The virus, called G4 EA H1N1, is a genetic mix of the H1N1 "swine flu," which caused a flu pandemic in 2009, and other flu viruses.

 


 

2/07/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus may be able to directly infect heart cells, study suggests

Researchers in California have established a possible explanation for why some patients develop cardiac complications. Virus able to enter lab-grown heart cells, change their gene expressions and multiply.

 


 

2/07/2020

SBS News

Police on patrol in Victoria as lockdown begins for 300,000 in coronavirus hotspots

More than 300,000 Victorians have entered lockdown for a second time as other states have warned they are not welcome to visit.

 


 

1/07/2020

SBS News

Victoria records 73 new coronavirus cases as 36 Melbourne suburbs set for lockdown

The leaders of several Melbourne suburbs facing lockdowns tonight have expressed their frustration at residents who have refused tests as Victoria records 73 new coronavirus infections.

 


 

1/07/2020

ABC News

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews warns entire state could go back into lockdown if coronavirus cases continue to rise

Mr Andrews said if Victoria could not quickly get the outbreak under control, more postcodes would be locked down. He warned there would be enforcement in locked down local areas.

 


 

1/07/2020

BBC News

Why soil is disappearing from farms

The dirt beneath our feet is getting poorer and on many farms worldwide, there is less and less of it. Without sufficient soil, our ability to grow food is threatened.

 


 

1/07/2020

ABC News

Australia to spend $270b building larger military to prepare for 'poorer, more dangerous' world and rise of China

Mr Morrison will commit $270 billion to defence spending over the next 10 years. The ADF is expected to grow by 800 people over that time. He will argue the Indo-Pacific is the "epicentre" of rising strategic competition.

 


 

01/07/2020

SBS News

Victoria coronavirus outbreak: International flights into Melbourne diverted as hotel quarantine inquiry begins

International flights into Victoria have been diverted for two weeks after a "very significant" number of new COVID-19 cases were linked to quarantine hotels.

 


 

30/06/2020

BBC News

Koalas face extinction in New South Wales by 2050, report finds

Koalas will be extinct in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) by 2050 unless there is urgent action, an inquiry has found. The once-thriving marsupial has been ravaged by habitat loss, disease and climatic events in recent years.

 


 

30/06/2020

Consent Factory

Opinion: The New (Pathologized) Totalitarianism

It was always going to come to this … mobs of hysterical, hate-drunk brownshirts hunting down people not wearing masks and trying to get them fired from their jobs, “no mask, no service” signs outside stores, security staff stopping the mask-less from entering, paranoid pod people pointing and shrieking at the sight of mask-less shoppers in their midst, goon squads viciously attacking and arresting them …

 


 

30/06/2020

South China Morning Post

China’s military becomes world’s first to use experimental coronavirus vaccine

Candidate developed by the PLA and CanSino Biologics added to armed forces’ list for one year. Proposed vaccine still to go through phase three clinical trials and cannot be used on civilians.

 


 

30/06/2020

SBS News

South Australia scraps plan to lift border restrictions on 20 July amid Victoria coronavirus spike

South Australia has scrapped a plan to lift all its remaining border restrictions next month amid the spike in coronavirus cases in Victoria. Premier Steven Marshall says the 20 July date to lift quarantine measures for Victoria, NSW and the ACT has been abandoned on the latest health advice.

 


 

30/06/2020

SBS News

Hundreds of federal workers are heading to Victoria to help fight 'public health bushfire'

Eight hundred federal workers will head to Victoria to help in its fight against coronavirus after the state recorded its highest case numbers in months.

 


 

30/06/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus outbreak in Victoria could be slowed by 'ring-fencing' Melbourne's COVID-19 hotspots, says expert

Victorian authorities are considering a range of localised lockdown measures. WHO advisor Mary-Louise McLaws said China had proved such measures could be effective. Some mayors are pushing for better education in multicultural communities instead.

 


 

29/06/2020

The Socialist

Eco-destruction and plagues

Raging fires in Australia and a plague of locusts in east Africa dominated global news at the start of 2020. These rapidly receded in consciousness as the COVID-19 pandemic erupted onto the world, already made dangerously vulnerable by capitalism. The climate devastation was mounting around the world. The world’s economy was tottering on the edge of a major recession. Now these factors are piled one upon the other.

 


 

29/06/2020

ABC News

Victorian coronavirus cases rise by 75 as second infection peak continues to grow

TVictoria is experiencing a "concerning" upward trend in coronavirus infections, with 75 new cases identified overnight.

 


 

29/06/2020

Al Jazeera News

'We're facing a double pandemic': UN body warns of 'mega-famines'

The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the world faces "mega-famines" if enough funds are not pledged to combat the ripple effects of coronavirus pandemic on the world's most fragile countries, which are already grappling with food insecurity.

 


 

29/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Global coronavirus death toll hits 500,000 as number of cases surges over 10 million

Global coronavirus death toll surpassed 500,000 on Sunday, with the total number of cases standing at more than 10 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease in the last seven months.

 


 

29/06/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus Australia live news: Victorian Chief Health Officer says masks 'need to be considered' for the public

Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton warns the state is "right at the edge' of being able to control the current coronavirus outbreak in Melbourne.

 


 

29/06/2020

Reuters

The pace of death

Coronavirus-related fatalities continue to pile up as the world passes half a million deaths. More than 4,700 people are dying each day, based on an average from June 1 to 27.

 


 

26/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Hong Kong among places urged by world aviation body to test incoming travellers prior to flight to avoid surge in imported cases

The global trade body for airlines has urged Hong Kong and other places with strict quarantine rules to ensure that travellers flying in from high-risk countries are tested for Covid-19 first before boarding flights to avoid the influx of imported cases that the city is currently facing.

 


 

26/06/2020

9 News

Sydney high school closed over COVID-19

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in NSW, including a 12-year-old student from Camden High School, which prompted the school's closure for cleaning.

 


 

26/06/2020

Reuters

Australian leaders meet to discuss coronavirus plans amid new outbreak

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian federal and state leaders met on Friday to discuss the country’s next steps in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new infections in more than two months.

 


 

26/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Beijing’s coronavirus outbreak

Just when China’s capital was thought to be coronavirus-free, a second wave of infections has been traced to a wholesale market in Beijing. Here’s what happened:

 


 

26/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Explainer | Which Asian labs are working on antibody treatments in the fight against Covid-19?

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has sent scientists around the world racing to identify potential treatments, as Covid-19 cases continue to soar.

 


 

26/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: face masks save lives, Japanese study says

Wearing a face mask could reduce the risk of dying from Covid-19, according to a study by researchers in Japan.

 


 

26/06/2020

9 News

Thirty fresh virus cases in Victoria

Victoria has recorded 30 COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 1947 after clocking 33 new cases a day earlier.

 


 

26/06/2020

End of the American Dream

Really Bizarre Things Are Happening All Over The Globe

Just when you think that 2020 has been filled with enough trouble, even more stuff starts happening. Coming into this week, we were already dealing with a new COVID-19 surge which has pushed the number of daily cases to the highest levels we have seen so far, a global economy which is in the process of imploding all around us, massive civil unrest in U.S. cities from coast to coast, and giant swarms of locusts that are wiping out farms all the way from eastern Africa to parts of India. Unfortunately, now we have several more items to add to our growing list.

 


 

25/06/2020

NY Times

After the Pandemic, a Global Hunger Crisis

The loss of income caused by the pandemic could increase the number of people suffering acute hunger to more than quarter a billion by December.

 


 

25/06/2020

9 News

Test blitz unveiled as 33 new cases in Vic

Victoria has recorded another 33 COVID-19 cases, prompting a suburban testing blitz in 10 localities to regain control of the spread of the deadly virus.

 


 

25/06/2020

Strategic Culture Foundation

NATO 2030: How to Make a Bad Idea Worse

Just when you thought the leaders of NATO could not push the limits of insanity any further, something like NATO 2030 is announced.

 


 

25/06/2020

Asia Times

Covid-19 will accelerate march of the robots

They have been compared to quantum leaps in humanity’s historic journey. But they are more like Grand Canyon-style jumps in our evolution.

 


 

25/06/2020

ABC News

Do I need to get my family tested every time one of us has a runny nose this winter?

Ian Mackay, who specialises in virology, says it's not out of the question that the current outbreaks in Melbourne could be traced back to children who were never tested.

 


 

25/06/2020

ABC News

ADF to send 1,000 personnel to assist Victoria in coronavirus response

The bulk of the ADF personnel will help with hotel quarantine. Others will assist with logistics and testing. The assistance was requested by Victoria following a spike in the number of new cases.

 


 

25/06/2020

SBS News

IMF forecasts economic turmoil as global infections near 10 million

The International Monetary Fund saying the coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented decline in global activity and warns governments not to cut off support too soon.

 


 

24/06/2020

ABC News

The chance of a La Nina forming has doubled, Bureau of Meteorology says

There is now twice the chance of a La Nina developing in 2020. Drought-breaking rain is considerably more likely in a La Nina year.

 


 

24/06/2020

SBS News

Greg Hunt warns Melbourne COVID-19 spike has potential to cause second wave

Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned a spike in COVID-19 cases in Melbourne has the potential to cause Australia's second wave of infections. "We're very concerned about the Victorian cases, whilst it's being well-managed, it can go one of two ways – we can get it under control or the numbers can continue to spike which would be a real issue."

 


 

24/06/2020

ABC News

Victoria records coronavirus death as cases rise by 20 and the state's reproduction number climbs to 2.5

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos told ABC Radio Melbourne the reproduction number, or R0 number, in Victoria had risen from below one to 2.5 in the past week.

 


 

23/06/2020

BBC News

Arctic Circle sees 'highest-ever' recorded temperatures

Temperatures in the Arctic Circle are likely to have hit an all-time record on Saturday, reaching a scorching 38C (100F) in Verkhoyansk, a Siberian town. The record still needs to be verified, but it appears to have been 18C higher than the average maximum daily temperature in June.

 


 

23/06/2020

Reuters

Coronavirus cases soar in big countries, especially Brazil, WHO says

Coronavirus cases are soaring in several major countries at the same time, with “worrying increases” in Latin America, especially Brazil, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

 


 

23/06/2020

ABC News

Stay-at-home orders for Victoria's coronavirus hotspots under 'active consideration'

Jenny Mikakos said reimposing stay-at-home directions in hotspots was under "active consideration". The surge in infections in Victoria has prompted Queensland to add more locations to its list of declared COVID-19 hotspots.

 


 

22/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Beijing doubles testing capacity as Pepsi plant closes due to confirmed cases

Beijing has more than doubled it coronavirus testing capabilities to 1 million people a day, as the authorities pull out all the stops to contain the outbreak.

 


 

22/06/2020

ABC News

Residents of Victoria's coronavirus hotspots should stay home, Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says

People living in six Melbourne local government areas identified as coronavirus hotspots should not be travelling interstate or regionally, in order to avoid spreading the virus, the nation's Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says.

 


 

22/06/2020

ABC News

Australian share market falls on fears of coronavirus second wave

The Australian share market has fallen in early trade as concerns about a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic hit travel and consumer stocks, but mining stocks rallied.

 


 

22/06/2020

ABC News

World Health Organization reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, with more than 183,000 new cases detected in the past 24 hours.

 


 

19/06/2020

ABC News

Firefighters and farmers fear 'horrific' bushfire season for Scenic Rim with increased risk of grass fires

Volunteer firefighters in Queensland's Scenic Rim region, west of the Gold Coast, say they are concerned this year's bushfire season will be "just as bad" as last year's, as the region's farmers struggle to recover from the drought.

 


 

19/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Beijing market outbreak investigation zeroes in on seafood stalls

Authorities are looking closely at seafood stalls in a market at the centre of a new coronavirus cluster in Beijing, with a top health expert saying there were similarities to the situation in Wuhan at the start of the outbreak last year.

 


 

19/06/2020

9 News

Coronavirus cases grow in Victoria and NSW, as Melbourne's Stamford Plaza Hotel cluster surges

The coronavirus outbreak at Melbourne's Stamford Plaza Hotel continues to surge, with another four people testing positive overnight.

 


 

18/06/2020

SBS News

New coronavirus cluster in Beijing prompts concern for the rest of the world as infections spike in India, US

China has raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and cancelled more than 60 per cent of the flights to Beijing amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital.

 


 

18/06/2020

South China Morning Post

There may be no immunity against Covid-19, new Wuhan study suggests

Researchers behind the non-peer-reviewed paper ran antibody tests on samples from hospital workers who were exposed to infected patients at early stage of outbreak. Only 4 per cent of 23,000 had antibodies – but they estimated at least 25 per cent could have contracted the disease.

 


 

18/06/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cases in Victoria rise by 18, including third Black Lives Matter protester

Six of the new cases are returned travellers in hotel quarantine. One is linked to a known outbreak, and eight have been detected through community testing. Three cases are still under investigation.

 


 

17/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Beijing municipal government orders partial lockdown for city and elevates emergency response amid latest outbreak

Next three days ‘crucial’ to contain infections linked to city food market, a top Chinese epidemiologist says. 32 new cases in the country linked to Xinfadi market as Sichuan province traces contacts of woman who travelled from Beijing.

 


 

17/06/2020

Daily Mail

Victoria sees biggest coronavirus spike in more than a month

Victoria has recorded 21 new cases of COVID-19. A Gladstone Park childcare centre has closed after a worker was diagnosed. It is the fourth Victorian school to close this week after students tested positive.

 


 

17/06/2020

Reuters

Show me the data: U.S. doctors skeptical of reported COVID breakthrough

The report on Tuesday of a powerful treatment for the new coronavirus brought skepticism along with optimism among U.S. doctors, who said the recent withdrawal of an influential COVID-19 study left them wanting to see more data.

 


 

16/06/2020

Reuters

Global coronavirus cases reach over 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America

Global cases of the novel coronavirus reached over 8 million on Monday, as infections surge in Latin America and the United States and China grapple with fresh outbreaks.

 


 

16/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Beijing battles ‘explosive coronavirus outbreak’ as food market cases mount

Scientists struggle to track source of cluster linked to massive food wholesale centre. Mass testing and strict lockdowns imposed in some parts of the capital while other cities order isolation for travellers from Beijing.

 


 

15/06/2020

The Guardian

‘Rolling emergency’ of locust swarms decimating Africa, Asia and Middle East

Unseasonal rains have allowed desert pests to breed rapidly and spread across vast distances leaving devastation in their wake.

 


 

15/06/2020

BBC News

Coronavirus: World risks 'biblical' famines due to pandemic - UN

David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), said urgent action was needed to avoid a catastrophe.A report estimates that the number suffering from hunger could go from 135 million to more than 250 million.

 


 

15/06/2020

Reuters

Beijing steps up coronavirus measures as dozens of cases emerge from a food market

BEIJING (Reuters) - After weeks with almost no new coronavirus infections, Beijing has recorded dozens of new cases in recent days, all linked to a major wholesale food market, raising concerns about a resurgence of the disease.

 


 

15/06/2020

South China Morning Post

‘Disinfecting non-stop’ as Italy faces two new coronavirus outbreaks

Yellow police tape – a familiar sight across Italy since the coronavirus began sweeping the country in March – reappeared over the weekend outside a Rome squat where around 15 new cases have emerged.

 


 

15/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans nor Asians

Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns – but even though Europeans love their summer holidays, it is not clear how many are ready to travel again.

 


 

12/06/2020

9 News

Thousands to attend Perth Black Lives Matter protest despite WA government's urges to postpone

More than 8000 people are planning to go ahead with a Black Lives Matter protest in Perth over the weekend, despite urgent warnings from the premier for it to be postponed.

 


 

12/06/2020

9 News

Thousands to attend Perth Black Lives Matter protest despite WA government's urges to postpone

More than 8000 people are planning to go ahead with a Black Lives Matter protest in Perth over the weekend, despite urgent warnings from the premier for it to be postponed.

 


 

12/06/2020

9 News

Can this super-simple device stop virus spreading on airplanes?

It's not flashy or futuristic, but it's simple, cheap and apparently effective: British aircraft interior company RAS Completions says its new personal protection shield could help protect fliers from COVID-19.

 


 

12/06/2020

Reuters

Fears of second U.S. coronavirus wave rise on worrisome spike in cases, hospitalizations

(Reuters) - About half a dozen states including Texas and Arizona are grappling with a rising number of coronavirus patients filling hospital beds, fanning concerns that the reopening of the U.S. economy may spark a second wave of infections.

 


 

12/06/2020

Reuters

Oil prices extend slump as U.S. coronavirus cases climb

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices slid early on Friday, extending heavy overnight losses on a surge in U.S. coronavirus cases this week that has raised the prospect of a second wave of the outbreak slamming demand in the world’s biggest consumer of crude and fuel.

 


 

12/06/2020

SBS News

Sydney school closed after 'probable' coronavirus case

A school in Sydney's eastern suburbs has temporarily closed as NSW Health investigates a probable coronavirus case as police warn they will fine protesters.

 


 

12/06/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: NSW looking to further ease restrictions

New South Wales is looking to further ease its coronavirus restrictions despite health authorities remaining on high alert for new outbreaks.

 


 

11/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Major changes in disease control at coronavirus ground zero in China

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei will overhaul the provincial disease control agency to address failures exposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

11/06/2020

9 News

Travel between Queensland and New Zealand on the cards as early as next month

High level talks are underway between the Queensland Government and New Zealand to open up a travel bubble from as early as next month.

 


 

11/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Cat drug shows promise against coronavirus in lab tests, Chinese researchers say

A drug used to treat an infectious disease in cats effectively stopped the replication of the pandemic coronavirus in laboratory tests, according to Chinese researchers.

 


 

11/06/2020

Reuters

Australian officials warn Black Lives Matter protesters of potential arrest

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian officials warned supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday they could be fined or arrested if they breach coronavirus restrictions to take part in public protests.

 


 

11/06/2020

SBS News

EU set to allow tourists in as virus grinds down global economy

Europe has accounted for just less than half of the world's coronavirus death, plunging the continent into an economic crisis.

 


 

11/06/2020

9 News

Black Lives Matter: Man who attended Melbourne protest diagnosed with coronavirus

A demonstrator who attended the Black Lives Matter protest in Melbourne last Saturday has tested positive for coronavirus as fears over a potential outbreak from the mass gathering continue to grow.

 


 

10/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Genetic testing firm 23andMe shows certain blood types are less likely to contract coronavirus

The company in April launched a study using the millions of profiles in its DNA database to shed light on the role genetics play in the disease. Preliminary results from more than 750,000 participants suggests type O blood is especially protective against the coronavirus.

 


 

10/06/2020

Reuters

Coronavirus patients most infectious when they first feel unwell: WHO

Studies show people with the coronavirus are most infectious just at the point when they first begin to feel unwell, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Tuesday.

 


 

10/06/2020

ABC News

David was a fit and healthy 17-year-old when struck down by a mystery coronavirus-linked disease

Many young people are developing MIS-C, a disease linked to COVID-19. David Vargas was 17 years old when he was admitted to hospital in New York. After testing positive to COVID-19, he was diagnosed with MIS-C.

 


 

10/06/2020

Fox News

UN warns 'food systems are failing' amid coronavirus pandemic

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Tuesday that nearly 50 million more people are expected to enter “extreme poverty” due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has also impacted global food distribution.

 


 

09/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus vaccine could be ready for emergency use within months, says Chinese expert Zhong Nanshan

Respiratory diseases specialist says developing herd immunity will cost millions of lives, so only the only way to defeat Covid-19 is to inoculate people. Zhong says vaccines for use in emergencies could be ready by autumn but large-scale use could be up to two years away.

 


 

09/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Half of Singapore’s coronavirus cases show no symptoms, joint head of task force says

‘Based on our experience, for every symptomatic case you would have at least one asymptomatic case,’ Lawrence Wong said. Wong was explaining the city state’s cautious approach to reopening following a two-month lockdown to curb infections.

 


 

08/06/2020

Reuters

Global coronavirus deaths top 400,000 as outbreak grows in Brazil, India: Reuters tally

(Reuters) - Global deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 400,000 on Sunday, as case numbers surge in Brazil and India, according to a Reuters tally.

 


 

08/06/2020

South China Morning Post

China’s exports drop in May as coronavirus pandemic hits overseas demand

China’s exports declined in May, as demand dried up in major overseas markets hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with experts predicting that shipments would continue to decline in coming months until the virus is brought under control and the global economy gets back on its feet.

 


 

08/06/2020

ABC News

Socceroos keeper Mitch Langerak tests positive for coronavirus ahead of J-League restart

Socceroos goalkeeper Mitch Langerak is facing a stint on the sidelines after testing positive for coronavirus at J-League club Nagoya Grampus.

 


 

05/06/2020

ABC News

COVID-19 testing in WA schools unlikely to find asymptomatic cases, researcher says

The lead researcher for a COVID-19 study that will see school students and teachers across Western Australia tested is not expecting to find many asymptomatic cases hiding in classrooms.

 


 

05/06/2020

9 News

'Don't go': Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells people not to attend Black Lives Matter protests over coronavirus fears

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told people not to participate in Black Lives Matter protests across the country this weekend amid the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

05/06/2020

9 News

Prep student among latest Vic virus cases

A Victorian prep student has tested positive to coronavirus, forcing the school to close, as community transmission continues in Melbourne's inner west and north.

 


 

05/06/2020

9 News

UN urges for a free coronavirus vaccine, calling it a 'moral imperative'

More than 6.5 million people worldwide have been confirmed infected with coronavirus and more than 386,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

 


 

05/06/2020

Reuters

Novavax gets U.S. defense funding for its COVID-19 vaccine

(Reuters) - Novavax Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will give the late-stage biotech company up to $60 million to fund the manufacturing of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

 


 

04/06/2020

ABC News

Asymptomatic coronavirus cases account for 15pc of COVID-19 infections: study

The latest research suggests about 15 per cent of people with COVID-19 will never develop symptoms. The Australian research team also found people without symptoms are less likely to spread the illness. Another study found staying more than a metre from an infected individual reduces the transmission risk to 3 per cent.

 


 

04/06/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus recession leaves 1.4m Australians in mortgage stress, almost 100,000 could default after JobKeeper ends

Young families and first-time buyers are among those most exposed to defaulting on their home loans. There are fears the situation will worsen when the JobKeeper subsidy and mortgage repayment holidays are removed. Analysts predict a spike in unemployment could trigger debt servicing problems and forced sales.

 


 

04/06/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus Kimberley travel restrictions set to be eased as grey nomads prepare to head north

Moves are underway to reopen the Kimberley and let visitors back in. Hard-hit tourism operators say the influx of travellers will bring relief. But WA's ongoing interstate border closure is continuing to cause anguish.

 


 

03/06/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus may damage testicles without entering cells, study finds

Analysis of patient samples from Wuhan shows virus caused ‘ballooning changes’ and damage to cells that produce sperm. Researchers believe this could have been the result of the virus binding to an enzyme on the cell surface.

 


 

03/06/2020

SBS News

Wuhan records only 300 positive coronavirus cases from extensive testing of nearly 10 million

Chinese authorities claim to have largely brought the virus under control but Wuhan officials - wary of a second wave - launched the programme after new infections emerged for the first time since the city re-opened in April following more than two months in lockdown.

 


 

03/06/2020

Business Insider Australia

Australia is in its first recession in 29 years, as the feeble state of the economy becomes undeniable

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed the country is in a recession on Wednesday. The acknowledgement comes after the first quarter GDP figures show the economy shrunk 0.3% largely before businesses were even shut by the government. With another contraction in the realm of 8.5% forecast for the June quarter, Australia has entered its first recession since 1991.

 


 

03/06/2020

SBS News

Australia is now in a recession for the first time in 29 years

The March quarter national accounts show Australia's economy shrank 0.3 per cent at the start of the year, but was cushioned by exports and government spending.

 


 

02/06/2020

Reuters

Japan allows saliva-based tests to boost coronavirus detection

Japan’s government said on Tuesday it has approved saliva-based tests for the new coronavirus, offering a safer, simpler way to diagnose infection as well as boosting the number of tests being carried out using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology.

 


 

02/06/2020

SBS News

Congo hit by second Ebola outbreak as it battles measles and coronavirus

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have announced a new Ebola outbreak in the western city of Mbandaka, 1,000 km from an ongoing outbreak that has killed over 2,200 people.

 


 

02/06/2020

Reuters

Distancing and masks cut COVID-19 risk, says largest review of evidence

Keeping at least one metre apart and wearing face masks and eye protection are the best ways to cut the risk of COVID-19 infection, according to the largest review to date of studies on coronavirus disease transmission.

 


 

02/06/2020

South China Morning Post

The global downturn is bottoming out and optimists are right on the money

Germany and China are the workshops of the world, and the best places to see early shoots of recovery. The latest German business sentiment data and Chinese factory numbers suggest that better times might be around the corner.

 


 

02/06/2020

South China Morning Post

In Australia, stalled migration is bad news as faltering economy heads for first recession in 30 years

Net immigration is expected to fall 85 per cent in the financial year to June 2021, curbing demand for everything from cars and property to education and wedding rings. Immigration is a politically divisive topic in Australia but there is a broad consensus the country needs its 200,000 to 300,000 annual intake to grow consumption demand and fill skills shortages.

 


 

02/06/2020

SBS News

No evidence of coronavirus losing potency, WHO and other experts say

Health experts have questioned reports from a senior Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.

 


 

02/06/2020

SBS News

No evidence of coronavirus losing potency, WHO and other experts say

Health experts have questioned reports from a senior Italian doctor that the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic has been losing potency.

 


 

02/06/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus false positive result for Blackwater man Nathan Turner prompts apology from Queensland Premier

Both the Premier and Health Minister have apologised to Nathan Turner's family. It's the second time a false positive has been recorded in the central Queensland town.

 


 

02/06/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus false positive result for Blackwater man Nathan Turner prompts apology from Queensland Premier

Both the Premier and Health Minister have apologised to Nathan Turner's family. It's the second time a false positive has been recorded in the central Queensland town.

 


 

02/06/2020

ABC News

Victoria's coronavirus cases rise by 10 as aged care home and kindergarten go into lockdown

A carer at Reservoir's Embracia aged care and a kindergarten teacher at Macleod Preschool both tested positive to coronavirus.

 


 

31/05/2020

9 News

The coronavirus restrictions easing from tomorrow

More coronavirus restrictions will ease across Australia from tomorrow with businesses reopening in three states.

 


 

31/05/2020

ABC News

Children are back at school — but what about coughs and colds amid coronavirus?

Runny noses are common in young children, and usually nothing to worry about.

 


 

31/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus state of emergency extended in Victoria as cases two clusters continue to rise

More than 509,000 Victorians have been tested for coronavirus as the Health Minister announces the state of emergency has been extended by three weeks until June 21.

 


 

31/05/2020

South China Morning Post

China building secure facilities to fast track coronavirus vaccine production

China is laying the groundwork to begin manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines as soon as they are given the green light.

 


 

31/05/2020

Reuters

Global coronavirus cases surpass 6 million

(Reuters) - Global coronavirus cases surpassed 6 million on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, as Latin America reported a grim milestone of 50,000 deaths from the disease.

 


 

30/05/2020

Reuters

England risks COVID-19 resurgence by ending lockdown too soon, scientific advisers say

LONDON (Reuters) - England risks losing control of the coronavirus pandemic again and is at a “very dangerous moment” as it starts to ease out of the COVID-19 lockdown, senior scientific and medical advisers warned on Saturday.

 


 

29/05/2020

ABC News

Victoria toughens coronavirus work-from-home directives to keep people out of offices for June

Victoria is moving from a work-from-home advisory to an order, which means it carries penalties. It only applies to people who have already been working at home during the pandemic. The move is aimed at keeping office workers off the public transport network.

 


 

29/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus restrictions eased in WA with almost all businesses set to reopen under new rules

Indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people will be permitted. Up to 300 people will be allowed in some venues, subject to spacing rules. Galleries, beauty services, gyms, theatres and cinemas may reopen.

 


 

28/05/2020

Reuters

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.

 


 

28/05/2020

SBS News

Bureau of Meteorology announces wet winter outlook for 2020

Health authorities say a 30-year-old man who died in central Queensland did not have any connection to a Rockhampton aged care nurse who tested positive.

 


 

28/05/2020

ABC News

Bureau of Meteorology announces wet winter outlook for 2020

There is a more than 70 per cent chance of above average rainfall for much of inland Australia. Cropping regions have received welcome rain, but it is a long way until the end of the season.

 


 

27/05/2020

Zero Hedge

Here Is The Best Advance Indicator If A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Is Coming

a team of researchers from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. published a paper earlier this month on their studies of SARS-CoV-2 concentrations in the sewage in the Greater New Haven area. In the abstract of their report, the team determined that "when adjusted for the time lag, the virus RNA concentrations were highly correlated with the COVID-19 epidemiological curve (R2 =0.99) and local hospital admissions (R2 =0.99).

 


 

27/05/2020

SBS News

A 30-year-old Queensland man has died from coronavirus

The man is Australia's youngest COVID-19 victim and the first confirmed case from his central Queensland community.

 


 

27/05/2020

SBS News

Concerns for WA port workers who boarded ship before COVID-19 outbreak confirmed

Fremantle Port workers boarded a live export ship before a COVID-19 outbreak was confirmed, and there are concerns they and their families have been exposed.

 


 

27/05/2020

ABC News

Australian coronavirus experts reveal how safe it is to visit shopping centres

Recent research suggests 1.5 metres may not be enough distance between people. To date there have been no known outbreaks of coronavirus in shopping centres. Masks could be of benefit if you are likely to get distracted when shopping.

 


 

27/05/2020

ABC News

Woman diagnosed with coronavirus 80 days ago still showing symptoms

A leading virologist says the two month incubation period of two recently diagnosed coronavirus cases is "incredibly rare". A woman diagnosed 80 days ago says the virus has caused severe long-term damage to her body. Infectious disease nurses told Debbie Kilroy she may experience symptoms for up to six months.

 


 

26/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus outbreak on live export ship Al Kuwait docked in Fremantle as six test positive for COVID-19

Six crew members of a livestock carrier docked in Fremantle have tested positive for coronavirus, with the WA Government revealing details of an outbreak on board the ship.

 


 

26/05/2020

9 News

WHO warns of 'second peak' in areas where COVID-19 declining

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

 


 

26/05/2020

Reuters

WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

 


 

26/05/2020

SBS News

Two Sydney schools evacuated after students test positive for coronavirus

Students have been sent home from two schools in Sydney's eastern suburbs after pupils tested positive for coronavirus.

 


 

26/05/2020

SBS News

Coronavirus: China's top diplomat urges US to cooperate over fighting pandemic

The first Australian human trials of a coronavirus vaccine are about to kick off with more than 100 volunteers.

 


 

25/05/2020

9 News

Coronavirus: China's top diplomat urges US to cooperate over fighting pandemic

The United States should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it, rather than spreading lies and attacking the country, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi says.

 


 

25/05/2020

Reuters

Americans pass pandemic holiday on beaches, in parks as death toll nears 100,000

(Reuters) - Americans sunbathed on beaches, fished from boats and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

25/05/2020

Reuters

China reports three new coronavirus cases after first day with none

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China recorded three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for May 23, following the first day with no new cases since the outbreak began, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday.

 


 

25/05/2020

9 News

Coronavirus infections shut down world's deepest gold mine

The world's deepest gold mine has been temporarily closed after 164 workers were found infected with coronavirus, the BBC reports.

 


 

25/05/2020

ABC News

Australian shares jump on coronavirus recovery, putting aside US-China tension

Australian shares have kicked off the week higher as optimistic investors focused more on the COVID-19 economic recovery, rather than concerns about rising US-China tensions.

 


 

22/05/2020

9 News

State-by-state: What's re-opening and what isn't around Australia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled the National Cabinet's three-stage plan to reopen Australia, economically and recreationally, from the COVID-19 lockdown.

 


 

22/05/2020

9 News

'China needs Australia': Deputy PM adamant trade war will be resolved

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack remains adamant China will continue to accept Australian exports, as federal politicians dig in their heels on a COVID-19 investigation amid tariff threats.

 


 

22/05/2020

9 News

Health experts say it's safe to fly in the middle seat on planes

Australia's top medical experts say it is safe to sit in the middle seat on planes filled to capacity as aircrafts prepare to take to the skies across Australia once again.

 


 

22/05/2020

9 News

Coronavirus world updates: US unemployment edges towards 40 million, Trump refuses to wear face mask

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in the two months since the coronavirus took hold in the US has swelled to nearly 39 million, the government reported Thursday, even as states from coast to coast gradually reopen their economies and let people go back to work.

 


 

22/05/2020

ABC News

NSW coronavirus death toll climbs, bringing Australia's total to 101, as Government urges more testing

The NSW coronavirus death toll has climbed to 50 following the death of an 80-year-old Sydney woman, bringing Australia's total to 101.

 


 

22/05/2020

SBS News

Australia's research ship checking Hobart air quality amid coronavirus shutdown

Tasmanian scientists are collecting data on Hobart's air quality using the CSIRO's research vessel Investigator while the ship is stuck in port due to the coronavirus restrictions.

 


 

22/05/2020

ABC News

Victoria coronavirus cases rise by 12, including another five linked to Cedar Meats cluster

Victoria has recorded another 12 coronavirus infections, including five linked to an outbreak at the Cedar Meats abattoir.

 


 

22/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus restrictions are being relaxed in SA, but what does this mean in practice?

Coronavirus restrictions in South Australia are easing from today and people are feeling more comfortable venturing out of their homes, but a big topic for many is when they can go to the pub for a drink.

 


 

21/05/2020

SBS News

World Health Organization concerned for poorer countries after most single day infections yet

The World Health Organization has expressed concern about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich countries have begun emerging from lockdown.

 


 

21/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus pandemic may reverse human development for first time in 30 years, UN says

Crisis will erase all progress of past six years, according to report Six out of 10 children globally not getting education due to school closures.

 


 

21/05/2020

ABC News

Bees starved by drought will cause crops to fail if left to die, warn Queensland beekeepers

The Queensland Beekeepers' Association warns food production is at stake if bees can't be kept alive through winter to pollinate crops. Drought and bushfires have caused unprecedented food shortages for bees and Queensland's honey production is expected to be down 90 per cent in 2020.

 


 

21/05/2020

ABC News

Why do rich countries have such high coronavirus death tolls?

The worst-hit countries are amongst the most mobile and are home to some of the world's busiest airports, handling hundreds of millions of passengers each year. The affluence that allowed for this international travel undoubtedly spread the virus quickly and efficiently. The lower levels of travel to low to middle-income countries could help explain why they were able to escape the virus, at least in the early days of the pandemic.

 


 

21/05/2020

Zero Hedge

US Deaths Projected To Triple By Year-End Regardless Of Social Distancing: Study

"COVID-19 infection is deadlier than flu — we can put that debate to rest," said Anirban Basu, University of Washington health economist who authored the study which found that based on the infection fatality rate, 1.3% of those who show symptoms of COVID-19 die, which makes it 13x more deadly than a bad influenza season.

 


 

21/05/2020

Zero Hedge

China's Newest COVID-19 Outbreak Shows Virus May Be Mutating

A flood of new research has been published, and scientists have discovered more discouraging signs of mutation in samples of the virus. And yet, medical experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci have seemed at times overly eager to dismiss these mutations, and claim - without evidence - that there was no reason to believe the virus was evolving and changing in a way that might complicate efforts to create a vaccine.

 


 

20/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: how severe lung infections knock out a key immune defence

Scientists say that a type of cell that kills harmful organisms can be paralysed, making patients more vulnerable to other diseases. But there is a trigger for reviving the cells, raising implications for treatment, they say.

 


 

20/05/2020

SBS News

Regional NSW travel to recommence on 1 June

Recreational regional travel within NSW will be allowed again from 1 June under a relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

 


 

20/05/2020

Business Insider

Lockdowns cut daily carbon emissions in April to 17% below last year's average — but that only gets us back to 2006 levels

Lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic have had an extreme, unprecedented environmental impact. In April, global carbon emissions per day were 17% lower than they were on average the year prior, a new study found. A drop in emissions from cars, buses, trucks accounts for 43% of the decrease.

 


 

20/05/2020

ABC News

Queensland woman diagnosed with coronavirus two months after returning from India

Health authorities in Queensland are trying to understand how a woman in Brisbane acquired COVID-19 after returning from overseas two months ago.. The woman — who lives on Brisbane's north side — was diagnosed with the virus overnight.

 


 

20/05/2020

ABC News

The coronavirus pandemic will change the way we work, with both men and women to reap the benefits

Rigid workplace structures have traditionally been a major barrier for women who, like Ms Calderon, don't want to give up their career due to caring responsibilities. But that has started to change in recent years and some believe an accelerated shift to workplace flexibility could be a silver lining to come out of a pandemic that has disproportionately affected female workers.

 


 

20/05/2020

ABC News

Mirabai twice thought she was clear of COVID-19. But she has just returned a third positive test

Mirabai Nicholson-McKellar first tested positive to COVID-19 in March. In late April she was told she was clear to leave isolation. Since then she has tested positive to COVID-19 twice more.

 


 

19/05/2020

SBS News

France sees 70 coronavirus cases linked to schools days after students returned to classrooms

Seventy new coronavirus cases have been linked to schools in France, a week after a third of the country's students returned to the classroom.

 


 

19/05/2020

Reuters

Coronavirus vaccine from Moderna appears safe, shows promise in data from eight people

Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) experimental COVID-19 vaccine, the first to be tested in the United States, produced protective antibodies in a small group of healthy volunteers, according to very early data released by the biotech company on Monday.

 


 

19/05/2020

SBS News

World Health Organization agrees to independent virus probe after Australia's push

Australia's push for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic has been vindicated globally with widespread backing of the probe, including from China. More than 110 countries at the World Health Assembly on Monday night backed a resolution calling for an impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation of the international response to the pandemic.

 


 

19/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus patients with even mild cases of COVID-19 are taking months to recover and suffering extreme fatigue

Many patients who contract COVID-19 are experiencing effects for many weeks. Some are complaining of severe fatigue. St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney is undertaking a 12-month study into the effects of the virus

 


 

19/05/2020

South China Morning Post

T cells found in healthy people before pandemic may help fight coronavirus, study says

US researchers find helper and killer immune cells that can target the virus in samples from volunteers taken from 2015 to 2018. They are likely to have had mild flu-like symptoms in the past caused by other strains, according to the scientists.

 


 

18/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus exposure closes 12 McDonald's restaurants in Victoria after delivery driver tests positive

A dozen McDonald's restaurants across Melbourne's north and west have been closed and hundreds of workers asked to self-isolate after a delivery driver tested positive for coronavirus.

 


 

18/05/2020

9 News

China vulnerable to second coronavirus wave due to lack of immunity: top adviser

China still faces the "big challenge" of a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections, the country's top respiratory authority has warned, with the lack of immunity among the community a serious concern as the race to develop a vaccine continues.

 


 

18/05/2020

9 News

WA eases lockdown restrictions: Everything you can and can't do from today

From today, Western Australia is relaxing a number of lockdown restrictions as the state moves toward phase three of the COVID-19 recovery plan.

 


 

18/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus latest: vaccine hopes dampened as WHO meets; US economy could shrink 30 per cent

On a weekend when many pandemic-weary people emerged from weeks of lockdown, leaders in the US and Europe weighed the risks and rewards of lifting Covid-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.

 


 

17/05/2020

ABC News

The coronavirus new normal facing Australians in a world still gripped by pandemic

A Brisbane gym is enacting strict social distancing measures. Most pools are likely to remain closed as it's too costly to reopen. City eateries are reconfiguring their dining spaces to low patronage.

 


 

17/05/2020

ABC News

The coronavirus economic crisis has hit different sectors of business in very different ways

Payroll data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) between March 14 and April 18 showed a 5.9 per cent drop in retail sector jobs in WA and an 8.6 per cent drop in wages. But Daniel Kiely, a principal research fellow at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, feared the Federal Government's JobKeeper program could be masking the full extent of the economic damage done by COVID-19 to many sectors.

 


 

16/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: eight Covid-19 vaccine candidates are in clinical trial, WHO says

Another 110 vaccine candidates are in various stages of development, as governments around the world scramble to contain the virus. Pharmaceutical firms and health institutes in countries including the US, China and Germany have led the development to treat Covid-19 patients.

 


 

15/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus case in Rockhampton nursing home, centre in lockdown after nurse tests positive

A nurse has tested positive for coronavirus at a Rockhampton aged care home forcing it into lockdown as authorities try to figure out who she has been in contact with.

 


 

15/05/2020

ABC News

Victoria records another 21 coronavirus cases as McDonald's and Cedar Meats outbreaks grow

Victoria has recorded another 21 new cases of coronavirus overnight, including two infections linked to an outbreak at the Fawkner McDonald's restaurant and one case linked to the Cedar Meats cluster.

 


 

15/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: call for Hong Kong Covid-19 survivors to donate plasma, which tests show kills infection

The Hong Kong Red Cross has appealed to recovered Covid-19 patients in the city to donate blood plasma to help those still sick with the disease, saying it can dramatically improve their condition.

 


 

15/05/2020

News Corp Australia

Malaria drug no help for COVID-19: studies

Patients given the malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump as a potential treatment for COVID-19 did not improve significantly over those who did not, according to two new studies published in the medical journal BMJ.

 


 

15/05/2020

9 News

Virus app users should update for safety

Tech experts are urging Australians to not just download but update the coronavirus contact tracing app to avoid a problem where it could be disabled.

 


 

15/05/2020

9 News

Doctors in Italy find link between rare child disease and COVID-19

Doctors in Italy have become the latest to raise the alarm over a worrying spike in children getting sick with a rare but serious inflammatory syndrome they say is tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

15/05/2020

9 News

Young COVID-19 patient suffers cardiac arrest after infection from mystery illness

A young girl in the US survived cardiac arrest after she fell ill with COVID-19 and the mystery toxic syndrome crippling infected children.

 


 

14/05/2020

9 News

New Zealanders return to the streets, work as coronavirus restrictions ease further

After 51 days of strict adherence to stay-at-home orders, New Zealanders are returning to a life closer to normal.

 


 

14/05/2020

ABC News

Unemployment rise 'devastating' for Australians hit by coronavirus restrictions, PM Scott Morrison says

Prime Minister says unemployment figures 'shocking' but not unanticipated. The Federal Treasurer says women make up the majority of job losses. Warnings there will be more bad news in the months ahead as the impact of coronavirus shutdowns becomes clearer.

 


 

14/05/2020

Daily Mail

International travel from Australia may not get back to normal for another three years, says top air transport boss

International travel could take at least three years before it returns to normal. Top travel boss Alexandre de Juniac says the industry won't recover until 2023.

 


 

14/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cluster at Victorian McDonald's continues to grow, with two more close contacts diagnosed

There are now eight cases of coronavirus associated with the McDonald's cluster at Fawkner and three new cases at Cedar Meats Australia. Four of the McDonald's cluster cases are staff and four are relatives of one individual.

 


 

14/05/2020

ABC News

Experts worried people delaying medical tests due to coronavirus will create 'tidal wave' of diagnoses

The Cancer Council says up to one in 10 Australians have put off cancer screening during the pandemic. Cancer screening services for breast, bowel and cervical cancers are currently operating. GPs are urging people not to avoid them, saying their practices are "probably safer than going to your local supermarket".

 


 

14/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Cats with no symptoms spread coronavirus to other cats in lab test

Scientists behind experiment say it shows need for more research into whether virus can spread from humans to felines then back to humans. Health experts, however, note that just because animal can be deliberately infected in lab does not mean same can happen ‘under natural conditions’.

 


 

13/05/2020

Zero Hedge

NY Reports 93 Children Sick With 'Mysterious COVID-19-Linked Respiratory Syndrome'

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and NY Gov Andrew Cuomo have repeatedly warned about the growing number of children affected by a mysterious, possibly COVID-19-linked respiratory syndrome this week, and Newsday reported Tuesday afternoon that the number of children infected statewide has climbed to 93.

 


 

13/05/2020

Reuters

UK's COVID-19 death toll tops 40,000, worst in Europe

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics for England and Wales brought the United Kingdom’s official death toll to 38,289 as of May 3, according to a Reuters tally of death registrations that also includes Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 


 

13/05/2020

ABC News

A hard end date to coronavirus stimulus JobKeeper, JobSeeker packages could sink economy in September, warn experts

The Government says more than 1.4m people are receiving JobSeeker, while JobKeeper covers businesses employing 5.5m workers. The Grattan Institute estimates the Government will be injecting $120b into the economy between July and September, or 25 per cent of GDP.

 


 

13/05/2020

SBS News

Government's 1.5 million COVID-19 antibody tests 'not accurate enough

Australian National University Professor Carola Vinuesa, one of the report's co-authors, says the tests are not useful. "At the moment, the quality does not seem to be good enough for these tests to be deployed in large scale," she told the newspaper. "The sensitivity is not very good. They are not useful in being able to say 'you were infected'."

 


 

13/05/2020

SBS News

NSW records community-transmitted coronavirus cases as death toll rises to 98

NSW recorded six new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday, including three authorities fear were caught within the community.

 


 

13/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus restrictions are easing but that doesn't mean the pandemic is over, health experts warn

"What we're trying to avoid is what people are referring to as a 'second wave' — a really large outbreak coming on the back of our success in preventing the initial outbreak from getting out of control in Australia."

 


 

13/05/2020

ABC News

CBA completes bank results with third quarter update, flags $1.5b coronavirus hit

The Commonwealth Bank sets aside a large pile of cash to cover expected COVID-19-related losses, as Australia's biggest home lender warns of a potential 32 per cent house price crash in a worst-case "prolonged" economic downturn.

 


 

12/05/2020

ABC News

Travel to Australia down by 60 per cent due to coronavirus restrictions

Overseas visitor arrivals fell by 60 per cent in March, compared to the same month in 2019, with every state and territory recording dramatic falls.

 


 

12/05/2020

ABC News

Mystery transmission highlights concerns over COVID-19 complacency in the Kimberley

Contact tracing teams have been unable to identify the origin of three of the Kimberley's 17 COVID-19 cases. Doctors say it highlights the need to avoid complacency as WA moves to reduce restrictions.

 


 

12/05/2020

ABC News

WA coronavirus case at Perth's Pan Pacific Hotel as latest arrivals set to leave Rottnest Island quarantine

The man was a contact of someone who was in quarantine at the hotel. The Premier says it is a reminder WA is "not out of the woods yet". Rottnest Island is set to stay a quarantine facility for arrivals in WA.

 


 

12/05/2020

ABC News

Tasmania's post-coronavirus deficit to be 'significantly north of half a billion dollars', Premier says

Tasmania's net debt is forecast to be as high as $2 billion at the end of the next financial year. The Premier will give an update on the coronavirus's financial impact on Friday. He has defended the staged reopening of the economy, saying lives have to protected.

 


 

12/05/2020

Australian Associated Press

Avoid crowds to hamper coronavirus spread

Australians have been warned mingling in groups or abandoning social distancing measures could spark fresh coronavirus outbreaks. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd said complacency could cause major problems as state governments gradually ease restrictions on the economy and society.

 


 

12/05/2020

Australian Associated Press

No new coronavirus cases recorded in NSW

The state recorded zero new cases over the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday from some 6048 tests, with the state’s total remaining at 3053.

 


 

12/05/2020

SBS News

Second wave of coronavirus infections in Germany and South Korea a cautionary tale for Australia, experts warn

Health experts have warned that second waves of COVID-19 infections in Germany and South Korea should act as a cautionary tale for Australia. Both countries successfully flattened their pandemic curves and relaxed some coronavirus restrictions, only to see a spike of infections in recent days. It comes as Australia starts to loosen its own restrictions and moves towards a "new normal" by July.

 


 

12/05/2020

ABC News

Victoria outlines coronavirus plan to get school students back to classroom learning

State school students in prep and grades one, two, 11 and 12 will resume classroom learning on May 26. Grades three to 10 will return to school campuses on June 9. All specialist schools will fully reopen on May 26.

 


 

12/05/2020

ABC News

States will pay dearly if coronavirus restrictions are forced to return, Frydenberg warns

Thousands of jobs are expected to return as restrictions ease, boosting state economies. Monthly economic output could increase by $9 billion when stage three restrictions ease. The main driver of the recovery will be from increased demand and the reopening of schools.

 


 

12/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus latest: WHO warns countries are ‘driving blind’, as US deaths top 80,000

Chile backtracks on ‘immunity cards’ amid backlash; Turkey orders four-day lockdown. Ghana president says one person infected 533 at fish factory.

 


 

11/05/2020

Reuters

Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases amid new infections in Wuhan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland on May 10, rising from a day earlier and marking the highest daily increase since April 28, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the disease.

 


 

11/05/2020

Reuters

No end to lockdown yet but 'careful' easing begins, British PM Johnson says

LONDON (Reuters) - The coronavirus lockdown will not end yet, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, urging people to “stay alert” to the risks as he outlined plans to begin slowly easing measures that have closed much of the economy for seven weeks.

 


 

11/05/2020

SBS News

NSW records just one new coronavirus case as students begin return to classrooms

NSW students will return to classrooms for one day of face-to-face teaching per week, with the full-scale resumption of schooling expected at the end of May.

 


 

11/05/2020

SBS News

More than 90 per cent of Tokyo's hospital beds for COVID-19 patients are now occupied

The Japanese Health Ministry says more than 90 per cent of hospital beds secured for COVID-19 patients in the capital Tokyo have already been occupied.

 


 

10/05/2020

SBS News

Coronavirus spread accelerates again in Germany just days after restrictions eased

The spread of COVID-19 has accelerated again in Germany after restrictions were eased, with outbreaks at meat processing plants triggering an "emergency brake".

 


 

10/05/2020

SBS News

It's up to 'mobile, active adults' to keep coronavirus at bay, says CMO Brendan Murphy

Australia is in a privileged position to be one of few countries to "successfully suppress" COVID-19, but now is not the time to be complacent, the country's top medical professor warns.

 


 

10/05/2020

SBS News

Conspiracy theorists flout social distancing rules at Melbourne coronavirus lockdown rally

A group of conspiracy theorists have been arrested after defying lockdown laws and holding a rally against vaccinations and 5G at Victoria's state parliament.

 


 

10/05/2020

ABC News

Staying home during COVID-19 and rainy conditions in SA spur surge in demand for native plants

Rain and coronavirus restrictions mean nursery sales are blooming. Some nurseries have noticed a 70 per cent increase in customer numbers.

 


 

10/05/2020

ABC News

Post-COVID-19 wave of regional migration predicted as people seek simpler life, get back to basics

The Real Estate Institute says regional areas could see an influx of new residents. Agents are reporting an increase in interest in rural and regional properties.

 


 

10/05/2020

ABC News

WA coronavirus restriction easing not enough for pubs, beauticians, tourism industry

Pubs say it may not be viable to reopen for just 20 patrons. The Tourism Council is worried about the impact of keeping the Kimberley region closed.

 


 

8/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Explainer | The likely reason some South Korean patients tested positive for Covid-19 again

South Korean health authorities raised new concerns about the novel coronavirus after reporting last month that dozens of patients who had recovered from the illness later tested positive again.

 


 

8/05/2020

ABC News

Charting the COVID-19 spread in Australia

To date, state and territory health authorities have reported 6,912 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, including 97 deaths.

 


 

8/05/2020

9 News

Woolworths stores return to normal trading hours from Monday

Woolworths stores around the country will return to normal trading hours from Monday.

 


 

8/05/2020

South China Morning Post

University of Hong Kong study finds eyes are ‘important route’ for coronavirus, up to 100 times more infectious than Sars

Researchers from HKU’s school of public health reveal the coronavirus is up to 100 times more infectious through the eyes and airways than Sars.

 


 

8/05/2020

ABC News

Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer calls for new regulations on wildlife markets to prevent future pandemics

Australia is leading an international push to introduce new regulations and standards for wildlife markets in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

 


 

8/05/2020

ABC News

WA prepares to relax coronavirus restrictions despite recording first COVID-19 case in nine days

Western Australia's roadmap to ease coronavirus restrictions will be laid out in full by the end of the weekend as the state recorded one new case overnight, breaking its eight-day streak of no positive tests.

 


 

8/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Blood thinners may help sickest Covid-19 patients survive, US study finds

Blood thinners could improve the survival rate among the most severely ill Covid-19 patients, according to a hospital study in New York City.

 


 

8/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Sperm containing coronavirus raises possibility of sexually transmitted Covid-19, Chinese study shows

Chinese researchers have found Covid-19 in the sperm of a small number of men, raising the possibility that the virus could be spread via sex.

 


 

7/05/2020

ABC News

National Cabinet unlikely to make rapid changes on coronavirus restrictions when it meets on Friday

National Cabinet will likely agree to ease restrictions in four-week increments, rather than all at once. This will allow monitoring of the impact each change has on infection risk.

 


 

7/05/2020

South China Morning Post

US coronavirus study says suppressing body’s initial immune response may help in fight against Covid-19

‘A short regimen of a proper immunosuppressant drug applied early in the disease process may improve a patient’s outcome,’ paper’s co-author says. But immunologist says move would be ‘very dangerous because you’re crippling your body’s ability’ to clear the infection.

 


 

7/05/2020

SBS News

Australia's suicide rate could surge due to economic fallout of coronavirus

New modelling which shows Australia’s suicide rate could soar as a result of the affects of coronavirus has prompted calls for urgent action to meet the mental health challenge facing the nation.

 


 

7/05/2020

SBS News

Brooklyn pier turned into morgue amid virus deaths

Usually the 39th Street Pier in New York is a ferry terminal and venue for live music performances. However, the pier is now home to a fleet of refrigerated morgue trucks as the city deals with thousands of dead from the coronavirus pandemic.

 


 

7/05/2020

SBS News

South Korea gives a glimpse into life on the other side of the coronavirus crisis

South Korea endured one of the worst early outbreaks of the disease outside China but is one of the first countries to get on top of the pandemic.

 


 

7/05/2020

ABC News

'New mechanism for stroke?': Blood clotting in coronavirus patients has experts looking at role of viruses in causing stroke

A growing body of evidence is painting a grim picture of how coronavirus can wreak havoc from one end of the body to the other. It's well established that COVID-19 affects the respiratory system and targets the lungs. But several studies and anecdotal evidence suggest the disease may also cause super-charged blood clotting that damages vital organs, including the kidneys, heart and brain.

 


 

6/05/2020

ABC News

South Australia marks two weeks with no new coronavirus cases in 'exciting day' for state

There have been no new positive cases of coronavirus in SA for a fortnight. Two people are still infected and another two are in hospital still recovering from the effects of COVID-19.

 


 

6/05/2020

ABC News

Researchers find new coronavirus strain 'more contagious', potentially impacting COVID-19 vaccine search

The research found the newer strain of coronavirus, or the 'G-strain', may allow people to be infected a second time. It also found the second strain spread faster, possibly meaning it was more contagious The research, which has not been peer-reviewed, has divided the scientific community with one expert saying he was "sceptical".

 


 

6/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cases in NSW rise as authorities investigate five mystery infections

More than half of yesterday's infections had an unknown source.

 


 

6/05/2020

SBS News

Australians recovering from coronavirus can donate blood plasma to create new treatment

People who have recovered from COVID-19 in Australia can donate their plasma to contribute to the development of a potentially lifesaving treatment.

 


 

6/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus numbers have put Australia's growth factor back above one — should we be worried?

Australia has done an incredible job of getting our coronavirus outbreak under control.But for the first time in more than a month, the 'growth factor' for COVID-19 cases has risen above one. That is, we have more new cases this week than we did last week.

 


 

6/05/2020

ABC News

Victoria records 17 new coronavirus cases as meatworks COVID-19 cluster grows

Victoria has recorded another 17 cases of COVID-19, including four new diagnoses linked to a cluster at a meat processing facility. There are now 49 coronavirus cases associated with Cedar Meats Australia, the majority of which are direct workers at the abattoir.

 


 

5/05/2020

Business Insider

ANearly one million Australian jobs have been lost since coronavirus restriction kicked off, official figures show – and women have been disproportionately affected

Initial Australian job losses have been quantified by the ABS, with 7.5% of jobs disappearing in the first month of the government’s social distancing measures. Applied to the entire labour force, it suggests nearly one million people lost their job between 14 March and 18 April.

 


 

5/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Italy baffled by unexplained surge in deaths during coronavirus crisis

Country recorded 50 per cent more fatalities than usual in March, suggesting pandemic toll could be double official figure. Not knowing real numbers complicates planning for government as Italy eases out of world’s longest lockdown.

 


 

5/05/2020

BBC News

Coronavirus: France's first known case 'was in December'

A patient diagnosed with pneumonia near Paris on 27 December actually had the coronavirus, his doctor has said. Dr Yves Cohen told French media a swab taken at the time was recently tested, and came back positive for Covid-19.

 


 

5/05/2020

SBS News

Australia is losing $4 billion every week the current coronavirus restrictions stay in place

Australia's economy will take a $50 billion hit in the June quarter but things could get a lot worse if restrictions to deal with the coronavirus stay in place. As the nation's leaders start planning baby steps towards normality, its bean counters have calculated the economic cost of the health measures. Treasury has estimated Australia's economy will shrink by between 10 and 12 per cent by June, equivalent to $50 billion.

 


 

5/05/2020

ABC News

Newmarch House coronavirus cluster grows after three more staff test positive

More than 60 staff and residents at the facility have been infected. Staff there are being tested for COVID-19 daily. Fifteen people have died at the Caddens nursing home where a staff member worked six shifts last month despite displaying mild coronavirus symptoms.

 


 

5/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus cases up by 17 in Victoria, including another 11 cases linked to Melbourne meatworks

It brings the total number of COVID-19 cases linked to the cluster at Cedar Meats abattoir to 45.

 


 

5/05/2020

ABC News

When it comes to coronavirus testing, not all tests are created equal

The ABC has found not all diagnostic tests currently approved for use are considered accurate or reliable.

 


 

5/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Quarantine centres better than self-isolation for halting coronavirus, experts say

Isolating at home is too reliant on personal compliance, study finds. ‘Fangcang’ isolation shelters built in Wuhan, China’s initial epicentre, were more effective in cutting transmissions.

 


 

4/05/2020

ABC News

What's it like to recover after coronavirus puts you on a ventilator in intensive care?

How does your body learn to breathe again when a machine has been doing it for you?

 


 

4/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus most likely to be passed on in early stages of illness or before symptoms appear, Taiwan study says

Those who came into contact with confirmed Covid-19 cases just before or soon after symptoms appeared were most likely to become infected. Researchers say findings highlight the importance of early contact tracing and tracking as well as social distancing.

 


 

4/05/2020

ABC News

One hundred days of the coronavirus crisis

For now, Australia appears to have kept the virus in check and avoided a full-blown coronavirus crisis. This data shows how we did it.

 


 

4/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus pandemic shakes up Australian workplaces, as businesses prepare for the other side

Alison Pennington, a senior economist at The Australia Institute's Centre for Future Work, said it was easy to see how the pandemic work regime could compound inequality in Australia.

 


 

4/05/2020

SBS News

Sydney school closes after student tests positive to coronavirus

A Sydney school has closed for intensive cleaning and contact tracing after a student tested positive to the coronavirus. Just days after term 2 began, Warragamba Public School will be "non-operational for on-site learning" on Monday, with all students undertaking at home learning.

 


 

4/05/2020

Reuters

Oil prices lower on U.S.-China trade tension

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell in early trade on Monday, paring last week’s gains, on worries the global oil glut may persist as U.S.-China trade tension could hold back an economic recovery even as coronavirus pandemic lockdowns start to ease.

 


 

4/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus is focusing attention on how fragile global supply chains can be, so how will Australia respond?

The economic shutdown has focused much attention on supply chains.

 


 

4/05/2020

Reuters

Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million, although rate slowing

For now, Australia appears to have kept the virus in check and avoided a full-blown coronavirus crisis. This data shows how we did it.

 


 

3/05/2020

SBS News

After seven weeks in lockdown, people in Spain have finally been allowed outside to exercise

People in Spain have been finally allowed outside to exercise after a large coronavirus outbreak forced people into a seven-week lockdown.

 


 

3/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus case sees Victorian Government shut school

Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said a teacher at Epping's Meadowglen Primary School had tested positive to the virus. Ms Mikakos said the school would be shut down for three days to enable cleaning and contact tracing.

 


 

3/05/2020

SBS News

Possible infection control breaches investigated as 14th resident dies at Sydney's Newmarch House

A 14th resident of the Newmarch House aged care home in western Sydney has died after becoming infected with COVID-19.

 


 

2/05/2020

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus more likely to kill men and the obese, study says

British researchers link being male or obese to lower Covid-19 survival rates in largest study conducted outside China. Obese people could be at greater risk because they have reduced lung function and their immune systems may overreact.

 


 

2/05/2020

SBS News

Tas outbreak under control, no new cases

Tasmania could soon reopen green spaces after bringing a COVID-19 outbreak in the northwest under control.

 


 

2/05/2020

SBS News

New coronavirus outbreak at Melbourne meat facility

A new coronavirus outbreak has been uncovered in a Melbourne meat processing facility, as authorities warn Victoria's progress in fighting the pandemic remains "incredibly fragile".

 


 

2/05/2020

ABC News

Remdesivir authorised as coronavirus treatment by US in 'important first step'

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved emergency use of experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat patients with COVID-19.

 


 

2/05/2020

ABC News

Coronavirus pandemic exposes fatal flaws of the 'just-in-time' economy

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed some of the downsides of the "just-in-time" economy — a defining feature of capitalism during the past three to four decades.

 


 

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