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

4.11am BST04:11 Anti-lockdown protestor tests positive for Covid-19 in Sydney A man who was fined after attending last Saturday’s anti-lockdown protests in Sydney has tested positive for Covid-19, according to police. Police also allege he was not at home this morning. Michael McGowan (@mmcgowan) NSW Police say a man who was fined after last Saturday’s … Read more

Australia Covid live news: Victoria to give update as six new cases reported; Queensland risk escalates; 2 million in western Sydney face tougher lockdown

When we made those remarks, we were talking about the regulation of the vaccines. I’m not sure if people are aware of that*. We have always treated this with the greatest of urgency. That is why we have been able to turn around the program from the early setbacks and the lack of supply of … Read more

Blood inquiry: Former health minister defends blood products advice on Aids

A quote from Lord Clarke, used in the press release at the time as his role as health minister, said: “It has been suggested that Aids may be transmitted in blood or blood products, there is no conclusive proof that this is so. Nevertheless I can well appreciate the concern that this suggestion may cause.” … Read more

Third wave – Third time lucky too

This covid-fatigued population is no longer scared with death numbers ranging into thousands (nationally), a substantial decline from the six-figure mark. By Adarsh Sharma It seems as if the entire so-called educated, super intellectual and ever so complaining population of our country, rightly termed as Covidiots, is hell-bent upon testing the might of their “luck … Read more

State centric sero-prevalence survey helps in localized public health measures : Centre – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday, advised all States and UTs to conduct sero-prevalence surveys in consultation with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to generate district-level data which is essential in formulating localized public health response measures. This has been delegated via a letter written by the Union Health Secretary to all States. … Read more

Australia Covid live update: Sydney lockdown to be extended; Victoria records eight local cases; millions awake to eased restrictions

Overnight we recorded 20 cases*. Thankfully, 19 of these are overseas-acquired, and not in hotel quarantine yet. What they are is a crew of 21 on [a] bulk carrier vessel. We were advised that a number of the crew onboard were unwell and health workers went on board yesterday and tested them, and 19 of … Read more

Contaminated blood inquiry: Former health minister Clarke to give evidence

The evidence under oath of someone who served as health minister at the time marks a significant moment for survivors and their relatives, who campaigned for years to bring about the inquiry, saying the risks of the blood products were never explained and the scandal was covered up. Source link

Goa: After flood, health directorate asks for fever survey – ET HealthWorld

Panaji: The directorate of health services (DHS) has issued an advisory to health centres asking them to conduct a fever survey to control the possible spread of vector-borne diseases in the flood-ravaged areas of the state. Instructions have also been issued to remove and clean areas that may have stagnant water and to take anti-larval … Read more