Coronavirus live news: controversial England care home rule scrapped; India daily cases top 400,000 for first time

It was the first time India’s daily case count had topped 400,000 after 10 consecutive days over 300,000. Deaths related to Covid-19 jumped by 3,523 over the past 24 hours, taking the total toll to 211,853, according to official data. The world’s biggest producer of Covid-19 vaccines has a limited number of shots available, worsening … Read more

Blood Type Might Raise Odds for Certain Health Conditions

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Certain blood types may increase a person’s risk of different health problems, a new study suggests. The research confirms some previous findings and reveals new links between blood types and diseases, according to the authors of the study published April 27 in the journal … Read more

Australia live news: Australia live news: Covid breach at Brisbane airport after traveller tests positive; Brittany Higgins and PM to meet

Former Liberal staffer will speak to Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese in Sydney, and Brisbane and Melbourne on Covid alert. Follow latest updates Some 16% of public servants have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, survey finds India wants access to cheap copies of Covid vaccines. So why is Australia holding out? Coronavirus WA: Perth … Read more

Australia news live: two men reported to have died of blood clots after receiving Covid vaccine

Well, in terms of that, we’ll allow the court process to take its course. The electors of Braddon, on Saturday, will be able to make a decision about Mr Brooks and that’s what a democracy is all about …. As I’ve said, innocent until proven guilty. We’ll allow that process to take its court: The … Read more

Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Mucormycosis

Steroid treatment is essential for patients who are hospitalized for Covid-19. By Dr Ashit Hegde Who would have thought that even as we struggle to fight off the Covid-19 threat, another one could emerge in its shadow. Mucormycosis, a serious, potentially deadly fungal infection with a mortality rate of about 50 per cent could become … Read more

Australia news live: health officials say hotel quarantine ‘fit for purpose’; Port Arthur massacre commemorated

12.15am BST00:15 Melissa Davey The World Health Organisation issued its latest epidemiological update overnight, and it makes for concerning reading. It says that globally, new Covid-19 cases increased for the ninth consecutive week, with nearly 5.7 million new cases reported in the last week – surpassing previous peaks. The number of new deaths increased for … Read more

Australia news live: Morrison government considers aid to India for Covid crisis and reduced flights

We have to acknowledge the hotels have been successful, but we’re now over a year into the pandemic and it looks like there’s gonna be at least another year before we’re not going to be needing these facilities anymore. So, we can expect more breaches, even with the best systems that we can design, and, … Read more

Australia news live: WA Covid lockdown enters day three; Brittany Higgins to meet Morrison and Albanese

Good morning, it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life and I hope you are feeling good! Matilda Boseley here and before we jump into the morning of news, why don’t I get you up to speed on the situation in Western Australia. At the moment it’s all a bit of … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Germany restricts travel from India ; children ‘left behind’ in vaccine trials, says UK expert

I’m a paediatrician, and in my normal life, I spend my time doing vaccine trials in children, and children are very much prioritised for most vaccines, so it’s a very weird and unusual situation we’re in now because I and other colleagues have spent the last year doing vaccine trials in adults and mostly in … Read more

Covid-19 Vaccines: Centre issues clarification on procurement price ahead of Covid vaccination phase 3

The Serum Institute of India has defended the pricing. (File Photo) Covid-19 vaccination phase 3: Amid controversy over the price of Rs 600 per shot for Covishield vaccine, the Centre has issued a clarification saying that the Government of India will continue to procure both vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield – at Rs 150 per … Read more