Results on suspect Covid samples expected tomorrow

Covid hospitalisations up 20% in the last week

Results are expected tomorrow on a number of Covid-19 samples being sequenced at the National Virus Reference Laboratory to see if any contain the Omicron variant of concern. The Government yesterday said that 11 positive tests were being further examined to see whether or not they were the new Omicron variant. Earlier, the Health Service … Read more

Novavax expected to be approved as fourth Covid vaccine in UK | Vaccines and immunisation

Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna. Britons have become so accustomed to the three Covid vaccines available in the UK that most have forgotten about another jab, Novavax – even though the government has ordered 60m doses and hundreds of British jobs depend on it.Late last month the US company, with a factory on Teesside primed to manufacture … Read more

NT communities of Binjari and Rockhole in hard lockdown as Covid outbreak expected to worsen | Northern Territory

The Northern Territory’s Covid-19 outbreak is expected to grow beyond currently locked down areas after nine new cases were detected in the remote community of Binjari, about 320km south of Darwin.Binjari and nearby Rockhole have been placed into strict lockdown in response to the outbreak, and the Australian Defence Force has been called in to … Read more

Covid-19: Virus in more than half of all DHBs and ‘a lot more’ spread expected

Covid-19: Virus in more than half of all DHBs and 'a lot more' spread expected

Covid-19 is creeping across New Zealand – and “a lot more” spread is expected when Auckland opens back up. As of Friday, there are active cases in 11 of the country’s 20 district health boards, including all four corners of the North Island. The spread of the virus has picked up in the past week, … Read more

COVID updates: Results from ‘priority tests’ expected amid concerns about NT’s growing coronavirus cluster – as it happened

COVID updates: Results from 'priority tests' expected amid concerns about NT's growing coronavirus cluster - as it happened

What do we know about COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 12? With almost 60 per cent of Australian children aged 12 to 15 now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the focus is turning to younger age groups.This week Israel followed the United States in clearing the Pfizer vaccine for use in those aged between five and 11.Australia’s medical regulator, … Read more

COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of ‘lockout restrictions’, Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

COVID updates: Greater Darwin enters fifth day of 'lockout restrictions', Queensland expected to hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rate — as it happened

The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT is calling on federal health authorities to pressure the territory government into changing how it measures the local coronavirus vaccination rollout.The government counts the number of  “jabs in arms” whereas the federal government data uses the Australian Immunisation Register data, which is based on addresses registered with Medicare.Chief Minister Michael Gunner says the NT is … Read more

Crypto gaming, NFTs, Web3 expected to onboard the next billion users into crypto?

Crypto gaming, NFTs, Web3 expected to onboard the next billion users into crypto?

Here’s one way to bring the next billion users in the crypto sector: Crypto gaming + NFTs + Web3. Let’s talk about the recent boom in the gaming aspect. DappRadar, an analytics platform showed a boom in crypto gaming. Last month saw blockchain games make up the majority of activity in the Dapp industry. Around 55% of unique … Read more

ILO: Covid-19 impact on employment worse than expected

ILO: Covid-19 impact on employment worse than expected

Working hours lost this year because of the pandemic will be significantly higher than estimated, according to an International Labor Organization or ILO report released on Wednesday. The eighth edition of the ‘ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the World of Work’ report also points out that divergent recovery rates between developed and developing nations threatened the … Read more