Vaccines and immunisation

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Australia news live update: record fine for Origin Energy; cabinet to finalise 2050 net zero deal; Victoria records 1,461 Covid cases, NSW 294
Follow the day’s developments live

Amy Remeikis

25, Oct, 2021 @12:47 AM

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Ministers to ramp up Covid vaccine rollout as hospitalisations rise
Two million to receive invitation for booster jab as figures for England suggest slight increase in uptake

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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NHS maternity services near breaking point, warns top doctor
Exclusive: country’s most senior gynaecologist is latest clinician to raise alarm about mounting Covid pressures

Andrew Gregory Health editor

24, Oct, 2021 @9:32 PM

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Fauci predicts Covid shots for kids five to 11 will be available by early November
Government’s chief medical adviser makes prediction after FDA review panel finds that benefits for group outweighs risks

Richard Luscombe

24, Oct, 2021 @8:16 PM

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UK falling behind most G7 countries in sharing Covid vaccines, figures show
Campaigners call for action after analysis finds only third of jabs pledged to poorer countries this year have so far been delivered

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Nationals wait to see cabinet submission before confirming net zero pledge – as it happened
All the day’s news as it happened

Imogen Dewey and Justine Landis-Hanley and Nino Bucci (earlier)

24, Oct, 2021 @8:20 AM

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‘Darker skies and colder weather provide perfect conditions... for Covid-19 to thrive’
These were the words of the health secretary last week, as it became clear that vaccination alone will not keep the virus in check. But experts in health and education fear that Plan B will come too late

James Tapper, Robin McKie, Michael Savage and Donna Ferguson

24, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Leos are most likely to get vaccinated, say Utah officials. Is it written in the stars?
Health authorities compared vaccination rates with Zodiac signs, but the results may require further investigation

Poppy Noor

24, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Observer view on the winter crisis facing the NHS | Observer editorial
In failing to take Covid precautions, Boris Johnson is placing Britain’s desperately ailing health system at great risk

Observer editorial

24, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Nine deaths and 1,750 cases in Vic as Melbourne emerges from lockdown – as it happened
Premier Daniel Andrews says the state is on track to reach 80% fully vaccinated next weekend. This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Ben Doherty (earlier)

23, Oct, 2021 @5:32 AM

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‘Nervous giddy excitement’: relieved Melbourne residents enjoy weekend out of lockdown
The world’s lockdown capital emerges for its first Friday night of freedom, but not everyone joined the party

Cait Kelly

23, Oct, 2021 @3:03 AM

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Former vaccine chief will return to NHS role amid concern over booster jabs rollout
Emily Lawson previously led the operational delivery of the coronavirus vaccination programme

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Oct, 2021 @9:21 PM

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