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Covid live: Ireland to lift almost all curbs from 6am on Saturday; France reports 400,851 new cases — as it happened
Ireland’s premier Micheál Martin says ‘we have weathered the Omicron storm’; France reports 400,851 daily cases and 233 Covid-linked hospital deaths

Tom Ambrose (now); Sarah Marsh, Georgina Quach, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

21, Jan, 2022 @11:30 PM

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Novavax Covid vaccine: what is it and will it make a difference?
Australia’s government is hoping the protein-based vaccine – approved by the TGA – will sway the hesitant to get the jab

Donna Lu

21, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Nation records highest death toll for the pandemic following grim two weeks of rising numbers – as it happened
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Stephanie Convery (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

21, Jan, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Australia’s Omicron wave has likely peaked in NSW and Victoria, some experts say
Scientists say hardest-hit states are ‘probably through the worst’ as cases are ‘levelling off’

Donna Lu and Nick Evershed

20, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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60 Covid deaths nationally as PM says rapid antigen tests not being stockpiled – as it happened
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Stephanie Convery and Matilda Boseley

20, Jan, 2022 @7:53 AM

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Building Australian network of satellites would reduce reliance on foreign data, scientists say
Australian Academy of Science says locally operated Earth observation satellites would ensure Australia’s independence

Donna Lu

19, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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What is a pulse oximeter and can I still buy one in Australia? Demand for devices climbs as more people manage Covid at home
Many people isolating with Covid infections are closely monitoring their blood oxygen levels

Donna Lu

19, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Covid case surge continues as 67 deaths recorded nationally – as it happened
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Stephanie Convery and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

19, Jan, 2022 @7:37 AM

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‘It’s awful to be a medical exception’: the woman who cannot forget
Rebecca Sharrock is one of a handful of people worldwide with highly superior autobiographical memory. But remembering minute details of your own life has its downsides

Donna Lu

18, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Tonga volcano: a visual guide to the eruption and its aftermath
The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption – from explosion and tsunami alerts to a drifting veil of ash

Donna Lu, Nick Evershed and Josh Nicholas

17, Jan, 2022 @10:31 AM

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NSW infections expected to ‘plateau’ next week; 56 deaths and 4,300 in hospital nationally – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

14, Jan, 2022 @7:33 AM

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Victoria to establish medi-hotels for Covid patients to ease severe pressure on hospitals
Two quarantine hotels in Melbourne will be converted from Monday, with capacity to house up to 300 Covid patients

Donna Lu

14, Jan, 2022 @3:35 AM

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