Infectious diseases

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Australia could see Covid surge from new variants even after 80% vaccination when border reopens
Modelling shows increased risk of outbreaks if a mutation similar to the transmissibility of Delta were to circulate with international arrivals

Melissa Davey Medical editor

17, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The debilitating effects of long Covid have just begun to hit economies | Torsten Bell
A study of German footballers revealed they still weren’t fighting fit six months after recovering from infection

Torsten Bell

17, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The US has a silent pig pandemic on its doorstep once again
As America readies to protect its pork industry, the Dominican Republic has been accused of using an outbreak of African Swine Fever to wipe out smaller producers

Milli Legrain

17, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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What’s the value of a confirmatory PCR test? | David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters
A positive lateral flow test, followed by a negative PCR, still means a reasonable chance of Covid-19

David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters

17, Oct, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Australia’s travel bubble with New Zealand’s south island to resume – as it happened
Community sport and dancing at hospitality venues will also be back in NSW after the state reached 80% double-dose vaccination rate

Nino Bucci (now) and Justine Landis-Hanley (earlier)

17, Oct, 2021 @5:55 AM

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Victoria and NSW schools are reopening amid Covid outbreaks – what can be learned from overseas?
Experts say there are important lessons for Australia in order to reduce the rate of transmission and hospitalisation

Melissa Davey Medical editor

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia’s polio survivors: ‘They’ve forgotten that we’re still here’
For most, our previous pandemic is a distant memory. But for these five polio survivors new health problems have just begun

Sophie Black

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Coronavirus live news – as it happened: UK reports 43,423 new Covid cases; tens of thousands of antifascists and trade unionists rally in Rome
UK death toll has increased by 148, according to figures; demonstrations in Rome follow protests last weekend over coronavirus pass regime

Damien Gayle (now), Aamna Mohdin (earlier)

16, Oct, 2021 @5:21 PM

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NSW hits 80% vaccination target; Victoria’s seven deaths include 15-year-old girl – as it happened
Southern Tasmania in lockdown with next 48 hours ‘critical’ and ACT expands travel into regional NSW. This blog is now closed

Luke Henriques-Gomes and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Victoria Covid deaths include girl, 15, as Frydenberg hits out at ‘ludicrous’ roadmap
Victoria records 1,933 new cases and seven deaths while NSW reports 319 infections and two deaths

Luke Henriques-Gomes

16, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Why Britons are tolerating sky-high Covid rates – and why this may not last
Analysis: as Covid cases reach 40,000 a day, scientists think normalisation is partly to blame for the lack of public reaction

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @2:33 PM

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Tell us: have you had a negative PCR result after a positive lateral flow test?
We would like to hear from those who have experienced different results between the two kinds of Covid-19 tests

Guardian community team

15, Oct, 2021 @11:19 AM

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