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Testing rates, Covid and the lockdown effect: what’s driving Australia’s big flu season?
Datablog: experts say an increase in testing means high cases have not translated into high hospitalisations

Josh Nicholas

18, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Chaos’: Australian doctors call for renewed focus on Covid-19 as winter sets in
Labor urged to revive national pandemic strategy while medical bodies warn of ‘looming disaster’ from flu, Covid and staff burnouts

Sarah Martin

09, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Everyone is sick – illness in 2022 has medieval vibes | Brigid Delaney
All day in bed, I am texting others who are in bed, who are all texting others in bed – and we’re comparing

Brigid Delaney

09, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Queensland to roll out simultaneous flu and Covid testing in line with NSW hospitals
Exclusive: Move comes two days after state announced free flu vaccines for the next month as cases rise

Tamsin Rose

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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All Australians should be offered free flu vaccines to prevent ‘disaster’, experts say
Influenza cases rise amid ongoing high Covid infections and hospital pressure sparking calls to increase vaccination rates

Caitlin Cassidy

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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NSW considers making flu vaccine free as ambulance demand reaches unprecedented levels
Rapid rise in cases prompts some pathology providers to include influenza tests as part of Covid PCR tests

Tamsin Rose

24, May, 2022 @5:11 AM

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Calls for mask-wearing as Victoria flu cases exceed past two seasons combined
More than 5,000 flu infections across state so far this year, while 13,654 new Covid cases reported on Tuesday

Benita Kolovos

17, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Surge in NSW flu cases sparks concern over hospital capacity with Covid numbers high
State’s chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, urges people to get flu vaccinations as 2,000 cases reported in last week

Tamsin Rose

12, May, 2022 @8:47 AM

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Flu predicted to roar back during Australia’s winter after two-year reprieve
Influenza cases fell to historic lows during Covid but experts warn of its return, and the risk of ‘flurona’

Donna Lu

11, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Bless you! Meet the flu hunters trying to stop the next pandemic in its tracks
Remember flu? Despite lockdowns holding it at bay, a small group of scientists is searching the globe for deadly new strains – and to work out what to put in next winter’s vaccines

Sarah Boseley. Portraits: David Levene

19, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pharmacists hit out at plan to scale back free flu jabs in England
Decision by ministers to cut number of people eligible for free winter flu jabs criticised as ‘shortsighted’

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

04, Mar, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Has flu fizzled out? Experts assess the threat to NHS – analysis
Threat failed to materialise this winter but experts say all bets off for next season

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

01, Feb, 2022 @12:57 PM

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