Omicron variant

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‘Put your masks on’: Monique Ryan gives Coalition dressing-down during question time
Former paediatric neurologist was speaking about the risk of long Covid when opposition MPs, most of whom were not wearing masks, interjected

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

01, Aug, 2022 @10:54 AM

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If we allow Covid to overwhelm Australia's health system, medical care will suffer | Stephen Parnis
Wishing the pandemic over does not make it so. Doctors like me are facing the consequences of a Covid wave that is the most severe to date

Stephen Parnis

31, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Biden under ‘strict isolation measures’ as he continues to test positive for Covid
President feels well, White House says, after he tests positive only days after he tested negative

Guardian staff

31, Jul, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Almost 50% of Australians had been infected with Covid as of mid-June, blood survey shows
Evidence of past infection was detected in 46.2% of samples, compared with 17% in February

Melissa Davey, Medical editor

26, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Covid booster vaccine uptake lags in western Sydney, where only 62.1% have had at least three jabs
Experts blame government for taking attention and resources from vaccination programs as infections and hospitalisations surge

Mostafa Rachwani

26, Jul, 2022 @4:50 AM

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Covid hospitalisations in Australia hit new record, surpassing January peak
Experts say lower ICU figures partly due to aged care deaths, while AMA vice president labels number of Covid patients ‘massive’

Josh Nicholas and Cait Kelly

25, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Aged care sector warns ADF assistance not enough to address ‘stark’ staff shortages
Unions and providers welcome one-month extension of workforce support but say tens of thousands of aged care workers unavailable

Josh Butler and Christopher Knaus

25, Jul, 2022 @9:59 AM

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Biden ‘doing just fine’ after testing positive for Covid, White House says
Ashish Jha, coronavirus response coordinator, and physician Kevin O’Connor say president contracted BA.5 variant

Martin Pengelly in New York

24, Jul, 2022 @4:01 PM

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‘We’re all tired’: the everyday exhaustion of Australia’s third Covid winter
After enduring more than two years of pandemic, we’re facing yet another fresh wave. How can we push through the malaise?

Sophie Black

23, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Covid is not going to go away’: Australia will require public health measures for foreseeable future, say experts
Vaccine inequity and emerging variants mean the future of the pandemic is increasingly uncertain, researchers say

Melissa Davey Medical editor

22, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Australia needs mask mandates again – they’re based on science, not populism | Sisonke Msimang
We were told distancing, vaccines and masks would see us through the worst of the pandemic. That was true – and still is

Sisonke Msimang

22, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Government urges take up of Covid antivirals as almost 500,000 in Australian stockpile near expiry date
Health minister says Coalition allowed drugs that can prevent severe cases and hospitalisation to ‘gather dust’ in storage

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

21, Jul, 2022 @5:30 PM

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