Tag Archives: Virus

Where contagious virus strain originated

The rich. The powerful. The well-connected. These are the people the Federal Government exempts from both international travel restrictions and hotel quarantine. And they may be the backdoor by which a supercharged new strain entered Australia. Australians aren’t allowed to leave the country to travel overseas. Australians must wait in line and pay for their… Read More »

These are NSW’s new virus rules

NSW residents will at midnight enjoy the easing of several restrictions including the hard border with Victoria. From 12.01am on Monday, residents of both states will for the first time in more than four months be able to freely cross into the other jurisdiction without needing a permit. More people will also be able to… Read More »

Australia records zero new community virus cases

Not a single locally-acquired coronavirus case has been recorded around Australia, but south west Sydney’s cluster continues to worsen. “Advice just in from the National Incident Centre – Zero community transmission cases today Australia wide – the 1st national zero community transmission day since June 9,” Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeted on Sunday. “Thankyou to… Read More »

Long covid: Why are some people sick months after catching the virus?

By Jessica Hamzelou Shortness of breath is one of the common symptoms of long covidHinterhaus Productions/Getty Images THE argument for naturally obtained herd immunity as a solution to the coronavirus pandemic has made a return in recent weeks. But letting the virus spread among younger people, who are less likely to die from covid-19, could… Read More »