Tag Archives: Vaccines and immunisation

Coronavirus live news: Northern Ireland lockdown easing to be unveiled; Olympics ‘could still be cancelled’

The London regional director of Public Health England, Prof Kevin Fenton, has been on the media round this morning in the UK, talking about coronavirus variants and the need for surge testing. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “As we begin the process of unlocking and re-entering society and mixing, even small numbers of […]

Australia news live: NSW Aboriginal deaths in custody inquiry recommends sweeping reforms; dance squad blasts ABC over navy twerking coverage

The statement you make when you intend to continue locking up 10-year-old Aboriginal children, when you’re happy to take mothers away from their families when you are happy to continue the never-ending cycle of incarceration … The government hide behind treaty talks and the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission. These processes are important, but they’re no excuse […]

Australia news live: mass coronavirus vaccine hubs planned; Scott Morrison to meet Brittany Higgins

A little earlier this afternoon the Australian federal police appeared at a spillover estimates hearing. Fair to say things became … a little circular. Bear with me as we enter the vortex. The Labor senator Kristina Keneally wanted the AFP commissioner Reece Kershaw to explain why, during a previous appearance before a Senate committee, he […]

Will we need a Covid pass to get into the pub?

Last week, Boris Johnson set out plans for a domestic vaccine passport system to help the country emerge from lockdown. To see how it might work, Anushka Asthana talks to the Guardian’s Jerusalem correspondent, Oliver Holmes, about life in Israel, where the government introduced a similar scheme in February. There has been very little backlash […]

Coronavirus live news: England opens vaccinations to over-45s; Europe death toll passes one million

UK government hits target of offering vaccine to all over-50s and vulnerable groups; WHO says world at ‘critical point’ as Europe deaths top one million African health workers left without Covid jabs as paltry supplies dwindle All over-50s and high-risk groups in UK offered jab ahead of target date Australia: second blood clot case ‘likely’ […]

Australia news live: Christine Holgate says she was ‘bullied’ and Australia Post chairman fabricated evidence

I know you will appreciate this and I apologise that I was never able to speak up before, because I do appreciate you’ve asked me many times. But we are silenced. We are told very clearly that we are not allowed to speak in it. I think even at the last Senate hearing on March […]

Australia news live: Turnbull says Murdoch campaigned against him for 2022 Abbott return; cyclone leaves WA town ‘flattened’

Former PM appears before a media diversity inquiry; Ben Roberts-Smith says allegations against him are ‘baseless’ and Seven Network confirms it will continue to employ the Australian soldier as a senior executive. Follow updates live • Morrison admits all Australians may not be vaccinated by end of year • Kevin Rudd: Australia’s vaccination rollout strategy […]

Coronavirus Australia live update: Covid vaccine rollout suffers major setback as under-50s told to avoid AstraZeneca

Sydney Zoo has been turning visitors away after an animal has reportedly escaped. Visitors have either been locked inside buildings or told to remain in their cars. Earlier reports incorrectly named Taronga Zoo as the site of the apparent jailbreak. A spokesperson for the Zoo could not be immediately reached for comment and details are […]

Australia news live: authorities to consider EU advice on AstraZeneca Covid vaccine and blood clots; changes to Sex Discrimination Act to cover MPs

I think we need to maintain a perspective on these issues and that’s what I’m sure Atagi will do over the course of today. I mean, you will have already been aware through other experts that have been in the media today putting in context the type of risk that needs to be managed here. […]

Australia news live: EU rejects Scott Morrison’s claim about missing 3.1m AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, live EU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching Australia Trans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 April Six key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rollout Disability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid […]