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Victoria Covid vaccination rate by postcode: check the percentages in your suburb – interactive map

2 días 10 horas ago

Newly released data from the state government shows the vaccine rollout by area. Check the Covid-19 vaccine rates for first and second dose by postcode

The Victorian government has released new data showing Covid vaccination rates by area. You can use this interactive map to check the rates for your postcode and others across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

You can use the toggle to switch between showing the percentage of people who have received at least one dose and the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated.

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Andy Ball

NSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode: check the percentages in your postcode – interactive map

2 días 11 horas ago

Newly released data from the state government shows the vaccine rollout over time by area. Check the Covid-19 vaccine rates for first and second dose by postcode in Sydney and across regional NSW

The NSW government has released data showing Covid vaccination rates by area – you can use this interactive map to check your postcode or suburb across Sydney or regional NSW. You can also toggle between showing the percentage of people who have received at least one dose and the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated.

Use the date menu to compare the rates for areas over time to see the course of the vaccine rollout in that postcode.

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Andy Ball

Covid-19 vaccine Australia rollout tracker by state: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress

2 días 11 horas ago

How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, and when will Australia reach 70% and 80% double dose vaccination? We bring together the latest numbers on the vaccination rate in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states, as well as stats, maps, live data and Indigenous vaccination rates.

Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout began in late February. Here we bring together the latest figures to track the progress of the rollout and Covid vaccination schedule.

The data shows the total doses given in Australia, people vaccinated in Australian states and the percentage of the population who have received one dose or are double dose fully vaccinated, as well as graphs showing daily new Covid-19 cases in Australia, deaths per day and cumulative coronavirus cases by state and territory.

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Josh Nicholas and Nick Evershed

Victoria Covid exposure sites: full list of Melbourne and regional Vic coronavirus hotspots and trend in cases

2 días 11 horas ago

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots and Tier 1, 2 and 3 Covid-19 public exposure site locations in Victoria and Melbourne, and what to do if you’ve visited them

Authorities have released a list of public exposure sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria visited by a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots, Covid exposure sites, venues and case location alerts and what to do if you’ve visited them.

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Nick Evershed, Andy Ball and Josh Nicholas

New Victoria Covid restrictions: update to Melbourne lockdown, curfew and regional Vic coronavirus rules explained

2 días 11 horas ago

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has announced Melbourne’s lockdown will end from Friday 22 October. Here’s what you need to know about schools, travel, childcare and work, then and now

Covid restrictions across Victoria will change again from Friday 22 October when Melbourne’s lockdown will end after the state reaches a full vaccination rate of 70%.

In metropolitan Melbourne, from Friday curfew will end and there will be no more travel limits (although travel to regional Victoria will still not be permitted). There will no longer be only six reasons you can leave your home. Home visits with restrictions will be allowed and hospitality businesses will reopen. All students will attend classrooms part-time.

Reasons to leave home and curfew no longer in place.

10 people, including dependants, can visit a home each day.

15 people can gather outdoors.

Pubs, clubs and entertainment venues can open to 20 fully vaccinated people indoors and 50 fully vaccinated people outdoors.

Funerals and weddings allow for 20 fully vaccinated people indoors and 50 fully vaccinated outdoors.

All students to return to school at least part-time.

Hairdressing and beauty salons to open for up to five fully vaccinated people at a time.

Shopping for essentials.

Authorised work, if you cannot work from home, or education.

Exercise for up to four hours.

Caregiving, compassionate and medical reasons.

To get vaccinated.

For limited outdoor social interaction.

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Guardian staff

NSW Covid restrictions: re-opening rules for Sydney, regional NSW, freedoms for vaccinated people explained

2 días 11 horas ago
Guardian staff

Doctor who advocated Covid-19 therapy including ivermectin applied for patent on same unproven treatment

2 días 11 horas ago

Exclusive: Australian professor Thomas Borody’s failure to widely declare that he could potentially profit from treatment he is promoting raises ethical concerns

A Sydney gastroenterologist who has been enthusiastically promoting an unapproved Covid-19 treatment, including to Australian politicians and general practitioners, has filed a patent in the US for the same treatment, allowing him to commercialise and profit from it, if approved.

Prof Thomas Borody has been quoted in medical newsletters and publications, and in news outlets including the Financial Review, the Daily Telegraph and the Australian, promoting what he describes as a “triple therapy protocol” to treat and cure Covid-19.

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Melissa Davey Medical editor

Psychosis cases soar in England as pandemic hits mental health

2 días 14 horas ago

75% rise in referrals for first suspected episode of psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021

Cases of psychosis have soared over the past two years in England as an increasing number of people experience hallucinations and delusional thinking amid the stresses of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There was a 75% increase in the number of people referred to mental health services for their first suspected episode of psychosis between April 2019 and April 2021, NHS data shows.

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Helen Pidd

Covid news live: UK records 45,140 new cases; daily jump is UK’s highest since July – as it happened

2 días 14 horas ago

Follow all the latest on the coronavirus pandemic from the UK and around the world

Sri Lanka Sri Lankan authorities are allowing the reopening of cinemas and restaurants and also permitting wedding receptions as a part of the easing of Covid-19 related restrictions.

The Associated Press reports:

Many of [the vaccines] may go to waste - and that would be criminal - which could immediately be airlifted out to those countries where the level of vaccination is so low that not even the nurses and doctors are protected and certainly not the elderly and vulnerable.

Boris Johnson promised at the G7 that he was going to vaccinate the whole world.

He made this bold announcement that, by next year, everybody would be vaccinated who was an adult in the developing world as well as the developed world.

I was talking about neglect.

I do think that this is a lack of co-ordination.

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Jem Bartholomew (now) and Alexandra Topping (earlier)

Malcolm Turnbull on Murdoch, lies and the climate crisis: ‘The same forces that enabled Trump are at work in Australia’

2 días 16 horas ago

Systematic partisan lying and misinformation from the media, both mainstream and social, has done enormous damage to liberal democracies, the former PM writes

The United States has suffered the largest number of Covid-19 deaths: about 600,000 at the time of writing. The same political and media players who deny the reality of global warming also denied and politicised the Covid-19 virus.

To his credit, Donald Trump poured billions into Operation Warp Speed, which assisted the development of vaccines in a timeframe that matched the program’s ambitious title. But he also downplayed the gravity of Covid-19, then peddled quack therapies and mocked cities that mandated social distancing and mask wearing.

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Malcolm Turnbull

England to open walk-in Covid clinics for children aged 12-15 within weeks

2 días 19 horas ago

Move to speed up vaccinations follows rising infection rates in secondary schools

Walk-in vaccine clinics for 12- to 15-year-olds are expected to be launched in England within weeks, to stem rising rates of Covid-19 infections within secondary schools.

The news came as the UK recorded 45,140 new Covid cases – the highest daily number since the middle of July – and 57 new deaths within 28 days of a positive test.

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Linda Geddes

It’s bizarre to see a Covid patient deny Covid exists while gasping for breath | ICU nurse

2 días 21 horas ago

We’ve cared for people in their 20s and 30s, and that has been confronting – most of my colleagues are the same age

Working as a nurse in an intensive care unit is busy at the best of times. It becomes something else entirely during a pandemic.

This second wave is a lot different to the first wave. Last year when we were caring for Covid patients we had one layer of protection, which was our PPE. It turned out to be very effective, given that no one in the unit contracted the virus.

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