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Hospital bed boost in SA for virus surge

South Australia will create an extra 93 beds across Adelaide’s public hospital network as the state prepares for a jump in COVID-19 cases when border restrictions are eased. SA is planning to wind back some border rules, including the current hard closures with NSW, Victoria and the ACT, when double dose vaccination rates hit 80… Read More »

Covid US: Cases among children fell 16% to 173,000 last week after surge at start of school year

COVID-19 cases among children fall by 16% to 173,000 last week as school surge winds down, new report finds Just over 173,000 children tested positive for Covid in the week that ended on September 30, a 16% decrease from the previous week COVID-19 cases have continuing  to fall after reaching a peak of just over… Read More »

The Latest: S Korea prepares for surge with upcoming holiday

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily increase in coronavirus infections has exceeded 1,000 for the 62nd consecutive day as officials are raising concerns about another viral spike during this month’s Chuseok holidays, the Korean version of Thanksgiving. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said more than 940 of the 1,375 new cases reported… Read More »

‘Covid vaccine booster jab this summer will help UK avoid a brutal winter surge’

The idea of having booster jabs isn’t a new one. We have (or should have) boosters of flu vaccine every year and anyone who ­travels abroad would be well-­advised to have a tetanus booster every five years. So the idea of a booster for Covid-19 shouldn’t surprise us. After all, it’s a virus like the… Read More »