Aged care regulator took four days to tell Australian government of St Basil's Covid-19 outbreak

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Aged care Labor spokeswoman says delay was a ‘catastrophic communications’ failure that may have been deadly for Melbourne aged care home’s residents St Basil’s aged care home in the Läs mer…

Scott Morrison gives masterclass in political malleability over aged care Covid deaths | Katharine Murphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scott Morrison and his ministers have developed a preoccupation with attribution. Take one, obvious example. Australia’s second wave of coronavirus infections is referred to on high rotation as “the Läs mer…

Fighting for breath: how the medical oxygen industry is failing African hospitals

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Global development Sub-Saharan hospitals are dependent on costly oxygen from multinational suppliers. As Covid-19 spreads, doctors are being forced to make terrible choices Medical oxygen in sub-Saharan Africa is Läs mer…

Regional Victoria stage 3 coronavirus restrictions and lockdown rules explained

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; After Victoria recorded 671 cases of coronavirus on 2 August and seven deaths, premier Daniel Andrews announced a “state of disaster” and sweeping new Covid restrictions across the state. Läs mer…

Government had no Covid-19 aged care plan, inquiry told, as ‘catastrophic’ failure alleged over St Basil’s

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The aged care regulator has been accused of a “catastrophic communications failure” causing a “potentially deadly delay”, amid revelations it took four days for the body to inform the Läs mer…

Canberra residents remain trapped on Victorian border after NSW 'reneges' on transit deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Canberra residents remain trapped on the Victorian border after the New South Wales government “reneged” on an agreement to allow them to pass through southern parts of the state Läs mer…

Only half of Britons would definitely have Covid-19 vaccination

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Only half the population of Britain definitely would accept being vaccinated against Covid-19. That is the shock conclusion of a group of scientists and pollsters who have found that Läs mer…

One in 12 Australians drinking alcohol every day during coronavirus outbreak, survey finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australia news Alcohol and Drug Foundation says one in 10 people report consuming more than 10 standard drinks per week Download the free Guardian app to get the most Läs mer…

Victoria records 17 coronavirus deaths on Australia’s deadliest day of pandemic so far

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Daniel Andrews reports 394 new cases of Covid-19 and a record number of deaths, most of which are linked to aged care Australia has recorded its deadliest day of Läs mer…

Listen to your migraine to help you feel better – and to learn about yourself

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Self and wellbeing Health Listen to your migraine to help you feel better – and to learn about yourself Headaches are telling you something about how your brain works Läs mer…

Families at Melbourne nursing home say staff testing was delayed after coronavirus case

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Private sector aged care giant Estia is battling a third Covid-19 outbreak in Melbourne after two staff members and a resident tested positive at a facility in Keilor Downs. Läs mer…

Scott Morrison appearing unruffled at a podium isn’t enough to bring calm to a crisis | Katharine Murphy

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Reassuring people in the middle of a pandemic is all about instilling confidence in the government’s strategies Scott Morrison made two interesting observations this week that didn’t get much Läs mer…

’Wishful thinking’: the dangers of UK hype during Covid-19

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; From the UK government over-promising on testing to scientific spin on a vaccine, realism is in short supply Revealed: UK’s rapid Covid test not yet approved by regulators Coronavirus Läs mer…

National cabinet plans rapid-response units to curb Covid-19 outbreaks in Australian aged care facilities

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rapid response units aimed at preventing Covid-19 outbreaks in aged care could be rolled out across Australia as leaders plan ways to prevent a repeat of the heartbreak seen Läs mer…

How to hug in lockdown: plan ahead and wash your hands

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coronavirus outbreak Lack of touch has impacted mental health during the pandemic, so experts suggest ways to embrace as safely as possible Coronavirus – latest updates See all our Läs mer…

Met Office issues amber health for potentially hottest day of year

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Temperatures could reach up to 38C during string of very hot days, say forecasters The UK could see record-breaking temperatures on Friday, with forecasters saying it could be the Läs mer…

Global report: WHO warns against dangers of 'vaccine nationalism'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The World Health Organization has warned against “vaccine nationalism”, cautioning richer countries that if they keep treatments to themselves they cannot expect to remain safe if poor nations remain Läs mer…

Coronavirus Australia live update: Josh Frydenberg announces jobkeeper overhaul as Victoria's downturn hits – latest news

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Coalition U-turns on tougher eligibility rules as economic impact of Victoria’s stage-four restrictions takes effect. Follow live U-turn on wage subsidy changes amid Victorian second wave Follow our global Läs mer…

Healthcare workers of color nearly twice as likely to contract Covid-19 – study

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Lost on the frontline Coronavirus outbreak Report on US and UK workers highlights structural racism in the face of the pandemic, says senior author and epidemiologist Healthcare workers test Läs mer…

Coalition tweaks jobkeeper scheme again amid Covid second wave in Victoria

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian politics Ahead of Friday’s national cabinet meeting, the expenditure review committee signs off on changes that will cost $15.6bn Josh Frydenberg and Scott Morrison. The government has changed Läs mer…

Scotland plays down expanding Aberdeen coronavirus lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Scotland’s health secretary has played down the prospects of Aberdeen’s emergency lockdown being extended to other parts of the economy or the region after the outbreak in cases there. Läs mer…

Victorian officials dismiss claim of 'secret modelling' showing daily Covid cases of 1,100 next week

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Health Deputy chief health officer Allen Cheng says he’s seen no data that matches the figures splashed on the front page of the Australian Allen Cheng says there is Läs mer…

Melbourne Uber drivers fear for their health as they transport passengers to Covid-19 tests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rideshare association says there has been no clarity from Victorian government on transporting potentially infectious people Follow our Australian live blog on Thursday Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions; Victoria stage Läs mer…

California investigates Amazon's treatment of workers during pandemic

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Amazon Filings allege employees had to share equipment and were not allowed extra time to account for social distancing Amazon workers protest the workplace practices in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Läs mer…

Can virtual reality really get you fit?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Virtual reality Our writer dons a headset and turns boxer, air guitarist and saber wielder in a bid to shake off his lockdown lassitude Stuart Dredge tries Läs mer…