Covid patient’s jaw-dropping answer

Scott Roe sat upright and alert in his hospital bed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, having mostly recovered from the life-threatening pneumonia caused by his Covid-19 infection. “Am I going to get a vaccine? No,” he told CBS reporter David Begnaud. Nor did he regret avoiding...

Doctor’s cold warning to Aussie protestors

Australia’s afternoon of protest has made waves overseas, with images of the chaotic event plastered over world news outlets. A Nobel Prize winning immunologist has delivered a stark warning for those participating in yesterday’s Australia-wide anti-lockdown protests. Thousands took to the streets of Sydney, Melbourne...

Delta has surprised even the experts

Covid-19 cases in Greater Sydney remain stubbornly high despite authorities’ best efforts and Delta’s relentless spread has shocked even some experts. Burnet Institute epidemiologist Professor Michael Toole told news.com.au the institute was “surprised and disappointed” that no clear impact of the original stage three restrictions...

English emergency workers to avoid quarantine

Emergency service workers in England will be allowed to avoid quarantine under new rules aimed at minimising disruption to essential services. The government has promised to open extra testing sites near critical workplaces, but doctors warn the policies are unsafe and could increase the spread...

World reacts to Aussie protest chaos

Australia’s day of protest has made waves around the world, as chaotic images of demonstrators clashing with police flooded social media. Thousands took to the streets of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in opposition to lockdowns and vaccination passports. The scenes turned ugly in Sydney after...

US counties bring back mask mandates

Cypress College Political Science Professor Peter Mathews says some counties in the United States have brought back mask mandates – with the governor of California encouraging schools to make children wear them. “Los Angeles County and also St Louis County in Missouri, they have mandated...

Russia sends COVID-19 aid to Cuba: defense ministry

Russia has sent a shipment of coronavirus-related humanitarian assistance to Cuba, including 1 million medical masks, the defense ministry said on Saturday, adding President Vladimir Putin had given instructions for the aid. Cuba, which kept coronavirus infections low last year, earlier this week reported the...