Health chief responds to vaccine concerns

Australia’s chief medical officer Paul Kelly has defended the decision to roll out the AstraZeneca vaccine in the wake of concerns about its effectiveness. Infectious diseases experts have joined medics in calling for authorities to halt the rollout in favour of coronavirus vaccines with higher...

Mutant strain ‘frightening’, says UK PM

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the mutant strain of COVID-19 is spreading at “frightening” speed as tempers fray in lockdown. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Britain was in a “tough final stretch, made only tougher by the new variant” as he said England’s...

Image that sums up UK COVID ‘catastrophe’

The new, more virulent strain of coronavirus is rife in Britain with striking images emerging showing just how much pressure the health system is under. It’s a disturbing sight now occurring outside major British hospitals – queues of ambulances filled with patients unable to access...

Proof China fudged COVID-19 numbers

It has long been suspected that China may have fudged the numbers when it comes to the true number of coronavirus infections the country endured. But there now appears to be proof that during a critical phase of the pandemic up to 10 times more...

WA govt buys Bob Hawke’s Perth home

The WA government has paid a whopping amount for former Australian PM Bob Hawke’s childhood home – nearly double what the Federal government said they’d pay. The Western Australian government has purchased the historic family home of Australia’s longest-serving Labor Prime Minister for $1.45 million....