Fully vaccinated people in NSW will be able to visit Victoria without spending any time in quarantine or getting tested for COVID-19 from Wednesday, authorities have announced.
- by Simone Fox Koob and Cassandra Morgan
The end of lockdowns means the burden of responding to the pandemic shifts from falling on the whole population through lockdowns, to falling on the health system and its staff.
- by Stephen Duckett
People in NSW can now add their digital vaccination certificate to their Service NSW app, as the state approaches its second stage of reopening.
- by Pallavi Singhal
For epidemiologists advising politicians and debating control measures in the public arena: excess haste, over-simplification and exaggeration will lead us into dangerous waters.
- by Ewan Cameron
A US medical taskforce has overhauled guidelines for aspirin, recommending middle-aged and older people no longer take a low dose of the mild analgesic to prevent a first heart attack or stroke.
- by Melissa Cunningham
A review of 194 ICUs across Australia has found fewer than half of the beds which are earmarked to come online during a surge of COVID-19 cases could be adequately staffed.
- by Stuart Layt and Melissa Cunningham
Four-month-old Maddie regained consciousness after five minutes of CPR. But her mother says her call to triple zero should have been answered sooner.
- by Simone Fox Koob and Melissa Cunningham
The worker tested positive for the virus after he deteriorated at work the same day, having just taken a patient to hospital, according to an account from the Victorian Ambulance Union.
- by Aisha Dow
Neti Ajro was struggling for breath and had never experienced so much pain. Yet he was accused of having faked COVID-19 symptoms and of being a paid actor.
- by Ben Schneiders and Simone Fox Koob
A war of words has erupted over ambulance call-outs amid growing concern that too many people are facing life-threatening delays.
- by Farrah Tomazin
The states want more money for their COVID-hit public hospitals, but the Commonwealth won’t budge as the worst period of the pandemic looms.
- by Noel Towell