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Ahead of the Olympics, Japan’s vaccine minister says he fears a virus uptick in Tokyo

Japan is working closely with the International Olympic Committee to prepare for the Games and despite concerns about Covid-19 cases flaring, there are no plans to postpone, said Japan’s minister in charge of vaccinations. “Unless they decide otherwise, we just simply need to prepare for the Games, how to control the situation. I think it… Read More »

Numbers at Qld virus party exaggerated

There has been one new historical COVID-19 infection recorded in Queensland, as fresh information discounts reports linking an existing case to a party for up to 25 people. Sunday’s reported community case is the brother of one of the state’s current cases, who is no longer infectious and believed to be a ‘missing link’ between… Read More »

Long covid: Why are some people sick months after catching the virus?

By Jessica Hamzelou Vanessa Branchi THE argument for naturally obtained herd immunity as a solution to the coronavirus pandemic has made a return in recent weeks. But letting the virus spread among younger people, who are less likely to die from covid-19, could lead to devastating consequences. Estimates suggest that there could already be millions… Read More »