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“I just completed my two doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine” – Dr Natividad

By Dr Mitchie Natividad Bautista I just completed my two doses of Pfizer COVID -19 vaccine at Royal Melbourne Hospital, as part of the 1A medical team. The first dose was in early March when I had a sore arm...

Former PH president Joseph Estrada contracts COVID-19

Former Philippine President Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada has tested positive for COVID-19, his son Jinggoy Estrada confirmed in a television interview today. He said the 83-year-old former chief executive was rushed to the hospital after feeling weak last night. According to Sen. Jinggoy,...

PH suspends entry of foreigners, 1500 daily arrival limit for returning Filipinos

The Philippine government has revised its pronouncement and is now allowing Filipinos to enter the Philippines, but is suspending the entry of most Foreign Nationals effective 22 March to 21 April.  However, the maximum number of passenger arrivals from international flights will still...

New normal – 7 ways the pandemic is transforming Australian cities

Historically, pandemics like the one the world is currently contending with have always sparked major changes in affected cities. Cholera and typhoid inspired the introduction of sewage systems, aqueducts, parks and boulevards. Meanwhile, the Spanish flu influenced the development...

Australia ramps up campaign against misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian Government is intensifying its campaign to counter misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccines, as the vaccination program moves into Phase 1B. Australians can get all their questions answered on the health website to find out all the information they...

On getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Are you in or out?

To inoculate or not to inoculate. This has been perhaps the greatest question posed by 2020, which gave birth to a calamity that marks as one of the worst throughout mankind’s history, and is a query that pervades to...

Australia’s support for Philippines’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Australia is pledging $500 million to ensure an accessible rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Indo-Pacific which includes the Philippines. Steven Robinson, Australian Ambassador to the Philippines has outlined where the funds will be focused. “This is for the purchase...

How do we know the COVID vaccine won’t have long-term side-effects?

By Samantha Carlson, Telethon Kids Institute; Christopher Blyth, University of Western Australia; Lucy Deng, University of Sydney; Margie Danchin, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and Nicholas Wood, University of Sydney As Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins, many people still have questions...

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has today approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Australia following a full and thorough assessment process. The vaccine has met the required standards for safety, quality and efficacy and will be provided free...

Philippines bans travel from Australia, other countries with new COVID-19 variant

The Philippines has imposed a ban on travelers from 20 countries including Australia and will not be allowed entry from 30 December. The ban would remain in place until 15 January. In a memorandum to Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque...
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Victorian Refugee Awards nominations close April 24

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is calling for nominations to the Victorian Refugee Awards (VRA). This initiative recognises people,...
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