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Australia reaches deal for virus vaccine

The federal government has reached a deal to pay for 84.8 million doses of two coronavirus vaccines, should they prove successful in clinical trials. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Health Minister Greg Hunt and Science Minister Karen Andrews are expected to officially announce the agreement on Monday. But the broad outline was revealed in a statement… Read More »

Millions in funding for virus vaccine hope

More than $ 10 million will be invested in Australian researchers, including those hunting for a vaccine and lifesaving treatment for COVID-19. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will on Thursday announce funding for 13 biomedical projects through an arm of the Medical Research Future Fund. A potential coronavirus vaccine being developed in Adelaide is among… Read More »

Ohio Governor Says His Flawed Virus Test Shouldn’t Undercut New, Rapid Methods

Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio, who last week tested positive for the coronavirus, then negative and then negative again, said on CNN on Sunday that his roller-coaster ride should not be reason for people to think “that testing is not reliable or doesn’t work.” His first test result was positive, when he was screened with… Read More »

Virus confirmed for Qld aged care worker

Queensland’s latest case of COVID-19 is a woman who may have been infectious while working at a Brisbane nursing home. The facility at Pinjarra Hills in Brisbane’s west had already been locked down after the woman’s husband tested positive on Friday. Health Minister Steven Miles said extra nurses had been provided to the facility. All… Read More »