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Australia Covid news live update: NSW records 1,007 new cases and ACT 32 as Victoria reports most infections since pandemic began

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Victoria has reported 847 new coronavirus cases and Queensland one. Follow live

‘People are tired’: Chris Hipkins, the New Zealand minister battling to eliminate Covid

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It’s New Zealand’s 1pm Covid press conference, and Chris Hipkins is eyeballing a room of journalists. He stands, sanitising his hands, and takes a moment to look around. “We’ll start with some good news,” he begins. ...

The View delays Kamala Harris interview after two hosts contract Covid

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Kamala Harris’s planned in-person appearance on The View has been delayed after two of the show’s hosts tested positive for coronavirus. Moments before the vice-president was supposed to appear on Friday, it was annou...

Gas crisis, Covid and food shortages: Tories fear perfect winter storm

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A second winter of discontent could lie ahead, senior Tories fear, with people’s personal finances pushed to breaking point, the health service at risk of being overwhelmed and the threat of Covid restrictions returni...

‘A bit of a mystery’: why England Covid cases are going down despite easing of restrictions

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In early September, outbreak modelling for the government’s Sage advisers showed Covid hospitalisations had the potential to soar. If people rushed back to work and resumed all the socialising they had put on hold, th...

Schools in England struggling to stay open amid soaring Covid cases

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Schools in England are struggling to stay open in the face of increasing Covid infection rates among pupils, with many using preventive measures abandoned by the government in an attempt to keep their pupils in classr...

Victoria Covid update: Moderna vaccine to be rolled out as Brett Sutton sounds AFL grand final warning

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The Moderna vaccine will be rolled out at state-run Covid-19 vaccination sites from next week as Victoria pushes to reach its 80% first-dose target. The Victorian health minister, Martin Foley, said 32,000 Moderna vac...

‘It’s awful. It’s exhausting’: Alaska rations care as it hits Covid nadir

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Health systems in Alaska are at a breaking point, and the Republican governor, Mike Dunleavy, has activated crisis standards of care for the entire state, joining all of Idaho and part of Montana in rationing medical ...

‘Absolutely madness’: Melbourne teenagers reveal they are behind leading Covid tracking website

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It turns out one of the most authoritative Covid-19 tracking sites in Australia is run by three teenagers. The trio, who have been running CovidbaseAU, became part of their own statistics after getting their first dos...

Australia Covid live news update: NSW confirms 11 deaths, 1,043 cases; Victoria records one death, 733 cases; police await fifth day of Melbourne protests

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International students could return to NSW by 2022; police standing by for more protests in Melbourne; more than half of over-16s now vaccinated; Victorians urged not to gather illegally on grand final day as state re...

Once Covid world-beaters, the mood in New Zealand is changing – and Jacinda Ardern knows it

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One of the many quotes attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte that he probably never said, was that he preferred his generals lucky, rather than able. When it’s a matter of life and death, “give me lucky generals,” he’s rep...

CDC experts advise Covid booster shots for over-65s and vulnerable Americans

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The US vaccination drive against Covid-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers on Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable American...

UK economic growth slows to weakest level since Covid rules eased in March

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Severe shortages of workers and supplies have dragged down economic growth in Britain to the weakest levels since pandemic restrictions were eased in March, according to a closely watched business survey. The latest s...

Students are returning to England’s universities – and after Covid, we need support

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This month, there’s a sense of anticipation in the air as students like me begin to return to university in record numbers. While students have been allowed on campus at various points over the past 18 months, this ac...

Covid live news: Delta ‘crippling’ Alaska’s health system; South Korea urges testing amid holiday surge fears

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Alaska imposes crisis care standards on all hospitals; South Korean authorities urge people returning from holiday week to get tested

‘I Know Who Caused Covid-19’ review – the global blame game

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It’s not surprising that Covid-19 has made people angry: their lives have become disrupted in unimaginable ways. People have lost family members to the disease, or suffered for months with long Covid. With the restric...

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