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‘Concerning’ virus spread on floor 7

Queensland health authorities have spent the night scrambling for answers over how six existing cases of the UK’s highly infectious COVID strain were linked to the same quarantine hotel despite having no contact. Queenslanders fear the state is “on the brink” of a nightmare after it was revealed that the cases had no direct contact… Read More »

New test could defend against virus

A new rapid COVID-19 test that can produce a positive or negative result in just 15 minutes could bolster Australia’s response to coronavirus, according to a Melbourne doctor. General practitioner Dr Peter Lewis said the rapid antigen test only surfaced in the medical realm in the past few weeks and was already being manufactured in… Read More »

SA virus cluster grows to 33 cases

South Australia has recorded two new COVID-19 infections linked to the state’s Parafield cluster. Saturday’s figures brings the state’s total number of cases to 561 since the pandemic began. The new cases, both of which have been isolating, bring the Parafield cluster to 33 cases. There are now 19 active case across South Australia. SA… Read More »

Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »