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It may not be possible to bring all Australians with COVID home from India. But we can do better than we are now

by Sanjana_18

I would argue we can, and should, bring home at least some COVID-positive Australians — particularly those at highest risk of needing hospital-level care.

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Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical?

by Sanjana_18

The push to get as many people vaccinated as possible is laudable and may well work. But leading behavioral scientists are worried that paying people to vaccinate could backfire if it makes people more skeptical of the shots.

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Supermoon! Red blood lunar eclipse! It's all happening at once, but what does that mean?

by Sanjana_18

When the Moon is completely covered by Earth’s shadow it will darken, but doesn’t go completely black. Instead, it takes on a red color, which is why total lunar eclipses are sometimes called red or blood moons.

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COVID-19: which countries will be the next to see a big spike in cases?

by Sanjana_18

Could we see further situations like those in India, with cases rapidly spiking and health systems being overwhelmed? The short answer, sadly, is yes.

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How can the world help India — and where does that help need to go?

by Sanjana_18

Several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Germany, and France have already sent aid such as oxygen and related equipment, ventilators, medicines and ICU equipment. The US has also said it will provide vaccine help, and critical drugs.

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World's worst pandemic leaders: 5 presidents and prime ministers who badly mishandled COVID-19

by Sanjana_18

India is the new epicenter of the global pandemic, recording some 400,000 new cases per day by May 2021. However grim, this statistic fails to capture the sheer horror unfolding there.

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What is mucormycosis, the fungal infection affecting COVID patients in India?

by Sanjana_18

As of March this year 41 cases of COVID-19-associated mucormycosis had been documented around the world, with 70% in India.

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Part of the legal challenge to the India travel ban has been comprehensively defeated — here's why

by Sanjana_18

The failure of Newman’s arguments means there are really only two practical courses left. First, there could be a separate hearing of the constitutional points. They are that (a) there is an implied constitutional right of a citizen to enter Australia; and (b) there was no constitutional power to enact section 477.

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COVID vaccine weekly: local lockdowns and vaccination surges could be used to contain B16172 variant

by Sanjana_18

B16172, a subtype of the coronavirus variant currently sweeping through India, is taking hold in some parts of the UK.

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What causes miscarriages? An expert explains why women shouldn't blame themselves

by Sanjana_18

Pregnancy loss can be mentally and physically taxing. Women often have feelings of sadness, anger, isolation and guilt. Often, women blame themselves for the loss, which may lead to feelings of hopelessness and depression.