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The five hallmarks of successful contact tracing during the coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

We need contact tracing to prevent more people from catching coronavirus. It may be a crucial process, but it’s also quite a hard one to get right. So what does…

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Contact tracing is the process of finding, assessing and managing the people who have been exposed to a disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
We do it to prevent more people from getting sick with the same disease.
This is what’s made it such an important public health tool for controlling COVID-19.
It may be a crucial process and one that public health teams have been using for a long time but it’s also quite a hard one to get right.
Catch up on the main COVID-19 news …

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Two vaccine doses expected for coronavirus – The Young Witness

Australians are expected to need two doses of a coronavirus vaccine to be protected against the disease. But Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy has re……

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Australians are expected to need two doses of a coronavirus vaccine to be protected against the disease.
But Health Department secretary Brendan Murphy has reiterated that it’s unknown if an effective vaccine against the virus will be found.
“Our confidence about the success of vaccines is growing progressively as we see the early trials coming out,” he told a Senate estimates hearing on Monday.
“It is unknown but we have to work on the best available evidence.”
The Morrison government has put about…

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Why is the Government now saying it could take up to 12 months to roll out a coronavirus vaccine in Australia? – ABC News

It could take up to 12 months to roll out a coronavirus vaccine in Australia, the Federal Government says. Why is it going to take so long?

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The Federal Government says it could take up to 12 months to roll out a coronavirus vaccine in Australia, depending on which candidate is ultimately successful.
That’s despite previously saying we could have a vaccine in the first quarter of next year and this month’s Federal Budget assuming a “population-wide” vaccination program will be in place by the end of 2021.
It all depends on whether the successful vaccine is “protein-based” or not.
So what’s the difference? And why does the Government’s…

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Of all the places that have seen off a second coronavirus wave, only Vietnam and Hong Kong have done as well as Victorians – The Conversation AU

How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably – only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like…

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Of the 215 nations and territories that have reported COVID-19 cases, 120 have experienced clear second waves or late first waves that began in July or later. Thats according to the Worldometer global database, which sources data from national ministries of health and the World Health Organisation.
Of these 120, only six have definitively emerged from their second wave: Australia, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. I am not including New Zealand, as the series of clusters that…

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