Australia news live: thousands urged to evacuate in Sydney amid deluge, Victorian Labor MP dies

Residents of Sydney’s south-west and central coast told to leave as ADF remains on standby. Follow all today’s news, live Get our free news app, morning email briefing and daily news podcast Thousands of people in low-lying areas around Sydney are being asked to evacuate another an east coast low threatened to trigger the region’sContinue reading “Australia news live: thousands urged to evacuate in Sydney amid deluge, Victorian Labor MP dies”

‘In one fell swoop they’re gone’: how Covid tore through Melbourne’s St Basil’s

The 2020 outbreak at the nursing home was the deadliest in the city’s second wave and is the subject of a coronial inquest Every Sunday, for several decades, Paul Barboussas hosted a family barbecue. It was his favourite day of the week. He and wife Helen would begin preparations early in the morning. Helen wouldContinue reading “‘In one fell swoop they’re gone’: how Covid tore through Melbourne’s St Basil’s”

UK scientists warn of urgent need for action on vaccines to head off autumn Covid wave

Expert fear that new variants will emerge and stress the need to prepare the best drugs to combat it Health authorities need to act urgently to prepare for an autumn that could see further waves of Covid-19 cases spreading across the UK. That is the clear warning from scientists and doctors after last week’s figuresContinue reading “UK scientists warn of urgent need for action on vaccines to head off autumn Covid wave”

End of special Covid leave for NHS staff branded ‘completely unacceptable’

British Medical Association says move will put patients and healthcare workers in England at significant risk Scrapping special Covid leave for NHS staff is “completely unacceptable” and will put patients and healthcare workers at significant risk, the British Medical Association has warned. From 7 July the government plans to withdraw the special paid leave forContinue reading “End of special Covid leave for NHS staff branded ‘completely unacceptable’”

Dashboard of decline: seven charts that explain Britain’s economic crisis

The UK looks set for a recession and a longer battle with inflation than many of its neighbours. This is why The UK is sliding towards a recession. Only six months ago, a strong recovery was expected, but the impact of the pandemic, the slow return to pre-Covid work patterns and soaring inflation driven byContinue reading “Dashboard of decline: seven charts that explain Britain’s economic crisis”

Worried about holiday travel chaos? Make sure you have the right insurance

From illness to flight cancellations and lost luggage, check that your policy fits your needs After being grounded by the coronavirus pandemic, many UK families are looking forward to going abroad this summer but the recent scenes of travel chaos at airports means buying travel insurance should be top of your to-do list. The likelihoodContinue reading “Worried about holiday travel chaos? Make sure you have the right insurance”

Vulnerable Australians ‘filled with dread’ over telehealth cuts

Decision to end a range of services on 30 June will lead to ‘avoidable suffering and distress’, medical practitioners say Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our free news app, morning email briefing and daily news podcast Living through Covid-19 with inflammatory arthritis, telehealth has been the only way forContinue reading “Vulnerable Australians ‘filled with dread’ over telehealth cuts”

Though all Australia felt the terror of Covid – this great trauma of 10,000 dead has not been shared | Brigid Delaney

The press conferences stopped. The roll call of the dead stopped. But the death didn’t stop. If anything, it accelerated It was on the face of it an odd thing to say – just one of the many odd things Donald Trump said in his time as president. It was March 29 2020. A deadlyContinue reading “Though all Australia felt the terror of Covid – this great trauma of 10,000 dead has not been shared | Brigid Delaney”

To the sea or the trees? More Australians are choosing country life

For the first time, the population of capital cities has declined, with Covid the final straw for many to move to the regions Jake Cassar grew up in the tiny seaside village of Port Fairy in Victoria. At 18, he packed his bags for overseas and swore he would never live in a small coastalContinue reading “To the sea or the trees? More Australians are choosing country life”

Nearly 44,000 unvaccinated US national guard troops could be penalized

The branch has the military’s lowest vaccination rate but official says ‘we’re not giving up on anybody’ About 43,600 national guard members face possible penalties for not receiving a Covid-19 vaccine before a federal deadline. Approximately 10% of national guard troops have not provided documentation that they have received a Covid-19 vaccination, violating a directContinue reading “Nearly 44,000 unvaccinated US national guard troops could be penalized”

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