Dozens of loathed Covid rules that may be about to END forever as Aussie health boss hints at a seismic shift in approach: Here's how YOUR life could be different
Experts agree life to look more like pre-pandemic times as 2022 progresses The big question mark for Australia is our winter, with virus spread more likely But Covid is not going away, needs careful public health management 'for years' Western Australia and New Zealand 'in fantasyland' in trying to prevent spread
RESEARCHERS have developed a breakthrough test that will help stem the spread of a deadly superbug that could kill millions each year, Express.co.uk can exclusively reveal. Researchers at the Doherty Institute have developed a standardised test which will help accurately determine the transmission of the Vancomycin-resistant deadly Enterococcus faecium (VREfm).
Pembrolizumab has revolutionised treatments of cancers, including melanoma, and makes HIV vulnerable to attack New research co-led by the director of the Doherty Institute, Prof Sharon Lewin, has found a medicine used to treat cancer can also draw HIV out of hibernation, exposing the virus to the immune system and making it more susceptible to attack.
Study makes comprehensive estimate of the disease burden for 23 microbes and 88 pathogen-drug combinations Antibiotic-resistant infections have killed over 1.2 million people in 2019 and emerged as a leading cause of death worldwide, according to new research. A better estimate of the true scale of antibiotic resistance worldwide was provided by the research, published in The Lancet journal on Thursday.
Prof Sharon Lewin argues if Coalition is relying on RATs ‘they really have to be widely accessible’ The head of the influential Doherty Institute, Prof Sharon Lewin, has added her voice to the growing chorus of experts who are calling for rapid Covid tests to be provided free of charge in Australia, as Omicron causes havoc across the country.
Top doctor behind Australia's Covid modelling has GOOD news about nation's Omicron surge even as she predicts 'very, very high' cases - and insists it IS safe to relax restrictions
Doherty Institute director warned Omicron cases will surge to 'very high' level Sharon Lewin said less severe strain meant restrictions could begin to ease Changes were recently made to isolation rules and close contact definition NSW reported pandemic record 21,151 cases and Victoria 5,919 infections A top doctor behind Australia's Covid modelling has thrown her support behind eased rules to isolation and close contacts, despite predicting Omicron cases will surge to 'very high' levels.
Six-figure case numbers could last for a month and won’t get back to single digits for ‘a very long time’, Doherty Institute infectious disease modeller says Australia could see daily Covid case numbers of more than 100,000 within weeks – lasting for about a month – before new mask and density rules flatten the curve.
New South Wales has recorded 11,201 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. It's not only a record number of new infections but is nearly double the number of patients in just one day. On Tuesday (December 28), authorities announced there had been 6,062 new infections in the 24 hours since Monday's update.
Analysis: prediction of 200,000 cases a day in Australia is just one out of dozens of scenarios but presented alone it can be highly misleading Much of the pandemic modelling to make news headlines since Covid-19 hit has depicted concerning scenarios involving high case numbers and hospitalisations. On Thursday, modelling from the University of NSW and cited by NSW health minister Brad Hazzard found Covid-19 cases in the state could reach 25,000 a day by the end of January.
Why you should take Covid doomsday modelling with a grain of salt: How Doherty Institute behind 200,000-cases-a-day scenario has walked back previous scary projections
Doherty Institute has predicted 200,000 cases a day in a worst case scenario But health experts and Prime Minister say this sort of outbreak will never happen Doherty Institute copped similar criticism when it released Delta modelling Some experts said the virus is too hard to predict so modelling is 'wrong'
. The prime minister said some 'real caution' needed to be exercised when considering the Doherty Institute's new modelling during a live interview on the Today Show on Wednesday. The modelling claims that without the return of low-to-medium restrictions being mandated such as masks and density limits, Australia could face millions of Covid cases within weeks.
Calls for calm as it's revealed ZERO patients with Omicron have been admitted to ICU in Australia amid warning country will soon see 200,000 cases a day
Health Minister Greg Hunt says no Australians with Omicron are in ICU Cases are surging across Australia with NSW recording 3,057 new infections Mr Hunt said on Tuesday 'you are less likely to go to hospital with Omicron' Doherty Institute modelling said Australia is facing 200k cases per day by Jan
EXCLUSIVE: Dire prediction Australia will see 200,000 Omicron cases a DAY by January is blasted as RIDICULOUS by top infectious disease guru: 'I don't know how they come up with these numbers'
Doherty Institute modelling predicts 200,000 cases per day by end of January Researchers say figure is possible if restrictions aren't introduced nationally Modelling has been used by government but criticised for method of analysis One of Australia's leading infectious disease physicians slammed the modelling Professor Peter Collignon called the data ridiculous 'completely unbelievable'
Covid update: Australia could have 200,000 cases a day by late January under ‘worst-case’ Doherty modelling
The high figure in the modelling, to be discussed at national cabinet on Wednesday, would only be reached ‘if we do nothing’, a senior source says Australia could have 200,000 new Covid cases a day by late January or early February under a “worst-case scenario” included in Doherty Institute modelling to be discussed at national cabinet.
BREAKING: Doherty Institute modelling predicts Australia will hit 200,000 cases a DAY by the end of January without further restrictions
Experts are predicting Australia could record 200,000 cases of Omicron per day before the end of January unless state governments re-introduce restricitons. Modelling produced by the Doherty Institute say without low-to-medium restrictions being mandated, including limits on visitors and density in pubs, cafes and restaurants, the country could be facing millions of Covid cases.
Researchers say figure is possible if restrictions aren't introduced nationally NSW recorded a new record number of Covid cases with 3,057 on Tuesday Modelling has been used by government but criticised for method of analysis Australia could record 200,000 cases of Omicron per day before the end of January unless state governments re-introduce restricitons, new modelling claims.