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Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’12.55amBSTA few more details on the increase of mutual obligation requirements for jobseeker recipients.From 28 September, people on income support payments outside of Victoria will face having their payments suspended or penalised if they don ’t meet expanded mutual obligation requirements.The expanded mutual obligation requirements will apply to all job seekers in jobactive, Online Employment Services, Disability Employment Services and participants in the ParentsNext program.As part of the new arrangements, from 28 September job seekers may be subject to income support payment suspensions or penalties if mutual obligation requirements are not met and there is no valid reason. At present, job seekers are only subject to penalties or suspensions if they refuse an offer of employment without a valid reason...12.28amBSTWe are still waiting to see those daily coronavirus figures for Victoria, which are late today. There ’s often a bit of a delay on national cabinet days.Continue reading...
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Just like every emergency, Covid-19 is racist, ageist, classist and sexist. The world response to the pandemic must reflect thisIn the early days of coronavirus, there was a view that a global pandemic would act as a great equaliser. “A virus doesn’t discriminate,” they said. “We’re all in this together.” It didn’t take long for such a credulous perspective to vanish.Just like every emergency, every disaster, Covid-19 absolutely does discriminate. It ’s ageist, it’s racist, it’s classist and it’s worst of all for those with pre-existing health conditions or ...
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Rejdak R Abstract The recent outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared a public health emergency worldwide. The scientific community has put in much effort and published studies that described COVID-19's biology, transmission, clinical diagnosis, candidate therapeutics, and vaccines. However, to date, only a few data are available on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on ophthalmological care in different health care systems, its future consequences in terms of disability, and access to sight-saving cures for many patients. To reduce human-to-human transmission of the virus and also ensure su...
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Religions for Peace Interreligious Council of Albania distributing Covid relief supplies from the Multi-religious Humanitarian Fund. Credit: Erzen CarjaBy Prof. Azza KaramNEW YORK, Aug 4 2020 (IPS) — I have never been interested in religion or spirituality before, but I found myself tuning in to all sorts of on-line religion and spirituality related forums “in search of something.” These are the words of a 30-something single young, middle class man (born into a Protestant-Catholic family background) in a European country. The latter is known more for turning several churches into museums or shopping ce...
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Academics analyse whether hair and hearing loss may also be linked to coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom hearing loss and rashes, to being tall and bald, as the Covid-19 pandemic develops, a host of new symptoms and risk factors are being linked to the virus. We take a look at the evidence.Continue reading...
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Abstract Infection-triggered perturbation of the immune system could induce psychopathology, and psychiatric sequelae were observed after previous coronavirus outbreaks. The spreading of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic could be associated with psychiatric implications. We investigated the psychopathological impact of COVID-19 in survivors, also considering the effect of clinical and inflammatory predictors. We screened for psychiatric symptoms 402 adults surviving COVID-19 (265male,meanage58), at one month follow-up after hospital treatment. A clinical interview and a battery ...
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(LONDON) — Britain and France moved Tuesday to make face coverings compulsory in more places as both countries try to get their economies going while at the same time seeking to prevent further coronavirus outbreaks. Following days of procrastination and mixed messages, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from July 24. On the other side of the English Channel, amid signs of a slight virus resurgence in France, President Emmanuel Macron said he also wants to require masks inside all indoor public spaces by Aug. 1. Britain and ...
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The government hopes it will no longer be necessary to shield – but tell that to those people in England who are at highest riskOn Monday, a major change to lockdown will begin: people with underlying health conditions in England who have been shielding since March will be able to meet up outside in groups of up to six people, while those who live alone will be allowed to form a “support bubble” with one other household. The government hassaid high-risk people will no longer need to shield at all from 1 August.This should be a moment of relief. Shielders have in many ways become the forgotten millions of ...
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The handling of those highly vulnerable to coronavirus speaks volumes about attitudes towards chronic illness and disabilityFor more than 2 million people in England, the effects of the pandemic have beenespecially punishing– forcing them to keep a distance even from others in their household. Those who have been judged clinically extremely vulnerable, including transplant recipients and those undergoing some cancer treatments, have spent months shut away. Now, with remarkably little scrutiny, they are beingurged out of shielding.From 6 July, they willno longer be expected to distance themselves from those they live ...
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This report on the Department for Work and Pensions'response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak finds that the pandemic has left huge numbers of people struggling to cover the costs of essentials, with some disabled people in particular hit hard by increased costs of care and rising food prices.
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This report on the Department for Work and Pensions ’ response to the coronavirus outbreak finds that the pandemic has left huge numbers of people struggling to cover the costs of essentials, with some disabled people in particular hit hard by increased costs of care and rising food prices.ReportMore detail
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