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We calculated the impact of ‘long COVID’ as Australia opens up.


Even without Omicron, we’re worried. OVER THE PAST two years, we’ve learned COVID-19 survivors can develop a range of longer-term symptoms we now call “long COVID”. This includes people who did not have severe illness initially. Such longer-term symptoms can affect multiple systems in the body. This can result in ongoing, severe fatigue

Looking for your COVID vaccine record?


Here’s where you’ll find it and what else you’ll see WE'RE TALKING ABOUT vaccines more than ever in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, debating the benefits of one manufacturer over another and sharing post-jab selfies, but do you know what else you’re vaccinated against? Most of us wouldn’t have had a

How are blood clots associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine detected and treated?

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By science reporter Gemma Conroy, ABC Health RECENTLY, a 52-year-old woman in New South Wales died of an extremely rare blood clot in her brain.  The blood clotting condition was likely linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).    ILLUSTRATION: Sebastian Kaulitzki, Dreamstime. It was Australia’s second post-jab death out of 3.3 million doses of AstraZeneca (which

The press conference as blood sport

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YOUNG ATHLETES ARE expected to answer the most intimate questions in a cynical and often predatory environment. On Monday night, after being fined and threatened with expulsion, Osaka quit the tournament altogether. Meanwhile her stance has been universally scorned by the print media, who as we know have traditionally been the