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Moderna’s COVID-19 booster vaccine shows promise against variants, company says

Two of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine booster shots under study induced an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 and variants first identified in South Africa and Brazil, the company announced Wednesday. A variant-specific booster shot resulted in higher levels of neutralizing antibodies against the concerning South African variant with fewer side effects than a third shot of the… Read More »

‘Read more books’ says leading purpose and performance coach Mark Whittle – here’s why reading is so important for our wellbeing

Reading is one of our greatest skills says Purpose and Performance Coach, Mark Whittle. Join us every week for productivity hacks, lifestyle changes and tools to help you through the rest of lockdown  Reading is a privilege. To be able to read, is a privilege. The first written communication dates back to 3,500BC and those who could read, would hold… Read More »

Pfizer says vaccine shot effective for at least six months

Loading the player… Drug makers continue to test the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine batch fails quality check On Thursday, Pfizer and BioNTech revealed its vaccine protects against a variant that drug makers were concerned about, per NBC News. It added that an individual is protected for up… Read More »

Covid in Brazil ‘completely out of control,’ says Sao Paulo-based reporter

Brazil just reached a grim Covid-19 milestone, and a reporter based in Sao Paulo doesn’t see the situation improving in the near future. “We have people dying because of lack of oxygen, people are literally suffocating,” Patricia Campos Mello, a reporter for Folha de Sao Paulo, told CNBC’s  “The News with Shepard Smith” on Tuesday.… Read More »

The EU could open up a ‘Pandora’s box’ of vaccine nationalism if it restricts exports, professor says

The European Union could open up a “Pandora’s box” if it decides to restrict exports of coronavirus vaccines, a political analyst told CNBC last week. Vaccination drives in the 27-member bloc have been hindered by production issues. Anglo-Swedish firm AstraZeneca earlier this year cut its first-quarter target from 90 million doses to 30 million doses.… Read More »

I want Anzac Day on, says PM

The cap on Sydney’s Anzac Day march has been bumped from 500 to 5000, with up to 10,000 spectators, after Scott Morrison said he wants the commemoration to return to normal. RSL NSW had planned for a 500-person march in 2021 after traditional services and marches had to be cancelled last year due to COVID-19.… Read More »

Pubs are only dangerous to old and fat people, covid expert says

Pubs are only dangerous to people already at risk of Covid and airplanes are ‘safe’ because they have the same standard of ventilation as an operating theatre, expert says Professor Robert Dingwall said the risk from pubs was ‘heavily age loaded’ He added that planes were ‘fundamentally safe’ because of their air conditioning Boris Johnson’s… Read More »