Coronavirus or COVID-19 is posing a serious health risk to the globe like no other. It is dangerously fatal and there is no cure yet for it. Various national and international agencies and governments are doing things to help control the spread and quickly find a cure for it. The advice so far is not to panic but to make doubly sure that steps advised by the medical practitioners are strictly followed.

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Cetylpyridinium Chloride containing mouthwashes

Mouthwashes reduce the spread of COVID-19?

Cetylpyridinium Chloride containing mouthwashes show "promising signs" A laboratory study conducted at Cardiff University has found that oral rinses or mouthwashes containing the ingredient cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) show "promising signs" for helping to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. In Australia and New Zealand, Cepacol® Antibacterial Solutions contain CPC.  Cepacol is a registered medicine ...
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COVID overseas holidays in 2021

COVID Normal: Overseas holidays ‘not impossible’ in 2021

With 2020 spent under COVID lockdowns almost entirely, Australians are looking forward to announcements by the government and airlines as when it would be possible to on overseas holidays. The news of COVID-19 vaccine progress – by Pfizer and Moderna offered a glimmer of hope. The Australian government quickly sprung ...
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REMAP-CAP effective in COVID-91 patients

Arthritis drug REMAP-CAP helps COVID-19 patients

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 treated with a drug REMAP-CAP that reduces inflammation by modifying the immune system have improved outcomes, an international study has found. The early findings, which are yet to be published, come from the REMAP-CAP trial. Monash University is the global coordinating centre for the trial ...
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Alan Tudge - translation fiasco

Tax payer dollars down the translation tube

It has been revealed that the Department of Home Affairs used Google Translate for its COVID-19 website when bureaucrats decided not to engage official translators to do the translation (into various languages) for the website until later. The decision by the Department of Home Affairs has been revealed in ...
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Dine out - the bill is on Gladys

You dine out and the bill is on Gladys!

Only if I was living with my family in Sydney! I will have at least a couple of ‘dining out’ – exits out of my locked down lifestyle when I would not need to have my wallet on me. Gladys will be sending me dine out and go out vouchers. It ...
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South Australia Covid-19 hotspot

After Victoria, South Australia is the COVID-19 hotspot

While Victoria is heaving a sigh of relief from the COVID-19 spread reporting no new cases for the 18th consecutive day, South Australia seems in panic-mode with a real fear of second wave hitting the state for reasons the state authorities are still struggling to figure out. After an aged ...
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Dr S S Vasan - Patient Info critical in COVID-19 research

COVID-19 patient information not adequately collected, CSIRO study

The missing link in understanding COVID-19 and its mutations A new study led by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO, has found 95.5 per cent of current entries in GISAID, the world’s largest novel coronavirus genome database, do not contain relevant COVID-19 patient information — a critical piece of the puzzle ...
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Rhea Bombay High Court investigate sisters

Investigate SSR sisters, Rhea tells Bombay High Court

The accused No. 1 in the SSR death case, Rhea Chakraborty after being bailed out of jail, has filed an affidavit in reply in the Bombay High Court emphasizing that Sushant Singh Rajput died days after he took medicines through a prescription which was arranged by his sister Priyanka Singh ...
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Daniel Andrews restrictions ease

Melbourne’s lockdown restrictions to ease from tonight

"Now is the time to open up", says Daniel Andrews Finally, Melbourne's coronavirus restrictions will start to ease from 11:59pm Tonight, a cautious and a tiny bit cheerful Premier Daniel Andrews announced yesterday. There was no new case of COVID-19 recorded yesterday. It gave the Premier a reason to feel ...
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Breath Test for COVID-19

Breath test for COVID-19, a game changer for tourism

Adjusting to the new normal is where all governments are focused right now. The virus may or may not be eradicated the life has to go on. Testing for COVID-19 is where the most focus, and thus investment is. As part of the global fight against the virus, some nations ...
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