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Pregnant women in Australia & New Zealand need not wait until after delivery to get Pfizer jab, updated vaccination advice says

The updated medical advice was issued on Wednesday by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), an expert health panel advising the Australian government, and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Noting that “the risk of severe outcomes from Covid-19 is significantly higher …

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Australia puts 7mn people under strict lockdown after 26 Covid cases in Victoria, allowing travel for food, work & vaccinations

The state’s Acting Premier James Merlino announced the new weeklong “circuit breaker” lockdown on Thursday, telling reporters that the fresh outbreak would become “increasingly uncontrollable” short of “drastic” action. “We’re dealing with a highly infectious strain of the virus, a variant of concern, which is running faster than we have …

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China suspends economic dialogue with Australia ‘indefinitely’ amid spat over Belt & Road Initiative

In a harshly worded statement on Thursday, China’s economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, said the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue would be paused indefinitely. “Recently, some Australian Commonwealth Government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia out of …

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As Australia-China crisis intensifies, it’s extremely dangerous that PM believes he’s doing ‘God’s work’ (remember Blair & Iraq?)

Early last week, Australia’s top public servant Mike Pezzullo and Defence Minister Peter Dutton engaged in some ill-advised and inflammatory warmongering against China – summoning up “the beating drums of war” and warning of an imminent military clash. A couple of days later, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his …

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