Health

Tue 26 May 2020

Elderly man pulls gun on paramedics

Elderly man pulls gun on paramedics

An elderly man being prepared for transport by ambulance pulled a gun on paramedics

Sydney school evacuated over virus scare

Sydney school evacuated over virus scare

Parents have been told to take their kids home from a popular school in Sydney's east where there has been a confirmed coronavirus case. 

FOGO (fear of going out) is real — and it’s crippling

premium_icon FOGO (fear of going out) is real — and it’s crippling

As restrictions ease and the masses begin to mingle, many are left facing a new battle as they emerge from isolation: the anxiety of returning to normal life.

China’s ‘bat woman’ says virus ‘tip of the iceberg’

premium_icon China’s ‘bat woman’ says virus ‘tip of the iceberg’

A Chinese researcher known for her work on coronavirus in bats has issued a grim warning for the world as Donald Trump hit back over criticism for playing golf.

Doctors begin to ramp up elective surgery to clear backlog

premium_icon Doctors begin to ramp up elective surgery to clear backlog

The almost 600 people waiting for a cataract operations at Grafton will applaud the news elective surgery is to ramp up next month.

Australian world-first virus breakthrough

Australian world-first virus breakthrough

In a world-first, Australian researchers have found a way to treat COVID-19 before it turns deadly with human trials set to begin in Melbourne today.

America’s craziest reaction to pandemic

America’s craziest reaction to pandemic

As the coronavirus death toll continues to grow in the US, a worrying backlash against protective face masks is growing.

State where lockdowns aren’t working

State where lockdowns aren’t working

Leaders in this US state locked down and locked down hard – but virus numbers still stubbornly continue to rise. So what went wrong?

PM outlines plan to get economy ‘out of ICU’

premium_icon PM outlines plan to get economy ‘out of ICU’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is set to outline his plan to haul Australia out of the COVID-19 economic crisis — but he admits there will be ‘trial and error’ along the...

Northern NSW hospitals boost elective surgery capacity

premium_icon Northern NSW hospitals boost elective surgery capacity

THIS is good news for any residents on the waiting list for elective surgery.

Mon 25 May 2020

Everything you can do from June 1

Everything you can do from June 1

Restrictions are being relaxed in states from June 1 with beauty salons, gyms and cinemas all reopening. Here’s what’s happening in your state.

‘Butterfly’ baby’s horror diagnosis rocks young family

premium_icon ‘Butterfly’ baby’s horror diagnosis rocks young family

A young Coast couple are living every parent’s nightmare after their newborn son was given a devastating diagnosis with no cure in sight.

Childcare workers exempt from ‘no jab no play’

premium_icon Childcare workers exempt from ‘no jab no play’

Experts are calling for mandatory flu shots for childcare workers after educators were quietly dropped from national advice to make ‘no jab no pay’ compulsory.

Australia’s remarkable virus milestone

Australia’s remarkable virus milestone

Australia recorded just three new coronavirus cases in 24 hours. This success means there are things we can look forward to in less than a week.

Iconic Birdsville races cancelled

premium_icon Iconic Birdsville races cancelled

The iconic Birdsville Races have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic - only the second time the race will not run in its 138-year history.

How NSW beauty salons will work in a post-COVID world

premium_icon How NSW beauty salons will work in a post-COVID world

The old tactic of passing time in a beauty salon before your appointment by reading a book or magazine will be out the door under new COVID-safe measures.

‘Virus isn’t killing men fast enough’ tweet cops backlash

‘Virus isn’t killing men fast enough’ tweet cops backlash

Feminist writer Clementine Ford sparked outrage over the weekend after she fired off a “flippant” tweet about men being killed by coronavirus.

How to recognise and protect yourself against COVID-19

How to recognise and protect yourself against COVID-19

While active COVID-19 cases are declining in Australia, it is still important to protect ourselves and stop the spread. Our handy graphics will help you out.

COVID-19: Incubation period dwindles with no cases in CQ

premium_icon COVID-19: Incubation period dwindles with no cases in CQ

Authorities have previously stated that until the incubation period is up, they cannot ensure the case is contained.

‘Overpaid’ JobKeeper winners targeted

‘Overpaid’ JobKeeper winners targeted

Casuals and low-paid workers were the big winners from the coronavirus pandemic, scoring extra cash than normal. But those days are numbered.

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