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Travelling to Australia this summer?

Travel restrictions You can only travel to Australia if you are an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident or are a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia. Travellers who have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia will need to have an […]

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Travelling to NZ this summer?

The New Zealand border is closed ! The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all travellers wanting to travel to New Zealand by either air or sea. link There are some exceptions to the closure There are two reasons why you might be allowed to travel and enter NZ while the border is […]

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Travelling to the USA this summer?

With specific exceptions, foreign nationals who have been in any of the following countries during the past 14 days may not enter the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below. link. Entry into the US is restricted for those travelling from Ireland, the UK, Schengen […]

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Travelling to Europe this summer?

The information below is accurate at the time of writing. Albania Commercial flights returned to Albania on June 15, 2020. The Government of Albania has declared that only European Union residents and nationals are eligible to board these outbound flights to the EU at this time. This restriction does not apply to passengers traveling to Serbia or […]

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Dexamethasone & COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom which indicates that dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19.  Dexamethasone is a steroid-based medication which works by suppressing the immune system, which has been in existence since the 1960s. […]

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Calquence by AstraZeneca the new COVID-19 Vaccine?

AstraZeneca Plc (AZN) are a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business and their innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.link Pascal Soriot, the CEO of AZN,  announced that the company wasn’t going to wait for clinical results, which it expected to have in August, and have already started manufacturing their experimental COVID-19 vaccine named Calquence […]

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COVID-19 Live Dashboard

Click the link to see the COVID-19 dashboard presented by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University here Click the link to see the latest information from the World Health Organization on the COVID-19 pandemic here

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COVID-19 Vaccination?

Sinovac Biotech, a Chinese biopharmaceutical company has said that it is 99% sure that their COVID-19 vaccine will work. Sinovac Biotech published results of the vaccine named CoronaVac in the academic journal Science last month that protected monkeys from infection by the coronavirus. In April the company reached Stage 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine trial […]

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Herd Immunity

What is it and why are we hearing so much about it during COVID-19? Herd immunity  is a form of indirect protection from transmissible diseases or pandemics which occur when a large percentage of a population builds a resistance to an infection, either by vaccination or by previous infections, thereby providing a measure of protection for […]

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COVID-19 v Influenza

Both COVID-19 and influenza (flu) are respiratory illnesses that are spread from person to person. Both are viral infections. Tiny droplets containing the viruses can pass from someone with the infection to someone else, typically through the nose and mouth through coughing and sneezing. The virus can also live on surfaces. link As the COVID-19 […]