Kids, COVID & Vaccines: What to Know

Kate Oakes, Chicago. Linda Friehling, MD, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. Shipra Gupta, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease, West Virginia University. Mark Pasternack, MD, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston. Michael Smit, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Brenda Zuniga, Woodbridge, VA. American Academy of Pediatrics: “Critical Updates on COVID-19,” COVID-19: State-Level Data Report.” AAP News: “CDC releases… Read More »

Palmer blasted for spreading Covid untruths

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has warned billionaire Clive Palmer over radio ads he authorised that peddled misleading information about coronavirus vaccines. The advertising segments ran on stations on the Grand Broadcasters Radio network and falsely claimed coronavirus vaccines have caused hundreds of deaths. The website Radio Today posted an excerpt from a radio ad that… Read More »

Qld premier defends choosing Pfizer jab

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended getting the Pfizer vaccine instead of the AstraZeneca jab. After months of concern about her lack of urgency, Ms Palaszczuk finally rolled up her sleeve on Monday morning. The 51-year-old got the Pfizer vaccine despite government advice that people over the age of 50 should receive AstraZeneca. The premier… Read More »

‘Europe needs leaders who transmit hope and optimism’

With vaccination campaigns stepping up across the globe, the end of coronavirus is in sight for some nations. However, challenges remain with the spread of the Delta variant, ever-changing travel restrictions and evidence of another wave appearing, according to former UK chief scientific adviser, Sir David King. Experts discussed the viable routes to recovery through… Read More »