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Deflation threat to recovery as prices crash at Depression rate – Sydney Morning Herald

Consumer prices have suffered their biggest quarterly drop since 1931 with fears they suggest the economy will struggle out of the coronavirus recession.

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The biggest fall in consumer prices since the depths of the Great Depression in 1931 has prompted concerns the economy will struggle to escape the grips of the coronavirus pandemic and force the Reserve Bank to leave official interest rates at record lows for even longer.
The consumer price index fell by 1.9 per cent in the June quarter, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported on Wednesday, pushed down by childcare costs (a drop of 95 per cent), petrol (a fall of 19.6 per cent) and rents (…

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Healthy volunteers to be infected with coronavirus during UK vaccine study – ABC News

Healthy volunteers aged 18 to 30 are being recruited for the human challenge study, which will infect them with coronavirus in order to determine its strength a…

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Robert Hatfield hasn’t told his family he has volunteered to let scientists infect him with COVID-19 as part of a world-first study.
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  • The Imperial College London human challenge study is looking for healthy volunteers aged 18 to 30
  • They will be infected with COVID-19 and monitored in a clinic for 14 days
  • The study aims to test the virus’s strength and potential vaccines

“They dont know.

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What will sway Americans to take a COVID-19 vaccine? Efficacy, adverse effects and politics, survey says – USA TODAY

According to the survey of nearly 2,000 adults, people were most swayed by vaccine efficacy, adverse effects, duration of protection and politics.

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said during a stop in Texas Monday that a vaccine against COVID-19 could be ready as soon as the end of this year or early 2021. But he isn’t saying when Americans might be able to get it. (Sept. 28)
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A recent survey found Americans willingness to get a COVID-19 vaccine may be determined by its medical effectiveness as well as politics.
According to the survey of nearly 2,000 adults, published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open awaiting peer review, peop…

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Access to the latest and most effective diabetes drugs depends on where you live and what you earn – ABC News

A study that tracked every one of the 1.2 million Australians with type 2 diabetes finds treatment is not equal and those living in remote and lower socioeconom…

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Access to the latest and most effective drugs for Australians with diabetes can depend on where they live and how much they earn, new data shows.
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  • People in remote and lower-socioeconomic areas are more likely to be using older and less efficient medications
  • The study tracked all 1.2 million Australians being treated for type 2 diabetes between 2007 and 2015
  • The Federal Government says it provides considerable support to Australians with diabetes through subs…

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