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How did Victoria’s aged care coronavirus crisis get so bad and what’s being done to fix it? – SBS News

One in 10 aged care facilities in Victoria have seen positive coronavirus cases.

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Australia’s aged care sector is again under the microscope as authorities scramble to contain coronavirus outbreaks across 87 Victorian facilities.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 804 active cases of COVID-19 connected to Victoria’s aged care sector, both staff and residents, and 46 deaths.
The crisis has prompted an influx of defence force personnel to Victoria, Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short a tour of Queensland and a war of words between state and federal authorities.
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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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Highly sensitive saliva test for SARS-CoV-2 virus antigens can deliver result in under 15 minutes – News-Medical.Net

Mass testing that is fast, non-invasive and able to identify cases before people show symptoms holds the key to boosting COVID-19 detection, improving contact t…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 20 2020
Mass testing that is fast, non-invasive and able to identify cases before people show symptoms holds the key to boosting COVID-19 detection, improving contact tracing and managing disease outbreaks.
In an Australian first, scientists at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have used novel optical technology to design a highly sensitive saliva test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigens, or viral protein fragments. The test can deliver a positive re…

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