Thursday, March 4, 2021



Australia news live: AstraZeneca Covid vaccine to be tested ahead of rollout next week | Australia news

An utterly compelling court hearing will start in Hobart this morning: the final appeal of Sue Neill-Fraser, who was convicted of murdering her husband Bob Chappell onboard the couple’s yacht in 2009. There’s a lot to unpack but basically Neill-Fraser was convicted entirely on circumstantial evidence, Chappell’s body has never been found, and much of the appeal is set to focus on why DNA from a troubled teenager was on the yacht. It is also a test of right to appeal laws, which have been implemented in some states to...

Australia’s AstraZeneca vaccine rollout to start by 8 March after first 300,000 doses arrive | Coronavirus

The rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine is set to begin by 8 March after the first 300,000 doses landed in Sydney on Sunday.The prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced the arrival in a statement on Sunday, saying it was “the next step as we ramp up the vaccine rollout”.It comes as the New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, on Sunday called for the federal government to keep states better informed of their vaccine rollout plans.The AstraZeneca vaccine, which has already been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, is the second Covid-19...

Germany set to give AstraZeneca jab to older people | Coronavirus

Germany could soon authorise the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for seniors after the head of the country’s vaccination committee said his body’s advice to give the Oxford-developed vaccine only to those under 65 had “somehow gone wrong”.Unlike the European Medicines Agency or Britain’s MHRA, Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (Stiko) last month recommended against the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine on seniors, citing a lack of conclusive trial data to prove its efficacy in that age group.But the independent panel’s decision has faced increased criticism since, as the British-Swedish...
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