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What we know about Sydney’s ‘long jumping’ Delta variant

What we know about Sydney’s ‘long jumping’ Delta variant

The Delta COVID-19 variant is spreading in Sydney, prompting fresh restrictions and concern from authorities.

  • by Mary Ward and Liam Mannix

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New book offers fresh details about chaos, conflicts inside Trump’s pandemic response

New book offers fresh details about chaos, conflicts inside Trump’s pandemic response

At one point, Trump mused about transferring infected American citizens to Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, where the US holds terrorism suspects.

  • by Dan Diamond
Where are the coronavirus exposure sites in Sydney?

Where are the coronavirus exposure sites in Sydney?

Use our interactive map to find and track the sites identified in NSW as potential COVID-19 exposure sites.

  • by Mark Stehle and Richard Lama
Could algal blooms in the state’s dry heart harbour a fatal disease?
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Could algal blooms in the state’s dry heart harbour a fatal disease?

Every month, Griffith resident Tania Magoci voluntarily collects urine samples of known sufferers of the motor neurone disease in her region and couriers them to Sydney seven hours away by road.

  • by Peter Hannam
Infectious couple had Kappa variant during NSW road trip

Infectious couple had Kappa variant during NSW road trip

More than 900 coronavirus tests were completed on Thursday at clinics in Moree, where the couple stayed overnight and visited a number of venues.

  • by Mary Ward
‘I sat in a dark room for six weeks’: Vaccine hope for Australia’s fastest-growing disease

‘I sat in a dark room for six weeks’: Vaccine hope for Australia’s fastest-growing disease

Andrew Derbidge woke on New Year’s Day with a stabbing feeling in his eye. Five months later he is still feeling the after-effects of one of Australia’s fastest-growing diseases, shingles.

  • by Jenna Price
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China returns to its strict COVID limits to fight a new outbreak

China returns to its strict COVID limits to fight a new outbreak

The city of Guangzhou tested practically its entire population of 18.7 million over three days following an outbreak of the Delta variant.

  • by Keith Bradsher
‘Not impossible’: Australian Medical Association’s plan for reforming healthcare
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‘Not impossible’: Australian Medical Association’s plan for reforming healthcare

The head of the peak doctors’ group worries the health lessons of the pandemic could be forgotten.

  • by Rachel Clun
No travel beyond 25km from home under likely eased restrictions

No travel beyond 25km from home under likely eased restrictions

The distance will prevent Melburnians from regional travel for the upcoming Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

  • by Paul Sakkal and Rachael Dexter
Zero-COVID countries face ‘genuine dilemma’ about how to reopen: WHO

Zero-COVID countries face ‘genuine dilemma’ about how to reopen: WHO

The World Health Organisation says Australia and other countries face a “genuine dilemma” about how to move away from their zero-COVID approach and are now more at risk than other countries as a result of their elimination strategies.

  • by Latika Bourke
Fauci calls on China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers

Fauci calls on China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers

The top US infectious disease expert said the medical records of nine people might provide vital clues into whether COVID-19 first emerged as the result of a lab leak.