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Even a low-quality kidney transplant better for patients than dialysis

Even a low-quality kidney transplant better for patients than dialysis

Research suggests patients are better off accepting a low quality kidney transplant rather than remaining on dialysis and waiting for a better quality one.

  • by Stuart Layt

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Extra Pfizer doses ‘no comfort’ to rural GPs amid AstraZeneca concerns

Extra Pfizer doses ‘no comfort’ to rural GPs amid AstraZeneca concerns

Doctors are urging people who are eligible to still get the AstraZeneca vaccine, while GPs in regional areas wonder when the Pfizer vaccine will get to them.

  • by Stuart Layt
Team wants to compare how pandemic felt in Queensland and Victoria

Team wants to compare how pandemic felt in Queensland and Victoria

A survey is being conducted in two different states, to see how young people handled contrasting pandemic experiences.

  • by Stuart Layt
AstraZeneca setback will have dramatic consequences on our daily lives

AstraZeneca setback will have dramatic consequences on our daily lives

If you weren’t yet willing to concede Australia’s vaccine rollout was a disaster at lunchtime on Thursday, then by dinner time there was little room for debate.

  • by Rob Harris
No ‘obvious causal link’ between elderly woman’s death and vaccine

No ‘obvious causal link’ between elderly woman’s death and vaccine

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the death, while tragic, was one of thousands in aged-care homes, as an investigation into the death continues.

  • by Stuart Layt
What we know so far about blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

What we know so far about blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

People struck down by an extremely rare vaccine-related clotting disorder may take weeks to recover and in more serious cases require ongoing treatment.

  • by Melissa Cunningham
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NSW hospitals hunt for rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

NSW hospitals hunt for rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

The state’s vaccinators are warning anyone receiving the AstraZeneca shot to be on alert for blood clot symptoms as a precaution following the case of a 44-year-old man hospitalised with a severe and extremely rare clotting disorder in Melbourne.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Queensland outback’s all-in vaccine policy raises eyebrows

Queensland outback’s all-in vaccine policy raises eyebrows

Experts say the decision by Central West HHS to ignore the federal vaccine rollout plan and instead offer jabs to everyone “sends the wrong message”.

  • by Stuart Layt
Victorian hospitals search for rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca

Victorian hospitals search for rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca

Victorian emergency departments are scouring patient records for any suspected rare blood clots that could be linked to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

  • by Melissa Cunningham and Kate Aubusson
COVID-19 mass vaccination centre set to open in Sydney

COVID-19 mass vaccination centre set to open in Sydney

The mass vaccination hub would be located at a new commercial building in Homebush and be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week to the general public.

  • by Kate Aubusson and Mary Ward
Virus spread through air at western Sydney church, analysis concludes

Virus spread through air at western Sydney church, analysis concludes

Over the past year, increasing evidence has shown the novel coronavirus can be transmitted through aerosol spread.

  • by Mary Ward