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New test could defend against virus

A new rapid COVID-19 test that can produce a positive or negative result in just 15 minutes could bolster Australia’s response to coronavirus, according to a Melbourne doctor. General practitioner Dr Peter Lewis said the rapid antigen test only surfaced in the medical realm in the past few weeks and was already being manufactured in… Read More »

The Latest: Confirmed Massachusetts virus deaths pass 10,000

BOSTON — Health officials in Massachusetts say confirmed coronavirus deaths have surpassed 10,000, and they’re cautioning that the actual toll is likely much higher because of fatalities not attributed to COVID-19. Massachusetts has the sixth-highest death toll in the nation behind New York, Texas, California, New Jersey and Florida. Massachusetts’ pandemic nightmare began in late… Read More »

Huge hidden toll of virus revealed

Victoria’s second coronavirus wave has caused wait times for elective surgery to blow out, with thousands more on wait lists compared with the same time last year. Latest quarterly Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) data shows 66,242 Victorians are waiting for operations surgery as of September 2020 compared with 44,860 at the same time… Read More »