We face an awful choice in light of the Covid-19 pandemic: Should we risk the lives of millions of people by reopening economies too soon or risk the livelihood of millions by opening the economy too late?
Help is at hand for people struggling to book their Covid vaccination as Counterpoint Community Services launches Covid Vax Assist. A dedicated helpline and email address have been set up to assist with questions.
Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Marrickville are at the centre of a Covid vaccine push – with health officials concerned over low vaccination rates and rising case numbers. Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinics are open at Glebe and Green Square / Zetland this week run by Sydney Local Health District.
A University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital start-up has raised almost $800,000 in a recent investment round for a paediatric medical device designed to safely resuscitate babies who struggle to begin breathing after birth.
Welcome to Consent is a new book by adolescent health experts Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang, and it is timely, given disclosures by Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame, the removal of the federal government’s “milkshake” ad, and the Women’s March 4 Justice on March 15.
As the coronavirus pandemic bites more deeply, people across the globe are hurting and grieving – the people of South Sydney among them. Over the last month, we have watched and listened with pride and gratitude as people in our area have reached out, acted generously and banded together online and (safely) through other means.
The advice is clear: we must maintain a physical distance in order to slow the spread of Covid-19. If we do not follow this advice, the disease will spread too quickly and consequentially overwhelm our hospitals. Our health system will be under immense stress and people may die unnecessarily.
COVID-19 is a major cause of concern for all cancer patients and social isolation can make an already difficult time even worse. Director of the Cancer Council NSW, Annie Miller, assures patients and their carers that support is available.