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‘The COVID ward was terrifying’: Victorians send stark coronavirus warnings in confronting new videos – SBS News

A new advertising campaign featuring coronavirus survivors and frontline health workers has been launched in Victoria to emphasise the long-term impacts of the disease.

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June Breheny didn’t realise how serious coronavirus was until she woke up attached to a feeding tube. 
Doctors feared the 70-year-old, who spent 32 days battling the infection in intensive care, wouldn’t survive the night. 
The initial stages of the infection were only half the battle – Ms Breheny is now slowly coming to grips with the lingering impacts of COVID-19. 
“I’m fearful of brain damage,” she said.
“I have a weakness all down my right side I have nerve damage in my right hand.
“I a…

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First batch of COVID vaccines ‘on track’ for early next year – 7NEWS.com.au

The federal government has pumped $1.7 billion into vaccines for Australians.

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Australia is on track to receive its first batch of coronavirus vaccinations early next year.
The federal government has pumped $1.7 billion into two lead vaccine candidates.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the latest trials of the Oxford University AstraZeneca vaccine were very positive.
There are no guarantees but this weeks results, coming out of phase three trials, are deeply important, Mr Hunt told parliament on Wednesday.
It means we are on track for first vaccines to be delivered in the first…

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Vaccine is imminent, but virus fight has long way to go: Fauci – Sydney Morning Herald

A COVID-19 vaccine is just months away, Dr Anthony Fauci says, but vaccine hesitancy and political division are making the fight against the virus tougher to win….

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Masks, for example, had become a political symbol in the US, Dr Fauci said.
“People were ridiculed for wearing masks; it depended on what side of the political spectrum you were at, which was so painful to me as a public health scientist.”
Speaking from his US home as part of a University of Melbourne webinar, Dr Fauci recently called an idiot by President Donald Trump said scientists must never be afraid to tell politicians what they don’t want to hear.
“One of the traps some scientists get into…

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One more COVID-19 case in South Australia – Walcha News

South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller. SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since……

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South Australia has reported one new case of COVID-19 in a returned overseas traveller.
SA Health says the woman in her 60s has been in hotel quarantine since her arrival in Adelaide and presents no risk to the wider community.
She takes the total number of coronavirus cases in SA since the start of the pandemic to 495.
There are currently 12 active infections, all returned travellers in hotel isolation.
Australian Associated Press

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