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Temperatures scanners in the spotlight as research shows they have ‘limited value’ in detecting COVID-19 and complaints to watchdog rise

From infrared thermometers, to thermal imaging cameras, the technologies we’re all familiar with in a post COVID world may be useless in the battle against the virus. Read More

Government support propped up aged care during COVID-19, but it won’t last

  The government’s COVID-19 support packages have propped up the aged care sector’s financial performance, but the gains made will not last, according to new research from an aged care accountancy firm. Independent accounting firm StewartBrown has released its assessment of the financial health of the aged care sector in the September quarter of 2020, when Victoria... Read More

The elderly vs. aged care workers: Who will get the Coronavirus Vaccine first?

Residents of aged care facilities will begin being vaccinated next week with the Pfizer vaccine, while aged care workers will begin to be vaccinated in March when supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccine become available. Thousands of residents at more than 240 aged care homes will receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine next week, across 190 towns and suburbs in rural and urban areas in every state and territory across the country. Read More
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Great grandmother becomes icon of Belarus efforts to overthrow president

Nina Baginskaya is a 74-year-old great grandmother who has become the face of protests in the former Soviet nation of Belarus against its wildly unpopular president, Alexander Lukashenko. Read More

People with learning disabilities slapped with ‘do not resuscitate’ orders

At the peak of the United Kingdom’s COVID-19 outbreaks, doctors were faced with the appalling situation of having to choose which patients will receive life-saving mechanical ventilation. They had two options.  Read More

Will making the COVID-19 vaccine non-mandatory for aged care workers result in mass refusal?

The COVID-19 vaccination has been declared as not mandatory for aged care workers, will this impact the number of workers that will agree to have the injection? Will you have it? Read More
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ABC’s Q&A on aged care leaves host and panel in tears

Last night’s episode of Q&A, aired on the eve of the royal commission handing down its report on aged care to the government, was dedicated to the topic of how we care for older Australians. Read More

Germany under pressure to approve AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s

In late January this year, the German Standing Committee on Vaccination - Stiko - drafted a recommendation that the AstraZeneca vaccine should not be administered to people over 65, after raising concerns over its efficacy within that age bracket.  Read More
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