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One new local COVID-19 case in Qld

A Queensland student who returned home from Melbourne has tested positive for COVID-19, sparking health alerts on the Sunshine Coast, in Brisbane and in the state’s far north. Queensland’s chief health officer Jeannette Young suspects the woman picked up the virus at a Melbourne pub, that was declared a tier one exposure site. She’d visited… Read More »

India axes exports of Gilead Sciences’ remdesivir, plots boost to local production as COVID cases mount: reports

India is one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of drugs and vaccines, but that hasn’t made it immune to COVID-19 supply instability. Now, the government is locking up at least one treatment for itself. As COVID-19 cases mount—and demand for treatments spikes—India has banned exports of Gilead Sciences’ pandemic antiviral remdesivir, Bloomberg reports, citing a statement… Read More »

NSW records two new local COVID-19 cases

NSW has recorded just two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, including a nurse who tested positive after working at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney while infectious. The casual nurse worked a single evening shift on Wednesday while infectious, NSW Health said. “The nurse provided specialised care to a single patient, and had limited contact… Read More »

On the road: Acadia teams up with Michael J. Fox Foundation for local, patient-focused Parkinson’s events

Acadia Pharmaceuticals is taking Parkinson’s disease education on the road in a partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The “Parkinson’s IQ + You” series will traverse the country through this year and next, connecting with local community resources in each city. The sessions, staffed by healthcare providers, physical and speech therapists, clinical trial teams… Read More »

State and local governments beg for help with surprising spike in STDs

State and local officials are begging Congress and federal agencies to spend more money to halt an alarming rise in sexually transmitted infections, which have climbed steadily over four years to reach a record high. “We are basically all expressing the same concern and expressing the need for urgent action,” said Dr. Nate Smith, president-elect… Read More »