Australia's Chief Medical Officer Says there are Benefits to the AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Says there are Benefits to the AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine [Headlines]

Some medical experts are suggesting a change to the planned immunisation rollout, to focus on other vaccines. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 13 Jan 2021

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team

Australia’s chief medical officer says there are benefits to the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, saying it is effective in fighting the virus.

Some medical experts are suggesting a change to the planned immunisation rollout, to focus on other vaccines that have so far proved more effective.

A new health alert has been issued for a venue on the Northern Beaches.

A person confirmed to have COVID-19 visited The Groomsmen Barber Shop in Warriewood Square on Wednesday 6 January between 11.30am and 12pm.

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Unions will today launch High Court action against Qantas.

They allege the airline manipulated rosters to pocket some of its wage subsidy payments from the Federal Government.

Employees could be given the choice to increase their take-home pay or put more money into super.

The Federal Government is considering the idea, which is yet to be put to cabinet.

The head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has unreservedly apologised to survivors of church-run homes that took in pregnant unmarried women.

About 9000 children died in the 18 institutions under investigation.

An Australian accused of masterminding a $220 million online marketplace, selling all kinds of illegal drugs, has been arrested in Europe.

The 34-year-old was stopped by police as he tried to escape from Denmark into Germany.

An aerial survey of wild horses in the Kosciuszko National Park has found the number of animals in the region has dropped by almost a quarter after last summer’s catastrophic bushfires.

The first aerial survey conducted since the fires found there were 14,000 horses in the park – 5000 fewer than the year earlier.

The motorsports industry has welcomed a decision to delay the Australian Grand Prix until November.

And, Tennis Australia says it’s confident it will have a full field for the Australian Open despite its tough COVID protocols.

Players and support staff will begin arriving in Melbourne and Adelaide from tomorrow.