Health Officials are Warning Against Trying "Online Cures" to Treat COVID [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Health Officials are Warning Against Trying “Online Cures” to Treat COVID [Headlines]

It comes after a person with COVID was treated at Westmead Hospital after overdosing on a drug commonly used on farm animals.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 2 Sep 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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Health officials are warning people against trying to treat COVID with cures they see online.

It comes after a person with COVID was treated at Westmead Hospital after overdosing on a drug commonly used on farm animals – and other supposed treatments that they had ordered online.

New South Wales is set to reach 70 per cent first dose COVID vaccination coverage today.

That means the State is closer to promised freedoms for those fully vaccinated – although, it’s not yet clear what those freedoms will be.

Nationally, around 20 million COVID jabs have now been administered.

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The NSW Government has extended its economic support for businesses and individuals affected by the current lockdown restrictions.

An additional $3.9 billion funding has been announced.

There are also further reductions in payroll tax for businesses.

Victoria has recorded 176 new local cases of COVID-19, including 96 new mystery cases.

Nine men have been fined $1000 dollars each over an illegal party at Malabar Headland in Sydney’s east.

Police said they believe the gathering in July has led to COVID transmission.

Another man has been charged over an illegal protest in Tweed Heads.

A teenage boy has died and another is in a serious condition after a brawl in a residential street in Blacktown last night.

Two other teens also suffered stab wounds.

Work to remove flammable cladding from Sydney buildings has been delayed until early next year.

A report is warning administrative workers with the National Disability Insurance Scheme are seen as too bureaucratic and lacking technical knowledge.

New restrictions on abortions have come into effect in the US state of Texas.

A report has found air pollution in India is so bad it can wipe nine years off a person’s life.