Tag Archives: Virus

Zero local cases for NSW amid virus scare

NSW has again recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the community, after an infected Melbourne couple’s trip through the state put regional communities on edge. The couple made stops in Gillenbah, Dubbo, Forbes, Coonabarabran and Moree on their way to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, where the wife tested positive. Her husband tested positive as… Read More »

Another zero virus day in Victoria

Victoria has recorded its fifth straight day of no new coronavirus cases as the state goes back to work after an extended long weekend. The 14-day rolling average for metropolitan Melbourne is still well below the safe threshold of five, falling from 1.9 to 1.7 overnight. The number of cases from an unknown source remained… Read More »

Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »

Boy, 4, dies after virus delays surgery

A Melbourne mother has shared her heartbreaking story of losing her child after the coronavirus pandemic stopped the family travelling to Poland for life saving surgery. Rebecca Marsh, 41, was scheduled to take her son Jahleel to Poland for surgery for gene replacement therapy to treat his Amino Acid Decarboxylase Deficiency (AADC). Jahleel was diagnosed… Read More »