Northern NSW on alert after Covid fragments found in Byron Bay sewerage; national cabinet to meet to discuss vaccine rollout – Follow liveWhat will it take to bring the case numbers down?Restrictions: NSW; Vic; Qld; SA; WA and NT; border restrictionsHotspots: NSW map; Vic list; Qld; WAVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 11.49pm BST Amid all the Covid mayhem, Star Entertainment Group, which runs the existing Sydney casino, has decided to pull out of bidding for its troubled rival, Crown Resorts because of threats at a royal commission in Victoria that Crown could lose its license to run its biggest casino, in Melbourne.Or, as Star told the ASX this morning: “it has withdrawn its conditional, non-binding, indicative proposal announced on 10 May 2021 to merge our businesses”. 11.40pm BST Health minister Greg Hunt has issued a statement confirming the big news this morning that the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children aged 12 to 15 years.As I told you earlier, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) will now consider the approval and “provide expert advice on which groups of adolescents should be prioritised for the rollout of the vaccine and how and when it should be administered”.The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has thoroughly, and independently, assessed the domestic and international evidence before extending its approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to this age group.Up until now, the Pfizer vaccine had only been approved for use in Australia for people aged 16 years and over. Continue reading…
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Publish date : 2021-07-22 22:49:47
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