Where did the Coronavirus 19 Originate from? and anything relative to the virus.

 

Where did the Coronavirus 19 originate from? and anything relative to the virus.

 

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Scientists have produced evidence that the pandemic virus is 'uniquely adapted to infect humans', raising fresh questions over whether its origins were natural or could have occurred in a laboratory.

 

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Australia COVID-19 update 11 September 2021.

Australia wide — 2074 new locally acquired cases, 7 new OS acquired cases, 8 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 1,603 new from 147,975 tests, 1599 locally acquired, 4 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 8 deaths.
• Over 29,500 active cases, 1,164 are in hospital, 221 in ICU, 94 ventilated.
• There have been 36,374 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021 and 170 deaths.
• Deaths: A man in his 30s died at home, another man in 40s died at home, man in 50s died at Royal North Shore Hospital, 2 men in 70s died at Blacktown and Royal North Shore Hospitals, man in 80s at Sutherland Hospital, 2 women in 80s at Sutherland and Campbelltown Hospitals.
• All of the patients who died were unvaccinated and had underlying health conditions.
• New cases by Local Health Districts are 490 SW Sydney, 444 Western Sydney, 192 Sydney, 177 SE Sydney, 94 Nepean Blue Mountains, 57 Northern Sydney, 37 Illawarra Shoalhaven, 27 Central Coast, 16 Western NSW, 13 Far West NSW, 10 Hunter New England, 2 Southern NSW, 7 in correctional settings, 30 yet to be assigned to an LHD.
• The bulk of new infections were still emerging in Sydney's west and south west, in particular the suburbs of Auburn, Greenacre, Merrylands, Liverpool, Punchbowl, Granville, Bankstown and Guilford.
• Concerns about wastewater detections in Byron Bay, Bangalow, Jindabyne, Harden, Moruya, Yass, Port Macquarie, Trangie and Young treatment plants.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 450 new from 42,765 tests, all locally acquired.
• 2,793 active cases (85% under 50), 143 in hospital (0 fully vaccinated), 34 in ICU, 26 ventilated.
• Of the 450 local cases, 75 are linked to known cases and outbreaks, with 375 under investigation.
• Authorities increasingly concerned about the spread of Delta in Melbourne's north (166 Hume, 87 Moreland, 41 Whittlesea) and west (25 Wyndham, 20 Brimbank, 16 Hobsons Bay), with at least 299 of the 334 cases reported yesterday linked to those areas. 
• New exposure sites have popped up in regional Victoria in Lorne and Daylesford a day after areas outside Melbourne, except Shepparton, exited lockdown. In addition, wastewater fragments have been detected in Ballarat.
List of exposure sites.

ACT
• 15 new from 2,287 tests, all locally acquired.
• 249 active cases, 16 in hospital, 3 in ICU, 1 ventilated.
• Of the new cases, 14 are linked to known cases or outbreaks with 1 under investigation.
• 9 in isolation for entire infectious period with 6 were infectious in the community for at least part of their infectious period.
List of exposure sites.

QUEENSLAND
• 8 new from 11,888 tests, 5 locally acquired, 3 returned OS travellers in hotel quarantine.
• 21 active cases, 13 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• The 5 new locally acquired cases are all from the same Sunnybank family. Authorities believe the source was a NSW visitor to the father's home. The daughter tested positive after visiting the father on Father's Day. Her school has been closed with staff, students and their families now in home quarantine. The mother worked a day at her Griffith University campus, but "saw very few people". 
• The mother had the daughter tested after the she developed a headache, the only symptom, and health authorities are praising her prompt actions.
• No lockdown as yet but this will quickly change if further cases emerge. Residents on high alert.
• Aged care and other vulnerable facilities in Logan and South Brisbane LGAs to limit visitors.
List of exposure sites. New sites listed for Sunnybank.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 1 new from 5,110 tests, a mine worker who flew in from Sydney yesterday.
• 8 active cases, 0 in hospital.
• The mine worker on flight VA 406 arrived at 9.20am, was tested and went straight into quarantine upon arrival. Other passengers on the flight and in the terminal will be contacted by SA Health.
• Pfizer vaccinations will be available from next week to South Australians aged 60 and over who have previously only been eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. 
List of exposure sites.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 693+ tests.
• 2 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 3119 tests.
• 1 active case, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from N/A tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 24 new from 15,241 tests, 23 locally acquired, 1 OS traveller in managed isolation.
• 640 active cases, 19 in hospital, 4 in ICU, 4 ventilated.
• All new local cases were in Auckland, 16 in isolation with 8 infectious in the community.
List of exposure sites.

Australia COVID-19 update 12 September 2021.

Australia wide — 1669 new locally acquired cases, 3 new OS acquired cases, 7 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 1,262 new from 105,505 tests, all locally acquired, 7 deaths.
• Over 30,700 active cases, 1206 are in hospital, 220 in ICU, 92 ventilated.
• There have been 37,621 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021 and 177 deaths.
• Deaths: A man in his 20s died at Nepean Hospital, woman in her 40s at Campbelltown Hospital, 2 women in 50s at St George and Westmead Hospitals, man in 70s and a man and woman their in 80s at Liverpool Hospital. Man in 20s was unvaccinated with significant underlying health conditions.
• New cases by Local Health Districts are 399 SW Sydney, 336 Western Sydney, 161 SE Sydney, 135 Sydney, 80 Nepean Blue Mountains, 53 Illawarra Shoalhaven, 33 Central Coast, 25 Northern Sydney, 14 Western NSW, 7 Hunter New England, 5 Far West NSW, 3 Mid North Coast, 11 yet to be assigned an LHD.
• Glebe, Waterloo, Redfern and Camperdown are seeing a spike in new cases of Covid-19.
• Concerns about wastewater detections in Moruya, Port Macquarie, Trangie, Young, Brooklyn, Gerroa, Eden, Yass, Karuah, Tamworth, Dunbogan and Dungog treatment plants.
• Premier has urged Sydneysiders to follow social distancing rules after people flooded beaches in the Eastern Suburbs on Saturday.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 392 new from 48,063 tests, all locally acquired.
• 3,112 active cases, 147 in hospital, 34 in ICU, 28 ventilated.
• Of the 392 local cases, 107 linked to known cases and outbreaks, with 285 under investigation.
• New cases include 255 in Melbourne's northern suburbs (Hume 137, Moreland 49 , Whittlesea 42, 14 Darebin and Yarra); 89 in western suburbs (Wyndham 30, Hobsons Bay 19, Brimbank 13, Melbourne 11, Melton 7, Moonee Valley 8); 38 in SE area mainly focused in Casey; 6 in Greater Dandenong area (Stonnington  and Yarra Ranges 4, Port Phillip 3); 5 cases in regional Victoria (East Gippsland 2, 1 each Greater Geelong, Mildura and Macedon Ranges).
• Young people continuing to be the worst hit in the Victorian outbreak, authorities urge people under 50 to get vaccinated urgently, 85% of the 392 new cases are under the age of 50.
List of exposure sites.

ACT
• 15 new from 2,260 tests, all locally acquired.
• 239 active cases, 10 in hospital (8 unvaccinated), 3 in ICU, 1 ventilated.
• Of the new cases, 8 are linked to known cases or outbreaks with 7 under investigation.
• 5 in isolation for entire infectious period with 9 were infectious in the community for at least part of their infectious period.
List of exposure sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 2 new from 4,669 tests, both returned OS travellers quarantined in medi-hotels.
• 10 active cases, 0 in hospital.
List of exposure sites.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 1 new from 658+ tests, a returned OS traveller in hotel quarantine.
• 3 active cases, 0 in hospital.

QUEENSLAND
• 0 new from 12,415 tests.
• 21 active cases, 14 in hospital, 0 in ICU.
• State still on high alert after the 5 cases in a Sunnybank family. The infected source, a NSW visitor to the father's home and his two friends also visited the Gold Coast. Authorities investigating their border passes.
List of exposure sites.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 1,322 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from N/A tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

AUSTRALIA VACCINES
• PM announces EU sending an additional million doses of Moderna vaccine to arrive next weekend.

NEW ZEALAND
• 23 new from 10,958 tests, 20 locally acquired, 3 OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 99 active cases, 18 in hospital, 4 in ICU, 4 ventilated.
• All new local cases were in Auckland, 13 in isolation with 10 infectious in the community.
• Three "mystery cases" at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital in recent days under investigation.
List of exposure sites.

RnR hi!

Last night I heard something on the SBS news that here in Australia they are expecting a large batch of vaccines from all over the place, did it indicate which states will be getting it anywhere in the news please?

I heard something about WA Premier was wanting people over 60 to get some of it I thought.

 

The only states I heard of giving the mRNA vaccines to above 60 is Northern Territory and South Australia.

 

https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/COVID19vaccineFAQs

From the WA COVID-19 FAQs ...

Which vaccine will I receive?

• The PfizerCOVID-19 vaccine can be used for people aged under 60.
• The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people aged 60 and over.
• The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (Spikevax) is approved for individuals 18 years and over.

There are some rare cases in which individuals who are 60 years or over have certain medical conditions that prevent them from being able to have the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Read more about the criteria and the process for applying to receive an alternative vaccine.

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/COVID19-vaccination-program/Requests-for-alternative-COVID19-vaccine

See Qualifying Medical Conditions

The form you need to have filled in by your doctor.

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Corp/Documents/Health-for/Infectious-disease/COVID19/COVID-19-Recommendation-to-receive-a-Pfizer-or-Moderna-Vaccine.pdf

Australia COVID-19 update 13 September 2021.

Australia wide — 1745 new locally acquired cases, 6 new OS acquired cases, 7 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 1,260 new from 137,668 tests, 1257 locally acquired, 3 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 7 deaths.
• Over 31,500 active cases, 1189 are in hospital, 222 in ICU, 94 ventilated.
• There have been 38,856 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021 and 184 deaths.
• Deaths: A woman in her 60s died at Campbelltown Hospital; 3 men in their 80s at Sutherland, Nepean and St Vincent’s Hospitals; Dubbo man in 90s died at the St Mary’s Villa Aged Care Facility; a man and woman in 90s died at Liverpool and Concord Hospitals.
• New cases by Local Health Districts are 427 SW Sydney, 314 Western Sydney, 181 Sydney, 127 SE Sydney, 78 Nepean Blue Mountains, 27 Illawarra Shoalhaven, 22 Northern Sydney, 18 Hunter New England, 16 Central Coast, 12 Western NSW, 8 in correctional settings, 7 Far West NSW, 2 Southern NSW, 18 yet to be assigned an LHD. In Western NSW, new cases include Bathurst 5, Dubbo 4, Bourke 2 and Walgett 1.
• Concerns about wastewater detections in Yass, Eden, Tamworth, Dunbogan, Karuah, Gerroa and Brooklyn treatment plants.
• Officials also worried cases are rising in the Hunter, Central Coast and Wollongong areas.
• Yass Valley LGA in the NSW Southern Tablelands will go back into lockdown for two weeks from midnight tonight after a positive case was confirmed in the area today. 
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 473 new from 49,037 tests, all locally acquired.
• 3,507 active cases, 157 in hospital, 38 in ICU, 26 ventilated.
• Of the new local cases, 202 are linked to known cases and outbreaks, with 271 under investigation.
• New cases include 338 in Melbourne's northern suburbs (Craigieburn, Roxburgh Park ,Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows, Glenroy), 97 in western suburbs such (Truganina, Altona North, Tarneit), 23 in SE suburbs (Casey, Cardinia, Dandenong, Berwick, Clayton), 9 in eastern suburbs (Doncaster east, Ferntree Gully).
• Victorian construction workers to get priority Pfizer vaccine access. A Box Hill worksite has already been linked to 120 positive cases. Lunchrooms (tea rooms) at workplaces including at construction sites have been significant locations of transmission.
• Concerns about a large outbreak at Fitzroy Community School with 30 staff and students infected.
List of exposure sites. Several childcare centres added.

ACT
• 13 new from 2,601 tests, all locally acquired.
• 245 active cases, 9 in hospital, 3 in ICU, 1 ventilated.
• 6 new cases not yet linked to a known case or transmission site. Of the 7 that are linked, 6 are household contacts.
• At least 10 new cases spent some time infectious in the community, with just 2 in home quarantine.
List of exposure sites.

QUEENSLAND
• 4 new from 14,506 tests 2 locally acquired, 2 returned OS travellers in hotel quarantine. 
• 26 active cases, 18 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• The 2 local cases were detected in 15-year-old students from St Thomas More College, which was linked to a family of five in Sunnybank that contracted the virus after coming into contact with a positive NSW truck driver. They have been in home quarantine. One had a "short period" of time infectious in the community before beginning home quarantine.
• Queensland/NSW border bubble officially open again for essential workers and medical needs.
List of exposure sites. New added.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 1 new from 4,144 tests, a returned OS traveller quarantined in a medi-hotel.
• 11 active cases, 0 in hospital.
List of exposure sites.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 9,829 tests (over 72 hours).
• 3 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 1,257 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 2,593 tests (over 72 hours).
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 36 new from 8,657 tests, 33 locally acquired, 3 OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 614 active cases, 21 in hospital, 4 in ICU, 4 ventilated.
• All new local cases were in Auckland, 7 in one household.
• No easing of restrictions for Auckland, as Jacinda Ardern says lockdown 'hasn't finished the job yet'.
List of exposure sites.

WORLD
• Singapore shows Australia that 80 per cent vaccination won't stop infections surging. Despite being one of the world's most vaccinated countries. This month has seen its highest daily infections in more than a year and Singapore is being forced to reimpose restrictions and delay opening up due to a surge in infections. Full story.

Singapore shows us vaccination does not prevent infection or spreading of the virus and herd immunity is not an option. I suspect some of the unvaccinated will experience remorse when Oz opens up and freedom of movement resumes in the coming months. 

and that Singapore 80% is 80% of total population whereas  Australia's 80% of 16+ represents only 64% of total population.

Australia COVID-19 update 14 September 2021.

Australia wide — 1595 new locally acquired cases, 10 new OS acquired cases, 4 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 1,136 new from 114,084 tests, 1127 locally acquired, 8 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 2 deaths.
• About 15,572 active cases, 1253 are in hospital, 231 in ICU, 104 ventilated.
• There have been 39,954 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021 and 186 deaths.
• Deaths: A man in his 50s with no underlying health issues died at Concord Hospital and a woman in her 80s died at Ryde Hospital.
• New cases by Local Health Districts are 379 SW Sydney, 283 Western Sydney, 152 SE Sydney, 148 Sydney, 58 Nepean Blue Mountains, 25 Northern Sydney, 17 Illawarra Shoalhaven, 14 Hunter New England, 14 Western NSW, 9 Central Coast, 8 in correctional settings, 5 Far West NSW, 4 Southern NSW, 11 yet to be assigned an LHD.
• Sydney suburbs of concern are Auburn, Greenacre, Bankstown, Liverpool, Merrylands, Punchbowl, Riverwood, Yagoona, Condell Park, and St Clair.
• Concerns about wastewater detections at the Young treatment plant.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 445 new from 42,694 tests, all locally acquired, 2 deaths.
• 3,799 active cases, 158 in hospital (only 1 fully vaccinated), 45 in ICU, 23 ventilated.
• Deaths: A man is his 20s from Hume (previously untested) and a woman in her 80s from Brimbank.
• Of the 445 new local cases, 129 are linked to known cases and outbreaks, with 316 under investigation.
• 74% of today's cases are from the northern suburbs, with 175 from the LGA of Hume alone.
• Three of today's cases were detected in regional Victoria.
List of exposure sites.

ACT
• 22 new from 2,759 tests, all locally acquired.
• 252 active cases, 10 in hospital, 2 in ICU, 1 ventilated.
• Only 2 cases were in quarantine and at least 13 were infectious in the community.
• Eight of the new cases are currently unlinked to another known case or transmission site.
• ACT lockdown extended for four weeks until Friday, October 15.
List of exposure sites.

QUEENSLAND
• 2 new from 13,396 tests, 1 locally acquired, 1 returned OS traveller in hotel quarantine. 
• 26 active cases, 18 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• The new local case is a 15-year-old student from St Thomas More College in home quarantine. More than 1000 families from the school are currently home quarantining as part of the Sunnybank cluster.
List of exposure sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 1 new from 5,789 tests, a returned OS traveller quarantined in a medi-hotel.
• 10 active cases, 0 in hospital.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 5,147 tests.
• 3 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 2,616 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 662 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 17 new from 9,279 tests, 15 locally acquired, 2 OS travellers in managed isolation.
• 604 active cases, 22 in hospital, 4 in ICU, 4 ventilated.
• All new local cases are in Auckland and all are household contacts of five known households, with the majority linked to three households.
List of exposure sites.

Australia COVID-19 update 15 September 2021.

Australia wide — 1695 new locally acquired cases, 3 new OS acquired cases, 14 deaths.

NEW SOUTH WALES
• 1,261 new from 137,498 tests, 1259 locally acquired, 2 OS travellers in hotel quarantine, 12 deaths.
• About 16,700 active cases, 1241 are in hospital, 234 in ICU (185 unvaccinated), 108 ventilated.
• State hits 80% first jab milestone but one in six NSW Health staff haven't had their first jab.
• There have been 41,177 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021 and 198 deaths.
• Deaths: 7 women and 5 men have died (10 unvaccinated): 2 in their 50s, 3 in 60s, 3 in 70s, 2 in 80s, 1 in 90s.
• New cases by Local Health Districts are 366 SW Sydney, 310 Western Sydney, 172 Sydney, 156 SE Sydney, 82 Nepean Blue Mountains, 46 Illawarra Shoalhaven, 38 Northern Sydney, 27 Hunter New England, 11 Central Coast, 10 Far West NSW, 7 Southern NSW, 6 Western NSW, 2 Murrumbidgee, 10 in correctional settings, 16 yet to be assigned an LHD.
• Australian Defence Force personnel have started conducting compliance and welfare checks in the Illawarra-Shoalhaven LHD after 47 new cases bring total number of active cases to more than 600.
• Concerns about sewage detections in Bermagui, Glen Innes, Wauchope and Trangie treatment plants. After earlier sewage detections in Young, a case has been found who spent time in Wagga Wagga, Young and Mudgee.
• Newmarch House nursing home in Sydney's west, at the centre of a deadly COVID outbreak last year, is again on high alert. A visiting GP tested positive for the virus yesterday and saw his patients at the home on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
• Curfew to be lifted across 12 Sydney LGAs from tonight.
List of exposure sites.

VICTORIA
• 423 new from 54,649 tests, all locally acquired, 2 deaths.
• 4,038 active cases, 173 in hospital (90% unvaccinated), 44 in ICU, 23 ventilated.
• 84% to the active cases are under 50 with 25% in their 20s, "a pandemic of the unvaccinated". 
• Deaths: A man in his 40s from the Whittlesea area, and a second man in his 70s from Wyndham.
• Of the 423 new local cases, 149 are linked to known cases and outbreaks, 274 under investigation.
• People living in the following Melbourne suburbs urged to get tested ASAP after recording a significant number of new cases: Roxburgh Park 93, Tarneit 30, Broadmeadows 28, Oak Park 25, Coolaroo-Meadow Heights 22, Campbellfield 18, Fawkner 16, Altona North 13 and Werribee South 9.
• Ballarat will enter a 7-day lockdown tonight and Shepparton comes out of lockdown.
List of exposure sites.

ACT
• 13 new from 3,225 tests, all locally acquired.
• 243 active cases, 7 in hospital, 1 in ICU, 1 ventilated.
• 8 household contacts of a known case, 5 yet to be linked to a known case or transmission site.
• At least 8 of the new cases spent some time infectious in the community.
List of exposure sites.

QUEENSLAND
• 1 new from 15,812 tests, a returned OS traveller in hotel quarantine. 
• 29 active cases, 19 in hospital, 1 in ICU.
• The Pfizer vaccine to be made available for Queenslanders aged 60 and over from this weekend.
List of exposure sites.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 6,635 tests.
• 10 active cases, 0 in hospital.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
• 0 new from 4,770 tests.
• 3 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NORTHERN TERRITORY
• 0 new from 1,818 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

TASMANIA
• 0 new from 1,239 tests.
• 0 active cases, 0 in hospital.

NEW ZEALAND
• 17 new from 15,105 tests, 14 locally acquired, 3 OS travellers in managed isolation (all historical).
• 556 active cases, 20 in hospital, 4 in ICU, 4 ventilated.
• All new local cases are in Auckland and are household contacts of existing cases, 13 were in isolation.
• A staff member at a central Auckland managed isolation facility has tested positive. The worker is fully vaccinated, had been regularly tested and is now isolating in another quarantine facility in Auckland.
List of exposure sites.

WORLD
• In the US, COVID deaths and cases have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, erasing months of progress. The country is averaging more than 1,800 deaths and 170,000 new cases a day. While one-time hotspots such as Florida and Louisiana are improving, infection rates are soaring in Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee, fuelled by children now back in school, loose mask restrictions and low vaccination levels. Kentucky’s public health commissioner said, “Our hospitals are at the brink of collapse in many communities”.