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Infectious diseases paediatrician Dr Philip Britton said an analysis of ICU admissions across shows babies are testing positive for influenza and Covid at the same time

Covid-19 Australia: ‘Pandemic babies’ with no immunity to viruses ending up in ICU

A concerning number of ‘pandemic babies’ with no immunity to respiratory viruses are ending up seriously ill in ICU. Doctors have revealed children born during the Covid-19 pandemic are requiring intensive care ‘from encountering viruses they haven’t come across before’, such as influenza, RSV and Covid. The children had been born and raised when there …

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Why This New COVID Antibody Test Could Unlock Mass Screening for Immunity

Why This New COVID Antibody Test Could Unlock Mass Screening for Immunity

The uptick in COVID cases these days is driven a lot of different factors—in great part the emergence of highly contagious variants like omicron and a drop in masking and social distancing rules, but also an overall waning in immunity for those who are vaccinated, which is no surprise. Antibodies, whether prompted by infection or …

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If you’re still waiting for herd immunity for COVID-19, it's time to move on: Experts

If you’re still waiting for herd immunity for COVID-19, it’s time to move on: Experts

Early in the pandemic, scientists and public health experts leaned on their experience with other viruses to make predictions about COVID-19, hopeful that when enough people developed immunity, the virus would be stopped in its tracks. But in the years that followed, and even after the introduction of highly effective vaccines, vaccine scientists and public …

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