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Inside track: Healthcare

01 June 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

What we know about immunity to coronaviruses
A review of more than 40 studies on coronavirus immunity suggests that SARS-CoV-2 could become the fifth seasonal coronavirus (27 May 2020).  More...

Counterfeit face masks sold to Australian hospitals
Doctors and nurses treating patients infected with COVID-19 in some Australian hospitals are wearing counterfeit face masks that have been registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration, experts fear. The TGA in March dropped strict regulations that require all masks to be tested before being registered in Australia in response to a global shortage of personal protective equipment (26 May 2020).  More...

Additional $20 million for research into mental health and suicide prevention
The Australian Government is providing more than $20 million additional funding through the Medical Research Future Fund for research to improve mental health care and reduce suicide rates in Australia (25 May 2020).  More...

Non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals linked to antibiotic resistance
Common non-antibiotic medications like anti-inflammatories and a lipid-lowering cholesterol drug can accelerate the spread of antibiotic resistance according to University of Queensland research (27 May 2020).  More...

Practice and Regulation

Principles for COVID-19 public transport operations
As people begin to return to work and school, principles have been developed to provide guidance on public transport for operators and passengers. Read more about the Principles for COVID-19 public transport operations on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website (30 May 2020).  More...

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