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Inside track: Healthcare

19 January 2021

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Australia's chief medical officer tries to soothe concerns as questions raised about AstraZeneca vaccine
Chief medical officer Paul Kelly has tried to calm worries about the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine, amid concerns the government has put all its eggs in one basket (13 January 2021).  More...

Monash researchers outsmart superbug
Researchers have discovered how to revert antibiotic resistance in one of the most dangerous superbugs: Acinetobacter baumannii — responsible for up to 20 per cent of infections in intensive care units (13 January 2021).  More...

Action needed to tackle health misinformation on internet, social media
The Australian Government must invest in long-term, robust online advertising to counter health misinformation on the internet, including on social media channels, the AMA said, releasing the AMA Position Statement on Health Literacy (12 January 2020).  More... 

$38 million for diabetes and heart disease research
The Medical Research Futures Fund will fund two new research centres to address diabetes and heart disease (12 January 2021).  More...

Queensland

'Patients will suffer': Doctors concerned over 'Robodebt-like' Medicare watchdog 
A Queensland doctor is taking the Federal Government to court over a Commonwealth watchdog she says is unfairly punishing GP's and putting patient care at risk. The system is designed to catch doctors who rort Medicare, but many medical experts say it needs an urgent overhaul (16 January 2021).  More...

BNE wins global COVID Safe accreditation
Brisbane Airport has received international endorsement for its COVID Safe practices with Airports Council International awarding it Airport Health Accreditation (13 January 2021).  More...

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