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Inside track: Healthcare

09 June 2020

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Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

Asymptomatic COVID-19 rate could be ‘much higher’ than previously thought
At least one epidemiologist believes coronavirus infections may be five times higher than currently reported. University of Queensland virologist Associate Professor Mackay said there are other factors that may change the asymptomatic rate, including variation in PCR tests (02 June 2020).  More...

Global healthcare needs infection control reform, say experts
World leaders in infection control and disease prevention convened online at the inaugural iClean 2020 conference on 28 May to discuss innovative infection control reform in hospitals and aged-care facilities (01 June 2020).  More...

Further funding for COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research
The Australian Government is investing $66 million from the Medical Research Future Fund into finding vaccine and treatments for COVID-19, as well as better preparing for future pandemics (02 June 2020).  More...

Practice and Regulation

Department of Health Clinical update: National Immunisation Program schedule changes from 1 July 2020 – advice for vaccination providers
From 1 July 2020, the National Immunisation Program schedule will be updated based on the advice of clinical experts (03 June 2020).  More...

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
From 1 July 2020 in Queensland, the workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica will be halved from a time-weighted average airborne concentration of 0.1 milligram per cubic metre (mg/m3) to 0.05 mg/m3.
You should review current work practices — you may need to improve dust control measures to meet the new standard. Visit our website to find out more and for practical controls for workplaces.  More...

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