Australia pledges $350 million toward global COVID-19 vaccine fund | Sky News Australia

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The federal government has announced it will contribute $350 million toward COVID-19 vaccine research and development as part of a $12 billion pledge to the cause.

The federal government has announced it will contribute $350 million toward COVID-19 vaccine research and development as part of a $12 billion pledge to the cause.

The federal government has announced it will contribute $350 million toward COVID-19 vaccine research and development as part of a $12 billion pledge to the cause.\n\nAustralia has joined a number of other countries – including Japan, Italy and Canada – in the move, while the United States has refused to contribute. \n\nImage: Getty

Australia pledges $350 million toward global COVID-19 vaccine fund 05/05/2020 | 1min The federal government has announced it will contribute $350 million toward COVID-19 vaccine research and development as part of a $12 billion pledge to the cause.Victorian primary school closed after teacher contracts COVID-19 03/05/2020 | 4min A Victorian primary school in Epping will be closed for three days, after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.National COVID-19 death toll at 94 after another aged care fatality 03/05/2020 | 1min The death toll at a coronavirus-stricken aged care home in Sydney’s west has risen to 14 after a Nepean Hospital resident died of COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon.The best award-winning journalists with unique and exclusive insights.

Australia has joined a number of other countries – including Japan, Italy and Canada – in the move, while the United States has refused to contribute.Image: Getty Favourite.Parents, carers and staff were contacted by the school on Sunday morning and contract tracing was now underway.

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Bill Gates ? No thanks Stop wasting bloody money here’s your cure Toss our money in the global pot. No one in government seems to understand the issues - perhaps their 'medical expert' bureaucrats need to be tested! ScottMorrisonMP I predict there wont be a vaccine Given we are well over $1/2T in fed debt, this is not real money. It is going on the government credit card.

The $350m should be spent supporting our own researchers! The mega rich and tax dodging corporations can pay for the stimulus. We are proud Aus govt but it is peanuts 🥜 - Wipro founder Premji donated 150M and that is a single company. What so they can put more animal tissue in it? To see how much gain of function and more lethal they can make it?

I won't take a vaccine!! I hope it wont be mandatory

Victorian primary school closed after teacher contracts COVID-19 | Sky News AustraliaA Victorian primary school in Epping will be closed for three days, after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.\n\nVictorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said a thorough cleaning of Meadowglen primary school would occur due to the teacher's recent onsite presence. \n\nParents, carers and staff were contacted by the school on Sunday morning and contract tracing was now underway. \n\nIt comes just hours after federal Education Minister Dan Tehan accused the state’s Premier Daniel Andrews of a “failure in leadership” by refusing to reopen schools along with other states.\n I do find it interesting that the Victorian health minister had no hesitation naming the school (even though it’s been shut for weeks) but refuses to name the meat works, where the cluster is. You might like to consider how many would've caught the virus had the school been OPEN. With parents back at work, grandparents wd have been picking up their grandchildren who certainly could have been infected. Cd have been a catastrophic outcome. Thankfully school was CLOSED! ĐUÔNG DỪA RÚC ÓC SIÊU KINH DỊ | VIET NAM EXOTIC FOOD CHALLENGE

National COVID-19 death toll at 94 after another aged care fatality | Sky News AustraliaThe death toll at a coronavirus-stricken aged care home in Sydney’s west has risen to 14 after a Nepean Hospital resident died of COVID-19 on Saturday afternoon.\n\nIt is understood a resident had tested negative twice before succumbing to the disease.\n\nThe national toll is 94.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia\n ĐUÔNG DỪA RÚC ÓC SIÊU KINH DỊ | VIET NAM EXOTIC FOOD CHALLENGE Governments across the world are guilty of elderly genocide. They know that certain medications increase ace2 receptors making those that take these types of medications much more susceptible & increased severity of the virus. Are they trying to out do Sweden’s dreadful covid -19 practice of not caring about the welfare of senior citizens? R2P

WA woman becomes latest COVID-19 victim | Sky News AustraliaAn 83-year-old WA woman has become the latest Australian to die of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, bringing the national death toll to 95.\n\n Give us the FLU numbers ... Give us the ROAD TOLL . 95 deaths are very sad for the families and close ones involved but this hysteria that will put us 500 billion dollars in the hole is absolutely horrendous and we know it , you know it and the whole world knows it . 83? Wasn't the flu? Wasn't pneumonia? How do we know it was Covid-19 when the numbers have been manipulated to suit their narrative? It seem as though everyone that is dying is only dying of ChinaVirus🤔 ThinkForYourself

Victoria records 22 new COVID-19 cases | Sky News AustraliaVictoria has experienced its largest jump in COVID-19 cases in two weeks with 22 people testing positive to the disease from 13,000 tests. \n\nThe figure included 19 cases in workers at an abattoir and brings the state’s total number of cases to 1406. \n\nPremier Daniel Andrews thanked the 13,000 Victorians who came forward for testing on Sunday. \n\nJust under 56,000 tests have been conducted since the state government announced its testing blitz. Leftards want to stay home longer Lock down working well then It’s remarkable what happens when you expend the scope of who your testing... Other states should take note.

COVID-19 could to be lurking within community for 'up to' two years | Sky News AustraliaA leading professor of microbiology has warned Australians are going to have to be on their guard for the foreseeable future since COVID-19 will be lurking within the community for at least 'the next six months to two years.'\n\nInfectious Diseases Physician Professor Peter Collignon told Sky News said the key to keeping COVID-19 manageable is stopping 'droplet transmission.'\n\n'This is mainly spread by droplets, people who have got mild infections, coughing or sneezing, touching their hands and contaminating surfaces,' he said.\n\n'We are going to have to work out how we stop what we stop droplet transmission and that is actually washing our hands, keeping 1.5 metres away from each other as much as possible.\n\n'By doing that we are really decreasing the risk so it is very low.'\n\nAustralia has been extremely successful at flattening the rate of infection, with only 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the nation on Sunday the 3rd of May.\n\nThere are now only 878 active cases across Australia.\n\nHe said while there will likely be a second wave of transmission in winter, Professor Collignon said it will likely be a 'ripple instead of a tsunami.'\n\n'It is likely in winter we will see more cases than we see now,' he said.\n\n'We know what we have to do to stop this spreading, and so if we get a second wave, if we keep on doing what we are doing, we can make it a little ripple and not a tsunami.\n\n'While we will have clusters, and we will have some spread, we will be able to keep it under control and not be anything like we are seeing on television.\n\n'We will be much closer to Korea than we will be to New York.'\n\n\n CollignonPeter I reckon everyone is so well aware as there are experts popping up everywhere 24/7 telling us. CollignonPeter bullshit CollignonPeter How long will China be lurking for?

United States and Communist China ‘set to face off’ on COVID-19 investigations | Sky News AustraliaTensions are set to become inflamed between Washington and Beijing which simply denotes communist China must “come clean (and) admit the source of the virus” and allow an independent investigation to take place says Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\nUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has recently produced a scathing assessment of China and its questionable practices in the field of medical research, stating the communist superpower had a history of 'infecting the world' and 'running sub-standard laboratories'.\n\nHe also claimed there was a 'significant amount of evidence' COVID-19 originated from a Chinese lab and not wet markets from Wuhan. \n\n“We need more international pressure on China, and now in the US, the secretary of state has gone a step further than supporting an investigation,” Mr Kenny said. \n\nMr Kenny said China has engaged in “nasty, threatening and over the top reactions to all of this” as calls for an independent investigation into the pandemic continue to amplify. \n\nImage: AP Sky news is repulsive. I really hope you go bankrupt. When start blaming somebody all you are doing is highlighting your own deficiencies. If it was a financial thing thing then we should start suing the US for the GFC. I'm just wonderinghhow would the today's world leaders respond to the pandemic if it happened in Soviet Union under LeonidBrezhnev?