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Australia Covid live news update: Morrison says sorry for slow vaccine rollout; NSW records 124 new cases and Victoria 26 Australia Covid live news update: Morrison says sorry for slow vaccine rollout; NSW records 124 new cases and Victoria 26
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A man has been shot dead in Newcastle, AAP reports.
Emergency services were called to a unit on Darby St, at Cooks Hill, at 12:45 on Thursday, following reports of shots being fired.
Police found a man inside the unit with a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene.
The man is yet to be formally identified, police say.
Some news you may have missed during that lunchtime presser.
Eddie Obeid, his son Moses, and Ian Macdonald, have been permitted to remain on bail at their homes until they are sentenced later this year after being convicted on conspiracy charges earlier this week.
Hi all, it is Naaman Zhou here. Thanks again to Nino Bucci for that stellar innings.
Prime minister Scott Morrison is finished in Canberra ... and so am I. Here is Naaman Zhou, back, back again, (just like Marshall Mathers) to take you through the afternoon.
Morrison also uses a question about the infectiousness of the Delta variant – and whether it might require Australians to shift their view of how to manage outbreaks because of this – to urge people to get an AstraZeneca jab ASAP:
Morrison adds a little more nuance to his previous comments regarding the advice of Atagi. These comments were strongly criticised by Victoria’s health minister Martin Foley earlier:
Morrison says about the two people in their 40s who died after suffering a rare blood clotting condition after taking their first dose of AstraZeneca:Morrison says about the two people in their 40s who died after suffering a rare blood clotting condition after taking their first dose of AstraZeneca:
Morrison has also said that from Monday pharmacies across the country can register to administer AstraZeneca vaccinations. The program is expected to start in August.Morrison has also said that from Monday pharmacies across the country can register to administer AstraZeneca vaccinations. The program is expected to start in August.
Morrison says Services Australia is processing more claims than it is receiving for Covid-19 financial relief (I’m not sure how this is possible but sure). It processed just under 70,000 yesterday.Morrison says Services Australia is processing more claims than it is receiving for Covid-19 financial relief (I’m not sure how this is possible but sure). It processed just under 70,000 yesterday.
Morrison says it is “deeply distressing” to see people who are unvaccinated dying from Covid-19 as a result of the greater Sydney outbreak.Morrison says it is “deeply distressing” to see people who are unvaccinated dying from Covid-19 as a result of the greater Sydney outbreak.
He says some of those who died have been eligible for a vaccine for months.He says some of those who died have been eligible for a vaccine for months.
The comments also touch on his view that the NSW government is “keeping the lid” on the outbreak but that it will be some time until it’s contained.The comments also touch on his view that the NSW government is “keeping the lid” on the outbreak but that it will be some time until it’s contained.
Morrison says that since he made comments on 28 June saying that people who were not yet eligible for the Pfizer vaccine could ask their GPs about AstraZenena, there have been 76,595 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine administered to people under the age of 40.Morrison says that since he made comments on 28 June saying that people who were not yet eligible for the Pfizer vaccine could ask their GPs about AstraZenena, there have been 76,595 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine administered to people under the age of 40.
It was quick, but it was there. Morrison:It was quick, but it was there. Morrison:
Morrison says the Covid-19 national security committee met again today. He is really happy with the record 184,000 vaccinations recorded yesterday.Morrison says the Covid-19 national security committee met again today. He is really happy with the record 184,000 vaccinations recorded yesterday.
Morrison says there’s estimates the Games will provide an $18b economic boost.Morrison says there’s estimates the Games will provide an $18b economic boost.
Morrison starts by championing the decision to award the 2032 Olympics to Brisbane.
He is providing an update on Covid-19.
The NSW parliament’s public accountability committee will restart its inquiry into Covid-19 outbreaks and the management of the state government, given the recent wave caused by the Delta variant.
It will be holding further hearings into the following issues, according to this statement from committee chair David Shoebridge:
The circumstances and the cause of the recent outbreak of Covid-19
How the quarantine and transport protocols in place prior to the recent outbreak were assessed and set
Lessons learnt from the transportation of Fed Ex workers
The steps that have now been taken to ensure that such an outbreak cannot happen again, including any changes to state and national health, quarantine or transport protocols since the outbreak
The nature and content of the health advice relating to the imposition of additional restrictions and lockdown, and the timing of such additional restrictions and lockdown
The future management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The prime minister Scott Morrison is due to speak in Canberra.
Will bring you that when it happens (twas quite late yesterday).
Mostly just sharing in the off chance that someone in the lands of the Unincorporated Far West will contact me:
Dating apps will allow users to badge their profiles to indicate whether they’ve got a Covid-19 jab or not (but won’t independently verify if they actually have):
Here are some interesting slabs from the just released TGA Covid-19 vaccine weekly safety report about the rare blood clotting condition thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS):
And also:
Some more Atagi news, not that we’re wanting for it:
With that, I will be handing over the blog to the vivacious Nino Bucci – whose posts you would have been reading more of in the past hour anyway.
I’ll be back later in the afternoon.
The Victorian Covid-19 update has ended.
Just before it did, the state’s acting chief health officer, Ben Cowie, was asked the perennial “press conference in lockdown” question: when will it end (the lockdown, not the presser)?
He basically deadbatted it, saying that chief health officer Brett Sutton would be back in the chair on Tuesday when a decision is made on whether to lift restrictions. It is encouraging there are no mystery cases and so few cases in the community while infectious, he said.
But it was too difficult to say whether lockdown would lift if daily case numbers stayed in the 20s, even if the mystery case and infectious in the community case numbers stayed low.