Channel 9’s Airlie Walsh quotes vague weather stats and calls for “climate action”.
Wednesday, 31 August 2022
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BIDEN: "There's a place where I was the only white guy that worked as a lifeguard down in that area, on the East side. And you know, you could always tell where the best basketball in the state is, where the best basketball in the city is. It's where everybody shows up." pic.twitter.com/kZRO6PpF46— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 30, 2022
"The same people who are criticizing what we've rightly did to forgive student loan debt are the same people who voted for a tax cut for the richest Americans."— Voto Latino (@votolatino) August 30, 2022
— @VP Kamala Harris on student debt cancellation for working and middle class families.pic.twitter.com/Sj66e4xyds
Let's be clear: the Pakistani people did not do this to Pakistan –– we all did, and the high-emitting nations are most responsible.— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) August 30, 2022
Unless we end our species' addiction to fossil fuels, every country in the world will remain in the crosshairs of the climate breakdown. pic.twitter.com/48xtWK1WfA
On 29 August, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provisionally approved Moderna's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, elasomeran/imelasomeran (SPIKEVAX Bivalent Original/Omicron) for use as a booster dose in adults 18 years and over. This is the first bivalent COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia.
The adapted vaccine triggers an immune response against two different COVID-19 variants: the original virus and the BA.1 Omicron variant. The vaccine should be administered at least 3 months after a primary series and/or previous booster dose with SPIKEVAX or other authorised COVID‑19 vaccine, in accordance with official recommendations.
The SPIKEVAX Bivalent Original/Omicron vaccine contains 25 micrograms of imelasomeran that targets the Omicron variant BA.1, and 25 micrograms of elasomeran that targets the original strain of SARSCoV-2. All other ingredients are the same as those used in Moderna's original COVID-19 vaccine.
The SPIKEVAX Bivalent Original/Omicron vaccine elicited a superior neutralising antibody response against Omicron BA.1 strain and a similar response against the ancestral strain, 28 days after use as a booster dose compared with the original SPIKEVAX vaccine. Initial analysis shows that the bivalent vaccine also generates a higher immune response against the sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 than the original SPIKEVAX vaccine.
In making this regulatory decision, the TGA carefully considered data from an ongoing clinical study, which showed that the SPIKEVAX BIVALENT original/Omicron booster has a similar safety and reactogenicity profile to the original SPIKEVAX booster given as a second booster dose. No new safety signals were identified.
Provisional approval of this vaccine is subject to certain strict conditions, such as the requirement for Moderna to continue providing information to the TGA on longer term benefits from ongoing clinical trials and post-market assessment. The TGA will continue to actively monitor the safety of the vaccine both in Australia and through collaboration with our overseas counterparts. If safety concerns are identified, we will take action and promptly provide information to the public. As an extra check, the TGA laboratories will undertake batch assessment of each batch of the vaccine before it can be supplied in Australia.
TGA is the third major regulator to approve this product globally, and its decision was also informed by expert advice from the Advisory Committee on Vaccines, an independent committee with expertise in scientific, medical and clinical fields and including consumer representation.
The potential use of this vaccine in the national COVID-19 vaccination program is still to be determined. As with all COVID-19 vaccines, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) will provide advice to the Government on these matters in the coming weeks.
EV charging can be a problem if you don’t have off-street parking. The Albanese Government is partnering with Intellihub to trial 50 street side EV chargers in Sydney to fix that. pic.twitter.com/kwmbbwYoR6— Chris Bowen (@Bowenchris) August 30, 2022