GRAMGood Morning. A bold new plan for Australia to reach its vaccination goals, the gold medal blitz continues in Tokyo and the reward for stolen generations – these stories and more in the Thursday morning mail.
Dentists, speech pathologists and podiatrists could be pressured to relieve a “fatigued and exhausted” vaccination workforce under a proposal submitted by the head of the government’s Covid task force. Noting “workforce limitations” as a major impediment to Australia’s chances of reaching an 80% vaccination target by the end of the year, Lt. General John Frewen suggested that other health workers could help manage the vaccines. vaccinations, with student health as another ready alternative. The Delta variant that is now spreading across Sydney is turning into “an epidemic of younger people”, a leading epidemiologist has warned. Professor Greg Dore says that “a large proportion in their 20s and 30s” are being hospitalized during this coronavirus wave due to the higher vaccination rate among older Australians. Meanwhile, Aboriginal health organizations have raised concerns that a lack of data fills “large gaps” in vaccination rates in regional communities, and front-line health workers have raised errors in the immunization record. Australian.
Australia has collected its fifteenth gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics, with Matthew Belcher and William Ryan winning the men’s 470 sailing class. The men’s pursuit team claimed bronze in cycling after a calamitous accident in New Zealand, and Kareena Lee also took bronze in the women’s 10km swimming marathon. 800-meter runner Peter Bol came agonizingly close to securing the first medal of the track and field team competition, only to be run over in the final stages.
Members of Stolen Generations Could Receive $ 378.6 Million in Payments under a new repair plan announced by the Morrison government. Living separated family members as children will receive one-time payments of $ 75,000, as well as an additional “healing assistance payment” of $ 7,000, as part of the Closing the Gap initiative. The prime minister is expected to announce more funding related to the initiative today, including $ 254.4 million for Aboriginal community-controlled health organizations and an additional $ 160 million for child care and early education.
AustraliaThe number of babies born to older mothers has been increasing over time, data published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows. Photographer: Simon Dannhauer / Alamy
The average maternal age of Australian women has increased from 27.1 to 30.8 in the last four decades, with one in four now giving birth at age 35 or older. The number of babies born to women 35 and older has also nearly doubled in the past two decades.
It seems unlikely that the NSW government’s plan for Year 12 students to return to classroom teaching by August 16 will go ahead. with Gladys Berejiklian marking a rethink. HSC exams scheduled for October will still take place.
Sky News anchor Sharri Markson has called YouTube’s one-week suspension of Sky News Australia “the most extreme cancellation of free speech imaginable.” The broadcaster reportedly violated the platform’s Covid medical disinformation policy.
The Dixie fire jumps Highway 89 north of Greenville in Plumas County, California. Photographer: Noah Berger / AP
Hot, dry weather has fueled California’s wildfire explosion once again, with a fire in the north of the state that grew to more than 1,000 square kilometers, prompting the evacuation of another 15,000 residents.
The Taliban have targeted Afghanistan’s acting Defense Minister with a suicide bomb attack and shooting inside Kabul’s high-security Green Zone. The minister was unhurt, but eight others were killed in the attack.
At least 16 people heading to a wedding in Bangladesh were killed by lightning. The group was caught in a storm shortly after disembarking from a ship. More than 200 people are killed each year by lightning during the country’s monsoon season.
Never-before-seen images of John F Kennedy from 1963 have appeared in Ireland. The president is seen traveling in an open sedan car, waving to the cheering crowd, in scenes eerily similar to his assassination months later.
“When I rescue a baby koala whose mother has been killed and I look into their eyes, I can’t help but love them.” Photographer: Jennifer Johnston
As she admits, Angela Christodoulou likes to be busy. So when the four-decade veteran of juggling multiple jobs and managing retail stores finally hit a recession, she turned to koalas. “For as long as I can remember, I have always made friends with animals. As a child I used to collect lizard eggs, hatch them and find penny turtles in various streams around Brisbane. “But since she found Napoleon in 2015, the now 57-year-old went on a spree, rescued 337 koalas, founded the Koala Society of Queensland and planted more than 300 eucalyptus trees in their specialty rehabilitation center.
For the first time in a year, the value of new home loans in Australia has decreased. So is this the end of the race? Greg Jericho stifles that talk. “Oh sweet naive. Of course, no! We are talking about the Australian real estate market here, nothing will stop your madness from continuing! “And with investor spending nearing the 2015 record mark, house prices appear set to continue to climb. In fact, by the end of the year they could be as much as 30% above what they were a year ago. .
This week’s guest curator of the 10 Funniest Things on the Internet is Guardian Australia’s own Naaman Zhou. If you’re looking for genuine charm or uncovering Olivier Giroud’s childhood fears, then you’ve stopped at the right stable.
With data suggesting that only one in four elderly care workers is fully vaccinated, Many in the industry have claimed that government plans for the deployment of vaccination were riddled with shortcomings. In this episode of Full Story, Guardian Australia reporter Chris Knaus explores what went wrong.
As Covid-19 affects the care of the elderly again, why aren’t more workers getting vaccinated?
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The Boomers play Germany in Tokyo. Photographer: Charlie Neibergall / AP
When the Boomers take on Team USA for an Olympic medal, it will be a team of Canberra-made players. And from a program launched in 1981 with “21 athletes and no basketball,” Australia’s dominance in Tokyo has been a long time coming, writes Kieran Pender.
England are off to a rocky start in the first Test against India at Trent Bridge, waste a solid start Be your best for 183. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were India’s top torturers, at 4/46 and 3/28 respectively.
The head of the Covid national working group is developing a Plan B target “the hesitant”, the Australian writes. Lt. Gen. John Frewen also said the time for incentives “was not now” as “Australians are coming” to be vaccinated. Frustrated pharmacists are waiting up to two weeks for vaccine deliveries, informs the Sydney morning herald, with only one in four pharmacists releasing AstraZeneca vaccines due to slow delivery. And a unanimous high court ruling has strengthened entrepreneurship To define contract employment, the Financial review reports, reversing an earlier decision that left certain employers subject to back pay claims worth $ 39 billion.
The Minister of the National Disability Insurance Plan, Linda Reynolds, will appear at a hearing on the investigation into the independent evaluations of the NDIS.
The Grattan Institute will host a webinar titled “Modeling the Spread of Covid in a Reopened Australia”.
And if you’ve read this far …
It is a trigonometric sequence reminiscent of Pythagoras. Except it predates the “father of geometry” by about 1,000 years. That’s the surprising discovery by an Australian mathematician, who may have inadvertently challenged much of what we claim to know by examining a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet.
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