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Vietnam reports second COVID-19 death – Australian Associated Press

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Vietnam has reported more than two dozen new cases of the coronavirus while a second man has died of virus complications a day after the country recorded its first death from COVID-19.

Of the 28 new cases, 20 are from Danang hospitals, six from local community transmissions in Danang and two Vietnamese citizens returning from Indonesia.

Vietnam had been seen as a global success story in combating the coronavirus, with no deaths and no confirmed cases of local…



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Vic expands tests, ‘patient zero’ ID’d

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New COVID-19 testing sites will be opened in Victoria’s major regional centres as reports emerge over the identity of “patient zero” for the state’s deadly second wave.

The Age newspaper is reporting leaked emails identify a night duty manager at one of the quarantine hotels in Melbourne’s CBD reported coming down with coronavirus on May 25, presumably contracting it from a returned traveller.

The botched program that used private security guards has long been blamed for sparking the second…



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Biden calls for nationwide mask mandate – Australian Associated Press

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Joe Biden is calling for a nationwide protective mask mandate, citing health experts’ predictions that it could save 40,000 lives in the US over the next three months.

“Wearing the mask is less about you contracting the virus,” Biden said. “It’s about preventing other people from getting sick.”

The Democratic presidential candidate also responded to those who push back against such mandates.

“This is America. Be a patriot. Protect your fellow…



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What happens if we don’t get vaccine? Get used to living with COVID – The New Daily

There are over 175 COVID-19 vaccines in development. But what will happen if we do not successfully create a coronavirus vaccine?

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Almost all government strategies for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic are based on the idea that one of these vaccine candidates will eventually provide widespread protection against the virus and enable us all to return to our normal lives.But theres no guarantee that this will happen.Even in the most promising cases, we cant yet be sure that any vaccine will permanently prevent people from catching COVID-19 and enable the disease to be gradually eradicated, or at least contained to limite…

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