Pfizer deal allows COVID pill distribution in developing countries

Pfizer has struck a deal to allow the production and distribution of a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment pill. Early November clinical trial results suggest the pill slashes risks of hospitalization and even death by 89 per cent among at-risk adults. A deal struck between vaccine manufacturer Pfizer and UN-backed not-for-profit organisations Medicines Patent…

Gathering of Russian soldiers at Ukraine border raises concerns

An uncharacteristic build-up of Russian military officials at their border with Ukraine has raised concerns with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg has called the accumulation of Russian forces “large and unusual”. Almost 100,000 Russian soldiers have gathered at the Ukraine border, according to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “We have…

NT covid cluster grows, concerns raised for First Nations populations

The Northern Territory is currently facing a growing Covid-19 outbreak which has largely infected First Nations peoples in the Katherine and Robinson River regions. The total number of infections within this cluster currently stands at 19. The cluster has been developing since the beginning of November, with health officials announcing yesterday that a three-week-old girl…