Medical regulators likely to approve Pfizer vaccine for five- to 11-year-olds ahead of January rollout

COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be rolled out to Australian children from early January once regulators give Pfizer their approval. Australia will become one of the first countries in the world to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11-year-olds, after Israel and the United States. The European Union will also begin rolling out the … Read more

The small satellites that connect cows, cars and shipping containers to the internet

Scientists monitoring the health of Adélie penguins in the ice-covered wasteland of Antarctica manage their cameras thousands of miles away — via tiny satellites orbiting above our heads. Energy companies are exploring using the same technology to monitor hard-to-reach wind farms; shipping container tracking logistics companies; and farms to care for livestock. It even helped … Read more

Lilly’s Covid-19 Antibody Treatment Approved for Use in Children

The monoclonal antibody drug from Eli Lilly & Co. is approved for emergency use in children under 12, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The approval is the first for an antibody drug to treat young children, including newborns, who have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to the virus and who … Read more

Biden government tries to prevent possible Russian invasion of Ukraine

US President Joe Biden talks about his administration’s plan to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with the emergence of the Omicron variant, during his visit to the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, US, December 2 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Friday it was in talks with Congress … Read more

I miss my new best friends the Beatles

I’m desperate to hang out with the Beatles a little more, and I know I’m not the only one feeling this. I miss Paul, John, George and Ringo. I feel like we had such a great Thanksgiving weekend together – they made iconic songs, sipped tea and bickered a bit, and me on the couch, … Read more

Apple’s iPhone successor comes into view

If you thought the fuss about Facebook, virtual reality, and the metaverse was a lot, wait until next year. In 2022, Apple is expected to unveil something that will get at least as much attention: a head-mounted device that has the potential to become the second-biggest thing after the iPhone. Meta Platforms, as Facebook’s parent … Read more

Lilly’s Covid-19 Antibody Treatment Approved for Use in Children

The monoclonal antibody drug from Eli Lilly & Co. is approved for emergency use in children under 12, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The approval is the first for an antibody drug to treat young children, including newborns, who have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed to the virus and who … Read more

Coronavirus crisis: BHP’s Mt Arthur vaccine mandate not legalized by Fair Work

A decision to ban unvaccinated workers from a NSW mine has been declared illegal by the Fair Work Commission. The decision does not necessarily pave the way to repeal all workplace vaccine mandates across the country. But it does pave the way for individual orders that can be challenged on a case-by-case basis. In October, … Read more

Koch network rocked by affair scandal, donor departure, discrimination lawsuit

In this file photo from February 26, 2007, Charles Koch, head of Koch Industries, talks passionately about his new book on Market Based Management. Bo Rader | Tribune News Service | Getty Images The libertarian political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, backed by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, has been rocked by an alleged extramarital affair … Read more

Sisters travel to Washington, DC for prayer vigil | News

Sister Editha Ben has seen military violence and intimidation that drives families to leave their homes in search of a better life. She is from the Philippines and recalls her family’s home being raided and the local mayor ambushed by politically motivated attacks. “Our family was threatened,” she said. “I saw the violence and the … Read more