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Doctors worry Trump could be ‘overtreated’ for coronavirus because he’s a VIP

Doctors worry Trump could be ‘overtreated’ for coronavirus because he’s a VIP

President Donald Trump’s doctors are using almost every drug in the Covid-19 arsenal to treat him, worrying some physicians that they might be going overboard because he is a VIP. Trump’s team of doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said over the weekend that the president has taken Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir, Regeneron’s...

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Coronavirus cases rise in Australia’s virus hotspot

Coronavirus cases rise in Australia’s virus hotspot

Australia’s coronavirus hotspot of Victoria state on Tuesday reported a slight rise in new cases, but authorities sought to allay fears by saying they could link most of those infections to known outbreaks. Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, reported one death from the virus in the last 24 hours and 15 cases, its biggest daily...

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Tasmanian Devils reintroduced in mainland Australia

Tasmanian Devils reintroduced in mainland Australia

Tasmanian devils have been reintroduced into the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in 3,000 years. Conservation groups released 26 of the mammals into a large sanctuary in Barrington Tops, north of Sydney. It’s thought that packs of dingoes helped eradicate them on the mainland. There are still some on the island state...

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Fed Budget Aimed at Reducing Unemployment

Fed Budget Aimed at Reducing Unemployment

The federal government could be shelling out stimulus measures for a number of years if it wants to make a lasting impression on the unemployment rate. As its stands, economists expect the deficit could balloon to as much as $240 billion for the 2020/21 financial year after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg hands down his second budget...

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Aussies to benefit from fast-tracked tax cuts in federal budget

Aussies to benefit from fast-tracked tax cuts in federal budget

Personal income tax cuts, which will give people earning $50,000 a year an extra $1000, are expected to be brought forward in the federal budget. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has indicated Tuesday night’s budget will include the fast-tracking of the tax cuts, as the government attempts to boost consumer spending. The tax cuts were due to come into...

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New Zealand PM  lifts coronavirus restrictions in Auckland

New Zealand PM lifts coronavirus restrictions in Auckland

Coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city will be lifted this week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday as she expressed confidence a second wave of COVID-19 infections in Auckland has been almost eliminated. The city will move to alert level 1 from 11.59 p.m. on Wednesday, joining the rest of the country, after...