Free Shingles Vaccine for Australians

Shingles Vaccine Free for Australians aged 70.

A story is going around that the Government is stopping the FREE Shingles Vaccine.

This is one example, currently being shared on Twitter:

The “story” says that at the end of THIS MONTH (Oct 2021) our wonderful Morrison govt are stopping the free … Read the rest

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Flu Deaths in Australia 2016-2021

How many people die from Influenza in Australia?

In 2016, there were 273 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2017, there were 1,181 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2018, there were 148 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2019, there were 902 confirmed Flu deaths.
In 2020, there were 36 confirmed Flu deaths.

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Anti-Diarrhoea Medicine in Australia – Imodium or GastroStop

Imodium and GastroStop are common tablets, or capsules, for the treatment of diarrhoea in Australia.

These medicines both contain Loperamide, but some versions also contain Simethicone.

A common side effect of Loperamide is a build up of excess air or gas in the stomach or bowels, also known as Flatulence.… Read the rest

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Australian Coronavirus Deaths 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Deaths in Australia..

Australia had 21 COVID-19 deaths in October 2020.
All of these were in Victoria.

Australia had 234 COVID-19 deaths in September 2020.
233 of these were in Victoria.  1 was in New South Wales.

Australia had 455 COVID-19 deaths in August 2020.
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Australian COVID-19 Active Cases.

Australian Coronavirus Active Cases, by Date.

In early April 2020, there was a peak of 4,935 active cases of COVID-19 in Australia, with the peak of those classed as critical being 96 cases.

Updated figures for Active cases in Australia:

  • On the 30th June there were 337 active cases.
  • On
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Influenza in Australia 2019-2020

Numbers of Flu cases in Australia.

The number of Flu (Influenza) cases in Australia, during 2020 has been substantially lower than in 2019.  Probably due to the extra precautions (social distancing etc) taken to protect from the COVID-19 coronavirus.

An interesting observation is the numbers of deaths from … Read the rest

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Numbers of Cases of the FLU in Queensland

Flu in Queensland 2019.

The Queensland Premier has announced that there has only been 5,918 cases of the Flu by 10th August this year, in Queensland. This compares to about 41,928, for the same period in 2019, according to figures from www.health.qld.gov.au/…/reports/flu

During this period Queensland has also had 1,091 … Read the rest

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Pharmacy Online – Australia

Pharmacy Online is an Australian Online Chemist.

Launched in 1998 as the first online pharmacy in Australia, Pharmacy Online draws from 40 years’ experience in the prescription drugs and medicine business.

Today, the company has over 300,000 customers in more than 40 countries, and is one of Australia’s most popular … Read the rest

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COVID-19 Deaths at Australian Aged Care Facilities

Aged Care Facility Coronavirus Deaths in Australia.

The first COVID-19 related death at an Aged Care Facility in Australia was reported on the 4th March 2020. Since then, more cases have been reported at these Aged Care homes:

  • Dorothy Henderson Lodge, Macquarie Park, NSW.
  • Opal Care, Bankstown, NSW.
  • Newmarch House,
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