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Scott Morrison insists that Australia will not let Omicron rip, and that it should be respected rather than feared. Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged that Australians have had a “frustrating summer” as the Omicron variant has swept the country, and he announced a new program to entice international students and backpackers back to the country. Mr Morrison said Omicron has caused “great disruption” all over the world in a press conference on Wednesday. Australians must respect Omicron, but not fear it, according to Mr Morrison. ‘You’ve seen lines, you’ve seen rising cases, you’ve seen pressures on hospital systems, you’ve seen…

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Keira Maguire of The Bachelor slams influencers who use Photoshop to make themselves look WORSE in order to gain attention. Many Instagram influencers are well-known for using photo editing apps to hide their physical flaws from their followers. However, Bachelor star Keira Maguire, 35, believes there is a new breed of social media users who use these apps to accentuate their flaws in order to attract attention. ‘There are a lot of attention seekers [on social media], and I see that behavior a lot,’ the influencer said in an interview with the After 20 podcast this week. That’s probably the…

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In 2022, experts predict a shift in the most popular baby names. For the past three years, the most popular baby names in Australia have been Oliver and Isla, but experts predict that by 2022, they will no longer be in the top ten. According to experts, non-traditional names are on the rise, with Hazel expected to become the most popular girl’s name and Albie the most popular boy’s name. According to Sarah Redshaw, managing editor of BabyCentre, names inspired by royalty will resurface. She predicts that variations of Elizabeth, such as Betty, Elsbeth, and even Lilibet, will be popular…

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Children don’t respond well to Covid lateral flow tests. According to a study, Covid lateral flow tests do not work as well on children, raising doubts about their ability to stop the virus from spreading in schools. In the United Kingdom, all secondary school students are encouraged to take LFD tests at least twice a week. However, experts writing in the BMJ’s Evidence-Based Medicine said the rapid kits were not as effective in children as they had hoped. A group of British and German scientists analyzed the efficacy of lateral flows in detecting Covid in young people using data from…

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After his death, the father of a Queensland schoolgirl who vanished in the Blue Mountains vows to ‘get answers.’ The biological father of a schoolgirl who was allegedly murdered and dumped in a barrel by the side of a river has promised to ‘get answers’ about her tragic death. The father, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, paid a heartfelt tribute to his daughter on Wednesday morning, just hours after learning that her body had been discovered a week after she vanished from a property in the Blue Mountains. ‘Bye, lovely girl… We’ll find out what happened to you,…

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A study warns that waiting six hours in A&E before being admitted can increase your risk of death. According to a damning report, waiting at least six hours in A&E before being admitted to hospital increases your risk of dying by nearly 10%. When patients arrive at casualty units, NHS targets state that 95% of them should be seen within four hours. The health-care system, on the other hand, has consistently fallen short of its objectives. In 2021, approximately one million patients faced four-hour waits, with A&E units seeing only 73% of patients within the recommended time frame. Researchers at…

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At a Mexican prison, an inmate discovers a six-day-old boy’s body in a dumpster. Authorities in Mexico are looking into whether a six-day-old infant discovered dead in a prison dumpster was used to smuggle drugs into the facility. An inmate searching for plastic bottles inside several garbage bins at Puebla’s notorious San Miguel Center for Social Reinsertion made the discovery last Tuesday. One of them had a body inside of it, which he discovered. A surgical incision was discovered in the man’s stomach, which he reported to jail officials. The murder was condemned by Reinserta, a non-profit children’s rights advocacy…

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Brenden Aaronson of Red Bull Salzburg is set to receive a higher offer from Leeds United. Leeds United are preparing an improved offer for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson, who is a USA international. The 21-year-old wants to work with Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League, but his club is reportedly reluctant to sell him in this window, having rejected Leeds’ initial bid of just over £15 million. Aaronson has only been with Salzburg for a year, but his high-octane performances for both club and country have piqued the interest of scouts from all over Europe. Leeds had planned…

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Hundreds of Australian cops have been forced to isolate as a result of Covid. Many officers are being isolated as close contacts and are unable to work because Victoria Police has been unable to’source a consistent and reliable supply’ of Rapid Antigen Tests. ‘While Victoria Police has received an initial supply of rapid antigen tests (RATs) and more are on the way, we have not yet been able to source a consistent and reliable supply to cover the number that would be required to test all employees currently isolating,’ according to a statement from Victoria Police. ‘These supply chain issues…

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Unvaccinated cops, ambulance drivers, and medical personnel are paid to do nothing. Unvaccinated Queensland emergency personnel, such as health workers, police officers, and ambulance officers, are being paid to do nothing while they wait for exemptions to return to work, according to new information. According to a source who spoke to The Courier-Mail, up to 1,000 workers in Queensland Health roles may be suspended on full pay while their applications for Covid vaccine exemptions are processed. Workers in a number of high-risk settings, including Queensland Health employees, must be double vaccinated by December 15, according to the Queensland government. Since…

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