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Australia Doubles Pfizer Vaccine Order Amid AstraZeneca Clotting Fears

A healthcare professional prepares a dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccineSydney: Australia has doubled its order of the Pfizer Inc COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as the country raced to overhaul its inoculation plan over concerns about the risks of blood clots with the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine.Until late Thursday, Australia based its vaccination programme largely on an AstraZeneca shot, with an order for 50 million doses - enough for the required two shots for its entire 25 million population - to be made domestically by biopharma CSL Ltd.But Australia has now joined a host of countries in restricting use of the vaccine due to clotting concerns. Local health authorities have changed their recommendation to say the country's nearly 12 million people aged...
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Australia Halts AstraZeneca Vaccine For Under 50s Over Blood Clot Concerns

Australia had counted on using AstraZeneca to inoculate most of its population (File)Sydney: Australia on Thursday joined a growing number of countries halting the use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for younger people over fears it can cause serious blood clots.In a further setback for Australia's already halting coronavirus vaccine rollout, officials said the AstraZeneca shot should no longer be given to people under the age of 50, unless they had already received a first dose without any ill effects.Prime Minister Scott Morrison held an evening press conference to announce the decision shortly after the government's medical advisory board decided to follow European and other countries in limiting the use of AstraZeneca."It has not been our practice to jump at shadows, it has n...
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UK-Made AstraZeneca Vaccines Quietly Sent To Australia: Report

The European Union introduced export controls on EU-produced shots in January. (Representational)London: Hundreds of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been flown to Australia from Britain but the source of the shipments was kept quiet to avoid any controversy in Britain, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.As countries race to vaccinate their populations against the coronavirus, the export of immunisations has come into dispute wherever large numbers of people are awaiting a shot. The European Union, hit by delays in vaccine supply, introduced export controls on EU-produced shots in January.The Sydney Morning Herald said that more than 700,000 vaccines flown to Australia were manufactured in Britain and not in Europe as had been widely believed. The shipments arrived aft...
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Indian Premier League: RCB All-Rounder Glenn Maxwell Talks About Bio-Bubble Challenges | Cricket News

Big-hitting Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell says being continuously confined to bio-bubbles can become a "nightmare" and cricketers are leading a "difficult lifestyle" right now to ensure that they continue to do their job. Maxwell, who had his share of problems with mental fatigue in the past, admitted that adjusting to such a life amid the COVID-19 pandemic is definitely taking a toll on players around the world. "It's very difficult (to move from one bubble to other)...you being sheltered from people outside your bio-secure bubble and you get stuck into this never-ending nightmare where you are living the same day over and over again," he sai...
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Washington Sundar Thanks Anand Mahindra For “Wonderful Gift” | Cricket News

Washington Sundar shared a picture with his new gift from Anand Mahindra.© Twitter All-rounder on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to industrialist Anand Mahindra after he gifted SUVs to some of the Indian cricket teams new heroes from the Test series in Australia. Having lost in spectacular fashion in the first Test in Adelaide, followed by captain Virat Kohli's departure, India lost a major part of their squ...
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Indian Premeir League: Fans Go Gaga After Seeing Glenn Maxwell In Royal Challengers Bangalore Colours | Cricket News

RCB shared a picture of Glenn Maxwell batting in what seemed like a practice match.© RCB/Twitter Glenn Maxwell is one of the biggest hitters going around in cricket these days. However, he has not really set the stage alight in the Indian Premier League (IPL), barring the 2014 season where he amassed 552 runs in 16 matches at a strike-rate of 187.75 for Kings XI Punjab, now called Punjab Kings. That was also ...
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Mohammed Siraj Thanks Anand Mahindra For “Beautiful Gift” | Cricket News

Mohammed Siraj's brother and mother received the gift on his behalf from Anand Mahindra.© Instagram The Indian cricket team had to dig deep to pull off a stunning Test series win in Australia earlier this year. Fighting with depleted resources, several youngsters and newcomers stepped up to help India come back from behind to win the series 2-1. Industrialist Anand Mahindra had at the time promised to gift ca...
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Jos Buttler Would Like To See This Australian Star In England Colours | Cricket News

During a Q&A session, Rajasthan Royals (RR) star Jos Buttler lauded Pat Cummins and said that the Australian pacer would fit perfectly in the England cricket team. Buttler is currently preparing for the upcoming IPL 2021, and will be representing Rajasthan. In the video posted on Rajasthan's official Twitter handle, the English wicketkeeper-batsman responded to questions from fans. One fan asked the 30-year-old cricketer to name "one player from outside England who would fit perfectly in your national team?" Responding to the question, Buttler said that he would love to see Cummins represent England."I think I'd go for Pat Cummins. I think Pat C...
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NZ vs AUS: Australia Women’s Cricket Team Sets New World Record In ODIs | Cricket News

Australia Women set a new world record in international cricket on Sunday after beating New Zealand Women by six wickets in the first ODI at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Thanks to the win, Australia broke the all-time record for the most consecutive wins in One-Day Internationals (ODI), going past Ricky Ponting's Australian men's team of 2003. The victory against New Zealand was Australia's 22nd on the trot. The last time the Australian women's cricket team lost in ODIs was way back in October 2017. They've done it!A record-breaking 22 straight ODI wins for the all-conquering @AusWomenCricket team as they defeat NZ by six wickets at Bay Ov...
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Washington Sundar Names His Dog After Cricket Stadium In Australia | Cricket News

Washington Sundar named his dog after the venue in Australia where he made his Test debut.© Twitter Washington Sundar made his Test debut for India largely because an injury kept Ravichandran Ashwin out of the playing XI in the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. He became an instant hero to Indian fans thanks to some brilliant performances with both the bat and ball. He took fou...