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Isolating Indian families find relief in NGOs’ home-cooked meals 

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  As Sydneysiders grapple with the Omicron wave, Kogarah resident Ekta Sharma found herself in a 10-day isolation situation after she and her husband received positive PCR test results just after...

COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11

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  Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program has been extended to children aged 5 to 11 years. This is because the Australian Government accepted recommendations from Australia’s...

COVID-19 travel: a passage to India

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  With international borders open at last, my wife and I decided to bring in the new year with our loved ones back home, for...

Travelling to India? Airport PCR tests will give you results in 90 mins

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  Multiple COVID-19 testing sites across Australia have been temporarily closed due to massive numbers of people lining up for PCR testing. If you're travelling...
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“$40 for 2 tests”: Aussies unhappy with RAT prices

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  With Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday ruling out government funding free rapid coronavirus tests, consumers are unhappy with RATs prices especially since free...

Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

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  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
Frontline worker Parita Patel (inset). Image supplied

‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

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  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...
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Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccine information for people vaccinated overseas

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  Everyone in Australia 12 years of age and over can have a free COVID-19 vaccine at participating pharmacies, doctors' clinics, and government clinics. While...

Taking your first rapid antigen test? 7 tips for an accurate result

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  You can now buy rapid antigen tests in supermarkets and pharmacies to test yourself at home for COVID-19 in about 15 minutes. You’ll get your...
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COVID-19 booster doses are now available

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  On 28 October 2021, the Australian Government announced COVID-19 vaccination booster doses for people 18 years of age and older. Read on to find out...

COVID-19 vaccines free and available for everyone over 12 years of age

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  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to everyone in Australia. We have all had to make changes in our lives to keep ourselves,...

Covaxin now recognised in Australia

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  Covaxin, India’s vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Bharat BioTech, is now recognised in Australia. This is welcome news for India’s international students who have been...

India’s Covishield is now a “recognised” vaccine in Australia

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The Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration  (TGA) has ruled that the Covishield (AstraZeneca/Serum Institute of India) vaccine is a "recognised" vaccine. The announcement comes close...
New South Wales residents ready for an ease of restrictions as life seeks normalcy. Source: Canva

Relying on vaccination in NSW isn’t enough – there’s more to sustained freedom

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  The latest New South Wales roadmap to recovery outlines a range of freedoms for fully vaccinated people in the state when 80% of those...

Your questions about work and vaccinations, answered

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  Can my employer force me to get vaccinated? The simple answer is no. The more realistic answer is, it depends.  An employer cannot force...
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Children are losing caregivers to COVID: they need support

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  Children have a very low risk of death or severe disease from COVID-19. As a result, they have not been a core focus in the pandemic...

Australia finally backed a plan to let developing countries make cheap COVID-19 vaccines

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  After months of holding out, Australia has at last joined other members of the World Trade Organisation in backing a waiver of patents and...

Home vaccination program for people who are housebound

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  The Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks (CESPHN) have developed the Vax at Home program which is being coordinating across South Eastern Sydney...

#MissionJab: Pawan Luthra on ABC Radio

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  This morning, Indian Link CEO Pawan Luthra was invited on ABC Radio to introduce our new vaccination campaign #MissionJAB! Pawan revealed to ABC Radio the...

India’s vaccine rollout is ignoring many inequities in its society

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  Some 6 months after India began what is said to be the largest COVID-19 vaccination drive in the world, equitable distribution has been a...
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Vaccine selfies show people doing civic duty and encouraging the community

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  Have you been vaccinated yet? And if you have, are you one of a growing number of people who posted a selfie on social...
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209 Australian kids stranded in India, with special legal rights we must not ignore

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  The latest Senate estimates hearings revealed there were more than 200 Australian children stuck in India without their parents, up from 173 last month. Department of Foreign...
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It’s not the ‘Indian variant’, it’s the Kappa variant

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  In an attempt to avoid further stigmatisation of countries and communities due to COVID-19 variant names, a new naming convention was announced by Maria...
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Returning from India, emotionally and physically shattered

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  An army of PPE-clad officials greets us as we come off the flight bridge at Melbourne airport. They’re directing us to sanitise our hands,...
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5 things you didn’t know about pandemics

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  Here's a list of things you probably didn't know about global pandemics throughout history. Let's jump right into it. 1. The first recorded pandemic happened...

After COVID-19 and the latest violence, what now for the school children of Palestine?

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  Schools in Gaza had only recently begun reopening after COVID-19 when the recent escalation in violence shut them down again. For students, it was...

Four cases in Melb as vaccine push rolls on… what if I’ve already been...

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News of four new positive cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne’s northern suburbs has prompted renewed discussion about the vaccine rollout. The Victorian department of health is urging people to...
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From faith leaders to office workers: 5 ways we can all be COVID vaccine...

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  Yesterday, we heard from a nurse at one of Victoria’s mass vaccination clinics who said she’d administered just one vaccine in an eight-hour shift. She...
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What is mucormycosis, the fungal infection affecting patients in India?

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  This week we’ve seen reports of an infection called mucormycosis, often termed “black fungus”, in patients with COVID, or who are recovering from COVID,...
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70 of 150 Australians in repatriation flight from India denied seats

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  The first repatriation flight from India since the travel ban might arrive at less than half capacity after nearly 40 Australians have tested positive...

Podcasts

Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

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  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
Frontline worker Parita Patel (inset). Image supplied

‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

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  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...
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  Sydney’s GURPREET SINGH tells RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA about his work with Corrective Services NSW. My job title Deputy Superintendent Classifications and Placement, at the Silverwater Correctional...
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