COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update – 17 August, 2022 12pm | Ministry of Health NZ


Dr Andrew Old, Deputy-Director General and head of the Public Health Agency, will hold a media briefing at 12 noon today to provide an update on COVID-19 response and the winter health response.

Dr Old will be joined by Dr Pete Watson, Interim National Medical Director, Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand.

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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update – 4 August, 2022 12pm | Ministry of Health NZ


The Ministry will host a media briefing to provide updates on the response to the Omicron outbreak at 12 noon today.

Dr Andrew Old, head of the Public Health Agency, will be joined by Dr Nick Chamberlain, National Director of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand’s National Public Health Service.

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COVID-19 infections rise among children l ABCNL


ABC News medical contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses the latest on COVID as infections rise among children and a highly infectious omicron subvariant continues to spread across the country.

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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update – 27 July, 2022 12pm | Ministry of Health NZ


The Ministry will host a media briefing to provide updates on the response to the Omicron outbreak at 12:00pm today.

The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will hold a media conference.

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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update – 19 July, 2022 12:30pm | Ministry of Health NZ


The Ministry will host a media briefing to provide updates on the response to the Omicron outbreak at 12:00pm today.

The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will be joined by Deputy Director-General, Public Health Agency Dr Andrew Old.

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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update – 14 July, 2022 12:30pm | Ministry of Health NZ


The briefing will be attended by Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and Te Whatu Ora Chief Executive Margie Apa.

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Growing concerns over highly transmissible COVID-19 subvariant


ABC News medical contributor and physician at Stanford Children’s health Dr. Alok Patel discusses the latest on the highly transmissible subvariant as Moderna prepares its variant-specific booster.
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New data shows Americans keep getting reinfected with COVID-19


Dr. Alok Patel, an ABC News contributor and Stanford Children’s Health physician, discusses 1.6 million cases of reinfection as new variants emerge.

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COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) update – 8 June, 2022 1pm | Ministry of Health NZ


The Ministry’s Chief Science Advisor, Dr Ian Town will host a media briefing at 1.30pm today to provide updates on the COVID-19 response – specifically, on the surveillance measures for monitoring new variants of the virus in Aotearoa.

Dr Town will be joined by the Ministry’s Chief Testing Advisor, Kirsten Beynon, and the Ministry’s Lead Science Advisor, Dr Fiona Callaghan.

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New COVID-19 hotspots emerge as US reports rise in cases


ABC News Medical Contributor Dr. Alok Patel discusses the uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases as the CDC reports infections are up 22% nationwide from last week.

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