Queensland reports 10,476 new cases
Queensland’s Covid update has been released. 10,476 new Covid cases were detected.
Unfortunately, seven people lost their lives overnight.
The hospital is treating 252 people with the virus, including seven people who require treatment in intensive care.
Demand for labor remains strong even as the unemployment rate hits historic lows and is set to fall further, AAP reports.
The National Skills Commission said online job listings rose another 3.6% to 269,700 in February.
Job ads are now 36.2% higher than a year ago and a massive 60.4% above pre-pandemic levels.
Ads increased in all eight occupational groups monitored by the commission, with community and personal service workers leading the way with a 7.6% increase on the month.
Recruitment activity increased in all six states and the ACT but declined 0.5% Northern Territory. The largest increase was recorded in Tasmania with 6.6%.
The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed the unemployment rate has fallen to 4%, a level not seen in almost 14 years. The Federal Minister of Finance Simon Birminghamhinted on Wednesday that next week’s federal budget will point to an unemployment rate below 4% in 2022/23.
However, rising pressures on the cost of living and a fall in consumer confidence are raising concerns about the outlook for household spending – an important foundation for economic growth.
Figures released on Tuesday showed confidence has now fallen to levels last seen in September 2020 Victoria experienced the second Covid-19 wave.
At the same time, consumer inflation expectations have also reached an 11-year high of 6%, almost double the current annual rate of 3.5%.
The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Philip Lowe, has warned inflation could reach at least 4%, while economists believe it could reach 5% or more. Fitch Ratings believes the outlook for global growth has deteriorated significantly as inflationary challenges mount.
in the Queenslandthe health minister, Yvette D’Athwill be speaking to the media at 12.30pm Brisbane time.
Vaccination effect shown on long-term Covid immune response
Vaccine-induced T cells provide a long-lasting immune response to Covid-19, new research from the Doherty Institute has found.
By tracking the responses of Covid patients 15 months after infection, researchers have shown that the body’s T cells provide memory against the virus after vaccination or infection.
dr jennifer juno, A senior research fellow at the Doherty Institute said that despite an initial contraction in the immune response immediately after infection, T cells stabilized at six months and remained the same after 15 months of monitoring:
Although some parts of the immune response are fading, we can now see that T cells that recognize the virus are fairly stable over time. After more than a year, they were still about 10 times higher than in someone who had never been exposed to the spike protein through infection or vaccination.
While B cells are responsible for producing Covid antibodies, T cells help develop the B cell response. Juno said the vaccine boosted T cells up to 30-fold:
In general, we have seen that the vaccines produce the same amount of T cells as someone who has been infected. We also saw that the third dose did an incredible job of reactivating those T cells and boosting levels again.
The member for Goldstein, Tim Wilsonhas responded to the Supreme Court decision allowing the independent nominee Zoe Daniels Campaign signs to be put up before the general election is announced:
The decision is welcome, we have always wanted just one consistent council rule that applies equally to all candidates and now we can proceed to put up our signs in the coming weeks as Simon Holmes did with a court campaign to buy our community’s vote has been doing for months.
Scott Morrison is asked if there are any ways for the government to investigate allegations of bullying Kimberly kitching death after Anthony Albanians said no formal complaint had been filed.
He does not answer directly:
What I find frightening about it is, first, [is] the double standard he applies. He’s quick to throw stones on these issues, but when it comes to meeting the exact standard he wants to set for others, he falls at the first hurdle and goes under. So I think the hypocrisy and double standards I think really doesn’t sit well with Australians.
But the second thing about it is when – when Anton Albanese can’t stand up to the bullies in his own party, how on earth is he going to have the strength to stand up to the bullies in our own region? How will he stand up to the tyrants who want to advance Australia’s interests? That’s not – that’s not a good sign. And so I think our government has made it really clear that we stand up for the interests, we stand up for the building of dams, we stand up for the big projects that make a big difference, that actually propel the prosperity of this nation …
Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison be asked if Bob Katters Opposition to a dam proposal below 395 meters will be worrying ahead of the general election.
The dam would be the largest in Queensland at 2,100 gigalitres.
If we were to facilitate every request that was ever made, there would never be a dam built in this nation, never a railroad built in this nation, never a road built in this nation. And you get to a point where you just have to go, you have to go, go, go, go, move.
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