It’s finally Friday, which means there will be no more blocking for Melbourne!
It is Matilda boseley here, and instead of leaving my house and taking advantage of my newfound freedom, I’m excited to blog and watch the news week with you.
Although it must be said, today is not all good news.
The Therapeutic Products Administration reported that a 52-year-old New South Wales woman died of a blood clot in the brain, making her the second person to do so out of 3.6 million doses of the vaccine. AstraZeneca Managed.
Of the 48 confirmed and probable cases of people who have developed blood clots after receiving the vaccine, 31 have been discharged from the hospital and are recovering. Fifteen remain in the hospital.
Chief physician Paul kelly says Australia is getting very good at diagnosing and treating the condition, reducing the chances of a blood clotting incident being fatal.
We will continue to learn from these unfortunate circumstances and link it with advice for all practitioners.
Kelly urged people to be informed about early symptoms of the extremely rare condition, but was not deterred from showing up for the jab.
In the south, the wild weather in Victoria that yesterday left more than 200,000 people without electricity, claimed the life of a man and put two volunteers in the hospital.
Police confirmed late Thursday that a man, believed to be in his 60s, was found dead at Woodside in South Gippsland.
A member of the public alerted emergency services Thursday afternoon to a vehicle “nearly submerged” in the flooding, police said in a statement. Officers attended the scene and confirmed that a man had died.
The circumstances of his death are being investigated and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Two SES members were also rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after separate tree-related incidents.
The massive cleanup effort will continue today as the state experiences the end of the wild weather event.
Okay, with that, why don’t we jump into the day?