Hi there. It’s Wednesday, December 8 and you’re reading The Loop, a quick wrap-up of the news you need to know about.
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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to be used as a booster shot in adults — so now it’s over to ATAGI to give final clearance.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says subject to those final green lights, Australians “will have two options for boosters very, very shortly” after Pfizer boosters were approved not long ago
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ATAGI’s also in the process of making its final decision on approving the Pfizer vaccine for kids aged five to 11.
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WHAT A START TO THE ASHES!
Australia’s new Test captain Pat Cummins probably couldn’t have asked for a better first day as leader, with the Aussies bowling England all out for 147 before tea and taking five wickets of his own in the process.
Sharing the hype was Mitchell Starc, who firmly stamped his name in the history books by bowling Rory Burns out with the very first ball of the series (and a shout-out to Cameron Green, who took his very first Test wicket).
A storm delayed the resumption of play after England’s last wicket fell, but the rain is clearing so there’s still a chance we could see some more play today.
Here’s a quick look at the situation at the delay on day one:
- England all out for 147
- Australia yet to bat
- Pat Cummins — five wickets off 13.1 overs
- Jos Butler — 39 runs off 58 balls
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