First death of Illawarra resident from COVID in Wollongong Hospital

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NSW Health has recorded the first COVID-related death of an Illawarra resident at Wollongong Hospital.Four people died in New South Wales in the latest reporting period including the woman in her 80’s from Wollongong.Key points:The first Illawarra resident has died from COVID at Wollongong HospitalNSW Health says the 80 year old woman from Wollongong had one … Read more

Cambodia bat researchers on mission to track origin of COVID-19

Cambodia bat researchers on mission to track origin of COVID-19

STUNG TRENG, Cambodia, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Researchers are collecting samples from bats in northern Cambodia in a bid to understand the coronavirus pandemic, returning to a region where a very similar virus was found in the animals a decade ago.Two samples from horseshoe bats were collected in 2010 in Stung Treng province near Laos … Read more

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties – Newspaper

Pindi records three Covid-19 casualties - Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Three persons succumbed to Covid-19 and 259 cases surfaced in the federal capital and Rawalpindi on Sunday. The weekly positivity ratio in Islamabad dropped to 4.62 per cent while it remained at 7.2pc in Rawalpindi. There were no casualties in the federal capital, however, 192 people were found infected out of 4,289 tests carried … Read more

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as authorities look into contact tracing efforts after an infected traveller transited through Brisbane Airport on their way to the Northern Territory.Key points:The traveller spent four hours in transit at Brisbane Airport while infectiousPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident Queensland has ticked over to 60 per cent with a … Read more

Key data on U.S. J&J, Moderna COVID-19 boosters weeks away, Fauci says

Key data on U.S. J&J, Moderna COVID-19 boosters weeks away, Fauci says

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Data needed to determine the advisability of booster shots of the Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccines is just weeks away, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday.Health officials signaled they expected boosters would ultimately be recommended for a broad swath … Read more

COVID-19 puts Australian gold medallist Madison Wilson in hospital, despite being fully vaccinated

COVID-19 puts Australian gold medallist Madison Wilson in hospital, despite being fully vaccinated

Tokyo gold medal-winning swimmer Madison Wilson has been admitted to hospital having tested positive for COVID-19.Key points:A positive COVID-19 test has forced Madison Wilson out of the International Swim League competitionWilson says she feels “extremely unlucky” to have contracted COVID-19, being fully vaccinated She acknowledged those who have reached out in supportThe 27-year-old is in Italy for … Read more

The great Australian holiday gamble: can we Covid-proof our travel plans? | Australia holidays

Travel is on the mind for many Australians at the moment, whether as a form of lockdown escapism, or an actual escape for those who aren’t currently stuck at home.But given how suddenly states can impose travel restrictions, and fluctuating caps on international arrivals, booking an interstate or overseas trip in the next year carries … Read more

Sept. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 474 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 12 Deaths

Sept. 19, 2021 COVID-19 Update: 474 New Cases in Hawai‘i, 12 Deaths

Longs Drug Store (CVS) offers vaccination by appointment at locations in: Lahaina at the Lahaina Cannery Mall at 1221 Honoapiʻilani Highway; in Kahului at 70 East Kaʻahumanu Ave.; in Kīhei at 41 East Līpoa St.; and in Pukalani at 55 Kiopaʻa St. To pre-register, visit the following website. For a running list of vaccination sites available … Read more

Gordon Brown calls for urgent action to avert ‘Covid vaccine waste disaster’ | Coronavirus

More than 100m Covid vaccine doses are due to expire and be “thrown away” unless global leaders urgently share surplus supplies with the world’s poorest countries, Gordon Brown has warned.The “staggering” number of stockpiled “use now” jabs will be of no use to anyone by December, according to a new report from the research group … Read more

Vaccine inequity mars global Covid-19 vaccination drive

NEW DELHI: At a time when the United States has approved Covid-19 booster shots, just 3.5 per cent of Africans are vaccinated, The Hindu reported on Sunday. Quoting World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Indian newspaper underlined Covid-19 vaccine inequity across the world. On Sept 14, Ghebreyesus revealed that “less than 3.5 … Read more

Scottish Covid vaccine trialists ‘treated like second-class citizens’ | Scotland

Scottish vaccine volunteers are being treated like “second-class citizens” while waiting for the Novavax jab to be approved, an MSP has said, as they continue a months-long fightto have their vaccines recognised on the standard NHS Scotland database.The trialists are worried that the introduction of vaccine passports north of the border next month could put … Read more

After 169 hospitals, a dad finally got the Covid-19 care he needed — and changed dozens of skeptics’ minds

After 169 hospitals, a dad finally got the Covid-19 care he needed -- and changed dozens of skeptics' minds

Just a few weeks ago, the Florida father of six was on a ventilator with Covid-19 pneumonia in both lungs. Like most Americans hospitalized with Covid-19, Walker was not vaccinated.But “all the beds are taken up by Covid victims also getting ECMO treatment,” Susan Walker said at that time. “So now we’re desperately searching outside … Read more

How The Ivermectin Culture Wars Took Off : Shots

How The Ivermectin Culture Wars Took Off : Shots

People opposed to COVID-19 vaccines often embrace ivermectin, a drug that’s been touted as an effective prevention and treatment for COVID-19, which they think is not getting the attention it deserves. Here, an anti-vaccination protester takes part in a rally against vaccine mandates, in Santa Monica, Calif. Ringo Chiu/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle … Read more

Australian gold medal winning Olympic swimmer Madison Madi Wilson hospitalised with Covid-19, coronavirus

Madi Wilson has been hospitalised. Image: Getty/Instagram

Double-vaxxed Olympic swimming champion Madison Wilson says she feels “extremely unlucky” to have been hospitalised with Covid-19.Wilson is currently in Naples, Italy where she is competing with the Los Angeles Current in the International Swim League. The positive diagnosis forced her out of the ISL and into a hospital bed.Kayo is your ticket to the … Read more

Covid-19: Three people test positive for virus in Waikato

Covid-19: Three people test positive for virus in Waikato

Three people in Waikato have returned positive Covid-19 tests after coming into contact with a remand prisoner released on e-monitored bail from Auckland’s Mt Eden Prison. The household members of the remand prisoner reside in Kaiaua/Whakatīwai, Waikato and two of them attend Mangatangi School on the Hauraki Plains. The region and the school are currently … Read more

Three new Covid cases in Waikato – including two Mangatangi School students

Three new Covid cases in Waikato - including two Mangatangi School students

New ZealandUpdated19 Sep, 2021 09:30 AM3 minutes to readThere were 24 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on September 19th.Three members of a Waikato household linked to a remand prisoner with Covid-19 have also tested positive for the virus.One is a child who was symptomatic while at school on Thursday.The three new cases bring … Read more

Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 cases

Pakistan continues to report decline in COVID-19 cases

A healthcare worker administering the coronavirus test on a patient. Photo: fileISLAMABAD: The coronavirus positivity rate in Pakistan remained below 5% for the second consecutive day on Sunday, as coronavirus cases in the country continue to decline. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre’s (NCOC), Pakistan has recorded 2,580 new … Read more

Balochistan reports 30 new Covid infections, active cases drop to 320

Balochistan reports 30 new Covid infections, active cases drop to 320

QUETTA: Balochistan reported 30 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours, citing Corona Operation Cell of the province, ARY News reported on Sunday. Coronavirus active cases have dropped in Balochistan to 320 with addition of 30 new infections reported in the province, the corona operation cell stated. Fresh Covid-19 infections have been reported in … Read more

‘I felt this huge relief’: how antibody injections free the immunosuppressed under Covid | Coronavirus

A proud sports mom, Shantay Brown longs to pack into a crowded stadium for her son’s Ohio State football games and scream her face off over the action on the field.But as with so many other simple pleasures in the age of Covid-19, nothing is that simple for Brown. The 47-year-old Missouri resident takes immunosuppressant … Read more

Victoria’s roadmap out of COVID lockdown released by Premier Daniel Andrews

Daniel Andrews, in a suit, speaks to reporters in front of a purple health department backdrop.

Melbourne will be in lockdown until late October and greater freedoms will be granted to fully vaccinated Victorians once 80 per cent of the eligible population has been double dosed, the state’s roadmap has revealed.Key points:Premier Daniel Andrews has warned there will be “very difficult days” ahead for the state’s health systemA 70 per cent … Read more

Covid claims 21 lives amid declining positivity rate in high-risk districts – Newspaper

Covid claims 21 lives amid declining positivity rate in high-risk districts - Newspaper

PESHAWAR: Twenty-one coronavirus patients died and 334 people were infected with the virus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday amid declining positivity rate in high-risk districts. The province’s overall Covid-19 positivity rate declined to 5.9 per cent for the first time during the last more than one month, a health department report said. According to the … Read more

ACT records 17 new cases of COVID-19, with 12 infectious in the community

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The ACT has recorded 17 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Twelve of those cases spent some time infectious in the community.Six of the new cases are yet to be linked to other known cases or transmission sites.Eight people are in hospital with the virus —two people are in intensive care and one is requiring ventilation.Of … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more

Covid-19: Pair arrested in Wellington after allegedly travelling from Auckland

Covid-19: Pair arrested in Wellington after allegedly travelling from Auckland

​Two people have been arrested after allegedly travelling from Auckland to Wellington during alert level 4. A police spokesperson confirmed to Stuff a 24-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man had been arrested in Wellington on Saturday after allegedly travelling from Auckland in breach of alert level restrictions. “They have been charged with failing to comply … Read more

Quebec reports 821 new COVID-19 cases, 80% of which are inadequately vaccinated

Quebec reports 821 new COVID-19 cases, 80% of which are inadequately vaccinated

*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Quebec counted 837 new COVID-19 cases and not 821. Quebec reported 821 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths on Saturday.Health officials say about 80 per cent of new infections involve people who are not adequately vaccinated — which means either not vaccinated … Read more

Victoria’s COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

Victoria's COVID-19 exposure sites include Mercy Hospital for Women, more schools and childcare

A women’s hospital in Melbourne’s north has been deemed a tier 1 COVID-19 exposure site, sending all exposed patients into quarantine. The Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg confirmed a patient tested positive to COVID-19 after visiting a women’s outpatient clinic.”The hospital is taking an exceptionally cautious approach and in line with Department of Health advice … Read more

Australian government was warned last year of potential shortage of COVID and arthritis drug Tocilizumab

A woman with dark hair smiles as she poses for a photo with her young son in front of a trampoline.

The Australian government was warned more than a year ago of a potential shortage of a drug used to treat COVID-19 sufferers, but did nothing to procure stockpiles of the medication.Key points:Arthritis patients are struggling to access Tocilizumab, marketed as Actemra, because it is being used to treat COVIDThe Department of Health says it is … Read more

Object lesson: Michael Craig-Martin’s paintings of ​Covid era items – in pictures | Art and design

Lockdown was a productive time for Michael Craig-Martin: most of the works in his new show at Amsterdam’s Reflex gallery were created in its grip. He continued his longstanding project of painting everyday objects in minimal style, their clean lines and smooth surfaces reflecting the blandness at the heart of consumer culture. This time, among … Read more

Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites | Coronavirus

Dozens of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Amazon, Ted Baker and Asos, have been advertising on websites that spread Covid-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it has emerged. The companies, as well as an NHS service, are among a string of household names whose ads appear to have helped fund websites that host false and … Read more

S’pore’s new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

S'pore's new Covid-19 cases cross 1,000 mark; unvaccinated man, 90, dies from complications, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Singapore saw its 60th Covid-19 fatality when an unvaccinated 90-year-old man died on Friday (Sept 17), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Saturday. Singapore also saw more than 1,000 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, with a total of 1,009 new cases reported, the highest daily number since April 23 last year. The man had … Read more

Indiana University Health workers refuse Covid-19 vaccine, lose jobs

Indiana University Health workers refuse Covid-19 vaccine, lose jobs

“Indiana University Health has put the safety and well-being of patients and team members first by requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 1,” said Berkley Rios, an Indiana University Health spokeswoman. “After a two-week unpaid suspension period ending Sept. 14, a total of 125 employees, the equivalent of 61 full time … Read more

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Government faces tough alert level decision

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Government faces tough alert level decision

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the community on September 18th. Video / NZ Herald The Government will face one of its toughest decisions yet when it meets on Monday to decide whether Auckland should drop to level 3 restrictions, Covid commentators say.Health teams might not have all the answers about where and … Read more

Two professional Strictly dancers reported to have refused Covid jabs | Strictly Come Dancing

Two professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing have reportedly refused to be vaccinated against Covid, causing complications before the show’s return on Saturday night.The BBC’s flagship dance contest will return to screens on 18 September with a pre-recorded launch show revealing which professional dancer each competitor has been matched with, before the live show kicks … Read more

Covid in Senegal: Vaccine Demand Grows but Supply Is Short

Covid in Senegal: Vaccine Demand Grows but Supply Is Short

But nurses like Ms. Sy have had to turn many others away.When Covid vaccines were first available, she said, many older people had shown up, but young people had been more hesitant, both to get vaccinated or, if they were sick, to get tested.“For some people, until they experience it, or witness it, they will … Read more

IPL resumes in UAE after COVID-19 disruption

IPL resumes in UAE after COVID-19 disruption

DUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – More than four months after the COVID-19 outbreak halted the world’s richest Twenty20 tournament, the Indian Premier League resumes in Dubai on Sunday with a mouth-watering clash between the IPL’s two most successful franchises — Mumbai and Chennai.With India grappling with a surge of COVID-19 cases, the eight-team league was … Read more

They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment

They Shunned Covid Vaccines but Embraced Antibody Treatment

Lanson Jones did not think that the coronavirus would come for him. An avid tennis player in Houston who had not caught so much as a cold during the pandemic, he had refused a vaccine because he worried that it would spoil his streak of good health.But contracting Covid shattered his faith in his body’s … Read more

Abu Dhabi cancels COVID-19 entry testing for UAE travellers

Abu Dhabi cancels COVID-19 entry testing for UAE travellers

A security guard wearing protective equipment watches over patients queuing to be tested, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher PikeDUBAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi will cancel COVID-19 testing requirements to enter the emirate for travellers from the UAE … Read more

Covid antibody drug Ronapreve to be given to vulnerable NHS patients | NHS

A drug given to the former US president Donald Trump when he had coronavirus last year is to be used to treat vulnerable NHS hospital patients.Last month, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, heralded Ronapreve as the first treatment designed specifically for Covid-19 to receive regulatory approval in the UK.The Department of Health and Social Care … Read more

Victoria and NSW Covid lockdown protests: violent clashes as police arrest demonstrators | Victoria

Victoria police clashed with anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon, as the Australian state recorded another 535 new coronavirus cases and one death.Around 1,000 protesters gathered in the north-eastern suburbs of Richmond and Hawthorne, forced to make a last-minute change of location after 2,000 police officers formed a “ring of steel” around the Melbourne … Read more

Nicki Minajs fans back rappers Covid 19 jab claims by marching at CDC HQ

Nicki Minajs fans back rappers Covid 19 jab claims by marching at CDC HQ

Web Desk September 18, 2021 Nicki Minaj’s fans lent their support to the rapper’s shocking Covid-19 vaccine claim by marching at the Atlanta HQ of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The protest saw more than a dozen supporters backing Nicki’s claims, which includes that a cousin’s friend was left impotent after the vaccine. … Read more

‘Burnt out’: Philippine nurses battle Covid, resignations – World

'Burnt out': Philippine nurses battle Covid, resignations - World

MANILA: Exhausted nurses in the Philippines are struggling to care for patients as colleagues contract Covid-19 or quit a profession that was dangerously understaffed even before the pandemic. The country is enduring a record rise in infections, fuelled by the Delta variant, with the health department reporting a nursing shortfall of more than 100,000 — … Read more

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

A man receives his vaccination at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSept 18 (Reuters) – Singapore’s primary schools will shift to home-based learning for 10 days ahead of a key national examination, the education ministry said on Saturday, as the country reported 935 new COVID-19 cases the previous … Read more

ACT records 15 new COVID-19 cases as restrictions ease slightly and school holidays begin

A woman runs behind a bike rack.

The ACT has recorded 15 new COVID-19 cases, at least seven of which spent part of their infectious period in the community and eight currently unlinked to other known cases or clusters.Eight people are currently in hospital with the virus, and one of those remains in intensive care requiring ventilation.Only two of the new cases were in quarantine … Read more

U.S. FDA advisers recommend COVID-19 boosters for 65 and older after rejecting broad approval

U.S. FDA advisers recommend COVID-19 boosters for 65 and older after rejecting broad approval

Sept 17 (Reuters) – Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval.The panel also recommended that the FDA include healthcare workers and others at high … Read more

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News

As of Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, 86.5% (4,008,076) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.9% (3,659,495) have received their second dose.In addition, 87.0% (3,764,087) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 79.8% (3,452,697) have received their second dose.B.C. is … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: School rules updated as 57 more cases confirmed in province

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: School rules updated as 57 more cases confirmed in province

New Brunswick has updated its COVID-19 public school guidelines, including banning unvaccinated students 12 and older from sports, and is asking parents to drive bused students, if possible, as case counts continue to spike across the province. The changes, less than two weeks into the school year, come as Public Health announced 57 new cases … Read more

White House says U.S. can roll out COVID boosters next week

White House says U.S. can roll out COVID boosters next week

WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The United States is ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccine booster shots next week but only if health regulators approve the plan, White House officials said on Friday.In August, President Joe Biden said the government would provide boosters in the week of Sept. 20 to address waning vaccine immunity and … Read more