Severe Covid infection doubles chances of dying in following year – study | Coronavirus

Patients who survive severe Covid are more than twice as likely to die over the following year than those who remain uninfected or experience milder virus symptoms, a study says.The research, published in Frontiers in Medicine, suggests that serious coronavirus infections may significantly damage long-term health, showing the importance of vaccination.The increased risk of dying … Read more

91% of surveys about Bitcoin and crypto are totally wrong

91% of surveys about Bitcoin and crypto are totally wrong

When Tony Richards, the Head of Payments Policy at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), read the recent survey results from Finder’s Crypto Report saying that almost one in five Australians owned crypto, he didn’t believe it for a second.However, the results had already been widely published around the country, gracing headlines for weeks. They … Read more

The Wolf of Wall Street says the dogs of crypto coins are a scam and their creators should be jailed

The Wolf of Wall Street says the dogs of crypto coins are a scam and their creators should be jailed

Cryptocurrency meme coins are wolves in dogs’ clothing and their creators should be thrown in jail, according to a Wall Street expert.The real-life Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, says “s***coins” like Shiba Inu and Dogecoin are outright scams with no value and no use.Both coins, which share the name and mascot of a breed … Read more

Four die in Peshawar as govt expedites Covid vaccination – Newspaper

Four die in Peshawar as govt expedites Covid vaccination - Newspaper

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recorded four more mortalities, all from Peshawar, due to coronavirus and 80 new cases on Tuesday as health department ordered acceleration of vaccination efforts to inoculate the target population. Health Secretary Mohammad Tahir Orakzai issued a notification regarding launching a special three-day drive from December 1 to December 3. It said that … Read more

Covid-19: Everyone at Bay of Plenty school a close contact, must self-isolate

Covid-19: Everyone at Bay of Plenty school a close contact, must self-isolate

SunLiveTe Ākau Ki Pāpāmoa School in Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, is closed after more students tested positive for Covid-19.All the people who work or learn at Te Ākau ki Pāpāmoa School are considered close contacts of Covid cases, after more students tested positive. All students and staff, including teachers and support staff, at the Pāpāmoa … Read more

Crypto Payments Firm TripleA Granted MAS License

Crypto Payments, TripleA, Monetary Authority Singapore License

Asian cryptocurrency payments company TripleA is the first standard payment institution to secure a digital payment token license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, according to a company announcement Tuesday (Nov. 30). TripleA’s cryptocurrency license allows the firm to offer end-to-end cryptocurrency payment services for businesses, including crypto payments, crypto … Read more

Courts block two Biden administration COVID vaccine mandates

Courts block two Biden administration COVID vaccine mandates

Nov 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration was blocked on Tuesday from enforcing two mandates requiring millions of American workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a key part of its strategy for controlling the spread of the coronavirus.U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty in Monroe, Louisiana, temporarily blocked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) … Read more

Crypto: 7 On Your Side Investigates currency and confusion

Crypto: 7 On Your Side Investigates currency and confusion

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — It’s called cryptocurrency: Mayor-elect Eric Adams wants to get paid in it, and he wants it taught in schools.But what is it? And what should you watch out for?Some stores in New York City are accepting cryptocurrency as payment, and there are Bitcoin ATMs throughout the area that turns cash … Read more

‘Midwest Is the Current COVID Hot Spot,’ According to Dr. Allison Arwady – NBC Chicago

‘Midwest Is the Current COVID Hot Spot,’ According to Dr. Allison Arwady – NBC Chicago

Cases are rising in several Midwest states as temperatures cool and people head inside this winter, making the area the “current COVID hot spot,” according to Chicago’s top doctor. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady noted Tuesday that Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin “currently have the highest rates of COVID-19 in the country … Read more

Victoria records 1,179 COVID-19 cases and six deaths

Pedestrians walk across a crossing on a Moonee Ponds street, with Christmas decorations hanging from shops.

Victoria has recorded 1,179 new COVID-19 infections and six deaths, taking the death toll in the current Delta outbreak to 518.The new cases were detected from 74,252 test results processed on Tuesday, and take the state’s number of active infections to 11,959.There are 299 COVID-19 patients in Victorian hospitals, with 43 active cases in intensive care and 18 patients on ventilators.The state’s … Read more

Jack Dorsey chases crypto, fintech dream post Twitter

Jack Dorsey chases crypto, fintech dream post Twitter

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and fintech firm Square, sits for a portrait during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain, June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 30 (Reuters) – At a packed Miami conference in June, Jack Dorsey, mused in front of thousands of attendees about where his … Read more

South African Company Nears License to Sell J. & J. Covid Shot Across Africa

South African Company Nears License to Sell J. & J. Covid Shot Across Africa

The South African drug maker Aspen Pharmacare announced on Tuesday that it was finalizing the first agreement to control production of a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa.The deal, with Johnson & Johnson, would allow Aspen to bottle and market the Johnson & Johnson vaccine across Africa under the brand name Aspenovax. Aspen would then have the … Read more

Facebook’s top crypto executive David Marcus is leaving the company – TechCrunch

Facebook’s top crypto executive David Marcus is leaving the company – TechCrunch

Facebook parent company Meta is losing its top crypto executive later this year. David Marcus who leads crypto unit Novi and previously helmed the company’s Messenger unit, announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the company later this year. Marcus joined Facebook in 2014. His departure marks another major exit from a long-time Facebook executive … Read more

Why Social Security retirement claims have not surged amid Covid-19

Why Social Security retirement claims have not surged amid Covid-19

A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.Getty ImagesOne of the most immediate effects at the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak early last year was an upheaval in the workforce.Now, almost two years later, data suggests only one cohort of older workers accelerated their retirement plans — those ages 70 and up.Consequently, there has likely … Read more

France records highest one-day tally in COVID-19 cases since April

France records highest one-day tally in COVID-19 cases since April

A COVID-19 patient connected to a ventilator tube in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Centre Cardiologique du Nord private hospital in Saint-Denis, near Paris, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic in France, May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit TessierRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterPARIS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – France has registered 47,177 new confirmed … Read more

Controlling the crypto genie – The Hindu

Controlling the crypto genie - The Hindu

Cryptocurrencies cannot be controlled unless all nations work together, which is unfortunately a remote possibility Elon Musk may be the real crypto piper, for cryptocurrencies dance to his tunes. Crypto prices shot up when Tesla announced that it has invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and when Mr. Musk said that Tesla would accept Bitcoin as … Read more

Results on suspect Covid samples expected tomorrow

Covid hospitalisations up 20% in the last week

Results are expected tomorrow on a number of Covid-19 samples being sequenced at the National Virus Reference Laboratory to see if any contain the Omicron variant of concern. The Government yesterday said that 11 positive tests were being further examined to see whether or not they were the new Omicron variant. Earlier, the Health Service … Read more

The metaverse is a massive opportunity for crypto that calls for new platforms and tokens, Bank of America strategist says | Currency News | Financial and Business News

An art exhibit depicting the metaverse.

Viewers take in the art installation “Machine Hallucinations – Space: Metaverse” by Refik Anadol.Tyrone Siu/Reuters The metaverse is a massive opportunity for the crypto space, according to a Bank of America strategist. BofA’s Haim Israel predicted that cryptocurrencies will finally be used widely for transactions in virtual worlds. He said crypto-based platforms will need developing, … Read more

Delta vs. Omicron: More mutations don’t necessarily make a meaner Covid-19 virus

Delta vs. Omicron: More mutations don't necessarily make a meaner Covid-19 virus

But doctors want to remind Americans that they’re already facing a pretty formidable coronavirus variant, and that’s Delta.Delta managed to take over the entire United States in a matter of weeks in early summer, changing the outlook for a country that was rolling out vaccines and hope with equal speed.”In late June, the seven-day moving … Read more

Covid travel restrictions: Do they work?

Covid travel restrictions: Do they work?

(CNN) — Governments are trying to buy time with a rash of new travel restrictions as they figure out the potential impact of Omicron.But the restrictions are being criticized by some officials and medical experts as ineffective and potentially damaging to global coronavirus tracking.”I think this is really an illusion of protection,” CNN medical analyst … Read more

Crypto’s impact on sanctions: Are regulators’ concerns justified?

Crypto's impact on sanctions: Are regulators' concerns justified?

The use of cryptocurrencies to evade international sanctions from various international governmental organizations like the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, among others, has been a concern for regulators ever since the creation of cryptocurrencies.The rapidly increasing adoption of digital currencies in the last two years makes this discussion … Read more

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 30

What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 30

Recent developments: What’s the latest? The scientists watching Ottawa’s wastewater for COVID-19 say the new omicron coronavirus variant hasn’t escaped their testing and they’re starting to collect data about how prevalent it may be in the community. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) confirmed two more positive cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the … Read more

New exchange-traded crypto funds launching in Canada today will be 1st to pay monthly yield

New exchange-traded crypto funds launching in Canada today will be 1st to pay monthly yield

A Toronto-based money manager that launched the world’s first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) earlier this year is unveiling three new funds on the TSX Tuesday that will be the first crypto assets trading on stock markets that will pay out a monthly yield. The new funds from Purpose Investments target investors looking to put their money into the … Read more

Covid omicron variant linked to vaccine inequality, experts say

Covid omicron variant linked to vaccine inequality, experts say

Rich countries can’t say they weren’t warned.For almost as long as Covid-19 has been around, scientists, academics and campaigners have called on wealthy nations to share vaccines around the world — not only to protect people in those countries, but also to reduce the risk of new mutant variants emerging that could evade vaccines for everyone.Those sounding the alarm … Read more

EU could approve shot against new Covid variant in 3-4 months

EU could approve shot against new Covid variant in 3-4 months

European Medicines Agency Executive Director, Emer Cooke, appears on screen during a videoconference in Brussels, Belgium March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/Pool/file photoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 30 (Reuters) – The EU drug regulator said on Tuesday it could approve vaccines adapted to target the Omicron variant of the coronavirus within three to … Read more

Crypto Exchange Backed By Peter Thiel And Richard Li Goes Live For Institutional Clients

Crypto Exchange Backed By Peter Thiel And Richard Li Goes Live For Institutional Clients

Brendan Blumer of Block.one speaks at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Munich, Germany, … [+] on January 21, 2018. Matthias Balk/picture alliance via Getty Images Bullish, a blockchain-based cryptocurrency exchange, officially began operating on Tuesday for an inaugural batch of institutional investors, marking an important milestone that paves the way for a full … Read more

Govt urged to assess impact of Covid rules on children

Govt urged to assess impact of Covid rules on children

The Ombudsman for Children has said that any new Covid-19 measures around children socialising must be appropriate and proportionate as the last 18 months have already been extremely stressful for them. He comments come as the Cabinet is to consider a proposal that would advise parents to reduce their children’s social interaction outside school. However, … Read more

Why Emerging Markets Are Early Adopters of Crypto as Legal Tender

Why Emerging Markets Are Early Adopters of Crypto as Legal Tender

By Lourdes S. Casanova, Gail and Rob Cañizares Director, and John Ninia, Cornell class of 2022 and Research Assistant, Emerging Markets Institute, Cornell University       This article was originally published in the Autumn/November 2021 edition of International Banker   As the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin continues to grow, emerging markets seem … Read more

Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy keeps movers busy, gives recruiters headaches

Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy keeps movers busy, gives recruiters headaches

A general view showing the Central Business District, in Hong Kong, China, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Tyrone SiuRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterHONG KONG, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy is driving foreign talent out of the financial hub and putting off newcomers even as some firms offer pay packages not seen … Read more

No case of Omicron Covid-19 variant detected in Pakistan so far: SAPM Dr Sultan – Pakistan

No case of Omicron Covid-19 variant detected in Pakistan so far: SAPM Dr Sultan - Pakistan

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said that no case of Omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in Pakistan so far, it was reported on Tuesday. Talking to a private news channel, Sultan said: “We cannot control the Omicron variant from coming to Pakistan, but we can control its impact … Read more

S.Korea set to delay crypto taxation by one year to begin in 2023

S.Korea set to delay crypto taxation by one year to begin in 2023

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – South Korea’s finance ministry said on Tuesday the National Assembly passed a bill on pushing back the planned taxation of capital gains from cryptocurrency trading by one year.Once the bill receives approval at the plenary session, the country will begin imposing 20% capital gains tax on any annual gains of … Read more

Moderna CEO warns COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, spooks markets

Moderna CEO warns COVID-19 shots less effective against Omicron, spooks markets

Moderna CEO comments on Omicron jolt marketsHong Kong bans non-resident arrivals from more countriesSingapore: 2 travellers to Sydney with Omicron transited ChangiBiden says variant is ’cause for concern, not a cause for panic’HONG KONG/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Drugmaker Moderna’s CEO (MRNA.O) set off fresh alarm bells in financial markets on Tuesday after he warned … Read more

Ex-Fin Secy who Drafted Bill

Ex-Fin Secy who Drafted Bill

With the winter session of the Parliament officially kick-starting, I sat down with Subhash Garg, the former finance secretary who drafted the Crypto Bill to understand what has changed from 2019 to now. The description of the listed bill – The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2021 said that all private cryptocurrencies … Read more

Dengue, Covid prevention discussed

Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has not gone anywhere yet, occasion Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Former Executive Director Seemi Jamali said on Monday. Covid should not be considered a myth, as portrayed on the social media, Jamali said and warned against lowering guards against the pandemic. She was speaking at a seminar organised by the Arts … Read more

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Could ‘Slow Crypto Down’ in His Second Term, Warns Billionaire Mike Novogratz – Economics Bitcoin News

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Could 'Slow Crypto Down' in His Second Term, Warns Billionaire Mike Novogratz

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has cautioned that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell could slow down the crypto market in his second term in office. Commenting on his renomination, Novogratz said Powell could “act more like a central banker than a guy that wants to be reappointed.” How Jerome Powell’s Second Term as Fed Chair Could … Read more

Audit finds massive irregularities in Covid spending – Pakistan

Audit finds massive irregularities in Covid spending - Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: An audit report on Covid-19 expenditures has pointed out irregularities of up to Rs5.24 billion in purchases of sugar, ghee and wheat flour by the Utility Stores Corporation (USC), including procurement of unfit ghee and edible oil worth Rs1.40bn. The report on “expenditures incurred on Covid-19 by federal government” released by the finance ministry … Read more

Singapore-based TripleA gets MAS licence to provide crypto payment services, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

Singapore-based TripleA gets MAS licence to provide crypto payment services, Companies & Markets News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Cryptocurrency payments provider TripleA has secured a licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to offer digital payment token services in Singapore.The licence will allow the company to provide end-to-end cryptocurrency payment services for businesses, including crypto payments gateway for e-commerce, crypto payouts and crypto remittances. Please subscribe or log in to … Read more

New Covid danger – Newspaper

New Covid danger - Newspaper

DESPITE a palpable sense of the world going back to ‘normal’, the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant has begun to threaten global health and economies once again. Dubbed the Omicron variant, the new mutation of the virus was first detected in South Africa and is said to have an “unprecedented number of spike mutations”. … Read more

Best of BS Opinion: Risks in crypto-assets, challenge for Akasa and more

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There are risks in crypto-assets and aviation. And the government opted for the less risky path. Uddalok Bhattacharya sums up K P Krishnan: Given the characteristics of crypto-assets, regulators ought to build capacity in their technological and economic aspects. Read it here Mahesh Vyas: The announcement on repealing the farm laws did not make any … Read more

Covid-19: Tarras Cafe to close because owners and most staff aren’t vaccinated

Covid-19: Tarras Cafe to close because owners and most staff aren't vaccinated

A Central Otago cafe once voted the most popular in the region will close its doors because the owners and most of the staff are not vaccinated against Covid-19. Tarras Country Cafe owners Emily and Peter Todd said they had chosen to close the doors on Thursday before the Government’s traffic light system came into … Read more

Advisors, Do Crypto ETFs Belong in Qualified Retirement Accounts?

Advisors, Do Crypto ETFs Belong in Qualified Retirement Accounts?

For financial advisors, client questions about holding cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds in retirement accounts may be on the horizon — if… For financial advisors, client questions about holding cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds in retirement accounts may be on the horizon — if they haven’t started yet. The October debut of the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (ticker: BITO) … Read more

Covid-19: Queues form at testing sites in Nelson after positive case

Covid-19: Queues form at testing sites in Nelson after positive case

Queues have formed at testing sites in Nelson after a person in the community tested positive for Covid-19. The positive case was announced on Monday afternoon, followed a few hours later by locations of interest from November 19 onwards. Nelson Marlborough Medical Officer of Health Dr Stephen Bridgman​ said on Monday that the case, household … Read more

CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

CDC tells adults to get booster shot amid omicron concerns

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky gives her opening statement during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on “Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response” on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 4, 2021.Elizabeth Frantz | ReutersThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday strengthened its recommendation … Read more

Key data points suggest the crypto market’s short-term correction is over

Key data points suggest the crypto market’s short-term correction is over

The performance of cryptocurrencies in the past seven days might have seemed slightly unexciting, especially since the total market capitalization increased by “only” 1.8% to reach $2.7 trillion. However, even with the muted price action, some altcoins managed a decent rally. Bitcoin (BTC), on the other hand, was down 6% until Nov. 28, but it … Read more

Omicron variant: Is omicron worse than normal COVID?

Omicron variant: Is omicron worse than normal COVID?

Is the new coronavirus variant omicron worse than other COVID-19 variants? Experts remain unsure about what to expect. What is the omicron variant? Over the weekend, researchers announced the discovery of a new coronavirus variant with the scientific name B.1.1.529. The World Health Organization warned of a new COVID-19 variant of concern, naming it after … Read more

Bitcoin rebounds, Kimbal Musk DAO, Omicron token

Bitcoin rebounds, Kimbal Musk DAO, Omicron token

After a sell-off last week, bitcoin and other top cryptocurrencies by market value began to rebound on Monday.Though it fell as low as $53,549 after stocks and other riskier assets declined over fears regarding the new coronavirus variant, bitcoin topped $58,000 on Monday afternoon, according to Coin Metrics. It’s now trading at around $58,546.Here are … Read more

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab – BBC News

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab - BBC News

Covid: All UK adults to be offered booster jab  BBC NewsUK’s minimum gap for Covid booster jabs to be halved to three months  The GuardianJCVI advice on COVID-19 booster vaccines for those aged 18 to 39 and a second dose for ages 12 to 15  GOV.UKCovid booster rollout could be rapidly expanded to tackle Omicron  The GuardianThe definition of … Read more