Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Two Brisbane school students have tested positive to COVID-19 but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says authorities are a “lot more comfortable” about the state’s most recent outbreak.Key points:The cases from the Sunnybank cluster have been in home quarantine38 per cent of eligible Queenslanders are now fully vaccinatedThe vaccination program has opened for 12- to 15-year-oldsMs Palaszczuk said the local … Read more

New York hospital pauses baby deliveries after Covid-19 resignations

New York hospital pauses baby deliveries after Covid-19 resignations

Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, about 60 miles northeast of Syracuse, will stop deliveries after September 24, said Gerald Cayer, chief executive of the Lewis County Health System.”We are unable to safely staff the service after September 24. The number of resignations received leaves us no choice but to pause delivering babies at Lewis … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: cases reported at Plaster Rock, Campbellton schools

Sugarloaf Senior High School in Campbellton, N.B., wrote to parents Sunday to alert them to a new case of COVID-19.  Monday classes will be cancelled for Grade 11 students in the school. Remote learning will be conducted for them instead. Grade 11 students and their parents were to be provided more information about the situation on … Read more

Have climate change warriors fuelled rise of Australia’s COVID-19 anti-vaxxers?

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Not sure if you have noticed, but there is a curious crossover in political ideology right now, as an increasingly vocal number of Australians begin pushing back against COVID-19 vaccinations.As we head towards the pointy end of the vaccination rollout, this could become a burning and highly divisive issue within the community, one which may … Read more

Charlottetown schools closed following outbreak of COVID-19

Charlottetown schools closed following outbreak of COVID-19

In-person classes at West Royalty Elementary School in Charlottetown will be cancelled for at least a week, and others in the family of schools belonging to Charlottetown Rural High School and Colonel Gray High School will be cancelled for at least three days following an outbreak of COVID-19. P.E.I. Premier Dennis King made the announcement at a … Read more

Republican backlash against Biden’s Covid vaccine mandate grows | Republicans

The political sparring match over Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandate continued on Sunday with one Republican governor blasting the measure as “counterproductive” and the White House insisting it was necessary to end the coronavirus pandemic.Asa Hutchinson, the governor of Arkansas, added to the growing Republican backlash on NBC’s Meet the Press, telling host Chuck Todd … Read more

Rep. Joe Morelle says he has tested positive for Covid-19

Rep. Joe Morelle says he has tested positive for Covid-19

“After experiencing mild symptoms, I have tested positive for COVID-19. I have followed all guidance from the Center for Disease Control & my physician and will remain isolated until it is safe to resume official duties,” Morelle, a Democrat, wrote in a tweet. “Thankfully, I’m fully vaccinated so my symptoms remain mild.” “I urge everyone … Read more

Northern Idaho’s anti-government streak hampers COVID fight

Northern Idaho's anti-government streak hampers COVID fight

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Idaho has a long and deep streak of anti-government activism that has confounded attempts to battle a COVID-19 outbreak overwhelming hospitals in the deeply conservative region.A deadly 1992 standoff with federal agents near the Canadian border helped spark an expansion of radical right-wing groups across the country and the … Read more

Covid travel test firms on UK government list refusing to give refunds | Healthcare industry

Companies included on the government’s approved Covid-19 travel test provider list appear to be flouting consumer law by refusing to refund customers for unfulfilled orders, according to dozens of travellers who have contacted the Guardian.Boots is among the firms whose terms and conditions state that orders for tests are non-refundable even if they fail to … Read more

NFL pushing closer to COVID-19 vaccination goal, all but 5 teams have player vaccination rate of 90% or above

NFL pushing closer to COVID-19 vaccination goal, all but 5 teams have player vaccination rate of 90% or above

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The NFL is moving closer to its goal of getting as many players vaccinated as possible, with nearly 94% of all players on Week 1 rosters getting the COVID-19 vaccine.According to the NFL, 93.5% of all players and more than 99% of all club personnel are vaccinated. There are 17 teams … Read more

Post-illness symptoms like long Covid are probably more common than we think | Megan Hosey

In recent months, long Covid has received a great deal of media and public attention. Research has found that as many as one in four of those infected with Covid – perhaps millions of people in the US alone – suffer from chronic long-term symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, abdominal pain, heart problems, fatigue, anxiety, depression, … Read more

What A ‘Mild’ Breakthrough COVID Case Feels Like : Shots

What A 'Mild' Breakthrough COVID Case Feels Like : Shots

A ‘mild’ breakthrough COVID-19 infection may not feel mild at all. Towfiqu Barbhuiya / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Towfiqu Barbhuiya / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm A ‘mild’ breakthrough COVID-19 infection may not feel mild at all. Towfiqu Barbhuiya / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me — … Read more

Plans for Covid vaccine passports in England ditched, Javid confirms | Coronavirus

Plans to make vaccine passports mandatory across England in nightclubs and other crowded spaces later this month have been dropped, the health secretary has announced.In a major climbdown by the government, Sajid Javid said he “never liked the idea” but that it was “right to properly look at it, to look at the evidence”.Ahead of … Read more

The winter Covid plan will be marked by delay, confusion and ignorance. Sound familiar? | Gabriel Scally

All the signs are that Boris Johnson will this week unveil a winter plan for Covid. Already, coronavirus deaths are running at around 1,000 a week, and the numbers of hospital admissions are growing slowly but steadily. Staff are exhausted and the outlook for the autumn and winter cannot be regarded as anything other than … Read more

Paramedics shocked by packed beaches as Illawarra COVID cases rise

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Paramedics have slammed Illawarra residents for flocking to local beaches as the region recorded its highest daily number of COVID-19 infections since the start of the Delta outbreak. Key points:The Illawarra Shoalhaven local health district records its highest daily number of COVID cases during the latest outbreakOf the 53 new cases, the source of 35 is under investigationParamedics say … Read more

India reports 28,591 new COVID-19 cases

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Sputnik 11:49 AM | September 12, 2021 The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 4.624 million and over 224.2 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland’s Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources. The United States … Read more

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination introduced for Queensland health workers

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Queensland Health Workers must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 30 and be fully inoculated by the end of October.Key points:Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced the mandate this morningShe said measured would be taken to address unvaccinated health workersSome measures include re-deployment in different roles for those not wanting to get … Read more

Australia buys additional 1 mln doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Australia buys additional 1 mln doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

A lone passenger sits at a tram stop on a mostly-empty city centre street on the first day of a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersCANBERRA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Australia has purchased an additional 1 … Read more

New Zealand buys further 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines as cluster grows

New Zealand buys further 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines as cluster grows

A medical worker administers a COVID-19 test at a testing clinic during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Auckland, New Zealand, August 26, 2021. REUTERS/Fiona GoodallCANBERRA, Sept 12 (Reuters) – New Zealand has purchased 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine from Denmark, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said … Read more

Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High

Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High

Before you plan an international get-away, make sure that you check the Centers for Disease Control … [+] and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination first. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images If you’re planning on traveling to Réunion for that big reunion or the Isle of Man to … Read more

COVID-19 pandemic inspires ‘last mile’ solution in Brazil’s favelas, largely ignored by delivery companies and the country’s postal service

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Workers in Brazil’s biggest city unload an air fryer, a gaming chair and a 40-inch television from a truck and carried them into a small distribution centre where they’re soon be sent to nearby homes.Their speedy dispatch would be nothing special in most of Sao Paulo.But these items were bound for homes in Paraisopolis, one of the … Read more

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.”This is the best result we could have hoped for,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young confirmed the outbreak came from New South Wales.”We got confirmation that two of the three gentlemen who crossed the border from NSW into Queensland and then one of them went and … Read more

A third LCSO employee dies from COVID-19 complications

A third LCSO employee dies from COVID-19 complications

LEE COUNTY The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death of another employee due to COVID-19 complications. And, on Saturday, a memorial was held for Wyvett Moore. The soul that lied in a casket on Saturday was a mother, a friend and a wife. Gerriahya Moore is Wyvett’s daughter. “Words can’t explain … Read more

Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

Parents Find Ways to Get Their Youngest Children Covid Vaccines

Leng Vong Reiff had just received her second dose of a Covid vaccine and thought guiltily of her two young, unvaccinated sons. So she began banging away at her keyboard.Like countless parents across the nation, she was searching for vaccine clinical trials for children. She managed to find one, applied and got a call back.“They … Read more

Exercise and fitness in the time of COVID — it’s hard for some and easy for others

Exercise and fitness in the time of COVID — it's hard for some and easy for others

They say crisis creates opportunity.When COVID hit last year, Nicola Thomas lost access to her one form of exercise, the local swimming pool.But when her kids’ organised sport was stopped, she suddenly had some time on her hands — and so, for the first time in 20 years, she started to run.”It’s given me an opportunity to … Read more

Covid jabs for 12- to 15-year-olds ‘set to start in weeks’ | Vaccines and immunisation

Plans for Covid vaccinations for 12- to 15-year-olds across the UK are to be announced by the government this week, with a mass inoculation programme beginning in schools within two weeks, the Observer has been told.New proposals for a Covid booster programme are also expected to be set out on Tuesday, but it is thought … Read more

Covid Vaccine Resisters Seek Religious Exemptions. But What Counts?

Covid Vaccine Resisters Seek Religious Exemptions. But What Counts?

For many skeptics, resistance tends to be based not on formal teachings from an established faith leader, but an ad hoc blend of online conspiracies and misinformation, conservative media and conversations with like-minded friends and family members.“People who have already made up their minds are now looking for ways to continue to exempt themselves from … Read more

Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections, Health News & Top Stories

Chinatown Complex closed after Covid-19 cluster with 66 cases; S’pore reports 555 new infections, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Chinatown Complex will be closed to all members of the public from 3pm on Sunday (Sept 12) to 11.59pm on Wednesday, as the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a total of 66 Covid-19 cases linked to the cluster there. Singapore also reported a total of 555 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Sept 11), including … Read more

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ottawa rise on Saturday; 75 new cases

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ottawa rise on Saturday; 75 new cases

OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health says 75 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 is also on the rise. To date, OPH has recorded 28,828 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city since the pandemic began. The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 594 residents. … Read more

17 dead, 925 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Sindh in a day

17 dead, 925 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Sindh in a day

KARACHI: As many as 17 more patients of Covid-19 died and 925 new cases emerged during the last 24 hours in the Sindh province, ARY NEWS reported quoting Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. In a statement issued today, the chief minister said that 17 patients of COVID-19 lost their lives in a day,  lifting … Read more

2 classrooms quarantined due to COVID-19 in the Madison School District | Local Education

2 classrooms quarantined due to COVID-19 in the Madison School District | Local Education

Students, teachers and staff in two classrooms in the Madison School District have been required to quarantine since the start of the new school year, the district said Friday.District spokesperson Tim LeMonds said the effort was done out of an abundance of caution to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 after one or more students, … Read more

Unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die from COVID: CDC

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Anadolu 3:56 PM | September 11, 2021 Unvaccinated individuals are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who have taken the jab, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Director Rochelle Wallensky said the findings are based on a review of cases, hospitalizations and … Read more

Awaiting a ‘tsunami of Covid’: UK lecturers fear students’ return | Higher education

Dr Stephanie Coen, assistant professor in health geography at Nottingham University, is eager to get back to teaching in person. But she fears that with students not required to wear masks when classes start in a few weeks, squeezing them like “sardines” into her tiny room for seminars will be unsafe.“Some of our Covid safety … Read more

Australia’s Queensland state warns of possible COVID-19 lockdown

Australia's Queensland state warns of possible COVID-19 lockdown

A lone man sits at a deserted Federation Square on the first day of a lockdown, as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersAustralia tops 2,000 cases for first timePolice fine former PM Abbott for not wearing maskCANBERRA, Sept … Read more

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak – September 11

Covid-19: Locations of interest in Delta outbreak - September 11

New dates for Countdown Manurewa is the latest addition to the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest list related to the Covid-19 Delta outbreak in the community. An additional date for Countdown Manurewa was added onto the list, September 9. The Ministry of Health is advising those who visited the supermarket on the specified time … Read more

Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally crosses 1.2mn mark

Pakistan’s COVID-19 tally crosses 1.2mn mark

Pakistan reports 82 more COVID-19 related deaths in last 24 hours. Photo: file     ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s tally for the novel coronavirus cases crossed 1.2 million mark as 3,480 new infections were reported during the past 24 hours, National Command and Operation Centre’s data showed Saturday morning.According to the latest figures of NCOC, the country total … Read more

9/11, COVID-19 And The Travel Industry

9/11, COVID-19 And The Travel Industry

Betty Ong, flight attendant on Flight 11, the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center … [+] on 9/11. Ong heroiclly reported information on the hijackers until her plane crashed into the World Trade Center. (Photo By LIZ HAFALIA/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Saturday, September … Read more

Mine worker tests positive for COVID-19 in South Australia after arriving on flight from Sydney

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South Australia has recorded one new local case of COVID-19, in a mine worker who flew in yesterday from Sydney.Key points:The worker went straight into quarantine at the Atura Hotel at Adelaide Airport, per company policyHe received his positive test result late on Friday nightAuthorities are also monitoring the situation in Queensland after cases were identified thereHe arrived … Read more

The ACT has recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19, with six infectious in the community

The ACT has recorded 15 new cases of COVID-19, with six infectious in the community

The ACT has recorded 15 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.Key points:Six of today’s cases were infectious in the community 19,500 first-dose Pfizer appointments have been brought forward in the ACTPolice will enforce compliance with health orders during today’s warmer weatherSix of those cases spent some time infectious in the community.Only one of the new cases is not yet linked to … Read more

Queensland’s COVID-19 exposure sites list expands after student infectious in Brisbane

Queensland's COVID-19 exposure sites list expands after student infectious in Brisbane

Queensland authorities are on high alert again after five new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 were detected in the community.The case of a 13-year-old girl, who attends a high school in Sunnybank on Brisbane’s southside, has caused several venues to be added to the state’s list of exposure sites, after other members of her family … Read more

Victoria records 450 COVID cases as outbreaks in Melbourne’s north and west grow

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Victoria has recorded 450 new cases of COVID-19.Key points:Victoria has 2,793 active cases of COVID-19More than 1,000 exposure sites remain, including new sites in regional areas40 per cent of adults in the state have had two vaccine dosesThe positive cases were detected from 42,765 test results and contact tracers have only been able to link 75 to existing cases.Authorities … Read more

A second Tiger tests positive for COVID; Drew Carlton called up from Toledo

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DETROIT — Detroit Tigers left-handed reliever Miguel Del Pozo was placed on the COVID injured list after testing positive Friday morning.Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Del Pozo felt ill on Thursday night and a test confirmed COVID-19.Del Pozo is the first Tiger to test positive since a mini-outbreak four days ago in Pittsburgh.Reliever Joe Jimenez … Read more

Seed to Table owner weighs in after Biden announces new COVID vaccine requirement

Seed to Table owner weighs in after Biden announces new COVID vaccine requirement

COLLIER COUNTY On WINK News on Thursday, we told you that President Biden announced there will be new federal vaccine requirements that could impact about 100 million Americans. In the time since, the Republican National Committee (RNC) vowed it will sue the federal government. A number of businesses, including some in Southwest Florida, … Read more

OHSU forecast: Hospitalizations peak, but COVID surge far from over

OHSU forecast: Hospitalizations peak, but COVID surge far from over

Nurses at OHSU care for COVID-19 patients PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A new projection from OHSU shows that while hospitalizations have peaked, the current COVID-19 surge is far from over. The forecast shows patients suffering from COVID-19 will still continue to clog the medical system as the Oregon Health Authority reported on Thursday nearly 2,500 … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 24 new cases, province’s vaccine stockpile complete

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 24 new cases, province's vaccine stockpile complete

New Brunswick confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and nine recoveries.  Public Health said in a news release that 92 per cent of the new cases are people who are not fully vaccinated.  Six people are in hospital, including three in intensive care.  The province now has 136 active cases of the respiratory disease.  … Read more

Sask. requires COVID-19 positive people to isolate, does not implement masking or vaccine mandates

Sask. requires COVID-19 positive people to isolate, does not implement masking or vaccine mandates

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced Friday that the province will again require COVID-19 positive people and close contacts who are not vaccinated to self-isolate for 10 days. Moe announced a series of responses to stresses the health care-system is experiencing. “This fourth wave is concerning for all of us,” Moe said. “The evidence is overwhelming. … Read more

Sobi arthritis drug cuts death risk; heart drugs may help prevent COVID-19 blood clots

Sobi arthritis drug cuts death risk; heart drugs may help prevent COVID-19 blood clots

The word “COVID-19” is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationSept 10 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer … Read more