The Guardian: Trump tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of 2020 debate with Biden

The Guardian: Trump tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of 2020 debate with Biden

The previously unknown positive test is disclosed in Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows’ memoir “The Chief’s Chief,” a copy of which was obtained by The Guardian ahead of the book’s publication next week.Trump said in a statement Wednesday, “the story of me having COVID prior to, or during, the first debate is Fake … Read more

Wall St Week Ahead COVID-19 fears reappear as a threat to market

Wall St Week Ahead COVID-19 fears reappear as a threat to market

The floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen after the close of trading in New York, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas JacksonRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) – COVID-19 has resurfaced as a worry for investors and a potential driver of big market moves after a new variant triggered alarm, long after the … Read more

Expanded eligibility boosts U.S. COVID-19 booster shots ahead of holidays

Expanded eligibility boosts U.S. COVID-19 booster shots ahead of holidays

Vials labelled “Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine” are seen in this illustration picture taken May 2, 2021. REUTERS/Dado RuvicRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterNov 25 (Reuters) – Millions of Americans got COVID-19 booster shots at a near record pace after the Biden administration expanded eligibility last week, but health … Read more

Pacific nations face tough road ahead with COVID-19 vaccinations, Lowy Institute finds

A Papua New Guinean woman in a face mask sits next to a nurse holding a needle

New research suggests that some Melanesian nations may take years to achieve even basic COVID-19 vaccination coverage, hampering their economic recovery and raising the risk of new variants emerging close to Australia’s shores.Key points:The Lowy Institute predicts only a third of Papua New Guinea’s adult population will be fully vaccinated by April 2026Social media has driven … Read more

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall outlines COVID-19 requirements ahead of state border reopening

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall outlines COVID-19 requirements ahead of state border reopening

Fully vaccinated travellers from central Sydney and Melbourne will be allowed into South Australia when borders open on Tuesday, the state’s Premier announced today.Key points:Fully vaccinated travellers from Victoria and New South Wales will be permitted to enter SA from Tuesday, except for Byron BayAnyone entering South Australia will need to register their detailsExemptions can still … Read more

Is Europe’s Covid wave coming here – or is Britain ahead of the curve? | Coronavirus

Once again the UK and Europe are heading in opposite directions. While Covid-19 cases in Britain have been declining, those in France, Germany, Austria and several other countries have risen dramatically in recent weeks. A fourth pandemic wave threatens to break over these nations, raising the prospect of renewed lockdowns there.This raises a critically important … Read more

China’s COVID-19 cases spike ahead of Communist Party conclave

China's COVID-19 cases spike ahead of Communist Party conclave

BEIJING, Nov 3 (Reuters) – China’s new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases spiked to a near three-month high and tighter curbs to contain the spread are expected in the capital Beijing ahead of a key gathering of the highest-ranking members of the Communist Party next week.The National Health Commission confirmed on Wednesday 93 new local symptomatic … Read more

Covid-19: case confirmed in Ngāruawāhia ahead of alert level decision

Covid-19: case confirmed in Ngāruawāhia ahead of alert level decision

Christel Yardley/StuffA vaccination centre at the Hopuhopu Sports Ground near Ngāruawāhia on Saturday.A case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Waikato’s Ngāruawāhia ahead of an alert level decision for the region. Ngā Miro Health Centre confirmed Ngāruawāhia had their first positive case of Covid-19 on Sunday. Locations of interest had not yet been released, but … Read more

COVID live updates: WA eases restrictions with Queensland amid hard border warning ahead of Christmas

COVID live updates: WA eases restrictions with Queensland amid hard border warning ahead of Christmas

Western Australia assesses Queensland as ‘very low’ riskThe change came into effect just after midnight, and you know what that means — quarantine-free travel.Queensland was meant to move to “very low risk” last Friday, but that was put on hold after a positive case was recorded on the Gold Coast on Thursday.”With the inclusion of … Read more

Altcoins, Regulation, and Opportunities Ahead

Altcoins, Regulation, and Opportunities Ahead

Cryptocurrencies continue to advance from the fringes into the mainstream of global finance and investing.But for the uninitiated, crypto investing is a complicated minefield. And even for those who are familiar, the legitimacy of the various options out there is a major concern. That’s where regulation comes in, both as a green light that could … Read more

Vaccine gap stokes super spreader fears ahead of UN’s first post-Covid meeting

Vaccine gap stokes super spreader fears ahead of UN's first post-Covid meeting

Scores of presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers are set to ignore an American suggestion to stay home and address the UN General Assembly virtually and will converge on New York City in person this week.The possibility that the visiting delegations might themselves pose a health threat will be an important reminder that while nations … Read more