ConstitutionDAO, a ‘crypto red alert’ and other cases of crypto-powered social action in 2021

ConstitutionDAO, a ‘crypto red alert’ and other cases of crypto-powered social action in 2021

From the very beginning of the cryptocurrency movement, the societal potential of Bitcoin (BTC) has been one of the fundamental selling points. The decentralized design of crypto-based systems introduces the possibility of bringing individuals together to work toward shared goals, as well as enabling them to pool resources while remaining insulated from outside control. 2021 … Read more

Crypto Miners Blamed for Power Outages in Russia’s Irkutsk, 1,100 Cases of ‘Gray Mining’ Emerge

Crypto Miners Blamed for Power Outages in Russia’s Irkutsk, 1,100 Cases of ‘Gray Mining’ Emerge

The Irkutsk region of eastern Russia has been riddled with power outages for a while now, the blame of which is befalling on native crypto miners. As per the Irkutsk Electric Grid Company (IESC), the electricity consumption in the region grew by 108 percent last year. Local administrators conducted raids in the region and reportedly … Read more

Metaverse, NFTs, and DeFi: Three crypto use cases that could redefine the global priorities over time

Metaverse, NFTs, and DeFi: Three crypto use cases that could redefine the global priorities over time

Facebook rebranding itself as Meta is old news, right! While the topic seems a bit dated, the concept has snowballed in making the crypto space more inclusive. A realm that was ignored for trying to better the payment space suddenly started garnering holistic attention. Quite appropriate, isn’t it. And even if you aren’t a crypto … Read more

NSW entering new wave of COVID-19 cases, expert says

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The recent rise in COVID-19 cases in NSW marks the beginning of a new wave, a leading epidemiologist says.Key points:The effective reproduction number is going up across NSWThe state could see a peak in cases in FebruaryOne expert says public health measures should be maintained despite the high rates of vaccinationsYesterday, there were 560 new locally … Read more

COVID-19: Pakistan records 11 deaths, 395 new cases in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Pakistan records 11 deaths, 395 new cases in last 24 hours

On Saturday, according to the latest stats released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) the country has reported 11 coronavirus deaths and 395 new cases in the last 24 hours (Friday). After adding the fresh cases the number of total infections now stands at 1,288,761. However, the overall death toll surged 28,823. Moreover, … Read more

Omicron COVID-19 Cases Today in India, Active Case Numbers of COVID-19 Today

COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Cases Today in India

The epicentre of the Omicron surge has shifted to Europe in the last two days, with Denmark and the United Kingdom reporting the maximum number of cases of this new coronavirus variant. Denmark, in fact, now accounts for the highest number of confirmed Omicron cases. A new report by Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut, released on … Read more

Australia treasurer calls for easing Covid curbs despite rising cases

Australia treasurer calls for easing Covid curbs despite rising cases

Patrons dine-in at a bar by the harbour in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following an extended lockdown to curb an outbreak, in Sydney, Australia, October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterCANBERRA, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Australia must loosen COVID-19 restrictions to bolster its economic recovery, … Read more

Australia live news updates: Omicron Covid cases climb; Victoria records 13 deaths and NSW three; Sydney pub and club at centre of scare | Australia news

7.20pm EST 19:20 Frydenberg is talking about government advice they’ve got on Omicron. “The medical advice is still coming in, in terms of the Omicron variant but we have heard from the medical professionals and the Chief medical officer that it looks encouraging and that some of the early signs are more positive than initially … Read more

N.S. reports 123 COVID-19 cases Friday, mostly connected to St. FX outbreak

N.S. reports 123 COVID-19 cases Friday, mostly connected to St. FX outbreak

Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang reported 55 new cases at St. Francis Xavier University Friday, bringing the total number connected to the school up to 114. The province reported 123 COVID-19 cases on Friday. Fifty-six cases are in the central zone, 60 cases are in the eastern zone (which includes Antigonish), six … Read more

7 new COVID-19 cases on P.E.I., holiday advice from Dr. Morrison

7 new COVID-19 cases on P.E.I., holiday advice from Dr. Morrison

Prince Edward Island’s Chief Public Health Officer announced seven new COVID-19 cases in an unscheduled briefing Friday. Three of those cases are people in their 20s, two are under 21, one is in their 30s and one in their 40s. Two of those cases are related to close contacts of a previous case, and five are … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province provides update after single-day record high of new cases

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, some circuit breakers extended, others lifted

The province is providing an update on COVID-19 this afternoon, after reporting a single-day record high of 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and two more COVID-related deaths. A media advisory says the province will remain at Level 1 of the COVID-19 winter plan at this time, “as hospitalizations remain manageable and the majority of schools are … Read more

COVID-19: Omicron cases rise sharply by 448 and all coronavirus infections top 58,000 in latest UK daily figures | UK News

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The UK has recorded 448 new Omicron cases in the latest 24-hour period – taking the total across the country to 1,265. It comes after 249 new infections of the COVID-19 variant were reported on Thursday. The latest figures released by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) show 443 cases have been recorded in England, … Read more

Swiss mull limited lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise

Swiss mull limited lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise

People wear masks at the Christmas Market, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Montreux, Switzerland December 6, 2021. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterZURICH, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Switzerland may have to impose another limited lockdown to break the momentum of rising coronavirus cases that threaten to overwhelm its healthcare system, … Read more

South African rand weakens as COVID-19 cases rise; U.S. data in focus

South African rand weakens as COVID-19 cases rise; U.S. data in focus

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10 (Reuters) – The South African rand weakened on Friday as a surge in COVID-19 cases hit risk appetite, while investors cautiously awaited U.S. data due later in the day to gauge inflationary pressure.At 0530 GMT, the rand traded at 15.9900 against the dollar, around 0.2% weaker than its previous close and extending … Read more

Winnebago County Officials Issue Disaster Proclamation Amid Surging COVID Cases, Hospitalizations – NBC Chicago

Winnebago County Officials Issue Disaster Proclamation Amid Surging COVID Cases, Hospitalizations – NBC Chicago

Officials in Winnebago County have issued a disaster proclamation amid increasing numbers of COVID cases and hospitalizations in the area. In a press release, Winnebago County Board Chairman Joseph Chiarelli has declared a local disaster for a period of seven days, retroactive to Wednesday. According to the release, the declaration will lend additional support to … Read more

Victoria records 1,206 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths

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Victoria has recorded 1,206 new local COVID-19 cases and two deaths.There are now 11,145 active cases of the virus in Victoria, and 582 people have died during the current Delta outbreak.There are 313 people in hospital, of whom 61 are in intensive care and 25 are on a ventilator.A further 43 people are in ICU but their infections are no longer considered active.The … Read more

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Ontario sees 1,290 new COVID-19 cases as science table recommends weekly rapid tests in schools

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, was scheduled to hold a 3 p.m. ET briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the province. However, the news conference has been postponed until  2 p.m. Friday, the Ministry of Health says. Ontario’s group of expert advisers on COVID-19 is recommending health officials implement voluntary rapid testing … Read more

The UK braces for 1 million omicron cases as Covid variant spreads

The UK braces for 1 million omicron cases as Covid variant spreads

A fan wearing a face mask looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Fulham at City Ground on October 24, 2021 in Nottingham, England.Naomi Baker | Getty Images Sport | Getty ImagesLONDON — The increase in omicron Covid cases in the U.K. is on such steep trajectory that the country … Read more

Australia news live update: eight new Omicron infections in NSW as Covid cases rise; Qld and NT pass 80% vaccine milestone | Australia news

9.28pm EST 21:28 Gunner has also added that people arriving into the Northern Territory will need to get three tests to get into the territory. Travellers will need one test before arrival, and two after you arrive. Gunner explained the process for domestic arrivals, who will be able to enter the territory next week: They … Read more

NSW records eight new Omicron COVID-19 cases, bringing state total to 42

NSW records eight new Omicron COVID-19 cases, bringing state total to 42

Premier Dominic Perrottet has said an increasing number of cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in NSW would not impact the easing of restrictions next week.Key points:The state recorded 420 COVID-19 cases and one deathThere are currently 151 people n hospitalThe Premier said he was “very confident” about the virus situation in NSWThe total number of Omicron … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 111 new cases, booster wait cut to 5 months over fear of holiday wave

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 111 new cases, booster wait cut to 5 months over fear of holiday wave

New Brunswick reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and announced it’s reducing the time people 50 or older have to wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot to five months. Premier Blaine Higgs told reporters the decision was prompted in part by fears of an “unmanageable” wave of cases after Christmas holiday gatherings. … Read more

Most cases mild, quick recovery

Most cases mild, quick recovery

Share on PinterestA new study looks at myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccines. Rouelle Umali/Xinhua via Getty ImagesThere have been reports of suspected myocarditis linked to COVID-19 vaccinations in adolescents and young adults.A North American study shows that most of these individuals experience rapid recovery from symptoms.More research is necessary to determine the long-term effects of COVID-19 … Read more

Pakistan reports 310 new Covid cases in single day

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Pakistan recorded as many as 310 new cases of the Covid-19 pandemic in the past 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 1,287,703. A total of 43,503 samples were tested, out of which 310 were declared positive for the virus, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). The positivity rate was recorded at … Read more

Three new cases of COVID in SA, one linked to Norwood cluster

Three new cases of COVID in SA, one linked to Norwood cluster

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported by health authorities in South Australia today.The cases are two women in their 30s and 50s and a man in his 60s.Of these cases, one case acquired their infection locally and is a close contact linked to the Norwood cluster and one case acquired their infection overseas … Read more

Queensland records first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19

Queensland records first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19

Queensland has recorded its first cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.A Nigerian man, who tested positive while in hotel quarantine in Cairns a few days ago, has been confirmed as a positive case of the new variant.The man flew into Queensland on Jetstar flight JQ950 from Sydney to Cairns on Friday, December 3, and … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 69 new cases, 125 active cases in schools, child-care facilities

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 69 new cases, 125 active cases in schools, child-care facilities

New Brunswick reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 125 active cases across 53 schools and 24 early learning and child-care facilities across the province. The majority of cases are affecting kindergarten-to-Grade 5 schools, with transmission often occurring outside of the school setting or in instances when Public Health measures are not followed, according … Read more

B.C. now has 5 cases of COVID Omicron variant in both vaccinated and unvaccinated

B.C. now has 5 cases of COVID Omicron variant in both vaccinated and unvaccinated

B.C. health officials said Tuesday there are now five cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the province. Dr. Bonnie Henry said at a media briefing that, after the first initial Omicron case last week, four additional cases of the variant were discovered over the weekend.They have been mild and no one is in … Read more

Ontario COVID-19 cases, ICUs will rise even without Omicron variant: new modelling

Ontario COVID-19 cases, ICUs will rise even without Omicron variant: new modelling

Ontario’s COVID-19 science advisory table has released new projections that indicate cases are rising substantially, even without Omicron, and that vaccinating young children and increased public health measures are key to flattening the curve. “COVID-19 cases are rising in most Public Health Units due to the Delta variant. Testing has not increased, but positivity … Read more

Growing use of home Covid-19 tests leaves health agencies in the dark about unreported cases

Growing use of home Covid-19 tests leaves health agencies in the dark about unreported cases

When fans of the band Phish started falling ill with Covid-19 all over the country after a Halloween concert weekend in Las Vegas, public health officials were largely in the dark about what appears to have been a superspreader event. In a Facebook post from mid-November with hundreds of responses, concertgoers compared symptoms and positive … Read more

Pakistan reports seven COVID-19 deaths, 232 new cases in last 24 hours

Pakistan reports seven COVID-19 deaths, 232 new cases in last 24 hours

On Tuesday, the latest stats released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed that the country has reported 7 coronavirus deaths and 232 new cases in the last 24 hours (Monday). After adding the fresh cases the number of total infections now stands at 1,287,393. However, the overall death toll surged 28,784. Moreover, … Read more

NT records zero new local COVID cases as lockout scheduled to lift in Greater Katherine tomorrow

Northern Territory records one new local COVID-19 case linked to Katherine outbreak

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner says lockout restrictions will likely lift in Greater Katherine on Wednesday despite a high likelihood more COVID-19 cases will be found in the region in the coming days.Key points:Cases in the current outbreak remain at 61Positive wastewater results are still being returned in KatherineA final decision on Katherine’s lockout will … Read more

8,700 New Cases Reported in Illinois Monday as Hospitalizations Rise – NBC Chicago

8,700 New Cases Reported in Illinois Monday as Hospitalizations Rise – NBC Chicago

The number of COVID cases in the state of Illinois continued its steady upward trend on Monday, with 8,700 new cases of the virus reported over the last 24 hours. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the state’s number of new COVID cases per day has continued to rise rapidly following the Thanksgiving … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 3 deaths, 71 new cases, booster bookings open up for people 50 and older

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 3 deaths, 71 new cases, booster bookings open up for people 50 and older

New Brunswickers aged 50 or older can now book an appointment for a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine if six months have passed since their second dose, Public Health announced Monday as three more COVID-related deaths and 71 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. A person in their 60s in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, a person in … Read more

Omicron coronavirus variant may cause a global wave of covid-19 cases

Omicron coronavirus variant may cause a global wave of covid-19 cases

It remains unclear whether the omicron coronavirus variant causes less severe disease, but even if this is true, hospitals could still be overwhelmed by the sheer number of cases Health 6 December 2021 By Michael Le Page A health worker at a covid-19 testing site in Cape Town, South AfricaDwayne Senior/Bloomberg via Getty Images There … Read more

Queensland borders will reopen to interstate COVID-19 hotspots from next Monday, records no new community cases

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Queensland will open its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from interstate hotspots on 1:00am, Monday, December 13, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced.With 78.67 per cent of Queenslanders over the age of 16 fully vaccinated, the state is opening up to the hotspots ahead of the scheduled December 17 date.From next Monday, double-dosed travellers from hotspots – including … Read more

US coronavirus: The US is averaging more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, the highest level in two months

US coronavirus: The US is averaging more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, the highest level in two months

The seven-day moving average of new cases was 121,437 as of Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Prior to this week, the US last topped the 100,000-cases-a-day mark in early October.Also on the rise is the number of Covid-19 deaths, with a seven-day average of 1,651 people dying from the virus each … Read more

Ontario records spike in COVID-19 cases with nearly 1,200 new infections

Ontario records spike in COVID-19 cases with nearly 1,200 new infections

Ontario is reporting the highest number of new COVID-19 cases since May with nearly 1,200 new infections. Health officials recorded 1,184 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario on Sunday, which is the highest number in a single day since May 28 when 1,273 infections were added. Ontario did not report any new COVID-19-related deaths in the … Read more

Delhi reports first Omicron COVID-19 case; total cases increases to 5 in India

Till now, 17 people who tested positive for Covid have been admitted to the hospital (Bloomberg)

Delhi on Sunday reported its first case of new COVID-19 variant Omicron, officials said. And with this, a total of 5 cases of the variant has been reported from the country so far.  A 37-year-old man who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania has been found to be infected with Omicron. The patient has mild symptoms … Read more

Live news: India’s Omicron cases grow; FM warns against crypto speculation

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A worker sanitises the premises of the Taj Mahal in Agra on Saturday on December 4, 2021, joining efforts by civic and govt agencies to step up safety measures for the Omicron variant. (PTI Photo) Live news: India reported its fourth case of Omicron on Saturday when a 33-year-old man who had travelled to Mumbai … Read more

COVID-19: Omicron variant may reduce gap between infection and infectiousness – as UK cases rise to 160 | UK News

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The Omicron variant of COVID-19 may shorten the window between infection and infectiousness compared to other strains, new analysis by British scientists suggests.The “reduced incubation period” of Omicron, identified by the UK Health and Security Agency, informed the government’s decision on Saturday to introduce pre-departure coronavirus tests for all international arrivals to the UK, according … Read more

COVID-19 cases in Ontario rise above 1,000 for second day straight

COVID-19 cases in Ontario rise above 1,000 for second day straight

Ontario is reporting more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second straight day as the number of infections in the province continues to rise. Health officials confirmed 1,053 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario today, which is up slight from the 1,031 infections on Friday. This past week, officials reported 788 new cases on Monday, … Read more

Covid vaccine protests in Melbourne as Kerry Chant warns of ‘uptick’ in Sydney Omicron cases | Australia news

The Australian government says Covid vaccines could soon be rolled out for children as young as five as Victoria reported nine deaths and the NSW chief health officer, Kerry Chant, warned of “an uptick” in Omicron cases in metropolitan Sydney.The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, said on Saturday that the regulators – the Therapeutic Goods … Read more

S.Korea reports record-high COVID-19 cases, deaths

S.Korea reports record-high COVID-19 cases, deaths

A girl waits for his father undergoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at its testing site in central Seoul, South Korea, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterSEOUL, Dec 4 (Reuters) – South Korea reported a record daily 5,352 new COVID-19 infections and 70 deaths, while a nationwide total of nine … Read more

Europe hits 75 million COVID cases as it braces for Omicron: Live | Coronavirus pandemic News

Europe hits 75 million COVID cases as it braces for Omicron: Live | Coronavirus pandemic News

Rise in the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in the UK in the latest week, however, was driven by the dominant Delta variant rather than Omicron.Europe has crossed 75 million coronavirus cases, according to a Reuters news agency tally, as the region braces for the new Omicron variant at a time when hospitals in some countries … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Winter plan goes into effect Saturday night, 97 new cases

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new death, some circuit breakers extended, others lifted

The New Brunswick government has released its winter plan for COVID-19, three days earlier than planned. In the face of a “very concerning” rise in infections over the past two weeks and a disproportionate number of cases among the unvaccinated, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said a three-level plan will go into effect Saturday at 11:59 … Read more

Upstate New York Hospitals Are Overwhelmed as Covid Cases Surge

Upstate New York Hospitals Are Overwhelmed as Covid Cases Surge

Covid-19 is widespread in Warren County, where there are 93 cases per 100,000 residents, about 5 times the rate in New York City. The virus test positivity rate is 12 percent, compared to 2 percent in New York City.Yet masking in local stores in Glens Falls appeared uncommon, even as urgent care centers and hospitals … Read more