San Francisco Followed Covid Rules. Will Omicron Change the Playbook?

San Francisco Followed Covid Rules. Will Omicron Change the Playbook?

In the aftermath of the identification of the Omicron variant in the United States, President Biden extended a mask requirement on buses, trains and airplanes through mid-March and offered insurance reimbursement for at-home coronavirus tests, along with better access to those tests for people without insurance. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the president’s top medical adviser, … Read more

Sweden Wants Crypto Mining Banned Across Europe To Meet Climate Change Goals

Sweden Wants Crypto Mining Banned Across Europe To Meet Climate Change Goals

Cryptocurrency mining has caused a surge in energy consumption across Europe. Faced with this peculiar challenge, Swedish authorities are asking the European Union to ban crypto mining to meet the bloc’s climate goals.Swedish authorities referred to crypto mining as “energy intensive,” saying that the rising use in energy to mine cryptocurrency is getting in the … Read more

Change to rule on Covid household contacts

Change to rule on Covid household contacts

Household close contacts who are fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms will have to restrict their movements until they have three negative antigen test results within five days. The change of policy for household contacts was agreed by Cabinet and comes into immediate effect. Previous advice for people who were fully vaccinated or had Covid-19 … Read more

Change in Covid guidelines for underage indoor games

Change in Covid guidelines for underage indoor games

Covid guidelines for underage indoor games and competitions have been changed, according to the Minister for Sport. In a tweet, Jack Chambers said the Government has agreed to address the issue, particularly for basketball. He said Sport Ireland will provide the amended guidelines to the various sporting organisations. It follows calls from organisers and players … Read more

Climate change, Covid and energy prices top G-20 agenda as world leaders convene

Climate change, Covid and energy prices top G-20 agenda as world leaders convene

ROME — President Joe Biden will meet with a number of world leaders on Saturday as members of the G-20 debate how to best tackle massive global economic challenges ranging from climate change to the spiking energy prices.The Group of 20, an annual gathering of international leaders representing the world’s biggest economies, will bring together … Read more