Who’s going to the Christmas party? Four people discuss Covid concerns | Coronavirus

Boris Johnson appeared to be at odds this week with leading scientists and one of his most senior health officials, who advised the British population to cut back on unnecessary socialising in response to the Omicron variant.After the prime minister said people should not cancel nativity plays or Christmas parties and focus on getting booster … Read more

Hungarian doctors warn of ‘sad Christmas’ as COVID cases soar

Hungarian doctors warn of 'sad Christmas' as COVID cases soar

People enjoy the evening outside a bar after the Hungarian government allowed the reopening of outdoor terraces, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Budapest, Hungary, April 24, 2021. REUTERS/Bernadett SzaboBUDAPEST, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hungary reported 10,265 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, its highest daily tally since the end of March, … Read more

A quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto Christmas gifts: Survey

A quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto Christmas gifts: Survey

More than a quarter of Australian crypto users surveyed in October plan to use digital assets as a part of their Christmas presents this holiday season. The survey by crypto wallet and services provider Crypto.com polled 2,020 Australians aged 18-59. Of those that had used crypto over the past 12 months, 26% responded that they … Read more

Aussies plan to gift crypto like bitcoin, ethereum and solana for Christmas

Aussies plan to gift crypto like bitcoin, ethereum and solana for Christmas

One Sydneysider has made 30 per cent on his investment in just a matter of months and wants to spread the festive cheer with crypto.More than a quarter of Aussies plan to buy crypto gifts for loved ones at Christmas this year, according to new research.Over half of them said they would consider buying actual … Read more

Go with the (lateral) flow: how Covid has changed the work Christmas party | Christmas

For anyone who dreads the thought of the work Christmas party, it will come as welcome news: this year’s office party vibe is intimate, more lavish, with no dancing – and it might not even be in December at all.But early indications are that despite – or maybe because of – almost two years working … 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

The importance of being early to stop Covid before it stops Christmas again | Coronavirus

Borrowing from Oscar Wilde, to lose one Christmas may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose two looks like carelessness. Let’s hope the clamour from scientists and the NHS is heeded (Covid: UK faces ‘another lockdown Christmas if we don’t act soon’, 23 October).Rachel Calam Didsbury, Manchester Please don’t make the quick crossword more difficult … Read more

Delays set to push Covid jabs for teens in England into Christmas period | Coronavirus

Delays to the Covid-19 vaccination programme for 12- to 15-year-olds could push immunisations into the Christmas period as local health teams target vaccine-hesitant parents with Zoom sessions and “mop-up” clinics are planned for isolating pupils who miss jabs in schools.Headteachers have called for more resources to speed up the scheme as it becomes clear that … Read more