Waiter almost killed by meningococcal vaccine loses work due to COVID jab exemption

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In 2018 Melbourne man Mason Reed was required to get a meningococcal immunisation for work, but he experienced extremely rare side effects and spent two weeks in a coma.Key points:The 25-year-old has been told by doctors he cannot have a COVID-19 vaccineMr Reed’s employment agency accepted his exemption, but the businesses clients declined to give him workThe … Read more

London, Ont. long-term care home charged in relation to COVID-19 outbreak that killed nurse

London, Ont. long-term care home charged in relation to COVID-19 outbreak that killed nurse

London, Ont. – A long-term care facility in London, Ont. is facing charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a COVID-19 outbreak that killed a registered nurse. The Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) welcomes the charges, but says the tragedy could have been prevented with greater oversight. Brian Beattie was 58 … Read more

Covid may have killed up to 180,000 health workers globally, WHO says | Coronavirus

The World Health Organization says 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers may have been killed by Covid-19 up to May this year, insisting they must be prioritised for vaccination.A WHO paper on Thursday estimated that out of the world’s 135 million health staff, “between 80,000 to 180,000 health and care workers could have died from Covid-19 … Read more

Victoria Covid update: Melbourne teenager shares how ‘Covid almost killed me’ amid new vaccine push | Victoria

A 17-year-old girl from Hume has shared her brutal experience of “nearly dying” with Covid-19 in a push to encourage Victorians to get vaccinated as the state recorded its deadliest day of the current outbreak and passed 60% second dose targets.Saela and her seven family members acquired Covid-19 while she was completing Year 11 last … Read more

Pet cats killed in Chinese city after COVID infection, triggering social media anger

Pet cats killed in Chinese city after COVID infection, triggering social media anger

BEIJING, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Three pet cats that tested positive for coronavirus were put down in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin, state-backed media reported, leading to a social media backlash at what some viewed as overkill in local efforts to contain the virus.The owner of the cats was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sept. … Read more