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

Open Sesame | News in comics: What’s crypto?

Open Sesame | News in comics: What's crypto?

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Tennis Australia annual report shows $100 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, player quarantine for Australian Open

People wearing masks check their mobile phones after passing through gates at the Australian Open.

Tennis Australia sustained a net loss of more than $100 million in the 15 months around this year’s delayed — and COVID-19-affected — Australian Open, the body’s 2020-21 annual report showed.Key points:Tennis Australia emptied its cash reserves of $80 million and took a loan of $40 million due to the impact of COVID-19 on the … Read more

Ontario sees 613 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open to kids aged 5 to 11

Ontario sees 613 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open to kids aged 5 to 11

Ontario reported 613 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as vaccination appointments opened for children aged five to 11 in the province.  The provincial booking portal was initially scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday, but people reported on social media that they were able to access it even earlier. More than 68,000 COVID-19 vaccine … Read more

As Patreon tests the waters, can crypto open doors for content creators?

As Patreon tests the waters, can crypto open doors for content creators?

As the digital asset market continues to break new ground, seemingly with each passing day, there is no denying the fact that crypto adoption has continued to increase at a fairly rapid pace globally. In this regard, it now appears as though online content creator platform Patreon is actively looking to devise its very own … Read more

Covid-19 hospitalizations are rising in Colorado, which has fewer than 100 open ICU beds

Covid-19 hospitalizations are rising in Colorado, which has fewer than 100 open ICU beds

“As of today, looking at the data that is reported by the hospitals, we are the lowest number of beds we’ve had available, and we do have less than 100 ICU beds open at this moment,” Scott Bookman of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said. Various factors — among them delayed care … Read more

Extra Covid testing centre to open in east Christchurch after positive wastewater sample

Extra Covid testing centre to open in east Christchurch after positive wastewater sample

CHRIS SKELTON/StuffMore than 10,000 Covid-19 tests have been processed in Canterbury since the emergence of community cases last Thursday. (File photo)An extra Covid-19 testing centre will open in east Christchurch for two days as health officials work to explain a positive wastewater sample from that area. The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday there were … Read more

Tasmania to throw open borders to COVID hotspots December 15

Tasmania to throw open borders to COVID hotspots December 15

All vaccinated interstate and international arrivals can enter Tasmania without a need for quarantine from December 15, as long as they have returned a negative COVID-19 test, the state government has announced.Key points:Tasmania will open its border to all vaccinated travellers from December 15 without a need for quarantineInterstate and international travellers will need to … Read more

Schools should stay open as greatest risk of Covid transmission is in households, research finds | Schools

Despite Delta being more transmissible than earlier Covid-19 variants, in Australia few children and adolescents who get the virus have severe symptoms, and schools should only be closed under exceptional circumstances, a research analysis from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has found.However, the analysis reveals children and adolescents living with some pre-existing health conditions, including … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as Bunnings vaccination clinics open

Queensland records no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as Bunnings vaccination clinics open

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, as the state turns to a novel way to increase vaccination rates.Treasurer Cameron Dick held this morning’s press conference at a Bunnings warehouse in Logan, south of Brisbane.Pop-up vaccination clinics will be available for the first time today at 33 Bunnings stores across the state, … Read more

COVID live updates: End of stay-at-home restrictions in sight as NSW readies to open up

COVID live updates: End of stay-at-home restrictions in sight as NSW readies to open up

COVID vaccine letters target GPs, pharmacists demanding they ‘cease and desist’ or face ‘punishment’GPs and pharmacists say they are facing a rise in harassment from anti-vaxxers including fake legal letters threatening to strip them of their indemnity unless they stop administering COVID vaccines to the public.Alvin Wee runs a vaccination clinic on weekends at his … Read more

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are leaving behind zero-Covid but they aren’t ready to open up, experts warn

Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are leaving behind zero-Covid but they aren't ready to open up, experts warn

Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the US-based Council on Foreign Relations think tank, said if vaccination rates aren’t high enough with high-efficacy vaccines before restrictions are lifted, health care systems in Southeast Asia could quickly become overwhelmed.”You’re going to see this spike of severe cases then it’s going to overwhelm the ICU … Read more