Alberta Was ‘Open For Summer.’ Now, Covid Cases Surge

Alberta Was 'Open For Summer.' Now, Covid Cases Surge

Premier Jason Kenney was roundly criticized by public health experts in June when he declared victory over the coronavirus and made Alberta the first province to largely lift pandemic restrictions.“We finally have the upper hand on this virus and can safely open up our province,” Mr. Kenney said at a podium with a sign declaring … 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

ACT records 13 new COVID-19 infections, as vaccination bookings open for 12-15-year-olds

Four women wearing masks walk outdoors on a sunny day

The ACT has recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases.Of the new cases, only two were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.Ten people spent some time in the community while infectious, while the isolation status of one person is still under investigation.There are nine people with COVID-19 in hospital in the ACT, with three in intensive care and one person on … Read more