Poisonings rise as Americans treat Covid with anti-parasitic drug

Poisonings rise as Americans treat Covid with anti-parasitic drug

Newsletter: The Road to RecoveryExpert coverage of how business and the economy are recovering, post-pandemic. Delivered 3 times a week. The number of Americans suffering serious adverse health effects after consuming ivermectin to treat Covid-19 has more than doubled since the anti-parasitic drug was falsely touted as a cure for the virus.The US Food and … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

New Brunswick has another 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, putting the province’s active case count at 509, the dashboard shows. The number of people in hospital and in intensive care have both risen by one to 24 and 15 respectively. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized, according to a news release … Read more

Coronavirus latest: Victoria embroiled in protests as Covid-19 cases rise

Coronavirus latest: Victoria embroiled in protests as Covid-19 cases rise

Victoria reported 603 new local cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, as the Australian state’s capital saw aggressive anti-lockdown protests.State authorities imposed a two-week shutdown on construction in Melbourne and other cities from Monday evening after peaceful protests against the industry’s vaccine mandate turned violent.The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, whose headquarters was damaged … Read more

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

A man receives his vaccination at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSept 18 (Reuters) – Singapore’s primary schools will shift to home-based learning for 10 days ahead of a key national examination, the education ministry said on Saturday, as the country reported 935 new COVID-19 cases the previous … Read more

Have climate change warriors fuelled rise of Australia’s COVID-19 anti-vaxxers?

Protesters gather in a park, with one woman holding a red sign reading "Not anti-vax, pro choice, my body my choice"

Not sure if you have noticed, but there is a curious crossover in political ideology right now, as an increasingly vocal number of Australians begin pushing back against COVID-19 vaccinations.As we head towards the pointy end of the vaccination rollout, this could become a burning and highly divisive issue within the community, one which may … Read more

Paramedics shocked by packed beaches as Illawarra COVID cases rise

people lie on a beach under blue skies

Paramedics have slammed Illawarra residents for flocking to local beaches as the region recorded its highest daily number of COVID-19 infections since the start of the Delta outbreak. Key points:The Illawarra Shoalhaven local health district records its highest daily number of COVID cases during the latest outbreakOf the 53 new cases, the source of 35 is under investigationParamedics say … Read more

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ottawa rise on Saturday; 75 new cases

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ottawa rise on Saturday; 75 new cases

OTTAWA — Ottawa Public Health says 75 more people in Ottawa have tested positive for COVID-19. The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 is also on the rise. To date, OPH has recorded 28,828 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city since the pandemic began. The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 594 residents. … Read more

Singapore refrains from tightening measures even as cases rise

Singapore refrains from tightening measures even as cases rise

People walk and cycle on a bridge leading away from the Merlion statue in the Marina Bay area of Singapore on Saturday, 22 May 2021.Joseph Nair | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — Singapore has refrained from tightening social-distancing measures even as the highly infectious delta variant has driven Covid-19 cases up sharply, while the country … Read more