A hero builder who helped rebuild houses after a tornado in South Auckland is helping again – this time feeding struggling families. Fijian Indian businessman Sulendra Raju has helped raise more than $100,000 to supply 2200 food parcels for those in need in south Auckland. Sulendra ‘Raj’ Raju’s generosity has seen homes repaired and people fed this year. Photo / Dean Purcell Known in his community as Raj, the owner of All in One Builders went to the rescue when a tornado ripped through Papatoetoe in June this year. For the past four days, Raju and other business associates distributed […]
Plans to introduce vaccine passports across England next month have been shelved in a dramatic U-turn by the government, but Conservative opponents fear they could still be made mandatory later this year amid a warning the NHS faces “the worst winter in living memory”. Just weeks after Boris Johnson announced the controversial documents would be necessary for fully vaccinated people to go to nightclubs and other crowded venues, Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said the policy had been suspended and would not go ahead from 1 October. Government sources said dire warnings at the start of summer about Covid cases, […]
More than 8,000 people in the UK were in hospital with Covid on Wednesday – the highest figure for nearly six months – leading to fears of a resurgence in the virus’ ability to cause serious illness and death among the population. In countries with high rates of vaccination, such as the UK, fewer people are predicted to become ill enough to require hospital treatment, even if infection rates remain high. But the latest figures show the highest number of patients on wards since 10 March. The 8,085 people in hospitals across the UK represents a 6% increase on the […]
Former Obama White House Health Policy Director Dr. Kavita Patel, former Republican Congressman David Jolly, and executive producer of Showtime’s “The Circus” John Heilemann discuss President Biden’s blunt message to members of the Republican Party who have vowed to fight vaccine and testing mandates This content was originally published here.
Ardern said people should not be having sex in hospital, regardless of Covid status. This content was originally published here.
Newly released U.S. government documents show that Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provided funding for the gain-of-function research conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) that created novel coronaviruses with the ability to infect humans, and one previously undisclosed SARS-related coronavirus engineered at the Wuhan lab was reportedly demonstrated to be more pathogenic to humans than the virus from which it was originally constructed. The 900 pages of documents – obtained by The Intercept through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit – prove that Fauci’s NIAID provided funding to EcoHealth Alliance, which […]
The southern Indian state of Kerala is quickly ramping up efforts to stop a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus, even as the state continues to battle the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. Kerala is on high alert after a 12-year-old boy died of the rare virus on Sunday, spurring health officials to start contact-tracing and isolating hundreds of people who came into contact with the boy, who died at a hospital in the coastal city of Kozhikode. On Tuesday, the state health minister told reporters that the samples of eight primary contacts have come back […]
The U.S. agency led by White House COVID adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci funded research experiments to infect humanized mice with novel coronaviruses at a laboratory in Wuhan, China, newly released documents reveal. Over 900 pages of documents were obtained by The Intercept as part of a Freedom of Information Act request against the National Institutes of Health. The documents detail how EcoHealth Alliance, a U.S.-based nonprofit group that supports field research on coronaviruses around the world, awarded federal funding to study bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Newly revealed details include two previously unpublished grant proposals that were […]
What you need to know about the COVID-19 mu variant The World Health Organization has identified the COVID-19 mu strain as a “variant of interest.” LOS ANGELES – Oscar De La Hoya announced Friday he contracted coronavirus and was in the hospital receiving treatment, and that he had to pull out of his upcoming fight against Vitor Belfort. De La Hoya, 48, posted a video of himself on Twitter in a hospital bed. He said he contracted the illness despite being fully vaccinated. “Wanted you to hear directly from me that despite being fully vaccinated, I have contracted Covid and […]
Samples being prepared for a blood test.Photo: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP (Getty Images) New research indicates that over 80% of American adults now have antibodies to the coronavirus, earned either through infection or vaccination. The study, based on data collected from blood donors, estimates that over 80% of Americans over the age of 16 had these antibodies as of May 2021. The authors do caution, however, that their results may not be generalizable to the entire U.S. population. The study, published Thursday in JAMA, is the work of researchers from various blood donation organizations as well as the Centers for Disease Control […]