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Covid-19: India’s hospital crisis deepens, Tokyo goes under state of emergency | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Hospitals in India have launched desperate appeals for oxygen as the Covid crisis spiralled, while Japan issued a state of emergency in some areas just three months before the Olympics are due to open. India on Saturday reported 346,786 new infections in the past day, setting a world record for a third consecutive day, while deaths rose by 2,624 – the highest daily rate for India so far. With governments rushing to accelerate vaccine campaigns, good news emerged on Friday when US regulators approved the restart of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations halted over blood clotting concerns; and the EU said […]

Coronavirus: Okanagan business bans people vaccinated against COVID-19 from entering | Globalnews.ca

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An Okanagan business is causing a stir in Kelowna by banning vaccinated people and the wearing of masks inside the store. “We would rather not be exposed to people who have been vaccinated and who could shed the virus,” said Steve Merrill, Sun City Silver and Gold Exchange’s owner. Merrill says the ban on vaccinated people is to protect his clients and himself. “Shedding is real, it’s a problem now and it is going to be a bigger problem as more and more people line up for these experimental vaccines,’” said Merrill. Interior Health’s chief medical officer addressed the ‘shedding of […]

California’s coronavirus case rate now the lowest in the continental U.S.

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California’s coronavirus case rate is now the lowest in the continental U.S., an achievement that reflects months of hard-won progress against the pandemic in the aftermath of the state’s devastating fall-and-winter surge. The state’s latest seven-day rate of new cases — 40.3 per 100,000 people — is dramatically lower than the nationwide rate of 135.3 and edged only by Hawaii, 39.1, over that same time period, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the other end of the spectrum is Michigan, which has far and away the highest seven-day case rate in the nation, at […]

Coronavirus denier Ted Nugent tests positive for COVID-19 – National | Globalnews.ca

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You don’t have to believe in the coronavirus to get it, as musician Ted Nugent acknowledged with the revelation that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “I was officially tested positive for COVID-19,” Nugent revealed on Facebook Live Monday. “I got the Chinese s—,” he added, in a nearly nine-minute video peppered with profanity, anti-Asian racism, conspiracy theories and false claims about the virus. Nugent revealed that he had flu-like symptoms for 10 days, and that he finally got tested on Monday. “I thought I was dying,” he said. He added that he could hardly crawl out of bed, and […]

Obama, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley team up to urge communities of color to get coronavirus vaccine

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Former President Obama joined former NBA stars Shaquille O’Neil and Charles Barkley to encourage communities of color and young people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.  “As the vaccine becomes more available, I want to make sure that our communities, particularly ones, African American, Latino, as well as young people understand that this will save lives and allow people to get their lives back to normal, and the sooner we get more people vaccinated, the better off we’re gonna be,” the former president said as part of a segment in the “Roll Up Your Sleeves” special that aired on Sunday on […]

‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafe | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Sarah Spoor and her two adult sons have spent the past 14 months shielding in a one-bedroom apartment, with no garden, in west London. Her youngest sleeps in the bedroom, his brother has a pull-out bed in the kitchen, while Spoor takes the living room in another fold-out bed. All three have complex medical conditions that leave them vulnerable to Covid, and despite the strain of living in such close quarters, they don’t feel safe leaving home any time soon. “If we catch it, we die; it’s that simple. In the 14 months, I have probably been out about four […]

The obscure maths theorem that governs the reliability of Covid testing | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Maths quiz. If you take a Covid test that only gives a false positive one time in every 1,000, what’s the chance that you’ve actually got Covid? Surely it’s 99.9%, right? No! The correct answer is: you have no idea. You don’t have enough information to make the judgment. This is important to know when thinking about “lateral flow tests” (LFTs), the rapid Covid tests that the government has made available to everyone in England, free, up to twice a week. The idea is that in time they could be used to give people permission to go into crowded social […]

Toronto police will not stop random people, vehicles under new Ontario coronavirus restrictions | CP24.com

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Toronto police say they will not be performing random stops of people or vehicles under Ontario’s enhanced public health measures. Ontario introduced sweeping new restrictions Friday in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the province’s third wave. One of those measures includes more power for police where officers can legally stop individuals on the street and in vehicles and question their reasons for leaving their homes. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones laid out the new rules yesterday saying that it is “imperative” that residents only travel outside their homes for “permitted purposes only.” Those who will not comply […]

Darren Moore: Sheffield Wednesday manager suffering from pneumonia after contracting coronavirus | Football News | Sky Sports

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Sheffield Wednesday manager Darren Moore is suffering from a bout of pneumonia after contracting Covid-19. Moore had missed three games in charge of the Owls because of a coronavirus infection but returned to the dugout for the club’s 2-0 defeat to Swansea City earlier this week. “I have developed pneumonia as a result of COVID-19, with blood clots on the lungs and extreme discomfort,” Moore said. “I am gutted to be away but I understand the situation and the course of action I must take.” Darren Moore has suffered a setback after his recent contraction of COVID-19 that will dictate […]

Covid’s ‘deadliest place on Earth’: Inside South Africa’s Eastern Cape where one in 300 people killed by coronavirus | ITV News

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Video report by ITV News Senior International Correspondent John Irvine It’s a cruel irony that the people most in need of coronavirus vaccines are among the hardest to reach. When it comes to Covid-19, South Africa’s remote and scenic Eastern Cape is the deadliest place in the world. According to the South African Medical Research Council, at its height back in December, the illness killed one in 300 people here and 40% of those tested had Covid. To blame are poverty, limited health services, and the fact that it was in the Eastern Cape that the highly-contagious South African variant […]