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Covid 19 coronavirus community cases: New Zealand lockdown – four new Delta cases including Auckland Hospital nurse – NZ Herald

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There are four new community cases of Covid-19, including a fully vaccinated nurse at Auckland Hospital – all have the Delta variant and all are linked to the Devonport case that saw New Zealand enter a snap lockdown overnight. Health officials are making immediate moves to try to reduce the risk of an outbreak at the hospital. Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said the four new cases were confirmed last night – a co-worker of the initial Devonport case and three close contacts of the co-worker. The new cases include a fully vaccinated nurse from Auckland City Hospital, who was […]

Critics slam Obama’s birthday bash after Martha’s Vineyard reports increase in coronavirus cases | Fox News

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Critics are slamming former President Barack Obama and his birthday bash last weekend after Martha’s Vineyard reported an increase in coronavirus cases.  Critics are using hashtags such as “#superspreader” and “#ObamaVariant” after the Daily Mail reported that at least 74 people have tested positive for the virus since Obama’s elite party last Saturday, which is more than any week since April. A health official for the Martha’s Vineyard town of Tisbury, however, said that officials are not aware of the cases being connected to the party.  “At […]

Man stabbed, reporter attacked at US anti-vaccination protest | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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A man has been stabbed and a reporter attacked at a protest against COVID vaccines in Los Angeles after a fight broke out between anti-vaxxers and counter-protesters. Several hundred people, some holding American flags and signs calling for “medical freedom”, arrived at City Hall at approximately 2pm (21:00 GMT) for the rally, the Los Angeles Times reported. A handful of counter-protesters also gathered nearby, the Times said. About half an hour later, a brawl broke out between the two groups, though it was not immediately clear what prompted the confrontations. The Los Angeles Police Department said on its Twitter account […]

Florida Forces CDC to Correct Inaccurate Coronavirus Data About State

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Florida drove the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday to correct the state’s coronavirus data after the Florida Department of Health complained. The CDC updated the data Tuesday to reflect an accurate Sunday total of coronavirus cases in the state, as the CDC incorrectly combined “MULTIPLE days into one,” giving Florida the worst ever total. “Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida today is incorrect,” the Florida Department of Health told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Monday. “They combined MULTIPLE days into one. We anticipate CDC will correct the record.”: Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida […]

Common myths about Covid – debunked | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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I don’t have any symptoms, so even if I have Covid I won’t give it to anyone else Wrong. People who never get symptoms from Covid are less infectious than people who get symptoms, but they can still have high viral loads and can pass on the virus. And the peak infectiousness in those who do develop symptoms is actually the day or two before they start feeling ill. Because people who feel fine are far more likely to be out and about than those who are feeling ill, people who have Covid either without symptoms or before they get […]

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine: rare blood clot syndrome has high mortality rate | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Although extremely rare, a blood clot syndrome after the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine carries a high risk of death and can occur in otherwise young and healthy people, UK researchers have found. In those aged under 50, this blood clot syndrome occur in around one in 50,000 people who have received the vaccine, and that number falls to one in 100,000 in the over 50s, data suggests. But the risk of blood clots is much higher with Covid itself — research shows that more than a fifth of hospitalised patients with Covid have evidence of blood clots. Researchers […]

Delta coronavirus variant is putting babies and children in special isolation wards in Japanese hospitals – ABC News

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Crying, confused and alone, baby Sara pulls herself up the bars of her cot as her caregiver leaves the room. At just 15 months old, Sara — a pseudonym to protect her privacy — has tested positive for COVID-19. She will spend about eight days recovering in a special isolation ward just for children.  Sara has been separated from her mum, who also has coronavirus, and is being treated in a different hospital. This is the heartbreaking new chapter of Japan’s fight against coronavirus. Supplied: St Marianna Hospital The highly transmissible Delta strain has propelled case numbers here to frightening new heights and younger people like Sara are increasingly being infected.  Because […]

Anti-vaccine protesters storm BBC HQ – years after it moved out | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Confused anti-vaccine protesters stormed what they thought was a major BBC building on Monday, apparently unaware the corporation largely moved out almost a decade ago. Rather than target the BBC’s news operation, which they hold responsible for promoting Covid-19 vaccines, a handful of protesters gained access to Television Centre in west London, which is now predominantly rented by ITV to film its daytime shows such as Good Morning Britain and This Morning. The circular building was vacated by the BBC in 2013 and has since been converted into flats and a private members’ club. The BBC retained three studios on […]

Saudi Arabia opens Umrah pilgrimage to vaccinated foreigners | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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Saudi Arabia says it will begin receiving Umrah pilgrimage requests from vaccinated foreign worshippers starting on August 9. The announcement on state media early on Sunday came about 18 months after the kingdom closed its borders to foreign pilgrims due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Saudi Press Agency said authorities in the ministry that coordinates foreign pilgrims will from Monday begin “receiving Umrah requests from various countries of the world”. Permits will initially be granted to 60,000 Umrah pilgrims per month, but that number will gradually be increased to two million per month, the report said. Overseas pilgrims will have […]

Anti-Vaxx Radio Host and Former Newsmax Anchor Dick Farrel Dies of Coronavirus

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An anti-vaccine right-wing radio host in West Palm Beach, Florida died Wednesday from COVID-19 complications. Dick Farrel, 65, used his local talk show and social media to rail against Dr. Anthony Fauci, who he called a “power tripping lying freak,” and say that no one should get the coronavirus vaccine. When COVID-19 sent him to the hospital for three weeks, though, he changed his tune, urging friends to get vaccinated, friends told local station WPTV. Farrel wrote in early July, “Vaccine Bogus Bull Shid!, Two peeps I know, got vaxed, now have Corona, hospitalized critical. Thank you Moderna, FOR NOTHING!” […]