COVID-19 pandemic sparked an increase in fear, especially among women: study – National

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in anxiety and depressive disorders around the world, especially among women and young people, according to a study published Friday in the Lancet. Young people suffered because school closures kept them away from friends, and many women found themselves being duped by housework and at increased risk of … Read more

Los Angeles County Sheriff Won’t Enforce Vaccine Mandate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Says He Won’t Enforce County’s Vaccine Mandate In His Office ThroughThe Associated Press October 8, 2021, 4:40 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff says he will not enforce the county’s vaccine mandate in his office. Sheriff Alex … Read more

Afghanistan News: Hundreds crowd passport office in Afghan capital | world news

KABUL: Hundreds of Afghans flocked to the passport office in Kabul on Wednesday, just a day after news it would reopen this week to issue the documents, while Taliban security men had to beat back some in the crowd to maintain order. Taliban officials have said service will resume from Saturday after being suspended since … Read more

Anti-vaccine villagers in Guatemala hold coronavirus team

Guatemala authorities say anti-vaccine village residents seized and detained a team of nurses attempting to administer coronavirus shots ThroughThe Associated Press October 5, 2021, 3:14 a.m. • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article GUATEMALA CITY — Anti-vaccination residents of a village in Guatemala have seized and detained a team of nurses … Read more

COVID vaccine mandate comes into effect for NYC teachers, staff

NEW YORK — Teachers and other school workers in New York City are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the bell rings Monday morning, in one of the first school district mandates in the country requiring employees to be vaccinated against the virus. coronavirus. Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a final warning to the … Read more

Autopsies Moved Because NY Medical Examiner Isn’t Vaccinated – NBC New York

A New York state county is being forced to send human bodies to a hospital 50 miles away for autopsies because the prominent coroner has not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, county officials said. Rensselaer County moved autopsies to Albany Medical Center Hospital’s Glens Falls Hospital on Friday, requiring everyone who works there to be … Read more

AP-NORC Survey: Virus fear lingers in vaccinated older adults

NEW YORK — Bronwyn Russell always wears a mask when she leaves her Illinois home, though she wouldn’t think of going out to dinner or hearing a band play, let alone stepping foot on a plane . In Virginia, Oliver Midgette rarely puts on a mask, never lets himself be worried about COVID-19, and likes … Read more

Japan to lift all virus emergency measures across the country

Japan plans to lift all coronavirus emergency measures when they expire later this week as infections slow and the country tries to reactivate its economy Through MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press September 28, 2021, 3:41 • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — Japan is ready to shut down everything coronavirus … Read more

Alabama tries to use COVID tools for new prisons

Alabama Lawmakers Begin Special Session on $1.3 Billion Prison Construction Plan Through KIM CHANDLER Associated Press September 27, 2021, 18:42 • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MONTGOMERY, Ala. Facing a Justice Department lawsuit over Alabama’s notoriously violent prisons, state lawmakers began a special session Monday on a $1.3 billion construction … Read more

Red Deer hospital transfers new COVID-19 patients due to capacity shortage: AHS

COVID-19 patients who come to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Center and need “a higher level of care” are sent to Edmonton and Calgary because the hospital is “currently experiencing capacity issues,” according to Alberta Health Services. In a statement to Global News, the health authority did not provide further details on how many patients … Read more

Inequality in COVID-19 vaccine now top priority at UN meeting – National

The inequality of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus on Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little or no access to the life-saving shots take to the stage to speak at the UN’s Annual Meeting of World Leaders. Already, the fight to contain the coronavirus pandemic has featured prominently … Read more

Crisis-stricken Sri Lanka asks World Bank for Covid loan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will request a $100 million emergency loan from the World Bank for a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday, as the country grapples with an acute currency crisis. The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed more than 12,000 lives and infected more than half a million people in Sri Lanka, which … Read more

Rural schools close as Alberta’s COVID 19 vaccine passport system launches

Two schools in rural Alberta closed their classrooms on Monday due to the number of students not attending due to: COVID-19 infections as the Edmonton Police Department introduced stringent new vaccine requirements on the first day of the county’s new proof-of-vaccination program. Big Valley and Donalda schools, both in the Clearview Public School Division in … Read more

World leaders return to UN with focus on pandemic, climate

UNITED NATIONS: World leaders return to the United Nations in New York this week with emphasis on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and Covid-19 pandemic, which forced them to send video statements for the annual meeting last year. While the coronavirus continues to rage amid an unjust vaccine rollout, about a third of … Read more

US President Biden focuses in first UNGA speech on fighting Covid-19 pandemic, climate crisis, defending human rights and democracy

UNITED NATIONS: Joe Biden will focus on ending the Covid-19 pandemic, fighting the climate crisis and defend human rights, democracy and the international rules-based order in his maiden speech as US president before the UN General Assembly session next week, Washington’s envoy to the UN has said. Speaking at a press conference reviewing America’s participation … Read more

More than 50,000 have died from COVID-19 in Florida – a quarter of them this summer – National

Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic, health officials reported Thursday, with more than a quarter of those dying this summer as the state struggled with a sharp rise in infections fueled by the delta variant. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 50,811 dead after adding more than … Read more

Putin: Dozens in inner circle infected with coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin says dozens of his employees are infected with the coronavirus and that he will remain in self-isolation due to the outbreak. ThroughThe Associated Press September 16, 2021, 12:33 PM • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says dozens of his employees … Read more

Biden, CEOs, biz leaders meet over COVID-19 vaccine mandates

President Joe Biden has invited CEOs and business leaders to the White House to discuss COVID-19 mandates Through DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press September 15, 2021, 18:07 • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met on Wednesday with the CEOs of Walt Disney and … Read more

Largest colleges push student vaccinations with mandates, awards

STORRS, Conn. — At most of the largest US public universities, students are not required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Some schools require vaccines, but with leniency to those who opt out. Still others have expelled students who do not follow the rules. As a new semester begins amid a coronavirus resurgence, administrators and faculty … Read more

Japan passes 50% vaccination rate, may ease limits in November.

Japanese government says more than 50% of population has been fully vaccinated ThroughThe Associated Press September 12, 2021, 06:36 • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article TOKYO — The Japanese government says more than 50% of the population has been fully vaccinated. Vaccine rollouts in Japan began in mid-February, months behind … Read more

NY Hospital Won’t Deliver Babies After Unvaccinated Staff Stops – NBC New York

A hospital in upstate New York will stop delivering babies later this month, in part due to the layoff of workers over demands that they be vaccinated against COVID-19. Six maternity nurses resigned from Lewis County General Hospital in the past week, exacerbating an existing staff shortage. the Watertown Daily Times reported:. The department has … Read more

Can children get COVID ‘for a long time’ after coronavirus infections?

Symptoms that persist, recur, or begin a month or more after a COVID-19 infection can affect children and teens as well as adults Through LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer September 9, 2021, 4:37 am • 2 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article Can children get “long COVID” after that? coronavirus infections? Yes, … Read more

Efforts are mounting to eradicate the use of parasitic drugs for COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Health experts and medical groups are pushing to eradicate the growing use of a decades-old parasitic drug to treat COVID-19, warning that it can cause harmful side effects and that there is little evidence that it helps. With a fourth wave of infections, more Americans are turning to ivermectin, an inexpensive drug used … Read more

Idaho sets standards for crisis hospital care amid COVID surge

Idaho’s public health leaders have activated crisis standards of care for the state’s northern hospitals as there are more coronavirus patients than institutions can handle Through REBECCA BOONE Associated Press September 7, 2021, 3:14 PM • 3 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article BOISE, Idaho — Idaho audience Health leaders have activated … Read more

Unemployed Americans Have Few Options When Benefits Expire

Two pivotal unemployment benefit programs have expired, leaving only a handful of economic options for millions still financially affected by the year-and-a-half coronavirus pandemic Through KEN SWEET AP Business Writer September 7, 2021, 2:20 am • 4 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — Millions of unemployed Americans lost their … Read more