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Victoria records lowest COVID-19 cases in a month

Victoria records lowest COVID-19 cases in a month In a message to people of Victoria, Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt said: "It is "okay not to be okay" in light of the coronavirus pandemic". Masks are only mandatory in Victoria, and many people in other states continue to shun health advice. [Full Article...]

Trump's postmaster-general pauses service cuts after mail-in ballots outcry

Trump's postmaster-general pauses service cuts after mail-in ballots outcry Glass and Koroma both slammed Hogan's decision to send applications for mail-in voting to all eligible voters, instead of ballots, echoing criticism made by Democratic lawmakers on the state level. It's possible that the risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus will keep millions of Americans at home through November's balloting. They've sued Nevada to block its law from taking effect, argui... [Full Article...]

Makes masks mandatory in schools when physical distancing can't be maintained

Makes masks mandatory in schools when physical distancing can't be maintained The Ministry of Education made the announcement Monday, saying that that masks will be required in high traffic areas like buses and in common areas like hallways. Canadian Shield, an Ontario-based personal protective equipment manufacturer, recently announced its donation of 54,500 additional face shields for K-12 schools in B.C., adding to the PPE inventory the province says will be available fo... [Full Article...]

Young people driving coronavirus spread, World Health Organization warns

Young people driving coronavirus spread, World Health Organization warns Adhanom claimed during a virtual briefing that the right thing to do is to act "strategically and globally", which "is actually in each country's national interest", adding that there must be a way to end "vaccine nationalism". With more than 150 vaccines in development, about two dozen in human studies and a handful in late-stage trials, the World Health Organization said even countries signing... [Full Article...]

Walgreens offering flu vaccines amid coronavirus pandemic

Walgreens offering flu vaccines amid coronavirus pandemic As we head into flu season, it's important to not only get a flu vaccine, but to prioritize getting caught up on all CDC-recommended vaccines, particularly for adults and vulnerable populations. AstraZeneca plans to ship 8 million doses of the inhaled nasal flu vaccine FluMist. A record 175 million doses were produced during the 2019-2020 flu season. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom forms new organization to boost public health protection capability

United Kingdom forms new organization to boost public health protection capability A Number 10 spokesman said that PHE had an "important role in our response to this pandemic" and said that the Government would "continue to work closely" with the organisation. It is expected that a consultation will be launched about PHE's other work going forward. Several key elements of PHE's work - such as tackling obesity, addiction and other prominent health problems - will be hande... [Full Article...]

Congressman Bobby Scott visits post office in Newport News amid USPS controversy

Congressman Bobby Scott visits post office in Newport News amid USPS controversy He went on to explain that "our recommendation is obviously people are going to have to vote absentee and [using] mail-in ballots if they are going to be able to vote safely". What does this have to do with the election? Many letter carrier and mail sorter positions in New Jersey are now vacant, said Richard O'Connell Jr., president of the New Jersey State Association of Letter Carriers. [Full Article...]

99 new COVID cases confirmed in Ontario today

99 new COVID cases confirmed in Ontario today It's a slight decrease in the number of new cases compared to Saturday, when 106 were reported. Elliott says over 25,000 tests were processed over the last day. At now, the death toll from the virus stays unchanged at two, 789. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline. The number of ongoing outbreaks at long-term care homes also continues to decline, and now, it sits at 23. [Full Article...]

IL reports 1,828 more positive virus tests, 5 deaths | Lexington Herald Leader

IL reports 1,828 more positive virus tests, 5 deaths | Lexington Herald Leader Daily hospitalizations numbers continue to steadily decline. The positivity rate of tests during that reporting period was 10.6%, somewhat higher than the previous period's 8.7%. While the newest set of coronavirus statistics reflect information from state's electronic lab report systems stem, L.A. Public Health says that it still anticipates more numbers from a backlog of reports within the... [Full Article...]

U-turn on England's exam grades as teacher estimates to be used

U-turn on England's exam grades as teacher estimates to be used Critics have said there are flaws in the method, not least because a link with a school's past performance has meant thousands of bright students were effectively discriminated against because they were at a historically underperforming school. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders: House should come back to fund U.S. Postal Service

Bernie Sanders: House should come back to fund U.S. Postal Service Trump, who has repeatedly claimed that wider mail-in voting would lead to voter fraud without presenting evidence, said on Thursday that he opposes giving additional funding to the Postal Service as demanded by leaders of the Democratic Party. [Full Article...]

66 new cases of Covid-19

66 new cases of Covid-19 Meanwhile, there has been a large jump in cases in the North where 74 new cases were reported this afternoon, taking the total there to 6,299. Of the 66 new cases nationally, 67% are under 45 years of age and three have been identified as community transmission. [Full Article...]

Victoria extends coronavirus state of emergency for another four weeks

Victoria extends coronavirus state of emergency for another four weeks But speaking on Sunday, Mr Andrews said it was "unlikely" the virus would ever be completely eliminated. "I certainly can't rule out that there will be other outbreaks in other aged homes but we're all in there working as hard as we can". [Full Article...]

COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans, say officials

COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans, say officials This will ensure that, once available, the vaccine can be supplied to the British public as soon as possible. With most vaccine trials ending in failure, the government is effectively hedging its bets, hoping that at least one of the vaccines it has purchased proves safe and effective. [Full Article...]

US Postal Service warns of significant risk of late main-in votes

US Postal Service warns of significant risk of late main-in votes Members of Congress have proposed emergency funding for the Postal Service, but President Trump has pledged to block the money. Democrats moved their campaign completely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. They're returned, again, by mail. In the past, voters have requested absentee ballots close to that deadline but have not received their ballots until Monday, the day before the ele... [Full Article...]

Lower economic status, racialized communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in BC

Lower economic status, racialized communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in BC Horgan said he supports the federal "COVID Alert", which does not yet work in B.C., but doesn't believe it is as effective as person-to-person contact tracing. She also reiterated Thursday the importance of staying two metres apart, keeping groups small, wearing face masks when physical distancing is not possible and staying home when sick. [Full Article...]

Fall could the 'worst' from a public health standpoint — CDC head

Fall could the 'worst' from a public health standpoint — CDC head But that could only happen if people in the USA remain reluctant about masks, social distancing, hand washing and avoiding crowds. "You do those four things, it will bring this outbreak down". CDC Director Robert Redfield suggested that the coronavirus pandemic could become even more dire in the fall, as the weather gets cold and people head indoors. [Full Article...]

European Union concludes talks on potential COVID-19 vaccine supply from J&J

European Union concludes talks on potential COVID-19 vaccine supply from J&J Never before has a vaccine progressed so quickly on so many different fronts, and never before has there been such a short-term impetus to develop, produce, and distribute medical products. A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand. [Full Article...]

Duke University study shows effectiveness of different face masks

Duke University study shows effectiveness of different face masks MeiLan Han, a professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care at the University of MI. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people nearby, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [Full Article...]

B.C. sees 78 new COVID-19 cases, including four in Interior

B.C. sees 78 new COVID-19 cases, including four in Interior Four of today's cases were in the Interior Health Authority bringing the total to 398. In this case it's B.C. Premier John Horgan who asked for help from two famous actors from B.C. We all need to be role models in our community, in our family, to use the tools that we have to support all of us and to keep our community safe. "Right now, we have it in our ability to make the changes we need to b... [Full Article...]


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