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Staff fear burnout as COVID outbreak sweeps through jail

"Other institutions have been temporarily closed with inmates and staff transferred out for a deep-clean. We are, however, being asked to work through it."
Aedan Helmer / Ottawa Citizen   |   Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:41:13

CDC studies: Booster shots needed against omicron

Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots. (Jan. 21)
AP / USA Today   |   Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:36:16

Arizona Sues to Stop Treasury From Recouping Relief Funds

Gov. Doug Ducey has been using federal pandemic aid to undermine school mask requirements, which Treasury said violated the law.
Alan Rappeport / NY Times   |   Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:29:04

Beijing Winter Olympics poses challenge to China's zero-Covid policy

Event was intended to be symbol of country's ascendancy but has been marred by pandemic and diplomatic tensions
FT   |   Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:01:55

Omicron spread calls for critical review of current measures

If the Covid-19 restrictions revived by Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor two weeks ago were as “quick, decisive and precise” as she described, the Omicron outbreak ought to have eased by now and the city would be looking forward to a Lunar New Year holiday.But the government has once ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 22 Jan 2022 00:00:23

Fact check: COVID-19 vaccines primarily designed to prevent serious illness, death

The CDC director did tell CNN that vaccines can't prevent transmission, but that doesn't mean they offer no protection at all.
Valerie Pavilonis, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:55:20

How are COVID-related expenses impacting your household budget?

PPE and COVID-19 tests are increasingly becoming necessities for U.S. households. But the costs add up - both in time and money. Tell us how the need for these items is affecting you.
Mallory Yu / NPR   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:43:51

What life looks like on other side of the Omicron surge

As Omicron cases decline in South Africa, CNN's David McKenzie reports on the Covid-19 variant's effect on the country.
CNN   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:40:12

As Omicron Crests, Booster Shots Are Keeping Americans Out of Hospitals

Extra vaccine doses were expected to lower infection rates. But the shots also seem to be preventing severe illness caused by the new variant, the C.D.C. reported.
Apoorva Mandavilli / NY Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:37:39

$350 Billion in Pandemic Aid to Build ... Golf Courses?

Michael RaineyJanuary 21, 2022Congress has provided state and local governments with about $350 billion to help them navigate the coronavirus...
mrainey / Fiscal Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:35:37

'Strongest health system in the country': NSW prepared for potential COVID spike in schools, says Premier

"We have the strongest health system in the country by a long way," Premier says while defending return to school plan, as 2762 people are hospitalised with the virus, of whom 204 are in intensive care units.
Sally Rawsthorne / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:09:20

Omicron: residents locked down in Hong Kong worry about jobs, elderly loved ones, steady supply of food and tests

Many residents of a Hong Kong public housing estate at the centre of a snowballing outbreak of the highly infectious Omicron coronavirus variant spent the first of their five-day lockdown on Friday in anxiety and struggling to make ends meet said they were concerned about losing their jobs or running ...
Tiffany Liang / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:00:25

'Frustrating for some, but safer for more': Social services sigh with relief behind WA border

COVID-19 deaths have been almost four times higher among people in the lowest socioeconomic group, says Anglicare as it fields more than 100 relief calls a day.
Emma Young / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:57:27

Covid: Some learners face 10-month wait for driving test

A shortage of examiners means some learners face eight-hour round trips to do their practical exam.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:55:19

Michigan contact tracing slows down: 'Folks need to just assume they've been exposed'

Michigan's public health strategy is shifting as thousands of new coronavirus cases are reported daily and the capacity to contact trace shrinks.
Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:51:32

NSW records 20,148 COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths as GPs shorten child vaccination gap

There are 2762 people in hospital with the virus, of whom 204 are in intensive care units.
Sally Rawsthorne / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:27:14

Mass. reports 13,935 new COVID-19 cases, 102 new deaths

The state also reported 3,105 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Here's the data reported Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. The post Mass. reports 13,935 new COVID-19 cases, 102 new deaths appeared first on Boston.com .
Rosemary Ford / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:16:59

Victoria records 16,016 new cases and 20 deaths as retired teachers asked to plug COVID gaps

Active cases in the state dropped by almost 14 per cent from Friday's number, but 1029 people are still in hospital with the virus in Victoria.
Ashleigh McMillan / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:05:46

Moderna to manufacture over three billion doses of Covid vaccine in 2022

This talk was organised to commemorate 15 years of Venture Centre hosted at the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory in Pune.
Anish Mondal / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:02:47

Covid rapid test makers race to meet overwhelming global demand

Lack of early governmental planning exacerbated supply chain problems when Omicron hit
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:00:55

Has the omicron surge peaked in Massachusetts?

"We're still not in a place where it's super safe yet." The post Has the omicron surge peaked in Massachusetts? appeared first on Boston.com .
Christopher Gavin / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:59:43

Another Study Finds Cannabis Compound CBD Might Prevent, Fight COVID-19 Infection

Along with data from lab mice and human cells, a survey of Americans prescribed high-potency CBD oil showed lower rates of COVID-19 infection.
Chris Roberts, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:53:37

'Gentle' France lags behind eager EU neighbours in race to vaccinate kids as Omicron rages

As France's bid to vaccinate 5- to 11-year-olds against Covid-19 hits the one-month mark, progress remains ploddingly slow, light years behind many EU neighbours. As the Omicron wave rages through France with average confirmed cases exceeding 300,000 a day, Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday euphemised that the jab campaign ...
Tracy MCNICOLL / France 24   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:51:45

Michigan reports 33,551 new COVID-19 cases, 210 deaths over 2 days

Friday's report brings Michigan to 1,866,267 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 29,190 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:37:10

Coronavirus Update: Unvaccinated Seniors Are 49 Times More Likely To Be Hospitalized

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published new data showing unvaccinated seniors 65 and older are 49 times more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than those who have been vaccinated and received a booster shot.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:20:28

More Obstacles For White House Agenda As Federal Judge Blocks Biden's Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden's aim to amplify vaccination rates has endured more complications. Texas federal judge Jeffrey Brown ruled Friday that the president cannot make it obligatory for federal workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, questioning whether the government could "require millions of federal employees to undergo a medical procedure as ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:03:54

Hospitality sector relieved at 'truly fantastic news' of Covid restrictions easing

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme extended until March 8th
Irish Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:52:41

California bill would let kids 12-up get COVID vaccine, other shots without parental consent

A bill in California would allow children ages 12 and older to get vaccines such as the COVID-19 vaccination without their parents' consent.
Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:49:22

Ottawa's largest school board promises to start reporting COVID-19 cases at schools

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board says it will set up a website where parents can check voluntary reports of cases of COVID-19 at schools. In a letter to parents Friday, board director Camille Williams-Taylor said the board is responding to requests for more information about suspected cases of COVID-19 at ...
Jacquie Miller / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:49:05

Almost half of Mass. COVID hospitalizations are now classified as 'incidental.' Here's what that means.

"We do have a very large number of people affected, but we have a lower proportion of people with severe disease and that's really important." The post Almost half of Mass. COVID hospitalizations are now classified as 'incidental.' Here's what that means. appeared first on Boston.com .
Marta Hill / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:44:14

USPS begins shipping free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:21:49

Why a 3-Dose Vaccine for Young Kids Might Actually Work Out

For many months now, Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has been slowly making its way into smaller arms in smaller doses-from teens to adolescents to kids in the fall. Now it's just the under-5 crowd left, and the word on the lips of parents raring to protect their children is still, simply, ...
Katherine J. Wu / The Atlantic   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:15:37

UK travel groups prepare for bookings surge as 'day-2' Covid test set to be scrapped

Easing of restrictions come as businesses prepare for reservations for February half-term week and Easter holidays
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:03:16

Code Red: Belgium to use COVID-19 barometer

System will allow authorities to tie coronavirus measures to hospitalization numbers and ICU capacity.
Thibault Spirlet / Politico   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:00:29

Covid endgame: 'The writing was on the wall for the last week'

With cases falling and rules easing, what happens next and what will become of Nphet?
Irish Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:00:00

Biden Administration Suspends 44 U.S. Flights by Chinese Airlines

The retaliatory move came after the Chinese government canceled American, Delta and United flights to China after some passengers tested positive for the coronavirus.
Niraj Chokshi / NY Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:57:08

Lifting Covid restrictions: What can I do on Saturday that I haven't been able to do?

Pub opening hours restored and two-metre rule scrapped in wide-ranging changes
Irish Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:55:52

Children Can Receive Smaller COVID Vaccine Doses, Says World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending that children younger than 12 receive a smaller dose of a COVID-19 vaccine than those used for everyone else.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:54:49

Students Are Walking Out Over COVID

Last semester was bad, but this one has been worse. The pandemic-and the United States' haphazard response to it-has presented parents and teachers with unpleasant choice after unpleasant choice when it comes to kids' education. But even by pandemic standards, the highly contagious Omicron variant has brought a special level ...
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:51:08

Supreme Court's vaccine mandate ruling means businesses chart their own course

Now that the Supreme Court has blocked a mandate requiring workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine, businesses must weigh how to move forward.
Charisse Jones and Paul Davidson, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:32:14

Two years since Covid was first confirmed in U.S., the pandemic is worse than anyone imagined

With the emergence of omicron, the future course of the pandemic is unclear as experts struggle to understand how new variants emerge.
CNBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:25:58

How Long Are You Contagious After Contracting COVID? Here's What The Research Says

Even after a 10-day quarantine period, a person that has contracted COVID-19 may still be contagious for more than two months after they have contracted the virus, according to a recent study.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:24:37

The Long Road to Successful Covid Vaccines

The road to successful vaccines; mask distribution; Starbucks; Build Back Better; Trump's call to Georgia; leaving the G.O.P.; a football fan's plea.
NY Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:24:03

GlaxoSmithKline and Vir to boost U.S. output of COVID-19 antibody - Reuters

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:09:36

Pressing ahead or pausing? Companies from Starbucks to Carhartt navigate how hard to push vaccines after SCOTUS blocks mandate

Now that the Supreme Court has blocked a mandate requiring workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine, businesses must weigh how to move forward.
Charisse Jones and Paul Davidson, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:47:27

After the Omicron wave, here's what experts say could lie ahead in 2022

CNN   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:44:47

US suspends 44 China-bound flights in retaliation for coronavirus cancellations

The US Transportation Department said on Friday it would suspend 44 China-bound flights from the United States by four Chinese carriers in response to the Chinese government’s decision to suspend some US carrier flights over Covid-19 concerns.The Biden administration action came after Chinese authorities suspended 20 United Airlines, 10 American ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:42:35

Booster shots 90% effective at preventing omicron hospitalizations, CDC data shows: COVID-19 updates

The CDC data found third doses were 'highly effective' at keeping people infected with omicron out of the hospital: Latest COVID-19 updates.
Cady Stanton, Celina Tebor and Christine Fernando, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:37:25

Michigan reports 86,009 new COVID-19 cases, 501 deaths over 5 days

Wednesday's report brings Michigan to 1,832,716 total confirmed coronavirus cases and 28,980 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:36:22

Why It's Still So Complicated to Get Free Home Covid Tests

This week, nearly two full years into the on-going pandemic, the Biden Administration told Americans that they would, at long last, be given access to free, rapid COVID-19 tests - a key tool in containing the spread of the virus. The government's plan was two-fold. First, on Jan. 15, federal ...
Abigail Abrams / Time   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:31:13

Is The End Near? Doomsday Clock Issues Dire Warnings About The State Of The World

The Doomsday Clock was set to 100 seconds until midnight on Thursday based on the "continuing and dangerous threats posed by nuclear weapons, climate change, disruptive technologies, and COVID-19." The clock, which has been maintained since 1947 and run by the Bulletin, raises conversations about the potential threats to life ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:28:53

Businessman Declan Ganley entitled to half of legal costs in Covid challenge

Action was dismissed after judge held it had become moot
Irish Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:23:51

What experts say 2022 could look like on the other side of the latest Covid-19 wave

Picture a not-too-distant future when you can book that summer trip to Italy or you don't have to remember to take off your mask for graduation photos. After the past 25 months, forgetting the pandemic for even a little while may sound like a fantasy -- after all, the coronavirus ...
CNN   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:23:39

Mass. nurses union calls on Baker to declare a state of emergency over 'overrun' healthcare facilities

"The system is buckling under the pressure." The post Mass. nurses union calls on Baker to declare a state of emergency over 'overrun' healthcare facilities appeared first on Boston.com .
Arianna MacNeill / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:21:13

IMF warns China over cost of Covid lockdowns

Hardline approach to pandemic risks damaging global economy, says Kristalina Georgieva Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage China, the world's second largest economy, should review its zero-tolerance approach to the pandemic or risk damaging the global recovery, according to the head of International Monetary Fund. Kristalina Georgieva ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:20:55

Biden Versus the Friends of Covid

Anti-vaccine politics explain many of the president's problems.
NY Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:15:10

Hospitals not the only healthcare setting stretched by COVID-19

Australians don't want their terminally ill loved one to be left alone in their final days, so are choosing to provide this care themselves.
Kelly Rogerson / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:00:00

For Some Skiers And Snowboarders, Skipping X Games Ahead Of Beijing Olympics 'Wasn't Even A Question'

With China's zero-Covid policy, athletes entering the country for the Beijing Olympics will be subjected to stringent standards. Many skiers and snowboarders, like Shaun White and Chloe Kim, are choosing to skip X Games two weeks ahead of the Games. For others, that wasn't even a consideration.
Michelle Bruton, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:53:22

U.S. judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers in latest blow to White House Covid agenda

Biden's rule "amounts to a presidential mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs," the judge wrote.
CNBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:52:14

Are China's Zero COVID Plans Helping Or Hurting? IMF Warns It May Be A 'Burden' Globally

China may be inflicting more harm to itself than necessary in its quest to keep COVID-19 under wraps, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Friday.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:47:33

I'm Vaccinated, Boosted and Had COVID-19. Can I Go Back to Normal Now?

Here's what we know so far about COVID-19 immunity
Jamie Ducharme / Time   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:37:50

Boosters Are Effective Against Delta and Omicron Variants in Studies

Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines were at least 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations
Fiona Rutherford / Bloomberg / Time   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:36:40

Kurl: Child vaccination has become a whole new challenge in the era of COVID

Adults who at first hesitated have since signed on for vaccination in droves. So have teenagers. But we're not seeing that enthusiasm when it comes to getting the jab for younger kids.
Christina Spencer, Ottawa Citizen / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:35:43

Covid-19 and climate crises have sparked an outcry for social justice. Will leaders take heed?

With the world suffering from Covid-19 containment fatigue, the star-studded Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up provides a satirical and relatable reality. The film cleverly draws attention to our climate emergency, shaming leaders for failing to respond appropriately.A parallel can be drawn to the world’s collective failure in handling the Covid-19 ...
Chee Yik-wai / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:30:12

COVID-19: Number of patients in Ontario ICUs continues to climb; 64 deaths reported

The number of people hospitalized with the disease was 4,114, which has plateaued over the last several days.
Jacquie Miller / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:29:55

Covid rules: What are the restrictions in your area?

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:24:02

The CDC warns US travelers to avoid more than 100 countries. Do people care?

Every week, the CDC updates its list of countries that should be avoided due to COVID-19. But are travelers paying attention?
Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:09:22

Energy bills crisis: UK business leaders demand urgent action

CBI, BCC, IoD, Make UK and FSB say 'rocketing' charges will delay economic recovery from Covid Five of Britain's leading business groups have demanded urgent and decisive government help to tackle the UK's energy crisis, warning failure to act will result in lower investment, an increase in poverty and the ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:06:57

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:05:20

DeSantis suggests vaccines hurt fertility. A study indicates otherwise - but says catching coronavirus might.

Researchers found men infected with the coronavirus showed signs of a short-term decline in fertility. The post DeSantis suggests vaccines hurt fertility. A study indicates otherwise - but says catching coronavirus might. appeared first on Boston.com .
Washington Post / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:05:19

Covid-19: France to relax rules despite Omicron

Taipei Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:01:49

What You Need To Know About How Well Vaccines Protect You Against Omicron

"Vaccines are not magic forcefields," Johns Hopkins' Dr. Amesh Adalja told Forbes. "You are getting vaccinated to prevent yourself from getting severe illness from Covid-19," not to stop getting infected at all.
Robert Hart, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:00:26

CureVac extends losses as BofA downgrades citing minimal COVID-19 upside

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:57:00

Sudden shift in COVID-19 guidance in B.C. 'led to confusion' says B.C. CDC

The changes, posted Wednesday on the centre's website, include ending isolation for close contacts of a person with COVID-19.
The Canadian Press / Vancouver Sun   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:54:42

Boosters provide best protection against Omicron, studies show

Three large new studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the importance of getting a booster shot to provide the best protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant.
CNN   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:54:41

Amar Jawan Jyoti merges with flame at National War Memorial; Check details

The company, however, said the COVID-19 infections that started to increase from the last week of December leading to various restrictions had a negative impact on cinema operations.
Shriparna Saha / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:52:55

Omicron: booster shot of BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine provides enough protection against variant, Hong Kong researchers find

A booster shot of the German-made BioNTech coronavirus vaccine provides sufficient protection from the highly infectious Omicron variant, university researchers in Hong Kong have found.A study by a medical team from the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University found people’s neutralising antibodies – the first line of immune defence ...
Denise Tsang,William Yiu / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:50:31

Covid: UK government 'abandoned science' and plane turns around mid-flight

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday evening.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:48:39

The CDC warns US travelers to avoid more than 100 countries. How many are listening?

Every week, the CDC updates its list of countries that should be avoided due to COVID-19. But are travelers paying attention?
Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:26:38

11 Toyota Plants Shut Down As Supply Crisis Pinches Automaker Amid Pandemic

Toyota (TM) will temporarily halt production at 11 of its 14 plants in Japan due to a parts supply shortage caused by the "spread of COVID-19" at its suppliers throughout the country. The plant shutdowns will run Friday through Monday. In a statement, the automaker said, "We sincerely apologize for ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:26:23

new Princess Diana documentary aims to ‘explore our complicity’ in her tragic life and death

An Princess Diana documentary offering an “origin story” for the British royal family’s latest woes was among the opening night films at the online Sundance film festival Thursday.Sundance, which celebrates independent cinema, was forced to go virtual for a second year running by the Omicron variant of Covid-19’s surge across ...
Agence France-Presse / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:24:33

France's top court says no to vaccine pass at political rallies

However the pass will be required to access a wide range of public venues.
Clea Caulcutt / Politico   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:22:37

Debt-strapped Canadians brace for a hike in interest rates

Bank of Canada is expected to start a campaign of tighter monetary policy next week in a bid to tame COVID-driven inflation
Theophilos Argitis - Bloomberg,Erik Hertzberg,Brian Platt / Toronto Star   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:21:14

Pressing ahead or pausing? Companies from Starbucks to Carharrt navigate how hard to push vaccines after SCOTUS blocks mandate

Now that the Supreme Court has blocked a mandate requiring workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine, businesses must weigh how to move forward.
Charisse Jones and Paul Davidson, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:17:32

Study: Consumers Expect Retailers To Share Their Values

COVID-19 will go down in history as a global catastrophe - like the start of World War II - that ignited a sudden shift in how we see ourselves in relation to others and to the world.
Greg Petro, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:15:06

Covid vaccinations: Anti-vaxers use 'crime number' to try to halt jabs

Police say the number merely acknowledges an allegation - not that a crime has been committed.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:09:31

Mild COVID Symptoms Can Cause Long-Term Neurological Damage, Study Shows

As the effects of the latest COVID variant, Omicron, remain shrouded in mystery, an immunologist at the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, recently conducted a study to uncover potential long-term effects of COVID. The study found that even those who experienced milder symptoms from the virus can potentially ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:51:50

Credit Suisse boss at Euros on same day he allegedly broke rules to attend Wimbledon

António Horta-Osório resigned last week after bank looked into alleged repeated breaches of Covid rules Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Former Lloyds boss António Horta-Osório watched England's defeat in the final of football's European Championship at Wembley on the same day as he allegedly breached quarantine ...
Guardian   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:45:10

India aiming at $500 billion exports for FY23: DGFT official

India has set up a target of $500 billion exports for the 2022-23 fiscal, a top government official said on Friday, contending that the Covid-19 pandemic has taught the country to world trade.
Times of India   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:44:07

What Is The 'Nocebo Effect?' Negative Placebo Effect To Blame For COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

The "nocebo effect" is a negative form of the placebo effect caused by an expected negative reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine that turns into manifesting those symptoms, according to a study released on Tuesday.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:41:02

What new Omicron sub-lineage might mean for the UK - and its exit from latest COVID wave

Could the timing be any worse? A new of Omicron coming along just as the government abandons all COVID restrictions. 
Sky   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:41:00

Moderna Stock Crash Intensifies: Losses Top $130 Billion After Scientists Find Covid Boosters Aren't Halting Omicron Infections

Moderna was last year's third best-performing stock in the S&P-it's now this year's worst.
Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:32:59

Covid-19 Vaccines Do Not Interfere With Fertility, According To New Data

New research shows that Covid-19 vaccines do not interfere with fertility but that having Covid-19 could.
Deb Gordon, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:30:35

These Countries Are Requiring Covid-19 Booster Shots For Travelers And Remote Workers

Remote workers and travelers alike are understandably a little uncertain on what the future will hold for entry requirements while continuing their travels.
Mike Swigunski, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:30:00

Covid: What are the social distancing rules?

Scotland and Wales are relaxing some of their restrictions around gatherings and mixing with others.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:27:58

Covid-19: 'We'll be second-class citizens if self-isolation rules go'

People with conditions that mean the vaccine does not work fear the removal of self-isolation rules.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:21:50

Covid passports: Where do I still need to use one?

Mandatory Covid passports will be scrapped in England but remain across the rest of the UK.
BBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:12:24

Zero-Covid Policy Shakes Hong Kong's Economy and Its 'Soul'

Businesses that held on through several outbreaks are now trembling as the highflying metropolitan hub struggles with supply chain issues and a relentless approach to the pandemic.
Alexandra Stevenson / NY Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:08:24

Reeves' speech shows the impact of Covid and Corbynism on Labour thinking

Rachel Reeves' first big economy speech of the year was an opportunity to lay out the themes the...
James Meadway / Labour List   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:05:53

Delhi logs 10,756 Covid cases; positivity rate declines to 18.04 per cent

The Delhi government on Thursday capped the rate of conventional RT-PCR tests in private hospitals and laboratories at Rs 300, reducing the price by 40 per cent, according to an order.
Anish Mondal / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:01:48

Beijing Winter Olympics will have shortened torch relay as capital records more Covid-19 cases

The Winter Olympic organisers announced the torch relay would be held within a closed bubble as officials in the Chinese capital warned it faced a battle against the Delta and Omicron strains of Covid-19.By Friday afternoon the city had reported seven new symptomatic and five asymptomatic local cases.Pang Xinghuo, deputy ...
Josephine Ma / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:00:15

Covid-19: Himachal Pradesh reports five-fold surge in active cases in 10 days

The state's active Covid-19 cases climbed to 15,618 from 14,918 on Wednesday.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:54:21

Over 1,500 Covid cases in nursing homes, community hospitals since start of year

No fatality rate is available as yet for the current wave driven by the Omicron variant
Irish Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:53:06

China's zero-Covid policy now looks like a 'burden' and it needs to reassess, IMF says

The International Monetary Fund's managing director said Friday that China's zero-Covid policy is increasingly looking like a "burden."
CNBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:52:54

COVID misinformation is a health risk - tech companies need to remove harmful content not tweak their algorithms

Many worldwide have now caught COVID. But during the pandemic many more are likely to have encountered something else that's been spreading virally: misinformation. False information has plagued the COVID response, erroneously convincing people that the virus isn't harmful, of the merits of various ineffective treatments, or of false dangers ...
Andrew Chadwick, Professor of Political Communication, Loughborough University / The Conversation   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:47:40

Fiona Bruce Calls For Unvaccinated People To Go On BBC Question Time

Kate Nicholson / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:46:09

COVID-19: Indoor dining, gyms and cinemas to reopen on Jan. 31 as Ontario moves to start lifting public health measures

Restrictions were imposed Jan. 5 to try to blunt what Ford called the "tsunami" of COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant.
Jacquie Miller / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:39:41

WHO gives green light to wider use of Covid vaccine boosters

Advisers recommend use of a third shot but want vulnerable people to have priority
FT   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:37:26

COVID Deaths Projected To Hit Staggering Level In Coming Weeks: How Many Americans Could Die?

The next four weeks could prove to be especially deadly for the U.S. if the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's predictions about the COVID-19 pandemic come to fruition. The agency has projected that over 61,000 Americans could die from COVID in the next month, according to its latest ensemble ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:35:45

Only Four States Have Recovered All Jobs Lost To Covid-19 [Infographic]

All four-Utah, Idaho, Texas and Arizona-have experienced population growth during the pandemic, however, in part explaining their quick recovery.
Katharina Buchholz, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:34:32

More children hospitalized for COVID-19 in January than any other point during the pandemic: CHEO

"It is finding the most vulnerable."
Elizabeth Payne / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:33:35

COVID-19 update for Jan. 21: Here's the latest on coronavirus in B.C.

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
Stephanie Ip / Vancouver Sun   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:32:06

Here's What We Know About 'Stealth Omicron' - The Fast Moving Sub-Lineage Of The Variant 'Gaining Ground' In Europe

U.K. officials are investigating the variant, which accounts for almost half of Covid-19 cases in Denmark, though said case rates are very low at the moment.
Robert Hart, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:30:25

Retailers brace for difficult 2022 after sharp monthly fall in UK spending

Sales volumes dropped by 3.7% in December as Omicron resulted in a more cautious mood Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Retailers are bracing themselves after a sharp fall in December spending was expected to be the prelude to a tough year ahead as consumers grapple with ...
Larry Elliott Economics editor / Guardian   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:28:57

STAT+: Pharmalittle: Alzheimer's patient groups to protest Medicare plan for Biogen drug; cancer combo treatments are questioned

Alzheimer's patient groups are planning publicity and lobbying campaigns to protest a Medicare coverage proposal they say could delay the use of new drugs for 10 years.
Ed Silverman / St. Louis Fed   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:21:53

Uruguay's agreement with Pfizer: the COVID vaccine will be annual

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Uruguay, there will be annual revaccination against Covid-19, and "it is already foreseen that throughout the year vaccines will be arriving" from the Pfizer laboratory, announced the secretary of the Uruguayan presidency, Álvaro Delgado. According to what Delgado confirmed on January 19 ... To ...
The Rio Times / Rio Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:18:37

Florida health official put on leave after promoting Covid vaccines

A top public health official in Florida has been placed on administrative leave after he emailed his employees about their low coronavirus vaccination rates and urging them to get the shots.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:11:17

London NHS hospitals bought £36m of services from US healthcare firm HCA last year

Study shows 'unprecedented' level of spending on private cancer care and cardiology during pandemic Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage London NHS hospitals struggling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic purchased £36m of cancer care, cardiology and other services directly from the UK's largest private healthcare group ...
Julia Kollewe / Guardian   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:11:07

Nano bubbles in blood of Covid patients could treat, prevent infection with coronavirus variants

The researchers found that evACE2 exist in human blood as a natural anti-viral response. The more severe the response, the higher the levels of evACE2 detected in the patient's blood.
Anish Mondal / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:01:45

Michigan companies proceed with caution after court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Dearborn-based Carhartt chose to continue the mandate and drew both harsh criticism and hearty approval on social media. Here's what others are doing.
Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:36

Trade boom with China makes Africa one of world’s strongest performers

Trade between China and Africa reached an all-time high in 2021 of US254 billion – a 35 per cent year-on-year increase surpassing pre-Covid-19 numbers, according to the latest Chinese customs data.China exported US$148 billion in goods to Africa, up 29.9 per cent on 2020, while receiving US$106 billion in imports ...
Jevans Nyabiage / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:20

Analysis: Don't underestimate Omicron -- especially if you're unvaccinated

Omicron is causing a tsunami, not a wave, of infections in the United States. We've learned a lot about this coronavirus variant since it was identified less than two months ago. We know that Omicron is highly transmissible and now accounts for nearly all new Covid cases, having pushed Delta ...
CNN   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:58:47

Here's What The Coronavirus R Rate Is Near You

Ned Simons / Huffington Post   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:58:28

Does our child need to isolate? Can I use an at-home test on a baby? Your parenting pandemic questions answered.

Experts weigh in on risks, benefits and balance for kids during the pandemic. The post Does our child need to isolate? Can I use an at-home test on a baby? Your parenting pandemic questions answered. appeared first on Boston.com .
Washington Post / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:50:32

Not surprised at Virat Kohli's decision to quit captaincy, bio-bubbles are harsh: Kevin Pietersen

"I think it's very difficult for his personality to perform to the best of his (Kohli's) abilities (in the bubble)," he reasoned as he reflected on sportspersons' life in a COVID-scarred world.
Hemant Abhishek / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:47:21

'I'm 29 years old and I feel like I'm 70': Long COVID patients continue to struggle for months, years

COVID-19 long haul patients are struggling with doctors and employers as they battle lingering symptoms that make them feel "crazy."
Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:46:06

COVID-19 restrictions on U.S. troops in Japan extended

The decision was made "due to the continuing increase of COVID-19 cases throughout Japan," fueled by the rapid spread of the highly contagious omicron variant.
Japan Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:43:26

Children under 5 are not eligible for Covid vaccination. Doctors have this advice to protect them during the omicron surge

Covid hospitalizations of children under 5 are rising, the CDC says, and that age group can't get vaccines. Doctors explain how parents can protect them.
CNBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:40:55

Kids' Covid hospitalizations hit pandemic high, worrying doctors and parents about long-term impact

Doctors at children's hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver and Washington are seeing more kids hospitalized with Covid than ever before.
CNBC   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:39:38

Unvaccinated seniors almost 50 times more likely to be hospitalized, CDC data shows: COVID-19 updates

Unvaccinated adults 65 and older who have COVID are 49 times more likely to be hospitalized than their boosted counterparts. Latest updates.
Cady Stanton, Celina Tebor and Christine Fernando, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:35:46

Sputnik V Covid vaccine shows higher Omicron-specific antibodies than Pfizer: Study

The joint Russian-Italian study -- funded by the Russian Direct Investment Fund which markets Sputnik V -- compared the blood serum samples of people taken three to six months after the second dose of the two vaccines.
anamika sinha / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:31:12

COVID-Positive Man Dies Waiting For Hospital Transfer, Family Says 'He Didn't Believe In Vaccines'

A 68-year-old Massachusetts man, who contracted COVID-19, has reportedly died, while waiting to be transfered to a hospital for further treatment. Antonios "Tony" Tsantinis of East Brookfield died on Dec. 10 after falling ill due to COVID-19 just after Thanksgiving. His longtime companion, Angela DiUlio, had also tested positive. The ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:30:03

Brazil's Central Bank chief sees no significant impact of omicron on the economy yet

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The head of Brazil's Central Bank, Roberto Campos Neto, said Thursday, January 20, that the omicron variant of the coronavirus has not yet had a significant impact on the country's economy and is not expected to because ... To read the full NEWS and much ...
The Rio Times / Rio Times   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:29:07

A Covid Contact-Tracing Contrast Lays Bare China's Inequalities

A Chinese man working to support his family and find a missing son tests positive for Covid-19 and is showered with offers of help. "I feel the warmth of society.
WSJ   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:19:00

Doctor debunks DeSantis' claim about Covid-19 vaccines

At a press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said that some nurses don't want to get the Covid-19 vaccines because they are trying to get pregnant. However, current studies show there is no established link between Covid-19 vaccines and infertility.
CNN   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:08:33

Covid-19: Maharashtra chemists demand ban on online sale of home self-test kits

Pune Chemists' District Association General Secretary Anil Belkar said over three lakh home test kits had been sold in Pune district alone in the past 20-25 days.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:05:13

COVID-19 situation in city under control, says Satyendar Jain

The national capital is expected to record 10,500 cases on Friday with a positivity rate of 17 to 18 per cent, he said.
anamika sinha / Financial Express   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:04:34

The dead can't speak; we will speak for them

Has the COVID-19 death toll of 46 now reached the "best-case predictions" and does the Premier think it removes his responsibility for doing something that has any chance of stopping this shocking state of affairs?
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:04:00

Rationing Paxlovid based on race and ethnicity

The United States is currently recording over 700,000 new cases of Covid-19 per day and the number is rising rapidly.  Fortunately, vaccines are quite effective at preventing severe disease, and Pfizer's anti-viral drug, Paxlovid is remarkably effective at preventing death and severe illness from Covid-19.  However, only 265,000 courses of ...
Eric Kramer / Angry Bear   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:58:25

Covid-19 isolation period cut to five days in boost for hospitality

The isolation period for fully vaccinated people is to be reduced from seven to five days from Monday, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced. Javid told the House of Commons that recent data from the UK Health Security Agency found that "around two-thirds of positive cases are no longer infectious ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:49:00

Exclusive-Biden directs U.S. to procure 500 million more COVID tests to meet demand-official

Published by Reuters By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden is directing the U.S. government to procure an additional 500 million COVID-19 tests to help meet surging demand across the country amid the spread of the Omicron variant, a White House official told Reuters on Thursday. The order ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:38:02

Allergy Therapeutics update contains positive aspects on the trials front

Don't be fooled by the reported revenue numbers in Allergy Therapeutics PLC (AIM:AGY)'s half-year reports is the message from house broker finnCap. The six-month trading update covering the second half of 2021 reflects the discontinuation of non-core products, ongoing COVID-19-related headwinds (principally in Germany and Italy), exchange-rate headwinds and product ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:21:00

How the pandemic has exacerbated online privacy threats

Driven by lockdown policies and a fear of contracting COVID-19, many individuals have moved to seek online alternatives for many of their offline activities over the pandemic, leading to a surge in online traffic-and increased tracking by commercial and public websites. These websites then share the data they collect with ...
Niam Yaraghi, Samantha Lai / Brookings   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:03:48

The Price of This Household Item Is Soaring

The Federal Reserve and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said last May that they didn't anticipate inflation to be a major problem and that any rise in prices would be temporary. Both the Fed and... 1028384 Chile covid | Cashier scanning products at a grocery store wearing a facemask
247patrick / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:00:51

Connecticut Coronavirus Stimulus Check: About 200,000 Families to Get Up to $1,000

A fourth stimulus check is nowhere to be seen, but some families in Connecticut could soon get some extra money from the state government. This Connecticut coronavirus stimulus check is not exactly a direct payment, rather it is part of the state's earned income tax credit program. Eligible recipients will ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:59:53

Some Non-Covid Links

( Don Boudreaux ) TweetMy intrepid Mercatus Center colleague Veronique de Rugy warns of the danger lurking in the careless use of pronouns. A slice: "The most dangerous pronoun discourse has nothing to do with gender identity. It's the undefined 'we' in public policy debates that's the problem." These are ...
Don Boudreaux / Cafe Hayek   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:59:37

Why Don't The People Who Serve Me Understand It Is Time To Get Back To Normal

The complete lack of any suggestion of compensating people for high risk jobs from all the work from home journalists demanding everyone continue serving their needs speaks for itself. I am SO OVER covid, why won't the help do as they are told!!!!! The focus on supposedly impertinent teachers, instead ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:30:00

Tucker Carlson pushes blatantly false InfoWars conspiracy theory that white people are being denied monoclonal antibodies because of their race

"If you wanted to make the population radical and distrustful and conspiracy minded ... this is exactly what you'd do," Carlson said in the segment.
Jake Lahut / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:21:59

More U.S. medical teams to bolster states as Omicron surges

Published by Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Another 1,000 federal health workers are deploying to six states to help alleviate overwhelmed hospitals amid the U.S. surge in Omicron-related COVID-19 cases, the White House said on Thursday. The teams of between seven and 25 military doctors, nurses and other personnel will head ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:09:14

Germany among first to recommend COVID-19 booster for 12 to 17-year-olds

Published by Reuters BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany's STIKO vaccine committee recommended on Thursday that all children between the ages of 12 and 17 receive a COVID-19 booster shot even though the European Union's drugs regulator has not given approval for this age group. The move makes Germany one of the first ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:09:12

Progressive Dems Push Legislation To Get Every American Wearing An N95 Mask

Progressive Dems Push Legislation To Get Every American Wearing An N95 Mask Authored by Andrea Germanos via Common Dreams, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday announced the reintroduction of legislation to get free N95 masks to all Americans to "prevent death and suffering" as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage amid ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:54:02

Next cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff exposed to Covid

Ben Woods / Telegraph   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:51:52

Jeanine Pirro May Have Just Made Fox News' Dumbest Claim Yet About COVID-19

The conservative TV personality showed she could use a reality check on "The Five."
Huffington Post   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:51:10

Omicron Deepens Uncertainty Over Beijing Olympics

New York Times: "The Winter Olympics are three weeks away, but tickets have yet to go on sale. Airlines are shifting schedules, creating travel confusion. Now, a spate of coronavirus [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:48:30

Poorer nations dump millions of close-to-expiry COVID-19 vaccines - UNICEF

Published by Reuters By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Poorer nations last month rejected more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the global programme COVAX, mainly due to their rapid expiry date, a UNICEF official said on Thursday. The figure shows the difficulties of vaccinating the world despite ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:44:12

Wear masks that are comfortable and fit well for 'best' protection against Omicron, CDC says

Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that the CDC was preparing to update its website with information to help people choose the "right" mask for them.
Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:36:57

Spain to cap antigen test prices, expand booster programme

Published by Reuters MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will cap prices for rapid coronavirus tests and open up its booster shot programme to everyone over the age of 18, the government said on Thursday, a day after data showed Omicron's rampant spread might be starting to slow. Health Minister Carolina Darias ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:23:53

Polish scientists find gene that doubles risk of serious COVID

Published by Reuters WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish scientists have found a gene that they say more than doubles the risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19, a discovery they hope could help doctors identify people who are most at risk from the disease. With vaccine hesitancy a major factor behind ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:23:49

Daily Digest 1/12 - Surge in Deaths Among People 18-49; Fauci Emails Expose Covid Origin; Bitcoin's Death Cross

Economy Are you prepared for a crash? Here's how to protect your investments. Here are precautions to take so you can sleep better when the inevitable happens. Bitcoin Death Cross Staring Down Bulls After Retreat After one of the roughest patches ever for Bitcoin enthusiasts, holders of the largest digital ...
Stewart / Peak Prosperity   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:17:56

Some Covid Links

( Don Boudreaux ) TweetWall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger reports that people no longer believe Fauci and other Covidocrats. (DBx: I hope that Mr. Henninger is correct, for this lack of credibility that he reports is as amply deserved as it was amply earned.) Two slices: From Covid's start ...
Don Boudreaux / Cafe Hayek   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:10:36

A syllabus for a new world

Christina Animashaun/Vox Art reminds us that survival after apocalypse is insufficient. When the world ends, what happens next? At the end of Lydia Millet's apocalyptic novel A Children's Bible, the younger brother of the teenage narrator asks her, "So what happens after the end?" They've just watched their world disappear; ...
Alissa Wilkinson / Vox   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:00:00

The US Army has boosted its maximum sign-on bonus by $10,000 as it struggles to find new recruits amid the labor shortage

Army sign-on bonuses were previously capped at $40,000. The increase to $50,000 reflects a competitive labor market, the army's recruiting chief said.
Stephen Jones / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:54:03

Subway Australia could transport its sandwich ingredients by plane if the supply chain crisis keeps getting worse

A Subway exec said using planes to transport food would be a "last resort" as supply chain workers call off sick with the coronavirus.
Grace Dean / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:51:46

Manhattan rents surpass pre-Covid rates for first time, report finds

The net effective median rent in the borough was $3,392 in December, higher than it was in December 2019, according to a Douglas Elliman report To view the full story, click the title link.
Eddie Small / Crain's NY   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:45:35

Texas shows the dangers of indifference to omicron

A medical assistant shelters Covid-19 testing equipment from the rain on January 8, 2022, in Houston, Texas. | Brandon Bell/Getty Images The state is facing worryingly high hospitalizations, staff shortages, and dwindling ICU beds. Like many states across the country grappling with the onset of the omicron variant, Texas's fight ...
Nicole Narea / Vox   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:30:00

Next cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff who must self-isolate - report

Next PLC (LSE:NXT) has reduced sick pay for unvaccinated staff who have to take time off work to self-isolate because of exposure to COVID-19, the BBC reported. They could now receive as little as £96.35 a week - the Statutory Sick Pay minimum - unless there are mitigating circumstances, according ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:28:00

Nike is preparing to fire some unvaccinated staff at its corporate headquarters, reports say

According to a new report from Oregon Live, a group of unvaccinated Nike corporate workers will lose their jobs on Saturday.
Mary Hanbury / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:22:28

Is Covax finally going to vaccinate the world?

Chamak Sunuwar, 83, receives his first jab of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, supplied by Covax, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on November 15, 2021. | Dipendra Rokka/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The global vaccination initiative has faced setbacks. Could a recent surge in doses foretell a better year ahead? Last September, the ...
Muizz Akhtar / Vox   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:20:00

Africa joins race to acquire Pfizer's COVID-19 Paxlovid pills

Published by Reuters By Alexander Winning and James Macharia Chege (Reuters) -Africa's top public health body said it was in talks with Pfizer about securing supplies of its antiviral COVID-19 pills for the continent, the latest to join the race for a drug seen as a potential game changer in ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:19:19

Tianjin Tightens "COVID Zero" Restrictions As Volkswagen Closes Plants

Tianjin Tightens "COVID Zero" Restrictions As Volkswagen Closes Plants The western press has finally caught on to the fact that the CCP is determined to maintain its "Zero COVID" approach to combating the virus that China first unleashed upon the world, even if that means another collapse in trade supply ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:13:06

A stand-up comedian who spent 6 days in COVID-19 quarantine on a cruise ship has spoken of the "panic and anxiety" she felt in her windowless cabin

Writing in the LA Times, Jen Murphy said meals were left outside her cabin on a tray covered in a red plastic bag marked "Hazardous Waste Material."
Zahra Tayeb / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:11:54

Rep. Warren Davidson becomes the latest GOP lawmaker to compare COVID-19 policies to Nazi Germany

Davidson joins the likes of Reps. Thomas Massie and Majorie Taylor Greene in comparing US COVID-19 policies to Nazi Germany.
Bill Bostock / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:58:16

Starbucks is closing all its dining rooms in Cleveland as COVID-19 cases rise

Stores including Nike, Walmart, and Macy's have been cutting their opening hours as staff call out sick with the coronavirus.
Grace Dean / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:46:31

China's Tianjin outbreak grows as Omicron spreads to Dalian

Published by Reuters BEIJING (Reuters) -China's northern port city of Tianjin reported an increase in COVID-19 infections on Thursday as it stepped up efforts to rein in an outbreak that has spread the highly transmissible Omicron variant to another city. Omicron has brought new challenges for China's strategy to quickly ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:42:00

The Permanent Pandemic Security State

As we near the end of the Covid era, we have critical choices to make.
Nate Hochman / National Review   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:30:37

New York Times Ignores School Closures, Policing Policies in Report on Rising Youth Gun Violence

The Times report suggests that 'Covid trauma' and an increase in gun sales drove the surge.
Ryan Mills / National Review   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:30:12

90 doctors ordered to offer services to Covid-19 hospitals in northern Greece

The Greek Health Ministry began with the requisition the services of pathologists, lung specialists and general practitioners of northern Greece in order to strengthen the national health system in the face of the pandemic. A total of 90 doctors have been called to provide their services to hospitals treating Covid-19 ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:24:47

Hungary govt expects COVID-19 cases to surge, shortens quarantine period

Published by Reuters BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary expects a substantial further increase in COVID-19 cases over the coming weeks due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said on Thursday. Gulyas said the number of daily new cases would likely ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:19:47

Pandemic School Closures Are an Indictment of America's Covid Strategy

I'm one of the millions of parents struggling with ad hoc childcare challenges as a result of pandemic-related school closure. I'm also an epidemiologist and former city health director. I've spent my career dissecting and making difficult public health decisions, like those currently being made at school districts across the ...
Abdul El-Sayed / New Republic   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 11:00:00

Condom Sales Plunge 40% As World Tosses Rubbers Aside

Condom Sales Plunge 40% As World Tosses Rubbers Aside Americans are having a lot less sex, and unsurprisingly it's affecting condom sales. But condom makers didn't expect the drop in demand to hit this hard. Here's BBG: The world's largest maker of condoms hasn't been spared from the coronavirus pandemic ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:45:00

Bill Gates says he didn't expect to be subject of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Conspiracy theories linking Bill Gates to COVID-19 began to circulate early in the pandemic, and evolved to include bizarre details.
Isobel Asher Hamilton / Business Insider   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:36:22

Curtis Banks in good space as recurring fee model proves worth

Curtis Banks is one of the UK's main SIPP administrators It has more than 84,000 pensions plans on its books Company also looks after thousands of properties How it's doing Curtis Banks said its recurring fee model has protected its business against the worst of the effects of the coronavirus ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:59:00

French teachers strike over chaotic COVID-19 strategy for schools

Published by Reuters By Ingrid Melander and Lea Guedj PARIS (Reuters) - French teachers walked off the job on Thursday over what they say is the government's failure to adopt a coherent policy for schools to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and properly protect pupils and staff against infection. Teachers, parents ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:45:27

States Where the Most People Are Vaccinated

As the omicron variant spreads and new daily cases of COVID-19 hit new highs in the United States, the national vaccination effort is as urgent as it ever has been. So far, an estimated 207,954,605... 1027978 vaccination | Florida Volunteers Take Part In COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
Steven M. Peters / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:45:00

"Doomed To Fail" - Top Immunologist Blasts Global COVID Response Driven By "False Propaganda"

"Doomed To Fail" - Top Immunologist Blasts Global COVID Response Driven By "False Propaganda" Via Swiss Policy Research, Professor Ehud Qimron, head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University and one of the leading Israeli immunologists, has written an open letter sharply criticizing the Israeli - ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:44:00

Heartfelt enough? UK Johnson's future uncertain after lockdown party apology

Published by Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's premiership was in the balance on Thursday as he faced calls from within his Conservative Party to resign after he admitted attending a party at his official residence during a coronavirus lockdown. Johnson on Wednesday issued "heartfelt apologies" for ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:25:00

Brickbat: And the Horse You Rode in on, Too

French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron said his COVID-19 policy is to "piss off" those who aren't vaccinated. "As for the non-vaccinated, I really want to piss them off," he said in an interview. "And we will continue to do this, to the end. This is the strategy." Macron's government is ...
Charles Oliver / Hit & Run   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 09:00:58

New data finds AstraZeneca booster generates higher antibodies against Omicron

Published by Reuters (Reuters) - AstraZeneca said on Thursday preliminary data from a trial it conducted on its COVID-19 shot, Vaxzevria, showed it generated a higher antibody response against the Omicron variant and others, including Beta, Delta, Alpha and Gamma, when given as a third booster dose. The increased response ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:47:37

ANGLE study affected by COVID-19 delays at a key supplier

ANGLE PLC (AIM:AGL, OTCQX:ANPCY) said an ovarian cancer study has been hit by Coronavirus (COVID-19) delays, meaning it won't now be completed until sometime in the first half of this year. The problem is with a key external supplier, which has been unable to deliver certain reagents. This will have ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:41:00

Rosslyn Data Technologies makes 'good progress' but says COVID-19 impacts contract lead times

Rosslyn Data Technologies PLC (AIM:RDT) said it "made good progress" this financial year but added lead times for contracts have been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). In the year so far, the company secured deals with a top ten global pharmaceutical business, a top three global beverage company and a top ...
Proactive Investors   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:34:00

Bulgarians Storm Parliament To Protest COVID "Green" Pass

Bulgarians Storm Parliament To Protest COVID "Green" Pass The latest example of public unrest triggered by new government-imposed restrictions unfolded Wednesday in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, as thousands of protesters gathered in front of the Parliament building to demand that the government walk back new COVID-related restrictions. During the ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:45:00

Being very cruel about this

My bile rises as I'm asked to move my dying cancer patient out of ICU to make room for an unvaccinated man with Covid Ranjana Srivastava Umm, but why is a dying cancer patient in ICU? ICU being a place to try to stop folks dying, isn't it, not somewhere ...
Tim Worstall / Tim Worstall   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:44:13

Analysis-India's new COVID-19 rules aim to free up resources but carry risks

Published by Reuters By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has eased its COVID-19 rules on testing, quarantine and hospital admissions in a bid to free up resources for its neediest people, a strategy hailed by experts even though it carries the risk of a heavy undercount of ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 07:15:45

AstraZeneca says U.S. to buy additional 500,000 Evusheld doses (Jan. 12)

Published by Reuters (Reuters) - AstraZeneca> said on Wednesday the U.S. government has agreed to purchase an additional 500,000 doses of its antibody cocktail, Evusheld, used to prevent COVID-19. The company said the delivery of the doses was expected in the first quarter of 2022 and more details about the ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 05:46:52

Australia COVID-19 infections hit record amid runaway Omicron outbreak

Published by Reuters SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Thursday reported its biggest pandemic caseload with a runaway Omicron outbreak driving up hospitalisation rates as the surge put severe strain on supply chains forcing authorities to ease quarantine rules for more workers. After successfully containing the virus earlier in the pandemic, ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 05:09:30

Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Kanye West to headline Coachella

Published by AFP Los Angeles (AFP) - The Omicron variant of Covid-19 may be forcing the cancellation of winter events, but Coachella organizers are still planning to stage the premier desert festival in April, featuring headliners Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Kanye West. Phoebe Bridgers, Megan Thee Stallion, Stromae, Rich ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 04:20:30

"We Failed": Danish Newspaper Apologizes For Publishing Official COVID Narratives Without Questioning Them

"We Failed": Danish Newspaper Apologizes For Publishing Official COVID Narratives Without Questioning Them In August, Germany's top newspaper, Bild, apologized for the outlet's fear-driven Covid coverage - with special message to children, who were told "that they were going to murder their grandma." Now, a newspaper in Denmark has publicly ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Thu, 13 Jan 2022 04:20:00



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