A highly mutated descendant of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus XBB has been described as the worst form of the virus so far. It’s more contagious than any previous variant or sub variant. It also evades the antibodies from monoclonal therapies, potentially rendering a whole category of drugs ineffective as COVID treatments.Read More »
A Queensland Australia woman has been convicted for making $90k issuing fake COVID-19 exemption certificates while pretending to be a qualified medical doctor.Read More »
Authorities in Shanghai district, China have dismissed four officials including the deputy director of the local civil affairs bureau and the director of a care home, were fired after a pensioner from a care home was presumed dead, placed in a body bag only to be found alive.Read More »
A father-of-two who is in line for a heart transplant, has been removed from the transplant list for a new heart because he refuses to have the Covid vaccine.Read More »
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “incentives and strong measures” have worked in the fight against COVID-19, in a nod to Quebec’s proposed tax on unvaccinated residents.
“As we’ve said, incentives and strong measures, whether it’s vaccine passports, whether it’s requirements for travellers, whether it’s the requirement for public servants to be fully vaccinated, we have taken very strong measures in the past and they have worked in terms of keeping Canadians safe,” he said.
“We will continue to look and work with the provinces and look at measures put forward.”
Quebec announced on Tuesday that it will introduce a financial penalty in the coming weeks for those refusing to get the jab as the health-care system there continues to feel the strain of mounting COVID-19 cases.
Premier François Legault said $50 or $100 wouldn’t be “significant” enough for him.
Trudeau said the province assured the federal government that the key principle of the Canada Health Act – that everyone has equal access to health care without financial or other barriers – would be respected.
The federal government announced in August it would require vaccination in the federal workforce and the federally regulated transportation sector.
Hundreds of people in Sydney, Australia who celebrated the Christmas holiday with peace of mind after testing negative for COVID-19 were notified a day later that they were actually sick with the virus.Read More »
Singapore’s government will no longer provide free state treatment for the unvaccinated should they get infected by the virus.Read More »
The Texas Medical Board last month took a “corrective action” against Dr. Stella Immanuel after she prescribed hydroxychloroquine to treat a patient’s COVID-19 infection without adequately explaining the health consequences, according to medical board records.Read More »
Tennis world No1, Novak Djokovic’s defence of his Australian Open Grand slam title in Melbourne following the announcement by immigration minister, Alex Hawke that there will be no special deal for unvaccinated athlete to compete at major events.Read More »
The Brooklyn Nets have confirmed that Kyrie Irving will not be allowed to play or practice until he is “eligible to be a full participant” in other words, until he gets vaccinated in compliance with New York state no jab, no job policy.Read More »