Covid cases in England are 26 times higher than a year ago | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Coronavirus infections in England are now 26 times the levels that were experienced this time last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Scientists described the figures as “sobering”. They warned that the reopening of schools in England this week was likely to trigger further rises in Covid cases – with more to follow … Read more

Ontario woman and young son ‘crammed like sardines’ for hours at airport now infected with COVID-19 | CTV News

TORONTO — A fully vaccinated Ontario woman says she and her son were “crammed like sardines” inside the Toronto airport after returning from a trip and have now become infected with COVID-19. Maya Castle travelled to Fort Myers, Fla., earlier this month with her seven-year-old son so she could visit her parents, but says they … Read more

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+ – National | Globalnews.ca

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada authorized the use of the highly effective mRNA vaccine for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Friday morning. The … Read more

COVID-19 surge pummels Hawaii and its native population

HONOLULU (AP) — Kuulei Perreira-Keawekane could barely breathe when she went to a Hawaii emergency room. Nausea made it difficult for her to stand and her body throbbed with pain. Like many Native Hawaiians, she was not vaccinated against COVID-19. Perreira-Keawekane’s situation highlights the COVID-19 crisis that is gripping Hawaii as hospitals are overflowing with … Read more

NSW records 1,035 new local COVID-19 cases and two deaths as 150,000 jabs administered – ABC News

NSW has set daily COVID-19 records for both new infections and vaccines, as Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced restrictions on weddings would be eased next week. Key points: There were 1,035 new COVID-19 cases identified in the 24 hours to 8:00pm yesterday — a new high for any Australian state or territory. There were also two deaths. … Read more

Denmark To Scrap All Covid-19 Restrictions

Denmark will on September 10th stop classifying Covid-19 as an “illness which is a critical threat to society”, meaning all remaining special pandemic restrictions will expire, The Local reported. In a press release issued on Friday morning, the country’s health minister Magnus Heunicke said that the high level of vaccination in Denmark, particularly among the vulnerable, had radically altered … Read more

COVID-19: Vaccine passport opponents plan to protest outside 3 B.C. hospitals | Globalnews.ca

Opponents of B.C.’s incoming “vaccine passport” system are planning to stage protests outside of a trio of the province’s hospitals. While polls show widespread public support for the measure B.C.’s newly-announced proof of vaccination program, the plan is facing opposition from a small but increasingly vocal group. Just days after British Columbia said residents will … Read more

Exhausted and demoralized fighting COVID-19 in Portland ICU: ‘We just feel helpless’ – oregonlive.com

They lie still and silent in medically induced comas. They’ve been “proned,” moved onto their stomachs, to help their damaged lungs function. Some have been here at Providence Portland Medical Center for months. They are the sickest COVID-19 victims at the Northeast Portland hospital. Most are alive only because they’re connected to ventilators or ECMO … Read more

Unvaccinated, unmasked teacher spreads Covid-19 to elementary school students, CDC reports

An unvaccinated teacher who showed up to her elementary school classroom in Marin County, California, while experiencing symptoms such as “cough, subjective fever, and headache” ended up infecting half of her students with Covid-19 as well as some of their family members, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released … Read more