UPDATE UK adds Thailand to Covid travel ‘red list’ – Pattaya One News

The British government on Monday will add Thailand to its travel “red list”. Foreigners are banned from travelling to England from red list countries, and nationals are required to quarantine. “Thailand and Montenegro will be added to the red list from 4 am on Monday 30 August 2021,” reflecting the increased coronavirus case rates in those countries, the Department for Transport … 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

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett To Be Named US Ambassador To Luxembourg

Long-time Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will be nominated as the new U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, according to the White House. Barrett, 67, was elected to his fifth term as mayor in April 2020. He first became mayor in 2004, when he defeated incumbent Mayor Marvin Pratt. Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson will become mayor … Read more

Politicizing COVID-19 vaccine mandates could backfire, experts warn – National | Globalnews.ca

Standing in front of a crowd of reporters on Friday, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau once again shared his position on a vaccine mandate — and slammed the Conservatives for theirs. “Scrapping our commitment to make sure everyone on a plane or train is vaccinated, it’s not just irresponsible — that’s dangerous,” Trudeau said. Read more: … Read more

US extends Canada, Mexico travel restrictions for COVID-19 | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

The United States government has extended a one-month ban on nonessential travel along the borders with Canada and Mexico to slow the rising spread of COVID-19 despite increasing political pressure to lift the restriction. US border communities that are dependent on shoppers from Mexico and Canada and their political representatives have urged the Biden administration … Read more

In conversation with our young researchers: Dr. Camille Perchoux – Research Luxembourg

Epidemiology and geography. Where we live and where we go as the result of our daily activities affect our health. How much do urban environments have an impact on our active and healthy behaviours, chronic diseases and healthy ageing? Dr. Camille Perchoux is a young research associate in the Luxembourg Institute of Socio Economic Research … Read more

Using Shelter Companies to Move Manufacturing from China to Mexico – Harris Bricken

Last week, in “Mexico is the New China” and Manufacturers are Moving There, we wrote about how so many companies that have their products manufactured in China are increasingly looking to move that manufacturing from China to Mexico. As a good indicator of the relevancy of this issue, our Linkedin post on this (go here) … Read more

University of Wisconsin removes boulder from campus after students say the rock is ‘symbol of racism,’ citing one news article from 1925

The University of Wisconsin removed a large boulder from its Madison campus on Friday because two student groups complained that the rock was a symbol of racism. Just before 7 a.m. on Friday, crews began securing straps to the Chamberlin Rock on the top of Observatory Hill at the UW-Madison campus in Madison, Wisconsin. A … Read more

Kenney says he won’t ‘take a lecture’ from feds on COVID-19 in Alberta | Globalnews.ca

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won’t “take lectures” from federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu on how to handle COVID-19. Hajdu earlier penned a letter to her Alberta counterpart  saying she agrees with the Canadian Paediatric Society’s description of Alberta’s move to lift all COVID-19 measures as an “unnecessary and risky gamble.” “We’re not going … Read more

Six EU states overtake UK Covid vaccination rates as Britain’s rollout slows | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Six EU states have now fully inoculated a larger share of their total populations with a coronavirus vaccine than the UK, after the bloc’s dire initial rollout took off while Britain’s impressive early jab rate has slumped. According to government and health service figures collated by the online science publication Our World In Data, Malta, … Read more