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

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

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

MOH reports deaths of 91-year-old woman & 87-year-old man due to Covid-19 complications – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported two deaths due to complications from Covid-19 infection on Sunday (August 22). 91-year-old unvaccinated woman A 91-year-old female Permanent Resident passed away from complications due to Covid-19 infection on August 22. According to MOH, her case was first reported on August 3. She had developed symptoms on July 30, … Read more

FDA warns Americans to stop taking horse dewormer for COVID-19: ‘You are not a horse’ – National | Globalnews.ca

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on Saturday warning citizens to stop taking a horse deworming drug as defence against COVID-19, following reports of people being admitted to hospital after taking it. The FDA even posted the message to social media in an effort to get the word out: “You … Read more

Delta coronavirus variant is putting babies and children in special isolation wards in Japanese hospitals – ABC News

Crying, confused and alone, baby Sara pulls herself up the bars of her cot as her caregiver leaves the room. At just 15 months old, Sara — a pseudonym to protect her privacy — has tested positive for COVID-19. She will spend about eight days recovering in a special isolation ward just for children.  Sara has been separated from her mum, who … Read more

Fears as more children falling ill in latest US Covid surge and school approaches | Coronavirus | The Guardian

Amid increased fears that children are now both victims and vectors of the latest Covid-19 variant surge, National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins signaled on Sunday that increasing numbers of children are falling ill in the US. His comments also came as one of America’s largest teachers unions appeared to shift its position on … Read more

Dine-in allowed in S’pore for fully vaccinated people from Aug. 10, up to groups of 5 – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

Current Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures, which were implemented on July 22, will ease from the coming week onwards. With around 70 per cent of Singapore’s population completing two doses by Aug. 9, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce (MTF) announced in a press conference on Aug. 6 that this gives them “some confidence” to resume more activities. … Read more

Flu shot linked to less severe COVID-19 infections: Report

Those people who got a flu shot ahead of the 2019-20 flu season were reportedly less likely to suffer from severe COVID-19 requiring emergency room services, according to ABC News, citing a new report from medical journal Plos One. What are the details? New research states that people who got a flu shot may be … Read more

‘I have not seen a single vaccinated person in Covid-19 high care ward’ – Groote Schuur doctor | News24

As the number of people admitted to hospitals in the Western Cape increases amid the Covid-19 third wave, Dr Marc Mendelson has yet to see a vaccinated person develop Covid pneumonia, in need of intubation or ICU in his high care ward at Groote Schuur Hospital. Currently, a total of 3 631 infected patients are … Read more