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

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

Op-Ed: On the front lines, here’s what the seven stages of severe COVID-19 look like

I’m a respiratory therapist. With the fourth wave of the pandemic in full swing, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, the trajectory of the patients I see, from admission to critical care, is all too familiar. When they’re vaccinated, their COVID-19 infections most likely end after Stage 1. If only that were the case … 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

Thailand preparing for life with Covid – Pattaya One News

Thailand is preparing for life with Covid, with preliminary plans being drawn up to relax some restrictions and reopen its borders to vaccinated visitors even as new cases hover around 20,000 a day. The National Communicable Disease Committee on Monday approved a shift in the country’s strategy to “learning to live with Covid-19”, recognising the … 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

NSW records 233 local COVID-19 cases and two more deaths as Gladys Berejiklian warns outbreak will get worse – ABC News

A man in his 20s died “suddenly” from COVID-19 at his Sydney home as NSW recorded 233 new infections and Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned the Delta outbreak would get worse. Key points: The man had no underlying health conditions and died at his home in Sydney’s south-west yesterday. He was being checked daily by staff from … Read more

The Backstory: My brother is one of millions who won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. I asked why. Here are his reasons, my responses.

The Backstory: My brother is one of millions who won’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. I asked why. Here are his reasons, my responses. Nicole Carroll   | USA TODAY I’m USA TODAY editor-in-chief Nicole Carroll, and this is The Backstory, insights into our biggest stories of the week. If you’d like to get The Backstory in your inbox … 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