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

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

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

Coronavirus: Krispy Kreme offering 2 free doughnuts to people vaccinated against COVID-19 – WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta

Officials with Krispy Kreme announced Wednesday that for one week, they will give two free doughnuts to people who show proof that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to show support “for those who are protecting themselves and others by getting vaccinated.” People who show their vaccination cards between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 will get … Read more

8 F&B outlets ordered to close & 59 diners fined for breaching SMMs – Mothership.SG – News from Singapore, Asia and around the world

Eight food and beverage outlets were ordered to close while 22 outlets and 59 individuals were fined for safe management measures (SMM) breaches, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) said on Aug. 20. Seven outlets were ordered to close for 10 days, while one has been ordered to close for 20 days for … Read more

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates | The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday announced an executive order banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates regardless of a vaccine’s approval status with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He also said he was adding the issue to … 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