Study finds high anti-omicron antibodies four months after booster dose of Pfizer

Study finds high anti-omicron antibodies four months after booster dose of Pfizer

A new study shows high levels of coronavirus antibodies fighting the omicron variant four months after the third dose of Pfizer, a positive sign of booster vaccine persistence. The to study from Researchers at Pfizer, BioNTech and the University of Texas Medical Branch show anti-viral antibodies that last four months after the third dose, helping … Read more

UK PM reportedly threw party during lockdown: ITV News

UK PM reportedly threw party during lockdown: ITV News

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted a birthday party during the first COVID-19 lockdown in June 2020, when indoor social gatherings were banned, ITV News reported on Monday. The revelation mounts pressure on Johnson at a series of rallies at his 10 Downing Street residence that appear to have breached pandemic lockdown rules … Read more

COVID-19: MLHU reports 5 deaths over the weekend, hospitalizations tick lower

COVID-19: MLHU reports 5 deaths over the weekend, hospitalizations tick lower

Jump to: Hospitalizations – Cases and testing – Outbreaks – Vaccinations – Ontario – Elgin and Oxford – Huron and Perth – Sarnia and Lambton The Middlesex-London Health Unit reported five deaths and 592 COVID-19 cases from Saturday to Monday. The deaths involved men in their 70s or 80s who were either fully vaccinated or … Read more

COVID-19 travel test for vaccinees to be scrapped in UK

COVID-19 travel test for vaccinees to be scrapped in UK

LONDON — The UK government announced on Monday it was scrapping coronavirus testing requirements for vaccinated people arriving in England, news hailed by the travel industry as a big step back towards normality. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that “to show that this country is open for business, open for travellers, you will see changes … Read more

More than one in five students and staff at Toronto public schools were absent Friday

More than one in five students and staff at Toronto public schools were absent Friday

As of Friday, more than one in five students and staff were absent from Toronto public schools, underscoring the challenge associated with continuing in-person learning amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. The figures provide a first look at school-by-school absenteeism rates since the start of the pandemic and effectively replace the daily reports … Read more

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing becomes the 6th hospital in Michigan to secure a federal medical team – CBS Detroit

Sparrow Hospital in Lansing becomes the 6th hospital in Michigan to secure a federal medical team – CBS Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – A federal medical team has been assembled for Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, making it the sixth hospital in Michigan to receive staffing assistance. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that the federal government will send up to 25 people with this medical team to help support doctors and nurses … Read more

The turbo mutation in COVID kills this Vax dream, so what’s next?

The turbo mutation in COVID kills this Vax dream, so what’s next?

Two months after South African scientists warned the world of a new, highly contagious variant of Omicron, a new coronavirus, the global rise in infections caused by the variant is finally slowing down. For the sake of clarity, exhausted health care workers in cramped hospitals continue to fight to save lives. But many epidemiologists are … Read more

COVID-19 Ontario: Cases Surpass 1,000,000, Deaths Surpass 11,000

COVID-19 Ontario: Cases Surpass 1,000,000, Deaths Surpass 11,000

The number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ontario has exceeded 1,000,000, with deaths related to the disease totaling more than 11,000. The news comes as authorities report that 3,861 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 – up from 3,797 reported on Sunday – and 615 are being treated in intensive care, an increase of 11 … Read more

Toronto will see up to 10cm of snow Monday as road clearing efforts continue

Toronto will see up to 10cm of snow Monday as road clearing efforts continue

An additional five to ten centimeters of snow could fall in Toronto on Monday as the city continues the process of cleaning up after last week’s storm. According to a winter weather advisory, snow is expected to start in the afternoon and continue through the evening. “Southwesterly winds over Lake Ontario are ‘expected’ to increase … Read more

Carrots kill warehouse worker in Spain

Carrots kill warehouse worker in Spain

A warehouse worker in Vallelado (Segovia), Spain, died last week after losing consciousness and becoming trapped after a large amount of carrots fell on him. According to a translated incident report, the Castile and Leon emergency center received a call about an injured man in the warehouse and dispatched firefighters and other emergency services, including … Read more