New tool gives guidance on exposure and isolation – NBC New York

With the latest wave of COVID-19 fueling cases and the hospitalization rate rising across America and in New York, many people are seeking up-to-date guidance on exposure and isolation, especially for those fully vaccinated. . Here is help. The NYC Test & Trace Corps has rolled out an expanded COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance tool, … Read more

North Korea fights Covid with painkillers, lockdowns and TV health segments

North Korea is facing a spike in fever cases after reporting its first local Covid-19 infection in mid-May. The WSJ examines Kim Jong Un’s strategy to fight the pandemic in the impoverished country, which has little testing capacity and an unvaccinated population. Pictures: KCTV; RST/AFP

World News 5:30 p.m. Toronto: May 25, 2022

World News at 5:30 Toronto A gunman opens fire at an elementary school in Texas, killing 19 students and two teachers. The GTA Police are launching a new effort to “wipe” dangerous and aggressive driving from the roads. And Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard returns to the stand during his sexual assault trial in Toronto.

New variant that fueled spike in COVID cases in New York now dominates USck Now Dominant US strain, CDC says โ€“ NBC New York

The COVID-19 subvariant estimated by public health officials to be significantly more contagious than the first descendant of the potent omicron strain is now the dominant strain in the United States, according to the CDC’s latest weekly update. This subvariant, BA.2.12.1, has been increasing in prevalence at a much faster rate in the New York … Read more

Johnson takes full responsibility for Sue Gray’s report

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for breaches of COVID-19 restrictions after the publication of a final report into gatherings held in Downing Street in 2020. In the report, the Author Sue Gray said many things “shouldn’t have been allowed to happen” and Downing Street senior management “must take responsibility for … Read more

World News 5:30 p.m. Toronto: May 23, 2022

World News at 5:30 Toronto Toronto police are investigating after a chaotic night in The Beaches neighborhood. The cleanup continues after this weekend’s massive storm known as ‘derecho’. And, an exclusive poll for Global News suggests a solid lead for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives with less than two weeks until the provincial election.

World News 5:30 p.m. Toronto: May 23, 2022

World News at 5:30 Toronto Toronto police are investigating after a chaotic night in The Beaches neighborhood. The cleanup continues after this weekend’s massive storm known as ‘derecho’. And, an exclusive poll for Global News suggests a solid lead for the Ontario Progressive Conservatives with less than two weeks until the provincial election.

War not Australia’s biggest security threat

The Morrison government had heightened the fear of war and the threat from China, but there are far more critical things to fear, writes Dr Graeme McLeay. SINCE POLITICIANS like to say they “protect you”, it is reasonable to ask, ” Enough to ? ยป More often than not, what we should feel in danger … Read more

Oxfam slams billionaire pandemic ‘windfall’ as millions face poverty

Olga Shumitskaya | time | Getty Images A new billionaire was emerging every 30 hours during the Covid-19 pandemic, and almost a million could fall into extreme poverty at about the same rate in 2022. These are the sobering statistics recently released by Oxfam. There were 573 more billionaires in the world in March 2022 … Read more

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for under-fives is effective with three doses

DATA WELCOME According to the new data, 1,678 children received the third dose at least two months after the second dose, at a time when Omicron was the predominant variant. An analysis of a subset of participants showed antibody levels were similar to those in 16- to 25-year-olds who received the two-dose full-strength vaccine. No … Read more