FDA Expands Home Testing Guidelines for COVID Exposures

Editor’s note: This story will be updated. aug. 11, 2022 – It might be a good time to stock up on home COVID-19 tests. Today, the FDA issued new guidance on at-home COVID testing. It still recommends repeat testing after a negative result, but it is also recommending that people who have no symptoms but … Read more

CDC drops quarantine, distancing recommendations for COVID

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also said people no longer need to stay at least 6 feet away from others. The … Read more

Liberal irresponsibility to blame for Victoria’s COVID-19 resurgence: FLASHBACK 2020

This week, Victorian Premier Dan Andrews pledged to make N95 masks free for Victorians to reduce COVID transmission, continuing his determination to save lives in the community. In this article from 2020, John Wren examined how Andrews did his best to combat the virus amid scathing criticism from conservatives. I WRITE THIS WEEK’S column in … Read more

CDC Ends Some COVID Safety Rules, Emphasizes Personal Risk

aug. 11, 2022 – The CDC today announced that because there’s now less risk of “medically significant” COVID-19, some public health measures the agency recommended may no longer be necessary. For example, CDC recommendations on social distancing, quarantining, and testing children for COVID-19 while allowing them to stay in school – known as the test-to-stay … Read more

Universities losing the fight against academic cheating

Casual staffing and an inadequate grading scheme have seen a rise in the use of academic cheating websites, writes Dr Binoy Kampmark. THE NOTE on Radio National’s Background Briefing on the morning of 31 July was sombre. A student, who did not divulge his real name dele (he is professionally pseudonymised as Ramesh), talks about … Read more

Cineplex posts strongest quarterly results since COVID pandemic began

by staff The Canadian Press Posted August 11, 2022 9:06 am Updated August 11, 2022 9:25 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –THE large font Increase article font size THE+ TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. says it generated positive net income for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The movie theater company … Read more

Large Study Confirms COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women

aug. 11, 2022 – Pregnant women should feel confident that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines against COVID-19 are safe, according to a large new study published today. In fact, pregnant vaccinated women had lower odds of a significant health event, compared with nonpregnant vaccinated women, after both doses of either mRNA vaccination, the researchers reported in … Read more

Long COVID’s Grip Will Likely Tighten as Infections Continue

aug. 10, 2022 – COVID-19 is far from done in the United States, with more than 111,000 new cases being recorded a day in the second week of August, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 625 deaths being reported every day. And as toll grows, experts are worried about a second wave of illnesses from … Read more

Regular Fasting Linked to Less Severe COVID: Study

aug. 10, 2022 – Intermittent fasting was not linked with a smaller chance of getting COVID-19, but it was linked with getting a less severe infection, according to the findings of a new study. The study was done on men and women in Utah who were, on average, in their 60s and got COVID before … Read more

Australia is capable of taking more refugee action

The current worldwide refugee crisis needs wealthy countries such as Australia to assist the UN and take in higher numbers of impoverished refugees, writes Dr Mehmet Aslan. CURRENT REFUGEE displacement and settlement issues are a complex international problem affecting many countries including Australia. This complexity created by global political instability, in turn, creates problems for … Read more