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Poll: 1 in 3 Parents Pick Holiday Gathering Over COVID Safety - Drugs.com MedNews
Posted on: November 23, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Poll: 1 in 3 Parents Pick Holiday Gathering Over COVID Safety – Drugs.com MedNews

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2020 — As COVID-19 cases surge throughout the United States and the holiday season kicks off with Thanksgiving on Thursday, families are faced with a challenging choice. Do they skip family gatherings and the usual way they celebrate their traditions? Or do they risk bringing the novel coronavirus to their extended family of loved ones? In a new nationwide poll of 1,443 parents, about one in three…

B 11/21 -- Which Kids With COVID Will Get Very Sick? - Drugs.com MedNews
Posted on: November 21, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

B 11/21 — Which Kids With COVID Will Get Very Sick? – Drugs.com MedNews

SATURDAY, Nov. 21, 2020 — Scientists have identified symptoms that may predict the severity of COVID-19 in children. According to the researchers, children with respiratory disease and those with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (a rare but serious condition linked with COVID-19) have the most severe illness. “Much of the discussion to date around COVID-19 suggests that children don’t typically suffer serious illness,” said researcher Dr. Danielle Fernandes, an attending physician in…

From COVID anxiety to harassment, more needs to be done on safety in taxis and rideshare services
Posted on: November 12, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

From COVID anxiety to harassment, more needs to be done on safety in taxis and rideshare services

The introduction of ridesharing services has transformed the way many of us travel. Alongside traditional taxis, app-based ridesharing services have made it easier than ever to travel privately for those who can afford it. But how safe are taxi and rideshare services? Anecdotally, experiences of harassment and violence appear to be common for passengers. Last year, media reports drew attention to attempts by individuals posing as Uber drivers to lure…

Can Air Pollution Make COVID Even Deadlier? - Drugs.com MedNews
Posted on: November 4, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Can Air Pollution Make COVID Even Deadlier? – Drugs.com MedNews

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 — People with long-term exposure to air pollutants may be more likely to die from COVID-19, according to a new study. In an analysis of more than 3,000 U.S. counties, researchers found that just a small increase in long-term average exposure to fine-particle pollutants (PM2.5) upped the risk of death from COVID by more than 10%. The study was published Nov. 4 in the journal Science…

Scott Morrison to announce two new COVID vaccine deals
Posted on: November 4, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Scott Morrison to announce two new COVID vaccine deals

The government has secured deals for two further COVID-19 vaccines, taking its portfolio of agreements to four. Under the latest agreements, to be announced by Scott Morrison on Thursday, Novavax would supply 40 million vaccine doses and Pfizer/BioNTech would provide 10 million doses. The Novavax and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are expected to be available in Australia from early to mid next year, subject to the success of trials and the needed…

Ubisoft delays Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine due to COVID
Posted on: October 29, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Ubisoft delays Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine due to COVID

Had enough of game delays in 2020? Well too bad, because here’s another one. Ubisoft today revealed it’s delaying two of its games, Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine, to the next financial year. So don’t look for these games any time soon — they could release as late as 2022. Important message from our #FarCry6 team. pic.twitter.com/8YGlmjXS67 — Far Cry 6 (@FarCrygame) October 29, 2020 Ubisoft said in its latest…

As Melbourne's Christmas arrives early, Queensland's election will test whether COVID is a vaccine for incumbents
Posted on: October 29, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

As Melbourne’s Christmas arrives early, Queensland’s election will test whether COVID is a vaccine for incumbents

Anticipating reactions to political attacks can be a tricky business. When Scott Morrison spectacularly trashed the reputation of Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate over her now-notorious gift of Cartier watches to high-performing employees, he assumed “quiet Australians” would be outraged at the largesse in a government-owned business. Whether they are will be tested in the focus groups. But the prime minister almost certainly didn’t anticipate Australia Post’s small-business stakeholders, as…

COVID won't kill populism, even though populist leaders have crisis badly
Posted on: October 17, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

COVID won’t kill populism, even though populist leaders have handled the crisis badly

Three of the world’s most populist leaders of modern times – Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, have handled the COVID crisis badly. All three have caught it. In the Financial Times, chief economics commentator Martin Wolf has asked whether this spells the end of the sort of right wing aggressive populism that has been so successful in recent times. Martin Wolf – will Covid-19 kill off…

COVID Scored Big at 'Superspreader' Hockey Game - Drugs.com MedNews
Posted on: October 16, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

COVID Scored Big at ‘Superspreader’ Hockey Game – Drugs.com MedNews

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 — A single pick-up hockey game in Tampa Bay in June wound up becoming a COVID-19 superspreader event, with one player infecting as many as 15 other people on the ice, Florida public health officials report. The June 16 hockey game involved 22 men between the ages of 19 and 53, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Players…