Ontario reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since late May

Ontario reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since late May

Ontario reports 1,031 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the first time the number has exceeded 1,000 in six months. The total provincial case is now at 621,260. The last time there were over a thousand cases was on May 30, when 1,033 new cases were registered. The number of cases also increases week over week. … Read more

Revised data suggest new COVID-19 concerns for Berks | Berks regional news

Revised data suggest new COVID-19 concerns for Berks |  Berks regional news

READING, Pa. – As part of his weekly report to Berks County commissioners, Brian Gottschall, the county’s director of emergency services, explained how changes in data reporting have seemed to create a gloomier view of COVID-19 numbers in the county. Gottschall explained that major adjustments had been made by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in … Read more

NACI updates the use of COVID-19 booster in relation to the Omicron variant – National

NACI updates the use of COVID-19 booster in relation to the Omicron variant – National

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is ready to issue new guidance Friday morning on the use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as public health faces the threat posed by the Omicron variant. The new variant emerged at the end of last week and has triggered tougher border measures around the world, as the World Health … Read more

BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

FRANKFURT, December 3 (Reuters) – Germany’s BioNTech should be able to adapt its coronavirus vaccine relatively quickly in response to the Omicron variant, its CEO Ugur Sahin said, adding that despite the mutation shots, it should continue to protect people against serious illness. BioNTech (22UAy.DE) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) jointly produced one of the first … Read more

Omicron is spreading in the US, Australia

Omicron is spreading in the US, Australia

WASHINGTON: The United States and Australia announced their first locally transmitted case of the Omicron variant as authorities around the world rushed Friday to stem the spread of the highly mutated strain of Covid-19. The World Health Organization has said it could take weeks to determine if Omicron is more transmissible and if it causes … Read more

Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

Omicron may throw a wrench at companies’ plans to return to office

December 3 (Reuters) – Business executives have begun considering various permanent work models for their employees as the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of the Omicron variant destabilize their recent return to office. With Omicron so new, companies are struggling to understand how the variant can affect their operations and profits. Most have taken a … Read more

WHO chief researcher says Omicron ‘pretty contagious’ must not panic

WHO chief researcher says Omicron ‘pretty contagious’ must not panic

World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Researcher Soumya Swaminathan attends a press conference organized by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the new coronavirus at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland July 3, 2020 Fabrice Coffrini / Pool via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited … Read more

COVID-19: 1 confirmed, 2 probable Omicron cases found in the Halton region

COVID-19: 1 confirmed, 2 probable Omicron cases found in the Halton region

A confirmed case and two probable cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been discovered in the Halton region, local officials say. All three cases are related to one of the likely cases involving a person who recently traveled to Nigeria, a Halton Region press release said Thursday. The statement said the individuals are now … Read more

Anti-Vax ad removed from Brooklyn Bus Shelter – CBS New York

Anti-Vax ad removed from Brooklyn Bus Shelter – CBS New York

Anti-Vax ad removed from Brooklyn Bus ShelterCBS New York Bogus anti-vaccine ad in NYC shows 10 bizarre reasons to be anti-Vaxx: ‘It could kill you’The Daily Beast Anti-vaccination ad appears in a bus basket in BrooklynGothamist Misinformation campaign: Rogue anti-wax ad shows up at Brooklyn bus stop | amNewYorkamNY .

No need for new restrictions yet in Ottawa in the midst of Omicron cases: Dr. Etches

No need for new restrictions yet in Ottawa in the midst of Omicron cases: Dr.  Etches

Ottawa’s chief physician and mayor says it’s too early to call for stronger public health measures in the city, as four cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant of concern have been confirmed locally. Dr. Vera Etches, the local health worker, told Monday after a health council in Ottawa that four people in the city have … Read more