Coronavirus COVID-19 - Global Health Pandemic #101

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    New virus in China ‘will have infected hundreds'

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    Judge denies Massachusetts state police union's attempt to block COVID-19 vaccine mandate
    A local judge has shot down the Massachusetts state police union’s attempt to block Gov. Charlie Baker’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate from taking effect next month.

    In a nine-page ruling released late Thursday, Suffolk County Superior Court associate justice Jackie Cowen wrote that the lawsuit brought by the State Police Association of Massachusetts failed to show that the mandate, which requires roughly 44,000 state workers to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 17, would cause “irreparable harm” to the union’s members.

    Cowen also disagreed with SPAM’s contention that an injunction to delay the mandate while the two sides further negotiated terms and conditions would not adversely affect the public interest, writing that the police union was “focusing on its members to the exclusion of everyone else.”

    “The public interest is, unquestionably, best-served by stopping the spread of the virus, in order to protect people from becoming ill, ensure adequate supply of medical services, and curtail the emergence of new, deadlier variants of the virus,” the judge wrote, noting the evidence showing that unvaccinated individuals are more likely to spread and face complications from COVID-19.
     
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    CDC Director Weighs in on Whether Kids Should Go Trick-Or-Treating on Halloween Amid the Pandemic

    • Kids should be able to go trick-or-treating this Halloween with a couple of caveats, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview with ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.
    • Walensky recommended trick-or-treating outside, limiting crowds and avoiding crowded Halloween parties.
    • Pfizer CEO and Chairman Albert Bourla said vaccine data for kids ages 5 to 11 would go to the Food and Drug Administration soon. "It's a question of days, not weeks," Bourla said on "This Week."
     
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    Thank you judge!!!!
     
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    Australians could soon test for COVID-19 at home

    Australians could test themselves for COVID-19 from the comfort of their own homes by Christmas once the medical regulator approves the testing measure.

    Rapid antigen tests are already being used in a number of settings, such as aged care homes and some quarantine facilities and workplaces.

    Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has suggested there are good signs the rapid tests could be approved for at-home use this year.
     
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    Good subject. Thankx

    Question: are non-home tests free in US and Australia? I hear pharmacies give tests. Guess I should look into the details of getting tested. Was tested twice in the emergency room. Don't know if my insurance was charged.

    Thu, September 23, 2021

    Free COVID-19 Rapid Tests Are Now Available in These States

    Walmart, Kroger and Amazon recently agreed to sell discounted rapid COVID-19 tests, but it’s been nearly impossible to find many of the tests in stock.

    Now, you may not need to buy one if you live in certain locations: A piecemeal assortment of cities, counties, school districts and entire states is hosting programs that will send at-home rapid COVID-19 tests to residents totally free of charge.

    A package of two BinaxNOW tests is currently priced at $14 at Walmart — a significant discount off the $23.97 list price — but it’s been out of stock online for days. Several other discounted at-home tests, sold under brand names like Ellume and Quidel, are also out of stock or haven’t hit the market yet.

    The only discounted at-home COVID-19 test we’ve regularly seen available online lately is one sold by Amazon. Bear in mind that it costs $36.99, more than double the price of BinaxNOW tests, and that Amazon’s tests are not rapid — samples need to be shipped, so you won’t get results for a day or two after the lab receives the test.
     
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    I'd rather an annual vaccine, over a pill I had to take everyday.
     
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    How to Make Returning to the Office Easier on Your Dog

    The pandemic has made us all quite familiar with the concept of working from home and no one has enjoyed that more than our pets. As restrictions ease and more people return to the office, it means our pets have to get used to us not being home with them all the time.

    When it comes to dogs, they are prone to separation anxiety just like humans, which means that a sudden shift back to the office could cause some worrying mental health issues for your four-legged friend.
     
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    It's crazy all right- but at least they won't get worms- so there's that!!!!
     
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    I'm very glad I live in a province ( Manitoba, Canada) with a high vaccination rate:
    84.6% with at least one dose and 79.9% with two doses, as of two days ago (12 yrs old and up).
    We also need vaccination cards to get into most non-essential places. Masks and distancing is a habit now that few grumble about. Our case numbers are low, as are Covid patients in our hospitals and ICUs. There is one region that is rebelling, with low vax rates, but they're paying the price... 17% of the population now generating about 40% of our cases. There was a protest Saturday, but the media pretty much ignored it. Don't believe all of the false information about the vaccines. They are working fine.
     
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    Cats, on the other hand…:D Of course, they may be annoyed to lose their staff. :rolleyes:
     
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    Staff? I don't need staff.
    Just get me a cheeseburger on your way home!

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    Cultural: The food chain--a cat's paradise
     
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    Latest vaccination figures for my town and surrounding villages.

    86.6% have had their first dose
    53.9% have had both doses.


    And no cases for 5 days. Fingers crossed it will stay that way.
     
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    In home tests from CVS aren’t free. Heck, there are places close to the house/work with free testing, so I’d rather do a drive up test or pop in Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Publix.
    Are at at home test nasal swabs?
     
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    'Dancing with the Stars' pro Cheryl Burke reveals breakthrough Covid diagnosis ahead of show (nbcnews.com)

    In an emotional Instagram video, Burke said she felt like she was letting her dance partner, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, down.

    "Dancing with the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke revealed in an emotional Instagram video on Sunday that she tested positive for Covid despite being vaccinated.

    The 37-year-old dancer, who is paired with Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, detailed her journey getting tested in the morning and learning the results of her breakthrough infection in the afternoon — just one day before the live competition show was set to tape a new episode on Monday...
     
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    “She admits that she’s been feeling "run down" enough to worry that she may have COVID-19. While she admits she’s scared to get the results, she notes to her followers that she is vaccinated, thus making her case one of the many breakthrough casesbeing seen in the U.S.”

    'Dancing with the Stars' pro Cheryl Burke reveals she has coronavirus, must quarantine in an emotional video

    I’m guessing she got tested because of her run down symptoms (she sounded congested in the video) she had been experiencing. Probably impossible to contact trace with being around so many people. (Are all the dancers vaccinated?)
     
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