UCP disqualifies candidate who equated vaccine rules to Nazi regime
News/Canada/Calgary: The United Conservative Party (UCP) board has disqualified a potential candidate who had advocated for debunked COVID-19 treatments like ivermectin and compared vaccine passports to policies enacted by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.
India likely to remain fastest growing major economy: RBI governor Das
Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Saturday exuded confidence that India will continue to be the fastest growing major economy with a likely growth rate of 7 per cent in 2022-23 on the back of strong macroeconomic fundamentals and financial sector stability. Das said the entire world has withstood multiple shocks. "I call it triple shocks of COVID-19 pandemic, then the war in Ukraine, and now the financial market turmoil."
Inside an Ottawa children's hospital battling against rising RSV, COVID-19, flu cases
Radio/White Coat, Black Art: A surge in respiratory illnesses, shortages of kids’ medications, COVID-19 and the start of cold and flu season have left children’s hospitals straining to meet demand, says the president of an Ottawa children’s hospital.
Pandemic learning left students feeling behind. Post-secondary transition courses aim to get them on track
News/Canada: More support for students starting postsecondary was on the radar pre-COVID, but pandemic disruptions have amplified the need, say students and professors. Educators behind some new courses focused on first-year students hope to bridge this gap and get them on a path to academic success.
These Ontario parents want province to make masks mandatory in classrooms again
Parents and volunteers have formed the Ontario School Safety group, which is calling on the provincial government to bring back measures to curb spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses in schools. The group says they're even mulling taking legal action to see the changes.
Consider plea of doctors who served during COVID-19 for regular appointment, HC directs TN govt
Tamil Nadu: 11 doctors had approached the Madras High Court claiming to have served on a contract basis during all three waves of pandemic, and thereby seeking regular appointment as assistant surgeons
800 test Covid positive on Australia cruise ship, panic in Sydney
Carnival Australia's Majestic Princess cruise ship was docked in Sydney, the capital of the most populous state, New South Wales, with "in the vicinity" of 800 passengers on board testing positive to the virus, the company said.
India reports 833 new Coronavirus cases and 8 deaths in last 24 hours
The death toll due to Covid in India stands at 5,30,528. The active Covid cases have declined to 12,553. This is 0.03 per cent of the total cases. The 8 deaths reported on Saturday, include 3 reconciled by Kerala. The Covid-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.78 per cent.
Republican Joe Lombardo will defeat Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, CNN projects
Republican Joe Lombardo, the popular sheriff of Clark County, will defeat Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak after arguing that he did not do enough to get the economy moving after the devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Live: India reports 833 new coronavirus cases and 8 deaths
According to a study published in Nature Medicine, compared to no reinfection, reinfection with Covid adds to the risk of complications associated with pulmonary, cardiovascular, haematological, diabetes, gastrointestinal, kidney, mental health, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, hospitalisation and even death. Stay with TOI for all live updates --