With COVID-19 deaths climbing and hospitals strained, Russia rolls out restrictions
News/World: As an increasingly deadly fourth wave of COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm Russia's hospitals, officials who had been hesitant to implement restrictions in recent months are doing so now in a desperate attempt to try to reduce the record number of people dying every day.
2 B.C. doctors linked to website selling bogus mask and vaccine exemption 'certificates'
News/Canada/British Columbia: A B.C. physician accused of spreading misinformation about COVID-19 is now under investigation for allegedly writing phoney mask and vaccine exemptions offered through a Kelowna-based website. That website, EnableAir.com, appears to be connected to another B.C. doctor.
Sentencing starts for 2 Hamilton paramedics guilty in death of 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi
News/Canada/Hamilton: A two-day sentencing hearing is underway for two paramedics found guilty for failing to provide the necessaries of life to Josif Al-Hasnawi of Hamilton in 2017. The 19-year-old died in hospital after being shot outside a mosque.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
News/World: Melbourne, one of the world's most locked-down cities that emerged from its latest spate of COVID-19 restrictions heading into the weekend, will see more curbs eased later this week when the state of Victoria reaches an 80 per cent full vaccination rate, officials said on Sunday.
Summer camp strategies aimed at preventing COVID spread led to 'almost zero' transmissions: CDC
Implementation of multiple strategies prevented almost zero transmission of COVID-19 among 7,173 campers and staff members who attended nine U.S. overnight camps this summer, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study
COVID-19 hospital airborne transmission prevented by air filters, study suggests
COVID-19 particles can be effectively filtered from the air to prevent transmission in the hospital using portable air filters and ultraviolet (UV) light sterilization technology, according to a recent study.
Prison workers top list of those not complying with Connecticut COVID-19 mandate
Employees in the state’s prison system make up more than 32% of state workers who have failed to comply with Gov. Ned Lamont’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, according to figures released Friday by the governor’s office.
With patience and respect, Montreal doctor convinced vaccine-hesitant co-worker to get her shots
News/Canada/Montreal: Worried about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Montreal patient attendant Monique Dupriez turned to her co-worker Dr. Ingrid Marchand for advice, but the process wasn't fast or easy. Even once she'd been persuaded, it took Dupriez a month to take the leap and actually be inoculated.
FDA says kid-sized Pfizer vaccine doses appear highly effective, safe
News/Health: U.S. health regulators say kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the country weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.
Drinks in the the sunset years: Why the Queen has to start skipping her favorite martini
Because of the natural changes the body goes through as we age and the slower way we metabolize alcohol as we get older, drinking can have serious health consequences in older adults, according to multiple reports.