‘Tories couldn’t care less about families separated by Covid at Christmas’

As the true scale of No10 failures over Covid emerge, thousands of loved ones will again suffer the pain of being apart for Christmas because of care home rules Joanne Jannaway and dad Martin face Christmas apart for the second time Above all else, Christmas is a time for family. Problems are forgotten – if … Read more

LA County’s COVID Hospitalizations Climb Back Above 600

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals surged past 600 Saturday, amid concern over another possible autumn and winter surge in infections and the presence of the new Omicron variant in Los Angeles County. There were 610 COVID patients at county hospitals as of Saturday, up from 572 … Read more

Anti-lockdown protesters march through Dutch city of Utrecht

Thousands of people have marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht to protest the government’s coronavirus lockdown measures By ALEKSANDAR FURTULA Associated Press December 4, 2021, 8:31 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UTRECHT, Netherlands — Thousands of people marched peacefully through the Dutch city of Utrecht on … Read more

Northwest Philly man becomes first in city to test positive for omicron variant of COVID-19 virus

The omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has arrived in Philadelphia, city health officials said Friday afternoon. The resident who tested positive is a man in his 30s who lives in Northwest Philadelphia, Department of Public Health officials said. The health department is gathering more information about the case. The omicron variant making it to Philly … Read more

Contact tracing revs up in NYC, other states as omicron reaches U.S.

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines. In New York City, officials quickly reached out to a … Read more

Crowds enjoy Taiwan’s ‘Christmasland’ as the island keeps Covid under control

Crowds of people wearing facial masks packed New Taipei City Hall Square to watch the opening of “Christmasland”, Taiwan’s largest outdoor festive decoration. The island has managed to control the spread of Covid-19 by closing its borders to foreigners and contact tracing. Residents say they feel blessed to be able to bring their families and … Read more

DCPS to hold second dose COVID-19 vaccination events for children age 5 & older

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools is once again partnering with the Florida Department of Health in Duval County to hold a day of vaccination events for children age 5 and older today. The second dose of Pfizer shots will be provided. Students who have not yet received their first dose are eligible for … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel makes final appeal for Germans to get vaccinated

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 8:08 a.m.: Public Health Sudbury and Districts says it is pulling out all the stops to help curb the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases in local schools. With more … Read more

Merkel makes final appeal to Germans to get vaccinated

Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel has made what is likely her final appeal before leaving office next week for Germans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ByThe Associated Press December 4, 2021, 12:06 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday made what is likely … Read more

Belgian zoo says its two very runny-nosed hippos have COVID-19

A Belgian zoo said on Friday that a pair of hippopotamuses in its care are in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, possibly the first time ever such animals have caught the disease. Belgium’s national veterinary lab has confirmed that Antwerp Zoo’s two hippos — Imani, aged 14, and 41-year-old Hermien — contracted COVID-19. It’s … Read more