Toronto Elementary School Closed for Personal Learning After COVID-19 Outbreak – Toronto

Toronto Public Health said it has recommended an entire school closure after a COVID-19 outbreak was discovered. McMurrich Junior Public School, near St. Clair and Oakwood Avenue, were fired Monday from personal learning for both staff and students. “We recommend an entire school layoff as a precautionary measure to protect staff, students and the community … Read more

Global risk of Omicron coronavirus variant very high, WHO says

“The overall global risk associated with the new [variant of concern] Omicron is rated very highly.” 02:20 Hong Kong microbiologist blames ‘selfish’ mask for Covid-19 cross-infection at quarantine hotel Despite the warnings, some key questions about the variant, first discovered in southern Africa earlier this month, remained unanswered. These include whether it can spread more … Read more

School-based vaccination clinics for children are beginning to roll out in Toronto, but not all parents on board

For the past four months, Soji Adesokun’s children have been eagerly asking when they would also be vaccinated against COVID-19. On Thursday, the wait ended when Ruth, 10, and Philip, 6, were among the first children in Toronto to get the plug at a school-based clinic. “They know what COVID is, they know it’s dangerous, … Read more

Covid live news: WHO says ‘very high’ global risk from new strain; Portugal identifies 13 Omicron cases in Lisbon football team | world news

It has been almost two years since the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Workers have stepped up and put themselves at risk to protect lives, livelihoods and the global economy, and have made outstanding progress in science and medicine with the rapid development of Covid-19 tests, treatments, drugs, medical devices, personal protective equipment and … Read more

Coronavirus in Italy and in the World: News and Covid Case Bulletin Today, November 29th

Omicron, Gisaid: “Identified in 10 countries on 5 continents” The Omicron variant has so far been identified in ten countries on five continents: It shows the international genetic database Gisaid, where countries from all over the world deposit the sequences of the SarsCoV2 virus. Currently, the new Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) is present in Africa, Oceania, … Read more

NY continues to monitor Omicron variant when travel ban to US takes effect – NBC New York

Flights from South Africa and seven other South African countries to John F. Kennedy International Airport were only filled with US nationals on Monday when the country’s travel ban, which was supposed to slow down the spread of a new COVID-19 variant, comes into force. Although little is known about the so-called omicron strain, New … Read more

The day – New York City may be at the start of the winter wave of COVID-19

New York City can already see signs of a winter rise in COVID-19, even though holiday travel, gatherings and colder weather have just begun. The city’s positive test rate rose to a two-month high as hospitals admitted more than 100 new virus patients on Friday, contributing to a 25% jump in hospital admissions in just … Read more

South Africa’s medical president, ‘Omicron gives mild symptoms’ – Africa

“The new Omicron variant of coronavirus causes a mild disease without major symptoms”: said, reported by various media, Angelique Coetzee, president of the Association of Doctors of South Africa, the country from which the variant comes and which has isolated it. Dr. Coetzee, however, pointed out that elderly people and people suffering from diseases are … Read more

Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the word of the year in 2021

With an expanded definition that reflects the times, Merriam-Webster has declared a ubiquitous truth as the word of the year in 2021: vaccine. “This was a word that was extremely loud in our data every single day in 2021,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor-in-chief, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement. “It really represents two … Read more

Japan bans access for foreign visitors as omicron spreads

TOKYO – Japan announced on Monday that it will suspend access for all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads, causing an increasing number of countries to tighten their borders. “We are taking the step as an emergency to prevent a worst case scenario in Japan,” said Prime Minister Fumio … Read more