Which COVID-19 restrictions are likely to ease today?

Victorians have been told there would be 'significant' changes to restrictions on Sunday, but which measures are most likely to be eased or removed? One major change could be extending the current five-kilometre movement limit to allow travel 20 kilometres from home. On Friday, Deputy Chief Health Officer Allen Cheng said health authorities were "considering […]

England's Covid-19 outbreak grows 64% in a week

England’s Covid-19 outbreak grows 64% in a week as ONS estimates nearly 28,000 people were getting infected every day in the first week of October ONS’s daily infection estimate surged from 17,200 last week to 27,900 in this week, for data up to October 8 The statistical body admits ‘the number of infections has continued […]

The show must go on but in a radically altered way

The coronavirus pandemic is now close to eight months and counting, and sport has not been spared, particularly in Asia, with many events getting canned. Since May, global competitions have resumed, with the National Football League (NFL) the last to get under way last month as the previous campaign ended at the outset of the […]

What we know about COVID-19 reinfection from other diseases

Cases of COVID-19 patients being reinfected have cropped up around the world but experts say it’s unclear whether the virus will be like the vast majority of diseases and not return more severe on its second go-round. “So far these cases appear to be very rare but they’re also not very surprising,” said David Hirschwerk, […]

Petition demanding COVID-19 ‘herd immunity’ littered with fake signatures

Call it The Kanye West syndrome. An open letter demanding governments pursue “herd immunity” in regards to COVID-19 has been found to contain fake names among the “experts” as well as the general public. “Experts” in the Great Barrington Declaration, which claimed to represent more than 15,000 scientists and medical practitioners as well as 150,000 […]

COVID-19 lockdowns seriously deepen the economic divide

Vaclav Smil, 76, native of communist Czechoslovakia and former University of Manitoba professor for four decades, has written 39 books on energy, technology and demography. “Nobody,” says Bill Gates, who has read every book, “sees the big picture with as wide an aperture as Vaclav Smil.” What Smil sees now, he writes, he finds puzzling. […]

Daily COVID-19 cases in US are the highest they've been in two months

Daily COVID-19 cases in the US are the highest they’ve been in two months as infections and hospitalizations spike in the Midwest – as CDC forecast predicts up to 20k more deaths this month even though fatalities are still declining More than 56,000 new cases were reported across the country on Thursday, which is the […]