‘It’s only going to get worse’: mask war in Arizona schools ramps up as Covid cases soar | Arizona

[ad_1] Sherry Dorathy has long lived in Miami, Arizona, a small, once prosperous copper mining town tucked behind rugged hills and wind-carved rock formations. A former special education teacher, she’s now the gentle-voiced superintendent of the Miami Unified school district 40. The district, like at least 13 others in the Grand Canyon state, requires students … Read more

Australia to open Covid vaccinations to 12- to 15-year-olds from 13 September | Australian politics

[ad_1] People aged 12 to 15 will be able to book Covid-19 vaccinations from 13 September, after technical advice confirmed they are eligible for Pfizer. But the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has warned that, given supply constraints, Pfizer doses should be prioritised for young adults. And the government should also consider offering older … Read more

Coronavirus live news: WHO to ship Chinese vaccines despite concerns, US Covid hospitalisations hit eight-month high | World news

[ad_1] The World Health Organization’s pandemic programme plans to ship 100m doses of the Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 shots by the end of next month, mostly to Africa and Asia, in its first delivery of Chinese vaccines, a WHO document shows. Reuters reports that the Chinese shipments will help the sputtering global Covax vaccine sharing … Read more

New Zealand police break up one-person anti-lockdown protest in Auckland | New Zealand

[ad_1] A one-person anti-lockdown protest in central Auckland has been shut down, after the police were alerted to discussions of a potential gathering on social media. New Zealand police said officers were on Queen Street on Friday after hearing a protest was being planned, but only one person arrived with the intention of protesting, Newshub … Read more

‘It’s really hit us now’: Newquay becomes England’s Covid capital | Cornwall

[ad_1] At first glance it looked like a pretty perfect day in the self-styled surfing capital of the UK. The sandy beaches were packed, the pubs, cafes and shops humming. Look at little closer, though, and it became clear all was not quite right. A tapas bar was closed because a team member had tested … Read more

New Zealand Covid update: 70 new cases recorded ahead of lockdown announcement | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand has reported 70 new cases of coronavirus in the community, bringing the total number in its outbreak to 347, as parts of the country wait to hear if the lockdown will be extended or downgraded. Of Friday’s cases, 333 are in Auckland, and 14 are in Wellington. Many of the cases are … Read more

Seven destinations to be added to England’s Covid travel green list | Transport policy

[ad_1] Travellers from seven more destinations will no longer have to quarantine after being added to England’s travel green list, the Guardian has learned. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Azores will move from amber to green from 4am on 30 August, in the final update to the traffic-light system before the end … Read more

Qantas posts $1.83bn loss but hopes to resume international flights by December | Qantas

[ad_1] Qantas is banking on resuming some overseas flights by December, as it posted a pre-tax annual loss of $1.83bn. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce blamed “diabolical” border conditions for the result, noting the financial position reflected a full year of closed international borders and more than 330 days of domestic travel restrictions. Joyce says … Read more

Are Covid booster shots necessary? – video explainer | World news

[ad_1] Many countries with already high vaccination rates are considering offering people an additional coronavirus vaccine dose. But are these booster shots necessary? And what about the issue of vaccine equity? The Guardian’s Natalie Grover examines the costs and benefits of possibly introducing a third jab [ad_2] Source link

NHS planning Covid vaccines for children from age 12, reports say | Health policy

[ad_1] NHS England has been told to prepare to administer Covid vaccinations to all children aged 12 and above, as vaccine advisers continue to consider whether to extend the programme, according to reports. The planned extension to the vaccination programme would coincide with the start of the new school year. Children aged 12-15 in the … Read more