‘They are invisible’: the migrant workers struggling in wake of India’s Covid response

When Ram Yadav fled India’s strict countrywide lockdown imposed in March 2020, he was one of the lucky ones, managing to hitch rides from Delhi on trucks going in the direction of his village near Kanpur, 400km (250 miles) away. An estimated 10 million workers were forced to walk home, travelling on foot via fields, … Read more

Rapid response needed to address spike in heart disease cases linked to COVID-19: expert – National | Globalnews.ca

A Canadian heart researcher says a rapid response is needed to address the surge in cardiovascular cases linked to COVID-19 following recent studies that show the virus can increase a person’s risk of developing heart problems. “This is not new…. We’ve known about it for a long time that the risk is there … and … Read more

South Korea police admit crowd surge response was ‘insufficient’ | The Citizen

South Korean police admitted Tuesday their emergency response to a deadly Halloween crush had been “insufficient”, with top officials saying crowd management failures had likely contributed to the disaster.  At least 156 mostly young people were killed, and scores more injured, in a deadly crowd surge late Saturday at the first post-pandemic Halloween party in … Read more

Australia to welcome scores of international students in response to labour shortage | The Citizen

The Covid-19 pandemic marked the end of the Australian dream for many foreign nationals. But the Oceanian country has recently been faced with an unprecedented labour shortage. As such, Australia has decided to change its migration policy regarding international graduates in order to remedy this worrying situation. The Australian government considers its international students to … Read more

Fauci, face of U.S. government’s COVID response, retiring in December – National | Globalnews.ca

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert who became a household name – and the subject of partisan attacks – during the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Monday he will depart the federal government in December after more than five decades of service. Fauci, who serves as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, has been … Read more

Monkeypox: Biden promises accelerated virus response as more states declare emergencies – National | Globalnews.ca

President Joe Biden has appointed two top federal officials to coordinate his administration’s response to monkeypox, the White House said on Tuesday, as more states declared emergencies to help boost vaccines and other resources to combat the virus. The top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and … Read more

Monkeypox global response is not enough, experts at AIDS conference say – National | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 31, 2022 4:47 pm     Updated July 31, 2022 4:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A panel of scientists and activists at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal are urging worldwide governments to ramp up resources to … Read more

Canada’s response to AIDS lagging, activists say ahead of international conference | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2022 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say an international AIDS conference opening in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Advocates say federal funding … Read more

Canada’s COVID-19 response stacks up well against other nations: study – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study suggests. The research, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, credits Canada’s strong performance to restrictive and persistent public health measures as well as … Read more

Monkeypox has half of Canadians worried, but most confident in health response: poll – National | Globalnews.ca

At least half of Canadians are concerned about outbreaks of the monkeypox virus in Canada, but this concern doesn’t come close to the distress people felt over COVID-19, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News. Even as monkeypox cases continue to slowly rise in pockets of the country, 67 per cent … Read more