England World Cup success could drive up Covid infections, scientists warn

England’s progress in the World Cup could drive up the number of Covid cases across the country this winter, scientists have warned. Researchers say that mass gatherings in pubs, and in homes where friends and relatives get together to watch the team compete in Qatar, could lead to a rise in infections. They point out … Read more

Health experts warn of a spike in Covid-19 cases in four provinces | The Citizen

Health experts in the country have warned of a spike in Covid-19 cases in four provinces. According to the department of health, provinces with a steady increase include the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo and the Western Cape. Speaking to broadcaster eNCA on Monday, Harsha Somaroo, Public Health Medicine Specialist at Wits University, said a higher … Read more

COVID-19 pandemic not over yet even as deaths decline, experts warn – National | Globalnews.ca

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 16, 2022 6:25 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ While the head of the World Health Organization says the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is “in sight,” some Canadian experts warn it would be premature to declare the global … Read more

Monkeypox could spread to pets if there’s close contact, officials warn – National | Globalnews.ca

By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Posted August 16, 2022 5:45 pm     Updated August 16, 2022 5:46 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be … Read more

BBQs can be hazardous to health, environment, experts warn. How to stay safe – National | Globalnews.ca

A popular summer past time, barbeques are in full swing in Canada – but is your grill putting you and others at risk? With more people gathering in backyards and parks this year after two seasons of COVID-19 restrictions, experts say Canadians should not take the impact on their health and environment lightly. “It represents … Read more

New wave of COVID-19 sweeps Asia, NZ as authorities warn of pressure on health care – National | Globalnews.ca

A new wave of coronavirus infections is rapidly spreading through Asia, prompting warnings for residents from New Zealand to Japan to take precautions to slow the outbreak and help prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed. The renewed surge in cases, mostly of the BA.4/5 Omicron variants, provides a further challenge for authorities grappling with the … Read more