Last Updated: 05:10 GMT Saturday, 16 Oct. 2021

Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule

Protests erupted in Italy on Friday as one of the most stringent anti-coronavirus measures in Europe went into effect, requiring all workers, from magistrates to maids, to show a health pass to get into their place of employment. Police were out in force, some schools ended classes early and embassies ...
Malta Independent   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 06:00:00

Ireland facing dangerous period with Covid as virus poses fresh challenges

Niac to provide advice on Monday regarding booster shots
Irish Times   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 05:00:00

Two of Africa's Covid experts are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?

Two of Africa's Covid experts are clearing out their desks and counting the hours as they prepare to take up new roles offered to them overseas.
CNN   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 04:00:38

Singapore confronts the division and fear that come from living with COVID-19

Singapore had seemed like a poster child for pandemic management, but now it is looking like a real-time illustration of how challenging the pivot away ...
Michelle Fay Cortez / Japan Times   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:48:45

Laos to extend national lockdown due to COVID-19 concern

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People's Daily   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:24:05

North China's border city reports no positive COVID-19 results in mass testing

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People's Daily   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:17:51

UK falls behind European peers in battle against Covid ahead of winter

Deaths and hospital admissions remain stubbornly high in Britain as the continent reports record lows
FT   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 03:00:14

Trump-backed Republican, eyeing bid for Pennsylvania governor's office, falsely suggests COVID-19 vaccines are not true vaccines

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, who pushed false claims about the 2020 election, said, "I guess I shouldn't call it a 'vaccine.'"
Charles Davis / Business Insider   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 02:38:56

Southern Tasmania declared COVID-19 hotspot as Qld records no new local cases

Queenslanders returning from southern Tasmania have hours to make it home before they will be forced into hotel quarantine.
Zach Hope / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 02:02:03

Can China afford to stay isolated as world abandons ‘zero Covid’?

Over the past few months, a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region which pursued a successful “zero Covid” strategy for much of the pandemic, including New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, have signalled a shift of position to “living with the virus”.This has, understandably, rekindled interest in whether China might ...
Wang Xiangwei / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:48:18

COVID-19 is forcing video game companies to rethink remote work

Big game companies are spread out across the globe, from Canada to Japan to France, which has forced many developers to relocate each time they ...
Jason Schreier / Japan Times   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:25:39

COVID-19 update for Oct. 15: 667 new cases, 13 deaths | U.S. to accept mixed-vaxxed travellers | U.S. to open land borders on Nov. 8 for vaccinated foreign travellers | New 'circuit-breaker' restrictions introduced in northern B.C.

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.
Tiffany Crawford / Vancouver Sun   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:15:06

15yo girl among Victoria's latest COVID deaths as state records 1993 new cases

Victoria has recorded 1993 new local cases of coronavirus and seven deaths as changes to border rules mean vaccinated NSW travellers will be able to visit Victoria without quarantining before Melburnians can escape the city.
Roy Ward / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:08:10

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Sunday's game

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury will miss Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns after testing positive for COVID-19.
Dana Scott, Arizona Republic / USA Today   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:06:37

140,000 jabs for 100 million people in the least vaccinated nation on earth

Already battling Ebola, the Democratic Republic of Congo now confronts widespread vaccine hesitancy as its COVID toll mounts, sparking fears of new mutations.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 01:00:00

COVID-19: Deadly outbreak at Burnaby care home shows booster shots needed sooner

B.C. is more than a month behind Alberta and Ontario in offering booster shots to fully vaccinated residents of care homes
Gordon Hoekstra / Vancouver Sun   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 00:56:29

FDA panel recommends a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people 18 and older

The unanimous recommendation will be taken up by the FDA, which is expected to make a decision within days. The post FDA panel recommends a booster shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine for people 18 and older appeared first on Boston.com .
Washington Post / Boston Globe   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 00:43:00

Boeing workers stage protest over vaccine mandate

Published by Reuters By Eric M. Johnson EVERETT, Wash. (Reuters) - Waving signs like "coercion is not consent," and "stop the mandate," some 200 Boeing Co employees and others staged a protest on Friday over the planemaker's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for U.S. workers. Boeing said on Tuesday it will require ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 00:09:05

NSW records 319 new COVID cases as state nears 80 per cent double-dose vaccination

Residents will be granted greater freedoms when the vaccine milestone is reached, including more guests at weddings and funerals.
Georgina Mitchell / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 00:07:51

US will accept mixed coronavirus vaccines for international travellers

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said late on Friday that it will accept mixed-dose coronavirus vaccines from international travellers, a boost to travellers from Canada and other places.The CDC said last week that it would accept any vaccine authorised for use by US regulators or the ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Sat, 16 Oct 2021 00:02:16

COVID-19: Health professionals in private practice face vaccine order

On Friday, B.C. recorded 667 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths.
Cheryl Chan / Vancouver Sun   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 23:51:30

How Covid spread fear of globalisation and threatens a new world order

From China backtracking on coal to Britain's 'chicken king' calling for a rethink of food production, the virus has accelerated nationalist impulses towards autarky When Xi Jinping promised the world's movers and shakers in January 2017 that China would champion globalisation, it looked as if the baton of global economic ...
Martin Farrer / Guardian   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 23:39:43

US experts recommend second Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 shot

Outside advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday unanimously recommended the agency authorise a second shot of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine for all recipients of the one-dose inoculation.The agency is also considering lowering the recommended age for booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to people as ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 23:25:00

Risk of mRNA Covid booster causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry scientists, Dr. Ofer Levy says

The risk of mRNA Covid booster shots causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry top scientists.
CNBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 23:16:33

A Home Built for the Next Pandemic

A new Covid concept house pitches itself as empowering and feminist. Is it?
Tressie McMillan Cottom / NY Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 23:00:07

Ottawa parents urged to limit socializing and extracurriculars among kids to curb spread of COVID-19

"We need your help to keep outbreaks rare and limited, so children and youth do not miss in-person school by having to stay home after an exposure to COVID-19."
Jacquie Miller / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:47:47

4 key moments from Dr. Sanjay Gupta's appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast

When CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta sat down for a three-hour conversation on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, the chief topic was Covid-19.
CNN   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:45:24

COVID update: Cases fall across VIC and NSW

Victoria has recorded another 1993 locally acquired COVID cases and seven deaths over the past 24 hours: Reported yesterday: 1,993 new local cases and 0 cases acquired overseas. - 40,386 vaccines administered - 79,214 test results received - Sadly, 7 people with COVID-19 have died More later: #COVID19VicData - VicGovDH ...
Unconventional Economist / MacroBusiness   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:29:09

Border rule shake-up exposes contradictions as Victoria records 1993 new cases, seven deaths

Victoria has recorded 1993 new local cases of coronavirus and seven deaths as changes to border rules mean vaccinated NSW travellers will be able to visit Victoria without quarantining before Melburnians can escape the city.
Roy Ward / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:14:31

November 8 Is The Day The US COVID-19 Travel Ban Ends

The U.S. pandemic travel ban will finally ease on November 8, 2021, as fully vaccinated international travelers will be allowed to enter the United States.
Michael Goldstein, Contributor / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:01:43

Outdoor lessons, air filters and face masks: Victorian schools ready for staged return

Schools will be juggling a long list of safety measures when children return on Monday. But as COVID-19 cases surge, it is unvaccinated parents - not children - we should worry about.
Adam Carey / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 22:00:00

The FDA's Vaccine Expert Panel Recommends Approval of a J&J Booster for Anyone Who Had an Initial Shot

The expert committee has now recommended booster doses for all three COVID-19 vaccines available in the US
Alice Park / Time   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:45:24

Blame Government, Not COVID-19, for Supply Chain Collapse

Having made a mess of Afghanistan, the Biden administration now turns its trademark incompetence to something closer to home; namely, the supply chains that put... Read More The post Blame Government, Not COVID-19, for Supply Chain Collapse appeared first on The Daily Signal .
Peter St. Onge / The Foundry   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:29:09

Mass. reports 1,512 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths

The state also reported 541 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Here's the data reported Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. The post Mass. reports 1,512 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths appeared first on Boston.com .
Rosemary Ford / Boston Globe   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:27:54

Depend on DURA for Dependable Dividends

Two of the big lessons taught by the 2020 coronavirus bear market are that dividend durability matters, and that when markets head south and encourage companies to rapidly conserve cash, some are apt to cut payouts. That's the opposite of dependability and durability. Investors can access reliable dividends with the ...
Tom Lydon / ETF Trends   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:25:35

Covid Anxiety Is a Health Problem Too

A new study finds 129 million additional cases of major mental disorders world-wide compared with pre-pandemic figures.
WSJ   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:20:00

Covid Vaccines Could Protect Against Other Coronaviruses, Study Finds

The study boosts hopes that a single vaccine could eventually protect against multiple viruses and stave off another pandemic.
Joe Walsh, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:14:54

U.S. FDA delays decision on Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents - WSJ

Published by Reuters (Reuters) -The U.S. health regulator is delaying its decision on authorizing Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents to check if the shot could increase the risk of a rare inflammatory heart condition, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:09:11

Australia COVID LIVE updates: Victorian cases continue to surge; Tasmania enters snap lockdown; NSW scraps hotel quarantine for overseas vaccinated travellers

Southern Tasmania and Hobart have entered a snap three-day lockdown, while Victoria and NSW have announced easing border restrictions for vaccinated citizens.
Georgina Mitchell / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:06:32

We're at a delicate time in the COVID pandemic - FDA advisory committee member

Seeking Alpha   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:03:45

Coronavirus: New Zealand faces growing calls for ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown

New Zealand’s government is facing growing calls from public health experts to enact a short, sharp “circuit breaker” lockdown, a week after it shifted away from its much-vaunted coronavirus elimination strategy.The nation of 5 million was largely virus-free until mid-August, when an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant centred ...
Francine Chen / South China Morning Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:00:25

Restaurants celebrate shorter curfew, longer dining hours

Restaurant chains and shopping centres are welcoming the extended service hours and relaxed curfew announced by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Bangkok Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:00:00

US To Reopen Borders To Vaccinated Travelers Nov 8

The United States will reopen its land and air borders on November 8 to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against Covid-19, ending a more than 18-month ban on travel from much of the globe that separated families, hobbled tourism and strained diplomatic ties. The decision to ease restrictions was "guided by ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:45:21

Sports Reporting Is Broken

For most of the last month, the biggest story in the NBA has been a mystery: Why hasn't Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving been vaccinated against Covid-19? Irving, who at this point reporters are practically required by law to describe as has been outspoken about many issues, from racial justice ...
Alex Shephard / New Republic   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:30:41

Restricting Worship During Covid

What the cases reveal
Mark Movsesian / Hit & Run   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:30:18

What the Gupta-Rogan COVID Conversation Revealed

Though marred by misunderstandings on each side, it was a surprisingly productive discussion.
Pradheep J. Shanker / National Review   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:26:58

Gold's Journey Signals To Dollars Instability and Supply Chain Issues

Gold had an interesting week, as the start of the fourth quarter draws in mixed reports, stemming from weak jobs reports, continued COVID-19 restrictions, record-high oil prices, supply chain bottleneck, and inflation. The Fed continues to give mix signals as to what policies they will implement to help curb inflation ...
Eric Gozenput / Value Walk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:26:20

Loan Participation Funds Can Add Some Needed Diversification in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Easy monetary policies implemented by the Federal Reserve Board to help grow the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with calls for new government spending packages and supply chain disruptions,
Tom Roseen / Alpha Now   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:22:06

More Important Than Ever To Lessen Pandemic Impact On Education

The Global Education Summit that took place in London in July brought to light the impact of COVID-19 on school education -especially in developing countries. School closures played a key part in the low learning results and the increase of young girls' pregnancies and early marriages. Q3 2021 hedge fund ...
Aman Jain / Value Walk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:12:33

U.S. FDA considering lowering recommended age for Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 boosters

Published by Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top U.S. Food and Drug Administration official said on Friday that the agency is considering lowering the recommended age for who should receive booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to as young as 40 years old, based on data from Israel ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:09:11

Ray Dalio says the workplace is never going back to the same way it was pre-Covid

"The future of the workplace is going to be characterized by probably two things - customization and technology," Ray Dalio said.
NetNet   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:48:29

Only 5% Of Worshippers Say Religious Leaders Discouraged Covid Vaccines - Despite Growing Interest In 'Religious Exemptions'

A Pew Research Center study found that 39% of American clergy actually encouraged their parishioners to get vaccinated.
Marisa Dellatto, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:47:18

Two Thirds Of Parents Support Vaccinating Their Children And School Vaccination Requirements

A new poll found that two-thirds of parents with children between the ages of 5 and 11 plan to get their kids vaccinated against COVID-19 when it becomes available for this age group.
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:42:00

In Gavin Newsom's California, COVID-19 Rules Are for Those Without Political Power

Newsom's opposition to a judge's order requiring vaccinations for prison staffers lays bare the hypocrisy of the governor.
C.J. Ciaramella / Hit & Run   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:25:52

October 15th COVID-19: Slow Progress

The CDC is the source for all data.According to the CDC, on Vaccinations. Total doses administered: 406,570,875, as of a week ago 400,669,422, or 0.84 million doses per day.COVID Metrics TodayWeekAgoGoal Percent fully Fully Vaccinated New Cases per Deaths per 1 Minimum to achieve "herd immunity" (estimated between 70% and ...
Calculated Risk / Calculated Risk   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:22:00

FDA panel backs Johnson & Johnson Covid booster shot for adults

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel is recommending a second Johnson & Johnson shot for emergency use authorization.
MSNBC   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:20:54

"This Is War": An Interview with Pierre Kory

The famed and much celebrated pulmonologist Dr. Pierre Kory sits down with Chris for another intimate and powerfully honest discussion about his work as an ICU doc on the front lines of the COVID pandemic for nearly the last 2 years. Kory dives into the intense struggles he has faced ...
Chris Martenson / Peak Prosperity   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:20:07

New Sweeping Vaccine Mandate In Italy Could Mean No Paychecks For Those Unvaccinated

Italy imposed a sweeping vaccine mandate on Friday that requires all private and public workers to carry government-issued COVID-19 health passes or face unpaid leave. If workers cannot provide proof of vaccination, they must show either a negative rapid swab test or proof of recent recovery from COVID-19 via their ...
IBTimes   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:19:52

What is Xi trying to hide?

The New Yorker has a very good article on the origins of Covid. They don't take a definitive stand on the question, but along the way make some important points: Before the pandemic, President Xi Jinping promoted wildlife farms as a means of poverty alleviation, and the industry, which was ...
ssumner / Money Illusion   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:16:35

Dozens of Ottawa hospital workers on unpaid leave for failing to get vaccinated

Dozens of unvaccinated workers from three Ottawa hospital were placed on unpaid leave Friday as COVID-19 vaccination mandates kicked in at the majority of the city's hospitals. A total of 203 workers from Bruyère, Queensway Carleton, and CHEO hospitals are now or will soon be on unpaid leave for failing ...
Elizabeth Payne / Ottawa Citizen   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:14:21

Michigan reports 8,297 new COVID-19 cases, 104 deaths over 2 days

This brings the state to a total of 1,081,525 confirmed cases and 21,563 deaths
Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:12:09

Statins may slightly lower COVID-19 death risk; using a different vaccine as booster may offer more protection

Published by Reuters By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) - The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. Statins may protect slightly against COVID-19 death Widely-used statin drugs ...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:09:00

Friday "Humor": Vaccine Efficacy 'Science' Explained

Friday "Humor": Vaccine Efficacy 'Science' Explained From 100% effective, "no deaths, no to the imminent need for a 4th, 5th, 6th, semi-annual, bi-monthly "booster" dose and counting, here is the devolution of COVID vaccine efficacy exposed for all but the willfully blind to see... Devolution of COVID vaccine efficacy. - ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 19:01:01

J&J Covid-19 Booster Shot Endorsed by FDA Advisers

A panel of outside doctors and experts voted 19-0 to recommend that all adults who received a first dose of the J&J vaccine should get the second dose at least two months later.
WSJ   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:54:00

US to reopen borders to vaccinated passengers from UK and EU on 8 November

The United States will reopen its borders to travellers from the UK and European Union, lifting a ban that has been in place for more than 18 months.
Sky   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:38:00

Coronavirus News Highlights: Fully vaccinated foreign travelers can start entering US from November 8; Kerala reports 8867 new cases

Covid-19 vaccine Latest Update, Coronavirus Third Wave Highlights, Coronavirus Cases and Fatality Rate India, India Coronavirus R Factor Latest News Highlights: Noida reports first Covid death after 4 months
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:35:35

How-to guide for snowbirds in COVID and a potential pandemic 'game changer': FP's top videos

Here is what is racking up the views this week
Financial Post Staff / Financial Post   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:34:53

Attitudes Toward Masks Around the World

Readers compare how Germany, Australia, France and the United States have been dealing with Covid. Also: Means-testing for social programs; getting even with robocallers.
NY Times   |   Fri, 15 Oct 2021 18:30:59