Most of southeast Michigan at high level of community transmission of COVID-19

(WXYZ) – The Centers for Disease Control has updated the COVID-19 Community Risk Level, placing nearly all of Southeast Michigan in the high risk level for community transmission. The updated map places Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston and St. Clair counties at high risk. Monroe and Lenawee counties are at medium risk for community transmission. … Read more

Masks on planes: Transport minister weighs in on US court ruling

Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says masking guidelines while traveling still apply, as the US moves to drop its national mandate. Speaking in Calgary on Tuesday, Alghabra said while he won’t comment directly on the US court ruling that impacts plane, train, taxi, and other forms of travel, Canada continues to follow the science on … Read more

COVID rapid tests: Take two before gathering, expert says

For the first time in two years, Canadians celebrating Easter and Passover are faced with few public health restrictions limiting their ability to gather with family and friends. But experts are urging Canadians to take caution and do what they can to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to Dr. Peter Juni, the outgoing scientific … Read more

COVID: Wear a mask, get boosted amid sixth wave, says Tam

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam is advising Canadians to continue to wear a mask, regardless of varying jurisdictional guidelines, as the country sees a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Speaking to reporters during a pandemic update on Tuesday, Tam also underlined the need to get boosted with a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to … Read more

Those who haven’t contracted COVID may be key to defeating virus

(WXYZ) — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Trackerover half of Americans may have avoided getting infected with coronavirus. Scientists say those who haven’t caught COVID-19 may hold the key to defeating it. There is evidence that suggests some people may have what’s called “super immunity,” meaning their bodies appear … Read more

EMA Assumes Responsibility for Preventing Medicine Shortages in Europe

New EU regulations covering crisis preparedness come into force after the COVID pandemic revealed problems for member states in accessing critical medicinal supplies. New regulations that came into force today, place the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in charge of monitoring medicine shortages in EU member states before they result in critical scarcities. The Amsterdam-based Agency … Read more

The Queen Tests Positive for COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday. The Queen, aged 95, is understood to be triple vaccinated. Prince Charles tested positive on February 10, and is said to have ended isolation last Thursday. This was his second infection with COVID-19. His wife Camilla tested positive last week. “Her Majesty … Read more

Wisconsin reports first death of child due to MIS-C, rare syndrome linked to COVID-19

MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin child has died of a rare condition linked to COVID-19. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday the child is the first in the state to die of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome. State health officials said the child died sometime within the last month. What is MIS-C in children? TX mom shares son’s … Read more

Melbourne man Dennis Basic pleads guilty to attacking police horse

The identity of a Melbourne man who attacked a police horse during an anti-lockdown “freedom” rally has been revealed in court. A Melbourne man who attacked a police officer’s horse with a flagpole during an anti-lockdown rally has pleaded guilty to a string of charges. Dennis Basic pleaded guilty to six charges including assaulting an … Read more