The Australian Prime Minister launches his campaign a few days before the election | Health and fitness

By ROD McGUIRK – Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s embattled prime minister officially launched his Conservative party’s campaign on Sunday less than a week before the election, underscoring the country’s early success in containing the pandemic and its strong economic recovery. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition trails the centre-left opposition Labor Party in … Read more

Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, skeptical of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a mad dash Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, passing by the lead in the ninth round with 65% of the vote. Jensen, a … Read more

Qualls takes the lead as Minnesota GOP chooses gubernatorial candidate | Health and fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Business executive Kendall Qualls took the lead on Saturday as Republicans in Minnesota gathered to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election. Qualls, who would become the state party’s first black gubernatorial candidate if he wins endorsement, took the … Read more

Qualls takes the lead as Minnesota GOP chooses gubernatorial candidate | Health and fitness

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Business executive Kendall Qualls took the lead on Saturday as Republicans in Minnesota gathered to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election. Qualls, who would become the state party’s first black gubernatorial candidate if he wins endorsement, took the … Read more

Arizona governor hopes Lake seeks expanded school choice | Health and fitness

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former television anchor leading the GOP field in the campaign for governor of Arizona, called Thursday for higher teacher salaries and an expansion of teacher choice options. school for parents. Lake also called for bans on mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccine requirements, and teaching critical race theory, though the GOP-controlled … Read more

The limits of asylum in the age of the pandemic in the hands of a federal judge | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A 24-state litigator on Friday urged a federal judge to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum, saying the ruling had been made without sufficient consideration of the effects this decision could have on public health and law enforcement. Drew … Read more

Arguments on whether pandemic asylum restriction can end | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By KEVIN McGILL – Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is hearing arguments Friday about whether the Biden administration can lift pandemic-related restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum later this month. Migrants have been deported more than 1.8 million times since March 2020 under the federal Title 42 authority, which denied migrants the … Read more

Travel is back: Dubai airport records busiest quarter in years | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ISABEL DEBRE – Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, said Thursday it handled more than 13.6 million passengers in the first three months of 2022 – more than double the number from last year, a clear sign that a long-awaited travel revival has … Read more

Likely Senate contest in Kentucky pits ideological opposites | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul rarely targets his likely Democratic challenger by name, but Republican campaign attacks in Kentucky are undoubtedly targeting Charles Booker’s agenda — in what’s to come as a populist-themed battle with radically different characters ideas to win people … Read more

This year’s weird flu season is even weirder

Photo: Kristopher Radder / The Brattleboro Reformer (PA) Even though covid-19 continues to dominate public health projectorour old friend the flu shows up with a few new surprises. Jhis year’s flu season doesn’t follow the usual bell-curve pattern, as NBC chart illustrated, where cases peak around January and February, then fall towards the end of … Read more