China’s communists bash US democracy before Biden summit

China’s Communist Party has taken American democracy to task, sharply criticizing a global democracy summit being hosted by President Joe Biden next week and extolling the virtues of its governing system By KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press December 4, 2021, 1:35 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China’s … Read more

Merkel: Virus death toll ‘so bitter because it is avoidable’

BERLIN – Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday made what is likely her final appeal before leaving office next week for Germans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Merkel gave what is expected to be her last weekly video message two days after federal and state leaders decided on a series of measures meant to break … Read more

Booking Booster Shots Proves Challenging For Some Coloradans

DENVER (CBS4) – There is a renewed push across the country and in Colorado for vaccinated people to get their booster shots as President Joe Biden announced Thursday they will be a priority in his plan to fight covid this winter. Some Coloradoans like Maureen Kanwischer say getting one is easier said than done. “We … Read more

MDHHS Updates COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance For Michigan Schools

LANSING, Mich. (CBS Detroit) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is updating guidance for schools amid a COVID surge. According to the department: You isolate when you are infected with COVID-19 and have tested positive, even if you do not have symptoms. Isolation is used to separate people who are infected with COVID-19 from … Read more

Omicron: Don’t Panic But Prepare For Likely Spread, Says WHO

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 3:42 pmPress Release: UN News As scientists continue to investigate the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday urged countries not to panic but to prepare for its likely spread. Heralding South Africa’s and Botswana’s decision to report the appearance of the Omicron coronavirus mutation last month, … Read more

Three Auckland Metro DHBs Hit 90% First Doses For Pacific People; 98 Community Cases; 73 People In Hospital, 7 In ICU

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 2:00 pmPress Release: Ministry of Health The Auckland Metro DHB (which includes Auckland, Waitematā and Counties-Manukau) has today reached the milestone of 90% of its Pacific population having had their first vaccination, with 82 percent now fully vaccinated. This is closely followed by the Auckland DHBs eligible Maori population, who as … Read more

Germany Imposes Nationwide Lockdown For Unvaccinated People

Germany has announced a lockdown for the 26% of its population not vaccinated against Covid-19, banning them from all non-essential businesses in order to curb the country’s recent surge in coronavirus. What do you think? “Glad Germany finally got the hang of strong centralized government.” Dawn Corsentino, Assistant Influencer “Geographically speaking, this is exactly like … Read more

Metro Auckland Hits 90 Per Cent Double-dose Milestone

Saturday, 4 December 2021, 5:58 amPress Release: Northern Region Health Coordination Centre 80 per cent of Māori in Tamaki Makaurau fully vaccinated On the first day out of lockdown, Aotearoa’s biggest city is celebrating more than one significant vaccination achievement. Ninety per cent of the eligible population in Tāmaki Makaurau is now fully vaccinated, with … Read more

US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding a still-solid 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer December 3, 2021, 2:32 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, … Read more

Omicron COVID-19 variant can be fought with same tools used to combat Delta: WHO – National |

World Health Organization officials in the Western Pacific say border closures adopted by some countries may buy time to deal with the omicron COVID-19 variant, but measures put in place and experience gained in dealing with the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the pandemic. While a few regional countries are facing surges, … Read more