The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

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I just called in to my family doctor for flu and tetanus shots to find they're short staffed because of Covid.

1/2 hour before my appointment, I got a call cancelling it. His clinic was too short staffed this morning and recommended going to a local pharmacy.

Damn that's depressing.
 
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In Canada 🇨🇦

Ford says he understands concerns as vaccine certificates loom in Ontario
https://torontosun.com/news/provinc...y-after-election-as-vaccine-certificates-loom

Bar and restaurant operators ponder how they'll enforce COVID-19 vaccine rules starting in Ontario this week
https://www.cp24.com/news/bar-and-r...rules-starting-in-ontario-this-week-1.5591555

Ontario premier releases statement one day before COVID-19 vaccine certificate is implemented
https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-...-vaccine-certificate-is-implemented-1.5594188

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2285571
 

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America's Largest Grocery Chain Is Changing Its Mask Rule

https://news.yahoo.com/americas-largest-grocery-chain-changing-154606565.html

According to a report from Grocery Dive, effective last week, Kroger is now requiring all workers, including Kroger employees and outside contractors, to wear masks inside the chain's stores, office buildings, and other facilities.
This morning, I used the local Kroger pharmacy for flu and tetanus shots.
Those in the pharmacy all wore masks.
But I saw more than a half a dozen employees through out the store with out masks and even passed a stock clerk in an isle wearing a mask below her chin.
It may be 'required', but it was obvious that it wasn't being enforced where I was.
 

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Something to watch for that looks promising:

A COVID-19 booster shot that could protect against multiple variants at once is being tested in humans for the first time
https://news.yahoo.com/covid-19-booster-shot-could-102710458.html

The vaccine, called GRT-R910, uses a new technology called self-amplifying messenger-ribonucleic acid (mRNA), which replicates itself once injected into muscle. COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna use mRNA, which teaches our body how to make a protein that triggers an immune response, but it cannot self-replicate.

Self-amplifying mRNA promises lower doses than existing vaccines, which means it's potentially cheaper and has fewer side-effects, Insider previously reported.
edit:
link to early trial
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discov...ovid-19-vaccine-booster-begins-in-manchester/
 
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Covid-19 death rate more than 4 times higher in least vaccinated states than in most vaccinated
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

The average rate of Covid-19 deaths in the 10 least vaccinated states was more than four times higher over the past week than the rate in the 10 most vaccinated states, according to a CNN analysis.
In the least vaccinated states, roughly eight people out of every 100,000 residents died of Covid-19 over the past week, compared with only about two out of every 100,000 people in the 10 most vaccinated states.
CNN used data from Johns Hopkins University and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the analysis.
Less vaccinated states tend to have higher hospitalization rates, too.
 

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