New travel rules: Canadian airports warn of ‘chaos’

TORONTO — Canada’s plan to require new coronavirus tests for all but US arrivals on international flights threatens to cause “chaos” and long lines if all passengers are expected to be tested at airports, industry groups say. The move, announced Tuesday, comes as the travel season gets underway and could stretch the airport’s resources and … Read more

Omicron variant: US requires all inbound foreign air passengers to undergo a COVID-19 test the day before

WASHINGTON — Beginning next week, Canadians and all other foreign visitors traveling by air to the United States must undergo a COVID-19 test at the latest the day before their departure. US President Joe Biden is shortening the current 72-hour testing period for fully vaccinated travelers as part of a series of public health measures … Read more

TFL scraps free New Year’s Eve London Tube amid funding crisis

N New Year’s revelers are no longer getting their traditional free tube ride home due to Transport for London’s financial crisis, it has emerged. TfL said it had to charge for travel late at night to Hogmanay and early Jan. 1 due to the “catastrophic impact of the pandemic” on its finances. Normally, the metro … Read more

Tennessee Department of Health issues statement on Omicron COVID-19 variant

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WVLT) – WVLT News spoke with Tennessee Department of Health officials about how they are preparing to address the new Omicron COVID-19 strain in the state. Department officials released a statement about the variant, saying TDOH Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey was briefed about the variant by federal officials and encouraged Tennessee residents to … Read more

Natural COVID infections offer protection against reinfection, two variants

ANN ARBOR – Natural COVID-19 infections helped protect against reinfection when the delta and gamma variants were common during the pandemic, according to new research from the University of Michigan. For the study, researchers examined cases in a community setting in Nicaragua and found that antibodies obtained through natural infection afforded individuals 69% protection against … Read more

Fight against HIV hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic | COVID-19 Special – DW News

Fight against HIV hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic | COVID-19 SpecialDW News Fauci says COVID has diverted resources to fight AIDSYahoo! vote COVID-19 took its toll on AIDS fight, UNAIDS chief saysReuters Fauci says COVID-19 has withdrawn resources from fight against AIDSFox news World AIDS Day: How HIV research paved the way to fight the … Read more

COVID-19 variant ommicron has not yet been detected in the US – ABC News

COVID-19 variant ommicron has not yet been detected in the USABC news WEB EXTRA: CDC director: ‘We don’t know everything we need to know about the Omicron variant yet’CBS Miami Cases of Omicron variants confirmed in at least 18 countriesABC news Officials push for vaccine as Omicron variant spreadsWCNC FDA is investigating ommicron variantABC news … Read more

University of Montana doctor quits post after spreading misinformation | Local news

A doctor on the University of Montana’s medical education program has terminated his employment at the university after several of his social media posts were flagged for misinformation. dr. Justin Buls was employed by the university through the Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana program as director of the Kalispell site. There are six resident … Read more

COVID-19 a huge burden on both the healthcare system and workers in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches its second year and one year of vaccine availability, doctors leading the fight against the virus in Nebraska via a Zoom press conference begged the public for the importance of vaccinations and boosters. “What I see as most devastating is the ongoing despair and fear these … Read more

Tasmania’s border prepares to reopen borders, but vaccination milestones have been missed

Tasmania aims to reopen to the rest of the mainland on December 15 – less than a fortnight away. Most important points: Tasmania’s first dose vaccination rate for people aged 16 and over is 94 percent Yesterday at 3pm Tasmania’s second dose was 87.5 percent Prime Minister Peter Gutwein urges Tasmanians to get both doses … Read more