From Oxford to Congress: McMaster prof embroiled in White House scandal ‘loyal’ … to a fault

In 2008, the University of Oxford brought back a widely revered postgraduate program in evidence-based medicine renowned for its commitment that health care be guided by science and research. The first two cohorts of classes each saw 15 to 20 successful applicants, likened by its then-director to the “the crème de la crème” of young academics. “I was scared teaching them,” said Amanda Burls, a now-retired … Read more

Anti-lockdown protesters chased by police from Melbourne park

Anti-lockdown protesters swarm a suburban park in Melbourne before being chased off by police on horseback as several are arrested during a tension-filled ‘Freedom Rally’  More than 100 anti-lockdown protesters have gathered Elsternwick Park in Brighton, 11km from city’s CBD  Police are circling the area, arresting protesters yelling ‘disgraceful’, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’, ‘no violence’ The first protest kicked off at the State Library in Melbourne from 11am, … Read more

NSW reported three new COVID-19 cases overnight

New South Wales records just three new cases of coronavirus overnight as medic who cared for COVID patients contracts the virus New South Wales has reported just three new COVID-19 cases on Saturday Two cases were returned travellers who are currently staying in hotel quarantine One case is a staff member at Concord Hospital, in Sydney’s inner west  By Aidan Wondracz For Daily Mail Australia and … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, aka ‘Notorious RBG,’ was an unparalleled cultural icon

<br> Judge Jeanine Pirro says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a At 5’1” and barely 100 pounds, Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned her nickname “The Notorious RBG” by the sheer force of who she was as a judge: a feminist icon, a rebel, an indefatigable advocate for justice and yes – an unparalleled cultural icon. At 87 years old, the Supreme Court associate justice was the longest-serving female justice … Read more

The Latest: India maintains surge, adds 93,300 new cases

NEW DELHI —India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The Health Ministry on Saturday raised the nation’s caseload to more than 5.3 million out of the nearly 1.4 billion people. It said 1,247 more people died in the past 24 hours for a total of 85,619. The country has over a million active cases with … Read more

Engagement with anti-vaccine Facebook posts trebles in one month

Engagement with anti-vaccine posts on a sample of UK Facebook pages trebled between July and August, analysis by the Guardian has found, triggering calls for a major new push to tackle conspiracy theories. Interactions on posts expressing scepticism or hostility towards vaccines on six UK Facebook pages increased from 12,000 in July to 42,000 in August, according to the analysis, conducted using the social media analytics … Read more

Medical experts v anti-vaxxers: the Covid-19 information battle

Coronavirus outbreak Scientists face potential struggle to convince people of vaccine safety as celebrities join misinformation chorus Full report: engagement with anti-vaccine Facebook posts trebles Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown, who tweeted: ‘NO LOCKDOWN NO TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX.’ Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA On one side is the “anti-vax” movement, a constellation of … Read more

‘Should Oxford Brookes have stayed closed?’ Students divided on uni Covid plans

STUDENTS at Oxford Brookes University have been divided over whether the university should fully reopen following a rise in coronavirus cases, writes Eiriean Prosser The university has now reopened for the new year with a mixture of online and in-person teaching. But while some students believe it was right to open, others argue more could be done to reduce the spread of Covid. Sudents have been … Read more

Everything you need to know about face masks: Where to wear them and how to make one

Face coverings have become part of our daily lives, we have grown accustomed to wearing them on public transport and in shops. But what are the rules of wearing face coverings, how can you make one yourself and can you be fined for not wearing one? Face coverings are used in public spaces where social distancing is not always possible. The masks are designed to cover … Read more

Thousands of bins left unemptied every week

By Eirian Prosser. THOUSANDS are being left with unemptied recycling bins each week, Vale of the White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have revealed. The authorities said recycling bins all over the region are regularly being left full of waste because people have put the ‘wrong things in them’. This has been an ongoing problem in the area, with several residents saying they have not … Read more

Opinion | The Hospital Lobbyists Behind Cuomo’s Nursing Home Scandal

Albany, N.Y. Look closely at a questionable Empire State health-care policy, and you’re liable to find the fingerprints of the Greater New York Hospital Association, the hospital and health-system trade group that is one of the most influential forces in New York politics. A case in point is the state Health Department’s directive, issued on March 25, that compelled nursing homes to accept patients who had … Read more

Biden says presidential winner should pick Ginsburg replacement

By Jarrett Renshaw NEW CASTLE, Del. (Reuters) – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday that “there is no doubt” that the winner of November’s presidential election should pick Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement. “There is no doubt – let me be clear – that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider,” … Read more

Street life slowly returns to Mexico, even as the coronavirus toll climbs

The stream of vehicles bearing flowers and lost lives has not abated, but vendors are back at the gates of the San Mateo Tlaltenango cemetery. “We were all scared and stayed away when the coronavirus dead first started arriving,” said Victoria Ramírez, who hawks sandwiches, fruit and chips sprinkled with chile and lemon. “But now we see the hearses coming and we say, ‘We are going … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, dies aged 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Stalwart of court’s liberal bloc had survived four cancer treatments Death of justice gives Trump chance of third appointment Play Video 3:20 Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg – video obituary The supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of pancreatic cancer, the court said Friday. She was 87. Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the court in history and became a liberal … Read more

How Victoria’s Covid lockdown protests are galvanising Australia’s right

When police in Victoria arrested a 28-year-old pregnant woman named Zoe Buhler at her home near Ballarat over a post on social media two weeks ago, John Roskam’s phone wouldn’t stop buzzing. “I must have had something like 100 texts and emails that night saying ‘have you seen this?’” Roskam told Guardian Australia this week. “I think, like everyone, I initially just thought, ‘Gee, that looks … Read more

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole tests positive for coronavirus

Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. O’Toole, who became the party’s new leader in late August following a virtual leadership convention, is in self-isolation and “is feeling well,” according to a CPC statement released Friday night. Trending Stories [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ] The statement also confirms that O’Toole’s wife and … Read more

Coronavirus pandemic means changes to Rosh Hashanah celebrations

Rosh Hashanah falls on the last weekend of summer in 2020 and as people gear up to celebrate, many are making last-minute adjustments to the guest list. Effective on Friday, the province tightened restrictions on gatherings for Toronto, Peel Region, and Ottawa. Private outdoor gatherings in those areas were reduced to 25 people while private indoor gatherings are reduced to 10 people. “It’s very difficult to … Read more

Possible COVID-19 exposure at Saskatoon Walmart: SHA

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has issued a warning about possible COVID-19 exposure at a Saskatoon Walmart. Read more: Saskatoon McDonalds temporarily closed after employee tests positive for novel coronavirus The health authority says the person visited Walmart, located at 3035 Clarence Ave. S, on the following dates while likely infectious: Sept. 6 – 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. while in the photo centre Sept. 6 … Read more

Mitch McConnell pledges Senate will vote on Ginsburg’s supreme court replacement – live

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, supreme court justice, dies aged 87 Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme court Q&A: what does Ginsburg’s death mean for the supreme court? Sign up for our First Thing newsletter LIVE Updated The justices of the US supreme court in November 2018. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Key events Show 9.39pm EDT21:39 ‘It’s time for Roe v Wade to go’: Trump’s … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Trump pledges vaccine for all by April as Melbourne faces more protests

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developments Mutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ? UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns ‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures LIVE Updated Parisians enjoy a free concert at Hotel de Ville … Read more

Coronavirus: Public health experts considered idea of moving Dublin to Level 4

The idea of moving Dublin to Level 4 of the five-level plan to tackle the rise of Covid-19 cases in the capital was backed by some members of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) at their meeting this week. But some members were concerned Government would not agree to such a dramatic move, which was supported by a minority of the team on Thursday, and … Read more

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS: Cut risk of cancer by brushing your teeth

Cut your risk of cancer: Brush your teeth, don’t burn your toast… and swap your jam for avocado. These are just some of the tips from PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS – the expert who can help you live longer By Professor Robert Thomas For The Daily Mail Published: 17:02 EDT, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 20:54 EDT, 18 September 2020 The more I delve into research from … Read more

Melbourne anti-lockown protesters threaten to cause COVID-19 outbreak

Melbourne teeters on the brink of a coronavirus EXPLOSION as cluster surges in the city’s southeast and protests threaten to spark an outbreak despite the lowest daily increase in cases since June Melbourne anti-lockdown protesters threaten to spark another virus outbreak  Daniel Andrews calls on covidiots to not gather at planned protests on Saturday His comments follow multiple weekend rallies, new cluster in city’s southeast   Five … Read more

Victoria Beckham sparks fury as she breaks Instagram’s nudity rules

Victoria Beckham sparks backlash after breaking Instagram’s nudity rules by posting video of model’s breasts… as son Brooklyn shows support for his mother by sharing the same clip The fashion designer posted a picture of a model’s breasts to promote her upcoming collection  Victoria teased a piece ahead of her show for London Fashion Week next week  Her son Brooklyn and his fiancée Nicola Peltz later showed … Read more

Donald Trump says every American should have a vaccine by April

Donald Trump promises enough vaccines for every American to have one by April – even though NONE have been approved yet ‘We expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April,’ Trump said  He said ‘hundreds of millions of doses’ will be available every month Advisor  Trump said ‘we essentially have it’  Dr. Scott Atlas said there would be 100 million doses by the end … Read more

Bill Gates claims Trump’s COVID travel bans accelerated the pandemic

Bill Gates claims Trump’s COVID travel bans on China and Europe ACCELERATED the pandemic because they drove a frenzy of returns from overseas and ‘seeded’ the virus in America Clip of Gates’ interview with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace was released Friday In it he claimed travel bans on China and Europe actually made pandemic worse Gates says that the bans spurred a rush of Americans … Read more

Salon owner forced to close after Pelosi visit may now reopen

Salon owner who was forced to shut down after receiving threats in the wake of Nancy Pelosi’s maskless visit may now reopen a new salon in a different county Erica Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, revealed earlier this month she was closing her ESalon SF following Nancy Pelosi’s visit Kious had said she was forced to close because she was now … Read more

Is England heading for a HALF-TERM lockdown?

Boris Johnson sounds Covid alarm and warns ‘inevitable’ surge is ‘coming in’ as Nightingale hospital is put on 48-hour standby, UK records 4,322 new cases and England hurtles towards a 14-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown Downing Street considers tightening restrictions, with ‘circuit break’ lockdown, could be declared next week Matt Hancock warns Covid-19 cases doubling every eight days as scientist warn rise could ‘break the NHS’  Two week … Read more

Puppy blinded and covered in glue is abandoned by Chinese owner

Three-month-old puppy blinded and covered by glue is abandoned on the street by ‘abusive’ Chinese owner The little dog was discovered dumped in a plastic bag on a rural Chinese street  Heart-breaking images show the poor animal covered with a thick layer of glue  It also struggled to stand up after suffering multiple bone fractures on its legs  Vets believed the puppy was savagely beaten by … Read more

Rich get richer: US billionaires gained $845B in pandemic

Rich get richer: US billionaires gained $845 BILLION during the first six months of the pandemic with Jeff Bezos pocketing $73billion and Elon Musk $67billion America’s 643 billionaires gained $845 billion in first six months of pandemic Total net worth of the nation’s billionaires rose from $2.95 trillion to $3.8 trillion Amazon’s Jeff Bezos was the biggest winner, adding $73.2 billion in net worth Meanwhile, over 50 … Read more

Shock jock with a ‘croaky throat’ is urged to get tested for COVID-19

Shock jock with a ‘croaky throat’ is urged to get tested for COVID-19 in the middle of an interview – as it’s revealed Annastacia Palaszczuk waited two days before getting a test despite having the same symptoms 97.3FM host Terry Hansen was told to get tested because of a ‘croaky throat’  Health Minister Steven Miles made the recommendation live on air last month  When Premier Annastacia … Read more

Woman who smashed glass in face of Miss England finalist spared jail

Businesswoman, 28, who smashed a wine glass in face of Miss England finalist, 22, sobs as she is SPARED jail despite leaving victim scarred for life – but must pay her £7,000 China Gold, 28, was spared jail after smashing a glass on Olivia Cooke’s face  The beauty queen needed five stitches after the attack at a bar in October 2018  Gold was given an 18-month … Read more

Gary Ablett claims COVID-19 vaccine will ‘change our DNA’ in rant

AFL legend Gary Ablett sheds his reclusive past to deliver a complex rant linking coronavirus to the return of Christ – and claims the vaccine will be forced on us to ‘kill billions’ AFL legend Gary Ablett Sr has gone on a bizarre conspiracy rant on YouTube  The 58-year-old says coronavirus is man made and was deliberately released  He also claims that a vaccine will ‘change our DNA’ and … Read more

Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks could be VERY different this year

How Sydney’s world famous fireworks display could be VERY different this year – with revellers forced to watch the spectacle from their own homes Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks could be axed in favour of a televised event  The spectacle could be celebrated with a historic compilation of previous years Revellers would be moved from public parks to private homes and pubs That’s the pitch of … Read more

Is the coronavirus pandemic putting your career in jeopardy?

Is the pandemic putting your career in jeopardy? Study pinpoints the jobs most at risk of being wiped out by coronavirus – and which occupations are safe A new report claims that ‘routine’ industries are more at risk from a recession  University of Melbourne report written by Economics Professor David Borland  Reports states industry that could be replaced with technology are most at risk  By Brett … Read more

People share most traumatising messages exchanged with family members

Sharing is not always caring! People reveal the most outrageous messages they’ve received from their parents – including a mother desperate for their ‘uncool’ child to do drugs Comical @YourSh***yFamily Instagram account shares awkward conversations Page’s posts provide a wealth of entertainment for more than 1million followers  Uploads range from brothers discussing their toilet habits to pushy parents encouraging their children to try drugs or sex work … Read more

Coronavirus in South Africa: Relief, pride and the ‘new normal’

A South African wearing a face mask and gloves showing the victory signs South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, is marking a significant shift in its fight against coronavirus, writes BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding. Short presentational grey line It was hardly a “mission accomplished” moment. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa looked appropriately dour, and sounded appropriately cautious, as he … Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, powerhouse Supreme Court Justice, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the powerhouse Supreme Court justice and champion for women’s rights, has died at the age of 87. “Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Her death while still serving on the Court, a scenario long-dreaded by liberals, creates a … Read more

Youth frightened after man in truck allegedly grabbed his backpack, say Kelowna RCMP

Kelowna RCMP say they’re investigating an incident they’re calling concerning, after a man allegedly grabbed a child’s backpack earlier this month. According to police, an 11-year-old boy was walking home from school on Thursday afternoon when black, four-door pickup truck with three people inside pulled up alongside him. Police say as the youth crossed the intersection of Monterey and Springfield roads, a male passenger in the … Read more

Saskatoon mayoral candidates share platforms ahead of municipal election

Saskatoon mayoral candidates were busy Friday campaigning for the upcoming municipal election. Charlie Clark at a press-conference Friday. Devon Latchuck / Global News Charlie Clark provided more details of his campaign and what his plans would be if re-elected Saskatoon mayor. “There are key issues that I’ve worked hard on for the last four years that have yet to be completed,” Clark said at a press … Read more

Possible COVID-19 exposure on Regina transit, Saskatchewan Health Authority says

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says passengers on Regina Transit may have been exposed to COVID-19. Read more: Saskatoon McDonalds temporarily closed after employee tests positive for novel coronavirus The health authority said a person who tested positive for the virus had ridden public buses on the following routes: Sept. 7 Route 9 (south to east) – 1 – 2 p.m. Sept. 8 Route 7 (south … Read more

Extended border closure another obstacle for Alberta Indigenous tourism industry

Dion Red Gun and his prized River Ranche Lodge have overcome everything from natural disasters to debilitating health problems. COVID-19 is just one more obstacle he’s determined to persevere through. “I’ve had to adapt and adjust to the changing winds,” Red Gun said. “It’s a challenge too because I’m high-risk myself.” Read more: Trump claims Canada wants to open border with U.S. as closure extended to … Read more

CDC reverse course again, says asymptomatic people should be tested

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course again Friday, now recommending that people get tested if they come into contact with someone who has coronavirus, even if they are asymptomatic. “Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission, this guidance further reinforces the need to test asymptomatic persons, including close contacts of a person with documented SARS-CoV-2 infection,” the CDC’s updated guidance says. Close … Read more

Trump says Joe Biden ‘will turn Minnesota into a refugee camp’

President Trump told a crowd of supporters in Bemidji, Minnesota that Joe Biden “will turn Minnesota into a refugee camp.” The president hit refugees, in particular Somali nationals, who committed crimes in the U.S. There are 43,000 Somalis living in Minnesota. “Biden has promised a 700 percent increase in the importation of refugees from the most dangerous places in the world,” Trump remarked. “Biden will overwhelm your … Read more

‘Coronavirus Death Scoreboard’ display stirs controversy in Illinois town

A public display highlighting the coronavirus death toll is causing a stir in a small town in Illinois. What has been described in a local report as a “Coronavirus Death Scoreboard” was erected on Friday afternoon in Northbrook, a northern suburb of Chicago, at a small park next to a heavily trafficked intersection located across the street from the town’s train station. The sign reads “We’re #1, 198,000 COVID DEATHS … Read more

‘None of us are superhuman,’ says PHAC president as she steps down amid pandemic

OTTAWA—The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada is stepping down as the country heads into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tina Namiesniowski, who has been in the job only since May 2019, sent a letter to staff on Friday to say months of responding to the global health crisis has taken a personal toll on many people. “Although we are very resilient, … Read more

Super for first-home buyers: a safe future for young Australians or just a boost for property prices?

Superannuation A plan to help renters get ahead on the property ladder could jeopardise their retirement and place a burden on taxpayers, experts say Most experts agree freeing up super would inflate property prices at a time when housing affordability is starting to improve, putting home ownership within reach for previously excluded Australians. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP Like any major crisis that permeates the fabric of all … Read more

Morrison says you’re either for gas or against it. Of course it’s not as simple as that | Katharine Murphy

Katharine Murphy on politics Australian politics Morrison says you’re either for gas or against it. Of course it’s not as simple as that Katharine Murphy Shifting from coal to gas would reduce emissions, but shifting from coal to renewables would reduce them much faster ‘Is picking losers, and foisting the costs of stranded assets onto taxpayers, the undeclared footnotes of Scott Morrison’s gas-led recovery manifesto?’ Photograph: … Read more

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87

Hide caption Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a portrait in 1977. Previous Next Bettmann/Corbis Hide caption Then-President Bill Clinton announces Ginsburg as his nominee to the Supreme Court during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 1993. Ginsburg replaced retired Justice Byron White and became the nation’s second female justice. Previous Next Doug Mills/AP Hide caption Prominent Jewish-Americans, including Ginsburg, pose for a photograph … Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at age 87 from pancreatic cancer

1 / 6 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at age 87 from pancreatic cancer U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at University of Buffalo School of Law in Buffalo, New York By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said, … Read more

School District No. 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap makes teacher cutbacks

Parents in the North Okanagan are upset with their school district after some teachers have been let go. “It doesn’t make any sense. It’s complete backwards thinking considering we are supposed to have social distance,” said Amber Bramble, a North Okanagan parent. They are saying with class room sizes increasing, it raises the chance their kids could bring home COVID-19. Read more: Coronavirus: COVID-19 cases in … Read more

‘She wants my dad, she wants to see him smile’: Family of man killed in Woodbine Beach boat crash speaks out

Anitha Pallavanamby cried and clutched her oldest son’s hand as she spoke in Tamil about the husband and father-of-three killed in a boat crash off Woodbine Beach earlier this month. “She wants my dad. She wants to see him smile. She can’t live without him,” said Pallavanamby’s son, Jaiison, who at just 15 years old has suddenly become the man of the house. Jaiison is the … Read more

Saskatoon McDonalds temporarily closed after employee tests positive for novel coronavirus

A Saskatoon McDonald’s has temporarily shut down after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Read more: ‘Superspreader event’: Saskatoon party linked to 21 coronavirus cases The employee was at the franchise’s 2225 22nd Street West location, according to a press release from McDonald’s Canada Friday. McDonald’s said the restaurant has been shut down for a “thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party” … Read more

Just 51% of Americans would get coronavirus vaccine right now

Americans are divided on the forthcoming coronavirus vaccine as just 51% say they would get vaccinated for the disease if a vaccine was available today, according to a Pew Research Center poll. That’s a 21% drop from May, when 72% of Americans said they would definitely or probably get a vaccine. The percentage who say they would definitely get a vaccine has been cut in half to … Read more

‘That ’70s Show’ star Danny Masterson appears in court; attorney claims rape charges are ‘politicized’

Danny Masterson, who was recently charged in the rape of three women, made his first court appearance on Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom where his attorney maintained his innocence and claimed that the charges against him were “politicized.” The “That ‘70s Show” alum stood before a judge on Friday in a dark blue suit with a gray tie and face-covering as the three accusers sat in the … Read more

Trump calls mail-in voting a scam, says Democrats are setting up election ‘mess’

President Trump called mail-in voting a “scam” during a Friday press conference, attempting to draw a line between people that specifically request absentee ballots, and states where mail-in ballots are being widely issued. “They’re sending out tens of millions of ballots to everybody, people that didn’t expect them. People are getting inundated with ballots, they’ll be showered with ballots,” Trump said Friday. Several states, including Colorado, … Read more