One-third of the deaths caused by the virus in the US are senior citizens, and nursing homes and care facilities have proved to be the most vulnerable places due to the lack of necessary support from the government. Some US politicians even said the elderly should be sacrificed for the economy. … [Read more...] about Shocking social Darwinism of Washington
As people wake and dawn breaks on another day in Darwin's long grass, it will likely be another busy shift for the day patrol rangers who will arrive and begin their journeys taking this vulnerable population back and forth between the services they desperately need. … [Read more...] about Long grass living
“Rutgers blazed the path for home collection . . . Saliva is a big leap forward relative to swabs, and it is likely to play a major role in getting America back to work,” Washington Post quoted the chief executive of DxTerity, Bob Terbrueggen as saying. … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Simpler methods of saliva test being employed for coronavirus testing
Photo: Aerial view of snow in Central NSW. (Supplied: NSW Incident Alerts) Photo: Some makeshift snowboarding at Orange in the central west of NSW. (Supplied: The Barrett family ) Photo: Lucy the Maremma pup hides in the snow at Hampton in Blue Mountains. (ABC News: Ros Wilford) Photo: Emily McCormack plays in the snow at Grabben Gullen near Crookwell in NSW. (Supplied: Rebecca McCormack) Photo: Snow blankets a farm at Blayney, in the central west of NSW. (Supplied: Megan Stanbridge) Photo: Snow also fell at Bathurst, NSW on Friday morning. (Supplied) Photo: The power has been out at this farm in Grabben Gullen near Crookwell, as powerlines are down in the district. (Supplied: Rebecca McCormack) Photo: Snow covers Lithgow Caravan Park, west of Sydney, on Friday morning. (Audience submitted: Tony Dusting) Photo: Roads were blocked by snow near Berrima. (ABC News: Greg Jennett) Photo: Trucks were stuck on the Hume Highway because of the snow. (Supplied: Scott … [Read more...] about Snowfalls in Australia have a colourful history, we reminisce, as south-east braces for cold blast
“Aside from giving real substance to Canberra’s talk of a ‘step-up’ in the region, if managed carefully, medically there is little to lose and economically there is much to gain from this approach,” he said, saying the impact on tourism in these idyllic destinations had been “devastating”. … [Read more...] about Australia, NZ ‘travel bubble’: Are ‘bubbles’ the future for holidays?