• The vomiting bug norovirus is surging in the the UK as it prepares to lift of all of its COVID-19 restrictions

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Cases of norovirus have reached pre-pandemic levels, public health experts have warned.
    The highly contagious vomiting virus normally peaks in the winter months.
    Symptoms include projectile vomiting and diarrhea but usually only last for two days.
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    Public health experts are warning of a surge in the so-called "winter vomiting" bug as the UK government prepares on lifting all of its COVID-19 restrictions , the BBC reported. Cases of the norovirus, which is a highly contagious disease that causes projectile vomiting and...
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  • Maharashtra imposes prohibitory orders in several tourist spots

    9 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Pune authorities imposed prohibitory orders in several tourist spots in the district in the wake of COVID-19 surge, officials said on Friday.
    As per the orders, assembly of more than five people has been restricted and people are not allowed to venture into the water bodies and go under the waterfalls.
    These spots include Bhushi dam, various points in Lonavala and Khandala, Sinhgad Fort, Panshet, Varasgaon dam among others, they said.
    The order issued by Collector Rajesh Deshmukh stated that people come in large numbers to picnic and tourists spots located in Maval, Mulshi, Haveli...
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  • 7 children admitted to ICU's in low-vax Mississippi after coming down with severe cases of COVID-19

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Seven Mississippi children are battling COVID-19 in intensive care units, a top health official said.
    Two of them are in intensive care units on ventilators.
    Experts worry that Mississippi's low vaccination rate is putting children more at risk.
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    Seven children are currently battling COVID-19 in intensive care units across Mississippi as state health officials warn of a Delta variant surge, ABC News reported. Two of the children are on ventilators, state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs told ABC...
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  • NASA exec convicted of fraud for using almost $300,000 in COVID relief to pay for a $6,450 French bulldog, a swimming pool and a Disney membership

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Andrew Tezna was in a high-ranking position at NASA.
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    A NASA executive was sentenced to 18 months for filing fraudulent paperwork for COVID-19 relief.
    Andrew Tezna used the more than $285,000 he received on a French bulldog and a Disney membership.
    A US attorney said Tezna used COVID-19 relief programs as "a personal piggy bank."
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    A senior executive at NASA who received $285,000 in COVID-19 relief to fund lavish spending was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months in prison. The Justice...
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  • India's true COVID-19 death toll could be as high as 2.4 million, 6 times the official figures, experts warn

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    A mass cremation of people who died due to COVID-19 in New Delhi, India, on April 22, 2021.
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    Experts believe that India's COVID-19 death toll is far higher than official numbers suggest.
    One study estimates that between 1.8m and 2.4m people in India have died from the virus.
    Reports suggest that Indian officials have attempted to suppress the true figures.
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    India's true COVID-19 death toll could be 5 to 7 times more than the official figures suggest, according to The Economist. Earlier this year, the country was ravaged by...
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