The transition to office work begins next week for federal officials in BC

The transition to office work begins next week for federal officials in BC

Starting next Monday, Federal Public Service employees will transition from remote working, with an obligation to spend two to three days in the office by April. But the move, announced last month, has sparked dissatisfaction among union members who say it is being rushed without consultation. Read more: Back to the office? Here’s how often … Read more

As new variant spreads, CPS asks students and staff to “test for COVID before going back to school” after winter break – NBC Chicago

As new variant spreads, CPS asks students and staff to “test for COVID before going back to school” after winter break – NBC Chicago

As Chicago Public Schools resume Monday after winter break, administrators are preparing for a possible surge in COVID cases by asking students and staff to “test for COVID-19 before returning to school,” according to a post on the website from CPS. “To keep our school communities safe, we must test for COVID-19 before returning to … Read more

First cases of XBB.1.5 COVID-19 variant found in Saskatchewan

First cases of XBB.1.5 COVID-19 variant found in Saskatchewan

Through Andrew Benson Worldwide news Posted January 7, 2023 5:36 PM Reduce the font size of the article Increase the font size of the article According to the Saskatchewan government’s latest CRISP (Community Respiratory Disease Surveillance Program) report, the province has discovered a new strain of COVID-19 after the holiday season. The report, which covered … Read more

New XBB.1.5 Variant, Return To School Fuel Concerns Over Post-Holiday COVID Spike – NBC Chicago

New XBB.1.5 Variant, Return To School Fuel Concerns Over Post-Holiday COVID Spike – NBC Chicago

Concerns have been raised about the possibility of a post-holiday COVID spike, fueled by a new variant, recent large gatherings and the return to class after winter break. While there has been an increase in COVID cases in other parts of the US, weekly numbers of cases, hospitalizations and weekly deaths have declined across Illinois … Read more

Ill | Official Trailer | Peacock Original – Peacock

Ill |  Official Trailer |  Peacock Original – Peacock

Ill | Official Trailer | Peacock originalPeacock First trailer for COVID-19 horror movie ‘Sick’ from ‘Scream’ writerHollywood reporter The sick trailer makes the early pandemic even scarierGizmodo Watch: Blumhouse’s “Sick” trailerThe AV Club See full coverage on Google News

Canadians’ concerns about COVID-19 have eased – and so has their urge to get vaccinated: poll – National

Canadians’ concerns about COVID-19 have eased – and so has their urge to get vaccinated: poll – National

A majority of Canadians remain concerned about COVID-19, but their concern about the virus has decreased and varies by age, according to a new poll. The Ipsos survey, conducted exclusively for Global News between December 14 and 16, 2022, found that 61 percent of the 1,004 adults surveyed said COVID-19 is a concern and 70 … Read more

XBB.1.5. in Canada: Experts urge ‘aggressive’ testing to spot emerging COVID variants – National

XBB.1.5.  in Canada: Experts urge ‘aggressive’ testing to spot emerging COVID variants – National

As the number of confirmed COVID cases caused by the new XBB.1.5. subvariant continues to increase in Canada, some epidemiologists say a better approach to testing and wastewater monitoring could help detect early signs of new strains. “To think we live in Canada … and yet, when you’re sick, you can’t easily get tested for … Read more

Salesforce is seeing thousands of jobs disappear in new Bay Area tech layoffs

Salesforce is seeing thousands of jobs disappear in new Bay Area tech layoffs

Salesforce has unveiled plans to potentially cut thousands of jobs worldwide within weeks, the company said Wednesday, marking a grim start to 2023 for a technology sector already reeling from layoffs. The tech giant said it plans to cut 10% of its workforce and warned potential job cuts could begin soon, Salesforce said in a … Read more

Infectious disease expert says new COVID-19 strain expected to migrate to Eastern Ontario – Kingston

Infectious disease expert says new COVID-19 strain expected to migrate to Eastern Ontario – Kingston

Dr. Gerald Evans, an infectious disease expert at the Kingston Health Sciences Center, recently had some stark words for the residents of Kingston, Ont. “We are at the beginning of an eighth wave,” he said. A new dominant strain of COVID-19 in China and the United States is an Omicron recombinant called XBB.1.5, and while … Read more

Australia’s ‘unique’ mix of COVID-19 variants challenges antiviral treatments, study finds

Australia’s ‘unique’ mix of COVID-19 variants challenges antiviral treatments, study finds

A “uniquely Australian” mix of variants will make treating severe COVID-19 more challenging, according to new research, with fewer drugs left in the “cupboard” that are effective against new strains of the virus. Most important points: New COVID variants can evade monoclonal antibody treatment Evusheld, the study found Another antibody treatment, Sotrovimab, was still effective … Read more