Board votes to allow high school football games in the fall

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s Board of Control voted Wednesday to reaffirm its fall sports plan, which was approved on July 30. That includes keeping football in the fall, with practice beginning Aug. 17.

People are more likely to catch Covid-19 in areas with high air pollution because particulate matter could ‘carry’ the viruses, scientists claim

LEAVE WOMEN INFERTILE EARLIER: Scientists at the University of Modena, Italy, claimed in May 2019 that they believe pollution speeds up ageing in women, just like smoking, meaning they run out of eggs faster. This was based on them finding almost two-thirds of women who have a low ‘reserve’ of eggs regularly inhaled toxic air.

Largest EV charging contract in Europe goes to Total

New Delhi: French multi-national energy giant Total today announced Metropolitan Region Amsterdam Electric (MRA-Electric) has awarded Europe’s largest concession contract for Electric Vehicles (EV) charging to Total. Under the agreement, Total will install and operate up to 20,000 new public charging points in the Netherlands, in the three provinces of North-Holland, Flevoland and Utrecht. “This […]

Pa. Health Dept. Announces 849 More Coronavirus Cases, Statewide Case Count Now Over 121,000

The number of tests administered within the last seven days between Aug. 5 and Aug. 11 is 157,895 with 5,272 positive cases, according to the Health Department. There were 25,765 test results reported to the department through 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The results represent the total number of tests administered.

Coronavirus: England death count review reduces UK toll by 5,000

Prof John Newton, director of health improvement at Public Health England, said: “The way we count deaths in people with Covid-19 in England was originally chosen to avoid underestimating deaths caused by the virus in the early stages of the pandemic.”

Millions of hay fever sufferers warned ‘pollen bomb’ means ‘very high’ levels across south

It may seem obvious for anyone that an antihistamine will help, but it’s actually knowing when to take them that could make the difference.

Jharkhand’s Covid-19 count surges to 19,469

With 53,601 new coronavirus cases and 871 deaths in India on Tuesday, the Covid-19 count in India has risen to 22,68,676 including 6,39,929 active cases, 15,83,490 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 45,257 deaths, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (ANI)

High demand for COVID tests has pushed labs to their limit. Will they be ready for fall?

In a July 9 letter to Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the White House coronavirus task force, organizations that represent the nation’s smaller and more independent labs outlined “obstacles” they continued to face, including receiving faulty swabs from the Strategic National Stockpile. They added that many labs weren’t able to contact, or […]

Asia-Pacific countries on high alert of COVID-19 as New Zealand witnesses possibility of resurgence

HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) — Asia-Pacific countries are still fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic with an alarming resurgence of infections, as New Zealand resumed strict lockdown after announcing community transmission from unknown source after 102 days.

UPDATE 1-Brazil jobless insurance claims fall in July, but 2020 total still well up on last year

The unemployment rate hit a three-year high of 13.3%, while the underlying figures showed a record number of Brazilians out of the workforce, a record low number as a share of the working population in work, and the underemployment rate at an all-time high, statistics agency IBGE said.