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'This lockdown seems different': second time around, Melbourne is on edge

The return of stay at home orders has been met with a mixture of resignation and relief, fury and sadnessDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsMelbourne residents will be locked down from midnight on Wednesday. It is both easier and much harder this time around.Easier because remote working routines have already been established and because, this time, we know what to expect. And harder, because...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus outbreak


Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control on religious grounds

By JESSICA GRESKO WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Trump administration rules allowing some employers to decline to provide contraceptive coverage on religious or moral grounds, which could leave more than 70,000 women without cost-free birth control. The high court ruled 7-2 for the administration, which made a policy change to allow some employers who cite religious or moral objections to opt out of providing no-cost birth control required by the Obama-era healthcare law. Low...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, Russia, Religion, Court, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Associated Press


Coronavirus Australia live update: 147 new Covid-19 cases nationally as Melbourne prepares for lockdown

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.23am BST Anyone with even the mildest of respiratory symptoms or fever in the @SNSWLHD area is being urged to attend a #COVID19 clinic for testing, after a child holidaying in Merimbula tested positive to #COVI...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 134 new Covid-19 cases as Melbourne prepares for lockdown

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 5.17am BST Labor’s Julie Collins has responded to the government announcement of 6,100 new home care packages:The additional home care packages announced today by the Morrison ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison holds press conference on Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 4.22am BST AAP has an update on Victorians who live near the South Australian border:People living in cross-border communities will be restricted to a 50km radius inside South ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: prime minister Scott Morrison press conference to address Covid-19 response as Victoria records 134 new cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 3.26am BST It’s a two-flag press conference in the prime minister’s courtyard today.In the meantime, we have also been told there will be national Covid-19 update, with deputy ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference reports 134 new Covid-19 cases

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow the latest newsWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 2.29am BST Dr Kerry Chant says there were eight new cases of Covid-19 diagnosed in NSW in the last 24 hours.Seven were in hotel quarantine.A woman in her 30s from south-western...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


oronavirus Australia live update: Victoria premier Dan Andrews press conference to address Covid-19 cases and NSW border closure

Confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century and Melbourne prepares for lockdown. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 1.28am BST As we reported this morning, borrowers who continue to be in financial distress due to the coronavirus economic crisis might be able to get an extra four months moratorium on r...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: confusion over NSW-Victoria border closure as authorities warn other states of second wave – live news

‘It’s Victoria now, it could be anyone,’ health minister Greg Hunt warns as the state’s northern border closes for the first time in a century. Follow liveWhat you need to know about Melbourne’s stage 3 lockdownFull list of Victoria’s Covid-19 clustersSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.29pm BST Daniel Andrews has been on an absolute blitz of the breakfast media programs, both TV and radio.Most of it was what we have been hearing over the last week. 11.11pm BST The Red ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Economics, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Red Cross, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne


Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CAMILLE FASSETT The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs. A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused. A doctors association warns that physicians’ offices are closed because they cannot get masks and other supplies. And Democratic members of Congress are pushing ...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Australia, Montana, Washington, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Chicago


Nayya, bringing transparency to choosing and managing healthcare plans, raises $2.7 million

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator -backed Nayya is on a mission to simplify choosing and managing employee benefits through machine learning and data transparency. The company has raised $2.7 million in seed funding led by Social Leverage with participation from Guardian Strategic Ventures, Cameron Ventures, Soma Capital, as well as other strategic angels. The process of choosing an employer-provided healthcare plan and understanding that plan can be tedious at best and incredibly confus...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Alexa, Edison, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services CMS, Companion, Social Leverage, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, Nayya, Sina Chehrazi, Chehrazi


How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Vaccines are more likely to get through clinical trials than any other type of drug — but have been given relatively little pharmaceutical industry support during the last two decades, according to a new study by MIT scholars.Over a two-decade span from January 2000 to January 2020, private-sector vaccine-development efforts succeeded in bringing a drug to market 39.6 percent of the time, the researchers found. By contrast, programs to develop anti-infective therapeutics — medicines that lessen ...
Tags: Health, Mit, Medical Research, Innovation, Vaccines, Epidemiology, Zika, Lo, National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, MIT Sloan School of Management, Charles E, Pandemic, Andrew Lo, Susan T Harris, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Coronavirus


Bubonic plague case reported in China

The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus. A man in China's inner Mongolia region was infected with bubonic plague, according to health officials.The infection occurred in the city of Bayannur, located northwest ...
Tags: Health, Colorado, China, Innovation, Disease, China Daily, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Mongolia, National Academy of Sciences, New Mexico Arizona, Stanford Health Care, Beijing city, Coronavirus, Bayannur, Shanthi Kappagoda


Judge upholds Hawaii’s pandemic quarantine on arriving travelers

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER HONOLULU — A U.S. judge will not stop Hawaii from enforcing a quarantine on arriving travelers, saying in a ruling that the emergency mandate is reasonable during the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A group of Hawaii, California and Nevada residents tried to stop the quarantine by filing a lawsuit alleging it is unfair and unnecessary. It violates the fundamental right to travel freely, they argued. The quarantine mandate, which applies to out-...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Disneyland, Honolulu, Carson, Lancaster


Pioneering CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna is coming to Disrupt

Jennifer Doudna, a woman whose work has triggered the explosion in innovation in the field of synthetic biology and has given researchers around the world a way to program and reprogram the living world, will be speaking at Disrupt in September. From her positions as the Chancellor’s Chair Professor in the University of California, Berkeley’s Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Departments and a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and professor at the University of California...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Hawaii, Watson, Biotech, Crispr, Sequoia, Impossible Foods, Roelof Botha, Editas Medicine, Jennifer Doudna, Gladstone Institutes, James Watson, Mike Cannon Brookes


British judge denies Venezuela’s Maduro gold in London bank

By DANICA KIRKA and SCOTT SMITH LONDON — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the socialist leader since Britain does not recognize him as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuela...
Tags: Health, Business, London, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Bank Of England, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Central Bank


Jordan bans smoking and vaping in indoor public spaces

Decision follows recent revelation country has highest rates of tobacco use in the worldThe Jordanian government has banned smoking and vaping in all indoor public spaces a week after a Guardian investigation revealed tobacco use in the country had become the highest in the world.The country’s health ministry said on Wednesday all enclosed public areas would now be “100% smoke-free environments”, building on an existing but widely flouted ban on smoking inside government buildings and ending an ...
Tags: Health, Business, Smoking, World news, Middle East and North Africa, World Health Organization, Tobacco industry, Jordan


Minneapolis-based VC shop Bread & Butter focuses on its own backyard

While many investors say sheltering in place has broadened their appetite for funding companies located outside major hubs, one firm is doubling down on backing startups in America’s heartland. Launched in 2016 by Brett Bohl, The Syndicate Fund rebranded to Bread & Butter Ventures earlier this month (a reference to one of Minnesota’s many nicknames). Along with the rebrand, longtime Google executive and Revolution partner Mary Grove joined the team as a general partner and Stephanie Rich came ab...
Tags: Health, Google, Food, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Minnesota, Minneapolis, America, Tech, Venture Capital, Revolution, Agtech, Mary Grove, Market Analysis, Bohl


Gov. Newsom Expected To Announce Reopening Rollback As Coronavirus Surges

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gov. Gavin Newsom is hinting that he will tighten coronavirus restrictions for California’s nearly 40 million residents as a COVID-19 surge has counties rushing to close down bars and beaches ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. Newsom planned Wednesday to announce he will “tighten things up” only weeks after loosening his March 19 stay-at-home order and reopening most businesses. The state requires people to wear masks when they can’t maintain physical distance but public heal...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, California, Mexico, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Riverside County, Ventura County, San Francisco Bay, Central Valley, Gavin Newsom


Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – as it happened

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. This blog is now closedVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.12am BST We will leave our live coverage of the coronavirus situation in Australia...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia updates: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.28am BST You can trace the daily Covid cases in Australia, here.Nick Evershed updates it as the...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW announces $11,000 fines – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.24am BST Associate Professor Barbara Mintzes from The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy said if remdesivir does prove effective in treating Covid-19, th...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, US, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Coalition, Australian politics, Netherlands, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria


Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to fine Victorians up to $11,000 if they enter state from lockdown suburbs – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.07am BST New South Wales health has confirmed the 14 new cases – all are returned travellers.Fourteen new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, brin...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Melbourne's hotspot suburbs in lockdown as Victoria struggles to contain outbreak – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.24pm BST Meanwhile, Queensland will go into its stage three of easing restrictions a week earlier than planned, with gatherings of up to 100 people allowed at weddings, community conta...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Americans officially banned from entering EU, at least for now

The European Union made an agreement on a list of 15 countries that could travel in its bloc from July 1st.Citizens of the United States, as well as Russia, Brazil and India, are not on it.The exclusion of the U.S. reflects concerns over its coronavirus surge. From July 1st, when its external borders will re-open, American tourists won't be welcome in Europe, decrees a new agreement from the European Union. The bloc decided on a list of 15 safe countries whose residents would be allowed to trav...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, Medicine, Congress, Cdc, China, Russia, India, Eu, European Union, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Epidemics


As belly size gets larger, the memory center in the brain gets smaller

Researchers at University College London have discovered a link between waist circumference and dementia. Seventy-four percent of volunteers that developed dementia were overweight or obese.Women with central obesity had a 39 percent greater risk of dementia. One of every eight deaths in England was attributed to dementia in 2017. Considering the substantial public health burden this adds to a society, researchers at University College London wanted to understand the role of obesity on cognitiv...
Tags: Health, England, London, Aging, Women, Innovation, Dementia, Ucl, Mediterranean, University College London, Derek, Epidemiology, University College, Twitter Facebook, International Journal of Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medical College


Pop-up wearable tent for COVID-19 protection in offices, schools, and medical facilities

A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. (You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank.) Rick was sick of getting soaked at his kids' soccer games and was inspired by a portable toilet he saw by the field. Under The Weather Pods are designed for watching sports, fishing, and other outdoor events where it's raining, windy, or cold, but you are either obligated to watch or having so much fun you don't want to leave. When the pa...
Tags: Health, Post, Design, News, Medical, Innovation, Kelly, Rick, Rick Pescovitz, COVID-19


EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic


DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie have coronavirus, may not return with Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie and DeAndre Jordan said Monday they have tested positive for the coronavirus, potentially leaving the Brooklyn Nets without two starters when the NBA season resumes. Jordan said he won’t be in Florida with the Nets when they return from the suspension of the 2019-20 season, while Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he was experiencing symptoms and it was unclear if he would be at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. At least six players on the Nets have test...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Disney, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Brooklyn, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Orlando, Irving


Nets’ DeAndre Jordan says he has coronavirus

DeAndre Jordan says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t be joining the Brooklyn Nets in Florida when the NBA season resumes. Jordan announced his status on Twitter, hours after fellow Nets player Spencer Dinwiddie told The Athletic that he had tested positive and was experiencing symptoms. They give the Nets at least six players who have tested positive for the virus. The other four were back in March, when Kevin Durant said he was one of them. Jordan wrote that he had learned o...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jordan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Durant, Athletic, DeAndre Jordan



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