Health officials and government ministers are at odds over whether every covid patient at home gets a critical device which measures their oxygen levels. One GP said even though there was high demand for the pulse oximeters they are not all that easy to get. The Director-General of Health said not everyone gets one, but the Ministry said they do. While Andrew Little said they don't necessarily, and Grant Robertson said they all do. RNZ's Jordan Bond reports.
The Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield, says the worst-case scenario Covid-19 modelling for when the Auckland border reopens, is 16,000 cases a week during January. But that the country is not currently tracking towards that figure. Susie Ferguson spoke to Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield.
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National Party Covid-19 spokesperson Chris Bishop wants travellers coming into New Zealand to be able to skip MIQ, freeing up the spaces for people in the community with Covid-19 to isolate. It comes as the length of stay for returnees arriving in New Zealand is shortened to seven days, down from 14. Epidemiologist Michael Baker welcomed the changes but said any length of stay is now redundant for people planning on heading into Auckland. Bishop agreed and said the current way the system is running is insufficient. "We should be using those in MIQ spots, not for fully vaccinated travellers with no Covid, but for people with Covid. "Not everyone who's got COVID needs to go into an MIQ, but the system is completely deranged at the moment. It's a complete perversion of priorities, and we need to change it." Bishop said the National Party's policy was to let fully vaccinated travellers skip the MIQ queue. "If you're fully vaccinated without a without Covid, so you've passed a negative pre-departure test, and you come from a low risk jurisdiction like Queensland, for example, which has minimal amounts of Covid, in fact none probably, then you would just go straight into the community if you take a test on arrival as well. "For people who come from jurisdictions with Covid, say South Wales and the UK, you would do a week's home self-isolation when you enter New Zealand but key point is to skip the MIQ, free up those spaces for people who actually have Covid, still do a week's self-isolation for people who may potentially carry the virus even despite those checks. He said the chance of people passing testing positive for Covid-19 after seven days isolation is not zero, but it is low. Morning Report invited Director-General of Health, Ashley Bloomfield onto the programme on Friday, but he has declined all of our interview requests this week. Joint Head of MIQ Brigadier Rose King also declined to come onto the programme. Morning Report's calls this morning to the Minister for Covid-19 Response, Chris Hipkins, have gone unanswered.
Guest: Mr. Dave Steward joins Mike Wills to commemorate the life of FW de Klerk, the former president of South Africa during whose iconic tenure South Africa began the transition to a Constitutional Democracy. FW de Klerk was head of state between September 1989 and May 1994. In 1990 he announced he was releasing anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, leading to multi-party polls in 1994. Mr. Dave Steward was educated in Canada, the UK and South Africa. He was a diplomat (1966-1985) serving as Ambassador to the UN in 1981-1982. He headed the SA Communication Service from 1985 until 1992 when he was appointed Director-General in President FW de Klerk's Office where he was closely involved in South Africa's constitutional negotiations. In 1998 he co-authored De Klerk's autobiography “The Last Trek” and in 1999 established the FW de Klerk Foundation together with the former president. He served as Executive Director until June 2016 and is now the Foundation's Chairman. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Whānau Ora wants the High Court to decide who wins in the battle with the Ministry of Health over information about unvaccinated Māori. It has filed fresh legal papers after the Director General of Health again refused to release the data.
Today's episode was recorded live in front of a virtual audience and produced in partnership with CGIAR, the world's largest agricultural innovation network. It is part of a series of episodes that examine the relationship between climate and security. I moderate a panel discussion in which experts discuss how climate science can encourage and support peace in the Middle east and north Africa. The episode kicks off with some introductory remarks by Aly Abousabaa Regional Director for Central and West Asia and North Africa CGIAR, and the Director- General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas. I then introduce the panel and moderate a lively discussion about climate security and peace in the Middle East and North Africa. To view other episodes in this series, please visit climatesecurity.cgiar.org
This week, A'ndre and Ryan speak with former CIA Director General (Ret.) David Petraeus about his thoughts on the Fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, as the retired general reflects on the mistakes made during the withdrawal and throughout the broader 20 year war. General Petraeus, who famously served as Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, outlines why Afghanistan is and will become a 'humanitarian catastrophe' under Taliban rule. Criticizing the idea that the Afghan Army was not 'willing' to fight, Petraeus asserts that the pull-out of contractors, reliance on U.S.-based materials and equipment, and the simultaneous Taliban attacks country-wide led to a psychological collapse of the Afghan Army. Petraeus, who served as CIA Director in the early 2010s, discusses how the U.S. 'overbuilt' Afghan security forces, and whether the U.S. Armed Forces were attuned with the cultural and societal intricacies of Afghanistan. We close out the conversation with the General's thoughts on public opinion towards the Afghanistan War, ending 'endless' wars, and how we can help the Afghans who helped us.Check out No One Left Behind and their important work here: https://nooneleft.org/
The Ministry of Health has doubled down in not granting access to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency data on the vaccination status of Māori - despite a high court ruling urging the Ministry to reconsider. The agency has been seeking contact details for all unvaccinated Māori in the North Island so it can target areas with low uptake, when it embarks on a vaccination drive. In a letter to the North Island commissioning agency, Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the ministry's view is that if they released that breadth of data it would not be effective in other areas, due to variations in Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency coverage. Māori news director Māni Dunlop spoke to Guyon Espiner.
Director-General of Health says there was no indication a person who has died while isolating at home with Covid-19 was high risk. It remains unclear whether the person died from Covid-19 or another cause. They were found dead by a family member on Wednesday. Ashley Bloomfield told Morning Report the case is being investigated, but he thinks those isolating at home are given enough support. He said a daily check-in on those people is a standard procedure. That check in is via email, but if an email from the isolating person is not received they are given a phone call.
Top stories this morning... A Covid-19 patient has died while isolating at home - it's not yet clear if it was from the virus or another cause There's a growing number of anti-vax protests - we'll speak to the Director-General of Health The Finance Minister Grant Robertson joins us on the country's low unemployment rate
Now Alitalia is gone. As you join us today a 74-year saga of the airline business is now gone, maybe forever joining a very long list of airlines that some of us grew up with and thought might never go away. We do not pretend to to know all that much about Alitalia. But we know someone who does and shares his observations here. Marco Sorgetti, the recently retired Director General of FIATA and, for our money, the greatest DG to serve that iconic nearly 95-year old Geneva-based forwarder organization, today is alive and well in Turin, Italy. Here he tells the story from up close and personal of AZ. We recall delivering our newspaper, the original Air Cargo News founded in USA in 1975, 8 years before some Brits knowingly swiped our name and started up the now German-owned Air Cargo News in London. We came across some cargo workers at one stop, who were living in a container outside Hangar 6 at JFK where AZ Cargo operated. As AZ employees, they were on strike for what seemed like years back in the 1990s. Eventually after a couple of years the strike was settled and everyone knew the trouble with AZ was, that no one ever lost their job or something along those lines. "Now," Marco writes, "with Alitalia gone I wonder if the Italian style that lived so high in the air might be part of the story? "Maybe too much of La Dolce Vita?. "Perhaps," says Marco. "Geoffrey is not far from truth, but the picture is far more complicated." If you wish to continue listening you will get an idea of what we are talking about. Finnair is 98 In 1939, Finnair was on display at The New York World's Fair promoting planned scheduled services from Helsinki to New York City for 1940 via four-engined, high-flying Focke-Wulf 200 Condor passenger aircraft. In 1938, an FW-200 flew nonstop from Berlin to New York City scaring the hell out of Pan Am, which operated big lumbering Boeing B314 flying boats across the pond. Minus the world at war, Finnair would have been flying non-stop, HEL-LGA in 1940! So happy birthday Finnair and heartfelt thanks for the memories. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geoffrey-arend/support
Greece's often-strained relations in past years with Germany took center stage Friday during a visit to Athens by outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel. During their meeting, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou raised the thorny issue of Germany's role in Greece's financial crisis, noting that “there were times of difficulty and tension,” adding that Greeks “often felt alone.” Many Greeks blamed Merkel for the enforced austerity measures during the crisis. During their joint press conference, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis praised Merkel's political legacy, and called her “the voice of reason and stability, both in Berlin and in Brussels.” He said Merkel was “perhaps unfair sometimes, but always decisive in the borderline moments,” and recalled that in 2015 she “refused Greece's ostracism from Europe.”In light of Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit, we are re-broadcasting our interview from September 25th with Dr. George Pagoulatos, the Director General of ELIAMEP, where we discussed Merkel's legacy both on the global stage and in Greece.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Greek president to Germany's Merkel: Greece often felt aloneMitsotakis calls for tougher EU line on TurkeyGreek PM voices concern over West's stance towards TurkeyIntel: Pentagon holds 'productive' talks with Turkey over F-35 disputeWith F-16 deal in limbo, Erdogan-Biden meeting postponed to Glasgow
Eddy nos habla acerca de "La Rebelión de San Carlos", la primera rebelión estudiantil en Argentina; Mario Romero, Director General de OnStar en General Motors, nos cuenta sobre el futuro del sistema OnStar de General Motors y sus nuevas implementaciones; Marcelo Rivero, Director General, y Vicente Hernández, Sommelier Corporativo de bodega Espíritus Enológicos, nos presentan los vinos "Espíritus del Mal" y "Espíritus Barricas Selectas", todo esto y más con Eddy Warman de Noche.
Andrew Pierce is joined by John Dunne, Director General of the UK Vaping Industries Association who believes e-cigarettes really can help people give up smoking. As tensions build in the Channel, Andrew asks Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations Barrie Deas if the impounding of British ships is politically motivated. Plus, should parents of teens be paid given time off to look after them? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
IEA's Kieran Neild-Ali sat down with Darwin Friend, Policy Analyst at the TaxPayers' Alliance, and Senior Advisor to the Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, Sam Collins to discuss the Autumn Budget 2021. They analysed key announcements made at the despatch box, covering everything from business rates, alcohol duty and the national living wage. Support the IEA on Patreon, where we give you the opportunity to directly help us continue producing stimulating and educational online content, whilst subscribing to exclusive IEA perks, benefits and priority access to our content https://patreon.com/iealondon FOLLOW US: TWITTER - https://twitter.com/iealondon INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/ieauk/ FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/ieauk WEBSITE - https://iea.org.uk/
Hoy con Janett Arceo y La Mujer Actual:La Psicóloga Julia Borbolla te dirá cómo hablar de la muerte con los niños.Se parte de una ofrenda de vida, escucha a Alejandro García, Director General de Funeral Pet.El Dr. Rubén Carbajal con un análisis psicológico de la serie “El Juego del Calamar”.Disfruta de la hermosa tradición de Ofrendas de Día de Muertos en el Museo Casa del Risco.Disfruta el podcast de ayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG9EWllm43wJanett Arceo y La Mujer Actual es uno de los pocos programas radiofónicos que desde 1982 y hasta la fecha actual se mantiene en el cuadrante,constituyéndose en un concepto de gran éxito gracias al talento y experiencia de la mujer que le da vida a la radio y televisión y a su gran familia de especialistas quienes, diariamente, apoyan al auditorio y lo motivan a elevar su calidad de vida.La Mujer Actual es el único concepto radiofónico que ayuda a lograr la superación integral de la familia en las diferentes etapas de su vida y, diariamente, realiza un recorrido por ámbitos tan diversos como desarrollo humano, nutrición, salud (en todas las especialidades), asesoría legal, neurociencias, finanzas personales, estimulación temprana, escuela para padres, hábitos y técnicas de estudio, bolsa de trabajo, turismo, entretenimiento, gastronomía, sexualidad, tecnología, astronomía, belleza, moda, astrología y más.La Mujer Actual siempre está a la vanguardia, por eso atendemos puntualmente las necesidades del público con teléfonos abiertos y nuestras redes sociales, creando así una completísima revista radiofónica en vivo.La Mujer Actual es pionera en programas de contenido para la familia, por eso muchos han intentado imitarlo, sin embargo, gracias a su estilo único no solo ha permanecido sino que continúa siendo uno de los programas preferidos que ha evolucionado al ritmo de los tiempos. Esto se debe en gran medida a su conductora Janett Arceo, que gracias a su frescura y a su capacidad de convertirse en la voz del auditorio, ha logrado consolidar una fórmula de comunicación verdaderamente exitosa, donde interactúan el público, la conductora y el especialista, basándose en un principio fundamental: ¡la prevención!
After ten years of programmes is there still life in The Life Scientific? Presenter Jim Al-Khalili joins Roger Bolton to discuss the programme and science coverage in general on BBC radio. Feedback has been copied-in to an email from the BBC's Director General responding to a listener critical of Today's Nick Robinson. Discover what Tim Davie had to say about the interview in which presenter Nick Robinson told the Prime Minister to ‘stop talking'. Presenter: Roger Bolton Producer: Kate Dixon Executive Producer: Samir Shah A Juniper Connect production for BBC Radio 4
Alert level 3 restrictions are sticking around in parts of Waikato until at least the end of next Wedneday - the same day the decision will also be reviewed. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is calling for more people in the region to get tested for Covid-19, despite the Waikato District Health Board saying the 3000 swabs on Wednesday are far above normal rates. Many of the Waikato cases this week have been in Te Awamutu, the main hub of the Waipā District - Eight yesterday, two on Wednesday and six on Tuesday. Waipā District Mayor Jim Mylchreest spoke to Corin Dann.
Adam Cox is joined by Louise Ross, of stop smoking app ‘Smoke Free' and John Dunne, the Director General of the UK Vaping Industry Association, to discuss a new vaping initiative aimed at the NHS, and how we can support smokers who want to kick the habit. They look at how vaping can help smokers to quit and dispel some misconceptions around vaping. https://www.ukvia.co.uk https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/smoke-free-stop-smoking-now/id577767592
Will the green agenda really create new jobs - or will the cost of net zero dampen economic growth? Katy Balls, the Spectator's deputy political editor is at Conservative Party Conference for a live recording with: Will Gardiner, CEO of Drax Jake Berry MP, chair of the Northern Research Group Bim Afolami MP, chair of the Parliamentary Renewable & Sustainable Energy Group Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor
"La vida es como andar en bicicleta, siempre hacia delante y guardando el equilibrio." - Alejandro RamírezEste episodio es presentado por Uniclick la plataforma de financiamiento a PyMEs que te regala 3 meses de aceleración digital al aprobar tu crédito y por Cracks Mastermind, el grupo de empresarios más importante de México y que tiene inscripciones abiertas este mes.Alejandro Ramirez lo puedes encontrar en Twitter como @alejandro_ramz es Director General de Cinépolis, la compañía más grande de exhibición cinematográfica en América Latina, con presencia en 19 países. Alejandro participa en los Consejos de BBVA Bancomer, de Grupo Alfa, de Grupo Liverpool, de GEPP, del Instituto Sundance, del Museo de la Academia Americana de Artes Cinematográficas y de la Universidad de Harvard. Hoy Alex y yo hablamos de innovación en negocios familiares, de liderazgo efectivo en tiempos de crisis y del futuro de la industria del cine.Qué puedes aprender hoyCómo ser mejor líder Institucionalización de una empresa familiarCómo comunicar con impacto ¡Espero que lo disfrutes!*Este episodio es presentado por Uniclick es la plataforma digital de financiamiento para pequeñas y medianas empresas que autoriza en línea y en minutos un crédito simple y sin garantía de hasta 3 millones de pesos con plazos flexibles hasta de 24 meses.Al aprobar tu crédito Uniclick te regala 3 meses del programa de aceleración digital para incrementar tus ventas en uniclick.com.mx/crack.*Este episodio es presentado por Cracks MastermindCracks Mastermind combina pláticas presenciales privadas con speakers de clase mundial y workshops especializados, con el acceso de una poderosa comunidad internacional y el impacto del acompañamiento con pequeños grupos de asesoría que he llamado Consejos de Cracks.Abriré inscripciones para un número muy reducido de nuevos miembros este mes. Si te interesa, aplica a uno de los pocos lugares que abriré en Cracks Mastermind aquí.*Ve el video de esta entrevista en Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/crackspodcastNotas del episodio en:https://cracks.la/144Para obtener notas del programa, links a todo lo que mencionamos e invitados anteriores, visita cracks.la.Regístrate para recibir el newsletter de Oso Trava (Viernes de Cracks) por correo electrónico cracks.la/viernes.Sigue a Oso:Twitter: twitter.com/osotravaInstagram: instagram.com/osotravaConferencias y cursos: osotrava.com211018 Uniclick CM pre 211018 Uniclick CM post
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the Ministry of Health expects it will take Auckland just over a month before 90 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Around 70 percent of the region is fully vaccinated now, with close to 90 percent having had one dose. "It will take the next few days to get up to 90 pecent [single dose]," Dr Bloomfield told Morning Report. "Then we've got that gap of at least three weeks. For most people at the moment, it's about three to four weeks for that second dose." Dr Bloomfield said while 90 percent has always been the aim, it's by no means the end and there's plenty of opportunity for more people to get vaccinated. "It's not just a figure, it's not just a target, it's a milestone, because we don't stop there, we keep going, everything, every vaccination above 90 percent, adds additional protection." He said the Ministry of Health believes the R number for the virus is around 1.2 or 1.3 and case numbers are still going to go up. "The best way to keep them down as low as possible is for people to keep abiding by those alert level three restrictions. That's fundamental." Auckland's border is expected to remain in place for some time until vaccination rates improve in other parts of the country. Bloomfield said the hard border is doing a good job at protecting vulnerable communities where the rates aren't tracking as well. "It's largely confined the cases to Auckland, which is great, and it means we can take that ongoing elimination approach outside of Auckland. "The Prime Minister did signal a week or two back that the intention is to keep that boundary for the time being. I think there's good rationale for that, if we can avoid the cases leaking out of Auckland as much as possible, that serves everybody." He says the whole country needs to be at 90 percent or more for optimal protection.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield joins the show as the country's first ever 'vaxathon' takes place with the target of getting a further 100,000 eligible people vaccinated with either their first or second dose.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield joins the show as the country's first ever 'vaxathon' takes place with the target of getting a further 100,000 eligible people vaccinated with either their first or second dose.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says vaccinated people may be able to self-isolate for a shorter period if they catch Covid-19. It comes as Auckland's Covid-19 Delta variant oubreak grows and threatens to overwhelm contact tracing and isolation services. Dr Bloomfield told Morning Report vaccinated people are likely to be infectious for a shorter period of time. "They're less likely to pass on the virus, and if they are infectious they are infectious for a shorter period. "Therefore, especially if they're asymptomatic, then they would only require a shorter period at home, whereas those who are unvaccinated, even if they don't have symptoms, are more likely to pass on the virus. "They would need to remain isolated to avoid passing it on to others for a longer period." The outbreak has overwhelmingly affected the unvaccinated, Dr Bloomfield said only 4 percent of cases were fully vaccinated. "Some had a single vaccination, but the vast majority hadn't had one vaccine. "Then if you look at hospitalizations, just three of I think around 170 hospitalizations were in people who are fully vaccinated, so it's highly protective." Ministry of Health director of public health Dr Caroline McElnay said contact tracing services would be overwhelmed at around 160 or 170 new cases of the disease every day. Seventy-one new cases were announced on Thursday. Dr Bloomfield said if that happened authorities would not stop contact tracing. "We'd move to using a different range of processes for getting messages out to people who are contacts. "Rather than them all being personally contacted we will be sending alerts out through the app. We might have businesses or other organisations where those contacts were just follow them up and make sure they were staying home and isolating. "Of course our great hope is that as many of those contacts as possible are fully vaccinated, then their period of isolation is likely to be shorter and of course they will just have mild, if at all, any symptoms and be able to be looked after at home."
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 14th, 2021. After a 19-month freeze, the United States will open its land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter the U.S. for whatever reason starting early November. Travelers will be asked about their vaccination status as part of the standard Customs and Border Protection admissions process, and no testing will be required to enter by land or sea. Despite full steam ahead by the U.S. administration and other countries, the Director General of the World Health Organization called booster shots while initial inoculations lag in some countries is "immoral, unfair, and unjust.” He went on to say, "To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community." A federal judge ruled the state of New York can't impose a vaccine mandate on healthcare workers and not allow their employers to consider religious exemption requests. The judge said the vaccination requirement conflicted with the workers' federally protected right to seek religious accommodations from their employers. The Governor vowed to fight the decision. At least 24 states have imposed vaccine requirements on workers, usually in healthcare. Boeing told employees they have to be vaccinated and if they don't, they might get fired. Deadline is December 8 and the company said compliance is a condition of employment. This affects about 125,000 U.S.-based employees. The International Association of Machinists union said it's their responsibility to defend and advocate for members, but the fact is the membership is polarized on the issue. So can you get a booster from a different vaccine than your original doses? A new NIH study found yes, it's safe and effective. However, Moderna and Pfizer were found to spark a stronger immune system response than Johnson & Johnson. The study found those that got J&J got stronger antibody levels after getting a Moderna or Pfizer booster, compared to another J&J shot. In the United States cases were down 21%, deaths are down 4%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,695,293 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 23%, Minnesota 18%. North Dakota and Pennsylvania 12%. And Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Karnes, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Lewis, KY. Stark, ND. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Knox, IN. Goshen, WY. Rio Grande, CO. Clay, TX. And Nome Census Area, AK. There have been at least 717,812 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.3%, Connecticut at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.4%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.6%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.5%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 5%. And South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and Oceana 2%. Globally, cases were down 13% and deaths were down 14% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,774,995 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 84,154. The U.K. 38,076. Turkey 33,860. Russia 28,190. And Romania 16,743. There have been at least 4,870,663 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This is Vaccine 411, the latest coronavirus vaccine information for October 14th, 2021. After a 19-month freeze, the United States will open its land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can enter the U.S. for whatever reason starting early November. Travelers will be asked about their vaccination status as part of the standard Customs and Border Protection admissions process, and no testing will be required to enter by land or sea. Despite full steam ahead by the U.S. administration and other countries, the Director General of the World Health Organization called booster shots while initial inoculations lag in some countries is "immoral, unfair, and unjust.” He went on to say, "To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community." A federal judge ruled the state of New York can't impose a vaccine mandate on healthcare workers and not allow their employers to consider religious exemption requests. The judge said the vaccination requirement conflicted with the workers' federally protected right to seek religious accommodations from their employers. The Governor vowed to fight the decision. At least 24 states have imposed vaccine requirements on workers, usually in healthcare. Boeing told employees they have to be vaccinated and if they don't, they might get fired. Deadline is December 8 and the company said compliance is a condition of employment. This affects about 125,000 U.S.-based employees. The International Association of Machinists union said it's their responsibility to defend and advocate for members, but the fact is the membership is polarized on the issue. So can you get a booster from a different vaccine than your original doses? A new NIH study found yes, it's safe and effective. However, Moderna and Pfizer were found to spark a stronger immune system response than Johnson & Johnson. The study found those that got J&J got stronger antibody levels after getting a Moderna or Pfizer booster, compared to another J&J shot. In the United States cases were down 21%, deaths are down 4%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,695,293 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 23%, Minnesota 18%. North Dakota and Pennsylvania 12%. And Montana 10%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Karnes, TX. Bethel Census Area, AK. Lewis, KY. Stark, ND. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Knox, IN. Goshen, WY. Rio Grande, CO. Clay, TX. And Nome Census Area, AK. There have been at least 717,812 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.3%, Connecticut at 69.6%, and Rhode Island at 69.4%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.7%, Idaho at 42.5%, and Wyoming at 42.6%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.5%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 5%. And South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and Oceana 2%. Globally, cases were down 13% and deaths were down 14% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,774,995 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 84,154. The U.K. 38,076. Turkey 33,860. Russia 28,190. And Romania 16,743. There have been at least 4,870,663 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nuestra colaboradora Guitelle Chernizki “Miss Guity”, Psicoterapeuta y Dra. Honoris Causa por la Comisión Internacional de Derechos Humanos, esta con nosotros para hablar de la segunda parte de "cómo curar y dejar de cargar las heridas de la infancia"; José María Zas, Director General de Mendel, una aplicación innovadora de gestión de gastos corporativos, nos explica cómo es que esta empresa dedicada al Fintech quire convertirse en el nuevo "unicornio" mexicano, todo esto y más con Eddy Warman de Noche.
El Ingeniero José María Zubiria Maqueo, Director General del Centro Médico ABC, nos habla sobre la tecnología con la que cuenta el Centro Médico ABC y nos cuanta más acerca de su nuevo equipo de trabajo; Ceci de Los Ríos, una verdadera Lady Multitask, nos dice qué es el biohacking y nos da opciones tecnológicas para apoyar el bienestar, todo esto y más con Eddy Warman de Noche.
As health services around the UK begin to cover from coronavirus, the NHS in Wales is struggling. Ambulance waiting times are still exceeding targets and patients waiting more than nine months for planned operations are at record levels. Paramedic John Hillman and Diana Goldstraw, who's waiting for a hip replacement, share their experiences with the programme. Concerns have also been raised about maternity services - Emma Mills who is a consultant midwife at Aneurin Bevan Health Board also speaks to Today. Finally, Justin Webb is joined by Dr Andrew Goodall, the Director General for Health and Social Care and the NHS Wales Chief Executive. Credit: PA
A Far North District Councillor is pleading for the women who travelled through Northland after crossing the Auckland border to open up about where they have been. Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has said a woman who had travelled to Northland with another woman who tested positive for Covid-19 will be interviewed this morning. Dr Bloomfield said the woman was showing symptoms of Covid 19 when she was found by the police last night, and has been tested with results due this morning. She is understood to have spent two to three days in Northland - but has not co-operated with officials on locations of interest. Far North District Councillor Kelly Stratford told Morning Report the public is relying mostly on rumours to determine where the two women might have been. She is appealing for the women to reveal more, and spare Northland from further uncertainty and suffering. "I want them to find it in themselves to share the locations that they've been in, to just help get rid of the uncertainty that we are experiencing up here." Stratford said Northlanders are very worried. "We've got families trying to have their tests but some people can't travel, authorities are working to help get testing more widespread, but everybody's just very fearful." She wants there to be consequences if they don't open up. "If they're not going to speak, which it's in their right not to speak out, throw the book at them because it has put a lot more economic pressure on our region it is making people's mental health worse." Northland is in alert level 3 until at least Thursday due to uncertainty in the region.
The woman who went into hiding after travelling around Northland with an individual who tested positive for covid-19 was symptomatic when found by police. Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield told Morning Report the person was tested on Monday night and the results are expected back on Tuesday. The woman has been held under section 70 of the Health Act and was taken to a quarantine facility. "The section 70 notice does allow the person to effectively be held in a place to keep them and others safe, and also to be tested and any other sort of medical investigations that might be required," Dr Bloomfield said. Neither of the women have been cooperative with authorities during investigation into the case. Dr Bloomfield said the law cannot force woman to speak. He said the Ministry of Health and contact tracers need to know more detail about where the two women were. Some progress was being made through other methods though. "Police have got a reasonably good understanding based on transactions and phone records of where the people were broadly, and the times they were there. "Of course, what we really want to know is more detail about the places and the times they were in those places." Dr Bloomfield said they are currently trying to work out if anyone was infectious while travelling outside Auckland. "The really big question is were they infectious out in the community in Northland, and that's why we need to know where they are and get on and test people who they may have had contact with." He said there have been no positive results from wastewater testing in Northland.
How do we get the public finances back in order? How do we reduce the burdens on businesses after this crisis has passed? The IEA and TPA host an in-depth conversation with Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP. From the spending review, tax and spending policies, and the country's economic recovery, join us for a wide-ranging and thought-provoking conversation with the man responsible for the UK's economic future. Speakers: Mark Littlewood (Co-Chair), Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs John O'Connell (Co-Chair), Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, The Chancellor of the Exchequer Support the IEA on Patreon, where we give you the opportunity to directly help us continue producing stimulating and educational online content, whilst subscribing to exclusive IEA perks, benefits and priority access to our content https://patreon.com/iealondon FOLLOW US: TWITTER - https://twitter.com/iealondon INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/ieauk/ FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/ieauk WEBSITE - https://iea.org.uk/
Diplomats and scientists often live in different worlds and don't have open access to each other's community.A new foundation known as the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) hopes to bring the two sides together. It took a first step by holding its first summit in the Swiss city from October 7-9.Host Imogen Foulkes went to the event and spoke to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, former Nestlé CEO, and chairman of GESDA, as well as Fabiola Gianotti, Director-General of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research."Perhaps GESDA is an honest broker between science and politics. If you look at the declaration of world leaders, you will hear that some of them clearly state that they want their country to be the technology leader worldwide. And the next step is that if two countries want to be the world development leaders in technology and science, there's a certain confrontation," says Brabeck. "I think we must really do more and become more collaborative in all fields of society. The challenges are daunting - societal challenges, planetary challenges, technological challenges - so working together is a must. Science and technology should become tools to reduce the inequities across the world," explains Gianotti.
How did Argentina's multicultural society shape how they approach multilateralism? And how did Argentina contribute to the human rights law we know today? In this episode, Ambassador Federico Villegas, the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office at Geneva joined the #NextPagePod for a discussion around the history of Argentina and how diversity has shaped the country today. Before being appointed to Geneva, Mr. Villegas has had an expansive career in foreign services as a career diplomat and lawyer. Appointed as the Argentinian Ambassador to Mozambique in 2016, he was then appointed as the Director-General of Human Rights at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina from 2012 to 2016 and as a Representative to the Southern Common Market in Uruguay from 2008 to 2011. In discussion with Director of the UN Library & Archives Geneva, Francesco Pisano, Mr. Villegas talks about his experience as a UN Disarmament fellow, Argentina's relations with neighbouring America and how immigration in Argentina created a turning point for society. He also talked about military coups, and how periods in the country's history led to a new human rights wave dedicated to the enforced disappearances of persons. Resources: More about Ambassador Villegas: https://unctad.org/node/33987 Transcript: click here Listen to us also on: Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-next-page/id1469021154 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/10fp8ROoVdve0el88KyFLy Podbean: https://unitednationslibrarygeneva.podbean.com/ Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/UNOGLibrary https://twitter.com/UNOGLibrary Content: Speakers: Ambassador Federico Villegas & Francesco Pisano Host: Tiffany Verga Editor & Producer: Tiffany Verga Social media designs: Tiffany Verga Recorded & produced at the United Nations Library & Archives Geneva
De ascendencia japonesa, Alejandro Kasuga es Licenciado en Administración de Empresas con una especialidad en Estrategia Corporativa. Cuenta con un MBA en The American Graduate School of International Management y una Maestría en Alta Dirección de Empresas por el IPADE. Durante su trayectoria, ha sido parte de empresas altamente reconocidas siendo el Director General en Yakult Puebla por mas de 18 años. Fue ganador del Premio Nacional de Calidad, el Premio Iberoamericano de la Calidad y el Premio Nuevo León a la Competitividad. Actualmente, es el creador de la metodología de mejora continua, Kizukai, Presidente de su empresa de consultoría A. Kasuga Consultores, especializada en metodologías japonesas enfocadas al mercado latino. Alejandro nos enseña que los limites se los pone uno.
Zeinab Badawi speaks to Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, amid concern about renewed tensions over Iran's nuclear programme. Tehran insists that it is only developing nuclear power for civilian purposes but now Israel has warned that it crosses all “red lines” and that it won't allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. This follows warnings by Washington and the EU that Iran must allow international weapons inspectors full access to its workshops. Has the IAEA's inspection programme failed and dashed all hopes of a diplomatic solution to this crisis? (Photo: Rafael Grossi appears via video link on Hardtalk)
Today's episode was recorded live in front of a virtual audience and produced in partnership with CGIAR, the world's largest agricultural innovation network. The podcast has partnered with CGIAR for a special series that examines the relationship between climate and security and in today's episode we explore how Africa is experiencing and approaching the climate security nexus -- in particular how institutions in Africa and beyond are responding to climate security crises. The episode kicks off with some introductory remarks from Harold Roy Mcauley, Regional Director, East and Southern Africa, One CGIAR, and Director General of the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice). I then moderate a panel discussion. To participate in a future live taping as part of this series, please visit climatesecurity.cgiar.org
After 16 years, Germany is saying farewell to Angela Merkel, its longtime Chancellor. As Germans head to the polls on Sunday, the rest of Europe will also be watching closely to see who emerges as the next leader of Germany. Throughout her tenure, Chancellor Merkel has steered Germany and the European Union through a number of crises, from the euro-debt crisis to the migration crisis - both of which left their mark on the continent and on Greece specifically. Professor George Pagoulatos joins The Greek Current to discuss Angela Merkel's legacy on the European level and within Greece, what her departure means for Europe's position on the global stage, and look ahead at tomorrow's crucial elections in Germany. Professor George Pagoulatos is the Director General of ELIAMEP, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, is Professor of European Politics and Economy at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe.You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Germans Will Choose A New Government As Angela Merkel Steps Down As ChancellorCyprus says Turkey eyes island's control with 2-state dealPresident Anastasiades addresses the 76th UN General AssemblyElpidophoros clears up Turkish House incidentΜάθημα ιστορίας και πατριωτισμού από τον Πρόεδρο Αναστασιάδη στον κ. Ελπιδοφόρο
Photo: The Soviet Union 1988 CPA 5911 stamp (40th anniversary of World Health Organization. Emblem of WHO) . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Time for the US to nominate a replacement for the WHO Director General, Tedros Anthony Ruggeiro @FDD "Biden Must Move Fast to Replace WHO's Tedros," Anthony Ruggiero, Foreign Policy https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/09/09/biden-must-move-fast-replace-whos-tedros/ ·