A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay - Kingston
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A segment of Ontario’s medical professionals feel ‘neglected’ from pandemic pay – Kingston

It’s been nearly two weeks since Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced various front-line workers would receive an extra $4 per hour for their contributions to fighting COVID-19. A few days after the initial announcement on April 25, the province expanded the “pandemic pay” to additional health-care sector workers, including paramedics and public health nurses. READ […]

Public perception of SARS-CoV-2 influences health behavior
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Public perception of SARS-CoV-2 influences health behavior

A new study published in the Journal of Risk Research in April 2020 shows that public health behaviors aimed at preventing viral spread are influenced by public risk perception, which varies between countries around the world. The virus responsible for the global pandemic COVID-19, termed SARS-CoV2, has spread across the world with unprecedented speed, causing […]

Coronavirus Australia live news: National Cabinet meets, Scott Morrison says safe workplaces need to get Australians back to work
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Coronavirus Australia live news: National Cabinet meets, Scott Morrison says safe workplaces need to get Australians back to work

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says not enough is known about COVID-19 to provide a 12-month strategy on relaxing restrictions. He provided an update about the coronavirus response after today’s National Cabinet meeting. Earlier this afternoon, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia needed to get 1 million people back to work in a COVID-19 safe […]

China hid virus' severity to hoard supplies
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China hid virus’ severity to hoard supplies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show. Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed the severity” of the pandemic from the world in early January, according to a […]

Health agency: 2 males stricken | News, Sports, Jobs
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Virus shakes up stability, leads people to seek mental health services | News, Sports, Jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been a picnic for people who’ve grown accustomed to stability. For some people, stability is a key to their happiness. Movies and television may glamorize characters like Angus MacGyver, who only survives each weekly television episode of “MacGyver” by miraculously creating a device out of a battery and wire to […]