President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday to make sexual harassment an offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
— Read on www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2022/01/26/Biden-signs-order-making-sexual-harassment-offense-military-code/4051643247574/
A new cohort of Okanagan students will start training next month and could be working in local care homes by the end of the year.
— Read on globalnews.ca/news/8541496/free-tuition-bc-health-care-assistant-vacancies/
A court injunction against old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island has been extended until next fall in a British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that overturns a lower-court ruling.
— Read on globalnews.ca/news/8539941/b-c-s-top-court-extends-old-growth-logging-protest-injunction-to-next-fall/
(Me: old growth forrest is heartbeat of environment – no more logging)
Some 94.3% of NHS trust health care workers in England have had a first dose of vaccine, and 91.5% have had a second dose, figures to 31 December show. Source: Covid vaccines: The unvaccinated NHS workers facing the sack – BBC News
The White House today confirmed the United States has donated 400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses—toward a goal of 1.1 billion—to low-income countries via COVAX, the global vaccine sharing program.
Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 pandemic response coordinator, said the United States has donated more to COVAX than any country in the world, and the latest shipments would head out tomorrow to both Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Source: US donates 400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to COVAX | CIDRAP
Researchers at University hospital Zurich analysed blood from Covid patients and found that low levels of certain antibodies were more common in those who developed long Covid than in patients who swiftly recovered. When combined with the patient’s age, details of their Covid symptoms and whether or not they had asthma, the antibody signature allowed doctors to predict whether people had a moderate, high or very high risk of developing long-term illness. “Overall, we think that our findings and identification of an immunoglobulin signature will help early identification of patients that are at increased risk of developing long Covid, which in turn will facilitate research, understanding and ultimately targeted treatments for long Covid,” said Onur Boyman, a professor of immunology who led the research. The team studied 175 people who tested positive for Covid and 40 healthy volunteers who acted as a control group. Source: Doctors Find ‘Antibody Signature’ for Patients Most at Risk of Developing Long Covid – Slashdot
Myanmar troops burned down 132 houses in Sann-myo village on Jan. 18 after a clash with local militia fighters.
Source: Scorched earth: Satellite images show village torched by Myanmar junta forces — Radio Free Asia