AMA demands better protection for frontline health workers treating coronavirus patients | 7.30

There are tentative signs Victoria’s coronavirus infection case numbers may be dipping, but among health workers they continue to rise. Australia’s peak doctors’ organisation is demanding better safeguards for doctors and nurses. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: … Read more AMA demands better protection for frontline health workers treating coronavirus patients | 7.30

Simon Cowell recovering from six-hour surgery after breaking back in bike fall | ITV News

Simon Cowell has thanked nurses and doctors after undergoing six hours of surgery following a fall from a bike in which he broke “part of his back” in a number of places. The X Factor supremo fell from a new electric bike he was testing at his house in Malibu. The 60-year-old was taken to … Read more Simon Cowell recovering from six-hour surgery after breaking back in bike fall | ITV News

Beirut explosion: baby born as blast rips through hospital

As a devastating blast tore across Beirut after a warehouse explosion, Emmanuelle Khnaisser prepared to give birth to a baby boy while the hospital shook and windows were shattered. Her husband Edmound Khnaisser captured the moments on camera before their son was delivered safe and well. In a social media post, the new father praised the efforts … Read more Beirut explosion: baby born as blast rips through hospital

Nurses at Ashfield Baptist Homes celebrate after coronavirus recovery | ABC News

Nurses at Ashfield Baptist Homes are celebrating a major win against coronavirus. An email sent just hours before a care worker began her night shift may have averted a major outbreak of coronavirus. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/story-streams/coronavirus/ For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 … Read more Nurses at Ashfield Baptist Homes celebrate after coronavirus recovery | ABC News

At least three Beirut hospitals destroyed, two damaged

Dr Mirna Doumit, president of the Order of Nurses in Beirut, said three of the city’s hospitals had been destroyed in the explosion in the port area. “So we had to evacuate patients who were in those hospitals to others. In addition, we have two other hospitals that were partially destroyed. So it was a … Read more At least three Beirut hospitals destroyed, two damaged

Staff at three major Melbourne hospitals record their experience of the COVID crisis | 7.30

Everyone around Australia is distressed at what’s going on in Victoria right now. The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has shut down much of his state’s business and industry, but in some essential sectors people will have to keep fronting up to do work to benefit the rest of us. Of course, that’s particularly the case … Read more Staff at three major Melbourne hospitals record their experience of the COVID crisis | 7.30

Australia Sets Coronavirus Record as Melbourne Lockdown Struggles

Australia has suffered its worst day of Covid-19 infections with Victoria state recording 723 new cases, dashing hopes that a lockdown in the city of Melbourne was bringing the outbreak under control. “Age-care cases, including staff, account for just around 10% of the total cases announced today,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison. He added that … Read more Australia Sets Coronavirus Record as Melbourne Lockdown Struggles

Coronavirus: Australia’s Old-Age Homes See Covid-19 Spike in Victoria State

Australia’s Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews says he has no confidence in privately-run old-age homes controlling Covid-19 as the state battles a second wave of infections. He admitted he wouldn’t entrust his own mother to the care of some of the them. Victoria reported 384 new infections and six deaths on Tuesday, down from a record … Read more Coronavirus: Australia’s Old-Age Homes See Covid-19 Spike in Victoria State

Mecca Prepares for Scaled-Back Hajj

The vast white marble floors surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, would normally be packed with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world the day before hajj. On Tuesday, however, only a few officials and workers putting last minute preparations in place were seen at the Grand Mosque housing the … Read more Mecca Prepares for Scaled-Back Hajj

Victoria getting Federal Government assistance in coronavirus fight | ABC News

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced four measures to help Victoria fight its second wave of infections: Providing face masks and shields; an AUSMAT (Australian Medical Assistance Teams) team will be brought into the state; a callout for interstate nurses for assistance has started, and; the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre, which was announced … Read more Victoria getting Federal Government assistance in coronavirus fight | ABC News

Coronavirus: Tech Company Repurposes Robots to Fight a Pandemic

Before Covid-19, Paaila Technology worked in robotics and AI. Now, it’s turning its old robots into nursing robots and ventilators. “What we saw was a lot of repetitive and monotonous tasks such as nurses giving medicines, doctor consulting the patients. We could automate all these processes with our robots and we could save their life,” … Read more Coronavirus: Tech Company Repurposes Robots to Fight a Pandemic

Portland protests: Majority continue to march peacefully

While thousands protest peacefully in Portland, Oregon, a small number of people have caused the demonstrations to erupt into nightly violence. Our correspondent Sally Lockwood spoke to those still participating in the peaceful marches, many of whom are veterans, mothers and nurses. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Portland protests: Majority continue to march peacefully

Boris Johnson: ‘All These Anti-Vaxxers Are Nuts’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a widespread flu vaccination programme was a priority in the run up to winter, to insulate the public health system from the pressures of COVID-19 and a possible spike in infections during the colder months. “We’ve still got the threat of a second spike of COVID and it’s vital, … Read more Boris Johnson: ‘All These Anti-Vaxxers Are Nuts’

How Covid-19 Has Affected the Mental Health of Frontline Workers

A doctor treating Covid-19 patients says the amount of death her team has seen is “overwhelming and surreal,” and new mental health practices have been implemented to help frontline workers cope. Specializing in the treatment of seriously ill patients, Sonia Malhotra is no stranger to having to care for dying patients. But the coronavirus pandemic … Read more How Covid-19 Has Affected the Mental Health of Frontline Workers

BREAKING: Boris Johnson says ‘anti-vaxxers are nuts’

The Prime Minister has told nurses in London vaccine opponents are “nuts” ahead of expanding winter flu vaccinations for around 30 million people. Boris Johnson also stressed the importance of new face mask regulations in England. Read more here: https://news.sky.com/story/they-are-nuts-boris-johnson-hits-out-at-vaccine-opponents-12035200 Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles … Read more BREAKING: Boris Johnson says ‘anti-vaxxers are nuts’