Canadian, U.S. truckers warn vaccine mandates will disrupt supply chains

By Steve Scherer and David Shepardson    OTTAWA/WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The main trucking lobbies in Canada and the United States are warning that vaccine and testing requirements for workers will further disrupt supply chains because there is already a dire shortage of drivers.    Canada will require vaccines for truck drivers starting in January, while […]

Australia news LIVE: NSW and Victoria COVID-19 cases continue to grow; Victorian lockdown extended

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. Key posts 6.29amThis morning’s headlines at a glance 1 of 1 Victoria’s primary close contacts top 15,000 as ‘super-spreaders’ spark new stadium cases Two people in Victoria’s latest outbreak have unwittingly become “outstanding” super-spreaders after picking up coronavirus brought into the state by rogue NSW removalists. […]

Moment Amazon delivery woman viciously beats another woman, 67

Female Amazon delivery driver, 21, tells complaining 67-year-old woman customer to ‘check her white privilege’ and then viciously beats her after being called a ‘b***h’ in feud over delayed package WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT  Itzel Ramirez, 21, was arrested for a vicious assault on Bay Area woman, 67  Ramirez, an Amazon delivery driver, drove packages to […]

What we know about the Delta variant now in Melbourne

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. The Delta variant of COVID-19 now in Melbourne is likely more transmissible than other variants of the virus seen so far, but there is no conclusive evidence it causes worse illness in children. Genomic testing of a family of four who had returned from Jervis Bay […]

Portland residents scared to visit trashed downtown amid riots: poll

More On: portland Portland man recovering from beating after armed standoff amid protest Former Oregon House Speaker cited in sex trafficking sting Holocaust memorial in Oregon defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti Police declare riot in Portland after protesters break windows, threaten cops The constant protest is taking its toll on the Rose City. Residents in the […]

Britons catching Covid after vaccination get milder symptoms

Vaccinated Britons who catch Covid get a milder form of the disease and suffer fewer tell-tale symptoms, study warns King’s College London scientists found a third had classic Covid symptoms But among the un-vaccinated more than half had the three key signs of the virus Studies show Covid vaccines block hospitalisation and death in nearly […]