NSW may have hit its Omicron peak based on hospital data — and that’s good news for other states – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-22/nsw-covid-omicron-hospital-peak/100773720

…It comes as new figures show the overall burden on the health system is
lower than scenario modelling released by the government at the start of
the year…

Dredgers spotted off Cambodian naval base where China is funding expansion, says US think tank – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-01-22/dredgers-spotted-off-cambodian-base-where-china-is-funding-work-/100775076

…The report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies
(CSIS) said the dredgers could be seen in photos released this month by
the Cambodian government and in commercial satellite imagery.

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill, Now Signed Into Law, Mandates “Vehicle Kill Switches” By 2026 | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2022/01/21/bidens-infrastructure-bill-now-signed-into-law-mandates-vehicle-kill-switches-by-2026/

Biden’s Infrastructure Bill, Now Signed Into Law, Mandates “Vehicle Kill Switches” By 2026. By Tyler Durden.

The United States federal government is apparently in the process of trying to force automakers to install kill switches in their vehicles that authorities can use to shut down any newer vehicle. The law comes as part of President Biden’s infrastructure bill, which was recently signed into law, according to Yahoo

Ukraine tension: President Zelensky hits back at Biden comments – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60072502

… Mr Biden had suggested that a “minor” attack might bring a weaker response from the US and its allies.

But Mr Zelensky tweeted: “There are no minor incursions. Just as there are
no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones.” …

Republicans push for greater access to COVID therapeutics

https://www.nationandstate.com/2022/01/20/republicans-push-for-greater-access-to-covid-therapeutics/?amp

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduces legislation to prohibit federal government from limiting state access to monoclonal antibody treatments. Go to Source Author: {Just The News}…

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with COVID-19. – Scientific Inquirer

https://scientificinquirer.com/2022/01/20/who-recommends-two-new-drugs-to-treat-patients-with-covid-19/

The drug baricitinib (a type of drug known as a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis) is strongly recommended for patients with severe or critical covid-19 in combination with corticosteroids, says a WHO Guideline Development Group of international experts in The BMJ today...

In the same guideline update, WHO also makes a conditional recommendation for the use of the monoclonal antibody sotrovimab in patients with non-severe covid-19, but only in those at highest risk of hospitalisation, reflecting trivial benefits in those at lower risk.

Remember how health authorities said serious vaccine side effects always will be seen fast? — Knuckledraggin My Life Away | The zombie apocalypse survival homestead

https://mobiuswolf.wordpress.com/2022/01/19/remember-how-health-authorities-said-serious-vaccine-side-effects-always-will-be-seen-fast-knuckledraggin-my-life-away/

In 2010, German scientists found that a Pfizer veterinary vaccine to reduce diarrhea in cows caused a fatal bleeding disease in their calves. Even after pressure from Germany caused Pfizer to stop selling the vaccine there, the company kept selling it elsewhere….

Remember how health authorities said serious vaccine side effects always will be seen fast? — Knuckledraggin My Life Away

Germany shortens Covid natural immunity status — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/546264-germany-shortens-covid-natural-immunity/

In new guidelines published by the Robert Koch Institute, Germans who have recovered from Covid-19 will
only have immunity status for a period of 90 days, down from 180 days.

On Friday, the Robert Koch Institute, a federal agency responsible for disease control and prevention, published new guidance based on developments concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the new guidance, people previously infected with Covid-19 will only have
immunity status for 90 days. The old rules stated that prior infection could be used as proof of immunity for 180 days.

Proof of prior infection must be provided using nucleic acid detection or a PCR test. Anyone who can show a positive PCR test result
that is at least 28 days old is considered recovered.

The measures came into force on Saturday.By comparison, in Switzerland, the period for which someone can claim immunity following Covid-19 infection is currently 365 days from the test results.

Germany is facing a new
wave of infection driven by the more contagious Omicron variant. The
seven-day incidence rate given by the Robert Koch Institute on Sunday
was 515.7 infections per 100,000 people.