COVID-19: Moderna says its shot works in kids as young as 12

Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option for that age group in the U.S.
— Read on www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/moderna-says-its-covid-19-shot-works-in-kids-as-young-as-12-1.5441477

This is indeed good news.

Mental health: Definition, common disorders, early signs, and more

Mental health refers to people’s cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. We define mental health and explain the different disorders that may arise, as well as potential treatments.
— Read on www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/154543

This is a basic introduction but captures the essence of mental illness. It is a good read for everyone.

Many Ontario nurses are considering leaving the profession as pandemic stress leads to burnout, poll finds | The Star

Two large surveys of registered practical nurses paint a dire picture of the impact of COVID-19, with 40 per cent of Toronto nurses in one poll saying…
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/05/09/many-ontario-nurses-are-considering-leaving-the-profession-as-pandemic-stress-leads-to-burnout-surveys-find.html

This has been predictable for some time. Patient overload in unprepared hospitals is a root cause.

Nearly one in four people sent to Toronto’s detention centres in 2020 were homeless — the worst rate seen in years | The Star

At Toronto South and Toronto East, 24.4 per cent of new entrants had no fixed address.
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/05/07/nearly-one-in-four-people-sent-to-torontos-detention-centres-in-2020-were-homeless-the-worst-rate-seen-in-years.html

It’s hard to digest the societal shame this current photo engenders.

South Carolina is set to add FIRING SQUADS to methods of execution

The South Carolina House on Wednesday voted to pass a bill that will add firing squads to the state’s execution methods for death row inmates amid a shortage of lethal-injection drugs.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9547649/South-Carolina-House-adds-firing-squad-execution-methods.html

This is simply unbelievable ! We’re going back over 100 years in our ethical gains in compassionate yet deterrent penalties. Fundamentalists are known as easy extremists.

Pilot training, spare part shortages among challenges military facing from COVID-19 | CP24.com

Canada’s military pilots are in danger of losing their edge as COVID-19-related restrictions curtail their ability to train at home and abroad, according to a senior Royal Canadian Air Force commander.
— Read on www.cp24.com/news/pilot-training-spare-part-shortages-among-challenges-military-facing-from-covid-19-1.5401710

Not good news here.