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New Zealand mental health crisis as Covid stretches a struggling system

Health workers and older people among those bearing brunt of added pressure brought by coronavirus New Zealanders are experiencing more depression and anxiety since the coronavirus lockdown, doctors say, despite the country leading the world in its battle against the pandemic. New Zealand has been lauded for its effective management of the virus, with most […]

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Coronavirus sceptics, conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers protest in London | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian

  Thousands of protesters from across the UK gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon to protest against coronavirus restrictions and reject mass vaccinations. The event, which began at noon, drew a broad coalition including coronavirus sceptics, 5G conspiracy theorists and so-called “anti-vaxxers”. Carrying placards railing against the World Health Organization, Bill Gates and the government restrictions […]

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Why the anti-vaxxer movement is gaining ground amid a pandemic, Opinion News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Opinion News -(FINANCIAL TIMES) Ms Greer McVay insists she is “not an anti-vaxxer – not at all”.. Read more at straitstimes.com. The fear that politics is driving vaccine approvals and a distrust of Trump are playing into wider safety fears in the US (FINANCIAL TIMES) Ms Greer McVay insists she is “not an anti-vaxxer – […]

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What is it like to be living through the Covid-19 pandemic with autism? | News and Star

Living through the disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone. Living through the disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone. There has perhaps been no other time in living memory that has brought about so much immediate and ever-changing disruption to people’s daily lives. While […]

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Family mental health crisis: Parental depression, anxiety during COVID-19 will affect kids too

Parents of young children are reporting alarming increases in anxiety and depression during COVID-19. This is not only a risk to parents’ mental health, but also to children’s long-term well-being. ++++++++++++++++ For most parents, to say the the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful would be a dramatic understatement. The combination of financial pressure, loss of […]

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The everyday experiences of autistic people and their families during COVID-19 – Sydney Policy Lab

“I want to see my friends”ShareMany autistic people felt worryingly unsupported during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major investigation into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns on autistic people and their families, this report makes five key conclusions intended to influence ongoing policy responses. Despite all the talk of being “in it together”, the COVID-19 […]

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Anti-Vaxxers Launch $11M Lawsuit Against Canada Over Pandemic Response

An Ontario-based anti-vaccination organization has filed an $11 million lawsuit against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the CBC reported Thursday. The Vaccine Choice Canada and seven individuals are suing the Canadian and Ontario governments, the City of Toronto, a number of politicians and health authorities, as well as the CBC over their response to the coronavirus pandemic including business closures, mask mandates […]