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The CDC is tracking a new Covid ‘variant of concern’ that’s overtaking earlier Omicron strains

Monday, August 8th, 2022

New lineages of the Omicron Covid variant, like BA.4 and BA.5, are helping to spark a wave of reinfections as people who previously caught Covid-19 contract Covid again. Now the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking a new “variant of concern”: BA.4.6. This week, the CDC included the BA.4 spinoff in Read more

Benedict XVI’s secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, has been in isolation for the past ten days after testing positive for COVID-19, according to German media. The German news agency,, reported April 20 that Gänswein has been in isolation since April 11, a time period that included all of the Easter Triduum and Read more

Covid-19 is exploding in Asia: what it means for us

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Across the world, the omicron phase of the Covid-19 pandemic is now piling up towering case counts in places that have largely managed to keep the disease in check until this point. This troubling rise may signal that another wave of Covid-19 is rising in countries just coming out of their own omicron shadows. Hong Read more

Religion goes online. Can it stay there?

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
reliigion goes online

The temple is emptier than it should be. The idols are alone. The country is in lockdown to manage the delta outbreak, and all the worshippers at Sri Venkateswara, a Hindu temple in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, are at home. Online, though, the bells are ringing. A priest chants prayers on the Facebook livestream, and for Read more