Posts Tagged ‘Pandemic’

Where is God in a pandemic? Comments 0

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Last summer I underwent radiation treatment. And every time I passed through the doorway marked “Radiation Oncology,” my heart seemed to skip a beat. While I was in little danger (my tumour was benign, and, yes, one sometimes needs radiation for that), I daily met people who were close to death. Every weekday for six Read more

Dynamic graph shows why “should” had to become “must” Comments 0

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

“Anybody who is not an essential worker but tries to go to work during the alert level four lockdown, is “literally putting people at risk”, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Toby Morris’ dynamic graphic, posted on Spinoff demonstrates how one person’s action can have an outsized impact. On Twitter, Toby Manhire says the dynamic graph Read more

Homeless will be left out in the cold during pandemic Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Agencies working with the homeless community are worried that people living on the street will be left behind if there is a community outbreak of Covid-19. Homeless advocacy group Gimme Shelter has estimated 40,000 or more New Zealanders are currently defined as homeless, About 5000 sleeping rough and the rest live in inadequate, temporary, or overcrowded Read more

Concern about how to manage mental wellbeing Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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The Mental Health Foundation has noticed increased concern about how to manage mental wellbeing since the pandemic. More people seeking advice on how to cope with stress and anxiety. The Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson said there had been a rise in panic and worry. “Concern and anxiety are mounting for a number Read more

COVID-19: Pope’s NZ ambassador self-isolates Comments 0

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, the apostolic nuncio to New Zealand, has self-isolated after a recent trip to Italy. His move is in line with guidance from New Zealand authorities to help prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. On 2 March the New Zeland Government recommended that people who have been in northern Italy or the Republic Read more