Consideration to kick Russia out of U-N Human Rights Council
The United Nations General Assembly will be voting today on a U-S-sponsored resolution to kick Russia off the U-N Human Rights Council.
The move follows the discovery of the bodies of more than 400 civilians in towns recently recaptured by Ukrainian forces around the capital of Kyiv.
Approval would require two-thirds of those nations which vote.
NATO meeting underway
NATO foreign ministers continue their meeting in Brussels today, as they discuss a new military strategy to cope with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the alliance will have to be prepared for the “long haul.”
Foreign ministers from other European countries… including Ukraine, Georgia, Finland, and Sweden are also taking part.
Representatives from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan are also present.
COVID19 and Ontario
Ontario’s Science Advisory Table says the latest analysis of wastewater suggests there are as many as 100-thousand new cases of COVID-19 in Ontario every day.
The table’s science director, Doctor Peter Juni says they’re almost all the sub-variant of the Omicron strain.
While it’s not as dangerous as earlier types, Juni is concerned that the huge numbers may overwhelm our province’s hospital system.
He says we should continue to wear face masks to limit the spread of the virus.
Meantime, Premier Doug Ford is defending the absence of Ontario’s chief medical officer of health from the public stage.
Doctor Kieran Moore hasn’t held a public briefing in a month.
Ford says Moore is working “around the clock” to protect the public.
Second booster bookings for 60 and over
More Ontarians are now eligible for a second booster shot against COVID-19.
As of today, those 60 and older, and all Indigenous residents 18 and older, along with their household members, will be able to book their inoculation.
Appointments will be made in the same way as past appointments….booked through the provincial portal, your local health unit, or by phone.