COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 17th May 2021

UK

Door-to-door jab ‘hit squads’ to fight Indian Covid variant

https://bit.ly/3ol4L8e

NHS app will contain ‘Covid passport’ from TODAY: Update allows patients to prove they have had the jab… but critics voice privacy fears

https://bit.ly/3uVWsSz

Commonwealth

Churchgoers fined nearly $75k for Sunday worship in Nova Scotia: Walmart and Costco are packed, but going to church is a punishable offense

https://bit.ly/2S04cV8

Most of the dioceses in India have set up special task forces to bury the dead.

https://bit.ly/3uTRSVd

As Covid-19 spikes, Indian church officials look for ways to help

https://bit.ly/3eSBkHB

Dr. Sam Bailey— A voyage into how the medical system has lost contact with its very purpose. Can medicine ever redeem itself after the fiasco of 2020?

USA

Major US science journal publishes letter signed by group of scientists calling for investigation of origins of COVID virus, including release from lab

https://bit.ly/33OJni3

Ex Planned Parenthood head says urgent need for COVID-19 vaccine passports
‘How do we know [unmasked] people are telling the truth’ about their vax status?’

https://bit.ly/3bwm5BX

Covid stress forces many US Catholic schools to close down for good

https://bit.ly/33Nm6x9

And finally, promotion of vax in Brazil causes outrage among Christians