Who is James Kondilios?
James Kondilios is a Greek-Australian Data scientist and former world-class power lifter. As a schoolboy, he represented Australia in the World Power Lifting Championships. He sadly died from Covid-19 in 2022.
|Date of Birth||February 4, 1998|
The word of his death spread quickly on the internet. Through numerous social media posts, his friends and relatives have also paid tribute to him. Let’s learn a little more about Kondilios.
James Kondilios Background
Mr Kondilios attended Waverley College in Sydney, where he grew up. He won a bronze medal at the 2015 Power Lifting World Championships in Finland, where he represented Australia.
Later, he earned a master’s degree in science from the Australian National University in Canberra.
Then-Agriculture Minister David Littleproud awarded James Kondilios with a Science and Innovation award in 2019. For his work on forestry and climate change, he received a national science prize in 2019.
James Kondilios Career
In Canberra, James Kondilios worked as a data scientist. ‘The Australian National University’ was his alma mater. He, too, was a Computational Biology bachelor’s degree holder
Kondilios’ talents were not restricted to the classroom; he was also a skilled powerlifter.
In Finland, he did, however, win bronze in the Power Lifting World Championships. He was also a global ambassador for his country, which made everyone proud.
James Kondilios Age and Education
James Kondilios was only 23 years old when he was killed by covid-19.
Kondilios attended Waverley College before earning an advanced science degree from the Australian National University. He began his professional career as an intern with Airservices Australia.
He also worked at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology as a Junior Data Scientist (PEB).
Kondilios quit the organization after three years to work for the Social Services Department.
In March 2019, Kondilios was honored with a Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry. He was also a part of the Intelledox Hackfest winning squad (2018).
James Kondilios Death
In the most recent reporting period, he was one of six people who died from COVID. The others, two from Lake Macquarie and three from Western Sydney, were in their 60s, 80s, and 90s.
The number of patients admitted to the hospital has grown to 1,609, up from 1,491, with 131 in intensive care and 38 requiring ventilation.
Despite the federal government’s looser standards for PCR testing, the rate of testing in NSW is increasing.
There were 111,231 COVID swabs taken yesterday, up from 108,844 the day before.
After the state registered 34,994 new cases, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has instructed companies not to make employees take a COVID test before returning to work.
The NSW government has issued more mobile notifications and electronic road signs to inform people about the new laws, which eliminate the need for a PCR test when a quick antigen test results in a positive result (RAT).
People should avoid PCR testing unless they are sick, have a close contact, or have been instructed to do so by health authorities, according to NSW Health alerts issued out yesterday.
People who have a positive RAT test will no longer be forced to obtain a PCR test, truck drivers will no longer be required to receive frequent testing, and overseas arrivals will no longer be required to undergo repeated tests, according to the national cabinet.
Mr Perrottet believes that too many people are still being tested unnecessarily, and that businesses should stop requiring their employees to take a PCR test before returning to work.