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Coronavirus

Ex-NFL fullback Anthony Sherman compares COVID vaccination wristbands to segregation

Retired NFL fullback Anthony Sherman lashed out against the NFL’s training camp policy of using wristbands to indicate COVID-19 vaccination status to racial segregation.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 12 minutes ago

Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead as COVID cases rise

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, also said he doesn't foresee additional lockdowns in the U.S. because he believes enough people are vaccinated to avoid a recurrence of last winter. However, he said not enough are inoculated to "crush the outbreak" at this point.

Stars and Stripes - World - 37 minutes ago

Fauci warns of 'pain and suffering' as COVID-19 cases continue to rise; Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new cases

The latest news and guidance on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic across New England and beyond.

Boston Globe - Top Stories - 37 minutes ago

Florida, COVID-19 epicentre in the U.S., breaks record with more than 21,000 new cases -- News -- - -- World

Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state's highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to data released Saturday, as its theme park resorts again started asking visitors to wear masks indoors.

CBC News - Top Stories - 42 minutes ago

More 'pain and suffering' ahead as coronavirus cases rise, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of 'pain and suffering' as coronavirus cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get inoculated.

Los Angeles Times - US News - 50 minutes ago

South Carolina won't enact mask mandate, as governor blasts health officials for 'frightening hyperbole' on Covid threat

South Carolina is the latest state to assure its residents that no new mask mandates are coming, despite concerns from health officials, which the state’s governor chalks up to “hyperbole” and “exaggeration.”

Russia Today - Top Stories - 51 minutes ago

Europe -- Italy reports 5 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, 5,321 new cases -- 4:01 PM UTC

Italy reported five coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, down from 16 the day before, the health ministry said, and the daily tally of new infections fell to 5,321 from 6,513.

Reuters - World - 1 hour ago

Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead for U.S. as COVID-19 cases rise

Dr. Anthony Fauci says more 'pain and suffering' is on the horizon in the U.S. as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots.

CTV News - World - 1 hour ago

113 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 10 new clusters including at Yishun Community Hospital

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 113 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections as of noon on Sunday (Aug 1), including 38 infections with no links ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Sydney's Covid cases at record while infections...

Sydney reported a record-matching number of new local cases of Covid-19, while infections also rose in the state of Queensland, a day after its most-populous region went into lockdown.

Peninsula Qatar - World - 1 hour ago

Delta variant drives surge in COVID cases worldwide -- CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer reports that the World Health Organization says if vaccine inequity persists, the world's poorest countries will suffer the most, with many not expecting to get the COVID-19 vaccine until 2023.

CBS News’ Elizabeth Palmer reports that the World Health Organization says if vaccine inequity persists, the world’s poorest countries will suffer the most, with many not expecting to get the COVID-19 vaccine until 2023.

CBS News - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Pelosi roasted by Democrats after claiming she led 'relentless' campaign to extend Covid eviction ban, blaming 'cruel' Republicans

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received backlash from fellow members of the Democratic Party after she refused to take any responsibility for the House’s failure to extend the eviction moratorium, placing the blame on the Republicans.

Russia Today - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Britain reports 24,470 COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths on Sunday -- 3:18 PM UTC

Britain reported 24,470 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, a drop from 26,144 on Saturday, and 65 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, down from 71 on Saturday.

Reuters - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Five more Covid-linked deaths and 1,072 new cases

The total number of Covid-19 vaccines administered in Northern Ireland is now 2,262,641.

BBC News - Health - 1 hour ago

Cambodia to launch Covid booster-shot program mixing AstraZeneca's jab with Chinese vaccines

The Cambodian prime minister has announced that his country is rolling out a third-dose booster scheme, using either a Chinese shot or a British jab. Frontline workers will be the first to receive the follow-up injection.

Russia Today - Opinion - 2 hours ago

West Africa battling rising COVID-19 case counts -- World -- |

A resurgence of coronavirus cases in West Africa is hitting the region hard, inundating cemeteries where funeral numbers are rising and hospitals where beds are becoming scarce.

CBC News - World - 2 hours ago

US COVID-19 eviction ban expires, leaving renters...

A pandemic-related US government ban on residential evictions expired at midnight on Saturday, putting millions of American renters at risk of being forced from their homes.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 hours ago

YouTube suspends Sky News Australia after an apparent breach of Covid content policies

Sky News Australia said it acknowledged YouTube's right to enforce its policies after it was temporarily suspended over its Covid-related content.

News 24 - Business - 2 hours ago

Pfizer and Moderna Raise Prices for COVID-19 Vaccines in EU: Financial Times

Pfizer and Moderna have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts, ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Pandemic defense deficiencies must be fixed: China Daily editorial

By Saturday, the number of new domestic COVID-19 infections in July had risen to 328, exceeding the total for the past five months, with new cases, asymptomatic ones included, reported in more than 20 cities of 14 provincial-level administrative regions.

Dawn - World - 2 hours ago

Florida sees 21,000-plus coronavirus cases Saturday, breaking one-day record

Florida on Saturday reported 21,683 new coronavirus cases, its highest one-day tally since the pandemic started – and a 50% jump over the last week, according to health officials.

Fox News - Health - 10 hours ago

Hockey - Opinion - Damien Cox: NHL free-agent spending is out of control. The impact of the pandemic changed nothing - 1 day ago

If the NHL actually made sense, the top 50 players would be making double their current salaries and the other 700 would make less than $1 million. It...

Toronto Star - Sports - 2 hours ago

Pfizer and Moderna raises prices for its COVID-19 vaccines in EU-...

Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc has raised the prices of its COVID-19 vaccine in the latest European Union supply contracts, The Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Peninsula Qatar - World - 2 hours ago

Further 1,098 cases of Covid-19 confirmed as 10,000 attend first day of walk-in vaccination centres

HSE chief reports high numbers attending a ‘good indicator’ of vaccine uptake among younger age group

Irish Times - Health - 2 hours ago

Indonesia extends Covid-19 restrictions outside Java

SE Asia News -A decision on whether the restrictions for Java will be extended is set to be announced on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

2 rare Sumatran tigers recovering after catching COVID-19

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two rare Sumatran tigers at the zoo in the Indonesian capital are recovering after being infected with COVID-19.

Toronto Star - World - 3 hours ago

Hackers shut down system for booking COVID-19 shots in Italy's Lazio region -- 11:49 AM UTC

Hackers have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government said on Sunday.

Reuters - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Asia Pacific -- Australia's east coast battles rising COVID-19 cases -- 9:28 AM UTC

Australia's east coast states of New South Wales and Queensland faced an escalating battle against the COVID-19 Delta variant on Sunday, with millions under strict lockdown and authorities urging more testing and vaccinations to rein in the outbreaks.

Reuters - Health - 3 hours ago

Pfizer and Moderna ramp up EU Covid vaccine prices

Supply deal at new prices struck as EU worried about supplies and side effects of other vaccines

Irish Times - Business - 3 hours ago

Accelerated math class in California has continued full throttle amid pandemic

Jason and Sandy Roberts, parents in Pasadena, Calif., have produced to my astonishment...

SF Gate - Politics - 3 hours ago

California spent $200M on alternative hospitals that ultimately provided little help during pandemic

California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state's worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter, forcing exhausted hospital workers to treat patients in tents and cafeterias.

Fox News - US News - 3 hours ago

French carmakers lose hope for rebound in sales as global chip shortage & surge in Covid-19 cases drag market down

Hopes for a strong rebound by the French car market have been shattered amid the global deficit of semiconductor chips, and increasing coronavirus infections, the French association of carmakers CCFA-PFA said on Sunday.

Russia Today - Business - 3 hours ago

China reports 75 new COVID-19 cases as Delta cluster expands

China reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday as cities began introducing strict curbs to halt an increasingly severe outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Peninsula Qatar - World - 4 hours ago

Florida governor signs order letting parents decide if kids wear masks in schools -- The executive order bars school districts from forcing students to mask up, despite new guidance from the CDC, and as COVID-19​ cases climb in the state like never before. -- Jul 31

The executive order bars school districts from forcing students to mask up, despite new guidance from the CDC, and as COVID-19​ cases climb in the state like never before.

CBS News - Health - 4 hours ago

What should the future know about our pandemic present?

What would a future historian make of the COVID-19 pandemic? Those were the days of hoarding toilet paper, chalk-written notes on sidewalks, offering thanks to frontline workers and scrambling to find masks.

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 7 hours ago

Germany to recommend coronavirus vaccines for those 12-17

The draft report from the German Ministry of Health said all states will begin offering appointments at vaccination centers for youths.

Stars and Stripes - World - 4 hours ago

Prices for Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines increased in the EU

The European Commission says EU on track to fully vaccinate 70 per cent of adults by the end of summer

The Globe and Mail - Business - 4 hours ago

Movies -- 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' release postponed because of COVID-19 concerns -- The theatrical release of the family adventure "Clifford the Big Red Dog" is being postponed out of concerns regarding the new Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The theatrical release of the family adventure "Clifford the Big Red Dog" is being postponed out of concerns regarding the new Delta variant of the coronavirus.

UPI - Entertainment - 4 hours ago

Pfizer and Moderna raise prices for COVID-19 vaccines in EU: Report

Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc has raised the prices of its COVID-19 vaccine in the latest European Union supply contracts, The Financial Times ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Sky News Australia suspended from YouTube over new Covid rules

The one-week suspension was issued on Thursday

Telegraph UK - World - 5 hours ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- Thailand extends pandemic measures, expands lockdown areas -- 12:10 PM UTC

Thailand on Sunday extended tighter containment measures in the capital and high-risk provinces probably until the end of August in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the country deals with its biggest outbreak to date.

Reuters - Health - 5 hours ago

More L.A. restaurants are requiring COVID-19 vaccines or tests amid Delta variant surge

A growing number of Los Angeles restaurants are requiring that diners be vaccinated against COVID-19 or show proof of a recent negative test.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 5 hours ago

China -- China reports 75 new COVID-19 cases as Delta cluster expands -- 11:44 AM UTC

China reported 75 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday as cities began introducing strict curbs to halt an increasingly severe outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

Reuters - Health - 5 hours ago

Heartbreak season: More couples are calling it quits amid challenges wrought by the pandemic

Life News -Plagued by problems such as a lack of quality time and diverging priorities, Casper ended an eight-month relationship last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

Malaysia sees fourth-highest daily COVID-19 infections with 17,150 cases

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Sunday (Aug 1) reported 17,150 new COVID-19 cases - the country's fourth-highest daily tally to date. The new cases ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Africa -- Anger over Tunisia's pandemic failures fuels political crisis -- 11:17 AM UTC

Waiting in line to receive a COVID-19 jab from the Tunisian army, Zubeir Bin Ammar was in little doubt that the military and President Kais Saied were succeeding where the government he removed from power had failed.

Reuters - World - 6 hours ago

Why you should forget about that pandemic weight gain and cut yourself some slack | COMMENTARY

I’m hardly alone in my up-a-size boat. A research letter recently published in JAMA suggests that Americans who sheltered in place gained an average of 20 pounds during the pandemic.

The Baltimore Sun - Opinion - 6 hours ago

Reserve Bank defends Covid-19 loan scheme -- By Siphelele Dludla

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has defended the R200-billion Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme, in spite of its low uptake by distressed businesses.

Independent Online - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

YouTube suspends Sky News Australia over Covid

The digital giant bans the channel from uploading new content for a week over misinformation breaches.

BBC News - Technology - 6 hours ago

From 1time to taxi air: 9 airlines that came and went in SA long before the pandemic

The coronavirus and related travel restrictions are playing havoc with airlines, but South Africa had many airlines that came and went – often quite quickly – before Covid-19 was around.

News 24 - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Covid devastated nursing homes. Delta and staff vaccination rates could wreak havoc.

Officials in some states have begun sounding the alarm about outbreaks among long-term care facilities and nursing homes as delta variant fuels cases.

NBC News - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Government -- U.S. lawmakers fail to renew pandemic-related residential eviction ban -- July 31, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on Friday without renewing an 11-month-old pandemic-related federal moratorium on residential evictions set to expire on Saturday after a Republican congressman blocked a bid to extend it until Oct. 18.

Reuters - US News - 7 hours ago

Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots to fight Covid-19

SE Asia News -It will switch between the AstraZeneca and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines to curb the spread of the coronavirus.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

The US reported 122,000 new Covid-19 cases on Friday - the highest single-day spike since February

The CDC last week shifted its mask guidance and said vaccinated people should wear face coverings in areas with high levels of Covid-19 transmission.

News 24 - World - 8 hours ago

World -- Russia reports 22,804 new COVID-19 cases, 789 deaths -- 8:33 AM UTC

Russia reported 22,804 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 2,484 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to 6,288,677.

Reuters - Health - 8 hours ago

Why an Israeli company is developing an oral Covid vaccine

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Imagine a Covid-19 vaccine that came as a pill: no needles, no medical professionals required to administer it, potentially delivered directly to people's...

Manila Times - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Worried your COVID-19 vaccine won't be accepted abroad? Here's what you need to know - Sophia Harris - Business - | July 31 - |

Here’s the latest on which vaccines distributed in Canada might cause problems for travellers abroad.

CBC News - Business - 9 hours ago

CBC Explains -- Why the delta variant is spreading COVID-19 so quickly — and what that means for Canada -- Lauren Pelley -- News -- |

The highly contagious delta variant, which was first discovered in India in late 2020, has spread around the world and now accounts for the majority of cases in Canada and various other countries. So why is this particular variant advancing so rapidly?

CBC News - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Uneven 'K-shaped recovery' woes deepen as COVID-19 infections rise

Uneven 'K-shaped recovery' woes deepen as COVID-19 infections rise

Korea Times - Technology - 9 hours ago

Israel to DESTROY 80,000 expired Pfizer vaccine doses in same week over-60s Covid booster scheme gets underway – media

Israel is preparing to get rid of some 80,000 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses after their shelf life expired. Previously, the Jewish state had salvaged some 700,000 nearly expired doses by sending them to South Korea in a swap deal.

Russia Today - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Turkey reports 22,332 new coronavirus cases, 79 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 22,332 in the past 24 hours, and 79 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on July 31.

Hurriyet Daily News - World - 10 hours ago

India -- India reports 41,831 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours - health ministry -- 4:36 AM UTC

India reported 41,831 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to government data on Sunday.

Reuters - Health - 11 hours ago

Millions of Americans risk eviction as COVID-19 cases spike

Millions of Americans could find themselves homeless starting Sunday as a nationwide ban on evictions expires, against a backdrop of surging ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

United States -- U.S. administers 345.6 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC -- July 31, 2021

The United States had administered 345,640,466 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country and distributed 400,675,525 doses as of Saturday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Reuters - US News - 13 hours ago

United States -- U.S. CDC chief says there will be no federal mandate on COVID-19 vaccine -- July 31, 2021

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Friday there will be no nationwide mandate for Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine, clarifying comments she made earlier during a televised interview.

Reuters - US News - 13 hours ago

Asia Pacific -- COVID-19 surge hits Asia; Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia post record infections -- July 31, 2021

The Olympics host city Tokyo, as well as Thailand and Malaysia, announced record COVID-19 infections on Saturday, mostly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the disease.

Reuters - World - 13 hours ago

Miami Marlins manager contracts COVID-19 as Florida sees highest case rates since start of pandemic

Miami Marlins Manager Don Mattingly has contracted COVID-19 as the state of Florida announced its highest case count since the start of the pandemic.

Washington Examiner - US News - 13 hours ago

COVID-19 Infections Reach Record High in Tokyo

Tokyo’s metropolitan government said new coronavirus infections surged to a record high Saturday as the city hosts the Olympic Games. The government reported 4,058 new cases, topping 4,000 for the first time. The new record was set one day after Japan, with a population of more than 126 million, extended a state of emergency for Tokyo through the end of August to contain the spread. The extension also applies to three prefectures near Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka.

Voice of America - Science - 13 hours ago

Thai monks don protective gear as COVID-19 cases surge

Bangkok: As COVID-19 cases surge in Thailand, some Buddhist monks are donning personal protective equipment over their distinctive robes, ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 13 hours ago

'THIS REALLY SUCKS': Genevive Gorder shares update on her fight against delta variant of COVID-19

Genevieve Gorder is opening up about her experience with the dreaded delta variant of COVID-19.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

NYC fights family of disabled Bronx student over pandemic school 'age-out' policy

The pandemic upended Maria Torres' carefully-orchestrated plans to transition out of school and into a specialized adult program in summer 2020.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

California learns costly pandemic lesson about hospitals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state's worst coronavirus surge spiraled

The Columbian - US News - 15 hours ago

New Orleans restores mask mandate, requires employees be vaccinated -- Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, New Orleans has required all city employees and contractors be vaccinated and reinstated a citywide mask mandate.

Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, New Orleans has required all city employees and contractors be vaccinated and reinstated a citywide mask mandate.

UPI - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

Four new Covid cases in MIQ as mass vaccination event draws to a close

The Ministry of Health is due to issue a Covid-19 update at 1pm.

NZ Herald - Health - 15 hours ago

Florida Sets Daily Record of More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases

Florida reported a record 21,683 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, making the Southeastern U.S. state the national epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The state’s previous record was 19,334 cases reported on January 7, before vaccinations had become widely available, according to federal health data, The Associated Press reported. Florida, with a population of nearly 21.

Voice of America - US News - 15 hours ago

Marlins manager Don Mattingly tests positive for COVID-19

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and will be away from the team while it continues its series against the New York Yankees.

Fox News - Sports - 16 hours ago

Florida breaks single-day COVID-19 cases record -- Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking a pandemic record.

Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, breaking a pandemic record.

CBS News - US News - 16 hours ago

Hospitals are pressing for employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Mayo joins employers across U.S., stopping just short of issuing mandate.

Star Tribune - Health - 17 hours ago

Sydney v Melbourne: Pandemic re-infects an age-old rivalry

The coronavirus has reignited the jingoistic joust between Sydney and Melbourne. So, applying a lockdown lens, which city comes out on top?

Sydney Morning Herald - Opinion - 17 hours ago

Sack cartoon: COVID-19 vaccine

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Star Tribune - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

Lollapalooza sparks COVID worries as concertgoers flock to Chicago -- The CDC is warning that vaccinated Americans can transmit the Delta variant as easily as the unvaccinated, sparking worry for Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. -- Jul 30

The CDC is warning that vaccinated Americans can transmit the Delta variant as easily as the unvaccinated, sparking worry for Chicago's Lollapalooza festival.

CBS News - Health - 18 hours ago

Commentary: Even if I knew a pandemic would hit, I would still choose nursing

Songs have been sung and applause given but the work is hard and can push people to their limits. Christopher Soh, an assistant nursing director ...

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 18 hours ago

Entertainment - Opinion - Vinay Menon: Sharon Stone and Sean Penn are correct: getting vaccinated against COVID-19 isn't about personal freedom — it's about community safety - 1 day ago

What the anti-lockdown, anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers fail to grasp is they are now the problem, writes Vinay Menon. I am so sick of hearing about the...

Toronto Star - Top Stories - 19 hours ago

Florida has more new Covid cases than ever before

The state has become the new national epicenter for the virus, accounting for around a fifth of all new cases in the U.S.

NBC News - Top Stories - 19 hours ago

Walt Disney, Walmart Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for US Employees, Alter Mask Policy

The Walt Disney Company and Walmart announced a new policy on Friday that will require nearly every employee working ...

Epoch Times - Business - 20 hours ago

Florida Sets Daily COVID-19 Record With 21,683 New Cases

The state saw its highest daily case number since January.

Newsweek - Top Stories - 20 hours ago

As COVID cases rise, Walz not eyeing new emergency powers — yet

Follow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

Star Tribune - Politics - 20 hours ago

Biden's struggles with coronavirus resurgence overshadow his infrastructure victory

President Biden is struggling with a surge in coronavirus cases, an impending wave of evictions, and a spike in consumer prices that have left the White House looking unprepared and threaten to undermine months of more sure-handed work on the pandemic.

Boston Globe - Business - 20 hours ago

Water cannon v burning barricades: Paris protests against Covid ID turn violent as France resists measure

Three officers were injured as mass protests in Paris against a Covid-19 "health pass" spilled over into fierce clashes between the demonstrators and police, as thousands took to the streets of France for a third weekend in a row.

Russia Today - World - 20 hours ago

Vaccinated Staffers in Louisiana Gov. Edwards Office Test Positive for COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La.—Two staffers in Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office have tested positive for the coronavirus. The ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 21 hours ago

Alberta's surprising end to COVID-19 pandemic rules is in line with the UCP brand -- Subscriber content -- Kelly Cryderman

It wasn’t entirely surprising when Alberta became the first province to lift COVID-19 restrictions, but dropping contact tracing and self-isolation is ‘too much, too early’

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 21 hours ago

COVID carrots and sticks: how business, sport and the arts are grappling with vaccines

What sort of incentives may be offered to the vaccinated masses? And what penalties might be imposed on people who hold out?

Sydney Morning Herald - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

Broadway to require COVID-19 vaccination proof, masks for theatregoers -- Entertainment -- |

The Broadway League has announced that audience members must wear face coverings and show proof they're fully vaccinated when they enter theatres. Cast and crew members are also required to be fully vaccinated.

CBC News - World - 1 day ago

Florida becomes epicentre of America's pandemic

1 in 5 coronavirus cases nationally is found in Florida

Independent UK - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

Less vaccinated pockets of Maryland remain vulnerable as delta variant of COVID-19 spreads

For public health experts, delta represents the next grave chapter of the global health crisis, one that threatens to upend the progress made at returning to pre-pandemic life and could devastate the communities most resistant to getting inoculated against COVID-19.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 23 hours ago

Majority of COVID-19 cases at large public events were among vaccinated Americans: CDC study

A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that three-quarters of individuals who became infected with COVID-19 at public events in a Massachusetts county had been fully vaccinated.

CTV News - Health - 1 day ago

Visual Arts - Analysis - Did the pandemic transform us? Haircut selfies a snappy record of ravages and reinvention - 5 days ago

‘The before-and-after trope in photography has long capitalized on this temporal wizardry, pairing images to illustrate either the fortunes or ravages...

Toronto Star - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally.

Los Angeles Times - US News - 1 day ago

US approval of Covid-19 shots could boost...

Top US infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he hopes regulators as soon as next month could start granting full approval for the Covid-19 vaccines, a move he said could spur unvaccinated Americans to get the shots.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 1 day ago

COVID-19 surge hits Asia: Tokyo, Thailand, Malaysia post record infections

The Olympics host city Tokyo, as well as Thailand and Malaysia, announced record COVID-19 infections on Saturday, mostly driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant of the disease.

CTV News - World - 1 day ago

Employers told forcing workers to have COVID vaccine could be criminal offence

The government says companies proposing to check the vaccination status of staff "will need to consider how this fits with their legal obligations".

Sky News - Business - 1 day ago

Disney and Walmart mandate employees to be vaccinated as COVID-19 cases spike nationwide

Disney and Walmart announced that they are implementing coronavirus vaccine mandates for some of their employees, as two of the largest U.S. companies became the latest corporate giants to embrace vaccination in the face of renewed pandemic restrictions.

Stars and Stripes - US News - 1 day ago

Las Vegas father of five dies from COVID — 'I should have gotten the damn vaccine'

A father of five, already hooked up to a bed in a Las Vegas hospital, texted his finacée and expressed his regret over not getting the COVID-19 shot.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Analysts downgrade 2021 forecast for oil to $70 per barrel, predicting that coronavirus variants may cool demand recovery

Covid-19 variants, along with the slower-than-expected return of Iranian shipments, will reportedly continue affecting the global markets for crude until the end of the current year, remaining a major source of volatility.

Russia Today - Business - 1 day ago

Tokyo Sets New Daily COVID Record After Cases More Than Doubled in First Week of Olympics

On Saturday, city officials said at least 4,058 people tested positive for COVID-19, marking the highest its been since the pandemic first began.

Newsweek - World - 1 day ago

Tokyo's daily Covid cases hit record high during Olympics

Despite the mounting concern, large crowds were seen at various Games-related sites.

NBC News - Health - 1 day ago

Secret plan to ration care by age in pandemic branded 'unacceptable'

UK came ‘perilously close’ to triage approach during Covid outbreak, warns charity boss

Independent UK - Politics - 1 day ago

This S.F. nonprofit will offer free weed to adults who get COVID vaccine

Tenderloin nonprofit hopes the lure of free cannabis can persuade some younger holdouts...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Long a path to success for Korean immigrants, dry cleaners struggle in the pandemic

For many Korean immigrants, owning a dry cleaner has been a path to a better life for the next generation. The receipts from countless shirts, dresses and slacks paid for UCLA, UC Irvine, Stanford and NYU.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 day ago

Will COVID ever end? Here's all you need to know about CDC's new report

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report on Friday...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Many salaries and wages to be affected by recent unrest and third Covid wave -- By Edward West -- Jul 30, 2021

Thirty-two percent of companies in the RemChannel and Old Mutual Corporate Salary and Wage bi-annual survey said their budgeted wage and salary increases would be affected due to the impact of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent civil unrest.

Independent Online - Business - 1 day ago

Biden asks Congress to extend COVID-19 eviction ban set to expire...

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to leave in place the CDC's ban on residential evictions imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19 and prevent homelessness during the pandemic.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 1 day ago

Plan for student Covid vaccine passes ditched

The government has dropped proposals for university students to be required to show Covid vaccine passes to attend lectures.

Independent UK - Politics - 1 day ago

FDA Extends Shelf Life of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to extend the shelf life on Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from four-and-a-half months to six months.

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

'Get on board or move along': Chicago bars, restaurants start serving vaccinated only, requiring masks amid COVID-19 burst

As the delta variant of COVID-19 has cases rising, Chicago restaurants and bars are switching to serving only vaccinated people or requiring masks.

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Government extends pandemic recovery programs and business supports -- Richard Raycraft -- |

The government announced today an extension of a number of pandemic support programs, including the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Recovery Benefit.

CBC News - Politics - 1 day ago

US stocks fall on Covid-19 Delta variant worries, profit taking

Companies & Markets News -NEW YORK (AFP) - Wall Street stocks fell on Friday (Juy 30), concluding the week on a lackluster note on worries about the Delta variant of Covid-19 and profit taking after

The Straits Times - Business - 1 day ago

Governments need to get moving on vaccine passes to fight COVID-19

‘A vaccine pass would allow the already vaccinated to feel safer, urge the unvaccinated to think again, and set common ground rules not to split, but ...

Hong Kong Free Press - Opinion - 1 day ago

Three dead as Tokyo Covid cases explode, state of emergency extended

New cases have reached all-time record highs during the Olympics.

NZ Herald - World - 1 day ago

Positive COVID-19 test shatters US soldier's dream of Olympic gold in pole vaulting

First Lt. Sam Kendricks, 28, was one of several athletes who tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

Stars and Stripes - Top Stories - 1 day ago

West African Covid cases escalate as vaccination rates remain low

Cases are increasing in West Africa as region's vaccinations lag behind richer nations.

NZ Herald - World - 1 day ago

Iran receives 3rd shipment of COVID-19 vaccine from Japan

TEHRAN, Jul. 31 (MNA) – The Technical Deputy President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that the 3rd shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine was dispatched fom Japan to Iran via Qatari Airways.

Mehr News Agency - Business - 1 day ago

Katie Ledecky Thanks the Family Who Let Her Train in Their Pool During COVID as She Wins Another Gold

Atherton, California's Tod Spieker allowed Team USA's Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel to train in his backyard pool

People - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Mask-free Sweden nears zero daily Covid deaths as chief epidemiologist warns against 'far-reaching conclusions' about Delta strain

As the CDC urges Americans to mask up against the Delta variant, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has argued that more data is needed about the strain’s infectiousness. His mask-free nation is hovering at zero Covid deaths per day.

Russia Today - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Health News - Teen heart risk from COVID-19 far exceeds that of vaccination, study says

Teens have a far greater risk of heart inflammation from COVID-19 than from the vaccines that protect against it, new research shows.

UPI - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Rethinking the Covid-19 pandemic -- By Opinion -- Jul 29, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly changed the world globally. There have been more than 193 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 so far, including more than 4 million deaths.

Independent Online - Opinion - 1 day ago

More Countries Abandon Chinese COVID Shots, Signaling a Setback to Regime's 'Vaccine Diplomacy'

More Asian countries are abandoning Chinese vaccines and a Pacific Island nation had delayed the approval of them amid ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

The pandemic turning point the White House didn't want

President Joe Biden is tired of wearing a mask.

CNN - Politics - 1 day ago

Study: Texting, emailing have helped mood in older adults during pandemic

Older adults seeking to maintain social contact during the pandemic can use texting and email in the short-term, but it doesn't effectively replace normal social interaction, a study presented Wednesday at a conference.

UPI - Health - 1 day ago

Tucker Carlson: Democrats and the CDC have been lying about COVID and the vaccine

Tucker Carlson reacts to new COVID guidelines and highlights the flip-flops of Democrats and the CDC as they cling to power.

Fox News - Opinion - 1 day ago

Some Americans who spurned the Covid-19 vaccine now regret it

United States News -Some Americans who once rejected the vaccine or simply waited too long are now grappling with the consequences.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 1 day ago

The pandemic plunged millions of Latin Americans into poverty. Young people are inheriting the consequences

The pandemic made the poor of Latin America poorer and set back a fledgling middle class throughout the region, threatening a generation.

Los Angeles Times - World - 1 day ago

Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% in one week

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — Florida's coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak's epicenter.

Washington Examiner - Top Stories - 1 day ago

CDC chief says there will be no federal mandate on Covid-19 vaccine

Walensky clarifies comment she made in Fox interview, says "I completely understand the pushback" against a government requirement.

NBC News - Politics - 1 day ago

DOJ Sues Texas Over Abbott's Order to Restrict Illegal Aliens Amid Pandemic

The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against the state of Texas and Governor ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

BottleRock Napa festival to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Guests will have to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19, or provide a negative laboratory test, to attend this year’s festival over Labor Day weekend.

San Francisco Chronicle - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane to enter COVID-19 lockdown

BRISBANE: Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane and other parts of Queensland state will enter a snap COVID-19 lockdown from Saturday (Jul ...

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 day ago

Most Covid-19 cases in Massachusetts outbreak among vaccinated: CDC

United States News -The CDC study suggested vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant could transmit the virus.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 1 day ago

Dave Rubin fires back at Twitter for locking account on 'harmful' COVID tweet: 'They're coming for everybody'

Political commentator Dave Rubin is firing back at Twitter after the tech giant locked him out of his account for allegedly violating its policy on spreading coronavirus misinformation.

Fox News - Technology - 1 day ago

Biden resumes fast-track deportation for migrant families, but many test positive for Covid

The Biden administration on Friday carried out its first fast-track deportation flights to Central America, but many families were abruptly removed from passenger manifests after testing positive for the coronavirus or having been exposed to an infected person, according to Department of Homeland Security officials.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Top Stories - 1 day ago

'Getting hit by a train': Florida coronavirus cases jump 50 per cent as surge continues

More than 9300 patients are hospitalised, up from 1845 a month ago and nearing the record 10,179 set on July of last year.

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 1 day ago

Disney requiring US employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

The Walt Disney Company has joined other large companies in requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Chicago Tribune - US News - 1 day ago

Biden says Americans should expect more COVID restrictions

President Biden warned Friday that increased COVID-related restrictions could again become a possibility as the U.S. sees spiking coronavirus cases nationwide.

Fox News - Politics - 1 day ago

How a Cape Cod Covid outbreak upended what we know about vaccines

Stunning findings from a 4 July cluster have upended the medical community’s assumptions, writes Helen Elfer

Independent UK - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Biden says US will 'in all probability' see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising Covid cases

President Joe Biden said Friday the US will, "in all probability," see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.

CNN - Politics - 1 day ago

Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, CDC says - The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking. Health - | July 30

The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking.

CBC News - World - 1 day ago

City University of New York forgiving up to $125 million in student debt with COVID-19 relief funds

CUNY announced this week that it is using federal coronavirus relief funds to wipe out up to $125 million in unpaid debt and fees for more than 50,000 students who were enrolled during the pandemic.

Fox News - Business - 1 day ago

Political parties still hope to hold rallies in widely expected pandemic election

Campaigns will look very different in 2021, but organizers will find new, physically distanced ways to drum up enthusiasm among supporters

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 1 day ago

Disney to require all nonunion U.S. employees to have COVID-19 vaccinations

The Burbank entertainment giant is taking the unprecedented step, saying the 'well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and continues to be a top priority.'

Los Angeles Times - Business - 1 day ago

Just How Concerning Is That Leaked CDC COVID Study, Really? -- Molly Olmstead

The study helped lead to the CDC's updated mask recommendation.

Slate - Top Stories - 1 day ago

A new way of working to emerge stronger together from the pandemic

Politics News -What do a trial of driverless buses, a hybrid conference on travel amid Covid-19, and a new platform for companies to share trade data with partners along the supply chain have in

The Straits Times - Politics - 1 day ago

Vaccination rates rise in Central Florida as COVID-19 infections strain health systems

Central Florida is heeding the vaccination call as the COVID-19 delta variant rip through the state with 20% of the nation’s new infections.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 1 day ago

San Diego County to employees: Get the COVID-19 vaccine or get tested regularly

Federal, state and local officials want to curtail a coronavirus surge fueled by Delta variant

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 1 day ago

Disney requires all non-union U.S. employees to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Disney, Central Florida’s largest employer, is requiring all of its non-union hourly and salaried employees across the U.S. to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Orlando Sentinel - Business - 1 day ago

Vaccinated people make up 74% of COVID-19 cases linked to events in Massachusetts town, report says

Three-quarters of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 after numerous large public events in a Massachusetts town were fully vaccinated, according to a federal study published Friday.

Washington Times - US News - 1 day ago

Broadway theaters to require COVID-19 shots and masks when shows reopen

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) -Broadway audiences will need masks and proof of vaccination when shows reopen in the fall, an industry association said on Friday, while the Metropolitan Opera

One America News Network - Entertainment - 1 day ago

COVID cases are surging, but COVID deaths are not

Early in the pandemic, coronavirus lockdowns were supported by two primary arguments. First, the mortality rate of the virus was high enough such that mass infection posed a significant risk to the population on the whole. Second, if infection numbers grew too quickly, our hospitals would be overwhelmed.

Washington Examiner - Opinion - 1 day ago

Chicago issues indoor mask advisory for everyone over 2; COVID-19 cases up nearly 50% in Illinois over the past week

Risk of hospitalization for Illinois' unvaccinated has nearly tripled in three weeks, a Tribune analysis shows.

Chicago Tribune - Entertainment - 1 day ago

DeSantis signs order allowing parents to ignore COVID-19 school mask mandates

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order Friday to give parents the right to ignore any COVID-19 school mask mandates such as the one in Broward County.

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 1 day ago

Breakthrough Covid cases: At least 125,000 fully vaccinated Americans have tested positive

The 125,682 "breakthrough" cases in 38 states represent less than .08 percent of the 164.2 million-plus people fully vaccinated since January.

CNBC - US News - 1 day ago

Walmart Requiring Employees at Arkansas HQ, Some Other Managers to Get COVID Shot

"We're asking our leaders, which already have a higher vaccination rate, to make their example clear," said spokesman Scott Pope told the Associated Press.

Newsweek - Health - 1 day ago

Disney to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for All U.S. Staffers

Staff working on-site will have 60 days to get their jab, and the Hollywood giant is in talks with unionized workers about the requirement.

Hollywood Reporter - Business - 1 day ago

With COVID-19 patients at record levels, AdventHealth urges vaccines: 'Help us end this pandemic'

AdventHealth, Central Florida’s largest health care system, says there were about 1,000 COVID-19 patients hospitalized as of Thursday, forcing steps to limit the latest surge, including deferring or cancelling non-emergency procedures.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 1 day ago

Fresh concerns that unequal COVID vaccine access may jeopardise key UN climate talks

A representative of 55 African nations warns 'trust capital' that is crucial to tackling both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis has been damaged.

Sky News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Here's when pandemic related programs end -- Congress passed billions in aid amid the pandemic, but many of the programs end in the second half of 2021.

Congress passed billions in aid amid the pandemic, but many of the programs end in the second half of 2021.

CBS News - Business - 1 day ago

Juror's positive COVID test during Orange murder trial heightens concerns about health protocols

An Orange County juror tested positive for COVID-19, underscoring current safety concerns for in-person court hearings with cases rising.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 1 day ago

Covid-19: Further 1,501 cases reported as Ireland nears pandemic 'turning point'

HSE chief Paul Reid says despite promising daily case data, ‘we’re not out of the woods’

Irish Times - Health - 1 day ago

CDC: Vaccinated people can spread the highly contagious delta variant of COVID

The documents note that the delta variant, first detected in India, causes infections that are more contagious than the common cold, flu, smallpox and Ebola virus, and is as infectious as highly contagious chickenpox.

New York Daily News - Politics - 1 day ago

Walmart to require masks for retail workers in Covid hot spots

The world's largest retailer had said in May fully vaccinated employees could work without masks.

NBC News - Business - 1 day ago

Walmart tells corporate staff, managers they must have Covid vaccine by October

Walmart's corporate staff as well as management-level employees must be vaccinated against Covid by Oct. 4, according to a memo obtained by CNBC.

CNBC - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Man repeatedly screams in fear at receiving COVID vaccine

This hilarious video captured from a vaccination center in Chihuahua, Mexico, shows a very nervous man screaming wildly as the nurse attempts to vaccinate him. The giggling nurse finally carried out...

New York Post - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Grubhub accused of overcharging Massachusetts restaurants amid COVID pandemic in new lawsuit

Online delivery platform Grubhub allegedly overcharged some Massachusetts restaurants and eateries already struggling to navigate a business environment made desolate by the deadly coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit by state Attorney General Maura Healey.

New York Daily News - US News - 2 days ago

Severe Covid recession would push Irish banks' capital below EU peers

EBA stress tests assessed how banks could cope with ‘worst-case’ scenario

Irish Times - Business - 2 days ago

CDC 'worrisome' COVID-19 data cited in mask update included breakthrough cases in Massachusetts outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released "some" of the evidence behind a reversal in guidance issued Tuesday advising fully vaccinated populations to wear masks in public indoor areas in places with high and substantial viral spread.

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

U.S. vaccine rates rise as Americans in hard-hit states rush to get Covid shots

States with the worst Covid outbreaks are those seeing the largest jumps in vaccination rates across the U.S.

CNBC - US News - 2 days ago

US Donating Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to the Philippines

The United States is sending three million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines, the White House said Friday. A White House official told reporters the shipping process began Friday and that the doses would arrive “early next week.” The U.S. is providing the doses through COVAX, a campaign to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine worldwide, the official said. The White House official said the U.S.

Voice of America - World - 2 days ago

What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Right Now

Vaccine mandates are likely to be upheld in courts, although that's far from guaranteed in every single case.

Huffington Post - Health - 2 days ago

Op-ed: Increased lifeguard presence will keep post-pandemic pools and beaches safe

One way to fix the lifeguard shortage: Professionalize lifeguarding and aquatics management so that there is better training, a greater focus on safety and preparation and concrete expectations for their performance.

Chicago Tribune - Opinion - 2 days ago

Massachusetts COVID Outbreak Of Nearly 900 People May Have Prompted CDC Mask Reversal

As many as 74% of the people infected with COVID-19 in Provincetown, Mass., were fully vaccinated.

International Business Times - US News - 2 days ago

Federal pandemic aid programs extended to Oct. 23 due to uneven economic recovery, Freeland says

The decision means that wage and rent subsidies for businesses, and income support for workers out of a job or who need to take time off to care for family or stay home sick, will last until Oct. 23

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 2 days ago

Israel to give COVID vaccine to high-risk kids under 12 -- open in new tab

Pfizer plans to release data on children between five and 11 in September.

National Post - Health - 2 days ago

Canada extends pandemic benefits through to Oct. 23

The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date.

CTV News - Politics - 2 days ago

U.K. advisers say COVID-19 vaccine protection highly likely to wane over time

The protection that vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists told the British government's advisory group.

CTV News - Health - 2 days ago

World News -- Japan extends COVID-19 emergency for Tokyo, covers 4 new areas -- The Japanese government on Friday extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and made the declaration for four additional prefectures due to spiking COVID-19 cases, aided by he Delta variant.

The Japanese government on Friday extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and made the declaration for four additional prefectures due to spiking COVID-19 cases, aided by he Delta variant.

UPI - World - 2 days ago

THE LATEST -- Unvaccinated U.S. federal workers will face COVID-19 work restrictions, says Biden -- World -- |

The millions of federal workers in the U.S. will be required to verify they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and other new rules, the Biden administration announced Thursday.

CBC News - World - 2 days ago

Israeli president kicks off COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign

Israeli President Isaac Herzog received a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a day after reports emerged that the country would begin offering a third jab to those over 60.

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

Liz Peek: Biden is failing on COVID leadership. American are anxious, hungry for guidance

Americans are anxious. Everyone wonders: Does the vaccine work against the fast-spreading delta variant?

Fox News - Opinion - 2 days ago

'Breakthrough' COVID-19 cases rising in L.A., but the vaccinated are still protected, data show

Unvaccinated Angelenos continue to be infected with the coronavirus and fall seriously ill at significantly higher rates than their vaccinated counterparts — further evidence of the protective power the shots provide

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

COVID vaccine mandate could be coming to NYC restaurants: de Blasio

New York City Mayor de Blasio still isn't ready to lay out plans for additional mask-wearing requirements.

New York Daily News - Politics - 2 days ago

Infrastructure plan will build on success of pandemic rescue bill | Commentary

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto writes that the infrastructure plan moving through Congress deserves the support of both parties.

Orlando Sentinel - Politics - 2 days ago

Nanjing Covid outbreak worst since Wuhan, Chinese state media says

Nanjing City in east China is tightening its Covid-19 restrictions as a resurgence of the delta variant is causing the largest outbreak after Wuhan, according to state media. Police have set up check points along major highways and thousands of pop-up test sites to curb the spread of the virus.

NBC News - World - 2 days ago

U.S. News -- UPI News Quiz: gymnastics gold, Wu-Tang Clan, CDC -- Team USA gymnastics wins a gold medal, the Justice Department sells a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, the CDC updates COVID-19 guidance...how well did you follow the headlines? Take the UPI News Quiz for July 30, 2021.

Team USA gymnastics wins a gold medal, the Justice Department sells a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album, the CDC updates COVID-19 guidance...how well did you follow the headlines? Take the UPI News Quiz for July 30, 2021.

UPI - World - 2 days ago

AstraZeneca Lost Money on COVID-19 Vaccine in First Half of 2021

AstraZeneca, which pledged to provide its COVID-19 vaccine at no profit for the duration of the pandemic, said Thursday that losses in the first half of the year on its vaccine shaved 4 cents off the pharmaceutical giant's earnings per share.

Epoch Times - Business - 2 days ago

Biden orders federal workers, including military, to vaccinate or face regular coronavirus tests

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday sought to revive the nation’s stalled push to vaccinate Americans against the surging delta variant of the coronavirus, announcing new requirements for federal workers to be vaccinated and urging local and state governments to offer $100 to anyone willing to get a shot voluntarily.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Everything pregnant women need to know about Covid and the vaccine

Slow uptake of the vaccine among expectant mothers is linked to a rise in the number being admitted to hospital. So why the Covid jab gap?

Telegraph UK - Health - 2 days ago

Eurozone economy rebounds as COVID-19 restrictions recede

BRUSSELS: The eurozone economy rebounded by a strong 2 per cent in the second quarter, according to official data released on Friday, as reopened ...

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 2 days ago

ECB putting players first as coronavirus hampers Ashes travel plans

Talks with Cricket Australia over travel arrangements are set to take place during the coming weeks.

Independent UK - Sports - 2 days ago

Not fully vaccinated people account for 87 pct of COVID cases...

As the number of the daily coronavirus infections exceeded 20,000 on Wednesday, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 87 percent of the active corona cases in the country are seen among people who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Turkish Minute - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Thailand outlaws reports that cause 'fear' as Covid-19 cases surge

Critics say move a blunt tool for criminalising debate of government handling of pandemic

Irish Times - World - 2 days ago

Joe Bonamassa eager to begin rescheduled concert tour as COVID-19 surges again: 'I will show up'

A PBS TV concert favorite and the subject of the 2020 film documentary 'Guitar Man,' the six-string star is on the road again after COVID-19 canceled his 2020 tour dates

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Entertainment - 2 days ago

States race to use COVID-19 vaccines before they expire

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been saved from the trash after U.S. regulators extended their expiration date for a second time, part of a nationwide effort to salvage expiring shots to battle the nation's summer surge in infections.

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

Ireland is close to end of pandemic with 'return to normality' beckoning due to high uptake of vaccine, experts say

IRELAND is nearing the end of the pandemic and a return to normal life, according to a number of ...

Irish Post - World - 2 days ago

Piers Morgan sparks furious backlash after saying those who don't take vaccine should be REFUSED health care if they catch Covid

EARLIER this week Piers Morgan suggested that anyone who chooses not to get vaccinated against Co...

Irish Post - World - 2 days ago

The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our dedicated nurses. To retain them, we need to offer fair compensation

The province has extended the temporary wage increase for personal support workers twice. Yet, there has been no word about any additional support for...

Hong Kong Free Press - Opinion - 2 days ago

Nikki Haley: Global COVID vaccine campaign – US can be generous without being stupid

The United Nations and other global institutions are abusing our generosity. Worse, Communist China – which is responsible for the pandemic – is gaming the system to benefit itself at our expense.

Fox News - Opinion - 2 days ago

GOP senator 'outraged' U.S. pole vaulter out of Olympics due to positive Covid test

“This is an injustice that can still be rectified if the Olympic Committee will be fair,” Wicker, a Republican, declared on the Senate floor Thursday.

NBC News - World - 2 days ago

In fight against COVID-19, vaccination still a sticking point for some but others opt for shots

The COVID-19 vaccination rate's climbing slightly in Orange County, perhaps propelled by government appeals or by fear of the delta variant.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 2 days ago

'Frightening' Covid surge widens Japan's emergency

The Olympics host is facing record Covid case numbers, fuelled by the virulent Delta strain.

BBC News - Health - 2 days ago

How Contagious Is Ebola? CDC Documents Compare Virus to COVID Delta Variant

The Delta variant was reported to be more contagious than Ebola and several other viruses, according to an internal document from the CDC.

Newsweek - Health - 2 days ago

BA owner increases flight numbers to meet take-off in air travel demand as coronavirus rules eased

The group, which also operates Iberia and Aer Lingus, says it plans to operate at around 45% passenger capacity from July to September, compared with the same period in 2019 - up from 21.9% during the previous three months.

Sky News - Business - 2 days ago

CDC Report: COVID Delta Variant Can Spread 'As Easily As Chickenpox'

According to reports in The Washington Post and The New York Times, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to make public Friday an internal federal health document about the delta variant of the coronavirus that can be spread “as easily as chickenpox” by vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The newspapers reported the document is a slide presentation distributed to CDC officials.

Voice of America - Science - 2 days ago

Japan tops 10,000 coronavirus cases per day

Hospitals are now filling up in Tokyo with half of all beds already occupied and three more prefectures hosting events are going into a state of emergency.

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 2 days ago

Merck sees recovery in non-COVID vaccine demand as quarterly...

Merck & Co reported quarterly revenue on Thursday that topped Wall Street estimates, as sales of its Gardasil vaccine bounced back and demand for blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda remained strong.

Peninsula Qatar - Business - 2 days ago

Countries Receive First Batch of Shared US COVID-19 Vaccines

Once seen as a vaccine hoarder, the U.S. is now sharing its COVID-19 doses, acting on the Biden administration's pledge to deliver a half-billion doses around the world over the next year. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo reports on some of the countries that have received their first batches. Producer: Bakhtiyar Zamanov

Voice of America - Science - 2 days ago

NatWest bounces back from pandemic with £2.5bn profit

Lender to hand Treasury £190m dividend for its stake as it eyes a £750m share buyback

Telegraph UK - Business - 2 days ago

Tokyo collect lots of spit in effort to curb COVID amid Olympics

Some medical experts have expressed worries about the Olympics turning into a 'super-spreader' event

Deccan Chronicle - World - 2 days ago

COVID delta variant as contagious as chickenpox, vaccine breakthrough cases can still spread virus: US CDC

The delta variant is more transmissible than the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is as contagious as chickenpox, according to an internal document of US CDC

First Post - Health - 2 days ago

'Flawed scientific papers worsening Covid-19 misinformation crisis on vaccines' -- By AFP

Some of the biggest scientific journals have retracted papers related to the coronavirus crisis, and even a limited number of faulty studies can cause extensive damage online.

Independent Online - World - 2 days ago

Delta seems more dangerous than other COVID-19 variants, contagious as chicken pox, reports say

An internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document obtained by several news outlets warns that the COVID-19 Delta variant could be more likely to produce severe illness and can spread as fast as chickenpox.

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

India VS Sri Lanka: Two more Indian players tested COVID positive

Chahal and Gowtham were isolated after having come in close contact with Krunal Pandya, who tested positive earlier

Deccan Chronicle - Sports - 2 days ago

Stressed by COVID-19, Zimbabweans Turn to Friendship Bench for Solace

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has stretched people’s mental health around the globe, and Zimbabwe is no exception. But some Zimbabweans hit hard by the stress have found unique support at the Friendship Bench, one of the country’s biggest counseling services. The Friendship Bench was created in 2006 to provide counseling to those stressed out or depressed by the political and economic situation in Zimbabwe.

Voice of America - Science - 2 days ago

Israel to offer coronavirus vaccine booster to people over 60

Israel is leading the world in its vaccination drive, and soon those over 60 who are already vaccinated will be offered a booster jab.

Euronews - World - 2 days ago

India's Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy: The Statesman

South Asia News -The paper says that India's de-prioritisation of global Covid-19 and vaccine aid will hurt Indian livelihoods in the long run.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 2 days ago

Katalin Karikó honoured in her Hungarian home town for COVID jab work

VIDEO : Karikó, who is the vice-president of BioNTech, became best known for her work with mRNA technology that is used in the Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines.

Euronews - Technology - 2 days ago

Australia's track and field team isolating at Olympics as Covid-19 cases rise -- By AFP

Tokyo Olympics organisers dismissed any link to rising coronavirus cases in Japan on Thursday after reporting 24 infections among Games participants, the highest yet.

Independent Online - World - 2 days ago

I have tickets to a big outdoor concert. I'm vaccinated for COVID - is it safe to go?

A reader who is vaccinated against COVID-19 and is the parent of an unvaccinated child...

San Francisco Chronicle - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Malaysia's daily new Covid cases per million people is now one of the highest globally

The Southeast Asian country has struggled to tame a surge in Covid-19 cases despite implementing multiple rounds of restrictions and a state of emergency.

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

AstraZeneca to seek full regulatory approval for COVID vaccine by end of 2021

AstraZeneca said Thursday it will seek full regulatory approval – as opposed to fast-track emergency use authorization – from the U.S. before the end of the year.

New York Daily News - World - 2 days ago

Texas Gov. Abbott doubles down in fight against Covid safety protocols

A new executive order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reiterates his opposition to mask mandates, Covid-related business restrictions and vaccination requirements.

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

Commentary: Lack of info on COVID-19 cases can cause unnecessary anxiety

Perhaps we can’t help ourselves when a deluge of information seems to hold some vague promise of doing better at beating back this pandemic, ...

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 2 days ago

Grubhub overcharged restaurants amid COVID-19, lawsuit says -- Extra fees violated state delivery-fee cap during pandemic, raising restaurant costs "by thousands of dollars" each, suit claims.

Extra fees violated state delivery-fee cap during pandemic, raising restaurant costs "by thousands of dollars" each, suit claims.

CBS News - Business - 2 days ago

Brisbane school closed due to Covid scare

Indooroopilly State High School sent late-night emails to parents advising on the closure.

NZ Herald - World - 2 days ago

New Amazon boss contends with sales slowdown as pandemic impact fades

The online retail giant grew sales by 27% in the second quarter but it fell short of Wall Street expectations and marked a slowdown compared to the start of the year.

Sky News - Business - 2 days ago

Commentary: Sydney should know by now zero COVID-19 cases is a pipe dream

Australia has to break the psychological hold “zero COVID-19” has had on its pandemic response, say researchers.

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 2 days ago

Biden to require COVID-19 vaccinations, or regular testing, for federal workers

President Biden says he will require federal workers to wear masks and get tested regularly for the coronavirus if they're not vaccinated.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Politics - 2 days ago

As Lollapalooza begins, Cook County added to indoor masking advisory for 'substantial' COVID-19 spread; Illinois mandates masks in all state buildings

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she's more optimistic that other measures, like hospitalizations, are not surging.

Chicago Tribune - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Winners and quitters at the Global Pandemic Olympics

Not since the athlete formerly known as

Washington Times - Opinion - 2 days ago

Lollapalooza fans optimistic as 2021 festival kicks off amid COVID-19 precautions

With COVID cases on the rise nationally and growing concerns about the virus’ Delta variant, Lollapalooza organizers recently introduced added precautions for entry to the festival grounds.

Chicago Sun-Times - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Conservatives push feds to ensure Canadians who got mixed COVID-19 vaccines can travel abroad

Conservative health critic Michelle Rempel Garner has written a letter to Health Minister Patty Hajdu highlighting multiple reports of Canadians being barred entry to countries due to their mixed vaccinations

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 2 days ago

U.S. News -- Emergent Biosolutions resumes COVID-19 vaccine production -- Emergent BioSolutions said Thursday it will resume manufacturing bulk drug substances for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after an extensive review prompted by the ruining of millions of doses at one of its plants.

Emergent BioSolutions said Thursday it will resume manufacturing bulk drug substances for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after an extensive review prompted by the ruining of millions of doses at one of its plants.

UPI - Health - 2 days ago

Biden requiring federal workers to prove Covid vaccine status or submit to safety rules

Biden in a speech will also call on state and local governments to give out $100 prizes to those who get vaccinated for Covid.

CNBC - Politics - 2 days ago

Risk of COVID-19 transmission from cash particularly low: study

New research by experts at the European Central Bank and a German university has found that transmission of COVID-19 via banknotes is 'very unlikely.'

CTV News - Health - 2 days ago

Opinion: Yifat Shasha-Biton is entitled to hold whatever views she likes on the coronavirus vaccine, but she is not entitled to abuse her power to try to force a fringe agenda on the two million students in her care and in clear contradiction of the experts and government she represents

Opinion: Yifat Shasha-Biton is entitled to hold whatever views she likes on the coronavirus vaccine, but she is not entitled to abuse her power to try to force a fringe agenda on the two million students in her care and in clear contradiction of the experts and government she represents

YNET News - Opinion - 2 days ago

COVID Vaccines Mandated for Broadway Workforce in New Actors' Equity and Broadway League Deal

The Actors' Equity and Broadway League deal requires vaccination among theaters' workforce with a few exceptions.

Hollywood Reporter - Entertainment - 2 days ago

How EU leaders destroyed AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine dream

The company is weighing up whether it wants a future in vaccines as its jab remains marred by early criticism

Telegraph UK - Business - 2 days ago

Twitter closes New York and San Francisco offices due to COVID spike

Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, Twitter has announced that they will be closing their San Francisco and New York offices.

New York Daily News - US News - 2 days ago

AstraZeneca to seek US approval of COVID vaccine in 2nd half

AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine later this year, further delaying the application even as the company announced it had already delivered more than 1 billion doses to other countries.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

U.S. economy recovers pandemic losses, but faces new test

The GDP figure was the latest gauge of a recovery that could be challenged by the delta variant of the coronavirus.

Star Tribune - Business - 2 days ago

Number of Tory MPs think PM won't follow through and introduce COVID domestic vaccine passports

Some Tory MPs contacted by Sky News say they think the prime minister is bluffing in a bid to increase vaccine uptake, while others expressed their belief that the government would pull any vote on the matter if there is a realistic prospect of them losing.

Sky News - Politics - 2 days ago

Ex-Trump COVID Czar Giror to Unvaccinated Fox Viewers: 'You Will Get the Delta Variant'

"I'm really concerned that the evidence is mounting that even natural immunity will not protect you against Delta," Trump's former Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir said.

Newsweek - Health - 2 days ago

Dig out the masks: Indoor face coverings now recommended in Cook County as COVID-19 cases keep rising

The CDC is now recommending masks to be worn indoors in 84 of the state’s 102 counties — including Cook, DuPage, McHenry and Will.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 2 days ago

Covid-19: Strict new vaccine measures for US workers

Tech giants Facebook and Google follow President Joe Biden's lead.

NZ Herald - World - 2 days ago

Australia's largest city seeks military help as daily COVID-19 cases hit new record -- World

Australia's biggest city Sydney posted a record one-day rise in local COVID-19 cases on Thursday and warned the outbreak would get worse, as authorities sought military help to enforce a lockdown of six million people poised to enter its sixth week.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Emergent: FDA letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the problem-plagued factory of contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of COVID-19 vaccine, the company said Thursday.

Washington Times - Business - 2 days ago

Israel to offer COVID-19 booster vaccine shot to citizens over 60 -- Health

Israel's prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.

CBC News - World - 2 days ago

FDA allowing troubled Covid vaccine factory that made J&J doses to restart

It will take time for the factory to ramp up and reach the production level of before the mid-April shutdown, according to Emergent spokesman.

NBC News - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Our updated guide to Lollapalooza 2021: Rules to enter, proof of COVID-19 vaccine and how to stream online

From what to expect at the entrances to what bags are allowed. Plus, Lollapalooza's safety plan and anti-harassment policy.

Chicago Tribune - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Face mask mandates reinstated at these companies as COVID-19 cases surge

The reversal comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed course Tuesday on its guidance citing new information about the delta variant’s ability to spread among vaccinated people.

Fox News - Business - 2 days ago

Stretched Senegalese hospitals face wave of COVID-19 cases -- World -- |

After comfortably weathering the first two waves of the novel coronavirus, health services were now stretched dangerously thin as COVID-19 case numbers rise, a doctor in Senegal says.

CBC News - World - 2 days ago

After more than a year of remote work, many practices established during the COVID-19 pandemic are here to stay -- John Ferguson

Whether you’ll be working at home or commuting again in the years to come is a big unknown, yet there are some certainties in other aspects of the future workplace

The Globe and Mail - Business - 2 days ago

Video 4 minutes 8 seconds - Covid-19: The pandemic explored in maps and data

Political scientist Dr Robert Muggah looks at the effects of the pandemic and national lockdowns.

BBC News - Technology - 2 days ago

Clark County COVID-19 cases surge by 26.5 percent over last week

Clark County's rate of COVID-19 infections continued to surge this week, up by about 26.5 percent over last week's numbers, with 382 new cases over seven days and one new death, according to

The Columbian - Top Stories - 2 days ago

DeSantis stops pushing COVID-19 vaccines as virus skyrockets in Florida

For most of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ron DeSantis has followed a set strategy: protect elderly residents at greater risk of serious illness and death but impose no other restrictions and prevent others from imposing their own.

Orlando Sentinel - Business - 2 days ago

Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot to older citizens

The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 2 days ago

Coronavirus -- Macchialina Joins County Mayor in Call to Get Vaccinated and Mask Up

Macchialina joined Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in asking Miamians to get vaccinated and mask up.

Miami New Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Chicago clinics serving low-income patients mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees, following lead of big hospitals

At least four chains of Chicago community health centers, which collectively serve about 80,000 low-income patients, will require their workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, they announced Thursday.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 2 days ago

FDA is letting troubled COVID vaccine factory restart, company says

The FDA is allowing the problem-plagued factory of contract manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions to resume production of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 3 days ago

As COVID-19 renews interest in radiation, doctors caution against radon-filled mines

The pandemic has sparked interest in low-dose radiation as a possible treatment for COVID-19. But that's not the same as radon gas, doctors warn.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 3 days ago

AstraZeneca sees $1.2bn COVID vaccine sales - with other new treatments also flying

The drugs giant has decided to provide the coronavirus jab at cost - and it actually shaved $53m off profits for the first half of the year - while it also reported sales growth for cancer and diabetes treatments.

Sky News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

U.S. CDC calls for masks in areas of high COVID-19 transmission, even for fully vaccinated -- Health -- |

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reversed course on its recommendations around mask-wearing and now says that in areas of high COVID-19 transmission rates, even fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks in public indoor settings to prevent the spread of the delta variant.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

AstraZeneca to seek U.S. approval of COVID vaccine -- World -- |

AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of this year, offering a new timetable for the much-delayed application.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID twice. How common is reinfection?

Experts say Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is part of a small group of patients infected twice with the virus. It’s a group that could grow as new variants take hold, although vaccination can stem the tide.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 3 days ago

US economy back to pre-pandemic peak - but latest growth slower than expected

America's GDP level grew at an annualised rate of 6.5% in the second quarter, short of forecasts of 8.5%, as supply chain constraints partly offset the impact of robust consumer spending as vaccinations are rolled out.

Sky News - Business - 3 days ago

U.S. GDP roars past pre-pandemic levels. Where does the economy go from here?

U.S. economic growth surged in the second quarter, lifting the nation’s total output above where it was before COVID-19 hit.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 3 days ago

Port Canaveral gets biggest chunk of $250 million coronavirus relief for Florida seaports

Florida’s seaports have been reeling from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and have not had much in the way of a bailout until now.

Orlando Sentinel - Business - 3 days ago

Government accused of bringing in Covid vaccine passports 'by stealth'

Changes to app amount to ‘new ID card snuck onto our phones’, say Lib Dems

Independent UK - Politics - 3 days ago

What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case?

Seattlepi.com - Science - 3 days ago

Texas Veterans Homes Overseen by George P. Bush Were Often the Deadliest Places to Be During COVID-19 Pandemic

Seven of the state’s nine veterans homes had a fatality rate of 25% or more, far higher than the statewide average of 11% for nursing homes. Bush has vowed to not renew the operators’ contracts.

Texas Observer - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Maine church asks Supreme Court to scrap COVID-era worship service restrictions

A Maine church is asking the Supreme Court to block restrictions against houses of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, claiming that limiting its ability to hold religious services while exempting other activities and businesses for being "essential" violates its rights under the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.

Fox News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Danny Meyer's Union Square to require indoor diners show proof of Covid vaccine

Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group will require indoor diners and drinkers at its restaurants to show they've been vaccinated against Covid.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Economy grew at 6.5% annual rate in second quarter, slower than expected, as US emerges from pandemic

U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 6.5% annual rate in the second quarter of 2021, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced on Thursday morning.

Washington Examiner - Business - 3 days ago

Officials sound alarm as Japan COVID cases hit record highs

The Delta variant, holidays and the Olympics are contributing to a rise in infections, the country’s top adviser warned.

Aljazeera - Sports - 3 days ago

'Not clear' if booster shots of Covid vaccine are needed, AstraZeneca CEO says

Speaking to CNBC, AstraZeneca's CEO said the company did not have a "precise answer" on whether a third dose of its Covid-19 vaccine would be needed.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Benn ruled out of Granados fight after testing positive for Covid

The Destroyer (18-0) was due to headline the first ‘Fight Camp’ card of the year this weekend

Independent UK - Sports - 3 days ago

NHS Covid app pings rise again to new record

The number of coronavirus alerts hits a new record, with nearly 690,000 sent in England and Wales.

BBC News - Technology - 3 days ago

How European football finances were hit by start of COVID crisis

Dan Jones of Deloitte tells Ian King how club coffers were affected by the onset of pandemic disruption

Sky News - Business - 3 days ago

Fewest people on furlough since pandemic began

Under-25s are coming off furlough twice as fast as all other age brackets, says the Treasury.

BBC News - Business - 3 days ago

As states open schools, COVID vaccines, separation issues emerge as twin challenges for hesitant parents

Though several states are set to reopen schools from August, a new study has shown that at least 48 percent parents in India are hesitant in allowing their children resume in-person learning at schools without vaccination

First Post - Health - 3 days ago

Federal COVID-19 grants and loans still available but slow to be disbursed for small businesses in Baltimore and across U.S.

Loans and small grants are available now to more businesses than ever through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, SBA officials say. But because of processing backlogs, efforts to prevent fraud and lack of awareness about the program, funds have been slow to reach businesses when they say they need it most.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 3 days ago

State restaurant association wants hospitality workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19; here's its plan

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association is partnering with health care providers to host free vaccine clinics to encourage people — specifically hospitality workers — to get vaccinated against COVID-19.John

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Unequal COVID vaccine access is 'threat to COP26'

Global figures representing 46 countries and 1,500 civil society organisations have urged rich nations and particularly the UK to ramp up global vaccine distribution or risk delaying critical climate progress.

Sky News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Tokyo reports third day of record-breaking Covid case numbers

Tokyo has been under its fourth state of emergency since July 12, ahead of the Olympics.

NZ Herald - World - 3 days ago

Tokyo officials alarmed as coronavirus cases hit record highs

Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week ago, setting an all-time high.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

Barry Soper: The bumbling episode of Ministry of Health and Covid patient from Fiji

OPINION: It seems Health Ministry didn't know whether it was coming or going this week.

NZ Herald - Politics - 3 days ago

Games-related COVID-19 cases hospitalised in pandemic-hit Tokyo

Two people attending the Tokyo Olympics from overseas have been hospitalised with COVID-19, a Tokyo 2020 spokesperson said on Thursday, amid concerns the Games will add to the strains on Japan's medical system.

Independent.ie - World - 3 days ago

U.S. Pole Vaulter Sam Kendricks Tests Positive for Covid-19 at Olympic Games

Australia's entire 63-member track and field team is self-isolating after being classified as close contacts of Kendricks.

Gizmodo - Technology - 3 days ago

Pfizer says 2021 Covid-19 vaccine sales to top $33.5bn, sees need for boosters -- By Reuters

Pfizer Inc has raised its 2021 sales forecast for its Covid-19 vaccine by 29% to $33.5 billion, and said it believes people will need a third dose of the shot developed with partner BioNTech to keep protection against the virus high.

Independent Online - World - 3 days ago

After pandemic disrupted school, new law allows students with disabilities to finish academic year and 'make up for lost time'

Pritzker signed the legislation at the Southside Occupational Academy High School and said they help the state align "the law with our values."

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 3 days ago

Florida reports 16,038 COVID cases, highest daily number since Jan. 15

Florida reported 16,038 new COVID-19 cases to the federal government on Tuesday, the highest number since Jan. 15, federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show.

Orlando Sentinel - Politics - 3 days ago

COVID-19 rates a worry as 1 million head for Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the...

SF Gate - Entertainment - 3 days ago

Orange County is back under state of emergency as coronavirus infections skyrocket

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings declared a state of emergency as new infections of COVID-19 skyrocket, with mask and vaccine mandates.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 3 days ago

Pandemic mental health report 'will not be shelved'

Oireachtas group vows to exert pressure and ensure recommendations are implemented

Irish Times - Health - 3 days ago

California State University mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff

Like measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox, California State University will now require all students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as well.

New York Daily News - US News - 3 days ago

Pfizer's CEO says Covid vaccine effectiveness drops to 84% after six months

Pfizer's vaccine initially protects people 100% of the time against hospitalization, but that falls to low 90% and mid-to-high 80% after 6 months, Bourla said.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Barry Soper: NZ is just one Covid case away from catastrophe

OPINION: Official Fiji numbers clearly disguise what's really happening.

NZ Herald - Politics - 3 days ago

NYC offers $100 cash incentive to get COVID vaccine, but holds off on indoor mask mandate

The cash incentive is the latest effort by de Blasio to boost vaccination rates as the city struggles to get more shots into arms despite a recent uptick in COVID-19 infections driven by the delta variant.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 days ago

Citing new data, Pfizer makes case for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

Pfizer offered new evidence in support of booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine, reporting that the vaccine’s power wanes slightly but may be improved with a third dose.

Chicago Tribune - Politics - 3 days ago

Israel logs 1,438 new cases of coronavirus since midnight

Number of patients in serious condition slightly drops to 149, 29 of them on ventilators; two patients succumb to complications of COVID-19 as country's death toll climbs to 6,462 fatalities

YNET News - Science - 3 days ago

Mass coronavirus vaccination centres in NI to stop giving first shots

Northern Ireland reports 1,600 new infections and three further deaths linked to virus

Irish Times - Health - 3 days ago

Maryland reports more than 400 cases of COVID-19 for the first time since May

Maryland reported more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, a level not seen since late May.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 4 days ago

Barbra Streisand's pandemic project was 'a walk down memory lane' into an unheard vault of her music

‘They were lying when they said the devil is in the details. God is in the details,’ says the legendary singer, songwriter, actor, director and philan...

Toronto Star - Entertainment - 4 days ago

Here's a map of the Covid hot spots that fall under the CDC's new mask guidance

The CDC recommended that fully vaccinated Americans in Covid hot spots start wearing masks again. This map shows where those hot spots are.

CNBC - Health - 4 days ago

Langone says his businesses will mandate Covid vaccines after full FDA approval

“You have an obligation to your fellow man to protect him as well as yourself,” billionaire businessman Ken Langone told CNBC on Wednesday.

CNBC - Health - 4 days ago

Masks, vaccines could stop COVID spike within 2 weeks, CDC director says

A renewed vaccine push mixed with masking could flatten America’s recent spike in coronavirus cases within two weeks, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday morn

The Columbian - Health - 4 days ago

Biden will require federal workers to get the Covid vaccine or submit to testing

The Biden administration will require federal workers to be vaccinated for the coronavirus or else submit to strict testing measures, NBC News reported.

CNBC - Politics - 4 days ago

A Pasadena startup got billions selling COVID tests. Then came questions

Innova Medical Group in Pasadena has grossed more than $2.7 billion importing antigen tests from China and exporting them to the U.K., despite questions over their accuracy.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

UK Covid cases are falling despite the easing of lockdowns, surprising the experts

Covid-19 cases in the U.K. fell for the seventh day in a row on Tuesday to 23,511 from 46,588 a week prior.

CNBC - Health - 4 days ago

Delta Variant Threat Looms, U.S. COVID Cases More Than Double in a Week

Estimated daily COVID-19 case counts are projected to peak by late August, while the reported daily death toll could peak by mid-September.

Newsweek - Technology - 4 days ago

World won't be vaccinated against Covid until 2024, says UK government

Foreign secretary asks allies to help vaccinate poorer countries by middle of 2022

Independent UK - Politics - 4 days ago

Pfizer sells $7.8 billion in Covid shots in second quarter, raises 2021 guidance

Pfizer said Wednesday it is raising the 2021 sales forecast of its Covid-19 vaccine to $33.5 billion from $26 billion.

CNBC - Health - 4 days ago

COVID-19 unfettered among the unvaccinated -- At this time last year, we were at what was then a peak in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, facing a pandemic that could hit every person in Texas.

At this time last year, we were at what was then a peak in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, facing a pandemic that could hit every person in Texas.

UPI - Opinion - 4 days ago

Uneven COVID-19 vaccine distribution may hamper economic recovery in developing nations: IMF

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath flagged the 'widening gap' as advanced economies grow faster and developing nations, especially in Asia, slow.

First Post - Health - 4 days ago

2,000 new COVID cases in Israel for second straight day

Health Ministry 93 out of 153 severely ill patients have been fully vaccinated; ministry's pandemic panel set to hold a meeting later to mull whether to issue comprehensive recommendation for third vaccine shot for all public

YNET News - Science - 4 days ago

India records 43,654 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally up to 3,14,84,605

India adds over 40,000 fresh COVID-19 cases to its grim tally as positivity rate at 2.36 percent

First Post - Health - 4 days ago

Thredbo's Stuart Diver on how to survive a natural disaster, or a pandemic

Thredbo disaster survivor Stuart Diver is putting his personal knowledge to good use in a new podcast about natural disasters and how to survive them.

Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment - 4 days ago

Moderna to expand size of COVID-19 vaccine study in younger children to better detect rare side effects

Moderna plans to expand the size of its COVID-19 vaccine study in younger children to better detect rare side effects.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 4 days ago

As WA COVID vaccination rates slow, Delta variant cases grow

The latest situation report from the DOH shows a new surge: cases are increasing in the...

Seattlepi.com - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Southern Illinois lawyer who sued Pritzker and sought photos of him flouting COVID-19 rules now running for judge seat

Thomas DeVore, a Sorento resident, filed paperwork for a campaign fund to support his run as a Republican for a seat on the state’s 5th Appellate District Court, which is located in Mount Vernon, the Jefferson County seat in southern Illinois.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 4 days ago

San Francisco bars to require proof of COVID-19 vaccines for indoor patrons

The San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for the coronavirus taken in the last 72 hours for customers who wish to sit indoors.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 4 days ago

Video - A jab in the comfort of home and other ways Alberta's COVID-19 vaccine hesitant are being convinced - Thandiwe Konguavi - Canada - Edmonton - | July 26 - |

Vaccine hesitancy in Alberta is about twice the national average. Here's how some Alberta businesses and community organizations are making COVID-19 vaccines more accessible and convincing the hesitant to roll up their sleeves.

CBC News - Health - 4 days ago

Letters to the Editor: Olympic Games diminished by the pandemic

Timber harvest, emptying trash cans and vaccinations are the hottest topics.

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 4 days ago

Moderna in talks with U.S. regulators to expand COVID-19 vaccine pediatric study -- Health -- |

Moderna is in talks with U.S. regulators to expand the size of an ongoing trial testing its COVID-19 vaccines in children aged between 5 and 11, the drugmaker said on Monday.

CBC News - Health - 4 days ago

Vax out to rock out! Vaccines will be required for upcoming Central Park COVID concert

De Blasio and music producer Clive Davis revealed on Tuesday more names of performers who’ll be taking the stage on Central Park’s Great Lawn including Wyclef Jean, LL Cool J, Carlos Santana, Patti Smith and Earth, Wind and Fire, as well as Journey, Barry Manilow, the Killers and the New York Philharmonic.

New York Daily News - Politics - 4 days ago

Despite pandemic fears, it's game on for advertisers as Tokyo Olympics kick off -- Brett Bundale

Masked athletes, empty venues, no fans: an Olympics like no other has launched in Tokyo but for Canadian advertisers, it's largely business as usual.

CBC News - Business - 4 days ago

Video -- California, NYC will require public workers to get vaccinated or face weekly COVID tests -- World -- |

New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

CBC News - Health - 4 days ago

'Well past time': L.A. politicians want COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers

A growing number of L.A. politicians want to require city workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as infection numbers have surged again.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 4 days ago

CSU to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty, staff on campus this fall

California State University — the nation's largest four-year public university system — will require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty and staff.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Canada now has enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to inoculate everyone eligible: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces that COVID-19 vaccine makers have delivered enough doses to fully inoculate every eligible person in Canada

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 5 days ago

9 California counties issue joint statement to dispel belief J&J's COVID vaccine inferior to 2-shot options

All nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area issued a joint statement Monday to curb concerns Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is less desirable than its two-shot brethren.

New York Daily News - Health - 5 days ago

Aggressive measures to battle California's new coronavirus surge: Will they work?

With cases and hospitalizations spiking, the focus is increasingly on ramping up vaccinations to protect as many people as possible against infection and illness.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 5 days ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene Compares COVID Vaccine Requirements to 'Segregation'

The good news is that MTG has stopped using Holocaust analogies to attack anti-COVID measures. The bad news: She’s found another offensive analogy.

New York Magazine - Politics - 5 days ago

PM warns against 'premature conclusions' after fall in Covid cases

Prime minister urges caution – as UK cases fall for seventh day in a row

Independent UK - Politics - 5 days ago

Consumer confidence reaches pre-pandemic levels

Consumer confidence reached its highest level since before the pandemic in another sign that the economy is surging back.

Washington Examiner - Business - 5 days ago

Israel clears COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in at-risk 5–11s

Health Ministry circulates document listing several exceptional cases in which hospitals and healthcare providers can offer the vaccine to children at such young age, including morbid obesity and severe immunosuppression among others

YNET News - Science - 5 days ago

Canada now has enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to fully vaccinate all eligible citizens: PM

Canada currently has enough doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country to fully vaccinate every eligible person over the age of 12, with 66 million doses received as of Tuesday.

CTV News - Politics - 5 days ago

How to reset your budget as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease

As businesses reopen and social gatherings resume, some Canadians may notice they’re spending more now than they were during the peak of the pandemic. Here's how to stay on track.

CTV News - Business - 5 days ago

Unequal access to Covid jab risks derailing global recovery, IMF warns

The global lender of last resort upgraded its forecast for UK GDP growth this year

Independent UK - Business - 5 days ago

Virtual contact was worse for older people during the pandemic than no contact, study finds

Researchers from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and the University of British Columbia observed a 'notable increase' in loneliness in the U.S. and a decline in general mental well-being in the U.K. following the outbreak of COVID-19.

CTV News - Health - 5 days ago

Editorial: The right's new tone on COVID vaccines

Vaccines are the only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's good that more conservatives are getting on board with that message.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 5 days ago

Govt 'disappointed' at US move to keep Covid travel ban - minister

Kit Malthouse says he wants to see international travel return ‘as soon as possible’

Independent UK - Politics - 5 days ago

COVID-19 vaccine deadline looms for LGH staff

The deadline for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health workers to start the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine regime before the Sept. 1 deadline for all system employees to be vaccinated is Wednesday.

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 5 days ago

Olympic host Tokyo asks for more hospital beds as Covid-19 infections rise -- By Reuters

Olympic host city Tokyo has asked hospitals to prepare more beds for Covid-19 patients as the Japanese capital grapples with a rise in infections, broadcaster TBS said.

Independent Online - World - 5 days ago

Israel sees over 2,000 daily COVID cases for first time since March

Health Ministry reports four-month high in diagnoses as number of serious patients keeps climbing; health minister urges unvaccinated people to get jabbed, says country 'ready with a stock of vaccines for everyone' should administration of third dose be expanded

YNET News - Science - 5 days ago

How the Delta variant upends assumptions about the coronavirus -- By Reuters

The major worry about the Delta variant, first identified in India, is not that it makes people sicker, but that it spreads far more easily from person to person.

Independent Online - Health - 5 days ago

BioNTech using COVID jab technology to develop effective malaria vaccine

According to the World Health Organisation, there were 229 million cases of malaria globally in 2019, with 94% in Africa.

Sky News - Technology - 5 days ago

European stocks close slightly lower as investors watch earnings, Covid cases

European stocks closed slightly lower on Monday, tracking lackluster global sentiment.

CNBC - World - 5 days ago

Rolovich COVID vaccine stance puts Washington State in awkward spot

Many colleges across the country are telling students a COVID-19 vaccination is required if they want to attend classes on campus during the upcoming academic year.

The Columbian - Sports - 5 days ago

Israel is on the ropes in the battle again the pandemic

Opinion: A failure to understand cause and effect in the fight against COVID is a symptom shared by all involved in this farce: the government announces the commendable policy of living alongside coronavirus, but then fails to take the most basic steps to safeguard us

YNET News - Opinion - 5 days ago

Veterans Affairs requires COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

The VA’s move came on a day when nearly 60 leading medical and health care organizations issued a call for health care facilities to require their workers to get vaccinated.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 5 days ago

World Bank to finance extra Covid-19 jabs for poorer nations -- By AFP

A new financing mechanism by the World Bank will allow developing countries to purchase Covid-19 vaccines through the Covax facility.

Independent Online - World - 5 days ago

U.S. raises alert for Israel as it hits 1,500 daily COVID cases

CDC's announcement it had changed travel advisory rating for Israel, Gaza and West Bank to Level 3 comes shortly after Health Ministry said 1,538 people tested positive for virus since midnight; number of severe patients up to 121

YNET News - Science - 5 days ago

If Ontario really is in a war against COVID-19, our former military officers let us down -- Ken Hansen

Former chief of the defence staff Rick Hillier and the other retired high-ranking CAF officers who led Ontario’s vaccine rollout appear to have ignored the fundamentals of military planning

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 5 days ago

The time for debating COVID-19 vaccine passports is over -- André Picard

We need to focus on developing documents and rules that are as fair and efficient as possible

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 5 days ago

Orange County COVID-19 cases reach 1,000 a day; AdventHealth says ICU is full

COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in Orange this weekend, overwhelmed the county testing site, filled AdventHealth’s ICU and raised the hospital system’s inpatient totals to near January’s record.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 5 days ago

Janice Dean: DOJ won't investigate COVID nursing home orders – here's what I think will happen next

When Rep. Steve Scalise told me the Biden administration’s investigation into the COVID nursing home tragedy was being dropped I was incredibly sad, but not surprised.

Fox News - Opinion - 6 days ago

How Do You Recuperate After a Long Case of COVID-19? Opera Might Have...

For some people, infection with COVID-19 has resulted in a months-long recovery process,...

SF Gate - Health - 6 days ago

Maryland adds more than 250 COVID cases to state tally as concerns about delta variant mount

Maryland health officials added 256 cases of the coronavirus to the state’s infection tally Monday as concerns about the contagious delta variant continue to mount across the country.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 6 days ago

'Confused messaging' around Oxford vaccine helping fuel Covid spread

Exclusive: Experts say vaccines remain key to fighting Covid despite concerns over variant protection

Independent UK - Science - 6 days ago

Pandemic-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympic Games kick off to mostly empty stadium

Top of The World: Opening ceremonies for the long-awaited Summer Olympic Games kicked off in Tokyo. And, Haiti lays President Jovenel Moïse to rest, who was assassinated in his home on July 7, in a

PRI - Health - 6 days ago

Women bearing the brunt of economic downturn driven by COVID-19: US report | Video

More than two million women in the US have left the workforce since February 2020, bringing their labour participation rate to levels not seen since 1988, a study by the National Women's Law Center has found.

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 days ago

Split-screen recovery from pandemic isn't sustainable -- In a country and a world connected by commerce and the air we breathe, it is hard to see how any COVID-19 recovery that is confined to specific segments of the population is sustainable.

In a country and a world connected by commerce and the air we breathe, it is hard to see how any COVID-19 recovery that is confined to specific segments of the population is sustainable.

UPI - Opinion - 6 days ago

UK 'not out of woods' despite encouraging fall in Covid cases, says PM

Boris Johnson has cautioned against claims that the UK may have passed the peak of its third wave of Covid-19, warning that “we’re not out of the woods yet”.

Independent UK - Politics - 6 days ago

Maryland universities brace for influx of COVID immunization records from students, employees

Maryland colleges and universities are adjusting computer software, hiring additional staff and considering third-party vendors to manage the influx of COVID-19 vaccination records from students and employees ahead of the fall semester.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 6 days ago

Sengkang General Hospital taps tech for contact tracing even before Covid-19 arrival

Tech News News -The hospital was able to reduce the time for contact tracing significantly by using tech.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Technology - 6 days ago

COVID-19 linked to 'substantial' drop in intelligence, new research finds

People who had been hospitalised and put on a ventilator saw the biggest deficit in the Great British Intelligence Test - equivalent to a seven-point drop in IQ.

Sky News - Technology - 6 days ago

How Unemployment Insurance Fraud Exploded During the Pandemic

Bots filing bogus applications in bulk, teams of fraudsters in foreign countries making phony claims, online forums peddling how-to advice on identity theft: Inside the infrastructure of perhaps the largest fraud wave in history.

ProPublica - Top Stories - 6 days ago

With a wave of new coronavirus cases, will it soon be masks up in San Diego?

Experts say a return to indoor masking for everyone, even the fully vaccinated, is starting to look inevitable

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 6 days ago

Kannada actor Dhruva Sarja, wife Prerana test positive for coronavirus

The actor has requested people, who came in contact with them, to get tested immediately

Deccan Chronicle - Entertainment - 6 days ago

India logs 39,361 new coronavirus cases, 416 deaths

Union health ministry data reveal 39,361 new coronavirus cases, 416 fresh fatalities and national COVID-19 recovery rate at 97.35 percent

First Post - Health - 6 days ago

Hospitalizations increasing as L.A. County reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

As the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread mostly among the unvaccinated, COVID hospitalizations in L.A. County are on the increase.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

Iran-Cuba vaccine 91.2% effective against Covid-19 variants

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) – Head of the Pasteur Institute of Iran says the vaccine manufactured jointly by Iran and Cuba is the only vaccine that can fight several variants of Covid-19 highly effectively.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 6 days ago

Vaccinated Pelosi staffer tests positive for coronavirus after Texas...

A senior staff member to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for the coronavirus...

San Francisco Chronicle - US News - 11 days ago

Australian authorities have fined two nude beach sunbathers for breaching a COVID-19 lockdown after they ran into a forest on being surprised by a wild deer and got lost, an incident that went viral on social media.

Australian authorities have fined two nude beach sunbathers for breaching a COVID-19 lockdown after they ran into a forest on being surprised by a wild deer and got lost, an incident that went viral on social media.

Reuters - Weird - 6 days ago

In first since May, Israel's serious COVID-19 caseload tops 100

Country records largest single-day hike in serious cases since late March with 23 new patients battling virus; 736 Israelis test positive for pathogen; 1.1 million Israelis yet to receive first vaccine dose

YNET News - Science - 6 days ago

Fauci says U.S. headed in 'wrong direction' on coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. is in an 'unnecessary predicament' of soaring coronavirus cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the Delta variant.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Unvaccinated NFL players will be fined $14k if they flout Covid rules

Players who choose not get vaccine must follow strict 2020 Covid rules

Independent UK - Sports - 7 days ago

Ramil the snow leopard tests positive for COVID at the San Diego Zoo

Zoo staff say the animal’s symptoms are mild and are still investigating how he got infected

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 7 days ago

If the pandemic tells us how the world will deal with global warming, we're in big trouble

Can world powers learn lessons from this event and apply them to global warming?

Irish Times - Opinion - 7 days ago

COVID-19 explodes in San Diego with more than 1,200 cases in a day

Surge is driven mostly by Delta variant in unvaccinated people, county says

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 7 days ago

Europe's summer tourism outlook dimmed by coronavirus variants, rules

Chaos and confusion over travel rules and steps to contain coronavirus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s tourism industry.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

India adds 39,742 new COVID-19 cases, 535 deaths in 24 hrs; active caseload drops to 4.08 lakh

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.31 percent. It has been less than 3 percent for 34 consecutive days, the health ministry said, adding the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.24 percent

First Post - Health - 7 days ago

Spaniards put faith in COVID-19 vaccines even as cases surge

Spain is one of the inoculation leaders in the 27-nation European Union, but it's also a hotspot for new COVID-19 infections.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

For the first time in months, Israel sees over 11,000 active COVID cases

Out of 190 hospitalized patients, 97 in serious condition, with 17 connected to ventilators; infection rate stands at 1.79%; 6,459 Israelis have succumbed to virus-related complications since start of pandemic

YNET News - Science - 7 days ago

Here's why the Delta variant of coronavirus makes contact tracing so much harder

Delta is the most contagious of all variants known. The original Wuhan strain was overtaken by the more contagious D614G strain by March 2020, and that virus was responsible for the Victorian second wave.

First Post - Health - 7 days ago

Latest developments of Coronavirus around the world

More than 100,000 people take to the streets in Australia, France, Greece and Italy in protests against lockdowns

International The News - Health - 7 days ago

Anti-Covid restrictions protests held in many countries

Freedom, freedom, chanted demonstrators in France, carrying placards denouncing Macron, Tyrant, Big Pharma shackles freedom

International The News - World - 7 days ago

States are scaling back coronavirus reporting just as cases surge

Several states scaled back their coronavirus reporting just as cases across the country tripled with the Delta variant spreading quickly.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Protests across Italy against Covid certificates

The Green Pass is an extension of the EU´s digital Covid certificate

International The News - World - 7 days ago

Far-right activists and others march against French COVID-19 rules

Far-right activists and members of France’s yellow vest movement are holding protests against new coronavirus measures.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Why haven't you been vaccinated? With COVID-19 raging, people explain what took so long

Guillermo Cozar waited months to get his vaccine because, he reasoned, he'd already had COVID last fall and didn't think he would get sick again.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

The Tokyo Olympics could be a COVID-19 "super evolutionary event"

The Games could provide a place for variants to spread and return home with athletes.

Ars Technica - Science - 8 days ago

At a critical moment for Florida, let's take control of COVID this weekend and get vaccinated | Editorial

We're at a tipping point, Florida, a moment when we can take control of the COVID virus or have it once again take control of our lives. The Orlando Sentinel's plea for Floridians to choose this weekend to get a vaccine or become vaccine evangelists to help others make the right decision.

Orlando Sentinel - Opinion - 8 days ago

Thousands protest against coronavirus restrictions in Australia

The protests come as COVID-19 case numbers spike in the Australian state of New South Wales. Greater Sydney has been locked down for four weeks.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

COVID-19 vaccines for children by September, says AIIMS chief Guleria; here's a status check

Guleria said that there are a few vaccine candidates available that have been deemed safe for children. These include Pfizer, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Zydus Cadilla's ZyCoV-D shots.

First Post - Health - 8 days ago

Yes, your employer can mandate COVID vaccines | Commentary

AdventHealth is contemplating mandatory COVID vaccines for all health care workers. Some hospitals and nursing homes have already been doing so for months, just like they do with the flu.

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 8 days ago

Eight months of long Covid brought me to the brink

Morgan Stephens shares an in-depth look of what her life has been like with long-Covid and the ways in which US institutions are not yet prepared for the influx of chronically ill patients suffering from these prolonged symptoms.

CNN - Opinion - 8 days ago

Pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics open in low-key ceremony without fans

The stripped-down ceremony, simplified to reduce coronavirus risks, unfolded in front of fewer than 1,000 VIPs

International The News - Sports - 9 days ago

The hotel industry in Angola keeps growing even during the pandemic

VIDEO : Professionals from the hospitality and leisure sector in Angola have been working hard and developing the best quality stays and offers during the pandemic. Their goal? Health safety and optimal holidays.

Euronews - Business - 9 days ago

The pandemic pushed her to the limit. But this teacher carries on. -- Teaching has become a love-stress relationship for Leslie Stevenson, made only more difficult by the pandemic. Can she find a way to do what she feels called to do without burning out? Episode 5 of our podcast "Stronger."

Teaching has become a love-stress relationship for Leslie Stevenson, made only more difficult by the pandemic. Can she find a way to do what she feels called to do without burning out? Episode 5 of our podcast “Stronger.”

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 9 days ago

After being ravaged by the delta Covid variant, how is India doing now?

What's the pandemic picture like in India, where the delta variant first emerged?

CNBC - World - 9 days ago

"Don't You Work With Old People?": Many Elder-Care Workers Still Refuse to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Amid a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” more than 40% of the nation’s nursing home and long-term health care workers have yet to receive vaccinations.

ProPublica - Top Stories - 9 days ago

Leader receives 2nd dose of Iranian-made COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Jul. 23 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received the second dose of Iranian-made coronavirus vaccine "COV-Iran Barakat" on Fri. morning.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 9 days ago

Indonesia's raging pandemic offers fertile ground for variants

Experts keeping a close eye on developments as double-digit test positivity rate suggests outbreak out of control.

Aljazeera - Science - 9 days ago

US prosperity weakened by COVID-19, mass shootings, report finds

The pandemic, mass shootings, rising obesity and mental health issues eroded Americans’ quality of life, a report finds.

Aljazeera - Environment - 9 days ago

Man With COVID-19 Pretended to Be His Wife to Get Onto Flight, Cops Say

Indonesia, where the man is reportedly located, is a hotbed for COVID-19. Many of the most recent cases have been confirmed to be that of the deadly Delta variant.

Inside Edition - Health - 9 days ago

Big leagues balk at endorsing COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. pro teams are struggling to get their COVID-19 vaccination rates to 85%, a threshold considered high enough to curtail spread of the disease.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Misinformation is killing people. Here's the truth about COVID vaccines

Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is costing people their lives. We separate the myths from the reality.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Klobuchar takes aim at online COVID lies with Section 230 bill

Klobuchar’s bill would void liability protection for health-related internet content if the HHS secretary has declared a public health emergency.

Los Angeles Times - Technology - 9 days ago

Maryland reports more than 300 new COVID cases in a day for the first time since late May

Positive COVID cases are on the rise in Maryland. The state’s positivity rate continued to inch upward Thursday, reaching 1.73%.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 9 days ago

If you got the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, will you need another shot? Experts say not to worry yet.

Amid delta’s threat, climbing COVID cases and slowing vaccination rates, here’s what to know about new research on whether recipients of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine need a second dose.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 10 days ago

Israel's coronavirus cabinet okays return of Green Pass from next week

According to the outline, Israelis will have to present a certificate of vaccination or recovery at entrances to public events, including gyms and synagogues, with more than 100 people inside; UK, Cyprus, Georgia and Turkey added to list of high-risk countries

YNET News - Science - 10 days ago

Covid cases among people in 20s at highest-ever recorded level

Total of 1154.7 infections per 100,000 people recorded among those aged 20 to 29 between 12 and 18 July

Independent UK - Science - 10 days ago

New subscribers, live sports and advertising buoy Rogers revenue as COVID-19 restrictions ease -- Subscriber content

As company reports second quarter results, CEO says he’s ‘confident’ the company will be able to gain approval for proposed purchase of Shaw Communications

The Globe and Mail - Technology - 10 days ago

China rejects WHO's terms for further study of coronavirus origin

A Chinese health official says Beijing cannot accept the World Health Organization’s plan for the next phase of a study into the coronavirus' origin.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 10 days ago

Video 4 minutes 11 seconds - A Covid success story far from hospitals

Latgam Singpu and his team use rope bridges, school buses and incentives to reach remote villages

BBC News - Health - 10 days ago

Never Getting Sick Was Never Really The Point Of The COVID-19 Vaccines

Breakthrough coronavirus cases are disappointing