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Coronavirus

Share vaccines or face 'countless' Covid deaths, charities warn

Cuts to UK aid spending undermined Covid assistance, watchdog finds

Independent UK - Politics - 4 minutes ago

COVID in California: FDA authorizes mix and match boosters

The Food and Drug Administration’s endorsement of “mix and match” boosters, if it...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 6 minutes ago

Covid-19 in SA: 80 more die as 591 test positive - By Ntokozo Maphisa - 3h ago - Eighty more people have succumbed to the coronavirus in South Africa, the Department of Health said on Wednesday. This comes as 591 people in the country were confirmed to be newly infected with the virus.

Eighty more people have succumbed to the coronavirus in South Africa, the Department of Health said on Wednesday. This comes as 591 people in the country were confirmed to be newly infected with the virus.

Independent Online - Top Stories - 34 minutes ago

U.S. News -- FDA authorizes Moderna, J&J booster shots, 'mixing and matching' -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines and gave its approval for people to "mix and match" booster shots.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized boosters of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines and gave its approval for people to "mix and match" booster shots.

UPI - US News - 36 minutes ago

Biden rolls out COVID vaccine plan for kids -- As Americans await FDA approval for two COVID-19 booster shot options, President Biden is unveiling his plan to get kids ages 5 to 11 vaccinated. Dr. Taison Bell, medical ICU director at the University of Virginia, joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to break down the news.

As Americans await FDA approval for two COVID-19 booster shot options, President Biden is unveiling his plan to get kids ages 5 to 11 vaccinated. Dr. Taison Bell, medical ICU director at the University of Virginia, joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to break down the news.

CBS News - Science - 39 minutes ago

VA begins disciplinary process for employees refusing coronavirus vaccines

The VA was the first federal agency to mandate that its employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus. There are 420,000 employees at the agency, and most workers had until Oct. 8 to provide proof of vaccination to their local VA Occupational Health Office.

Stars and Stripes - Top Stories - 42 minutes ago

Audio - Emotional Sask. chief medical health officer pleads with public amid dire new COVID-19 modelling - Guy Quenneville - News - Canada - Saskatoon - | October 20 - |

"To see young lives lost to a vaccine-preventable disease — how can we accept this?" Dr. Saqib Shahab said Wednesday

CBC News - Top Stories - 42 minutes ago

Studies confirm COVID-19 vaccine's effectiveness in teens, even against Delta

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine greatly reduced the risk of coronavirus infection and COVID-19 in teens despite the Delta variant's rise.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 43 minutes ago

Cops fired over COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Washington state

The state of Washington fired more than 70 state officers this week after they refused to follow Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee's order requiring them to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Washington Times - US News - 52 minutes ago

THE LATEST -- U.S. greenlights mixed doses for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots -- - -- |

The World Health Organization says there was a seven per cent rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week — the only region in the world where reported cases increased.

CBC News - Top Stories - 58 minutes ago

US FDA clears Moderna, J&J Covid-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost

United States News -However, the FDA did not lower the age range for the shots.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - US News - 1 hour ago

United States - · - 9:50 PM UTC - U.S. FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson , and said Americans can choose a different shot than their original inoculation as a booster.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson , and said Americans can choose a different shot than their original inoculation as a booster.

Reuters - Health - 1 hour ago

U.S. FDA backs 'mix-and-match' COVID-19 vaccine strategy for booster shots

Decision paves the way for Americans to get the additional protection with the highly contagious Delta variant causing breakthrough infections

The Globe and Mail - Business - 1 hour ago

COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds hasn't been approved yet, but the U.S. already has a rollout plan -- World -- |

Kids age 5 to 11 will be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their doctors' offices, pharmacies and potentially even their schools, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot for younger children in a matter of weeks.

CBC News - World - 4 hours ago

FDA OKs mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an

Lancaster Online - Business - 1 hour ago

FDA Authorizes Moderna, Johnson and Johnson COVID Boosters and Mix-and-Match Vaccines

"Today's actions demonstrate our commitment to public health in proactively fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic," the FDA commissioner said.

Newsweek - US News - 1 hour ago

Czech COVID-19 cases soar to highest since April, prompting...

Prime Minister Andrej Babis has said restrictions could not wait for a new government.

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

Crimes against humanity: Senate report urges charging Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro over pandemic

Brazil’s leader has consistently downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, touted misinformation and unproven treatments while ignoring global health guidelines.

Sydney Morning Herald - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

US Authorizes 'Mix And Match' Covid Vaccine Boosters, Says Regulator

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday authorized using a so-called "mix and match" strategy for eligible people who require a booster shot of a Covid vaccine after their primary series.

NDTV - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

FDA OKs mixing COVID-19 vaccines; backs Moderna, Johnson & Johnson boosters

U.S. regulators are extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Los Angeles Times - World - 2 hours ago

Vaccines '90% effective' at preventing Covid deaths

A Scottish study suggests two vaccines are highly effective at preventing deaths from the Delta variant.

BBC News - Health - 2 hours ago

COVID cases and quarantines at Carroll County schools drop for third week

The number of COVID cases went from 173 last week to 134, including three staff members, this week. And the number of people who are quarantined as a close contact to someone testing positive for the virus went from 478 last week to 340 this week.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 2 hours ago

Liberals considering whether to extend expiring pandemic supports for businesses, individuals -- Peter Zimonjic -- Politics -- |

A number of the federal government’s pandemic supports for individuals and businesses are set to come to an end this week. Most of them can still be extended for the short term without introducing new legislation.

CBC News - Politics - 2 hours ago

Europe, Americas Lead Globe in New COVID Cases, 1B Vaccines Administered Worldwide: WHO

The World Health Organization said that with more than 580,000, the U.S. had the largest number of new cases.

Newsweek - Health - 2 hours ago

Children with mild Covid-19 may not develop antibodies; oral vaccine booster shows promise in monkey study -- By Reuters

Children who contract a mild case of Covid-19 may not develop antibodies to the virus afterwards, a study from Australia suggests.

Independent Online - World - 2 hours ago

Climate change needs to be tackled like COVID-19, says BlackRock boss

The chief executive of the world’s largest asset manager has outlined the strengths and weaknesses of relying on capitalism to solve global crises.

Sydney Morning Herald - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Maryland eyes COVID vaccines at school clinics as eligibility for children approaches

In anticipation of federal regulators soon authorizing vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, state and county health officials in Maryland are preparing to launch school-based vaccination clinics and specialty sites for this age group in addition to offering shots at existing clinics.

The Baltimore Sun - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- Children with mild COVID-19 may not develop antibodies; oral vaccine booster shows promise in monkey study -- 7:43 PM UTC

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review.

Reuters - Health - 3 hours ago

United States -- U.S. administers 410.2 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC -- 7:53 PM UTC

The United States has administered 410,189,737 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 496,915,265 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Reuters - US News - 3 hours ago

World News -- Report says Brazil's Bolsonaro should face charges for COVID-19 response -- A Brazilian report recommends that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with "crimes against humanity" for essentially letting COVID-19 sweep through the South American nation in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity.

A Brazilian report recommends that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with "crimes against humanity" for essentially letting COVID-19 sweep through the South American nation in a failed bid to achieve herd immunity.

UPI - World - 5 hours ago

Brazil senators drop call for Bolsonaro to face homicide, genocide charges over pandemic response

Brazilian senators investigating the handling of the country's COVID-19 outbreak have dropped a recommendation from their draft report that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with genocide and homicide, instead accusing him of "crimes against humanity."

CBC News - World - 3 hours ago

Video - Saskatchewan COVID-19 situation 'beyond dire,' says specialist - Province needs tough public health measures immediately to drive down transmission of the coronavirus and 'minimize any further death and suffering,' says infectious diseases specialist Dr. Alexander Wong. October 19

Province needs tough public health measures immediately to drive down transmission of the coronavirus and 'minimize any further death and suffering,' says infectious diseases specialist Dr. Alexander Wong.

CBC News - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Travis Tritt Cancels Tour Dates in Venues with COVID Safety Protocols

Travis Tritt called the decision a "sacrifice" in the name of "freedom" against venues with safety measures in place against a virus that has killed 700,000 Americans

People - Entertainment - 3 hours ago

Country musician Travis Tritt explains why he canceled shows over COVID-19 mandates

Country singer Travis Tritt told Tucker Carlson why he won't perform at venues that have unreasonable COVID-19 safety requirements.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 3 hours ago

Pandemic Fallout Could Slow US Online Holiday Spending Growth: Report

U.S. online holiday spending is expected to grow at its slowest pace in at least eight years, as ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Nearly 1,900 Washington State Employees Quit or Were Fired Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Nearly 1,900 Washington state workers were fired or quit over the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, officials said Tuesday. ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Health & Wellness - COVID-19 and pregnancy: Women regret not getting the vaccine - 1 day ago

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears of grat...

Toronto Star - Health - 3 hours ago

Morocco bars flights to and from the UK ahead of half-term holidays over concerns about rising Covid cases in Britain

The Moroccan government has suspended flights to and from the UK from midnight on Wednesday until further notice, over concerns about rising Covid cases in Britain, according to officials in Rabat.

Russia Today - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

TURKEY -- Turkey reports 29,760 new coronavirus cases, 214 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 29,760 in the past 24 hours, and 214 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on Oct. 20.

Hurriyet Daily News - World - 4 hours ago

Brazil senators drop call for Covid-19 homicide charges against Bolsonaro

Brazilian senators investigating the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic dropped a recommendation to charge President Jair Bolsonaro with homicide and genocide.

NBC News - World - 4 hours ago

Baltimore to use $80M in federal recovery money to battle COVID with vaccines, testing, contact tracing and telehealth

Baltimore officials announced they will direct $80 million in American Rescue Plan funding to the city’s health department for the fight against the coronavirus — the city’s first allocation from the more than $640 million it received from the federal recovery package.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 4 hours ago

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Washington State head football coach Nick Rolovich and four assistant coaches were fired Monday after refusing to receive state-mandated COVID-19 vaccinations, the school announced.

UPI - Sports - 4 hours ago

NHL suspends Sharks' Evander Kane for fake vaccine card -- The NHL suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for an "established violation" of COVID-19 protocol, the league announced.

The NHL suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for an "established violation" of COVID-19 protocol, the league announced.

UPI - Sports - 4 hours ago

Chicago Bears put pass rusher Robert Quinn on COVID-19 list -- The Chicago Bears placed veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, the team announced.

The Chicago Bears placed veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, the team announced.

UPI - Sports - 4 hours ago

Javid warns restrictions could return if public doesn't 'do our bit' | COVID latest

Coronavirus latest as UK reports 49,139 new cases and 179 deaths; Boris Johnson is warned there is "overwhelming evidence" Plan B restrictions such as masks and social distancing should be imposed; Sajid Javid to hold Downing Street news conference from 5pm.

Sky News - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Conservatives say they're against decision to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for MPs

The federal Conservatives—the only caucus yet to confirm how many of its MPs remain unvaccinated—have come out in opposition to the new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy announced by the House of Commons. The decision taken by a cross-party committee of MPs that means that as of Nov. 22, anyone entering the House of Commons precinct will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

CTV News - Politics - 4 hours ago

UK government rejects mandatory mask-wearing despite soaring Covid cases

Health secretary warns if enough people do not take up booster vaccinations and modify their behaviour restrictions could return

Irish Times - World - 4 hours ago

The Irish Times view on Covid-19 in the UK: stumbling into another crisis

The longer Boris Johnson’s delays introducing basic mitigation measures, the more likely it is that the UK will be forced to adopt wider restrictions

Irish Times - Opinion - 4 hours ago

UK told: Get Covid jab or restrictions more likely

Additional measures are not needed in England at this point, the health secretary says.

BBC News - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Fire chief who ignored COVID order deserved punishment | Letters

Other letter-writers discuss Ron DeSantis' health policies, Sen. Joe Manchin and Colin Powell's moderation.

Orlando Sentinel - Opinion - 4 hours ago

Annapolis mayoral candidates debate public safety, climate change, pandemic response

It could be the last time incumbent Democratic Mayor Gavin Buckley and Republican challenger Steven Strawn share a stage before the Nov. 2 general election. They answered a range of audience-generated questions in the one-hour hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Anne Arundel County Branch of the NAACP.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 5 hours ago

Brazilian Senate committee drops homicide accusation against Bolsonaro, recommends indicting president for 10 crimes over pandemic

Brazilian senators have presented their "final" report on the alleged crimes of President Jair Bolsonaro over his government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The list of recommended charges includes "crimes against humanity."

Russia Today - World - 5 hours ago

United States -- U.S. readies plan to vaccinate kids ages 5-11 against COVID-19 -- 6:08 PM UTC

The Biden administration on Wednesday outlined its plan to vaccinate millions of kids ages 5 to 11 as soon as the COVID-19 shot is approved for younger children, readying doses and preparing locations ahead of the busy holiday season.

Reuters - Health - 5 hours ago

Defiant Bolsonaro Denies Brazil Senate Committee's Pandemic Charges

Defiant Bolsonaro denies Brazil senate committee's pandemic charges

International Business Times - World - 5 hours ago

Brazil senators drop call for COVID-19 homicide charge against...

The draft report still needs to be voted on by the Senate commission and could be vetoed and altered.

Peninsula Qatar - World - 5 hours ago

Lockdowns, record COVID-19 deaths hit Russia, Eastern Europe as...

This week Latvia imposed a month-long lockdown becoming the first EU country to shut down again since the bloc began reopening this year as vaccines became widely available.

Peninsula Qatar - World - 5 hours ago

New curfew 'unlikely' in the Netherlands despite sharp rise in Covid cases

The country’s hospitals and intensive care wards are once again under pressure

Irish Times - World - 5 hours ago

Bank overdraft fees hit record highs during pandemic -- Survey finds banks increased average fees above $35 in some cities, as Americans struggled financially amid COVID-19.

Survey finds banks increased average fees above $35 in some cities, as Americans struggled financially amid COVID-19.

CBS News - Business - 6 hours ago

As child care facilities struggle, states implement relief measures to avert disaster -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government authorized more than $50 billion in temporary emergency funding for states to assist struggling childcare facilities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government authorized more than $50 billion in temporary emergency funding for states to assist struggling childcare facilities.

CBS News - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Russia orders non-working week after record COVID deaths

President Putin urges Russians to get jabbed, saying he is surprised to see widespread vaccine hesitancy in the country.

Aljazeera - World - 6 hours ago

UK records more than 40,000 COVID cases for eighth day running - as total number of deaths surpasses 139,000

It is the highest new infections figure since 17 July, when there were more than 50,000 daily cases of the virus.

Sky News - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

'We can't blow it now': COVID cases could hit 100,000 a day - but England won't move to Plan B yet

The health secretary issued a fresh plea for people to come forward for their COVID-19 vaccinations and booster jabs, if they are eligible.

Sky News - Politics - 6 hours ago

Brazil senate committee recommends 10 pandemic charges against Bolsonaro

BRASILIA: A Brazilian senate committee on Wednesday (Oct 20) recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face at least 10 charges, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published in local media. Following six months of hearings, with em

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 hours ago

White House details plans to vaccinate 28 million children ages 5-11 -- Children will soon be able to get a COVID-19​ vaccine​ at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.

Children will soon be able to get a COVID-19​ vaccine​ at their pediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.

CBS News - Politics - 7 hours ago

Pentagon spells out penalties for civilian employees who refuse the coronavirus vaccine

Defense Department civilian employees who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus after Nov. 22 without a pending or approved exemption request will be fired. New employees must be fully vaccinated by their start date for work or Nov. 22, “whichever is later,” according to the memo.

Stars and Stripes - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

US outlines plans for vaccinating children against COVID-19

The White House initiative comes as New York City became the latest jurisdiction to mandate vaccines for employees.

Aljazeera - US News - 7 hours ago

UK strikes deals for two antiviral drugs to help combat COVID surge this winter

The government's antivirals taskforce has struck deals for two new coronavirus treatments, which - if they are approved by the UK's medicines regulator - are expected to be given to those most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Sky News - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

White House unveils plans to roll out coronavirus vaccines for children ages 5-11

White House officials said they have secured enough doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the country's 28 million children in that age group.

Stars and Stripes - US News - 7 hours ago

Putin keeps Russian workers home for a week as COVID deaths soar

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the country’s workers to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising coronavirus infection and death numbers.

Fox News - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Judge won't toss out school boards' challenge to COVID-19 mask rule

An administrative law judge Wednesday rejected a request by the Florida Department of Health to dismiss a challenge by six school boards to a rule that seeks to prevent student mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 7 hours ago

Queen Elizabeth's Northern Ireland trip cancellation is not Covid related

Queen Elizabeth was to leave for a two-day visit to Northern Ireland

International The News - Entertainment - 7 hours ago

Europe -- Lockdowns, record COVID-19 deaths hit Russia, Eastern Europe as region spurns vaccines -- 3:11 PM UTC

Russia will shut workplaces for a week, Latvia went back into lockdown for a month and Romanian funeral homes are running out of coffins, as vaccine-sceptic countries across ex-communist Eastern Europe face record-setting disease and deaths.

Reuters - Health - 7 hours ago

Brazil Senate report urges criminal charges against Bolsonaro over pandemic response

A report by Brazil's Senate says President Jair Bolsonaro should be held criminally responsible for the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 hours ago

UK reports almost 50,000 new COVID cases, 179 deaths

LONDON – Britain reported 49,139 new

Euronews - World - 8 hours ago

CDC study: Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective against COVID-19 hospitalization in youths

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is 93% effective against COVID-19 hospitalization in youth, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

Fox News - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

White House defends child COVID-19 vaccination plan before approval after booster shot flap

The White House is preparing to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 despite the shots not being approved for the demographic.

Washington Examiner - Politics - 8 hours ago

U.S. News -- All NYC municipal workers must get COVID-19 vaccine by month's end, mayor says -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that all city workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 -- and they must have at least the first dose by the end of the month, or be removed from their jobs.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that all city workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 -- and they must have at least the first dose by the end of the month, or be removed from their jobs.

UPI - US News - 8 hours ago

Health News -- Poll: U.S. parents worried kids fell behind in school during pandemic -- It is a fear that millions of parents have been harboring since the pandemic began: Will their children fall behind in school due to disruptions caused by lockdowns, closings and social distancing?

It is a fear that millions of parents have been harboring since the pandemic began: Will their children fall behind in school due to disruptions caused by lockdowns, closings and social distancing?

UPI - Health - 8 hours ago

Children as young as five to get COVID jab within weeks, White House announces

Approval expected within weeks will allow young people to receive shots at their paediatrician's office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.

Sky News - World - 8 hours ago

Union Pacific Sued by Unions Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Union Pacific and rail union members are suing each other in court over how the company should implement ...

Epoch Times - Business - 8 hours ago

DeSantis' press secretary won't share if governor will get COVID-19 vaccine booster

Gov. Ron DeSantis is not saying whether he will get a booster shot for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine he received in the spring.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 8 hours ago

WH touts plan to get kids ages 5 to 11 vaccinated for COVID-19

The Biden administration said Wednesday it will be ready to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 once the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Preve

Washington Times - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Pandemic fallout could slow U.S. online holiday spending growth: report

By Uday Sampath Kumar and Deborah Mary Sophia (Reuters) - U.S. online holiday spending is expected to grow at its slowest pace in at least eight years, as product shortages, higher prices and

One America News Network - Business - 9 hours ago

Morocco bans UK flights due to Covid cases rising

Several airlines have been told by the Moroccan government that flights will be suspended.

BBC News - Health - 9 hours ago

President Putin approves week-long Russian workplace shutdown as Covid-19 surges

Europe News -Infection rates have soared in recent weeks amid a stalled vaccination programme.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 9 hours ago

'Arrival of Delta subvariant in Israel could signal start of 5th COVID wave'

Senior immunotherapy specialist Prof. Cyrille Cohen tells Ynet the AY.4.2 variant already makes up over 10% of all cases in Britain, which should raise a red flag for Israeli authorities

YNET News - Science - 9 hours ago

White House announces plans to vaccinate 28 million kids ages 5 to 11 against COVID

The federal plan includes distributing smaller needles and kiddie-sized doses of the Pfizer vaccine to pediatricians’ offices, drug stores and even schools from coast to coast.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Putin tells Russian workers to stay home as COVID-19 deaths soar

Authorities announced on Wednesday that 1,028 people had died from COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours.

Euronews - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

The U.S. States Where Covid Vaccine Mandates Are Banned and Allowed

Some states have embraced vaccine requirements for customers and employees alike. Others are pushing back, going so far as to legislate against them.

Newsweek - Technology - 9 hours ago

Baltimore-area working women support one another, find new passions during COVID pandemic

The pandemic laid bare the untold burdens women face, particularly the difficult balance of work and child care. Over the last year and a half, many women in the Baltimore area have mastered the art of pivoting after being forced to reexamine their working lives.

The Baltimore Sun - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

What time is the Covid press conference today?

England Covid cases surge in South West, lockdown ruled out this winter

Independent UK - Politics - 10 hours ago

Putin tells workers to stay home for a week amid record Covid deaths

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday backed the Cabinet’s proposal to declare a non-working week.

NBC News - World - 10 hours ago

White House rolls out plan to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11 against Covid

An FDA advisory committee is expected to meet next week to discuss Pfizer and BioNTech's request to authorize their vaccine for children in that age range.

NBC News - Politics - 10 hours ago

Analysis - How a global semiconductor shortage caused by COVID-19 has brought Canada's car industry to a halt — again - Pete Evans - Business - | October 20 - |

A shortage of computer chips produced overseas is having a lasting impact in Canada, not only on consumers looking to buy a new car, but also on the people who make them.

CBC News - Business - 10 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter the House of Commons, Speaker says -- Subscriber content

Anthony Rota, the Speaker, announced a plan to have all standing members of Parliament, as well as anyone else wanting to enter the Commons to be vaccinated

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 10 hours ago

Russia bringing back COVID shutdown amid record daily deaths -- While vaccines are readily available, uptake has remained stubbornly low amid widespread mistrust. Now the Kremlin is ordering all businesses to close in a bid to gain control.

While vaccines are readily available, uptake has remained stubbornly low amid widespread mistrust. Now the Kremlin is ordering all businesses to close in a bid to gain control.

CBS News - World - 10 hours ago

Illinois hospital systems losing hundreds of workers because of COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Individual hospital systems set stricter rules than Gov. J.B. Pritzker

Chicago Tribune - Business - 11 hours ago

Health News -- CDC: Pfizer vaccine 93% effective at preventing COVID-19 hospitalization in teens -- The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 93% effective at preventing hospitalization due to severe illness from COVID-19 among teens ages 12 to 18, data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.

The two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 93% effective at preventing hospitalization due to severe illness from COVID-19 among teens ages 12 to 18, data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say.

UPI - Health - 11 hours ago

Brazil's Bolsonaro should be charged with homicide for Covid errors: Senate report

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro should be charged with homicide for alleged errors around the Covid-19 pandemic that cost thousands of lives, a Senate report found.

NBC News - World - 11 hours ago

General Electric mandates COVID-19 vaccines for U.S. workers

General Electric Co has asked its U.S.-based workers to get COVID-19 shots or seek a medical or religious accommodation by Dec. 8 in order to comply with U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order.

CTV News - Business - 11 hours ago

Sajid Javid to give Covid press conference today as cases surge

Health secretary expected to urge Britons to take up booster jabs as cases soar

Independent UK - Politics - 12 hours ago

Brazil's president should face homicide charges over 95,000 COVID-19 deaths, draft report finds

With more than 600,000 deaths, only the US has lost more people to coronavirus than Brazil and the president has been widely criticised for his handling of the pandemic.

Sky News - World - 12 hours ago

New York to order all city employees to get Covid vaccine

Municipal workers in NYC will be the latest in the US to meet Covid vaccination requirements

Independent UK - US News - 12 hours ago

Stephen Colbert Spots Florida's Nuttiest School Coronavirus Vaccine Policy

The Miami school has it all backward, the "Late Show" host said.

Huffington Post - Entertainment - 12 hours ago

Tougher COVID-19 restrictions needed, says UK health lobby

LONDON: Britain's hospitals are close to being overwhelmed by a new wave of COVID-19 infections so tougher restrictions are needed, the health service's lobby group said on Wednesday (Oct 20), but the government said now was not the time for a new lockdown. Britain has the eighth biggest death toll globall

Channel NewsAsia - World - 12 hours ago

House prices soar as London bounces back from pandemic-fuelled exodus

The average British property increased in value by £25,000 in a year, boosted by stamp duty savings

Telegraph UK - Top Stories - 13 hours ago

Feds just put 3 GOP-led states on notice over COVID rule noncompliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said Tuesday that Arizona, Utah, and South Carolina could lose their state-based authority to oversee workplace safety due to their unwillingness to adopt certain COVID-19 rules relating to health care workers.

Fox News - Business - 13 hours ago

Should I Get An Antibody Test To See If My COVID Vaccine Is Still Working?

If you're questioning your immunity from your COVID shot or if you want to know your status before getting a booster, read this first.

Huffington Post - Health - 13 hours ago

US military in South Korea places central Seoul off-limits due to rising COVID-19 cases

Individuals who live in so-called red districts may conduct routine business but should minimize their activities to avoid contracting or spreading the virus, USFK said.

Stars and Stripes - Top Stories - 13 hours ago

Ministers are banking on boosters to avoid a shift to COVID 'Plan B'

Downing Street says there is no need for new restrictions, but there is concern at the top of government that the vaccine shield may be cracking. One source says the plan is to "collectively throw everything" at improving the booster jab roll-out.

Sky News - Politics - 13 hours ago

Roche lifts 2021 outlook as Delta variant spurs COVID-19 test demand

Swiss drugmaker Roche raised its 2021 sales forecast after posting an 8% rise in nine-month revenues, powered by demand for COVID-19 tests and strength in the overall business due to newly launched diagnostics platforms and medicines

Peninsula Qatar - Business - 13 hours ago

Slovakia's daily COVID-19 cases hit new peak since early March

PRAGUE: Slovakia reported 3,480 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 19, its highest daily tally since March 9, health ministry data showed on Wednesday (Oct 20). Slovakia has one of the lower vaccination rates in the European Union, with just over half the adult population fully inoculated in the country of 5.5

Channel NewsAsia - World - 14 hours ago

China's new home prices stall for first time since COVID-19 -- 8:54 AM UTC

China's new home prices stalled for the first time since February 2020 in September, as the chill in the property market intensified amid tightening credit due to an ongoing crackdown on speculative investment.

Reuters - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

Report to urge criminal charges for Bolsonaro over handling of Brazil's Covid pandemic

The decision on whether to pursue charges would come from the prosecutor-general, who was appointed by the president.

NBC News - World - 14 hours ago

Ottawa sending more help to N.W.T. to deal with COVID-19 surge

Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says Ottawa has approved a request from the N.W.T. to provide "surge capacity support" for infection prevention and control, contact tracing and testing.

CBC News - Politics - 15 hours ago

Parliament imposes mandatory vaccination rule on most MPs -- Most members of Parliament — and anyone else entering the House of Commons — will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when Parliament returns on Nov. 22. -- Politics -- |

Most members of Parliament — and anyone else entering the House of Commons — will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when Parliament returns on Nov. 22.

CBC News - Politics - 15 hours ago

Government rules out Covid curbs despite NHS call for 'Plan B'

Lockdown talk ‘completely unhelpful’, says cabinet minister who insists current approach ‘working’

Independent UK - Politics - 15 hours ago

Bolsonaro should face charges over pandemic - report

Brazil's president should be charged with crimes against humanity, a Senate-led inquiry says.

BBC News - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

Delta Plus sub-variant won't change Covid-19 picture in UK, says Oxford vaccine chief

Europe News -The sub-variant has not been labelled as "under investigation" or a "variant of concern".. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 15 hours ago

LETTERS -- Oct. 20: 'What does this say about us if wanting to travel for leisure, fly around and meet clients or have dinner out are primary motivators?' Why vaccine converts changed their minds about the COVID-19 shot, plus other letters to the editor

In today’s letters to the editor: vaccine converts; Justin Trudeau; the cost of health care; fossil fuels and climate change; pandemic restrictions, or lack thereof; the Leafs; three men and a woman

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 15 hours ago

US schools begin to lift mask mandates as Covid transmission...

Many of the schools that made a change still recommend the coverings even though they’re now optional.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 16 hours ago

Cabinet minister rules out another lockdown as PM is urged to enforce 'Plan B' COVID restrictions

NHS Confederation chief executive Matthew Taylor has urged the government to bring back certain measures, including mandatory face coverings in public places.

Sky News - Politics - 16 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccine can provide some immunity against all types of coronaviruses finds study

a universal Sarbecovirus vaccine can be made for SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2 and other SARS-related coronaviruses, and a universal Embecovirus for HCoV-OC43 and HKU1 that cause common colds.

First Post - Health - 16 hours ago

Planned exit from last Covid restrictions too good to be true

Inside Politics: Vaccination certs, social distancing and masks to stay amid confusion over rules for nightclubs and late hospitality

Irish Times - Politics - 17 hours ago

Eggdrop sees record revenue growth during COVID-19 pandemic

Eggdrop sees record revenue growth during COVID-19 pandemic

Korea Times - Technology - 17 hours ago

Report to urge charges against Brazil's leader over pandemic

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilians will turn their focus on Wednesday to the Senate, where a report six months in the making will recommend President Jair Bolsonaro be indicted on criminal charges …

Bay to Bay News - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

New Zealand reports record number of daily Covid-19 cases as Delta variant spreads -- By Reuters -- Oct 19, 2021

New Zealand recorded on Tuesday the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic began last year, as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads in its biggest city Auckland.

Independent Online - World - 18 hours ago

Fox News Anchor Neil Cavuto Urges Vaccinations After Testing Positive For COVID-19

The Fox News anchor, who has MS, said: “Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation.”

Huffington Post - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

Fox's Neil Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19

In a statement released by Fox News Media, Cavuto--who has previously opened up about his health battles, including his bought with multiple sclerosis--attributed the vaccine to his relatively good health despite the diagnosis.

New York Daily News - US News - 19 hours ago

New Zealand's daily COVID-19 cases fall, some classrooms to reopen

Daily COVID-19 cases in New Zealand fell on Wednesday (Oct 20) after a record jump the day before, with most infections still in Auckland as the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to affect the country's biggest city. Authorities reported 60 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, of which 56 were in A

Channel NewsAsia - World - 20 hours ago

FDA expected to allow 'mix and match' for Covid-19 vaccine boosters

Two sources confirmed reporting that the federal agency plans to allow using a different vaccine type from the one used in initial doses.

NBC News - Top Stories - 20 hours ago

Pregnancy changes immune response to Covid-19 shot, study says

United States News -Immune responses to a single dose of vaccine were weaker than in a group of non-pregnant women.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 21 hours ago

Editorial -- Covid spike reminds us how badly we need health reform

So, we will probably pause the promised lifting of Covid-19 restrictions this week – but we are less likely to backtrack and reimpose previous tougher restrictions. The last 10 days have brought us a 40pc increase in the number of virus cases and on Saturday we had 2,180 new cases – the highest daily number since the dark days of last January.

Independent.ie - Opinion - 21 hours ago

How would Plan B tackle rising coronavirus cases - and when could it come into force?

Plan A is largely a continuation of the status quo - vaccinating as many eligible people as possible, rolling out boosters and keeping society open - but Plan B involves the return of some restrictions.

Sky News - Top Stories - 21 hours ago

San Francisco In-N-Out temporarily closed over city's proof of COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The restaurant posted signs about vaccine requirements, but city officials said employees should demand proof of vaccination from customers, the company said.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 22 hours ago

A ghost from the 1970s haunts the post-pandemic future

The prospect of stagflation, which plagued the world in the 1970s, is starting to be seriously debated by economists and policymakers.

Sydney Morning Herald - Business - 22 hours ago

Joy-Tendai Kangere -- History shows us we can turn adversity into something beautiful after Covid

Global events, from natural disasters, politics and economic catastrophes founded in an array of actions and emotions, can change lives. In recent times, it has been the global outbreak of Covid-19, lockdowns and the stark revelation of how inequitable the world that we live in really is. How we all have coped and are now trying to move on will be a great reflection to future generations.

Independent.ie - Opinion - 23 hours ago

Former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell dies of complications from COVID-19 -- World

Colin Powell, a former U.S. secretary of state and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, died of complications from COVID-19 on Monday, according to his Facebook page. He was 84.

CBC News - World - 23 hours ago

Politics -- Heather Scoffield: CRB? Wage subsidy? Which of your pandemic benefits will Ottawa get rid of?

The Liberals feel the economy is on a more stable path to recovery, and it’s time to start reining in supports, Heather Scoffield writes.

Toronto Star - Opinion - 1 day ago

Hochul unveils revamped NY state COVID data site, signs transparency bills into law

The portal went live Tuesday, offering streamlined information from the state including COVID-19 school report cards, nursing home and daycare facility fatalities, vaccine completion by county, hospitalization by gender and zip codes, and information on hospitalizations and beds.

New York Daily News - Politics - 1 day ago

How to beat the post-COVID rush and stay at Texas state...

If you’re anything like me, you love nature — as long as you don’t have to sleep in...

Houston Chronicle - Entertainment - 1 day ago

The other vaccine issue: Routine childhood shots post 'alarming' decline during pandemic

“There is a segment of our population that is becoming very anti-vaccine,” said Dr. Lisa Gwynn, president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. “It’s a whole new era for us as pediatricians.”

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 1 day ago

U.S. Homeland Security secretary tests positive for COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security says Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating at home.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 1 day ago

Good morning: New Seaford mural honors pandemic heroes, Hispanic culture

SEAFORD — A work of art some label as truly amazing now radiates as a mural on a building bordering Pearl Street.

Bay to Bay News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Health & Wellness -- South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manu...

Toronto Star - Health - 1 day ago

Brazilian senators want Bolsonaro charged with mass homicide over pandemic disaster: report

It remains unlikely that Bolsonaro will be charged, because the attorney general is one of his supporters.

New York Daily News - World - 1 day ago

US workers face layoffs as US Covid-19 vaccine mandates kick in

School leaders said the mandate was aimed at ensuring the safety of its faculty and staff.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 1 day ago

Op-ed: Is 'Shang-Chi,' now the pandemic era's biggest film hit, merely stereotyped cliches?

It seems that the producers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are committed to “marking” films featuring nonwhite protagonists.

Chicago Tribune - Opinion - 1 day ago

What Colin Powell's death tells us — and doesn't — about COVID-19 and vaccines

Experts say his death should not be interpreted as a failure of COVID-19 vaccines in the broader population.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 1 day ago

Pro-QAnon NYC Council candidate boasts about violating COVID vaccine mandate at event with Rep. Zeldin

The fundraiser was hosted by the New York Young Republican Club in Long Island City to raise cash for a veterans group.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Teachers unions spin alternative facts over pandemic school closures

Class is now in session across the country. It's a breath of fresh air after more than a year of students and parents struggling through remote learning.

Washington Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

Delaying Parliament's return until Nov. 22 will affect COVID-19 benefits: NDP -- Politics -- |

Peter Julian, the NDP's leader in the House of Commons, has written to the government complaining about its decision to delay the return of Parliament.

CBC News - Politics - 1 day ago

Pfizer asks Health Canada to approve COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5 to 11 years old -- Health -- |

If Health Canada gives the green light, providers will be able to start offering the COVID-19 shot to kids under 12, though new child-sized doses might need to be procured.

CBC News - Politics - 1 day ago

CNN's John King reveals he has multiple sclerosis, highlighting importance of COVID vaccination

"I am immunocompromised. I have multiple sclerosis. So I am grateful you are all vaccinated. I am grateful my employer says all of these amazing people who work on the floor, who came in here in the last 18 months when we are doing this, are vaccinated now that we have vaccines."

New York Daily News - US News - 1 day ago

Orcon offers free broadband for pandemic-hit firms

Phone and broadband bills are among the few to be falling, industry group says.

NZ Herald - Technology - 1 day ago

Front-line health care worker shortage due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, burnout

Hospital staffing shortages due to COVID-19 vaccination disputes have continued across the U.S. this month, leaving patients untreated amid surges of the virus' delta variant.

Fox News - Health - 1 day ago

Michigan reports its first case of COVID-19 in a cat

An Ingham County cat is the first domestic pet with a confirmed COVID-19 infection in Michigan, the state announced Tuesday. The domestic shorthair cat was...

Detroit Metro Times - US News - 1 day ago

The Irish Times view on Covid-19 restrictions: a reopening fraught with risk

The Government’s latest plan combines minimalist delays with new tools that should have been introduced before now

Irish Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Call it a weakly testing option: COVID vaccine mandates with a weekly testing option don't do enough to stop the virus

Would you buy life insurance that pays only if your death occurs in April through December but not in January through March? Would you agree to a monthly contraceptive injection that lets you get pregnant during the second and third weeks of each month? Of course not.

New York Daily News - Opinion - 1 day ago

Romania in eye of COVID storm with record infections and deaths

Romania is facing a surge in infections amid alarmingly low vaccination uptake.

Euronews - World - 1 day ago

Covid-19: 2,399 new cases reported by Nphet, the highest figure since January

Tony Holohan says he cannot rule out reintroduction of restrictions in the future

Irish Times - Health - 1 day ago

COVID cases are rising fast - but who's getting infected at the moment?

Scientists say there could be a "perfect storm" this winter as COVID-19 cases rise just as immunity levels start to wane for the elderly and clinically vulnerable.

Sky News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

US expected to authorize mix and match COVID booster shots

The move will come after the U.S. said it would recognize mixing and matching of vaccines administered overseas

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 1 day ago

Inhofe demands Pentagon halt COVID vaccine mandate for troops

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is demanding the Defense Department abandon its mandate that all troop and civilian personnel get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Washington Times - World - 1 day ago

COVID vaccines for kids 5-11 up for preorder Wednesday ahead of FDA review

States will have 3 preorder windows in anticipation of a rollout in early Nov.

Ars Technica - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Walmart donated to Texas Gov. Abbott as he fought Biden Covid vaccine mandate

Gov. Abbott's reelection campaign saw a contribution from Walmart after he signed two bills that restricted abortion and voting access.

CNBC - Politics - 1 day ago

Some Pressing Britain to Reinstate COVID Restrictions as Cases Surpass 49,000 in One Day

Critics and scientists have decried Britain's transition back to behavior that may have been safe before the pandemic, but now leaves people at risk.

Newsweek - Health - 1 day ago

U.S. expected to authorize mix-and-match COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection again

The Columbian - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Russian Officials to Ask Putin to Suspend Work for a Week as New COVID Cases Surpass 33K

More than 1,000 coronavirus deaths were reported by the Russian government task force over 24 hours, the highest since the onset of the pandemic.

Newsweek - Health - 1 day ago

Pritzker pushes COVID booster shots for eligible residents

The governor also expressed hope to remove some coronavirus mitigations, like the indoor mask mandate, "as we approach the holidays."

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 1 day ago

Risk for pregnancy complications higher during COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

A pregnant person's risk for complications, such as gestational diabetes, gestational high blood pressure, poor fetal growth and preeclampsia, increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study shows.

UPI - Health - 1 day ago

Zac Brown talks new album and recovering from Covid-19

Zac Brown's new album is aptly called, "The Comeback."

CNN - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Decline in COVID cases slows as Washington hospitals sort through vaccination deadline

The state’s COVID-19 vaccination deadline for thousands of employees arrives at the end of Monday, pushing health care facilities throughout Washington to scramble to sort through remaining compliance

The Columbian - Health - 1 day ago

Rising cost of living, burden of COVID-19 forcing Canadians further into debt: survey

A new survey suggests that the rising cost of living and the added burden of COVID-19 are forcing Canadians further into debt.

CTV News - Business - 1 day ago

Nphet warns Covid-19 restrictions may be reintroduced if situation deteriorates

Five key takeaways from what health officials told Government in latest letter

Irish Times - Politics - 1 day ago

Colin Powell's Death the Latest Sign of the COVID Scam

Commentary Colin Powell, a good man and a great American, has died. He had been suffering for years ...

Epoch Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

Qatar reports 62 community Covid-19 cases on Oct 19

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 83 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 77 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 236,575

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 1 day ago

US first black secretary of state, Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications -- By AFP -- Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell, a US war hero and the first Black secretary of state who saw his legacy tarnished when he made the case for war in Iraq in 2003, has died from complications from Covid-19. He was 84.

Independent Online - World - 1 day ago

Breakthrough Cases Like Colin Powell's Make Up Under 1 Percent of COVID Deaths

The death of the former secretary of state, who was vaccinated and being treated for cancer, illustrates the need for booster shots, expert says.

Newsweek - Technology - 1 day ago

Confronted with losing their jobs, 99% of LAUSD teachers meet COVID-19 vaccine requirements

In some schools, teachers and other workers suddenly disappear, leaving voids, but there are no massive disruptions after vaccination deadline.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

US college football coach Rolovich fired for refusing COVID jab

Washington State University fired prominent coach Nick Rolovich for defying vaccine mandate for all state employees.

Aljazeera - Sports - 1 day ago

Is a third COVID-19 shot the charm? -- André Picard

Countries like Israel and the U.S. are promoting third shots. But is there evidence that it is necessary? And is it ethical to give boosters when much of the global population has not received a single shot?

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 1 day ago

New Delta Covid mutant under close watch in UK

Scientists are studying it to better understand how much of a threat it may pose.

BBC News - Health - 1 day ago

How to Be Prepared for the Next Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic was unavoidable, but did it need to be as bad as it was?

Newsweek - Opinion - 1 day ago

Johnson's government under pressure as COVID cases continue to rise

The UK is is struggling with one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in Europe, despite the early success of its vaccination campaign.

Euronews - World - 1 day ago

Oxford scientists working on new Covid vaccine to target Delta variant

Exclusive: Early work has begun on updating original Covid vaccine, with experts saying a Delta-focused vaccine could help bring widespread transmission in the UK ‘to an end’

Independent UK - Science - 1 day ago

The UK has one of the highest Covid rates in the world right now: Here's why

The U.K.'s speedy vaccination rollout was widely praised, but now the country is seeing almost 50,000 new Covid cases a day.

CNBC - World - 1 day ago

Setting The Record Straight On Trump's COVID Response

Someone will someday write the full and fair history of Operation Warp Speed, and I am convinced that history will be kind.

Newsweek - Opinion - 1 day ago

Montgomery County's reported 99.9% COVID vaccination rate highlights continuing disparities in Maryland, experts say

Much attention has been paid to the racial and ethnic disparities that have guided much of the public health crisis’s impact. But geographic ones exist, too, even in relatively highly vaccinated states like Maryland.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 1 day ago

New Zealand's daily COVID-19 cases hit record high

Around two-thirds of the eligible population have now been fully inoculated

International The News - World - 1 day ago

Latvia announces four weeks of lockdown as COVID-19 cases spike

Latvia announced a COVID-19 lockdown from 21 October until 15 November to try to slow a spike in infections in one of the least vaccinated European Union countries.

Euractiv - Health - 1 day ago

NHL star suspended for submitting fake Covid vaccine card

‘I made a mistake, one I sincerely regret and take responsibility for,’ Evander Kane says

Independent UK - Sports - 1 day ago

Sutton scraps isolation, COVID testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors from NSW

Unvaccinated Victorians will not be privy to the freedoms enjoyed by vaccinated people until well into next year, including likely exclusion from the Australian F1 Grand Prix.

Sydney Morning Herald - Health - 1 day ago

Covid-19: Could staying at level 4 have quashed this outbreak?

Modelling delivered a month ago reveals scientists correctly picked a level 3 case climb.

NZ Herald - Technology - 1 day ago

Stockland town centres cop hefty COVID hit

A quarter of retail tenants in the $11 billion property developer’s town centres are struggling to pay their rent as state lockdowns extract a heavy toll.

Sydney Morning Herald - Business - 1 day ago

New Zealand Covid cases hit record despite vaccination push

Health authorities announced 94 new virus cases, exceeding the previous daily record of 89 set in April last year during the first wave

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Daily record 94 Covid cases - PM blames level 3 rule-breakers

PM says people failing to follow level 3 rules feature in today's record case number.

NZ Herald - Politics - 1 day ago

He won at the Baltimore Running Festival. But it's his day job, researching COVID treatments, that's the marathon.

Jeremy Ardanuy won the Baltimore marathon, and uses some of the same strengths in his day job looking for therapies and vaccines for COVID-19.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 1 day ago

Parents in California protest student COVID-19 vaccine mandate, keep kids home

On Monday, some parents kept their children home from school to protest the pending statewide student vaccination mandate.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 day ago

US prof keen to work with S'pore on app that warns users before they are exposed to Covid-19

Tech News News -Professor Loh Po-Shen has developed an app which acts as an early warning system by tracing a user's network of regular contacts ahead of time.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Technology - 1 day ago

Washington State fires football coach Nick Rolovich for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status.

Chicago Tribune - Sports - 1 day ago

FDA to allow 'mix and match' approach for COVID booster shots

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans to receive a different COVID-19 vaccine as a booster than the one they initially received, a move that could reduce the appeal of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and provide flexibility to doctors and other vaccinators.

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

Colin Powell's death from COVID-19 complications despite vaccination reminder immunocompromised at higher risk

The recent death of Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, due to COVID-19 complications is a small warning, experts say, reinforcing that those of advanced age or with health complications are still at a greater risk than other vaccinated populations.

CTV News - Health - 1 day ago

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated P

Washington Times - Sports - 1 day ago

New study shows even college campuses with 100% vaccine rates need Covid-19 tests

United States News -WASHINGTON (XINHUA) - A new study published on Monday (Oct 18) shows testing and isolating positive cases remain important mitigation strategies for universities even with 100 per

The Straits Times - World - 1 day ago

Sharks' Evander Kane Suspended 21 Games for Fake Covid Vaccination Card -- Posted in: -- San Jose Sharks forward can't return to team until November 30th, NHL says

The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane 21 games for reportedly submitting a fake Covid-19 vaccination card.

Rolling Stone - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Ivana Bacik: Covid could be moment to embrace concept of collective rights

Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival asks if new culture can take root in Ireland

Irish Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

Covid in Australia: Victoria records 1749 new local cases, 11 deaths

About 88.5 per cent of Victorians above 16yo have received one Covid-19 vaccination.

NZ Herald - World - 2 days ago

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for COVID violations

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card

The Globe and Mail - Sports - 2 days ago

Delaying Parliament's return until Nov. 22 will cut off COVID-19 benefits: NDP

NDP House leader Peter Julian says delaying return to Parliament will result in COVID-19 benefits expiring

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 2 days ago

State trooper killed by COVID in Washington was unvaccinated

'His death is a tragedy. It is not a symbol,' trooper Eric Gunderson's family said. 'It is not a part of one side’s argument over another side’s argument.'

New York Daily News - US News - 2 days ago

Compliance with COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers worst among police, firefighters

Out of 12,770 CPD employees, 4,543 had failed to report their vaccine status by the midnight Friday deadline. On Monday, employees who have defied the mandate were being called in by their supervisors and given one last chance to report their vaccine status on the city’s portal.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 2 days ago

Robert Durst Put on Ventilator for COVID-19, 24 Hours After Getting Life Sentence

Convicted murderer Robert Durst began fighting for his life just one day after being sentenced to life in prison for the killing of his friend Susan Berman.

Inside Edition - Weird - 2 days ago

Why COVID-19 booster shots weren't tweaked to better match Delta variant

COVID-19 boosters are an extra dose of the original vaccine, and some wonder why they weren't better matched to the Delta variant.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 2 days ago

Chicago has begun to put officers on no-pay leave if they haven't reported their COVID-19 vaccine status

The memo comes after a judge’s ruling Friday that created a temporary restraining order against the Chicago police union president, John Catanzara.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 2 days ago

Minnesota offers gift cards and scholarships to teenagers who get COVID-19 vaccine

The state of Minnesota is offering teenagers who get their COVID-19 vaccination a chance to win a gift card or scholarship.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

Colin Powell, trailblazing general and diplomat, dies of Covid at 84

Colin Powell, the former secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died from Covid complications at the age of 84.

CNBC - Politics - 2 days ago

Dennis Prager Catches COVID And Claims He Did It On Purpose

The conservative pundit told listeners, “I have done what a person should do if one is not going to get vaccinated.”

Huffington Post - Science - 2 days ago

Sweetwater Authority to receive $800K in COVID-19 funds for delinquent water balances

The California Water Resources Control Board is distributing $985 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to water agencies statewide

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

Molecular testing requirement for COVID-19 to remain as land border opens: Blair -- Christian Paas-Lang -- Politics -- |

Canadians will still need to take a molecular test, like the expensive PCR test, in order to return to Canada from the United States after the land border reopens in November.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

2 Ontario doctors barred from issuing medical exemptions for COVID vaccines, masks, tests -- Canada -- - -- Toronto -- |

Two Ontario doctors have been barred from issuing medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, masking requirements and testing.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Pandemic boom: Wall Street's biggest dealmakers have never been busier

The world is experiencing economic upheaval caused by the pandemic, trade disputes and geopolitical tension. And dealmakers at America’s biggest banks are the busiest they have ever been.

Sydney Morning Herald - Opinion - 2 days ago

ESPN reporter Allison Williams leaving network over Covid vaccine mandate

"I have been denied my request for accommodation" to not get the vaccination, Williams said in a video posted Friday to Instagram. "Effective next week, I will be separated from the company."

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

Opinion: North Shore influencer party a portrait of privilege in times of pandemic

Opinion: The North Shore twerkers may not learn a lesson from their party — but we can.

NZ Herald - Opinion - 2 days ago

Biden admin. ignores adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccinations

Follow the science. That is what the Biden administration promised to do regarding COVID-19.

Washington Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

City of Chicago threatens to fire cops who don't disclose COVID-19 vaccination status

The battle between the city of Chicago and the police grew more aggressive over the weekend as the deadline for officers to report their COVID-19 vaccination status passed.

New York Daily News - Health - 2 days ago

Why COVID boosters weren't tweaked to better match variants

More COVID-19 booster shots may be on the way -- but when it’s your turn, you’ll get an extra dose of the original vaccine, not one updated to better match the extra-contagious delta …

Bay to Bay News - US News - 2 days ago

Colin Powell, first Black secretary of state, dies at 84 of COVID-19 complications

Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday.

Chicago Tribune - US News - 2 days ago

COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot: Is it safe to receive both on same day?

As the flu season approaches and coincides with millions of Americans newly eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster, with expert backing for boosters developed by Moderna and J&J, many may wonder whether it’s safe to receive both a booster and a flu vaccine in one visit.

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

India will soon roll out a DNA vaccine for the coronavirus. It's the latest example of how COVID-19 is transforming vaccines.

India is expected to roll out ZyCoV-D, one of about a dozen DNA vaccines that are in trials for COVID-19, this month.

PRI - Health - 2 days ago

Anti-vaccine school in Florida tells kids to stay home if they get a COVID shot

The school, which also barred vaccinated teachers, pushes vaccine falsehoods.

Ars Technica - Science - 2 days ago

Iraqi Stigma: Colin Powell Dies at 84 of Covid Complications

Colin Powell, the first black Secretary of State who helped formulate foreign policy under Presidents Clinton and Bush, died Monday morning at the age o

Albawaba - World - 2 days ago

First Look -- Sports over academics? Schools use COVID aid for athletics. -- Scores of schools throughout the U.S. are using federal pandemic relief toward athletic programs. Both Democrats and Republicans agree the money shouldn't be used for sports, but schools argue that funding helps improve students' experiences and overall wellness.

Scores of schools throughout the U.S. are using federal pandemic relief toward athletic programs. Both Democrats and Republicans agree the money shouldn’t be used for sports, but schools argue that funding helps improve students’ experiences and overall wellness.

Christian Science Monitor - US News - 2 days ago

Israel to begin offering AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

Health Ministry says jabs will become available starting Thursday to Israelis aged 18 and over who are unable to get Pfizer or Moderna's mRNA-based vaccines and only with doctor's referral

YNET News - Science - 2 days ago

Commentary: Communicating with children about COVID-19

The closure of schools and nursery settings, lockdowns, and ongoing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic brought huge changes to children's daily routines and the lives of their …

Bay to Bay News - Opinion - 2 days ago

How the Covid-19 booster shots could make the vaccination gap worse

Robert Klitzman writes that the FDA's approval of additional doses for the Covid-19 vaccine comes as good news, but until we address the widening vaccine gap, we will continue to contend with Covid-19.

CNN - Opinion - 2 days ago

Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications despite vaccine: Medical experts weigh in

Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, died Monday at 84 from COVID-related complications, though he was fully vaccinated, his family announced. His death, medical experts say, underscore the need for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots among older adults and high-risk populations to shore up protection.

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of COVID-19

TEHRAN - Colin Powell, the former United States secretary of state and the first Black person in the country’s history to fill the position, has died due to complications from COVID-19, his family has said.

Tehran Times - World - 2 days ago

How many Baltimore-area police and firefighters are vaccinated against COVID-19? Most don't want to tell you.

The first full week of mandates requiring all municipal workers in Baltimore and Baltimore County to either be vaccinated or undergo regular testing has begun, but tabulating the number of police and firefighters who complied remains a work in progress, officials said.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 2 days ago

First Person -- I was raised vaccine hesitant. Now I'm double vaxxed against COVID-19 -- Rachel Grantham -- Canada -- - -- North -- |

I didn’t challenge some of the vaccine assumptions I learned in my childhood until I became seriously ill, writes Rachel Grantham.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid complications

Family’s Facebook message says that 84 year old was fully vaccinated against virus

Irish Times - World - 2 days ago

Colin Powell, former secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications

Powell’s family says he died of complications from COVID-19. He was 84.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 2 days ago

From 20,000 coronavirus cases a day to under 500: How did Japan do it?

Almost overnight, Japan has become an extraordinary, and somewhat mysterious, success story in its efforts to contain the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

No 10 denies Boris and Carrie Johnson broke Covid rules at Christmas

Downing Street insists couple ‘have followed coronavirus rules at all times’

Independent UK - Politics - 2 days ago

Long-standing Irish tour operator returns after Covid-19 collapse - with a full schedule and a new name

A LONG-STANDING Irish travel firm which was forced to close at the height of the Covid-19 pandemi...

Irish Post - Business - 2 days ago

WHO big wheel: Israel was right to approve COVID-19 booster shot

Dr. Dorit Nitzan of global health body praises 'pioneer' Israel for decision to roll out third vaccine dose before FDA approval, says fourth infection wave may be nearing its end but flu season may play spoilsport

YNET News - Science - 2 days ago

When students went back to school in Maryland, major COVID-19 outbreaks didn't follow. Here's where things stand.

The kinds of serious outbreaks that legislators pointed to happening in other states before school started this year appear to have been largely avoided, thanks to a statewide mandatory masking mandate, as well as testing, social distancing and other safety measures.

The Baltimore Sun - Top Stories - 2 days ago

UK's Covid vaccine creator: Let's take on more diseases

Medical science has transformed the pandemic and put rocket boosters on ambitions for new vaccines.

BBC News - Science - 2 days ago

LETTERS -- Oct. 18: 'We should thank Doug Ford for the slow and cautious reopening plan that Ontario has had.' Readers rate Premier's pandemic performance, plus other letters to the editor

In today’s letters to the editor: the military; asylum seekers; Ontario and the pandemic; family money; the CBC: an ode to the office

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 2 days ago

Australia needs to step up as Papua New Guinea is hit by COVID

Papua New Guinea is experiencing a challenging COVID outbreak and steps need to be taken to combat vaccine misinformation in the country.

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 2 days ago

Paediatricians step up to look after kids with Covid-19 who are on home recovery

Health News -The initiative aims to ease the load on hospitals and designated telemedicine providers for home recovery.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Commentary: Does the pandemic make it harder to take long stretches of annual leave?

It isn’t always about having too much to do or not knowing where to draw boundaries. Many still believe leave is wasted without travel, says CNA’s Grace Yeoh.

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 2 days ago

Unlike LA, San Diego won't issue an indoor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, county says

Local officials encourage San Diegans to get their flu vaccine now, noting that cases are above where they were this time last year.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 3 days ago

COVID-19 pandemic benefits set to expire this week for Canadian businesses and individuals

The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy are set to expire on Oct. 23.

CTV News - Business - 3 days ago

Israel edges toward grim landmark of 8,000 COVID deaths

About 83% of deceased over past 30 days did not have an up-to-date vaccine; 380 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in serious condition; contagion rate remains stable at 1.7%

YNET News - Science - 3 days ago

20 new Clark County COVID-19 deaths reported as new cases continue slow decline - Free

The rate of COVID-19's spread in Clark County continued a slow decline in the past week, though deaths recorded since Oct. 7 rose to 20, according to Clark County Public Health.

The Columbian - Health - 3 days ago

Canada came together against COVID-19. Why not harness that energy to build economy of the future?

‘If alliances can be forged in time of crisis, why not in the pursuit of policies that will foster a more prosperous nation for all?’

Toronto Star - Opinion - 3 days ago

Misconceptions about science fuel pandemic debates and controversies, says Neil deGrasse Tyson -- Radio -- - -- The Sunday Magazine

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says some of the bitter arguments about medicine and science during the COVID-19 pandemic can be blamed on a fundamental misunderstanding of science.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Damien Venuto: Govt's lack of trust in business is slowing Covid recovery

OPINION: Businesses have placed great trust in the Govt; can it now reciprocate?

NZ Herald - Opinion - 3 days ago

The Dose - What we know about kids and COVID-19 vaccines - Radio - White Coat - Black Art - | October 15 - |

With the possibility of COVID-19 vaccination getting closer for children ages five to 11, pediatricians say they're getting questions from parents about how safe and necessary they are, and are ready to discuss any concerns with compassion.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

COVID vaccine boosters about health, not politics, says Fauci

Politics had nothing to do with a recent decision from federal regulators on COVID booster shots, President Biden’s chief medical adviser said Sunday.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 days ago

PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images -- Pediatrician: What I want this Covid vaccine to do for my grandchildren

The FDA has scheduled a meeting later this month to consider authorizing the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in children ages 5 to 11. I hope they determine the vaccine is ready. My family certainly is, writes Moira Szilagyi.

CNN - Opinion - 3 days ago

Failure of rich world to share Covid vaccines 'criminal', says ex-PM

New figures show 240m ‘over-ordered’ doses lying unused in Europe and America, says former prime minister

Independent UK - Politics - 3 days ago

Most Thais against reopening country, fear tourists will bring in new Covid-19 cases

SE Asia News -They also said Thailand should reopen only if more than 70% of the population has been vaccinated.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Second Opinion: Refrigeration alone can't solve the 'last mile' problem for COVID vaccines

Humanitarian aid groups have experience countering myths and misinformation to overcome vaccine hesitancy in low-income countries.

Los Angeles Times - Opinion - 3 days ago

Covid-19 vaccine roll-out to 12-17 age group raises intriguing issues - Oct 16, 2021

Opening vaccinations to this age group is a big step forward in the war to get everyone vaccinated and the ongoing battle against anti-vaxxers.

Independent Online - Opinion - 3 days ago

IRCS imports 27th batch of COVID-19 vaccine: official

TEHRAN, Oct. 17 (MNA) – The 27th shipment of COVID-19 vaccine was imported into the country by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) on Sunday, including six million doses of ‘Sinopharm’, total of which were handed over to the Health Ministry.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 3 days ago

Robert Durst on ventilator with Covid days after being sentenced to life

New York real estate heir was sentenced with murder of best friend more than 20 years ago

Irish Times - World - 3 days ago

We cannot continue to ignore the COVID-19...

The world is facing a global care crisis that we must address urgently

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 3 days ago

CPD restricts time off for officers as union fights Lightfoot on COVID-19 vaccination reporting mandate

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7 president John Catanzara has said about half the city’s officers could defy the mandate, which went into effect Saturday.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 4 days ago

Risk of mRNA Covid booster causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry scientists, doctor says

The risk of mRNA Covid booster shots causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry top scientists.

CNBC - Health - 4 days ago

How groupthink in its Covid response led the UK to disaster

The Johnson government’s approach meant a killer disease was allowed to run rampant

Irish Times - Opinion - 4 days ago

UK Health Officials Fear 43,000 Received False Negative COVID-19 Test Results

A private laboratory has been suspended from processing swabs after the false negatives.

Huffington Post - World - 4 days ago

San Diego Unified should be praised for mandate — not sued by group in denial over COVID

The plaintiff says it wants classrooms to go back to normal. But preventing kids from getting vaccinated only delays classrooms going back to normal.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Opinion - 4 days ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- Statins may slightly lower COVID-19 death risk; using a different vaccine as booster may offer more protection

The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review.

Reuters - Science - 4 days ago

New Orleans sandwich festival postponed due to COVID-19

The decision was made as Louisiana is coming off its fourth — and worst — surge of...

Houston Chronicle - Top Stories - 5 days ago

States can reserve COVID-19 shots for younger kids next week

In the next three weeks, federal officials plan to discuss making smaller-dose versions...

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 5 days ago

Florida reports 1,192 COVID deaths, over 19,519 cases this week

The Florida Department of Health reported its weekly COVID-19 report for Sept. 17. Cases continue to decrease while reported deaths are up.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 5 days ago

FDA panel unanimously recommends J&J Covid booster shots

The unanimous vote is a critical step before the U.S. can begin giving second shots to J&J recipients.

CNBC - Health - 5 days ago

Opinion: The pandemic has transformed higher education. Where do we go from here?

Here's how CETYS University in Baja California is approaching the opportunity

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Opinion - 5 days ago

If You Have A Mood Disorder, You May Now Be Eligible For A COVID Booster

The CDC added depression and schizophrenia to its underlying conditions list, further proving that mental health is health.

Huffington Post - Health - 5 days ago

Texas hospital receives death threats, bomb threats after photo of COVID patient was posted online

The photo posted on social media showed a COVID-19 patient wearing a plastic drape.

Houston Chronicle - Top Stories - 5 days ago

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott out of quarantine after negative COVID test

Baltimore Mayor Scott returned to City Hall Friday following a 10-day quarantine prompted by a positive coronavirus test result. He will resume public appearances Saturday.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 5 days ago

Here's what COVID does to your body when you're vaccinated — and when you aren't

Yes, you can still get COVID if you are vaccinated. But my ICU colleagues will likely not...

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 5 days ago

Bill Clinton Recovering in California Hospital for Non-COVID Infection, Doctors Say

A statement sent out by his spokesperson read in part, “He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.”

Inside Edition - Politics - 5 days ago

FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster with 2-month gap for ages 18 and up

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee on Friday endorsed an emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster when administered at least two months after the initial dose among people ages 18 years and older.

Fox News - Health - 5 days ago

FDA panel endorses a booster shot for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. health advisors unanimously endorsed Johnson & Johnson’s request to offer a second dose to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 5 days ago

Former President Clinton admitted to hospital with non-Covid related infection

Clinton's spokesman Angel Urena said late Thursday that the former president was admitted to UCI Medical Center in California.

CNBC - Politics - 5 days ago

Florida led U.S. in COVID nursing home deaths over 4 weeks this summer, report finds

Florida led the nation in the rate of COVID-19 nursing-home deaths during the four weeks that ended Sept. 19, according to a report published Thursday by the AARP.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 5 days ago

Will Canadians need a COVID-19 booster shot? -- Dr. Jeff Kwong from ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) discusses the results of a study into COVID-19 vaccines that show they are highly effective in preventing or minimizing an infection nearly eight months after being administered. Dr. Kwong says the need for a booster shot depends on the ongoing effectiveness of vaccines and how far provinces want to go in reducing the number of cases. -- Play video

Dr. Jeff Kwong from ICES (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) discusses the results of a study into COVID-19 vaccines that show they are highly effective in preventing or minimizing an infection nearly eight months after being administered. Dr. Kwong says the need for a booster shot depends on the ongoing effectiveness of vaccines and how far provinces want to go in reducing the number of cases.

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 5 days ago

Freeland non-committal on dropping COVID-19 tests for travellers -- 2:12

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada mustn't let its guard down against COVID-19 - and that includes the requirement that travellers submit to a test before entering the country. The U.S. this week announced plans to begin letting fully vaccinated Canadians back across the land border, a plan that doesn't include testing.

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 5 days ago

Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized for non-COVID-19-related infection

"He is on the mend, in good spirits and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care," a Clinton spokesman said via statement.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 5 days ago

Vera Pauw comfirms all her Irish squad have recieved the Covid-19 vaccine

REPUBLIC OF Ireland manager for the women's team Vera Pauw has today confirmed that all of her sq...

Irish Post - Sports - 5 days ago

EU response to the pandemic reveals need to do more on health

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the lack of medical stockpiles across the EU and the vulnerability of EU supply chains for critical medical countermeasures, reinforcing the message that political leadership remains at the core of creating resilient healthcare to fight future health crises.

Euractiv - Health - 5 days ago

Testing COVID vaccine? Fighting cancer? Carlsbad 6-year-old does both

Layla is part of a trial to test Moderna’s vaccine in children — or, as she would put it — to see if the shots stop the "germies."

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 5 days ago

Covid-19 vaccine roll-out expands to 12-17 age group from next week -- By Kelly Jane Turner

The Covid-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee has advised that the 12-17 age group should only be given one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Independent Online - Health - 5 days ago

Pakistan reports less than 40,000 active COVID-19 cases for first time in fourth wave

NCOC reports 1,086 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in the last 24 hours

International The News - Health - 5 days ago

FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster

A panel of U.S. health advisers has endorsed booster shots for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 5 days ago

Tuberculosis deaths rise for the first time in years, largely due to COVID-19 pandemic

The rise in the tuberculosis death toll last year was due largely to fewer people getting tested and treated for TB during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 5 days ago

FDA Advisory Panel Unanimously Backs a Half-Dose Moderna Booster for Covid-19

The panel agreed that people over 65 and high-risk groups who took the original Moderna vaccine should be able to get a half-strength booster.

Gizmodo - Technology - 6 days ago

FDA panel backs half-dose booster of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for older and at-risk adults

The Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel endorsed a half-dose booster shot for Moderna vaccine recipients who are 65 and older, adults considered to be at high risk of severe COVID-19 infections, or those working or living in situations that put them at greater risk of contracting the virus.

Washington Examiner - Health - 6 days ago

How to add your COVID-19 vaccine certificate to your Service NSW app

People in NSW will be able to add their digital vaccination certificate to their Service NSW app from Friday, as the state approaches its second stage of reopening.

Sydney Morning Herald - Health - 6 days ago

FDA panel unanimously recommends Moderna Covid booster shots for at-risk adults

The endorsement is a crucial step before the U.S. can start giving third shots to some of the millions of Americans who originally received Moderna's vaccine.

CNBC - Health - 6 days ago

Beware the promise of easy answers when it comes to COVID

For epidemiologists advising politicians and debating control measures in the public arena: excess haste, over-simplification and exaggeration will lead us into dangerous waters.

Sydney Morning Herald - Health - 6 days ago

Women in Baltimore area face stress, discrimination in workplace amid COVID-19 pandemic, study finds

Baltimore-area women say the COVID-19 pandemic has left them overloaded with work, discriminated against at their workplace or unsatisfied with their job, a survey being released Thursday shows.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 6 days ago

Alaska doctors ration life-sustaining care as Covid patients clog up hospitals

Doctors at Providence Alaska Medical Center have been forced to choose who might live or likely die as Covid patients stretch the hospital's resources thin.

CNBC - Health - 6 days ago

NBA's Kyrie Irving defends decision to not get COVID vaccine

Brooklyn Nets guard, who could lose $17m this season if he doesn’t get the jab, says he’s doing ‘what’s best’ for him.

Aljazeera - Sports - 6 days ago

Biketoberfest is back with no pandemic restrictions

Biketoberfest is back in Daytona this year with no pandemic restrictions starting today.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 6 days ago

Everything Stephen A. Smith Has Said About Kyrie Irving's Stance on COVID Vaccine

Irving's decision to not get vaccinated against COVID-19 has led to the Brooklyn Nets' decision to prohibit him from practicing or playing with the team.

Newsweek - Sports - 6 days ago

Radhe Movie Review: This Salman Khan-starrer is dangerously bad than the pandemic

Salman Khan films these days don’t even qualify as films, in the sense that they are not even moving images

Deccan Chronicle - Entertainment - 6 days ago

Israel's serious COVID-19 cases drop below 400

Health Ministry says 75% of all severely ill patients were unvaccinated and 169 of them were connected to ventilators; infection rate continues to fall — currently standing at 1.6%

YNET News - Science - 6 days ago

Storm brews over 46x price markup of Merck's Thor-inspired COVID pill

Drug developed with $35M in federal funds; Merck expected to reap billions.

Ars Technica - Science - 6 days ago

S'pore slips 3 places in global rule of law rankings amid Covid-19 impact on justice systems

Politics News -Pandemic measures contributed to delays and access issues in civil and criminal justice systems.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Politics - 6 days ago

Kyrie Irving Breaks Silence On COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal

“It’s just about the freedom of what I want to do," said the suspended Brooklyn Nets star, who will still earn about half of his $35 million salary.

Huffington Post - Sports - 6 days ago

Biosurveillance of markets and legal wildlife trade needed to curb pandemic risk: Experts

Medical, public health, and conservation experts are calling for greater pathogen surveillance and regulation of the legal wildlife trade in order to quickly identify pathogens and prevent the next pandemic.

Mongabay - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Chicago police union boss tells officers to ignore COVID-19 vaccine mandate – 'Hold the line'

Chicago police officers don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accused them of “playing” with the public’s lives. Now, both parties are waiting for the other to blink as Friday’s mandate approaches.

New York Daily News - Health - 6 days ago

Mix-and-match COVID boosters are as good as—if not better than—all the same shots

Trial was too small to definitively compare combinations, but Moderna may have an edge.

Ars Technica - Science - 6 days ago

Jobless claims fall below 300,000 for the first time since the pandemic began

Initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Oct. 9 were expected to total 318,000.

CNBC - Business - 6 days ago

Conspirituality: How Wellness Became a Gateway for Misinformation -- A new CBSN Originals documentary explores how, for some, the yoga and wellness worlds became a gateway for misinformation and conspiracy theories amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new CBSN Originals documentary explores how, for some, the yoga and wellness worlds became a gateway for misinformation and conspiracy theories amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBS News - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Israel will keep indoor masking through winter despite ebbing COVID cases

Health Ministry DG optimistic as data indicates end of fourth coronavirus wave around the corner but says some curbs will stay, including Green Pass; severe COVID-19 cases continue dipping to 403

YNET News - Science - 6 days ago

Russia denies claims it stole Covid vaccine blueprint from the UK

Russia has vehemently denied accusations that Russian spies stole the "blueprint" for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and used it to create its Sputnik V shot.

CNBC - World - 6 days ago

Drug overdose deaths hit record high during pandemic 12-month period

Deaths from drug overdoses in the United States reached an all-time high over the course of a 12-month period at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, according to federal data.

Washington Examiner - Health - 6 days ago

Going out? Here are the L.A. businesses that require proof of COVID vaccination

Angelenos will need to make sure they have some kind of inoculation record handy before a night on the town. Here's where the rules apply.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 7 days ago

The importance of connectivity during and after the COVID-19 crisis

A new digital divide has emerged, not only between well-connected urban areas and rural and remote territories, but also between those who can fully benefit from an enriched, accessible and secure digital space with a full range of services, and those who cannot. 2.12.0.0 2.12.0.0

Euractiv - Technology - 7 days ago

How the pandemic led to a 'Zoom boom' in beauty treatments

The 'Zoom effect' has led to an increase in Kiwi women seeking cosmetic procedures.

NZ Herald - Health - 7 days ago

Scientists targeted with abuse during pandemic

Doctors who came into the public eye during Covid received death threats and harassment.

BBC News - Health - 7 days ago

FDA grapples with timing of booster for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

The FDA is wrestling with whether booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine may be best at two or six months.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Proud Boy Rabbi Offers Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccines

A controversial rabbi and member of the far-right Proud Boys offers religious exemption letters for COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Miami New Times - Top Stories - 13 days ago

Ex-Raiders coach Jon Gruden, affordable housing, COVID vaccinations and ethnic studies are on the minds of Chronicle readers.

Ex-Raiders coach Jon Gruden, affordable housing, COVID vaccinations and ethnic studies...

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 7 days ago

Russia's daily Covid death toll hits grim record as vaccinations lag

Russia has hit a grim new record in its Covid-19 pandemic as it struggles with vaccinations and rising cases.

CNBC - World - 7 days ago

Pregnant women were kept out of clinical trials. That left them vulnerable to COVID-19

A long-standing tradition of keeping pregnant women out of clinical trials is having serious consequences with regard to COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 7 days ago

Israel scraps demand for vaccinated parents of COVID-positive children to isolate

Health Ministry says new rule is effective immediately and applies to parents who care for children aged 12 and below; ministry adds infection rate now lowest in has been in over 2 months

YNET News - Science - 7 days ago

Visual Arts - MOCA reopens post-pandemic with 'Greater Toronto Art 2021,' a patchwork collective of the city's pressing issues and ideologies - Oct. 01, 2021

In ‘GTA21,’ CEO Kathleen Bartels sees an example “of the ambition, sense of security and boldness” that should be hallmarks of any contemporary art mu...

Toronto Star - Entertainment - 7 days ago

Opinion | Since when did we become a nation of Covid Karens?

Before you write that angry email to Courier Post, read this first.

NZ Herald - Health - 7 days ago

A 'last-chance therapy' kept her alive and fighting COVID at Hopkins. Now she wants more resources for critically ill patients.

Maria Young is one of some 540,000 Marylanders to have been infected with the coronavirus since March 2020. She narrowly escaped death but carries scars from the ordeal that may never heal.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 8 days ago

Orange County tweaks COVID-19 rental assistance to offer up to $30,000

New rules allow Orange County to offer more financial assistance for renters facing eviction because of economic hardships linked to COVID-19.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 8 days ago

COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases in Lancaster County jump to highest levels since January

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Lancaster County sharply increased to 122 over the weekend, the highest level since late January, after hovering around 100 since mid-September, according to data from

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 8 days ago

Israel's COVID booster shot campaign loses steam as pandemic abates

Only 43,783 Israelis got their third jab from Sunday through Tuesday, compared to over 160,000 during the same period last week; severe cases tick down to lowest in two months

YNET News - Science - 8 days ago

Lawmakers slam UK's Covid response, say 'herd immunity' strategy a failure

The U.K government's initial approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak has been called one of the country's worst ever public health failures.

CNBC - World - 8 days ago

Texas Governor Bans Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates in Huge Win for Virus

The executive order doesn't ban vaccine mandates for any other disease for some stupid reason.

Gizmodo - Technology - 8 days ago

Britain's delay in imposing coronavirus lockdown cost thousands of lives, report says

A parliamentary report slams British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government for 'groupthink' that prevented decisive action early in the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

Israeli health experts call for vigilance amid fears of fifth COVID wave

As fourth coronavirus infection wave appears to ebb, experts agree the airport remains a vulnerable point and more enforcement is needed there and other places since Israelis exhibit irresponsible behavior, ignoring regulations

YNET News - Science - 8 days ago

Job vacancies hit 20-year high as market rebounds after Covid

Shortage of home-grown and overseas workers could stunt recovery, warn experts, even as employment numbers improve

Independent UK - Business - 8 days ago

IRCS imports 25th shipment of COVID-19 vaccine: Official

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) imported its 25th shipment of COVID-19 vaccines into the country on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 8 days ago

Facing major campus disruption and firings, LAUSD extends staff COVID-vaccine deadline

Employees had faced termination if not fully immunized againt COVID-19 by Oct. 15. But they'll still need their shots.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

California's COVID death rates are higher in least-vaccinated areas

The death rate in Northern California was more than four times higher over the summer than in the San Francisco Bay Area, where inoculation rates are the most robust.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 9 days ago

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

Drugmaker Merck has asked U.S. regulators to authorize its promising antiviral pill against COVID-19, setting the stage for a decision within weeks

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 9 days ago

Merck asks the FDA to authorize use of its promising COVID-19 pill

Drugmaker Merck has asked U.S. regulators to authorize its promising pill protecting against COVID-19, setting the stage for a decision within weeks.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 9 days ago

When Will the Covid-19 Pandemic Be Over?

"It’s humbling... We did not foresee the levels of miscommunication we’d be faced with..."

Gizmodo - Technology - 9 days ago

Merck's COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization by 50%...

In the trial, which enrolled patients around the world, molnupiravir was taken every 12 hours for five days.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 9 days ago

Merck applies for US emergency authorization of COVID-19 pill

Merck & Co Inc said on Monday it has applied for emergency use authorization in the United States for its oral drug to treat mild-to-moderate patients of COVID-19.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 9 days ago

Israel's tally of 'red' COVID hotspots drops from 34 to 9 in just two weeks

Health Ministry also reports 447 patients in serious condition, with 186 connected to ventilators; country's 'R' number drops to 0.7; Jerusalem only city to report over 1,000 active cases

YNET News - Science - 9 days ago

The Post-COVID Recovery: Why are we no longer talking about Social Services?

Last year, we filled our doorways to clap and cheer in support of the health care and social service professionals keeping us safe. 19-months later and many of these vital services are still as underfunded and underrepresented in local, regional and national policies. Why?

Euractiv - Business - 9 days ago

Vaccines prevent severe COVID-19, even from Delta: study

The study covers vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna and AstraZeneca jabs

International The News - Health - 9 days ago

Massive EU study shows vaccines prevent severe COVID illness, even from Delta variant

French survey among 22 million people over the age of 50 found those who had received jabs were 90% less likely to be hospitalized or die, confirming observations from Israel and its vast inoculation campaign

YNET News - Science - 9 days ago

Pandemic isolated breast cancer patients when they needed connection most

Pink-clad runners and walkers are converging on Vancouver’s waterfront this morning. The return of the Girlfriends Run in person after last year’s virtual event is just another example of how breast c

The Columbian - Health - 10 days ago

IRCS imports 24th shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) imported its 24th shipment of COVID-19 vaccine into the country on Sunday including six million doses of COVID-19 vaccine of 'Sinopharm' type.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 10 days ago

New regulations in effect in areas with low morbidity aim to allow uninterrupted learning for elementary school kids and the freedom to work for their parents but requires daily testing for COVID-19, including two PCR tests

New regulations in effect in areas with low morbidity aim to allow uninterrupted learning for elementary school kids and the freedom to work for their parents but requires daily testing for COVID-19, including two PCR tests

YNET News - Science - 10 days ago

Florida's COVID positivity rate below 5% for first time in 3 months

The Florida Department of Health reported its weekly COVID-19 report for Oct 8. Cases continue to decrease.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 11 days ago

California will crack down on surprise coronavirus testing fees under new law

Senate Bill 510 eliminates any ambiguity about the cost-free provisions, while also making the measure retroactive to March 4, 2020, when Newsom declared a state of emergency for COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 11 days ago

Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit yet another record

Russia’s daily coronavirus death toll has hit yet another new record thanks to a sluggish vaccination rate.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 12 days ago

A Colorado Woman Who Refused COVID-19 Vaccine Because of Her Faith Is Denied Kidney Transplant

“As a Christian, I can’t support anything that has to do with the abortion of babies, and the sanctity of life for me is precious,” Leilani Lutali said.

Inside Edition - Health - 12 days ago

Dr. Marc Siegel: COVID prevention, treatment and cures – surprising news about where we are now

Dr. David Oshinsky, a top medical historian told me recently that he expects this pandemic to be most remembered not in terms of the politics that have divided us, but instead in terms of the incredible advances in biotechnology that have saved us.

Fox News - Opinion - 12 days ago

Pandemic has seen Baltimore restaurant staffers leave the industry. Some won't return to 'a brutal place to work'

The coronavirus pandemic increased the volatility of the already challenging restaurant industry. Many stressed-out employees have walked away. The losses have added up to a massive labor shortage facing the hospitality sector.

The Baltimore Sun - Entertainment - 12 days ago

Alec Ross: COVID unleashes robots – and the hit on America's workforce will be enormous

This coronavirus pandemic has massively accelerated investment and developments in artificial intelligence and this will have far-reaching implications on the American workforce.

Fox News - Technology - 12 days ago

Alzheimer's Disease And COVID-19 Share Genetic Risk Factor, Says UK Study

Scientists have identified a gene that impacts the risk of both Alzheimer's disease and severe COVID-19, a finding that could pave the way for new targets for drug development for both the diseases.

NDTV - Science - 12 days ago

Surge of Irish House interest from Ex-Pats, anxious to Return to Ireland after the Pandemic

Real Estate Alliance reports rise in Irish House Prices by €3,500 per month The race for remot...

Irish Post - Business - 12 days ago

More Pennsylvania schools should take advantage of free COVID-19 testing tool offered by state [editorial]

THE ISSUE: "Even after COVID-19 cases rose among children and district leaders worked to contain outbreaks among students, Pennsylvania schools have been slow to opt into a multimillion-dollar Wolf administration

Lancaster Online - Opinion - 12 days ago

Orlando Science Center to host COVID-19 vaccination event

Visitors to the Orlando Science Center can get their first dose, second dose or booster shot on Oct. 16 during a vaccination event.

Orlando Sentinel - Entertainment - 13 days ago

First Look -- Can $1T infrastructure package ease racial digital divide? -- The pandemic made clear how vital virtual accessibility is to society. However, a lack of internet access in rural areas across the United States remains, and a higher proportion of Black Americans are digitally disconnected, shows a recent study.

The pandemic made clear how vital virtual accessibility is to society. However, a lack of internet access in rural areas across the United States remains, and a higher proportion of Black Americans are digitally disconnected, shows a recent study.

Christian Science Monitor - Technology - 13 days ago

Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?

Health officials say it’s OK to get your COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same time.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 13 days ago

Entire Brazil town enlisted by Pfizer to study its Covid vaccine

Toledo town, where the study will be conducted, has little to account for in terms of vaccine hesitancy

Independent UK - Science - 13 days ago

Pfizer asks FDA to approve COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged 5-11

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday that it has requested an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, which would protect more than 28 million people in the U.S.

New York Daily News - Health - 13 days ago

Who is the authority on COVID boosters? The feds, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan or maybe you.

Lots of authorities and others are weighing in on COVID boosters, so who decides?

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 13 days ago

Flush with COVID-19 aid, schools steer funding to sports

One Wisconsin school district built a new football field. In Iowa, a high school weight room is getting a renovation. Another in Kentucky is replacing two outdoor tracks — all of this funded by the billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief Congress sent to schools this year.

Fox News - Business - 13 days ago

Scandinavians curb Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for some younger patients

Scandinavian authorities have suspended or discouraged the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in young people because of an increased risk of heart inflammation, a very rare side effect associated with the shot.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 14 days ago

Iran issues emergency permit for new local Covid-19 vaccine

TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (MNA) – An emergency permit for the Iranian-Australian Spikogen vaccine has been issued by the Iranian Health Ministry.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 14 days ago

Column: Heads up, California drivers: Your insurer may owe you even more in pandemic refunds

California's insurance commissioner says Allstate, Mercury and CSAA continue to shortchange policyholders on pandemic refunds.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 14 days ago

COVID-19 lessons: Lower trade barriers, adopt digital procedures, ESCAP-ADB report recommends Asian nations

The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Report 2021 urged Asian nations to refrain from imposing trade restrictions and adopt digital trade procedures.

First Post - Business - 14 days ago

Pfizer vaccine 90% effective at preventing COVID hospitalizations even as effectiveness against infection tumbles over time: study

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective at preventing hospitalizations for up to six months even as its effectiveness against infections tumbles over time, a new observational study has found.

New York Daily News - Health - 15 days ago

Need a COVID-19 test in Maryland? First you need to find one.

Marylanders who need a COVID-19 test for work, travel or exposure are finding it increasingly difficult to get tested. The upcoming holiday travel season could make matters worse.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 15 days ago

Baltimore Mayor Scott among less than 1% of vaccinated Marylanders to have breakthrough COVID case. Here's what we know.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in March, making him among the growing number of fully vaccinated people to experience a “breakthrough” case.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 15 days ago

Johnson & Johnson requests authorization for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots

Johnson & Johnson asks U.S. regulators to allow boosters of its COVID-19 shot as the government tries to shore up protection in vaccinated Americans.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 15 days ago

Pfizer Vaccine Highly Effective Against COVID-19 Hospitalisations For 6 Months: Lancet Study

Two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are 90 per cent effective against hospitalisation from the disease for all variants, including Delta, for at least six months, according to a study published in The Lancet journal on Tuesday.

NDTV - Science - 15 days ago

COVID recovery: What real-time data tells us about the health of the UK economy

COVID-19 recovery: What real-time data tells us about the health of the UK economy

Sky News - Top Stories - 15 days ago

Brynn Anderson/AP -- The real reason this pandemic is the deadliest to ever hit the US

The US hit a horrific milestone this week, with 676,000 Covid deaths and rising, surpassing the death toll of the 1918 "Spanish" flu, writes Jeffrey Sachs. Why? America has a fractured culture -- political, economic, personal-- that espouses a very peculiar notion of freedom: the freedom to spread misinformation and to harm others, and has mainly delivered death rather than life. The country must reverse this.

CNN - Opinion - 16 days ago

Baltimore officials seek to use pandemic as opportunity to strengthen city's small-business economy

The coronavirus pandemic might radically alter the way city officials view and cultivate small-business growth in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 16 days ago

BioNTech CEO says new Covid vaccines will be needed in 2022: FT

The head of BioNTech SE, the German company that developed the first Covid-19 vaccine, said a new formula is likely to be needed by mid-2022 to protect against future mutations of the virus.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 17 days ago

IRICA puts total imported dose of COVID-19 vaccines at 80mn

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) put the total number of doses of COVID-19 vaccines imported into the country at 80 million.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 17 days ago

LeBron co-signs Draymond's inane COVID comments about Wiggins

Green strangely invoked the polio vaccine, which eliminated polio through most of the...

SF Gate - Sports - 18 days ago

Maryland hospital workers are now largely vaccinated, even if many COVID patients are not

Maryland hospitals say their workers are largely complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 19 days ago

Merck says experimental pill cuts COVID hospitalizations, deaths by half

Drugmaker Merck announced Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill cut deaths and hospitalizations by half, a potential game changer in the relentless fight against the pandemic.

New York Daily News - Health - 19 days ago

Universities find mandates effective in convincing Maryland students to get COVID vaccines, feel safer on campus

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, counted just one student who failed to comply with the mandate and was removed from the student body as a result, while Coppin State University in Baltimore reported a 62% compliance rate among its student body.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 19 days ago

Merck says its experimental pill cuts COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by half

Drugmaker Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

Maryland Gov. Hogan urges coronavirus booster shots for those eligible

Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday urged Marylanders to get coronavirus vaccine booster shots if they’re eligible.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 20 days ago

Universal Studios, Six Flags are requiring COVID vaccines or tests: How it will work

The new requirement, outlined in an L.A. County health order, starts Oct. 7 and will be in effect during the busy weeks leading up to Halloween.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 20 days ago

Read This If The Pandemic Completely Messed With Your Sleep

Experts reveal the most common ways COVID-related stress has disrupted our sleep cycles and how to fix them.

Huffington Post - Health - 20 days ago

Reopening of 'Aladdin' on Broadway halted by COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK (AP) — The hit Broadway show “Aladdin” was canceled Wednesday night when...

Seattlepi.com - Entertainment - 20 days ago

COVID-19 outbreaks in Baltimore-area schools on the rise; 6% of students at one St. Mary's County middle school have tested positive

COVID-19 outbreaks in Baltimore-area schools are on the rise. Here's where the biggest outbreaks are in Maryland and in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Department of Health.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 21 days ago

Filming paused in Baltimore for HBO series 'We Own This City' after production member tests positive for COVID-19

HBO paused production until next week after one person tested positive for COVID-19.

The Baltimore Sun - Entertainment - 21 days ago

Where Can I Buy At-Home Rapid COVID Tests, And When Should I Use One?

Read this before you purchase a kit and test yourself for COVID-19.

Huffington Post - Health - 21 days ago

Pfizer submits data for COVID-19 vaccine in younger children

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE on Tuesday submitted initial trial data for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 and said they would make a formal request with U.S. regulators for emergency use in the coming weeks.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 22 days ago

Younger children less willing to receive Covid jab, study finds

Young people who are most hesitant about having the vaccine use social media more, research finds

Independent UK - Science - 22 days ago

What Happens If You Mix COVID Vaccine Doses?

Can you get a Pfizer or Moderna booster if you initially got the other one? What about Johnson & Johnson? Here's what we know now.

Huffington Post - Health - 23 days ago

New Study Finds A Huge Perk Of Getting Vaccinated After Having COVID-19

People who had the coronavirus and then got the vaccine may be at an extreme advantage. Here's how.

Huffington Post - Health - 23 days ago

Biden gets COVID-19 booster shot as additional doses roll out

POTUS rolls up his shirt sleeve and takes his third vaccine dose in total, hoping to provide a powerful example for Americans on the need to get the extra shot even as millions go without their first

YNET News - World - 23 days ago

Broadway folks bragged about forging COVID tests to go to Tonys parties

A man at the 2021 Tony Awards loudly claimed he used to fake Covid test document to attend the hot afterparty for Best Play nominee “Slave Play” at Neuehouse.

New York Post - Entertainment - 23 days ago

Children 'paying the price' for delayed approval of Covid vaccine

Rising infections among children could have been avoided if the vaccine rollout for 12- to 15-year-olds had been started before the reopening of schools, say scientists

Independent UK - Science - 23 days ago

Latest coronavirus updates from around world

The coronavirus has killed more than 4,741,748 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019,

International The News - Health - 24 days ago

World's first person to have Covid vaccine receives booster jab

‘There’s nothing to be frightened of,’ says Margaret Keenan, urging others to be vaccinated

Independent UK - Science - 26 days ago

Can I Get A COVID Booster Shot?

The CDC and FDA have weighed in on who is eligible for additional vaccine doses. Here's what the decisions mean for you.

Huffington Post - Health - 26 days ago

WHO recommends antibody treatment for COVID-19 infected people who have a high risk of hospitalisation

The Regeneron cocktail of synthetic antibodies - casirivimab and imdevimab - has been found to reduce the risk of hospitalisation for unvaccinated, elderly or immunosuppressed patients with Covid.

First Post - Technology - 26 days ago

Houston doctor accused of stealing expiring COVID-19 vaccines sues county for discrimination

The Houston doctor fired for distributing expiring COVID-19 vaccines instead of throwing them out claims he was punished for giving “the vaccine to too many individuals with ‘Indian’ sounding names.”

New York Daily News - Health - 27 days ago

AstraZeneca picks up vaccine platform originally intended for Covid

Hopes for one day treating cancer, heart disease and respiratory illnesses using new vaccine platform

Independent UK - Science - 27 days ago

Citing religious beliefs to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine could cost you your job

Law dictates that employers must make "reasonable accommodations" for workers who refuse to be vaccinated because of religious beliefs. But in some jobs, an accommodation may not be possible.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 27 days ago

Ghost Light: The Year Broadway Went Dark -- After Broadway's unprecedented 18-month pandemic shutdown, CBSN Originals' new documentary looks at how people on stage and behind the scenes pivoted to survive.

After Broadway's unprecedented 18-month pandemic shutdown, CBSN Originals' new documentary looks at how people on stage and behind the scenes pivoted to survive.

CBS News - Top Stories - 27 days ago

COVID-19 May Be Linked To Risk Of Rare Disorder Causing Paralysis: Study

Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 may be associated with risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which a person's immune system attacks the nerves, causing muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis, a study says.

NDTV - Science - 27 days ago

Pfizer's Covid booster shot authorised for elderly and high-risk patients

An independent expert of the FDA approved Pfizer's Covid booster shot for people aged over 65, or adults at high-risk of severe disease

International The News - Health - 27 days ago

Texas Doctor Fired for Giving Leftover COVID-19 Vaccines to 'Indian-Sounding' Patients Sues County

The physician was fired in January by the Harris County Public Health department and accused of stealing the vaccines. He was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Inside Edition - Health - 28 days ago

Oxford vaccine chief struggling to raise funding for non-Covid jabs

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert says lessons have not been properly learnt from past 18 months as she calls for more investment into vaccines targeting Nipah virus, Lassa fever and Mers

Independent UK - Science - 28 days ago

Family Guy explains COVID vaccines with Gal Gadot's help

In newly released short, Stewie and Brian explain to vaccine hesitant Peter the importance of getting the shot, deadpanning that without it 'we’re right back where we started: Gal Gadot singing 'Imagine''

YNET News - Entertainment - 28 days ago

COVID-19 Fact Check: Does a mask protect me from the infection if I am the only person wearing one indoors?

While the lab studies all show a mask can protect the wearer, how well the masks perform in the real world depends on a number of variables, including how consistently people use them,

First Post - Technology - 28 days ago

Severe COVID-19 Can Lead To Delirium, US Study Finds

A study of 150 patients hospitalised for COVID in the US at the beginning of the pandemic found that 73 per cent had delirium, a serious disturbance in mental state wherein a person is confused, agitated and unable to think clearly.

NDTV - Science - 28 days ago

COVID-19: Should countries send vaccines abroad instead of giving booster jabs?

Sky News analysis finds that no low-income countries are on track to meet the World Health Organisation's target of vaccinating 40% of the population by the end of 2021.

Sky News - Top Stories - 28 days ago

COVID-19 Death Toll Has Surpassed That of 1918 Flu Pandemic

The death toll of the so-called "Spanish Flu" epidemic was estimated at 675,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Inside Edition - Health - 29 days ago

How the pandemic helped scatter $1-million homes across L.A.

COVID-19 unleashed new demand for homes, made the well-off wealthier, and fueled extreme bidding wars. The result? The $1-million home is everywhere.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 29 days ago

Son of New Jersey Cop Who Died of COVID-19 Asks for Vaccine as a Gift for 12th Birthday

His mom, Alice Roberts, of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, explained that she and her kids heard her husband collapse when his heart stopped due to complications from COVID-19.

Inside Edition - Health - 29 days ago

Pfizer says lower dose COVID-19 vaccine 'really hit the sweet spot' for children ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

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

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 - 1 month ago

Covid vaccine rollout for children aged 12-15 gets underway in England

Children to receive just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Independent UK - Science - 1 month ago

After months of COVID-closed doors, Boyle Heights' Casa 0101 gingerly steps forward

Josefina López's Casa 0101 amplifies Boyle Heights voices. Even as the new Academy Museum recognizes her 'Real Women Have Curves,' small theaters like hers struggle.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 1 month ago

Bride-to-Be Who Died of COVID-19 Incorrectly Believed Vaccine Would Cause Infertility, Fiance Says

“Somebody had got it into her mind that [the vaccine] causes infertility. She just got so scared of it,” the bride's fiance told Inside Edition.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

Big gap between Pfizer, Moderna vaccines seen for preventing COVID hospitalizations

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine does a significantly better job of preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations compared with Pfizer's shot.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 1 month ago

In pandemic economy, workers have leverage. Will it boost unions? -- What lies behind the growing support for unions in the U.S.? A defining aspect of Generation Z – the push for social justice – may be part of the answer.

What lies behind the growing support for unions in the U.S.? A defining aspect of Generation Z – the push for social justice – may be part of the answer.

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 1 month ago

COVID-19 Vaccine May Have Link With Menstrual Changes, Must Be Investigated: Study

A link between changes in the menstrual cycle and COVID-19 vaccination is plausible, and must be investigated, according to an editorial published in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal today.

NDTV - Science - 1 month ago

Cuba seeks to commercially produce its Covid vaccines after WHO approval

Cuba wants the WHO to approve its two Covid-19 vaccines - Abdala and Soberana - to produce them commercially

International The News - Health - 1 month ago

A Boy Went to a COVID-Swamped ER. He Waited for Hours. Then His Appendix Burst.

Non-COVID patients are paying a price as the delta variant and low-vaccination rates overwhelm hospitals across the country. “Wait times can now be measured in days,” said an expert.

ProPublica - Health - 1 month ago

Why has the UK's COVID vaccine rollout slowed - and which countries have overtaken it?

Sky News looks at why the UK vaccine rollout appears to have slowed down in recent weeks.

Sky News - Top Stories - 1 month ago

Nicki Minaj is skipping the Met Gala, but her COVID vaccine doubts are the real news

Rapper Nicki Minaj voiced her vaccine hesitancy in response to the Met Gala's jab requirement and in doing so opened up a bizarre can of worms.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 1 month ago

COVID-19 Vaccine Could Soon Be Approved for Children as Young as 5, Dr. Scott Gottlieb Says

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said approval of the Pfizer vaccine to be given to children between 5 and 11 years old could come by Halloween.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

First Look -- Missing the office rush, downtown businesses work to adapt -- When the pandemic first hit, downtown businesses – from New York to London – lost a steady stream of customers and revenue. Now, as many offices delay re-opening, businesses may need to turn short-term adaptations into long-run solutions.

When the pandemic first hit, downtown businesses – from New York to London – lost a steady stream of customers and revenue. Now, as many offices delay re-opening, businesses may need to turn short-term adaptations into long-run solutions.

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 1 month ago

Thousands protest against mandatory Covid-19 health pass in France

The French government's mandatory health passes to access the public spaces has triggered protests in Paris

International The News - Health - 1 month ago

Canadian hospitals spend $23,000 on typical COVID-19 patient, report finds

Canadian hospitals spent nearly $1 billion caring for patients with COVID-19, with the average cost per patient being $23,000.

CTV News - Business - 1 month ago

Elizabeth Holmes' trial delayed after juror's potential COVID exposure

The disruption is the latest in a series of delays to the high-profile trial of former...

San Francisco Chronicle - Business - 1 month ago

Los Angeles school district mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students

The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday that would require all students 12 and older to be vaccinated by January.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

United Airlines employees with religious, medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccine will be put on leave

United Airlines will not let unvaccinated employees work, even with an exemption.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

First Look -- Unemployment benefits for millions in US have expired. Now what? -- On Monday, two major pandemic unemployment benefits expired, affecting roughly 8.9 million Americans who were receiving the supplemental income. While job availability still falls short of pre-pandemic levels, there are an estimated 10 million job openings.

On Monday, two major pandemic unemployment benefits expired, affecting roughly 8.9 million Americans who were receiving the supplemental income. While job availability still falls short of pre-pandemic levels, there are an estimated 10 million job openings.

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 1 month ago

New COVID-19 'Mu Variant' Gaining Traction Across 49 States

The nation seemed to throw caution to the wind over the Labor Day weekend, with the volume of airline passengers hitting levels similar to those of 2019.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

Daily U.S. COVID cases up more than 300% from Labor Day last year

Daily coronavirus cases are four times higher than they were following Labor Day weekend of last year with the number of daily deaths twice as high as they were this time in 2020, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

The Chicago Housing Authority Was Slow to Protect Residents During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Internal communications show CHA officials waited weeks before hastily drawing up plans that could reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure for staff and residents.

ProPublica - Health - 1 month ago

Chicago mom claims she lost custody of son because she refused to get COVID-19 vaccine

A Chicago woman claims a judge took away her parental rights and banned her from seeing her 11-year-old son because she hasn’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Liberty University announces campus-wide quarantine amid rising COVID-19 cases

Liberty University is shutting down to keep COVID-19 cases from going up.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

COVID cases spike by more than 500% in weeks after Sturgis Bike rally in South Dakota

COVID-19 cases have spiked more than 500% in the weeks after hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists flocked to the state for the famous Sturgis Bike Rally, which drew one of its largest crowds yet this year despite the fast-spreading delta variant.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Contracting and beating COVID provides better protection against delta variant than Pfizer shot, new research shows

Catching and beating COVID-19 during one of the previous waves of the global health pandemic appears to provide more protection against the highly-contagious delta variant than both doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago