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Coronavirus

The Street - Pfizer, BioNTech submit COVID vaccine for full FDA clearance - 7 hrs ago

Pfizer and BioNTech submitted a biologics license application to the FDA to gain full clearance for their COVID-19 vaccine.

Toronto Star - Business - 19 minutes ago

Some wrestling schools going outside the box to host meets during pandemic-delayed spring season

« Friday night lights » a new concept for Wakefield, and others, with matches being conducted under the open skies on the football field.

Boston Globe - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Chicago Bulls defeat the Boston Celtics 121-99 as fans are welcomed back to the United Center for the 1st time during COVID-19: 'I've been waiting all year to get back in here'

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Boston Celtics 121-99 in the first game with fans in attendance since COVID-19 hit in March 2020.

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 33 minutes ago

Gymnastics Canada skipping last-chance Tokyo qualifier over COVID-19 concerns - Olympics - Summer Sports - Gymnastics - | May 7 - |

Gymnastics Canada said on Friday they have decided not to enter teams in the Pan American Championships being held in Brazil. It's the last chance qualifier event for the Tokyo Olympics in men's artistic, women's artistic, and rhythmic gymnastics.

CBC News - Sports - 41 minutes ago

Trudeau non-committal on waiving intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines - John Paul Tasker - Politics - | May 8 - |

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is committed to making COVID-19 vaccines readily available around the world and will consider waiving intellectual property (IP) rights enjoyed by vaccine makers to improve that access.

CBC News - Politics - 1 hour ago

EU And India Relaunch Trade Quest At Covid-hit Summit

EU and India relaunch trade quest at Covid-hit summit

International Business Times - World - 1 hour ago

Vodafone data outage across NZ slows Covid vaccine rollout

Vodafone has reported customers have lost data for some fixed and mobile connections.

NZ Herald - Technology - 1 hour ago

Oil for oxygen: Covid-hit India welcomes Saudi medical aid, boosts oil imports -- 2:21 AM UTC

Indian oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday thanked Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern oil producers for supplying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to help the country in its battle withthe COVID-19 crisis.

Reuters - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Aerospace & Defense -- United to scale back India flying, delay Bangalore launch as pandemic rages -- 2:17 AM UTC

United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Friday it is temporarily pausing service between Chicago and New Delhi in June and delaying the planned launch of flights between San Francisco and Bangalore as a catastrophic explosion of COVID-19 cases hits demand.

Reuters - Business - 2 hours ago

Soccer -- Soccer: Champions League final could move from Istanbul due to COVID-19 -- The English Football Association and UEFA are in talks about a potential venue change for the 2020-21 Champions League final after host country Turkey landed on the United Kingdom's COVID-19 travel red list.

The English Football Association and UEFA are in talks about a potential venue change for the 2020-21 Champions League final after host country Turkey landed on the United Kingdom's COVID-19 travel red list.

UPI - Sports - 2 hours ago

Technology - · - 1:56 AM UTC - EXCLUSIVE U.S. Justice Department probing Kabbage, fintechs over PPP loan calculations -sources - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether financial technology companies including Atlanta-based Kabbage Inc may have erred while distributing billions of dollars in pandemic aid to struggling small businesses, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether financial technology companies including Atlanta-based Kabbage Inc may have erred while distributing billions of dollars in pandemic aid to struggling small businesses, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Reuters - Technology - 2 hours ago

Commentary: The pandemic cost San Diego almost 20 years in tourism gains. Here's how we rebuild.

At the peak of the pandemic, 70,000 tourism and hospitality workers lost their jobs.

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

EU Calls on US, Others to Export Their COVID-19 Vaccines

The European Commission called on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers Friday to export what they make, as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property (IP) rights to the shots. Commission head Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference on the sidelines of a summit of EU leaders that discussions about the waiver would not produce a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the short and medium term.

Voice of America - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Asia-Pacific -- Lock down India or 'face chaos and threat to world' -- India's main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned yesterday that unless the deadly second Covid-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would devastate India as well as threaten the rest of the world.

India’s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned yesterday that unless the deadly second Covid-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would devastate India as well as threaten the rest of the world.

Independent.ie - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Asia Pacific -- Thailand reports 2,419 new coronavirus cases, 19 new deaths -- 1:25 AM UTC

Thailand on Saturday reported 2,419 new coronavirus cases and 19 new deaths, as the country deals with a third wave of infections.

Reuters - Health - 3 hours ago

Video -- N.S. reports 227 new COVID-19 cases, but province warns at least 200 more cases not in tally -- Frances Willick -- News

The province also reported one new death, a woman in her 70s who died at home. There have now been 70 deaths due to COVID-19 in the province since the beginning of the pandemic.

CBC News - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

New Actors Fund survey shows devastating toll COVID-19 had on entertainment industry professionals

A new survey has revealed the devastating impact COVID-19 had on the entertainment community within the last year.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 hours ago

Chicago street vendor in ICU after contracting COVID-19 days before he was scheduled to get vaccine: 'It's the most vulnerable that keep getting infected'

A Rogers Park street vendor contracted COVID-19 days before he was scheduled to get a vaccination as data shows that Latinos and Black neighborhoods continue to be hardest hit by the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Europe -- Key EU countries rebuff Biden on sharing COVID vaccine patents -- 1:05 AM UTC

European countries distanced themselves on Friday from a proposal backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to waive patent rights on coronavirus vaccines, arguing that key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic was making and sharing vaccines more quickly.

Reuters - Health - 3 hours ago

Coronavirus Update: Trudeau won't state position on waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents

May 7: The Prime Minister avoided directly responding to questions from reporters, saying instead that Canada is working to build a consensus at the WTO

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Asia Pacific -- Gandhi warns 'explosive' COVID wave threatens India and the world -- May 7, 2021

India reported another record daily rise in coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing total new cases for the week to 1.57 million, as the country's vaccination rate falls dramatically due to a lack of supplies and transport problems.

Reuters - Health - 4 hours ago

These South Asians in Toronto are helping with India's COVID-19 crisis — while managing their grief from afar - Julia Knope - News - Canada - Toronto - | May 7

As India grapples with a deadly surge in COVID-19 cases, many South Asians in the Toronto area are rallying together to help.

CBC News - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Warriors' Lee got COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated

Only around 6,000 people are known to have tested positive after getting vaccinated

CBS News - Sports - 4 hours ago

Opinion: Unless San Diego makes key changes, evictions will continue to grow after the pandemic

San Diego can create a rental world with lower public health costs — a world with fewer avoidable evictions, enforcement focused on bad actors, and fairer resolution of landlord-tenant disputes.

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

Canada to skip Olympic qualifier due to COVID-19 -- Gymnastics Canada said on Friday they have decided not to enter teams in the Pan American Championships being held in Brazil due to health and safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gymnastics Canada said on Friday they have decided not to enter teams in the Pan American Championships being held in Brazil due to health and safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters - Sports - 4 hours ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- U.S. CDC panel to vote on using Pfizer COVID-19 shot in adolescents -- An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on Wednesday to review data on the use of Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and partner BioNTech's (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15.

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on Wednesday to review data on the use of Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and partner BioNTech's (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15.

Reuters - Health - 4 hours ago

Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for Covid vaccine

Official approval could put more shots into the hands of local doctors as more federally funded mass vaccination sites begin to close. Authorities are hoping the move will build more public confidence in the shot.

NBC News - US News - 4 hours ago

Black Caps star stranded in India after testing positive for Covid-19

He was just hours away from leaving the virus-ravaged country on a charter flight.

NZ Herald - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Why are women more hesitant to get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Experts cite fertility concerns, ‘conspirituality’ and distrust of the Irish health system

Irish Times - Health - 4 hours ago

Trudeau won't say whether Canada supports patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't say whether Canada supports a temporary patent waiver aimed at enabling developing countries to make their own COVID-19 vaccines. He will only say his government is participating in World Trade Organization talks to figure out what the "right path forward" looks like. -- Play video

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t say whether Canada supports a temporary patent waiver aimed at enabling developing countries to make their own COVID-19 vaccines. He will only say his government is participating in World Trade Organization talks to figure out what the "right path forward" looks like.

The Globe and Mail - Business - 4 hours ago

India's battle with COVID-19: Why we will win

India's battle with COVID-19 - Why we will win

Korea Times - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Military cannot order COVID vaccination at this time

FOX News' Jennifer Griffin reports on vaccine hesitancy and what the Pentagon is doing to combat it on 'Special Report'

Fox News - Politics - 5 hours ago

COVID-19 relief efforts for India gather steam; tech executive Jonathan Bush commits up to $500,000

Several Massachusetts business executives have assembled millions of dollars in medical equipment for India, which they are airlifting to the virus-ravaged country.

Boston Globe - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

Macron says US should export Covid vaccines instead of seeking patent waiver

‘The Anglo-Saxons block many of these ingredients and vaccines’, French president says

Irish Times - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

Moderna's Covid-19 jab got the 'best vaccine' award – from a US-dominated Vaccine Congress stuffed with corporate goons

At a time when utmost altruism is crucial in vaccinating the Covid-19-ridden world, the ‘best vaccine’ award went to a jab made by a greedy corporation that seems more interested in protecting its profits than spreading the shot.

Russia Today - Opinion - 5 hours ago

Pfizer seeks full FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccine -- Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration for full approval of its vaccine for people 16 and older.

Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration for full approval of its vaccine for people 16 and older.

CBS News - Health - 5 hours ago

Rep. Mike Turner: COVID vaccines brought to you by capitalism -- innovation is worth protecting

President Biden’s administration recently announced its support for a dangerously misguided solution: Waiving intellectual property (IP) rights of companies that developed COVID vaccines.

Fox News - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Brazil eyes new Pfizer deal next week for 100 million more COVID-19 shots

Brazil expects to sign a new deal next week with Pfizer Inc for 100 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses, a Health Ministry official said on ...

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 hours ago

Personal ties: Harris' family in India where COVID rages

WASHINGTON — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gather

The Columbian - US News - 6 hours ago

NJ funds $275M for businesses, immigrants, others shut out of COVID relief

Much of the small-business relief would go to bars and restaurants, child-care centers and others hard hit by a year of coronavirus lockdowns.

North Jersey - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Pharma companies warn Biden patent waiver would hurt COVID vaccine production

The pharmaceutical industry is arguing that President Joe Biden’s decision to back a waiver for COVID-19 vaccine patent protections will undermine innovation and shrink the already-strained supply chain.

Washington Examiner - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

India's disaster hangs over countries facing COVID-19 surges

As a COVID-19 disaster rages in India, other nations fear they will be next.

New York Daily News - Opinion - 6 hours ago

New COVID-19 case total in Carroll County trending down; one death reported

The health department reported 79 cases on Friday afternoon covering a four-day period — data is being updated and released only on Mondays and Fridays — with all but one of them community cases. That brings to 102 the number of COVID-19 cases reported this week for Carroll, down from 129 at the same point last week.

The Baltimore Sun - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Gymnastics Canada will not send teams to Olympic qualifier over COVID-19 concerns

Gymnastics Canada will not send a team to a last-chance Tokyo Olympic qualifier because of COVID-19 concerns.

CTV News - Sports - 7 hours ago

Tokyo Olympic head says IOC visit to Japan could be 'tough' as COVID-19 cases surge, emergency order extended -- Stephen Wade -- Olympics -- |

The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31.

CBC News - Sports - 7 hours ago

De Blasio proposes COVID vaccines for tourists at popular attractions

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed stationing COVID-19 vaccination sites at popular attractions for tourists across the Big Apple.

Washington Examiner - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Coronavirus live updates: CDC updates guidance on how coronavirus spreads

The Bay Area has some of the best vaccination rates in California. And yet holdouts...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Japan fights coronavirus restrictions as frustrated people take to streets to drink

People in Japan are chafing against COVID-19 control measures.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

China's Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine gets WHO authorization

The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization on Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, which could pave the way to helping vaccinate poorer countries. And,

PRI - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Rob McElhenney, Charlotte Nicdao: Pandemic brought 'Mythic Quest' characters closer

The stars and creators of Apple TV+'s "Mythic Quest" address the aftermath of their special "Quarantine" episode and how it will impact office relationships in Season 2.

UPI - Entertainment - 7 hours ago

Amazon delays Prime Day in 2 countries as COVID-19 cases surge

A new date for Prime Day in both countries, which are currently facing a new surge in coronavirus cases, has yet to be announced.

Fox News - Business - 8 hours ago

Biden closes Trump-era loophole allowing Covid money to go to defense projects

The Defense Production Act Loan Program will now only give funds to direct Covid-19 response and medical-related supply chain projects, the administration said.

NBC News - Politics - 8 hours ago

Gender reveal: COVID was particularly cruel for working moms

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

Star Tribune - Entertainment - 8 hours ago

Trudeau won't state position on patent waivers for COVID-19 vaccines as pressure from MPs grows

PM Justin Trudeau won’t commit to supporting U.S. call to waive patents, cites need for WTO consensus instead

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

Global coronavirus death toll is double official estimates

Roughly 6.9 million people have died from Covid-19, experts say, a figure expected to hit 9.4 million by September

Telegraph UK - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

Pfizer CEO opposes U.S. call to waive Covid vaccine patents, cites manufacturing and safety issues

Pfizer's CEO said the waiver proposal "will unleash a scramble for the critical inputs we require in order to make a safe and effective vaccine.'

CNBC - US News - 8 hours ago

Indians wait for help as new COVID infections set another record -- More than 414,000 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in a single day, as thousands languish in lines amid shortages of oxygen and vaccines.

More than 414,000 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in a single day, as thousands languish in lines amid shortages of oxygen and vaccines.

CBS News - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

SEC -- SEC coach records PSA to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations -- The college football coach for the Crimson Tide has been called upon by the state to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and help the state recover. -- SEC

The college football coach for the Crimson Tide has been called upon by the state to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and help the state recover.

USA Today - Sports - 8 hours ago

WHO Approves Chinese Covid Vaccine As India Logs New Virus Record

WHO approves Chinese Covid vaccine as India logs new virus record

International Business Times - Business - 8 hours ago

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 3,321 new cases and 36 deaths reported Friday

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

Florida nursing home achieves 92% COVID vaccination rate with creative $1,000 bonus plan | Commentary

Fewer than half the staffers at Florida nursing homes are getting COVID vaccinations. But one Winter Park facility achieved a 92% vaccination rate by offering $1,000 bonuses - with a catch.

Orlando Sentinel - Opinion - 9 hours ago

Labor secretary says pandemic is still weighing on economy but confidence is coming back

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said after April's disappointing jobs report that in normal circumstances 266,000 jobs "is a good number."

CNBC - Top Stories - 13 hours ago

Pfizer, BioNTech Ask US Regulators for Full Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech are asking drug regulators in the United States for full approval for their COVID-19 vaccines. ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Inside 'Vax Live' Posted in: Music News - 'This is a rock concert!' Grohl proclaimed during the first full-scale, Covid-compliant concert in the U.S.

Foo Fighters, JLo, J Balvin, Eddie Vedder performed at Vax Live: Concert to Reunite the World, filmed at SoFi Stadium in L.A., airing May 8.

Rolling Stone - Top Stories - 16 hours ago

ADVICE: Why am I suddenly crushing on strangers? -- open in new tab -- Partnered up but feeling the urge to flirt with random people? Blame COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, feelings of fear, worry and anxiety are making other people seem more attractive than they really are.

National Post - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Illinois reports most COVID-19 cases in a week, dwindling doses of vaccine going into arms

Thursday’s doses bring the seven-day average for COVID-19 vaccine shots administered to 65,750 — roughly half the comparable average of 132,979 less than a month ago on April 12.

Chicago Sun-Times - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

England puts 12 destinations on Covid-19 travel 'green list'

Portugal, Israel among dozen countries from which travellers will not have to quarantine

Irish Times - World - 9 hours ago

WHO approves China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization on Friday approved China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use globally.

Washington Times - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Mexico's confirmed COVID-19 death toll rises to 218,657

Mexico's health ministry on Friday reported 3,043 new confirmed corovnavirus cases and 484 more deaths, bringing the total number of cases in the ...

Channel NewsAsia - World - 9 hours ago

NYC still storing hundreds of COVID victims in refrigerated trucks -- The city's medical examiner's office said that 750 bodies are being kept in long-term storage in refrigerated trailers at a Brooklyn pier.

The city's medical examiner's office said that 750 bodies are being kept in long-term storage in refrigerated trailers at a Brooklyn pier.

CBS News - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

WHO urges world to follow U.S. and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections

WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.

CNBC - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Coronavirus News Updates: Karnataka announces 15-day lockdown from 10 May; 'corona curfew unsuccessful', says CM

Coronavirus in India Latest News LIVE Updates: The battle against the pandemic transcends political differences and everyone has to fight it together as a nation, Sonia Gandhi said at a virtual meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com.

First Post - Health - 10 hours ago

Maria Sharapova, others praise Jennifer Aniston for helping people amid pandemic

Maria Sharapova, others praise Jennifer Aniston for helping people amid pandemic

International The News - Entertainment - 10 hours ago

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period?

Dr. Jen Gunter, an obstetrician and gynecologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, said a link is possible, since the uterine lining, which is shed during menstruation, contains immune cells that help protect the uterus.

Stars and Stripes - US News - 10 hours ago

Bar owner is charged with selling fake coronavirus vaccine cards, in one of the first cases of its kind

When the CDC debuted the coronavirus vaccination card, some analysts were aghast at how easily copied the four-by-three-inch paper credentials were.

Stars and Stripes - World - 10 hours ago

Centre Permits Telangana To Use Drones For Delivery of Covid Vaccines

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday permitted the Telangana government to use drones for experimental delivery of vaccines beyond the visual line of sight.

NDTV - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

How the pandemic boosted Boris Johnson's popularity

Despite a series of major errors during the pandemic and presiding over Europe’s highest Covid death toll, Boris Johnson woke up to news this morning that his Conservative Party had won the Hartlepool seat for the first time in 62 years. Sean O’Grady explores why voters are still turning to the Tories

Independent UK - Politics - 11 hours ago

Three times higher than reported: Mexico's Covid death toll estimated at 600,000

The coronavirus has killed an estimated 600,000 people in Mexico, three times higher than what's been reported, according to University of Washington research.

NBC News - World - 11 hours ago

WHO gives emergency approval to China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, sixth jab to be backed by UN agency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has given emergency use authorization to a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, making it the sixth such inoculation to receive the agency's green light.

Russia Today - World - 11 hours ago

Minnesota first-dose COVID-19 vaccine rate nears 60%

Gov. Tim Walz hopes Minnesota reaches 70% in June, at which point the state's indoor mask mandate will end.

Star Tribune - Top Stories - 11 hours ago

African Activists Welcome US Support of COVID Vaccine Waiver

African nations have welcomed news that the U.S. supports a proposal to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines. But, they warn, the road ahead is long and full of obstacles. Health experts and activists say the decision, announced this week by the U.S. trade representative, could save lives in parts of the world where the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage and vaccines are in short supply.

Voice of America - Science - 11 hours ago

WHO greenlights China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

The World Health Organization on Friday announced it granted emergency use listing to Beijing's COVID-19 vaccine, Sinopharm, marking the sixth vaccine in the world health agency's arsenal.

Fox News - Health - 11 hours ago

Cruise company may avoid Florida over ban of Covid vaccine passports

The withdrawal could have a major impact on state’s economy

Independent UK - US News - 11 hours ago

Bollywood stars come together to support Covid-19 patients...

Actors and influencers are using their social media to help people with sharing verified helpline numbers to reach out, blood donations, bed searches and much to support the needy.

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Coronavirus death toll reaches 42,465 as daily cases hit 20,107

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 20,107 as the daily patients increase by 2,210 in the past 24 hours, and 278 more people have died, taking the death toll to 42,465, the Health Ministry announced on May 7.

Hurriyet Daily News - World - 11 hours ago

U.S. News -- Pfizer, BioNTech ask FDA for full approval of COVID-19 vaccine -- Pfizer and BioNTech announced Friday that they have asked federal regulators for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine, authorization that would allow them to market the shot directly to Americans.

Pfizer and BioNTech announced Friday that they have asked federal regulators for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine, authorization that would allow them to market the shot directly to Americans.

UPI - US News - 12 hours ago

Woman in Vietnam dies from anaphylaxis after receiving AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine – health ministry

A 35-year-old female medical worker in Vietnam has died from anaphylaxis after being injected with AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, in a “very rare” case of adverse reaction to the drug, the country's health ministry has announced.

Russia Today - World - 12 hours ago

Jennifer Aniston feels so good after 'fully vaccinated' against Covid-19

Jennifer Aniston said Thinking about those who do not or will not have the opportunity to get vaccinated and hug their friends and family.”

International The News - Entertainment - 12 hours ago

Pfizer-BioNTech files for U.S. approval of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SA have filed for a full U.S. approval for their COVID-19 vaccine, which is now authorized only for emergency use, the drugmakers said on Friday.

CTV News - Health - 12 hours ago

Why so many COVID patients were moved out of Toronto -- open in new tab

Over 2,500 patients have required transfer from Toronto to receive life-saving care in other cities.

National Post - Health - 12 hours ago

WHO approves Covid vaccine made by China's Sinopharm for emergency use

The new addition to the list could hasten efforts to control the spread of Covid, which has recently spread to record-high infection levels in some countries.

CNBC - US News - 12 hours ago

I got my first shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. How do I know if I'm at risk of developing a rare blood clot?

While concern is rising, it’s important to keep in mind that COVID-19 vaccine-related blood clots are extremely rare

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

'Hit by two cars at once': Warriors guard on breakthrough COVID

Lee did not confirm a timeline for his return.

SF Gate - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

New Study Says U.S. COVID Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported -- Elliot Hannon

The analysis found the global death toll was double the official tally.

Slate - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

CDC's Nancy Messonnier, who warned coronavirus would cause 'severe' disruption, resigns

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official who first warned last February “disruption to everyday life may be severe” as a result of coronavirus spread, is resigning.

Fox News - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

WTO chief: Vaccine patent waiver helpful, not key for COVID-19 fight

The head of the World Trade Organization said Friday the U.S. administration's call to remove patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines could help expand fair access to vaccines but might not be the most 'critical issue,' as officials in Europe increasingly insisted that more vaccine exports are the more pressing priority.

CTV News - Business - 12 hours ago

WHO Approves China's Sinopharm Covid Vaccine For Emergency Use

The World Health Organization on Friday approved the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use -- the first Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light.

NDTV - World - 12 hours ago

India's COVID tragedy has lessons, but waiving vaccine patents isn't one of them

Look past the symbolic gesture to the facts on the ground.

Star Tribune - Opinion - 12 hours ago

New Orleans offers free CRAWFISH to people who get first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

Need an incentive to get vaccinated? The city council of New Orleans, Louisiana is offering locals a free pound of crawfish if they get the jab against Covid-19, in a new effort to encourage uptake.

Russia Today - US News - 12 hours ago

Rahul Gandhi: COVID-19 failures caused 'needless suffering' in India

India congressional leader Rahul Gandhi told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that the government's lack of a clear COVID-19 mitigation and vaccination strategy "has placed India in a highly dangerous position."

UPI - US News - 12 hours ago

Asian stocks mixed, echoing Wall St sentiments on pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday on cautious optimism about upcoming...

Houston Chronicle - Business - 12 hours ago

WHO approves Chinese Covid vaccine

The green light is a guideline for national regulators that a vaccine is safe and effective.

BBC News - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Emmanuel Macron accuses UK and US of hoarding Covid vaccines

French President was responding to Joe Biden's call to waive Covid-19 jab patents

Telegraph UK - World - 12 hours ago

Covid-19 outbreak at US diplomatic mission in India worsens as State Department allows some employees to depart

There has been an outbreak of more than 200 cases of coronavirus at the US diplomatic mission in India, a source tells CNN, as the State Department this week authorized non-emergency government employees to depart the country amid a deadly surge of the disease.

CNN - Politics - 12 hours ago

UK 'looking carefully' at Indian coronavirus variant

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday told reporters the U.K. was “looking carefully” at a circulating coronavirus variant first detected in India, while public health officials work to better characterize the strain.

Fox News - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Pfizer-BioNTech Will Donate COVID Vaccines to Olympic Athletes Ahead of Tokyo Games

The International Olympic Committee announced COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for athletes prior to participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games in July

People - Entertainment - 12 hours ago

WHO panel approves emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm

The emergency use authorization of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine potentially paves the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a UN-backed initiative

The Globe and Mail - World - 12 hours ago

Russia releases new single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light: Here's all you need to know

The vaccine is easy to store between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius. It is also expected to cost less than $10.

First Post - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

How California reopening and COVID declining could spell trouble for Newsom recall effort

Newsom critics say the recall campaign must tap into discontent over homelessness, housing costs and other issues if the effort hopes to succeed.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 13 hours ago

Pandemic-era employee retention strategies worth carrying into a new normal.

Pandemic-era employee retention strategies worth carrying into a new normal.

Inc. - Business - 13 hours ago

Canadian Woman Dies of Rare Blood Clot After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine: Family

Family and friends said an Edmonton, Canada, woman died after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in April. Chief Medical ...

Epoch Times - World - 13 hours ago

Promising results vs. COVID variants from Moderna, Pfizer vaccines -- Moderna's results are preliminary and involve the South African and Brazlian variants. Pfizer's are from real-world data out of Israel on the British variant. -- May 6

Moderna's results are preliminary and involve the South African and Brazlian variants. Pfizer's are from real-world data out of Israel on the British variant.

CBS News - Top Stories - 13 hours ago

Town spends $230,000 in COVID relief to build squid statue -- Given the lack of vaccine access​ nationwide, many considered the tourist attraction to be a "waste" of stimulus funding. -- May 6

Given the lack of vaccine access​ nationwide, many considered the tourist attraction to be a "waste" of stimulus funding.

CBS News - World - 13 hours ago

Macron dismisses vaccine patent waiver push, blames 'Anglo Saxons' for blocking exports of Covid jabs, raw ingredients

The French president has urged nations not to prevent vaccines and the ingredients needed to make them from being exported around the world, as he said that waiving intellectual property rights would not solve distribution issues.

Russia Today - World - 13 hours ago

TV -- 'Magic Order' live-action series back on at Netflix -- Comic-book creator Mark Millar said the live-action adaptation of "The Magic Order" is in active development at Netflix after being put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Comic-book creator Mark Millar said the live-action adaptation of "The Magic Order" is in active development at Netflix after being put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UPI - Entertainment - 13 hours ago

Major cruise line may avoid Florida after new COVID law bans asking about vaccination status

The CEO of a major cruise line has expressed concern regarding a new law in Florida that bans businesses from asking whether employees and customers have been vaccinated against coronavirus.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

COVID vaccines: A money-maker for Florida doctors, pharmacies, grocery stores

Think your COVID vaccine was free? It wasn’t. Although you didn’t have to pay anything for the shots, the fees paid by insurance companies and the federal government put as much as $150 million in the pockets of Florida pharmacies, grocery stores and private medical practices.

Orlando Sentinel - Business - 14 hours ago

UK to offer under-40s alternative to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

A very small number of people who have been inoculated with the AstraZeneca vaccine have suffered blood clots.

CNBC - Health - 14 hours ago

Japan extends COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo and three other areas; PM says Olympics still going ahead

Japan had hoped a ‘short and powerful’ state of emergency would contain a fourth wave of infection, but new COVID-19 cases in major cities are still at high levels

The Globe and Mail - World - 14 hours ago

Pressure rises for India lockdown; COVID-19 surge breaks record again

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system shows no signs of abating.

CTV News - World - 14 hours ago

India surge breaks more COVID records

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system shows no signs of abating.

CTV News - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

Pfizer, BioNTech Seek Full US Approval For Covid-19 Vaccine

Pfizer, BioNTech seek full US approval for Covid-19 vaccine

International Business Times - Business - 14 hours ago

Pharma CEO warns COVID vaccine patent waivers a 'bad decision'

The CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America warned against waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccine technology Friday in an exclusive interview with "Mornings with Maria."

Fox News - Business - 14 hours ago

Moderna says its Covid vaccine booster works well against variants

A third dose, given six to eight months after the first round, appeared to be effective against variants first found in Brazil and South Africa.

NBC News - Health - 15 hours ago

Iran coronavirus update: 17,076 news cases, 335 deaths

TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) – According to the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 17,076 new cases of COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Mehr News Agency - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

UK scientists warn over Indian COVID 'variant of concern': Report

BBC says scientists have flagged evidence that Indian variant of virus spreads more quickly than its original version.

Aljazeera - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

Pfizer asks FDA for full approval of coronavirus vaccine

Full approval would allow the vaccine makers to offer booster shots against virus variants without first seeking a new emergency authorization

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

Japan extends coronavirus emergency in Tokyo, PM Suga says...

Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in novel coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics just months away.

Peninsula Qatar - World - 15 hours ago

Some Illinois doctors, including pediatricians, gearing up to offer COVID-19 vaccines in their offices

Some medical practices are hoping to soon offer COVID-19 vaccines in their offices, following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announcement Thursday that private doctors’ offices can now start ordering and administering the shots.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 15 hours ago

Colorado identifies Indian coronavirus variant in at least 5 residents

Health officials in Colorado have identified five cases of a coronavirus variant first discovered in India.

Fox News - Health - 15 hours ago

Inside India's coronavirus crisis -- Chris Livesay continues to report from India where coronavirus infections hit another grim global record on Thursday as more than 412,000 new cases were reported. Nearly 4,000 new deaths were also reported but experts continue to suggest the true numbers are likely far higher. CBS News speaks to epidemiologist Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan who said the country needs to ramp up vaccine production five-fold or else the virus will continue to be a threat to the world.

Chris Livesay continues to report from India where coronavirus infections hit another grim global record on Thursday as more than 412,000 new cases were reported. Nearly 4,000 new deaths were also reported but experts continue to suggest the true numbers are likely far higher. CBS News speaks to epidemiologist Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan who said the country needs to ramp up vaccine production five-fold or else the virus will continue to be a threat to the world.

CBS News - Top Stories - 16 hours ago

Salman Khan to donate Rs 1,500 each to 25,000 daily-wage film industry workers amid COVID-19 curbs

Khan will credit the amount in the accounts of these workers to help them during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

First Post - Entertainment - 16 hours ago

MPs to ask about Covid-19 vaccines, imported cases at May 10 Parliament sitting

Politics News -MPs have filed 22 questions related to the pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Politics - 16 hours ago

Pfizer and BioNTech seek full approval of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech on Friday started to apply for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration.

Washington Times - Top Stories - 16 hours ago

Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra, children, staff test positive for COVID-19; actress says they're in home isolation

Shilpa Shetty Kundra, whose parents-in-law have also tested positive for coronavirus, says they're all 'on the road to recovery', while she has tested negative.

First Post - Entertainment - 16 hours ago

Nepal facing 'human catastrophe' similar to India's amid Covid surge

“What is happening in India right now is a horrifying preview of Nepal’s future if we cannot contain this latest Covid surge”

Independent UK - World - 17 hours ago

India coronavirus disaster hangs over countries facing surge

Countries worldwide wrestling with new coronavirus surges are trying to ensure they aren’t hit by an India-style disaster.

Fox News - Health - 17 hours ago

Ashish Vaishnav/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images -- With a Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver likely, time to rethink global intellectual property rules

Governments in rich countries need to show moral courage and political will to redesign global intellectual property rules. A Covid-19 vaccine waiver is just the start, writes Ruth L. Okediji.

CNN - Opinion - 17 hours ago

Football clubs in Kolkata join hands to provide free COVID-19 vaccination

Not only essential medical supplies like beds, oxygen cylinders, ventilators are dwindling, there is also shortage of vaccines in the country.

First Post - Sports - 17 hours ago

Google's Sundar Pichai Joins Steering Committee of COVID-19 Task Force

Pichai joins two other Indian-American CEOs on the COVID-19 response committee.

NDTV - Technology - 17 hours ago

Why India's coronavirus situation is so bad, according to experts

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, India is being crushed by a new surge of infections that is shattering global records.

Fox News - Health - 17 hours ago

Alberta tightens rules as COVID cases surge, drops vaccine age to...

Alberta will become the first Canadian province to offer COVID-19 vaccines to everyone aged 12 and over from May 10, Premier Jason Kenney said on Wednesday, a day after he introduced tighter public health measures to combat a raging third wave of the pandemic.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 18 hours ago

Moderna sees no impact on COVID-19 vaccine from...

Moderna Inc on Thursday said it believes countries around the globe would continue buying its COVID-19 vaccine for years even if patents on the shots are waived, noting that rivals would face significant hurdles in scaling up manufacturing.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 18 hours ago

Japan extends COVID-19 emergency for its largest cities through this month

U.S. military bases in Japan reported five new cases of COVID-19.

Stars and Stripes - World - 18 hours ago

Covid-19 has killed 7,000 people in Ireland rather than 5,000 people, according to new study

A NEW study has theorised that Covid-19 has caused 2,000 further deaths in Ireland than have been...

Irish Post - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

Do not mock India, learn from its Covid-19 troubles

Asia News -Join The Straits Times's associate editor Ravi Velloor as he distils his experience from four decades of covering the continent.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

Mbalula: Billions lost in revenue by transport entities during Covid-19 pandemic -- By Mayibongwe Maqhina

The transport minister painted a bleak picture about state-owned entities falling under his department, saying some have racked up losses amounting to billions during the lockdown.

Independent Online - Politics - 18 hours ago

Malaysia Open postponed due to COVID-19 surge; Saina, Srikanth's Olympic hopes take hit

'All attempts were made by the organisers and BWF to provide a safe tournament environment for all participants, but the recent surge in cases left no choice but to postpone the tournament,' Badminton World Federation said in a statement.

First Post - Sports - 18 hours ago

Vice President Harris' Family in India Where COVID Rages

G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him. But with the virus ravaging his homeland, Balachandran had to settle for congratulatory phone calls.

Voice of America - US News - 18 hours ago

Badminton: Malaysia Open postponed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia Open, scheduled for May 25 to May 30, has been postponed due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the Southeast Asian ...

Channel NewsAsia - Sports - 18 hours ago

Moxy hotel in Dublin sold for €35m in first major sale in sector since pandemic

Property was sold by the Spitzer family’s Midwest Holding group to MHL Hotel Collection

Irish Times - Business - 19 hours ago

Coronavirus cases hit new record in India as calls grow for strict lockdown

With coronavirus cases surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown.

Los Angeles Times - US News - 19 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccine likely to arrive in North Korea in second half of t...

COVID-19 vaccine likely to arrive in North Korea in second half of this year

Korea Times - Top Stories - 19 hours ago

American doctor dies after travelling to India to help with Covid

‘It is ironic that we came to India for two weeks and he contracted it here,’ says Dr Rajendra Kapila’s widow

Independent UK - World - 19 hours ago

As the pandemic wanes, we need a fresh look at domestic violence

We need research to better understand the factors that contribute to and can reduce the risk of all forms of family violence.

North Jersey - Opinion - 20 hours ago

Sriprada, best known for appearing in Hindi and Bhojpuri films, passes away after COVID-19 complications

Sripada started her career in 1978 with Purana Purush and was known for appearing in popular films such as Dharam Sankat, Sholay Aur Toofan

First Post - Entertainment - 20 hours ago

PH aids Covid-19 stricken ship crew with 'travel history' that includes India

THE Department of Health (DoH), through the Bureau of Quarantine (BoQ), has provided immediate medical aid to crewmembers of cargo ship M/V Athens Bridge, which sought refuge in the country after it was denied entry in different countries, having had a “travel history” that included India. The ship has 21 Filipinos on board, 12 of […]

Manila Times - Top Stories - 21 hours ago

Covid-19: Irish death toll may be 2,000 higher ‑ US research

IHME puts deaths from virus at 6.9m globally as it warns of under-reporting in every country

Irish Times - Health - 21 hours ago

FTSE 100 inches back to pre-pandemic levels, Sensex opens on a high

Vaccine stocks dipped after US president Joe Biden backed plans to waive patents on Covid-19 shots

Independent UK - Business - 22 hours ago

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Start Campaign To Raise COVID-19 Relief Funds

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma started a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief work in India and urged their fans to donate to the fund. Kohli and Anushka donated Rs 2 crore.

NDTV - Sports - 22 hours ago

MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in ceremony held under COVID shadow

In the polls held for the 234-member Assembly, DMK swept past the majority mark to garner 133 seats, while Congress won in 18 constituencies

First Post - Politics - 23 hours ago

World News -- Russia says slimmed-down 'Sputnik Light' COVID-19 vaccine 79% effective -- Russian health officials said Thursday the country's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized as a single-dose shot, known as "Sputnik Light."

Russian health officials said Thursday the country's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized as a single-dose shot, known as "Sputnik Light."

UPI - Health - 23 hours ago

EU nations divided over lifting COVID-19 vaccine patents

Commission president von der Leyen said the bloc would discuss the move, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office spoke out against it.

Euronews - World - 23 hours ago

OLYMPICS -- Canadian committees happy to learn Pfizer will donate COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympic delegations

The International Olympic Committee said Thursday that Pfizer will donate doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to national Olympic and Paralympic delegations

The Globe and Mail - Sports - 1 day ago

EU supports COVID vaccine patent waiver talks, but critics say won't...

EU supports COVID vaccine patent waiver talks, but critics say won't solve scarcity

Korea Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

3 million coronavirus vaccine doses down, but many more still to go in San Diego

Local officials say the region is unlikely to move into the state’s least-restrictive reopening tier

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

The inflation threat to a post-COVID economy

Food, gas, and home prices are rising, and the Fed is asleep at the wheel.

Washington Examiner - Health - 1 day ago

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

According to a new study and data from the U.S. Census Bureau, thousands of people migrated out of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas and into smaller ones during the pandemic.

Fox News - Business - 1 day ago

India reports record number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths as virus spreads to rural villages

A record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases and 3,980 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours in India, taking total infections past 21 million

The Globe and Mail - World - 1 day ago

The week in whoppers: CNN's COVID nonsense, Biden's tax-hike gaffe and more

Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions: This Headline: France kept classrooms open ‘at all costs.’ At a school where 20 pupils lost loved ones, some say the price...

New York Post - Opinion - 1 day ago

Support grows for easing COVID-19 vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain -- World -- |

France has now joined the United States in calling for the easing of patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. Other countries, including Canada, China and Russia, are at least willing to take part in WTO talks into a proposal to waive international protection rules.

CBC News - World - 1 day ago

900k Covid deaths in America? Gates-backed institute claims global coronavirus toll MORE THAN DOUBLE the official number

An outfit whose statistical models were used to justify early Covid-19 lockdowns is now arguing that the true death toll of the pandemic is far higher than the official numbers – and closer to their own apocalyptic predictions.

Russia Today - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Eurovision welcomes back fans despite pandemic

It's Europe's most popular cultural event and the Netherlands will host it despite battling a third Covid wave.

BBC News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

The world turns to China for Covid-19 vaccines after India, US stumble

United States News -Demand is expected to rise even further if WHO authorises vaccines from China's Sinovac Biotech and Sinopharm Group.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 1 day ago

Schumer celebrates as Junior's Restaurant reopens in Times Square after 14-month COVID-related closure

“New York will be back,” Schumer said as orange and white balloons floated nearby. “I have every faith in New York.”

New York Daily News - Politics - 1 day ago

In a pandemic, confusing government messages about COVID-19 vaccines aren't helpful -- The Editorial Board

Trudeau, Tam are saying all vaccines are effective, but the National Advisory Committee on Immunization strongly recommends mRNA vaccines

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 1 day ago

After COVID vaccine, returning to 'normal' life is not so simple

Struggling with going back to ‘normal’ after the vaccine? Vanessa Hua describes her return to socialization, and why it’s OK to take things slow.

San Francisco Chronicle - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Covid and pregnancy - should you get the vaccine?

As the Covid vaccine is rolled out to younger age groups, BBC News looks at what it means for anyone expecting a baby.

BBC News - Health - 1 day ago

COVID-19 U.S. death toll as high as 905,000, worldwide is double official estimates, study claims

The worldwide COVID death toll is more than double the official count of 3.24 million, a new study estimates, the U.S. is no exception. More than 905,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the U.S., 57% more than the official tally, researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said Thursday in a new analysis.

New York Daily News - US News - 1 day ago

Rugby Canada says some members of women's sevens team have tested positive for COVID-19

The Canadian women's rugby sevens team, already embroiled in an ugly split with its coach arising from a formal complaint under Rugby Canada's harassment and bullying policy, is now dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19.

CTV News - Sports - 1 day ago

Covid vaccine makers' shares seesaw after U.S. says it will back patent waivers

Pfizer fell Thursday by as much as 5% from Wednesday's close while Moderna dipped by almost 12% before both stocks recovered most of those losses.

CNBC - Health - 1 day ago

Brazil coronavirus case count tops 15 million: Health ministry

Brazil recorded 73,380 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, bringing the ...

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 day ago

With coronavirus caseloads calming, Maryland hits 5 million vaccinations

As of Thursday, more than 5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in Maryland, as coronavirus metrics remain fairly low.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 1 day ago

COVID-19 vaccines really do prevent coronavirus infections, studies suggest

Two studies of hospital workers bolster the case that COVID-19 vaccines really do reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 day ago

Could lifting patents mean Covid vaccines for all?

The US says it supports a temporary lift on vaccine patents, but some countries have pushed back.

BBC News - Business - 1 day ago

Covid-19 vaccinations for all Irish athletes at Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics after deal struck with Pfizer

IRISH Olympic and Paralympic athletes will all be offered a Covid-19 vaccination ahead of travell...

Irish Post - Top Stories - 1 day ago

COVID forces families to rethink nursing home care for their loved ones: 'It made us look at an alternative'

Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

Chicago Tribune - Politics - 1 day ago

Weekly jobless claims fall below 500,000, setting a pandemic low

Weekly jobless claims hit a pandemic-era low for the fourth consecutive week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, with 498,000 Americans filing for initial unemployment benefits during the week ended May 1.

Stars and Stripes - US News - 1 day ago

Will a Patent Waiver for COVID Vaccines End the Pandemic? -- Elliot Hannon

The Biden administration pledges its support to waiving drugmakers' IP protections.

Slate - Politics - 1 day ago

Residents left big metros during pandemic for family: study

The study found that many of the migrants weren’t driven by new jobs or weather — or even a fear of the virus — but a desire to be closer to family and a freedom to make it happen because of remote working.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 1 day ago

German Chancellor Merkel opposes Biden's proposed patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come out in opposition to a U.S. proposal to waive patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines to aid poor countries.

Washington Examiner - Health - 1 day ago

Sports News -- Pfizer, BioNTech to donate vaccines to Olympic athletes -- Pfizer and German partner BioNTech will donate doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for athletes and delegations in this Summer's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday.

Pfizer and German partner BioNTech will donate doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for athletes and delegations in this Summer's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday.

UPI - Health - 1 day ago

Coronavirus News Updates: Given people's mandate twice, concerned about their suffering: Modi govt tells SC

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: While the Centre has now allotted 480 MT of medical oxygen to the state from various sources, the maximum consumption per day touched 550 MT, including government and private hospitals Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com.

First Post - Health - 1 day ago

Suspect arrested for stealing 100 doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine, Botox

A suspect accused of stealing dozens of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines in addition to a vial of Botox and other medical equipment has been arrested in Washington state.

New York Daily News - US News - 1 day ago

Op-ed: India's COVID-19 crisis pushes the US to get vaccine diplomacy right

Pressure from the crisis in India has led the Biden administration to agree to share up to 60 million doses of AstraZeneca with other countries in the coming months, and on Wednesday, the Biden administration voiced support for waiving patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines to increase production. This is a welcome change but won’t be enough, writes Elizabeth Shackelford in an op-ed.

Chicago Tribune - Opinion - 1 day ago

Vaccine companies urged to share formulas as COVID crisis grows -- While some of the world's wealthiest nations move closer to mass immunity, dozens of low- and middle-income countries have been left clambering for scarce coronavirus vaccines. -- May 5

While some of the world's wealthiest nations move closer to mass immunity, dozens of low- and middle-income countries have been left clambering for scarce coronavirus vaccines.

CBS News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

California bar owner arrested for selling fake COVID-19 vaccine cards

Agents of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) went undercover at Old Corner Saloon in Clements earlier this year after getting a complaint that fraudulent cards were being sold at the location, according to officials at ABC.

Fox News - Business - 1 day ago

For mother-daughter violinists, Boston Pops concert is a pandemic high note

An online Mother's Day program features Ala and Maria Jojatu performing Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins.

Boston Globe - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Periods and COVID-19: Do vaccines affect menstrual cycles?

It's not yet known whether COVID-19 vaccines can affect your period, but researchers are starting to study the issue.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 day ago

Archie receives birthday wishes from royal family, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle organize COVID-19 vaccine fundraiser

A 2-year-old’s birthday was cause for a temporary detente Thursday between the warring branches of the British royal family.

New York Daily News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

D'Jais offering COVID vaccine shots with 2021 Summer VIP cards

Ready to go shot for shot? If you get a COVID vaccine at D'Jais next week, you'll also get a free Summer 2021 VIP summer card.

North Jersey - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Watch live: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to make pandemic recovery update

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to make an announcement “regarding new initiatives to help young people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic” today at 1 p.m.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 1 day ago

U.S. News -- Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine is 96% effective in children 12-17 -- Moderna announced Thursday that further studies have shown that its COVID-19 vaccine is 96% effective in children between the ages of 12 and 17.

Moderna announced Thursday that further studies have shown that its COVID-19 vaccine is 96% effective in children between the ages of 12 and 17.

UPI - Health - 1 day ago

SPCO adapts to pandemic with a series of small-scale works by composers of color

The orchestra will premiere a series of small-scale works starting Saturday.

Star Tribune - Entertainment - 1 day ago

'Heartbreak on top of heartbreak': California's first surgeon general navigates the pandemic

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has become one of the nation's most influential public health figures while guiding California's efforts during the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 day ago

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggests coronavirus made in lab to wage 'biological warfare': reports

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has caused another international stir by claiming that COVID-19 was created as part of "biological warfare," according to reports.

Fox News - World - 1 day ago

Less than a third of U.S. parents say they'd let their child get COVID-19 vaccine right away: survey

As COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers try to get their shots authorized for younger children in the U.S., less than a third of parents say they would get their child vaccinated as soon as it is authorized for their age group, a survey reveals.

CTV News - Health - 1 day ago

Money -- Jobless claims fall below 500K in pandemic low -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago. -- Money

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago.

USA Today - Business - 1 day ago

More nations support easing patent rules on COVID-19 vaccines; IP waiver not a solution, insists Big Pharma

The vaccine manufacturing industry said that reducing bottlenecks in supply chains and a scarcity of ingredients that go into vaccines are more pressing issues than waiving patents

First Post - World - 1 day ago

Russia gives regulatory approval to single-dose version of country's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

Named Sputnik Light, the new version is identical to the first dose of the two-dose Sputnik V. The regulatory approval will allow it to be marketed and administered as a separate COVID-19 vaccine

The Globe and Mail - World - 1 day ago

Entertainment workers hit hard by pandemic

A new survey by The Actors Fund found that 76% of respondents lost income and 40% reported reduced food security.

Chicago Sun-Times - Entertainment - 1 day ago

India sees record COVID-19 rise -- 412,000 new cases in single day

India on Thursday reported another daily record of new COVID-19 cases -- more than 412,000 -- and almost 4,000 new deaths.

UPI - Opinion - 1 day ago

Pandemic will force 18 million Indians to find a new occupation by 2030: Report

The impact will be 'disproportionately' felt on low-wage workers in retail, food services, hospitality, and office administration

Deccan Chronicle - Business - 1 day ago

Canada's and the U.S.'s pandemic responses show how our differences are growing -- Subscriber content -- Lawrence Martin

Vaccine-resistant Americans – many aligned with Donald Trump’s populist far-right – have put the U.S. in jeopardy of missing out on herd immunity

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 1 day ago

US move on vaccine intellectual property is 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight

A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.

Sky News - Business - 1 day ago

Russia approves single-dose 'Sputnik Light' vaccine; COVID-19 jab shows 79.4% efficacy

The Russian vaccine has been approved for use in over 60 countries, but the European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration have not okayed it yet

First Post - Health - 1 day ago

Global pandemic -- Pressure grows for new national lockdown as India breaks record with 400k daily cases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has so far resisted imposing nationwide restrictions, is worried about a backlash over livelihoods

Telegraph UK - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Essex County COVID-19 vaccine tracker -- Here's how many Essex County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 3.

Here's how many Essex County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 3.

North Jersey - US News - 1 day ago

Passaic County COVID-19 vaccine tracker -- Here's how many Passaic County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 3.

Here's how many Passaic County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 3.

North Jersey - US News - 1 day ago

Pfizer, BioNTech to Donate Coronavirus Vaccine to Olympians

Pfizer and BioNTech will donate their COVID-19 vaccine to athletes training for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday. Doses are expected to be delivered later this month, which would be in time for the athletes to be fully immunized for the games, starting July 23.

Voice of America - Science - 1 day ago

What is the argument against lifting COVID vaccine patents?

The US has backed plans to waive intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines, but the idea faces stiff opposition.

Euronews - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Bank of England forecasts strong COVID recovery with biggest economic bounce-back since WWII

The Bank signals it is not too concerned about a spike in inflation ahead and its COVID crisis support will be maintained.

Sky News - Business - 1 day ago

Almost third of adults have received Covid-19 vaccine, says HSE

No outbreaks in nursing homes last week with all sickness indicators down, says Reid

Irish Times - Health - 1 day ago

Bergen County COVID-19 vaccine tracker -- Here's how many Bergen County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 3.

Here's how many Bergen County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 3.

North Jersey - US News - 1 day ago

Biden's new goal: 70% of Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 by July 4

U.S. President Joe Biden is setting a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one dose to 70 per cent of adult Americans by July 4, the White House said Tuesday, as the administration pushes to make it easier for people to get shots and to bring the country closer to normalcy.

CBC News - Health - 1 day ago

Russia ready to back waiving intellectual property rights for Covid vaccines, as Putin says now 'not the time to maximize profits'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow would support relinquishing patent rights for Covid-19 vaccines, given the importance of fighting the pandemic.

Russia Today - Politics - 1 day ago

Nanos: Canadians expect politicians to take responsibility for pandemic failures

How do Canadians feel about the COVID-19 response? It depends on what province they're living in, according to Nanos Research's Nik Nanos.

CTV News - Politics - 1 day ago

'Stranger Things' Goes Back to the Beginning in Season 4 Teaser -- By Daniel Kreps -- Halted by Covid-19 pandemic, Stranger Things 4 is "currently in production"

'Stranger Things' goes back to the beginning and brings back a long-absent character in its mysterious new Season 4 teaser.

Rolling Stone - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Moderna CEO expects more Covid variants to emerge in coming months

Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Thursday the company expects more variants of the coronavirus will emerge in the coming months.

CNBC - Health - 1 day ago

Russia authorizes use of 'Sputnik Light,' a one-shot Covid vaccine

The Russian Direct Investment Fund said the one-shot "Sputnik Light" Covid vaccine had an efficacy rate of 79.4% and would cost less than $10 a dose.

CNBC - Health - 1 day ago

Why Many of Hollywood's Top Execs Saw Pay Rise During a Pandemic Year

Entertainment and media leaders often saw compensation climb in 2020, buoyed by non-salary sources like stock and option awards.

Hollywood Reporter - Business - 1 day ago

Latest COVID vaccine updates: State supply near 600k next week, 6.5 million inoculated statewide

The latest COVID vaccine updates for Central Florida and across the state and nation: what you need to know.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Florida COVID vaccine supply remains near 600k doses for next week

The federal supply of COVID-19 vaccines will increase next week now that the Johnson & Johnson option is back in play.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Health News -- Israel study finds Pfizer vaccine 95% effective, even against 'British' variant -- People fully vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot are more than 95% protected against infection, hospitalization, severe illness and death from the disease, a study published by The Lancet found.

People fully vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot are more than 95% protected against infection, hospitalization, severe illness and death from the disease, a study published by The Lancet found.

UPI - Health - 1 day ago

US unemployment claims fall to a pandemic low of 498,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending.

Chicago Tribune - Politics - 1 day ago

Cafe sparks fury with job ad saying those on benefits during pandemic were 'sitting on their hole watching Netflix'

They described those on PUP as ‘sitting on their hole watching Netflix’

Irish Post - Weird - 1 day ago

India cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy's sister succumbs to COVID-19 two weeks after mother's demise

The all-rounder, who has been helping others through her social media by amplifying their requests for aid, had lost her mother Cheluvamba Devi in April.

First Post - Sports - 1 day ago

Epic Stuffed Earnings: Papa John's reports sustained demand as pandemic wanes

Papa John's pizza beat Wall Street expectations for the first quarter Thursday even though it is starting to face increased competition from reopened restaurants.

Washington Times - Business - 1 day ago

Asian Insider: Britain signals tilt to Asia | Anguish and hope in India's Covid-19 crisis

Asia News -Dear ST reader, We hope you’ve been keeping well. In our Asian Insider newsletter this week, we examine Britain’s deployment of its largest aircraft carrier to the Indo-Pacific, a move

The Straits Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

EU open to COVID-19 vaccine waiver after Biden move

The European Union said Thursday it is ready to consider waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines after President Biden threw his support behind the idea.

Washington Times - World - 1 day ago

'We felt a strong need to support': Lancaster County nonprofit sending aid to India as COVID cases soar

Manish Jhunjhunwala is among many in Lancaster County worried about their relatives in India as the country continues to be ravaged by COVID-19.

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Moderna: COVID-19 vaccine 96% effective in kids ages 12 to 17

Drugmaker Moderna said Thursday its COVID-19 vaccine was 96% effective in a study involving adolescents ages 12 to 17.

Washington Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Who's getting jabbed among the over-50s? Here are the latest COVID vaccine stats

Coronavirus vaccine rates are found to be lower among all ethnic minority groups compared with the white British population.

Sky News - Politics - 1 day ago

Pfizer, BioNTech to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Olympic...

The companies said the doses donated would be in addition to doses provided under supply agreements with countries worldwide and would not affect the existing agreements.

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Government and big pharma face clash on Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

Two Ministers back US support for patent waiver opposed by pharmaceutical industry

Irish Times - Health - 1 day ago

India reports over 412,000 new Covid cases as court wades into oxygen crisis

India's Supreme Court ordered the central government to present a comprehensive plan by Thursday outlining steps to meet medical oxygen requirements for Delhi.

CNBC - Health - 1 day ago

COVID-19 and the battle over vaccine IP rights

In a potentially pivotal move, the US has backed a global waiver on patent protections for coronavirus vaccines.

Aljazeera - Science - 1 day ago

WHO: Can India slow down spread of COVID-19?

WHO spokesperson Dr Margaret Harris says India’s population must be supported in efforts to stay at home and socially distance.

Sky News - World - 1 day ago

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may come to India, emergency approval on the cards

In April, the US pharma company had offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the Indian government's immunisation programme.

First Post - Health - 1 day ago

US supports SA and India's call to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents -- By Rudolph Nkgadima

The waiver will allow countries to suspend the protection of intellectual property for Covid-19 products for the duration of the pandemic.

Independent Online - World - 1 day ago

How India's Covid-19 crisis is hurting Africa -- By Rudolph Nkgadima

More vaccination campaigns on the continent might be brought to a complete halt because of India's export ban resulting in Covax supplies drying up.

Independent Online - World - 1 day ago

California coronavirus cases plummet despite surges in Oregon, Washington

California has continued to do better than any other state, with the lowest per capita coronavirus case rate in the nation over the last week.

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

India optimistic as COVID threatens T20 World Cup double whammy

India's cricket board is hoping it might be able to squeeze the remainder of its lucrative Indian Premier League into a crowded calendar and is still confident of hosting the T20 World Cup later this year, a top official told Reuters on Thursday.

Peninsula Qatar - Sports - 1 day ago

Pandemic accelerated digital transformation in financial sector

The pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation in financial sector, said experts during a webinar hosted by Doha Bank. I

Peninsula Qatar - Business - 1 day ago

India's COVID-19 cases surpass 21 million amid oxygen supply issues

India has hit another record for COVID-19 infections as the country struggles to meet demand for oxygen.

Euronews - World - 1 day ago

Half of children eating more junk food since pandemic began - study

Safefood seeking to help families get back to healthier habits as society opens back up

Irish Times - Health - 1 day ago

WHO will set up data hub in Berlin to anticipate and respond to future pandemic threats

The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence has been set up in Berlin and will begin operating later this year.

First Post - World - 1 day ago

Kiwis caught up on Everest as Covid breaks out at base camp

This season saw Everest's first case of Covid. Also, a record number of cimbers.

NZ Herald - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine offers over 95 percent protection against COVID-19, says largest real-world study

The global use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is limited by supply issues, high costs, and ultra-cold chain storage requirements.

First Post - World - 1 day ago

COVID restrictions return to Sydney as mystery case investigated

Australian authorities trying to work out how a Sydney man acquired Indian virus variant linked to a case from the US

Aljazeera - Top Stories - 1 day ago

How 2 young math geeks solved the mystery of Mexico City's Covid-19 dead -- By The Washington Post

The mystery surfaced early in the pandemic. Hospitals were jammed with coronavirus victims, but the official death count in Mexico City appeared suspiciously low.

Independent Online - Health - 1 day ago

In welcome news for poor nations, US backs waiver for coronavirus vaccine patents

Move comes as a welcome development for poor nations who have struggled to obtain coronavirus vaccines

International The News - World - 1 day ago

Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images -- The pandemic can't end unless the world helps India. Immediately.

India's Covid crisis could have devastating consequences for the entire world, write eight Indian American physicians. In addition to the fact that the unmitigated spread of the virus is allowing new variants to arise, multiple low- and middle-income countries will lose critical lifelines if India -- a major global supplier of vaccines -- is unable to provide medications through the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) program.

CNN - Opinion - 1 day ago

WHO says Sinovac COVID vaccine effective but some data lacking

Expert group says ‘quality’ data needed on adverse effects of jab, as vaccine rolled out from Brazil to Indonesia.

Aljazeera - Science - 2 days ago

Biden administration backs waiver of intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines

The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an attempt to speed the end of the pandemic.

Boston Globe - Politics - 2 days ago

Biden Agrees to Waive COVID-19 Vaccine Patents, but It's Still Complicated

The Biden administration has agreed to support waiving intellectual property (IP) restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a breakthrough in the global fight against the pandemic that can empower governments to tackle vaccine scarcity and inequity. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the administration's position in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

Voice of America - Science - 2 days ago

No more pajamas: Back-to-school fashion gives students a sense of hope after pandemic

As L.A. County high schools reopen, teens are redefining back-to-school wardrobe, shedding their remote-learning loungewear for innovative looks.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 2 days ago

State appeals court upholds Gov. Newsom's emergency powers during pandemic

Gov. Gavin Newsom wins his appeal of a judge's ruling last year that he didn't have the right to change state laws during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

Vaccine game-changer? US moves to waive IP on Covid vaccines

'The rich countries have to stop being selfish here' - Dr Nikki Turner

NZ Herald - Politics - 2 days ago

Out of tune: How the pandemic has changed live music for good

In the first of a three-part series on the future of entertainment, we look at how lockdown has altered our listening habits

Telegraph UK - Technology - 2 days ago

Biden to support waiving COVID-19 vaccine patent protections to aid other countries

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said the United States would support a global effort to lift intellectual property protections temporarily on coronavirus vaccines in an effort to help countries struggling with the weight of the pandemic to develop the shots more quickly.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

U.S. supports waiving intellectual property rules for COVID-19 vaccines -- World -- |

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Grosse Pointe man wants prison release for COVID-19 fears — but no vaccine

Convicted cadaver dealer Art Rathburn wants to live with a cousin rather than serve out his prison term due to COVID-19 fears.

Detroit Free Press - US News - 2 days ago

Altered Moderna vaccine 'neutralises Covid variants in trials'

Boosters effective in small trial against South African and Brazilian coronavirus variants

Irish Times - Health - 2 days ago

We probably won't reach herd immunity against COVID-19 any time soon, but it's OK, experts say -- Robson Fletcher -- Health -- |

Herd immunity looks like an increasingly high bar, and it may be out of reach. But that's no reason to despair. It's not herd immunity or bust. The closer we get, the more we can return to normal life.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Op-ed: India is my soul, and it is on fire as COVID-19 ravages my homeland

For Chicago writer Anita Vijayakumar, the surge of COVID-19 cases in India is personal. "It was in India that I took my first steps. It’s where I learned how to dance around pebbles that pierced my bare feet and run through sugarcane fields that had never been touched by a pandemic."

Chicago Tribune - Opinion - 2 days ago

How can Amazon pay no tax while enjoying record pandemic revenues?

Europe Letter: Web of subsidiaries makes question hard to answer, which is the point

Irish Times - World - 2 days ago

Fauci: Vaccinated people who had Covid may have more protection against variants

Studies provide more evidence on the benefits of getting vaccinated, Fauci said.

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

U.S. backs waiving patent protections for Covid vaccines, citing global health crisis

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it supports waiving intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines.

CNBC - Politics - 2 days ago

90% of Sinovac employees took COVID vaccine: CEO

The program is intended for specific groups, including medical staffers, those who work at food markets, transportation and service sectors

Deccan Chronicle - Business - 2 days ago

Coronavirus News Updates: Couldn't predict ferocity of second wave, says Centre's scientific advisor

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: In view of the rising Covid cases, the Election Commission of India decides to defer by-elections of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) and Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) Parliamentary constituencies and 8 Assembly constituencies in various states Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com.

First Post - Health - 2 days ago

India official warns to brace for new COVID-19 waves

Facing critical shortages of hospital beds and oxygen, the warnings came as India reported 3,780 new pandemic deaths

International The News - World - 2 days ago

Serbia in 'world first' as citizens offered €25 to have COVID vaccine

Serbia President Aleksandar Vucic said the government initiative was the first of its kind in the world to promote vaccinations.

Euronews - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Magic coach Steve Clifford ready to hit ground running as he returns from COVID bout

Orlando Magic coach Steve Clifford called his COVID-19 infection "uneventful" as he returns to the sideline to lead his team over its final seven games, starting with Wednesday's matchup against the Boston Celtics.

Orlando Sentinel - Sports - 2 days ago

Pfizer's obscene $900m profit from its Covid vaccine in just three months proves capitalism and public health are bad bedfellows

The US pharmaceutical giant cashing in on a pandemic that has killed 3.2m people while failing to help the world’s poor is morally indefensible, and illustrates the corrupt nature of monopoly medicine.

Russia Today - World - 2 days ago

CDC projects a surge in U.S. Covid cases through May before a 'sharp decline'

While Covid cases are expected to increase this month, hospitalizations and deaths will likely remain low nationally, the U.S. agency said.

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

Judge overturns federal pandemic eviction moratorium

A federal judge vacated the nationwide moratorium on evictions established last year to protect renters who could not pay their rent due to restrictions meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

Michigan doctors say give kids COVID-19 vaccines -- Vaccinating kids will have a big impact on the nation's ability to rein in the spread of COVID-19, said Dr. Rosemary Olivero of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Vaccinating kids will have a big impact on the nation's ability to rein in the spread of COVID-19, said Dr. Rosemary Olivero of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

Detroit Free Press - US News - 2 days ago

Want $50 toward your broadband internet bill? Check with the FCC -- The Federal Communications Commission will begin taking applications for the COVID-19 relief program to help pay for Americans' broadband bills.

The Federal Communications Commission will begin taking applications for the COVID-19 relief program to help pay for Americans' broadband bills.

USA Today - Technology - 2 days ago

Elections in India intensified spread of Covid-19 pandemic's second wave

South Asia News -The five regions with elections reported a much higher rate of increase in infections than those without. . Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Restaurants rush to amend reservations, up manpower for tightened COVID-19 measures | Video

Restaurants are rushing to amend reservations and up their manpower to deal with a predicted surge in diners before tighter COVID-19 measures kick in this Saturday (May 8). Some say they're more prepared for this round of tightening after the lessons learnt from last year's "circuit breaker". Isabelle Lim reports.

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 2 days ago

Maryland approaches 5 million COVID vaccines administered

As Maryland health officials reported approaching 5 million coronavirus vaccines administered, the state notched a week straight of fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus infections.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 2 days ago

India's government ordered to fix oxygen crisis as Covid cases soar

With 382,315 new daily confirmed cases of Covid-19, India's Supreme Court gave the government one day to submit a plan on meeting Delhi hospitals' oxygen requirements.

NBC News - World - 2 days ago

RealGood Stuff plots big post-pandemic restaurant expansion in Chicago and beyond

RealGood Stuff has leased space in a Fulton Market office building as the fast-casual restaurant concept maps out an ambitious expansion more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. The store at 333 N. Green St. is expected to open in October.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 2 days ago

India, the world's biggest producer of Covid shots, has a vaccine shortage

India's devastating experience of a second wave of coronavirus cases is ongoing but questions are now focusing on how the country got to this tragic point.

CNBC - World - 2 days ago

WHO to open a global pandemic 'intelligence' hub in Germany

The World Health Organization has launched what it called a "Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence" in Germany on Wednesday.

CNBC - World - 2 days ago

IPL 2021: Foreign cricketers scramble to escape coronavirus-hit India

Cricket authorities in Australia, New Zealand and England rushed to evacuate top players from India after IPL was postponed

International The News - Sports - 2 days ago

Voices -- Why community health workers are pandemic heroes -- Amid the pandemic, I spent the past year gathering insights about the mental and emotional challenges for those saving lives against the coronavirus. -- Voices

Amid the pandemic, I spent the past year gathering insights about the mental and emotional challenges for those saving lives against the coronavirus.

USA Today - Opinion - 2 days ago

COVID-19 overshadows independence in key Scottish election

Scotland holds an election Thursday that could hasten the breakup of the United Kingdom

Independent UK - Politics - 2 days ago

Author Michael Lewis on his new book -- Author Michael Lewis joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book "The Premonition: A Pandemic Story," an in-depth look at why America's public health institutions struggled to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what lessons should be learned before the next one. -- May 4

Author Michael Lewis joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book "The Premonition: A Pandemic Story," an in-depth look at why America's public health institutions struggled to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what lessons should be learned before the next one.

CBS News - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Why India's coronavirus case and fatality numbers are likely undercounted

As daily case counts in India soar far beyond what other countries have reported, experts caution the official COVID-19 numbers from the world's second most populous country are likely a massive undercount.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Era of isolationism is coming to the world and the end of Covid pandemic won't automatically unlock borders

During my recent visit to Moscow, one of Russia's best foreign policy experts said something that many of us are thinking but still reluctant to recognize: the world has entered an era of closed borders and restricted travel.

Russia Today - Politics - 2 days ago

Moderna boosting COVID-19 vaccine-making capacity,...

So far, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca have been the only major global drugmakers with authorized COVID-19 shots that can be stored without a freezer.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 2 days ago

Covid-19: Calls for India travel ban premature, says health expert -- By Zintle Mahlati

The health department has moved to reassure citizens that there are currently no direct flights from India to South Africa.

Independent Online - World - 2 days ago

Orlando Magic host COVID vaccination event at Amway Center

The Amway Center is about to host its first COVID vaccination event — an effort by the Orlando Magic, AdventHealth and the city of Orlando to inoculate 2,300 Central Floridians.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 2 days ago

Voices -- India's COVID crisis: We forgot about the pandemic -- My Instagram feed went from posts about going out to desperate requests for hospital beds and oxygen. We had forgotten we were still in a pandemic. -- Voices

My Instagram feed went from posts about going out to desperate requests for hospital beds and oxygen. We had forgotten we were still in a pandemic.

USA Today - Opinion - 2 days ago

Ex-India Hockey Coach MK Kaushik Hospitalised After Testing Covid +ve

A member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, MK Kaushik was admitted to a nursing home in New Delhi after his oxygen saturation level kept fluctuating.

NDTV - Sports - 2 days ago

Ontario records 3,436 new COVID-19 cases, vaccine appointments open to 18+ in hot spots -- Canada -- - -- Toronto -- |

Ontario reported another 3,436 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as eligibility for vaccines opened to all residents aged 18 and older in hot-spot areas.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

4 HEALTHY HABITS TO KEEP PRACTISING, EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMIC ENDS -- By Vuyolwethu Fundam

We have narrowed down four important habits we should keep practising, even after the pandemic has passed.

Independent Online - Health - 2 days ago

Record 3,780 Covid-19 deaths in India as 'oxygen express' trains reach Delhi

Hospitals appeal for oxygen by invoking India’s constitutional right to protection of life

Irish Times - World - 2 days ago

Vaccine testing to be expanded to 'future-proof' UK against Covid

Government hopes £30m investment will lead to jabs capable of neutralising new and emerging variants

Independent UK - Science - 2 days ago

Lifting of COVID-19 restrictions paves way for fans to fully return to sports

Jam-packed stadiums and arenas in Pennsylvania will signify the true end of the COVID-19 pandemic for sports fans and officials.

Lancaster Online - Sports - 3 days ago

Can we mix and match vaccines? One big question for two COVID-19 doses

A new study out of the U.K. may be able to provide guidance soon as to whether 'mix and matching' vaccines — using different combinations of approved COVID-19 vaccines for the first and second doses within a single person — will work as well, or even work better.

CTV News - Health - 3 days ago

This is the month when Canada breaks the back of the pandemic -- The Editorial Board

Vaccines are rolling in, a sign of hope after a brutal month in Canada – but while we are making progress against the pandemic, we have not yet beaten it

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 3 days ago

Daily rate of first doses of COVID-19 vaccines falls under 1 million

The number of people receiving the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine daily has slipped below 1 million, putting the goal of herd immunity for the United States further into doubt.

Washington Examiner - Health - 3 days ago

Column: As pandemic eases, local pastor experiences another disaster

On the day Derek Chauvin was convicted, Presbyterian minister's Normal Heights home goes up in flames

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Evidence Reveals That Military Team Collaborated With Lab in City Where COVID-19 Pandemic Originated

The Chinese regime has said its controversial virology institute had no relationship with the military, but the institute worked ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Maryland Gov. Hogan orders nursing homes to report staff, resident COVID vaccinations weekly

The data will be posted on the Department of Aging website and at each facility.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 3 days ago

The Monitor's View -- Feeling creative? Join the pandemic-weary.

Isolation and remote work have led to a burst of innovation – and a search for the sources of creativity.

Christian Science Monitor - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: Stop RTPCR tests for healthy travellers to reduce stress on labs, says ICMR

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: The advisory said that the need for RTPCR test in healthy people travelling inter-state may be completely removed to reduce the load on laboratories Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com.

First Post - Health - 3 days ago

Lifting vaccine patent protections is the surest way to end the COVID-19 pandemic -- Agnee Ghosh

As the virus devastates India, my frustration grows that a common sense way out of this crisis is being blocked by Western countries such as Canada

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 3 days ago

Ford Field switches to J&J vaccine, walk-ups in final weeks -- As Detroit's Ford Field enters its final weeks as a federally operated mass COVID-19 vaccination site, it will switch to Johnson & Johnson's one-dose shot.

As Detroit's Ford Field enters its final weeks as a federally operated mass COVID-19 vaccination site, it will switch to Johnson & Johnson's one-dose shot.

Detroit Free Press - US News - 3 days ago

#OSNow PODCAST: DeSantis suspends all local COVID orders, Orange County mayor blasts governor's action, and COVID variant cases in Florida on rise (Ep. 643)

Daily Orlando Sentinel Now podcast: Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends all local COVID orders, Orange County mayor blasts governor’s action, and COVID variant cases in Florida on rise.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Nancy Wilson of Heart embraces her debut solo album, which she credits largely to COVID-19 shutdown

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee steps into solo spotlight: 'I've been meaning to do this album for ages'

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

Reported COVID variant cases in Florida doubled in 2 weeks

Over 10,000 cases of COVID-19 “variants of concern” have been reported in Florida, state health officials disclosed Monday, more than double the number just two weeks earlier and an indication that the spread is accelerating just as Gov. Ron DeSantis is banning COVID restrictions.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 3 days ago

European regulator reviewing China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine

Sinovac vaccine contains an inactivated form of coronavirus that cannot cause the disease

International The News - World - 3 days ago

Concerns over common side effects shouldn't scare you from getting COVID-19 vaccines, doctor says -- Benjamin Blum -- Health -- |

CBC News has received messages from audience members who've reported a range of reactions to their vaccinations, with some hesitant to return for a second dose. But an infectious disease expert said the end result of protection against COVID-19 is worth the common side effects.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Not available in Canada: A look at COVID-19 vaccine tech from China, India and Cuba -- Emily Chung -- Science -- |

COVID-19 vaccines developed in China are in use around the world. Those developed in India, Kazakhstan and Cuba are being used domestically. Here’s a closer look at the inactivated and conjugate vaccines developed in middle-income countries and not available in Canada.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Pfizer expects Covid vaccine demand for years

The US drugs giant says demand for the vaccine is likely to be "durable" in a similar way to flu jabs.

BBC News - Business - 3 days ago

Michigan just hit major COVID-19 vaccine milestone -- 50% of Michigan residents ages 16 and older — about 4 million people — have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

50% of Michigan residents ages 16 and older — about 4 million people — have gotten at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Detroit Free Press - US News - 3 days ago

Dedicated teacher holds classes on prairies during pandemic

Kolsoom Faqiri, 39, is a teacher who works in an elementary school in a village, suburb of Gorgan, the capital of northern Golestan province.

Tehran Times - Top Stories - 3 days ago

India Surpasses 20 Million Covid-19 Cases as Biden Stays Silent on Vaccine IP Waivers

India surpassed 20 million covid-19 cases on Tuesday, becoming only the second country in the world after the United States to reach that dark milestone. And to make matters worse, experts pretty uniformly agree it’s a vast undercount of the real crisis, which has left at least 222,408 people dead in the country since the pandemic began.

Gizmodo - Technology - 3 days ago

4 Times We Should Wear A Face Mask After The Pandemic Is Over

There are some very convincing reasons we shouldn't ditch masks completely once the coronavirus mandate has been lifted.

Huffington Post - Health - 3 days ago

IPL Postponed After Several Players Test Positive For COVID-19

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 has been postponed, said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday after several players tested positive for COVID-19. "The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect," BCCI said in a release.

NDTV - Sports - 3 days ago

Coronavirus restrictions hurt morale, may hit retention, Navy commander writes

Coronavirus restrictions have hurt sailors’ morale and may prompt some to jump ship when their terms of service expire, a Navy commander wrote recently in an independent journal.

Stars and Stripes - US News - 3 days ago

Multiple pro football games postponed due to COVID-19 infections among players

Multiple pro football games postponed due to COVID-19 infections among players

Korea Times - Sports - 3 days ago

LETTERS -- May 4: 'I am disappointed and saddened at Canada's commitment to do the bare minimum to help.' Readers debate pandemic aid, plus other letters to the editor

In today’s letters to the editor: pandemic aid; Alberta; the Canadian Armed Forces; the RCMP; Joe Biden; child care; Old Age Security; technologically inclined

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 3 days ago

US to authorize Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for age 12 and up - report -- By AFP

Pfizer has applied for emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine for children and teenagers between ages 12 and 15, according to CNN, citing a government official.

Independent Online - Health - 3 days ago

What Canadians should know about each authorized COVID-19 vaccine

Canada is expecting to receive more than two million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines each week through June, and an additional one million doses from Moderna next week.

CTV News - Health - 4 days ago

We can prevent the next pandemic (commentary)

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, together with two dozen other leaders from around the world, have called for a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response. This proposal will be considered by global leaders at the World Health Assembly in less than a month. Their emphasis on preparing our […]

Mongabay - Environment - 4 days ago

How Michigan's tourism industry plans to bounce back -- Michigan tourism leaders share their plans on a post-pandemic recovery for their industry, as National Travel and Tourism Week begins.

Michigan tourism leaders share their plans on a post-pandemic recovery for their industry, as National Travel and Tourism Week begins.

Detroit Free Press - US News - 4 days ago

FDA reportedly plans to authorize Pfizer's COVID vaccine for teens 12-15 in days

Pfizer previously reported the vaccine was safe and effective in adolescents.

Ars Technica - Science - 4 days ago

Giant Food offering COVID vaccine in Maryland without an appointment two mornings a week

Giant Food is offering the COVID vaccine to all approved ages without an appointment in Maryland and the surrounding states twice a week, the store announced Monday.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 4 days ago

COVID-19 Vaccine Nationalism Will Cost Lives Worldwide -- Nicholas G. Evans and Mark Eccleston-Turner

The U.S. shouldn’t just give poorer nations our spares—that’s merely another, different failing.

Slate - Technology - 4 days ago

If you aren't planning to get a COVID-19 vaccine, why not?

Poll: If you aren't planning to get a COVID-19 vaccine, why not?

The Columbian - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Florida reports 39 coronavirus resident deaths, 3,075 new cases

Florida’s resident death toll from coronavirus rose to 35,307 with the addition of 39 more reported fatalities on Monday while also adding 3,075 more positive COVID-19 cases to bring the total to 2,245,853.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 4 days ago

Maryland Gov. Hogan offers $100 to state employees who get COVID vaccine

Maryland's state government employees are getting an extra inducement to get vaccinated against the coronavirus: $100 payments.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 4 days ago

DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images -- India's Covid crisis has revealed the real Narendra Modi

Meenakshi Narula Ahamed writes that India's prime minister Narendra Modi's handling of the pandemic is endangering the country's public health but also its public institutions and democracy.

CNN - Opinion - 4 days ago

Want $50? Convince someone to get a COVID-19 vaccine and the city of Detroit will pay up

Things you can buy with $50: 50 2-liter bottles of Faygo (except for Cotton Candy, which is apparently $48 for one), 19.2 coney dogs, 16...

Detroit Metro Times - US News - 4 days ago

L.A. County reports no new COVID-19 deaths

Though the figure is likely an undercount, it still marked a bright spot, capping several months of progress in the fight against the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 4 days ago

Prince Harry says COVID vaccine 'must be distributed to everyone everywhere' during star-studded 'Vax Live' concert

Harry said onstage that the coronavirus pandemic “cannot end unless we act collectively with an unprecedented commitment to our shared humanity."

New York Daily News - World - 4 days ago

EU: Time to open up to COVID-19 vaccinated tourists

The European Commission said Monday it wants members to open their countries to COVID-19 vaccinated travelers.

Washington Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker -- How many people in the Republic of Ireland have been vaccinated?

Daily updates as Ireland embarks on largest inoculation programme in its history

Irish Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

If the pandemic can't unite Europe's east and west, what can? | View

"The EU divide between its post-Soviet members and western counterparts has long been its Achilles' heel," says GLOBSEC's chief economist Sona Muzikarova. "Even the pandemic has failed to forge more like-mindedness."

Euronews - Top Stories - 4 days ago

How Britain leads the world in Covid sequencing

The UK punches above its weight in sequencing and our scientists realised early on that understanding viral mutations would be crucial

Telegraph UK - Technology - 4 days ago

Modi suffers vote blow as Covid rages across India

NARENDRA MODI, the Indian prime minister, suffered a blow yesterday after his right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] lost a key regional election amid criticism of his response to the country’s outbreak of coronavirus.

Independent.ie - World - 4 days ago

Public transit agencies across US seek to lure back commuters lost during the pandemic

As the president urges more federal spending for public transportation, transit agencies decimated by COVID-19 are struggling with a new uncertainty: how to win passengers back.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 4 days ago

QAnon alive and kicking in state politics across U.S. -- The influence of QAnon on pandemic denialism is significant, though the spread of Q in local politics is a source of conflict in many states.

The influence of QAnon on pandemic denialism is significant, though the spread of Q in local politics is a source of conflict in many states.

UPI - Opinion - 4 days ago

Iran to produce 7mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Oct.-Nov.

TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) – Head of Pasteur Institute of Iran Alireza Biglari announced that seven million doses of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines will be produced as of Iranian months of Mehr and Aban (falls on Oct.-Nov.) in the current year.

Mehr News Agency - Business - 4 days ago

COVID-19 vaccine: Adar Poonawalla claims 'aggressive calls from India's powerful' as reason for leaving India

The SII CEO's comments come in the backdrop of the ever-increasing demand in India as the country battles through a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic

First Post - Technology - 4 days ago

IPL match postponed after two players test positive for Covid

The Indian Premier League continues to take place despite rising coronavirus cases in the country

Independent UK - Sports - 4 days ago

IPL 2021: Two KKR Players Test Positive For Covid-19, Match vs RCB Rescheduled

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore has been rescheduled after two KKR players, Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier, tested positive for Covid-19. The match was scheduled to be played on Monday, May 3 in Ahmedabad. "Varun Chakaravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were found to be positive in the third round of testing in the last four days.

NDTV - Sports - 4 days ago

IPL 2021 in danger as two Kolkata Knight Riders players test positive for coronavirus

Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy and seam bowler Sandeep Warrier test positive for coronavirus

International The News - Sports - 4 days ago

COVID-19 vaccine: How to locate nearest vaccination center via WhatsApp

The ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ chatbot on WhatsApp will now help users to find a vaccination center.

First Post - Technology - 4 days ago

Badminton star Lee Yong-dae tests positive for COVID-19

Badminton star Lee Yong-dae tests positive for COVID-19

Korea Times - Sports - 5 days ago

LETTERS -- May 3: 'The enormous failure of governments to deal with systemic problems that made the pandemic deadly.' How are they doing? Plus other letters to the editor

In today’s letters to the editor: government responses; the Olympics; public health officials; the Canadian Armed Forces; Old Age Security; population growth; Joe Biden; seniors and technology

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 5 days ago

So coronavirus vaccines aren't perfect. They're still very, very effective

Researchers say the low infection rate among the immunized underscores how well the shots work

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

COVID-19 update: Florida reports 3,841 new infections, 29 more fatalities

In Florida, the positivity rate for April 25 to May 1 was 6.5%, lower than last week's 7%.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 5 days ago

Fewer than 1,000 Marylanders hospitalized with COVID as key metrics continue to decline

Fewer than 1,000 people are hospitalized Sunday with the coronavirus for the first time in more than a month, and the Maryland Department of Health reported a continued decline in other key metrics.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 5 days ago

Big Tech's unhindered dominance will continue after Covid

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon seem just as well placed after the pandemic as during it

Telegraph UK - Technology - 5 days ago

Budget carrier flydubai posts $194M loss due to pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's budget carrier flydubai reported Sunday a...

Seattlepi.com - Business - 5 days ago

NJ's Jay Sean part of 'Help India Breathe' virtual fundraiser -- More than 3,500 people died of COVID in India, and there were 400,000 new cases on April 30. Now, a large fundraising effort is getting an NJ boost.

More than 3,500 people died of COVID in India, and there were 400,000 new cases on April 30. Now, a large fundraising effort is getting an NJ boost.

North Jersey - Entertainment - 5 days ago

First Person -- Safe haven: Coming home to N.L. meant I was in the best place to ride out the pandemic -- Allison Stoodley

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Allison Stoodley instinctively knew she had to return to N.L. Months later, she's still here. In a First Person essay, she looks at the advantages of exploring a career away from N.L., and the magnetic appeal of coming home.

CBC News - Opinion - 5 days ago

First Person -- With a 90% average, I thought I'd have my pick of CEGEPs. But then the pandemic happened -- Hiba Rhamsoussi

I pushed through this school year even though it was challenging at times, but I never thought the pandemic would change my college plans, too.

CBC News - Opinion - 5 days ago

The blame for India's Covid-19 catastrophe rests largely on glory-seeking Modi -- By Sanjay Kapoor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took two decisions that have ended up as super-spreader events: first was the election campaign in Bengal and Assam, and second the religious event at Kumbh, writes Sanjay Kapoor.

Independent Online - Opinion - 5 days ago

Six Tokyo Olympic torch staffers diagnosed with COVID-19

Six Tokyo Olympic torch staffers diagnosed with COVID-19

Korea Times - Sports - 5 days ago

Abhishek Chinnappa/Getty Images -- Modi has offered little more than hollow words amid India's horrifying covid crisis

On April 20, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country following a surge in Covid-19 cases. People were expecting answers, a plan, something. Instead, Modi said he felt the pain of the nation but opted not to instate a nationwide lockdown, which several states had already initiated by the time of his address. He also encouraged young people to form neighborhood watch committees to ensure people were following Covid-19 protocols.

CNN - Opinion - 6 days ago

GDP numbers show Canada's economy is bouncing back, even as COVID-19 maintains its iron grip

Canada's economy expanded at a 6.5 per cent pace in the first three months of 2021, as the service sector is showing signs of coming out of the COVID-19 doldrums even as large parts of goods-producing industries are still lagging.

CBC News - Business - 6 days ago

IPL players chip in for covid relief

Individual cricketers are contributing generously. But will that silence the critics of the IPL?

Deccan Chronicle - Sports - 6 days ago

First Look -- Spending up, layoffs down: Promising signs for US economy -- As stimulus checks come in and coronavirus restrictions are lifted in many states, people have been going out and spending again. Coupled with a decrease in layoffs and uptick in manufacturing output, economists are optimistic about a rebounding U.S. economy.

As stimulus checks come in and coronavirus restrictions are lifted in many states, people have been going out and spending again. Coupled with a decrease in layoffs and uptick in manufacturing output, economists are optimistic about a rebounding U.S. economy.

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 6 days ago

Kannada actor Dhruva Sarja, wife Prerana test positive for coronavirus

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

Deccan Chronicle - Entertainment - 6 days ago

Maryland eclipses 2 million fully vaccinated as several COVID indicators decline

More than 2 million people in Maryland are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials reported Saturday.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 6 days ago

Hospital fire kills 18 COVID-19 patients as India steps up shots

India on Saturday set yet another daily global record with 401,993 new cases, taking its tally to more than 19.1 million.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

Art galleries across Europe organise exhibitions around COVID-19 rules

Art galleries, displaying works by famous artists such as Salvador Dali and Maurits Cornelis Escher, have planned exhibitions around Coronavirus restrictions.

Euronews - Entertainment - 6 days ago