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P1.04B in govt funds released for health workers in Covid-19 response

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday has approved the release of P1.04 billion in additional funds to the Department of Health (DoH) to cover the special risk...

Manila Times - Top Stories - 20 minutes ago

Ringo Starr cancels 5 Canadian shows after COVID-19 diagnosis -- News -- - -- Canada -- - -- Manitoba -- |

Ringo Starr is cancelling five Canadian shows this month after the former Beatles drummer tested positive for COVID-19.

CBC News - Top Stories - 11 hours ago

California COVID pay: Newsom signs bill extending paid COVID sick leave through 2022

The law requires California companies to continue to provide additional paid sick leave...

San Francisco Chronicle - Politics - 1 hour ago

Science table says Ontario needs new approach as COVID-19 burden set to fall on primary care - Liam Casey - Canada - Toronto - | October 3 - |

The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table found patients who weren't connected with a family doctor or medical team had worse health outcomes during the pandemic.

CBC News - Health - 5 hours ago

Clark County COVID-19 rates fall for second week in a row - Free

Rates of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations slightly decreased for the second week in a row in Clark County this week, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health.

The Columbian - Health - 8 hours ago

U.S. CDC ends country-specific COVID travel health notices -- , article with image

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it had ended its COVID-19 country travel health notices as fewer countries reported enough data for accurate assessments.

Reuters - Health - 8 hours ago

Chinese artist turns COVID-19 tests into art to represent the pandemic life in China

Chinese artist, Siyuan Zhuji, is turning coronavirus tests into video art as a way to represent the pandemic era. So far, Zhuji has filmed 40 tests through a tiny camera.

Fox News - World - 9 hours ago

Another Major Cruise Operator Drops Key COVID-19 Mandates

Norwegian Cruise Line announced Monday it was dropping more of its COVID-19 measures on its ships. In an ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Head of Russia's Orthodox Church tests positive for COVID-19, suffers severe symptoms

Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russia’s Orthodox Church, has tested positive for COVID-19. He is suffering from severe symptoms and is requiring bed rest and isolation.

Fox News - Health - 11 hours ago

Ringo Starr cancels Western Canada shows after catching COVID-19

Ringo Starr cancels shows in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Alta. and Abbotsford and Penticton, B.C.

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 11 hours ago

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass all-star tribute provides moving goodbye to those lost during pandemic

The Fare Thee Well tribute included performances by Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle and more.

San Francisco Chronicle - Entertainment - 14 hours ago

Spain is the only European country with COVID entry rules

Spain has dropped its Health Control Form requirement, but unvaccinated Brits must still show a negative test or proof of recovery.

Euronews - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

'The pandemic is over,' some declare. It again misses larger point of COVID-19, experts say

While there's no shortage of pundits, politicians and other prognosticators clamoring to declare the end of the pandemic, the ultimate call is up to the World Health Organization.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 16 hours ago

Qatar reports daily average Covid-19 cases for the week (Sept 26-Oct 2, 2022)

DOHA: The number of daily average cases within the community and among travelers shows a slight increase this week as per the weekly status report fro...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 17 hours ago

OPEC+ mulls largest output cuts since 2020 pandemic crisis

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allied oil-producing countries, including Russia, are discussing output cuts of more than...

Daily Sabah - Business - 17 hours ago

Is the Covid-19 pandemic over? That depends on who you are

Dr Muiris Houston: Some experts say it’s best to think of pandemic’s end in terms of disease’s ongoing effects on humans

Irish Times - Top Stories - 20 hours ago

Rolling the dice on COVID is the Labor government's first real misstep

In rapidly dismantling measures to limit the spread of COVID in our community, the Albanese government - and national cabinet - has chosen to leave the most vulnerable Australians behind.

Sydney Morning Herald - Opinion - 22 hours ago

Why is the U.S.'s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine different than Canada's – and is it better?

Plus: When should you get your bivalent vaccine, and does it interfere with the flu shot?

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Inside ERs at a breaking point, staff provide care while juggling shortages and closures - Many doctors and nurses across Canada have been calling for help for months, as the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed resources that they say were already stretched, and has led to an unparalleled wave of staff shortages that they say has now reached a breaking point. Stephanie Kampf - Health - | October 2 - |

Many doctors and nurses across Canada have been calling for help for months, as the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed resources that they say were already stretched, and has led to an unparalleled wave of staff shortages that they say has now reached a breaking point.

CBC News - Health - 1 day ago

UK 'blind' to devastating wave of new Covid variants, experts warn

‘Many people are still using the government guidelines about symptoms which are wrong’

Evening Standard - Health - 1 day ago

Festivals still facing pandemic strife, boss says

People leave deciding what to do to the last minute following Covid pandemic, says Hay Festival boss.

BBC News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Bill Gates tells San Diego audience that genomics is key technology for dodging the next global pandemic

Microsoft co-founder calls for increased investment in the surveillance of infectious diseases, including monitoring wastewater for genetic markers of pathogens.

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

Two-thirds of U.S. adults do not plan on getting COVID boosters

About two-thirds of adults in the United States do not plan to get updated COVID-19 booster shots soon, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Fox News - Health - 3 days ago

The Long Covid Plan for Ireland: Is it too little, too late?

We established centres for a heart condition that largely disappeared 18 months ago and failed to set up ones focused on neurorehabilitation

Irish Times - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Column: Did the pandemic finally give working Americans power over their employers? Not really

The prevailing narrative says the pandemic gave workers more leverage over their employers. Unfortunately, it's not true.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 3 days ago

A Chinese mRNA COVID vaccine is approved for the first time - in Indonesia -- , article with video

The Indonesian food and drugs agency (BPOM) said on Thursday it has approved the emergency use of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Walvax Biotechnology .

Reuters - Health - 3 days ago

Is it Safe To Mix And Match Your New COVID Booster Shot?

Both Moderna and Pfizer have new COVID shots available. Does it matter if you get a different shot than your last one? Experts weigh in.

Huffington Post - Health - 3 days ago

Australia ends Covid isolation rule after strict era

After enforcing particularly tough rules, the country says its "emergency phase" is probably over.

BBC News - Health - 4 days ago

China to host first badminton event since pandemic start; BWF World Tour Finals to take place in Guangzhou

BWF World Tour Finals would take place in Guangzhou on 14-18 December

First Post - Sports - 4 days ago

How to protect yourself against a flu and Covid 'twindemic'

Shutting ourselves away in the pandemic means we could be facing a dual health threat this winter – here’s what you need to know

Telegraph UK - Health - 4 days ago

Qatar World Cup: Fans must show negative COVID-19 result on arrival

Supporters aged 18 and over must download a government-run application which tracks people's movement and health status, say organisers

Euronews - Sports - 4 days ago

China Walvax's mRNA COVID-19 vaccine obtains first approval overseas

BEIJING: The Indonesian food and drugs agency (BPOM) said on Thursday (Sep 29) it has approved the emergency use of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Walvax Biotechnology. It is the first authorisation for a China-developed COVID shot based on the novel mRNA technology, which Pfizer-BioNTech an

Channel NewsAsia - World - 4 days ago

EXCLUSIVE: FDA Withholding Autopsy Results on People Who Died After Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is refusing to release the results of autopsies conducted on people ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Face-to-face GP appointments at highest level since start of pandemic

NHS Digital data shows 66.1% of appointments with family doctors in England were done in person in August.

Evening Standard - Health - 4 days ago

These are the COVID re­quire­ments for Qatar's World Cup 2022

Organisers say visitors will have to show negative PCR or antigen test to enter country, show tracking app at games.

Aljazeera - Sports - 4 days ago

This COVID-19 tracker changed how we saw the pandemic. Its creator fears it won't be useful much longer

The creator of the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard has won the Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award for changing the way we view the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 5 days ago

Did you click on the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard? After billions of views, the researcher behind it has earned a top prize.

Johns Hopkins engineering professor Lauren Gardner wins a Lasker Award for herCOVID-19 dashboard.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 5 days ago

Supreme Court confirms public can attend hearings for first time since Covid

The Supreme Court shut down public access to hearings in early 2020 at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

CNBC - Politics - 5 days ago

Can I book my COVID-19 bivalent booster that targets Omicron? Where each province, territory stands

The anticipated COVID-19 bivalent booster shot that specifically targets the Omicron variant is now available across Canada.

CTV News - Business - 5 days ago

Covid vaccination linked to small increase in menstrual cycle length: NIH study

A change in menstrual cycle length of eight days or less is considered within the normal range of variation, according to NIH.

CNBC - Health - 5 days ago

Slow post-pandemic return to work is hammering NYC street food vendors

Midtown hot dog vendor Samy Metwally now worries he won’t be able to support his three children or pay rent, and he blames a lack of tourists, stalled return of office workers and faltering post-pandemic economy. Prices have risen, but demand hasn’t kept up.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 5 days ago

How Long Does COVID Immunity Last With The New Bivalent Booster?

There's a new COVID-19 shot that targets omicron and its subvariants. But does your protection fade after a certain amount of time?

Huffington Post - Health - 5 days ago

Here's who is eligible for the Covid booster vaccine and how to book

The autumn Covid booster vaccine offered will be either Pfizer or Moderna

Evening Standard - Health - 5 days ago

Londoners urged to get flu and Covid jabs ahead of 'difficult winter'

Health officials say immunity to flu is low in the population

Evening Standard - Health - 6 days ago

Twindemic! More than 30 million people urged to take flu and COVID vaccines to stave off winter health crisis

Data from Australia has doctors fearing Britain's health service could be in for a difficult winter if at-risk groups fail to get jabbed.

Sky News - Top Stories - 6 days ago

'Spirituals': Santigold's latest album rose from pandemic resilience

Pop star Santigold found her creativity stalled during the pandemic. But she used the discomfort created by lockdown situations as a tool for evolution – and resilience.

Christian Science Monitor - Top Stories - 6 days ago

California enjoying 'good COVID weather' now. But a tough winter could be coming

California sees COVID retreat now, but new variants bring caution as colder weather nears.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

Apple will manufacture iPhone 14 in India -- Tech giant is shifting some manufacturing from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions. -- Sep 26

Tech giant is shifting some manufacturing from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions.

CBS News - Technology - 6 days ago

The COVID-19 Booster's Public Relations Problem

With a new coronavirus booster rolling out, a leading expert on vaccines explains how public health leaders have struggled to set expectations for the COVID-19 vaccine and convey clearly who benefits from each additional shot.

ProPublica - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Explained: What is Khosta-2, new COVID-like virus found in Russian bats?

The virus was first identified in bat samples collected between March and October 2020 near Sochi National Park in Russia. Khosta-2 is able to infect human cells in a near-identical manner as SARS-CoV-2

First Post - Health - 6 days ago

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron COVID booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11.

The Baltimore Sun - US News - 7 days ago

How the pandemic saved one of California's smallest public schools

The COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly saved one of the smallest public schools in California, even as enrollment is plummeting elsewhere.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Commentary: Omicron-specific vaccines may give slightly better COVID-19 protection

Variant-modified vaccines are predicted to improve protection from COVID-19 by 5 to 10 per cent. This might seem like a small improvement but it could mean additional lives saved, says a professor.

Channel NewsAsia - World - 7 days ago

Pandemic isolated breast cancer patients when they needed connection most

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

The Columbian - Health - 7 days ago

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize omicron Covid booster shots for kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer's application to the FDA comes before clinical trial results of the omicron BA.5 booster shots have been published.

CNBC - Health - 7 days ago

COVID-19 test booths become part, parcel of cities in China

The world is getting used to returning to pre-COVID-19 pandemic normals, but that notion is not so simple to attain in China, where a thousand days ago the...

Daily Sabah - Health - 7 days ago

COVID-19. The hit. The back surgery. How Chicago Blackhawks forward Jujhar Khaira battled through the 'grind' of rehab.

Chicago Blackhawks forward Jujhar Khaira is healthy again after a long rehab from back surgery, but his problems last season didn't stop there.

Chicago Tribune - Sports - 8 days ago

Far from home, alone: Cambodian students share life in Thailand during the pandemic lockdown

"We didn't have relatives here, and we were anxious about what to do if we became infected. We have been far away from home."

Global Voices - Top Stories - 8 days ago

India logs 4,777 new COVID-19 cases, active cases decline to 43,994

The active cases comprise 0.10 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.72 per cent, the health ministry said

First Post - Health - 9 days ago

Pfizer's chief executive tests positive for COVID-19 for second time in two months

Albert Bourla, the head of the company that created one of the most widely used coronavirus vaccines, said he was "feeling well and symptom free".

Sky News - Top Stories - 9 days ago

States paid pandemic unemployment benefits to 200,000 dead people, federal audit finds

States paid out billions of dollars in pandemic unemployment claims to more than 200,000 applicants whose Social Security numbers indicated they were already dead, according to a new inspector general

Washington Times - Top Stories - 10 days ago

Moderna vs Pfizer: Is it OK to mix and match the updated COVID-19 booster shots?

A big question with the new COVID-19 vaccine: Can you mix brands? Here is what experts say

Los Angeles Times - Health - 10 days ago

Children who had Covid may be at higher risk of developing diabetes

Researchers highlight that it is not clear why type 1 diabetes appears to be more common after coronavirus infection

Evening Standard - Health - 10 days ago

WHO warns ability to identify new Covid variants is falling as testing declines

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO's Covid-19 technical lead, said the virus is spreading rapidly and continues to evolve even as deaths from the disease decline.

CNBC - Health - 10 days ago

'Blood on your hands' if world steps back on tackling COVID now: WHO official

LONDON: If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower income countries reach that point too, a senior World Health Organization o...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 10 days ago

Biden says the COVID pandemic is over. He could have fooled me

For people considered high-risk, our lives continue to be more limited than they ever...

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 10 days ago

COVID still kills in California, but the demographics of its victims are shifting

The number of Californians dying of COVID-19 — and the demographics of those falling victim — has shifted notably from the pandemic's first two years.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 10 days ago

Covid-like virus found in Russian bat may infect humans, study says

Such viruses circulating in wildlife outside of Asia ‘pose threat to global health,’ scientists say

Independent UK - Science - 10 days ago

Can You Get Your COVID Booster And Flu Shot At The Same Time?

Flu shots and the new bivalent COVID shots are now available. Here's what experts think about getting both during the same appointment.

Huffington Post - Health - 10 days ago

School 2.0: How has the pandemic changed learning? Has the idea of bringing innovation to public schools after the lockdown years come to fruition? The opportunity remains, but for now, small steps rather than big leaps guide progress.

Has the idea of bringing innovation to public schools after the lockdown years come to fruition? The opportunity remains, but for now, small steps rather than big leaps guide progress.

Christian Science Monitor - US News - 11 days ago

Two dozen hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lancaster County

Twenty-four people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lancaster County on Wednesday, the lowest figure since late July, according to data from the state Department of Health.

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 11 days ago

One in six over-80s in England have had Covid autumn booster jab

Around one in 20 of all over-50s have now had the vaccine.

Evening Standard - Health - 11 days ago

Israel rolls out new omicron-tailored COVID-19 vaccines

Named world leader last year in vaccinating its population against the coronavirus, Israel launches Omicron-adapted COVID vaccination campaign, directed at at-risk groups and those over 65

YNET News - Science - 11 days ago

When should I get the new COVID-19 Omicron bivalent booster? What experts say

Although a person's schedule could change depending on health, occupation or travel plans, officials generally recommend the dose before holiday season.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 11 days ago

When can I book a Covid booster vaccine and who is eligible?

The next Covid boosters are being rolled out, for the vulnerable and those aged over 65

Evening Standard - Health - 11 days ago

California is easing COVID-19 mask recommendations as conditions improve. Here's where

The state is largely rescinding its strong recommendation that everyone — regardless of vaccination status — mask up in indoor public settings

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 12 days ago

No, The Pandemic Isn't Really Over. Here's Why.

“Whether or not the pandemic part of this is over is irrelevant. COVID is here to stay.”

BuzzFeed News - Science - 13 days ago

Is the COVID pandemic over? President Biden says so, but Maryland experts say there are still a lot of cases and more may be coming.

Despite President Biden's pronouncement that the pandemic was over, experts say there are still a lot of COVID-19 cases and more may be coming.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 13 days ago

Israel's COVID czar: Stop counting waves, coronavirus is here to stay

Prof. Salman Zarka says while the worst of the pandemic is behind us, the virus is still far from being considered just another generic disease as new variants can appear; urges Israelis to receive modified vaccine covering omicron strains ahead of winter

YNET News - Science - 13 days ago

Israel to launch Omicron-adapted COVID vaccination campaign this week

Reports say Israel has received the Pfizer vaccines and the country’s health funds are ready to start the vaccination campaign as early as Thursday, with first priority given to those aged 65 and older

YNET News - Science - 13 days ago

Op-Ed: No, Mr. President, the pandemic isn't over

The virus is still claiming more than 400 American lives every day. That's unacceptable. The fight must continue.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 14 days ago

This Bay Area food delivery business was a pandemic success story. Now it's shutting down

One of the Bay Area's most popular food delivery companies is closing, citing customers'...

San Francisco Chronicle - Business - 14 days ago

The mental health effects of living with long COVID

Rest is crucial after COVID-19, but the systems in this country don’t support mental health well or the physical health needs of folks who need it.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 14 days ago

Covid pandemic 'over' in US: Biden

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said in an interview aired Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is over.With Covid restrictions largely eliminated in the country and travel...

International The News - Health - 14 days ago

Policing the pandemic: Australia's technology response to COVID-19

Australian governments approached the use of digital technologies from an ideological perspective, heavily leaning on control and surveillance.

Global Voices - Technology - 14 days ago

COVID is still killing hundreds a day, even as society begins to move on

The death toll has fallen from past surges, but rates this summer still equate to COVID being one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 15 days ago

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine could outsmart future coronavirus variants

An experimental COVID-19 vaccine aims to get ahead of new variants by priming the immune system to recognize a stable part of the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

End of the COVID pandemic 'in sight'

It comes as infections in the UK have dropped to their lowest level for nearly 11 months.

Sky News - Top Stories - 19 days ago

IDEAS | CATESBY HOLMES -- The latest COVID booster is recommended for pregnant women, so why don't more of them know that?

Online, a pregnancy information quagmire teems with misinformation about what’s safe and what isn’t. It’s time to share the latest good news widely.

Boston Globe - Opinion - 19 days ago

It's very easy to get a COVID-19 Omicron booster in California. Here's how

The updated bivalent COVID-19 booster shots are available at more than 1,500 sites in Los Angeles County. Here's how to get one.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

WHO says COVID end is 'in sight,' deaths at lowest level since March 2020

The World Health Organization chief says the number of coronavirus deaths last week was the lowest reported number in the pandemic since March 2020.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

Israel to roll out adapted COVID booster this month, official says

Coronavirus czar Salman Zarka urges people at risk to receive shot designed to combat the Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants along with annual flu shot cautioning possible wave of both diseases; Health Ministry reported R factor tops one earlier in the week, indicating renewed COVID spread

YNET News - Science - 19 days ago

These Chicago companies just opened new offices downtown. Here's what the post-pandemic workplace looks like.

Hybrid work may be here to stay, but newly designed Chicago offices for Cisco and Accenture show how some big employers are hoping to earn the commute in the post-pandemic landscape.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 19 days ago

Op-Ed: You might need a COVID booster yearly. But this virus is still nothing like the flu

The new Omicron COVID-19 vaccine is useful but shouldn't skew our expectations of the pandemic's future.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

The Most Common Side Effects Of The New Bivalent COVID Booster

Here's what you can expect when you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and how you can ease any symptoms.

Huffington Post - Health - 20 days ago

New Zealand removes most remaining COVID rules as cases wane

New Zealand is removing most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions, signaling s a return to normalcy for the first time since the pandemic began.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 21 days ago

After months of steady decline, COVID cases bounce back

Israel's coronavirus R-value tops 1, albeit daily infections still a long haul from previous months; 100 virus patients in serious condition, 38 on ventilators; 200 Israelis reportedly succumbed to virus in August

YNET News - Science - 21 days ago

Op-Ed: How helpful will the new COVID booster really be?

To deploy the Omicron-specific shots and the money to pay for them wisely, we need less hype and more information.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 23 days ago

As new COVID-19 boosters come out, Maryland experts urge people to get them

Experts and officials are urging people to get the new COVID-19 booster ahead of a potential fall wave of infections.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 23 days ago

Even in 2022, L.A. COVID death rate is worse than car crashes. Here's why

An analysis of death certificates from January to April showed COVID-19 deaths were nine times those caused by motor vehicles and more than five times the rate for flu and pneumonia.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 24 days ago

New research initiative will focus on root causes of long COVID

A new research initiative will explore whether the persistence of coronavirus in the body plays a role in the development of long COVID.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 26 days ago

China earthquake deaths rise to 74 as anger over COVID lockdown grows

The Chinese government says 26 people are still missing after this week’s magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Sichuan province.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 26 days ago

WHO says nasal vaccines could help control Covid

GENEVA: Nasal Covid-19 vaccines could help to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, the World Health Organization said Wednesday after homegrown products were approved in India and China.The...

International The News - Health - 26 days ago

New COVID-19 boosters: What you need to know

The new boosters target the coronavirus subvariants that currently most dominant.

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 26 days ago

Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no

New booster shots have arrived and social distancing guidelines have eased, but coronavirus infections aren't going away anytime soon.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 27 days ago

Covid app can detect virus in people's voices 'better than lat flow'

Technology could be used in low-income countries where PCR tests are expensive

Independent UK - Science - 27 days ago

App that detects COVID in your voice 'more accurate than lateral flow tests'

Users will be required to give information about their medical history, smoking status and demographics and record some respiratory sounds, such as coughing and reading a short sentence.

Sky News - Top Stories - 28 days ago

Rollout of new variant-busting COVID-19 jabs gets under way in England

A further four million people, including the over-75s and those with weakened immune systems, can book appointments from next week.

Sky News - Top Stories - 29 days ago

Israeli teen who took up parkour to cope with COVID-19 blues

Instead of allowing coronavirus restrictions to spiral him into uncontrolled anxiety, Alex Lineikin from Be'er Sheva took advantage of lockdown time to pursue parkour, which has a large community that's been built around it

YNET News - Sports - 1 month ago

China locks down Chengdu, a city of 21 million people, amid COVID-19 outbreak

Residents must stay home, and about 70% of the flights have been suspended to and from Chengdu, a major hub in China's southwestern Sichuan province.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

FDA green lights Omicron-targeted COVID boosters ahead of revaccination campaign

Commissioner Robert Califf says 'if anything is going to prevent transmission and long COVID, it's going to be a variant specific vaccine for the variant that's currently circulating'

YNET News - Science - 1 month ago

Just seven percent of Lancaster County residents got second COVID-19 booster

About 59% of eligible Lancaster County residents received the initial COVID-19 vaccine series – two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer regimen, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson version –

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 1 month ago

U.S. authorizes updated COVID-19 boosters targeting newest variants

The new U.S. boosters are combination shots, with half the original vaccine recipe and half protection against the most contagious Omicron versions.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 1 month ago

Free at-home COVID tests, delivered by mail, ending this week

The COVID.gov website says it is suspending the offering 'because Congress hasn’t provided additional funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile.'

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

China's COVID tests carry on despite heatwaves, droughts, power cuts and wildfires

China has been hit with the most severe heatwave and drought in its history. However, the natural disasters have not deterred the country from conducting widespread COVID-19 tests.

Global Voices - Environment - 1 month ago

Omicron COVID-19 booster shots are coming: Will they be a game-changer?

The pending arrival of an Omicron booster shot marks an ambitious new phase in the nation's vaccination campaign before a possible new COVID surge.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Florida records 89,145 new COVID-19 cases, 1,014 deaths in 2 weeks

COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases decreased this week in Florida, says Florida Department of Health.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 1 month ago

U.S. suspends 26 flights on Chinese airlines — most out of L.A. — in COVID-19 dispute

The U.S. suspension of 26 flights by Chinese airlines follows a similar move by Beijing against American carriers in a dispute over COVID-19 controls.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Tweaked COVID boosters are close, but how much will they help?

COVID-19 vaccines that better match today’s dominant Omicron strain are expected to roll out soon, but how much will they help?

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Pfizer COVID pill showed no benefit in adults under 65, study finds

Paxlovid, Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill, appears to provide little or no benefit for adults 40 to 65, according to a new study.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Japan to ease pandemic-related border controls from Sept. 7

Japan plans to ditch requirements for pre-departure coronavirus tests for arriving travelers who have received at least three COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Pfizer's COVID shots appear 73% effective in children under 5

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine was 73% effective in protecting children younger than 5 as Omicron spread in the spring.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Pfizer seeks OK of COVID booster that targets Omicron

Pfizer has asked U.S. regulators to authorize its combination COVID-19 vaccine that adds protection against Omicron subvariants.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

First Lady Jill Biden tests negative for COVID-19

First Lady Jill Biden is out of isolation after testing negative twice from COVID-19, her office said Sunday.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Sudan bans travellers from India, imposes other COVID-19 restrictions

Sudan's health emergency committee also warned that cases country could top 100,000-mark by mid-June if restrictions were not imposed

Deccan Chronicle - World - 1 month ago

NHS COVID pass fixed after glitch leaves UK travellers struggling to board flights

The requirement for people to show the NHS COVID pass to visit indoor and outdoor events and venues was scrapped earlier this year. But, it is still used as a way for people to show their vaccination status when travelling to certain countries.

Sky News - Top Stories - 1 month ago

Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster may be available in a few weeks, officials say

The new booster 'will become available by early to mid-September,' if the FDA and CDC authorize shots, a top White House official said this week.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

How are Maryland COVID cases, vaccinations and other metrics trending? Here are the latest numbers. [GRAPHICS]

View visualizations of Maryland COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths, testing, positivity rate and vaccinations.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 1 month ago

CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

The planned changes — CDC leaders call it a 'reset' — come amid ongoing criticism of the agency's response to COVID-19, monkeypox and other public health threats

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 1 month ago

These Tweets Show Just How Mad Public Health Experts Are About The CDC's New COVID Guidelines

The CDC recently relaxed its COVID guidelines involving quarantines, screening tests, and social distancing. That’s a terrible idea, some experts say, given that over 400 people die from the disease every day.

BuzzFeed News - Science - 1 month ago

UCSD and SDSU report record research funding to study everything from climate change to COVID

The schools collectively pulled in more than $1.8 billion over the past year

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 1 month ago

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms

The first lady had been vacationing with President Biden in South Carolina when she began experiencing symptoms on Monday.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 1 month ago

First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild' symptoms

First Lady Jill Biden is isolating after a positive PCR test for COVID-19, her office announced Tuesday.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

COVID-19 cases in Illinois

As the pandemic continues, the Tribune is tracking Illinois deaths, cases, test results and more here.

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 1 month ago

Macau: The world's gambling hub tumbles over China's anti-corruption campaign and zero-COVID policy

China has tightened supervision over Macau's gaming sector to curb cash outflow and money laundering.

Global Voices - Health - 1 month ago

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin gets COVID-19 a second time

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is experiencing mild symptoms and will quarantine for the next five days.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 1 month ago

Disruptive technologies, demagogic governance: Data (un)democracy in India during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic not only resulted in a great loss of life in India, but also provided an impetus for authoritarian control.

Global Voices - Technology - 1 month ago

Not Mentioned in Cuomo's Coronavirus Book: How Many Nursing Home Residents Died in New York

Cuomo’s new book on leadership, published as the pandemic continues to ravage America, touts his willingness to speak hard truths about the pandemic. Why then has he still not said how many nursing home residents perished on his watch?

ProPublica - Health - 1 month ago

How Misinformation About COVID Vaccines and Pregnancy Took Root Early On and Why It Won't Go Away

Before coronavirus vaccines were even released, a disinformation campaign used a moment of national and personal vulnerability to prey on those who were pregnant or who planned to become pregnant.

ProPublica - Health - 1 month ago

"God, No, Not Another Case." COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn't Have to Happen.

A lack of testing data and government guidance led many to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy, unwittingly increasing their chances of a stillbirth.

ProPublica - Health - 1 month ago

Have COVID 'Super Dodgers' Met Their Match With BA.5 Strain?

About 60% of Americans have been infected by COVID-19. However, there's a small group of people who have managed to avoid COVID-19 called “COVID Super Dodgers.”

Inside Edition - Health - 2 months ago

Did President Biden Contract COVID-19 While Traveling?

With President Biden's confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis, many question how he may have contracted it. Experts say he likely contracted the virus last weekend or sometime earlier this week.

Inside Edition - Politics - 2 months ago

Biden tests positive for COVID-19, has 'mild symptoms'

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says Biden taking Paxlovid, an antiviral drug designed to reduce the severity of the disease; says president set to carry out all duties while isolating

YNET News - World - 2 months ago

COVID cases up almost 18% worldwide as omicron variants run rampant

While vaccinations have greatly cut down on hospitalizations and deaths, COVID cases are on the rise again around the world.

New York Daily News - Health - 3 months ago

How do we memorialize the pandemic? -- As the United States neared its one millionth COVID-19 related death, artists, architects, and community leaders are calling for a permanent memorial to honor all those touched by COVID. Globe Opinion asked several artists for their vision of what a COVID memorial could look like.

As the United States nears its one millionth COVID-19 related death, artists, architects, and community leaders are calling for a permanent memorial to honor all those touched by COVID. Globe Opinion asked several artists for their vision of what a COVID memorial could look like.

Boston Globe - Opinion - 3 months ago

FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

The Food and Drug Administration's action follows its advisory panel's unanimous...

Houston Chronicle - US News - 3 months ago

Mick Jagger tests positive for COVID-19, just hours before showtime in Amsterdam

The Rolling Stones canceled their concert in Amsterdam just hours before it was scheduled to start after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 months ago

Ringo Starr postpones 12 All Starr Band dates after two members get COVID-19

Ringo Starr has pushed back his upcoming summer tour with the All Starr Band to September after two of the band's members contracted COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 months ago

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international travelers test...

Houston Chronicle - US News - 3 months ago

COVID test scandal topples two Vietnam Communist Party high officials

This was no run of the mill corruption scandal involving payments to regulators or misuse of public funds.

Radio Free Asia - Opinion - 3 months ago

Pfizer pledges $120M to produce oral COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid at Michigan factory

Pfizer is sinking $120 million into a Michigan factory to drastically increase its production and supply of its oral COVID-19 treatment, the pharmaceutical company announced Monday.

New York Daily News - Health - 3 months ago

Wastewater tests indicate rise in COVID-19 throughout...

Recent tests show COVID-19 levels spiking across the city. Talk about a crappy way to...

Houston Chronicle - US News - 4 months ago

"Similar to Times of War": The Staggering Toll of COVID-19 on Filipino Health Care Workers

One of every four Filipinos in the New York-New Jersey area is employed in the health care industry. With at least 30 worker deaths and many more family members lost to the coronavirus, a community at the epicenter of the pandemic has been left reeling.

ProPublica - Health - 4 months ago

Pfizer says three doses of its vaccine provides 'strong' immunity against COVID for kids 6 months to 5 years old

Three doses of a child-size Pfizer vaccine is not just safe but effective for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old, the company said Monday.

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

Round 3 of free at-home COVID tests now available from Biden administration

“As the highly transmissible subvariants of omicron drive a rise in cases in parts of the country, free and accessible tests will help slow the spread of the virus,” the White House said in its announcement.

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

The pandemic spurred a shift in local tech leaders' impact and influence

The whole notion of power and influence seems to have changed over these past 26 months.

Boston Globe - Business - 4 months ago

COVID-19 booster should be considered part of full vaccination: medical experts

A rise in COVID cases, fueled by a slew of more-transmissible variants, is drawing attention to the importance of booster shots for avoiding severe illness and death.

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

Safety-net hospitals and clinics are seeing sharply higher costs for salaries and other...

Houston Chronicle - World - 4 months ago

Look Up Nursing Home Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Now, users can quickly compare staff COVID-19 vaccination and booster rates across states and between nursing homes.

ProPublica - Health - 5 months ago

Unverified claims that a popular herbal medication prevents COVID-19 triggers online backlash in China

While Shanghai residents are struggling with food shortages, they have an abundant supply of “Lianhua Qingwen”.

Global Voices - Science - 5 months ago

WHO tracking 'a few dozen' cases of two new COVID-19 variants

The World Health Organization is keeping an eye on two new strains of COVID-19 that have popped up around the world.

New York Daily News - Health - 5 months ago

The Grim Lesson of Congress's Failure to Sustain COVID Funding

If we can’t prioritize public health after a pandemic kills 977,000 Americans, how will we ever prioritize climate change?

New York Magazine - Opinion - 6 months ago

Fourth COVID shot will be 'necessary,' says Pfizer CEO

COVID-19 shots could soon become an annual item on your to-do list.

New York Daily News - Health - 6 months ago

What Washington's COVID policies will look like after March 11

Washington officials have moved the date for when most of the state's masking...

Seattlepi.com - Top Stories - 7 months ago

Here's what to know about Washington's new COVID-19 guidelines

The state's current indoor mask mandate will lift in most places on March 21. Where will...

Seattlepi.com - Top Stories - 7 months ago

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has caught COVID-19, just days after one of his children.

New York Daily News - Health - 8 months ago

Joe Rogan defends podcast after Spotify's COVID-19 misinformation crackdown – 'Interesting conversations with people that have differing opinions'

Joe Rogan is sorry “if I pissed you off” by spreading COVID-19 misinformation and blamed his massive popularity on just how far that misinformation spread.

New York Daily News - Health - 8 months ago

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle threaten Spotify over COVID-19 misinformation without mentioning Joe Rogan

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have “concerns” about how Spotify has allowed and promoted the spread of COVID-19 misinformation on its platform.

New York Daily News - Health - 8 months ago

Czech singer Hana Horka dies after catching COVID-19 intentionally and avoiding vaccine

Hana Horka, 57, died two days after posting on social media that she had tested positive.

New York Daily News - Health - 8 months ago

As Turkey rolls out its own COVID-19 vaccine, questions loom over its efficacy

In December 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan approved the Turkovac vaccine for emergency use. Experts say there is an absence of scientific data and evidence proving the efficiency of the vaccine.

Global Voices - Science - 8 months ago

Moderna, Pfizer both working on COVID-19 booster that targets omicron variant

An omicron-specific booster shot could be ready by the fall, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Monday.

New York Daily News - Health - 8 months ago

High infection, low vaccination—could mandatory COVID-19 vaccines be the answer for Caribbean nations?

"Having demonstrated that mandatory vaccination is constitutionally appropriate given the leeway granted in favour of public health imperatives, [...] employers could justify a requirement in a pandemic context."

Global Voices - Science - 9 months ago

Colonial prejudices and vaccine nationalism drive COVID-19 African travel bans

Omicron has spread to many countries, but most Western countries red-listed only southern African countries. This is reflective of the colonial stereotyping of Africans as savages from a diseased continent.

Global Voices - Science - 10 months ago

'It was scary': How South African scientists spotted the Omicron COVID variant

The samples, tested in the Lancet laboratory, all bore a large number of mutations, especially on the spike protein

Deccan Chronicle - World - 10 months ago

WHO to meet on Friday to assess new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

The latest variant is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far

Deccan Chronicle - World - 10 months ago

How to apply for unemployment benefits if you are out of work during Illinois' COVID-19 shutdown

Workers laid off temporarily — and even parents caring for children home from school — can qualify for unemployment benefits under the state’s recently adopted emergency rules.

Chicago Sun-Times - Business - 10 months ago

Here's Why Rapid COVID Tests Are So Expensive and Hard to Find

Months-long silences. Mysterious rejections. Here’s what's behind the shortages of a critical tool for ending the pandemic.

ProPublica - Health - 10 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

The Chicago Housing Authority Was Slow to Protect Residents During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Internal communications show CHA officials waited weeks before hastily drawing up plans that could reduce the risk of coronavirus exposure for staff and residents.

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

Tales from the pandemic

This year’s Community Almanac features stories about special San Diegans who made a difference in their communities during some of the worst days of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Americans spent less in July as COVID-19 cases surged

The spread of the delta variant of Covid may have changed our spending habits.

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 1 year ago

Why Opening Restaurants Is Exactly What the Coronavirus Wants Us to Do

Governors continue to open indoor dining and other activities before vaccinations become widespread. Experts warn this could create superspreading playgrounds for dangerous variants and squander our best shot at getting the pandemic under control.

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

Texans Recovering From COVID-19 Needed Oxygen. Then the Power Went Out.

After COVID-19 hospitalizations peaked, the number of Texans dependent on home oxygen equipment was at “an all-time high” when a winter storm overwhelmed the state’s power grid in February, leaving many struggling for air.

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

Leaked Documents Show How China's Army of Paid Internet Trolls Helped Censor the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus spread in China, the government stage-managed what appeared on the domestic internet to make the virus look less severe and the authorities more capable, according to thousands of…

ProPublica - Technology - 1 year ago

The Family Court Judge Who Threatened a Mother With Contempt of Court for Getting Her Child a COVID-19 Test

Ohio juvenile court Judge Timothy Grendell thought coronavirus precautions were overblown, and made sure people knew it. In one case he forbade a mother from getting her children tested for COVID-19. Then, one of them had to go to the emergency room.

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago