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Entertainment - Toronto's venerable movie theatres survived COVID — what comes next? 18 hrs ago

Cinemas adapted to COVID in different ways — offering live events, online streaming and meal options.

Toronto Star - Entertainment - 8 minutes ago

LIVE: CDC Advisers Meet to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet on May 19 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 11 minutes ago

COVID-19 case rate, hospitalizations continue gradual increase in Lancaster County

The rate of COVID-19 infections in Lancaster County continued its increase this week but at a slightly slower pace than the week earlier, according to data from the state Department

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 29 minutes ago

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload nears 2-million mark - North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as its pandemic caseload neared two million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population - Kim Tong-Hyung - World - | 9 hours ago

North Korea on Thursday reported 262,270 more cases of people with suspected symptoms of COVID-19 as its pandemic caseload neared two million — a week after the country acknowledged the outbreak and scrambled to slow infections in its unvaccinated population

CBC News - World - 31 minutes ago

Nova Scotia to lift its COVID-19 mask mandate for province's public schools on May 24

Nova Scotia Education Minister Becky Druhan said that masks are still recommended despite the mandate being lifted, and that students and staff who choose to wear them will be supported

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 37 minutes ago

Health & Wellness - WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising - 4 hrs ago

GENEVA (AP) — The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according t...

Toronto Star - Health - 1 hour ago

North Korea's suspected COVID cases near 2 million

North Korea has reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 infections as its pandemic caseload nears 2 million.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 hour ago

Shanghai to reopen subways in slow easing of Covid lockdown

Shanghai has taken steps to begin easing its draconian lockdown, including by opening four of its subway lines on Sunday.

Evening Standard - World - 1 hour ago

WHO: COVID deaths dropped by 21% last week but cases rising

The number of coronavirus deaths globally dropped by about 21% in the past week while cases rose in most parts of the world, according to the World Health Organization.

Washington Times - World - 1 hour ago

Minnesota Supreme Court sends case over Walz's COVID shutdown orders back to lower court

Case was first filed in 2020 by central Minnesota business owner.

Star Tribune - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions

The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing complexes for more

Washington Times - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Existing home sales fell in April to the lowest level since the start of the pandemic

Rising mortgage rates and continued tight supply caused home sales to drop to the lowest level since the start of the pandemic.

CNBC - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID-19 lockdown

The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing complexes for more than six weeks.

CTV News - World - 1 hour ago

India warns wheat could go way of Covid vaccines with hoarding

Open markets must not become an argument to perpetuate inequity and promote discrimination, says India

Independent UK - World - 1 hour ago

WHO clears China's CanSino COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Thursday that it has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China's CanSino Biologics, the 11th such shot to receive the green light. The UN health agency said the single-dose CanSino vaccine was found to be about 92 p

Channel NewsAsia - World - 2 hours ago

In their own words: Latinas with disabilities turn their homes into pandemic battlegrounds

“COVID created barriers for us that we had overcome before the pandemic. Now, we try to be as autonomous as possible, but we’re obligated to ask for help from other people.”

Global Voices - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

U.S. deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in - Free

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration.

The Columbian - Health - 2 hours ago

Health & Wellness -- WHO clears China's CanSino COVID vaccine for emergency use

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Thursday that it has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China...

Toronto Star - Health - 2 hours ago

Independent preparing Federal Court challenge after COVID-positive voters locked out

The Australian Electoral Commission has confirmed people who contracted COVID-19 before 6pm on Tuesday, but who didn’t register for a postal vote, might be unable to cast their ballot.

Sydney Morning Herald - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Dan Rodricks: With COVID cases rising, you're still not fully vaxed or boosted? Come on now. | COMMENTARY

'This virus is very contagious, more so than at the start of the pandemic'

The Baltimore Sun - US News - 2 hours ago

Daily COVID cases up 26% nationwide -- The United States has seen a threefold increase in daily COVID-19 cases over the past month. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss the latest on the rise.

The United States has seen a threefold increase in daily COVID-19 cases over the past month. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss the latest on the rise.

CBS News - Health - 3 hours ago

Restaurant owner says his family's business was crushed by government mandates during pandemic

A Colorado-based small business, C&C Breakfast and Korean Kitchen, had to close due to COVID mandates and restrictions amid the pandemic. The owner of the family-run business, Jesse Arellano, shared with Fox News Digital that he felt he had no choice after suffering through hard times.

Fox News - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

MoPH reports 121 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on May 19

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 121 Covid 19 cases in Qatar on May 19, 2022. Cases Cases among community: 110 Cases among travele...

Peninsula Qatar - Entertainment - 3 hours ago

Opinion - Another wave of COVID-19 is coming. Why isn't Canada preparing to beat it?

It is sadly typical of politicians to face the truth – that it is almost guaranteed that there will be another wave this fall, if not earlier

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID lockdown

BEIJING (AP) — The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its...

SF Gate - World - 4 hours ago

Chronicle readers also react to mass shootings, Prop. 13 and COVID treatments.

Chronicle readers also react to mass shootings, Prop. 13 and COVID treatments.

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 4 hours ago

Indiana AG fights COVID-19 misinformation, points finger at government health agencies

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is pointing the finger at government agencies for spreading COVID-19 misinformation during the pandemic.

Fox News - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

China's Zero-COVID Policy -- What Next

How China’s health policies turned into draconian lockdowns.

Slate - Politics - 6 hours ago

As USA Games near, some Special Olympics athletes in limbo over COVID-19 vaccination policy -- As USA Games approach, Special Olympics athletes left in limbo by COVID vaccine policy

With the Special Olympics USA Games coming in June, some athletes who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccine were told they can't participate.

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 5 hours ago

Jewish pilgrims back in Tunisia after COVID-19 absence

Hundreds of Jewish worshippers rush to the El Ghriba synagogue to mark the Lag B'Omer holiday, which starts 33 days after the start of the Jewish Passover

YNET News - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

North Korea boosts drug production as COVID-19 caseload nears 2M

North Korea is ramping up production of drugs and medical supplies to battle the COVID-19 outbreak, state media KCNA said Thursday, as its pandemic...

Daily Sabah - World - 6 hours ago

COVID-19 in North Korea

COVID-19 in North Korea

Korea Times - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

North Korea's suspected COVID-19 caseload approaching 2 million -- And the real numbers could be worse than Pyongyang is saying as it scrambles to soften the impact on leader Kim Jong Un's image and its fragile economy.

And the real numbers could be worse than Pyongyang is saying as it scrambles to soften the impact on leader Kim Jong Un's image and its fragile economy.

CBS News - World - 8 hours ago

China slightly eases COVID test rules for travellers from U.K. -- , article with image

China removed on Thursday some COVID-19 test requirements for people flying in from Britain, part of changes to its draconian virus rules to better cope with a pandemic driven by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Reuters - Health - 8 hours ago

DWTS: Rhys Mathewson 'gutted' after testing positive for Covid-19

The comedian will be replaced by Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham.

NZ Herald - Entertainment - 9 hours ago

Some in Shanghai allowed out to shop as city moves to ease COVID-19 lockdown

SHANGHAI/BEIJING: More Shanghai residents were given the freedom to go out to shop for groceries for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday (May 19) as authorities set out more plans for exiting the city-wide COVID-19 lockdown more fully. The commercial hub of 25 million recorded no new infections

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Eric Clapton cancels shows after testing positive for COVID-19

Eric Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, has tested positive for COVID-19 and canceled two upcoming European gigs.

Washington Times - Entertainment - 10 hours ago

India calls out the West, says food grains shouldn't go the way of COVID vaccines

India stressed that its decision to restrict wheat exports will ensure it can truly respond to those most in need

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

One-Third Of U.S. Should Consider Wearing Masks Due To Coronavirus Surge, Officials Say

Right now, about a third of the U.S. population lives in areas that are considered at higher risk, mostly in the Northeast and Midwest.

Huffington Post - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

North Korea's Suspected COVID-19 Outbreak Nears 2 Million

North Korea reported 262,270 more suspected COVID-19 infections on Thursday as it scrambled to slow infections among its unvaccinated population.

Huffington Post - World - 11 hours ago

More work to resume in Shanghai's zero-COVID areas from June

SHANGHAI: The COVID-19-hit financial hub of Shanghai will start to allow more businesses in zero-COVID areas to resume normal operations from the beginning of June, a deputy mayor said on Thursday (May 19) as the city looks forward to the end of lockdown. Shanghai, fighting China's biggest ever coronavirus

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 11 hours ago

China relaxes some COVID test rules for U.S., other travellers -- , article with image

China has removed some COVID-19 test requirements for people flying in from countries such as the United States and shortened the pre-departure quarantine for some inbound travellers, as it fine-tunes measures to cope with the Omicron variant.

Reuters - Top Stories - 11 hours ago

N.Korea boosts production of drugs, medical supplies to battle COVID -- , article with gallery

North Korea is ramping up production of drugs and medical supplies including sterilisers and thermometers as it battles an unprecedented coronavirus outbreak, state media KCNA said on Thursday.

Reuters - Health - 12 hours ago

North Korea reports 1 additional death from COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea reports 1 additional death from COVID-19 outbreak

Korea Times - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Americans Shed COVID Precautions Despite New Surge

Tired of the pandemic, New Yorkers drop masks and social distancing as COVID alert levels rise

Voice of America - Politics - 13 hours ago

North Korea stays mum on South Korea's offer for COVID-19 talks, ass...

North Korea stays mum on South Korea's offer for COVID-19 talks, assistance: official

Korea Times - Top Stories - 13 hours ago

More than 75 per cent of long COVID patients never hospitalised for initial illness

A large new study has analysed data from the first few months after the official designation for long COVID took effect, and the results paint a sobering picture.

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 14 hours ago

Cancer drug may treat severe COVID-19, study finds

Patients with severe COVID-19 who received the cancer drug imatinib were less likely to die than those not treated with it.

UPI - Health - 15 hours ago

Heading to 'high' risk? City, county public health chiefs split in predictions for Chicago area's COVID-19 future

Masks would be urged for all residents in indoor public spaces in counties that rise to the high risk level. One of Cook County’s top doctors says she doesn’t expect the county to hit that level anytime soon. But Chicago’s Dr. Allison Arwady has said it “could happen potentially even in the next few weeks.”

Chicago Sun-Times - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

U.S. Health secretary tests positive for coronavirus on Germany trip

President Biden’s top health official, Xavier Becerra, has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms.

Los Angeles Times - US News - 15 hours ago

Coronavirus Update: Over 75% of long COVID patients in the U.S. not hospitalized for initial illness, study finds

May 18: Long COVID has become one of the most daunting legacies of the pandemic

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 16 hours ago

CDC recommends US travellers test for Covid before domestic trips

US has now passed death toll of one million since start of pandemic

Independent UK - Top Stories - 17 hours ago

U.S. FDA clears Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of a booster shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.

CBC News - Health - 17 hours ago

Pearl Jam cancels concerts over COVID

The 'Alive' rockers were hours from performing in Sacramento when they nixed Wednesday's show

New York Daily News - Entertainment - 17 hours ago

With new coronavirus wave, L.A. faring much better than New York. Can it last?

Officials remain hopeful that California can avoid the significant increases in coronavirus hospitalizations seen on the East Coast.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 17 hours ago

Biden's daughter tests positive for COVID-19, cancels overseas trip with first lady

President Biden's daughter Ashley Biden tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced on Wednesday, adding she will not be traveling with First Lady Jill Biden on her upcoming overseas trip.

Fox News - Politics - 18 hours ago

Vast Majority of Long Covid Patients Were Never Hospitalized, Report Finds

Three-fourths of diagnosed long covid patients avoided hospitalization, according to an analysis of private insurance claims.

Gizmodo - Technology - 18 hours ago

Miniature Air Curtain Helps Stop Spread of COVID-19 in Hospitals: Research

The desktop air curtain system can block all incoming aerosol particles, say the Japanese scientists behind it.

Newsweek - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

Louisiana scraps COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration has agreed to remove the COVID-19 vaccine from the list of vaccines students are required to get to enroll in school in the state, officials said Wednesday.

Washington Times - Politics - 18 hours ago

Pearl Jam cancels Sacramento, Las Vegas shows after another member gets COVID-19

The loss of another key member forced Pearl Jam to scrap its upcoming concerts in Sacramento and Las Vegas.

San Francisco Chronicle - Entertainment - 18 hours ago

Merchant mariners stranded on ships in Shanghai during COVID lockdown

Under a strict COVID-19 lockdown in Shanghai, some crew members on cargo ships have been stranded. Crew member Madeleine Wolczko has been documenting the harrowing ordeal.

PRI - World - 19 hours ago

Stock markets plunge as Dow suffers worst day since pandemic hit

The stock market took a battering Wednesday, extending the past few months' losses as inflation lashes the economy and the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.

Washington Examiner - Business - 19 hours ago

Over 75% of long COVID patients in the U.S. not hospitalized for initial illness, study finds - May 18 - Updated

Results of a new study analyzing data from private insurance claims in the United States paint a sobering picture of long COVID’s serious and ongoing impact on people’s health and the American health care system

The Globe and Mail - World - 19 hours ago

Top health official warns U.S. faces unnecessary Covid deaths without funding

Dr. Ashish Jha said the U.S. will not have enough money to provide vaccines for all Americans in the fall without money from Congress.

CNBC - US News - 19 hours ago

A third of US should be considering masks as COVID cases rise, officials say

COVID-19 cases are increasing in the U.S. – and could get even worse over the coming months, federal health officials warned in urging areas hardest hit to consider reissuing calls for indoor masking.

The Baltimore Sun - US News - 20 hours ago

U.S. News -- White House COVID-19 team reports substantial increase in cases but not in deaths -- U.S. cases of COVID-19 are substantially higher but there is no commensurate increase in COVID-19 deaths, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said during a briefing Wednesday.

U.S. cases of COVID-19 are substantially higher but there is no commensurate increase in COVID-19 deaths, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said during a briefing Wednesday.

UPI - Health - 20 hours ago

Eric Clapton Cancels Two European Shows After Testing Positive for COVID

Clapton's upcoming shows in Zurich on Tuesday and Milan on Wednesday will be rescheduled, he announced on his Facebook page and official online site.

Hollywood Reporter - Politics - 20 hours ago

As Covid cases rise, officials plead for more funding

Vaccines and antivirals have helped keep Covid patients out of the ICU, but funding for these vital tools will soon run out.

NBC News - Health - 20 hours ago

President Biden's daughter Ashley Biden tests positive for COVID-19, sidelined from Latin America trip with first lady

President Biden’s daughter Ashley Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 on the verge of a Latin America trip with the First Lady and has had to bow out.

New York Daily News - World - 20 hours ago

Editorial: Return to pre-pandemic public meeting rules? Yes — and no

Pandemic-era remote access to government meetings should be preserved for the public, not for officials who would like to shield themselves from their constituents.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 21 hours ago

Biden's craven fear-mongering over COVID-19 is all about money

In the very early days of COVID-19, even before the worldwide spread had begun prompting its classification as a “pandemic,” one group of researchers put out a devastating prediction of what they said

Washington Times - Opinion - 21 hours ago

Jimmy Kimmel 'is such a positive person' that he tested positive for COVID-19 again

Comedians John Mulaney and Andy Samberg have will guest host 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' while Kimmel continues to recover from COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 22 hours ago

COVID-19 is rising in the Americas, virus 'not going away anytime soon': PAHO

SAO PAULO: COVID-19 is on the rise again in the Americas as many countries have abandoned measures like masking and social distancing and many lag in vaccination rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday (May 18). Cases in the Americas surged 27.2 per cent last week from the prio

Channel NewsAsia - World - 22 hours ago

Ontario reports 1,345 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 11 more deaths Tuesday -- Canada -- - -- Toronto -- |

Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 are up in Ontario as the province reports 1,345 patients hospitalized with the virus and 11 more deaths linked to the illness.

CBC News - Health - 22 hours ago

As COVID cases rise, US health officials mull widening additional booster eligibility

WASHINGTON Health officials are considering extending the eligibility for a second COVID 19 vaccine booster dose to people under 50 amid a steady ris...

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

As COVID cases rise, U.S. health officials mull widening additional booster eligibility -- , article with image

Health officials are considering extending the eligibility for a second COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to people under 50 amid a steady rise in cases, with the United States seeing a threefold increase over the past month.

Reuters - US News - 22 hours ago

States ask people to return mistaken pandemic relief payments. Is it fair? What's the fair way forward after the government makes a mistake? State agencies are grappling with how to handle millions of cases of overpaid pandemic unemployment benefits.

What’s the fair way forward after the government makes a mistake? State agencies are grappling with how to handle millions of cases of overpaid pandemic unemployment benefits.

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 22 hours ago

Shanghai faces 'huge' pressure to stay Covid-free as lockdown nears end

Residents counting down days to end of lockdown after two months of isolation

Irish Times - World - 22 hours ago

Jimmy Kimmel tests positive for COVID-19 again

Jimmy Kimmel has announced on Twitter that he has once again tested positive for COVID-19.

UPI - Entertainment - 22 hours ago

Data shows California's role in 1 million U.S. COVID-19 deaths

COVID deaths in the U.S. have officially hit 1 million, according to Johns Hopkins...

San Francisco Chronicle - US News - 23 hours ago

COVID-19 shows need for better information sharing early in pandemics, UK's Javid says

LONDON: A lack of clear information out of China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic has left the whole world in a worse situation, British health minister Sajid Javid said. Javid, speaking before a G7 health ministers conference on Thursday (May 19) where pandemic preparedness will be discusse

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 day ago

'We tolerated the intolerable,' Quebec coroner says in report on pandemic deaths of seniors -- Verity Stevenson -- Canada -- - -- Montreal

The lack of independence granted to Quebec's public health director may have slowed the government response at the beginning of the pandemic, as hundreds were dying in long-term care homes across the province.

CBC News - Health - 1 day ago

South Korea drafts $46 billion extra budget to help COVID-hit businesses

SEOUL : South Korea unveiled plans on Thursday to pay more than $20 billion to small businesses and self-employed people to make up for losses due to COVID restrictions.The first supplementary budget since President Yoon Suk-yeol took office this week is scaled at 59.4 trillion won ($46.1 billion), but 23

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 1 day ago

Qatar further relaxes Covid-19 restrictions; lifts mask mandate from most places

Doha: The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the regular meeting held by...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 1 day ago

Pandemic had 'horrendous' impact on efforts to cut waiting lists, says Reid

Long waiting lists the result of ‘legacy issues’ and will not be solved within one year

Irish Times - Health - 1 day ago

Pollution kills millions more people a year than COVID has, data shows

Toxic air, soil and water is causing around 9 million deaths a year, while modern pollutants from fossil fuels are "skyrocketing".

Euronews - Environment - 1 day ago

How to Order More Free Home COVID Tests From the Government

Starting Monday, U.S. residents can order a third batch of eight free COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Here’s how to claim them.

New York Magazine - Politics - 2 days ago

Bike-to-Work Day returns Thursday after 2-year pandemic hiatus

Event aims to encourage people to experiment with bicycle commuting to help fight climate change

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

One Million COVID-19 Deaths Is a Searing Indictment of Inequality

It was poverty that made the pandemic so deadly. We shouldn't compound the tragedy of 1 million COVID-19 deaths by letting it continue.

Newsweek - Opinion - 1 day ago

Banks off the hook as City watchdog concludes probe into COVID cash calls

The FCA will not take enforcement action against lending banks which demanded roles on emergency equity-raises despite credible reports of malpractice, Sky News learns.

Sky News - Business - 1 day ago

China relaxes some COVID-19 test rules for US, other travellers

BEIJING: China has removed certain COVID-19 test requirements for people flying in from countries like the United States and shortened the pre-departure quarantine period for some inbound travellers, as it finetunes its stringent measures to cope with the Omicron variant. The slight relaxations were made i

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 day ago

MoPH reports 126 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on May 18

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 126 Covid 19 cases in Qatar on May 18, 2022. Cases Cases among community: 117 Cases among travele...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 1 day ago

Vaccine sceptic Eric Clapton postpones gigs after getting Covid

The vaccine sceptic musician released an anti-lockdown single called Stand and Deliver with Van Morrison in 2020

Evening Standard - World - 1 day ago

North Korea hails COVID-19 recovery amid WHO's missing data concerns

More than a million people in North Korea have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying...

Daily Sabah - World - 1 day ago

Kim Jong-un blames 'immaturity' for rapid Covid spread in North Korea

The North Korean leader also asks officials to strengthen virus controls at workplaces

Independent UK - World - 1 day ago

Scientists develop tool to identify patients most at risk of COVID death

Along with helping doctors make decisions on those patients needing the most critical care and the route of treatment, it could also help countries who have access to fewer resources.

Sky News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Dancing with the Stars hit with Covid - Eric Murray positive, and out

The cast, crew and staff members are required to return negative RATs every day.

NZ Herald - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Shanghai lets financial firms resume work as COVID-19 curbs ease: Sources

SHANGHAI: Shanghai authorities have granted approval to 864 of the city's financial institutions to resume work, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday (May 18), as it gradually eases a city-wide lockdown that began seven weeks ago. The move is part of the financial hub's plan

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 1 day ago

Why preparation for the next pandemic needs One Health approach implementation in letter and spirit

COVID-19 is not the last pandemic, and the next ones are quite likely, unless we come together to prevent it

First Post - Health - 1 day ago

'Eye-watering' fraud levels in COVID loans missed by government, says watchdog

Early warning signs of fraud, like more than 120,000 new companies being registered as the country went in to lockdown, were missed by the government, which still does not know the true extent of losses from the schemes.

Sky News - Business - 1 day ago

Michael McDowell: New dynamism needed to overcome Ireland's economic long Covid

Torpor in public affairs risks creating a society stagnant and underachieving

Irish Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

N. Korea reports another jump in suspected COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Wednesday reported 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths as leader Kim Jong Un accused officials of “immaturity” and “slackness” in …

Bay to Bay News - World - 1 day ago

Hospitals that opened as COVID struck face a federal Catch-22 that could spell their doom

Three new hospitals say they’re missing out on millions in CARES Act pandemic relief because they didn’t exist before the crisis hit, so it’s tough to prove how much it has cost them.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 1 day ago

North Korea prioritizes vaccines for border soldiers as COVID wave hits

Officials rush to procure free Sinovac doses from China to treat those who have fallen ill.

Radio Free Asia - World - 1 day ago

Vaccinated but anti-vaccine, Eric Clapton tests positive for COVID-19

'Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from COVID,' his team said. 'Traveling and performing ... could substantially delay his full recovery.'

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Commentary: Should you get a second COVID-19 booster shot?

Receiving a second COVID-19 booster shot will strengthen immunity, with little risk, in vulnerable groups of people but the additional benefits may not be so significant in younger, healthy populations, says this epidemiologist.

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid booster for children 5 to 11 years old

A study in February found that two doses of the vaccine offered little protection against the omicron variant.

NBC News - Health - 1 day ago

With Steve Kerr back, Warriors try to keep COVID out of NBA...

What if Stephen Curry or Draymond Green got COVID? Steve Kerr’s absence from the Golden...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Bay Area COVID cases keep swelling as pandemic persists

There’s no relief for Bay Area counties on the COVID-19 front, as the latest numbers...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

COVID-19 is growing in Central Florida; Orange positivity rate hits 18.2%

Wastewater suggests COVID-19 is rising in Orange County and Altamonte Springs, though hospitalizations stay low for now.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 1 day ago

Migrant Border Entries Rise in April, Boosted By Ukrainians  -- U.S. authorities said Monday that they stopped migrants more than 234,000 times in April, one of the highest marks in decades as the Biden administration prepares to lift pandemic-era restrictions on claiming asylum. 

U.S. authorities said Monday that they stopped migrants more than 234,000 times in April, one of the highest marks in decades as the Biden administration prepares to lift pandemic-era restrictions on claiming asylum.

Voice of America - Politics - 1 day ago

Third round of free Covid-19 tests now available

The websites for HHS and the U.S. Postal Service directed people Monday to apply for a third round of at-home tests.

NBC News - Health - 1 day ago

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

U.S. regulators have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine booster for healthy children ages 5 to 11

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

282 people referred to prosecution for violating Covid-19 precautionary measures

Doha: designated authorities referred 282 people to the prosecution for Covid 19 precautionary measure violations on Tuesday(May 17, 2022). 273 peo...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 1 day ago

How do we memorialize the COVID-19 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 - 1 day ago

Eric Clapton postpones some concert dates after testing positive for Covid-19

Eric Clapton, the famed guitarist who has expressed skepticism about Covid-19 vaccine mandates and lockdowns, has postponed some tour dates after testing positive for Covid-19. He had to cancel appearances in Zurich and Milan after testing positive.

CNN - Entertainment - 1 day ago

US FDA authorizes Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized the use of a booster shot of Pfizer and BioNTech s COVID 19 vaccine for children aged 5 to...

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 1 day ago

Study tracks hospital readmission risk for COVID-19 patients in Alberta, Ontario -- Cassandra Szklarski -- |

A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients being readmitted within a month of discharge.

CBC News - Health - 1 day ago

US authorises COVID-19 booster shots for children 5 to 11

WASHINGTON: Children as young as five in the United States will now be able to receive a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, the nation's health authorities announced on Tuesday (May 17). The US Food and Drug Administration authorised children in the 5-11 group to receive the booster in order t

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 day ago

Kids 5 to 11 get FDA OK for COVID-19 booster doses

CDC is expected to review boosters later this week and endorse their use.

Ars Technica - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Pandemic increased mental health support requests for Manitoba teens, advocates say -- Nelly Gonzalez -- Canada -- - -- Manitoba

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more teens reaching out for help to deal with their depression and anxiety, according to mental health advocates in Winnipeg .

CBC News - Health - 1 day ago

FDA clears COVID booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11; CDC to meet this week in final hurdle

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 2 days ago

COVID-19: 393 new cases, 2 more deaths in Delhi, positivity rate 3.35 %

Delhi had reported 377 new Covid cases and one more death on Monday, while the positivity rate was 3.37 percent

First Post - Health - 2 days ago

Imagine no face masks: How post-COVID-19 era hygiene will shape up

When it comes to hygiene, the coronavirus ushered in a new era. Wearing face masks, bumping fists or elbows instead of shaking hands and diligently...

Daily Sabah - Health - 2 days ago

COVID-19 death toll hits 5 million worldwide

The worldwide COVID-19 death toll reached a staggering 5 million people Monday less than two years after the start of the pandemic, as the virus continues to claim thousands of lives a day despite the availability of highly effective vaccines.

New York Daily News - Health - 2 days ago

Qatar reports 134 Covid-19 cases on May 17

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 134 Covid 19 cases in Qatar on May 17, 2022. Cases Cases among community: 114 Cases among travele...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 2 days ago

North Korea mobilises army, steps up tracing amid Covid wave

Isolated country is grappling with its first acknowledged Covid-19 outbreak

Irish Times - World - 2 days ago

Chinese cities hit by COVID-19 seek exit from painful lockdown

The plans of Chinese cities hit by COVID-19 to exit or avoid lockdown are more fraught and uncertain than ever, as the search for zero cases grows more...

Daily Sabah - World - 2 days ago

China's zero-COVID policy to hit Asia aviation recovery: IATA

SINGAPORE: China's zero-COVID policy will hold back a full air travel recovery in the Asia-Pacific region, a top airline industry group warned on Tuesday (May 17), adding to calls for Beijing to ease its hardline stance. The world's second-biggest economy is seeking to stamp out the coronavirus e

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 2 days ago

North Korea reports another fever surge amid COVID-19 crisis

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday reported another large jump in illnesses believed to be COVID-19 as a mass outbreak spreads through its unvaccinated population and military medical …

Bay to Bay News - World - 2 days ago

Dogs can be trained in weeks to detect a COVID-19 infection

A study from Finland finds that dogs can detect the virus with an accuracy rate of 92%, making their abilities especially valuable in the early stages of a new pandemic, when other options are not available.

Sky News - Top Stories - 2 days ago

With 1 million U.S. COVID deaths, what comes next?

Reaching 1 million COVID deaths in the U.S. is a stark reminder that the pandemic is far from over despite life-saving vaccines that have alleviated symptoms and slowed death rates worldwide.

New York Daily News - US News - 2 days ago

1 million COVID-19 deaths: A look at the U.S. numbers

As the count of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 passes 1 million, there's a wealth of data making clear which groups have been hit the hardest.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

North Korea tally surpasses 1 million sick amid COVID-19 surge -- World

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un criticized officials over slow medicine deliveries and mobilized the military to respond to a surge in suspected COVID-19 infections, as his nation struggled to contain what it's referring to as a "fever" that has reportedly killed dozens and sickened nearly a million others in a span of three days.

CBC News - World - 2 days 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 - 2 days ago

FDA authorizes first home test to detect COVID-19 and flu with single nasal swab

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first over-the-counter test that can detect COVID-19, both strains of influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus using a single nasal swab.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

Lacking vaccines, North Korea battles COVID-19 with antibiotics, home remedies

SEOUL: Standing tall in bright red hazmat suits, five North Korean health workers stride towards an ambulance to do battle with a COVID-19 outbreak that - in the presumed ab

Channel NewsAsia - World - 2 days ago

COVID-19 deaths in US exceed 1 million, CDC says

More than 1 million people have died due to COVID-19 in the two and a half years since the pandemic began ripping through the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

COVID-19 U.S. death toll reaches 1 million

Not even in the darkest days, when bodies were being stacked in refrigerated trucks and New York City’s dead were being buried in mass graves did anyone think this number could be reached.

New York Daily News - World - 2 days ago

As NYC eyes high COVID alert upgrade, city to distribute 16.5 million at-home COVID tests at key centers

Over the next month, the city plans to send out 16.5 million at-home COVID test kits and 1 million masks, and city health officials are recommending that people who test positive and show symptoms reach out to a city hotline to have anit-viral medications delivered for free to their doorsteps.

New York Daily News - Politics - 2 days ago

America's grim COVID milestone marked in death certificates

When the U.S. hit 1 million COVID-19 deaths, the news came from a government tally. But there are many ways to tally. And they all count.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 2 days ago

Bill Gates tees up COVID boosters forever

Bill Gates said those over the ages of “50 or 60” will “probably have to get boosted every six months” until “we get even better vaccines.” That was after he revealed how sucky the current slate of sh

Washington Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Bay Area COVID cases swell; health officers reinstate mask recommendations

Health officers across the Bay Area are strongly recommending, but not requiring, that...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 3 days ago

After less than 2½ years, U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1 million

The number of dead from COVID-19 in the United States is equivalent to that of a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

North Korea deploys army to distribute medicine as more than a million Covid cases feared

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the military to regulate the distribution of medicines in the capital Pyongyang, as the nation appeared to admit to having more than a million Covid-19 cases.

Independent.ie - World - 3 days ago

U.S. reaches 1 million COVID deaths — and the virus isn't done with us

The milestone is an indelible reminder of the awful toll that the disease has taken and continues to take.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

Podcast: North Korea military tackle 'explosive' covid outbreak

Plus, Tonga volcano eruption: the biggest atmospheric explosion ever recorded

Evening Standard - Technology - 3 days ago

With COVID cases rising, how close is California to new mask rules, restrictions?

L.A. County remains far from meeting its own metrics for a new mask order, but a moderate increase in coronavirus case rates has officials concerned.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

FTSE 100 Live: China reveals Covid hit to economy, Vodafone higher

The economic impact of China’s zero-Covid policy has been revealed after the country’s industrial output and consumer spending figures hit their worst levels since the pandemic began.

Evening Standard - Business - 3 days ago

Shanghai says COVID lockdown to ease as community spread mostly ends

Shanghai officials say fewer than 1 million people in the city remain under the strict lockdown imposed to stop transmission of the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

The COVID Testing Company That Missed 96% of Cases

State and local officials across Nevada signed agreements with Northshore Clinical Labs, a COVID testing laboratory run by men with local political connections. There was only one problem: Its tests didn’t work.

ProPublica - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Corbevax COVID-19 vaccine price slashed to Rs 250 per dose

It would result in end users paying a price of Rs 400 a dose, including taxes and administration charges

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 3 days ago

The most desperate response to the COVID-19 lockdown in China: 'We are the last generation.'

Some interpreted the “we are the last generation declaration” as the most desperate resistance against tyranny.

Global Voices - Politics - 3 days ago

Over a million Covid cases feared in North Korea

The military has been ordered to intervene as a wave of Covid cases sweeps the unvaccinated country.

BBC News - Health - 3 days ago

China's economic data disappoint in April as Covid controls weigh

China reported a drop in retail sales and industrial production in April — far worse than analysts had expected.

CNBC - World - 3 days ago

Commentary: Will Xi Jinping be blamed for China's zero-COVID failures?

President Xi Jinping is expected to seek a third term as party leader in a crucial party congress later this year. Having claimed credit for the early success of zero-COVID, he would struggle to avoid blame for the policy’s breakdown, says the Financial Times' Gideon Rachman.

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 3 days ago

Health experts urge Israel to reinstate some COVID curbs as morbidity climbs

Prof. Galia Rahav says much still unknown about BA.4, BA.5 Omicron subvariants that stoke renewed surge in South Africa; Prof. Yehuda Adler says Israel must stop making populist decisions and put public health above all else

YNET News - Science - 3 days ago

Paxlovid and other antiviral pills offer new hope for 'zero COVID deaths'

Public health officials are racing to raise awareness and improve access to Paxlovid to...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Missouri university agrees to $1.65 million settlement in COVID-19 lawsuit from students

Lindenwood University agreed to a $1.65 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a group of students who felt that the switch to online learning during COVID-19 was “subpar.”

Fox News - Business - 4 days ago

Shanghai aims to reopen more COVID-shut businesses, Beijing battles on

Shanghai will gradually begin reopening businesses such as shopping malls and hair salons in China's financial and manufacturing hub from Monday after...

Daily Sabah - Business - 4 days ago

From skin lesions to tinnitus, four strange COVID-19 symptoms you might not have heard about

Emerging data is increasingly showing us that COVID-19 symptoms can go beyond what you might expect from a regular cold or a flu

First Post - Health - 4 days ago

Long COVID sufferers 'considering buying own oxygen' as number seeking help doubles, says charity

The NHS says it's spent £220m opening dozens of long COVID centres around the country, but some sufferers report waiting many months to be seen and a charity wants the government to boost clinic staffing and do more research into treatments.

Sky News - Top Stories - 4 days ago

'Great turmoil': Dozens die in North Korea as Kim admits scale of COVID outbreak

Authorities in North Korea, which does not have a vaccination program, have blamed the deaths on “careless” citizens taking unapproved medicines.

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 4 days ago

'It humbled me': Apprentice star adds cleaning loos to CV after Covid woes

Vanessa Goodson feels nothing but pride in her work.

NZ Herald - Top Stories - 4 days ago

How does Disneyland rate a year after its COVID-era reopening?

The Disneyland Resort reopened a year ago after an extended pandemic-forced closure. What's changed? We rate the new ticket system, the wait times, the food and more.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 4 days ago

Pandemic gets tougher to track as COVID testing plunges

Testing for coronavirus infections has plummeted globally, making it tougher for scientists to spot emerging variants.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 5 days ago

The pandemic revealed brutal realities about long-term care. Canada has a moral obligation to fix the system -- Robert Bell -- , -- Anne Golden -- , -- Paul Alofs -- Lionel Robins

Canada needs a national seniors’ strategy that will progressively provide increasing levels of care for our elders as they age

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 5 days ago

North Korea reports 21 new deaths as it battles COVID outbreak

SEOUL: North Korea announced 21 new fever deaths Saturday and said more than half a million people had been sickened nationwide, two days after confirming its first cases of COVID-19.Despite...

International The News - Health - 5 days ago

Why is the COVID case rate in San Francisco so much higher than the U.S. right now?

The ratio of COVID case rates in San Francisco to case rates in the U.S. has never been...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 5 days ago

China withdraws as 2023 football Asian Cup host, citing coronavirus

China has pulled out as the 2023 Asian Cup host due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, football officials said Saturday, with Beijing's strict...

Daily Sabah - World - 5 days ago

Bare your arm, cover your face: Officials push COVID-19 boosters, masking as cases hit 3-month high

With cases on the rise statewide, only about 41% of eligible Chicagoans have gotten their recommended COVID-19 booster shot. And almost a quarter of Illinois counties are now at the CDC risk level in which older people and the immunocompromised are urged to mask up indoors.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 5 days ago

Covid-19 contact tracing staff being cut to 'much reduced' level

Contact tracing contractors offered limited number of jobs in other call-based roles

Irish Times - Health - 5 days ago

Coronavirus / America's path to over 1 million Covid deaths

From nursing homes to prisons, measuring the pandemic's U.S. death toll.

NBC News - Top Stories - 5 days ago

COVID Science: Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues -- , article with image

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

Reuters - Science - 5 days ago

Wealthy L.A. County communities seeing fastest rise in coronavirus cases

As L.A. County's coronavirus cases continue to climb, infections are rising fastest among wealthier residents, a likely echo of previous waves in which a greater rate of higher-income people became infected with the virus first.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 5 days ago

North Korea: Six dead, 350,000 "fevers" as coronavirus spreads "explosively"

South Korea offers medical aid and vaccines, but it's unclear if the North will accept.

Ars Technica - Science - 6 days ago

U.S. 'vulnerable' to COVID without new shots

White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha's warning came as the White House said there could be up to 100 million infections from the virus later this year — and as President Joe Biden somberly ordered flags to half-staff to mark 1 million deaths.

New York Daily News - Politics - 6 days ago

California aims to tighten licensing of nursing homes after pandemic exposes deadly lapses

Legislators are proposing an overhaul of California’s licensing system for nursing homes that would make it the most stringent in the country.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

A million lives lost - Two years into the COVID pandemic, the U.S. is grieving a once unthinkable death toll

Two years into the COVID pandemic, the U.S. is grieving a once unthinkable death toll.

Reuters - Top Stories - 6 days ago

North Korea confirms first COVID death with fever spreading 'explosively'

Kim Jong Un visited the emergency epidemic prevention headquarters on Thursday and criticised officials for failing to prevent "a vulnerable point in the epidemic prevention system", state media says.

Sky News - Top Stories - 6 days ago

United States passes one million Covid deaths

It's the highest total in the world - but the WHO thinks the true death toll may be higher elsewhere.

BBC News - Health - 6 days ago

North Korea reports 6 deaths after confirming COVID-19 outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has imposed a nationwide lockdown to control his country's first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak in the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

Rebound after taking Paxlovid is the latest twist in the Covid-19 puzzle

Kent Sepkowitz writes that some people, including him, who took the antiviral Paxlovid develop a "rebound" of symptoms a few days after completion of the five-day course.

CNN - Opinion - 6 days ago

STAR INTERACTIVE -- COVID wastewater signals rising at two Toronto plants but stable across GTA, decreasing in Ontario

The Star’s signal map uses data sourced from each GTA public health unit and pulled into one location, showing trends in sewersheds or wastewater catchment areas.

Toronto Star - Top Stories - 6 days ago

1 Million People in the US Have Died From COVID-19

In over two years since the coronavirus pandemic began, America leads the world in most deaths reported due to the virus.

Inside Edition - Health - 6 days ago

WHO reports COVID cases down everywhere but Africa, Americas

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the number of new global COVID-19 cases has continued to decline across the world except for the Americas and Africa.

Fox News - Health - 6 days ago

US marks millionth COVID-19 death; 'each an irreplaceable loss', says President Joe Biden

The announcement comes as world leaders attend a global virtual COVID summit focused on efforts to bring the pandemic under control and prepare for future health emergencies

First Post - Health - 6 days ago

US hits grim milestone of 1 million COVID-19 deaths | Video

One million people in the US have died from COVID-19, the highest toll of any country in the world. With the midterm elections approaching, the White House is intent on uniting a grieving nation. Benji Hyer reports.

Channel NewsAsia - World - 7 days ago

'Tragic milestone': COVID-19 deaths in US surpass 1 million

U.S. President Joe Biden commemorated Thursday the death of 1 million people in the United States from COVID-19, marking what he called 'a tragic...

Daily Sabah - World - 7 days ago

Half of hospitalised COVID-19 patients in China still have symptoms after two years

A follow-up study found that two years after being hospitalised with COVID-19 in China, over half still have at least one symptom.

Euractiv - Health - 7 days ago

Vancouver biotech company AbCellera posts record revenue on continued brisk sales of its COVID-19 antibodies -- May 10, 2022

AbCellera’s COVID-19 antibodies continued to deliver a bounty of what CEO Carl Hansen has called ‘non-dilutive capital’ during a challenging time for the biotech sector

The Globe and Mail - Technology - 7 days ago

Biden to co-host second global COVID summit as U.S. nears 1 million deaths

President Biden will appeal for a renewed international commitment to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and getting the world vaccinated.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 7 days ago

North Korea reports first Covid-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in 'gravest emergency'

North Korea confirmed its first Covid-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the "gravest national emergency" and ordering a national lockdown, with state media reporting an Omicron variant had been detected in Pyongyang.

Independent.ie - World - 7 days ago

Is Paxlovid, the COVID-19 pill, reaching those most in need? The government won't say

In Los Angeles and elsewhere, health workers are unable to see how many doses of Pfizer’s antiviral treatment are reaching the most vulnerable.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Newer Covid variants less likely to have effect on taste and smell

‘Do not think you are Covid-negative just because your sense of smell and taste is normal’

Independent UK - Science - 7 days ago

PGA Tour's Im Sung-jae forced out of domestic event due to COVID-19

PGA Tour's Im Sung-jae forced out of domestic event due to COVID-19

Korea Times - Sports - 7 days ago

North Korea reports first COVID-19 case, declares emergency

PYONGYANG: North Korea has confirmed its first-ever case of Covid-19 and declared a severe national emergency, with leader Kim Jong Un vowing to eliminate the virus, state media said...

International The News - Health - 7 days ago

'Half of COVID-19 survivors show one symptom even two years after infection'

According to a Lancet study, fatigue or muscle weakness were the symptoms most often reported and fell from 52 per cent at six months to 30 per cent at two years

First Post - Health - 7 days ago

US President Biden co-hosting 2nd COVID summit as world's resolve falters

Momentum on vaccination and treatment has faded even as new, more infectious variants rise and billions across the globe remain unprotected

Deccan Chronicle - World - 7 days ago

'Biggest emergency incident' declared in North Korea after first official COVID infections confirmed

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) says test samples from Sunday from an unspecified number of people with fevers in the capital, Pyongyang, confirmed they were infected with the Omicron variant.

Sky News - Top Stories - 7 days 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 - 7 days ago

Lancaster County records nearly 100 new COVID-19 cases a day on average

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Lancaster County are at levels similar to those seen in late February and early March – high, but not matching the record-setting levels of the

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 7 days ago

Half of patients hospitalised with Covid have symptoms two years later

The study followed 1,192 participants in China

Independent UK - Science - 7 days ago

Cleaning indoor air to lower risk of COVID -- We know the risk of COVID-19 transmission is much lower outside. Now researchers are testing new technology using "Far UVC" light that could make indoor air as safe as outdoors. Michael George reports.

We know the risk of COVID-19 transmission is much lower outside. Now researchers are testing new technology using "Far UVC" light that could make indoor air as safe as outdoors. Michael George reports.

CBS News - Science - 7 days ago

California again faces rising anxiety about coronavirus spread as summer approaches

Health officials are urging precautions, including masking, as transmission levels tick up across the state.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

HSE and Department of Health exodus not just down to Covid

Analysis: Department seen as most pressured and politically charged in civil service

Irish Times - Health - 7 days ago

FTSE 100 Live: US inflation dips, Covid update boosts Asia markets

Inflation figures in the United States are today expected to show the annual rate has fallen back from its four-decade high of 8.5%.

Evening Standard - Business - 8 days ago

Some patients reporting Covid rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc s COVID 19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United Stat...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 8 days ago

Gun killings reached highest level in 25 years during Covid pandemic, CDC says

During the first year of the pandemic, the homicide rate from guns rose 35% to the highest level since 1994, according to the CDC.

CNBC - Health - 8 days ago

Funeral director Dignity hit by drop in Covid deaths

The group conducted 21,200 funerals in the first 13 weeks of the year

Evening Standard - Business - 8 days ago

L.A. school board delays student COVID-19 vaccine mandate without any discussion

The postponement of the COVID-19 student mandate is related to high vaccine rate among older students and few transmissions in schools, officials say.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

Bill Gates Says He Has COVID-19, Experiencing Mild Symptoms 

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.

Voice of America - Technology - 8 days ago

For widows in Africa, COVID-19 stole their husbands, homes and future

In many African countries, the pandemic has created larger populations of widows as men are more likely to die of COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in Baltimore, the city's health commissioner advises people to resume masking up indoors

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore’s health commissioner, said Tuesday that she strongly recommends everyone wear a mask indoors regardless of their vaccination status given a large rise in COVID-19 cases in the city.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 8 days ago

Jimmy Kimmel mines his COVID-19 recovery for a Trump joke: 'I drank so much bleach'

Returning to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' after a week off, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel detailed his recent bout with COVID-19 during his Monday monologue.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 8 days ago

This company was accused of exploiting the coronavirus testing boom to reap millions

The alleged scheme capitalized on federal laws that were meant to smooth the way for people to get tested without fretting about the bill, according to complaints filed by L.A. authorities.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses dumped by Baltimore plant, congressional report finds

Emergent BioSolutions dumped 400 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, far more than known, congressional report finds.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 9 days ago

Shanghai re-tightens COVID restrictions, frustrating residents

Teams in white protective suits are going into the homes of infected people to spray disinfectant as Shanghai tries to root out an Omicron outbreak.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Biden calls on Congress to 'immediately' pass Ukraine aid before Covid funding

Biden said funding for shipments to Ukraine was set to run out in ten days, and therefore he was "prepared to accept that these two measures move separately."

CNBC - Health - 9 days ago

Labour MP 'confident' Keir Starmer didn't break Covid rules

Shadow education secretary backs Labour leader’s gamble to place his political future in the hands of Durham Police

Evening Standard - Politics - 9 days ago

Fourth COVID jab gives higher antibody levels than those seen after third, study suggests

However, the study also hinted that a small number of people might reach a "ceiling" in terms of the amount of protection that they could get from a fourth jab.

Sky News - Top Stories - 9 days ago

'American Idol' Contestants, Amy Schumer and Savannah Guthrie All Have Covid

More than two years into the Covid pandemic, many of us have gotten pretty good at rolling with the punches. So when several contestants on “American Idol” tested positive, producers improvised and went on with the show.

Inside Edition - Entertainment - 9 days ago

U.S. to limit new Covid shots to high-risk people if Congress doesn't OK funding

The White House has warned that it does not have enough money to buy next-generation Covid vaccines for all Americans ahead of a possible fall infection wave.

CNBC - Health - 9 days ago

White House warns of "pretty sizeable" COVID surge this winter

Cold-weather conditions, relentless march of variants, and waning immunity up risks.

Ars Technica - Science - 9 days ago

How accurate is Nepal's COVID-19 death toll?

Questions regarding what exactly constitutes a COVID-19 death remain elusive. With the lack of comparable data, it's hard to know the true number of COVID-19 deaths in Nepal.

Global Voices - Technology - 9 days ago

California COVID-19 deaths near 90,000, but the per capita rate is among lowest in U.S.

No state has suffered more pandemic-related deaths than California. However, on a per capita basis, California has the 11th-lowest COVID-19 death rate.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Israel to scrap COVID PCR testing at airport

Officials say the decision was reached as a result of the continued drop in morbidity with less than 2,000 new COVID cases confirmed daily, on average; testing capabilities at airport to be preserved in case they are needed once again at a later date

YNET News - Science - 11 days ago

LAPD got hundreds of complaints about officers not wearing COVID masks, but punished few

New data show few LAPD officers were ever punished for disobeying a directive that they wear masks amid the pandemic, despite hundreds of complaints.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 11 days ago

Beyond Botswana and Rwanda's COVID-19 vaccination roll-out success stories

African countries will bypass Western nationalism and Chinese soft power by boasting locally produced COVID-19 vaccines. This will wean the continent from donor dependence and boost the vaccination rate.

Global Voices - Health - 12 days ago

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are up in Florida; reported deaths are down

Deaths are down and cases are up this week in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 12 days ago

Hangzhou Asian Games postponed amid COVID surge in China

Asian Games could be rescheduled for 2023 when the pandemic situation is under control

Deccan Chronicle - Sports - 12 days ago

How WHO report on excess COVID deaths has become a political row in India

While the government strongly refuted the WHO report, which puts COVID deaths 10 times more than the official numbers, the Congress party blamed the Centre for mismanaging the pandemic

First Post - Health - 13 days 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 - Technology - 13 days ago

Asian Games in Chi­na post­poned over COVID resur­gence

Olympic Council of Asia says the games being delayed because of the spread of the Omicron variant.

Aljazeera - Sports - 13 days ago

Nurses on pandemic front lines look to refill their 'empty cup'

Maryland's nurses, as well as their administrators and educators, are making changes to better equip themselves physically and emotionally for the job.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 13 days ago

Ex-SAPM Dr Faisal Sultan rejects WHO's coronavirus death report

LAHORE: Former special assistant to then prime minister on  health Dr Faisal Sultan Friday said the World Health Organization's data on coronavirus deaths in Pakistan is not reliable.In a...

International The News - Health - 13 days ago

COVID-19 numbers are on the rise in San Diego County

Antiviral drugs, now abundantly available, remain underused

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 13 days ago

China's Covid lockdowns are hitting more than just Shanghai and Beijing

While the bulk of China's new Covid cases are in Shanghai and Beijing, data show the impact of business restrictions is more widespread.

CNBC - World - 13 days ago

FDA restricts Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine due to blood clot risk

U.S. regulators are strictly limiting who can receive Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine due to a rare but serious risk of blood clots.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 13 days ago

Pandemic killed 15M people in first 2 years, WHO excess death study finds

Total excess deaths far exceed the reported deaths directly due to COVID-19.

Ars Technica - Science - 13 days ago

Even as COVID cases rise, mask mandates stay shelved

Despite an increase in coronavirus infections, cities and states seem reluctant to bring back mask mandates that might slow the spread.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 13 days ago

L.A. County workplaces and schools seeing rising coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases are on the rise at Los Angeles County workplaces and schools, underscoring the need to take additional precautions to prevent outbreaks, officials said.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 13 days ago

WHO: Nearly 15M deaths associated with COVID-19

Sobering figure double earlier estimates of deaths attributed to virus or the pandemic's impact on health systems when hospitals unable to treat non-COVID patients; researchers say data missing due to limited testing or differences in how deaths counted

YNET News - Science - 13 days ago

Does US really have world's highest Covid death toll?

A new report suggests other countries had more excess deaths than US during the pandemic.

BBC News - Health - 13 days ago

Nearly 15 million deaths in the last two years were associated with COVID-19, WHO says

The deaths were either from COVID-19 itself or causes stemming from the disease, such as inadequate care from overwhelmed health systems.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 14 days ago

Why This 'Very, Very Contagious' Coronavirus Subvariant Is Causing Cases To Rise Again

The omicron subvariant BA.2.12.1 is poised to be the next dominant strain in the U.S. Mutations appear to have helped it replicate better and resist prior immunity.

Huffington Post - Science - 14 days ago

Despite unknowns, FDA officials make the case for annual fall COVID shots

In JAMA viewpoint, FDA leaders say a fall booster decision should come next month.

Ars Technica - Science - 14 days ago

Lancaster County records seven COVID-19 deaths in a week

COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases and deaths in Lancaster County continued to gradually rise last week, with infections and deaths reaching their highest levels since late February, according to state and local

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 14 days ago

'We're now into our sixth wave': Coronavirus gains in California spark new concerns

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in California, prompting one health official to say the state is heading into the next wave of the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 14 days ago

WHO: COVID continues to decline, except in Americas, Africa

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of newly reported coronavirus cases and deaths globally continued to fall in the last wee...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 14 days ago

Op-Ed: COVID vaccines need to be evolving much faster

The virus is mutating rapidly and is likely to render vaccines and treatments less and less effective.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 15 days ago

Moderna seeks approval on COVID-19 shots for kids under 6

Moderna on Thursday asked U.S. regulators to authorize low doses of its COVID-19 vaccine...

Houston Chronicle - US News - 15 days ago

New coronavirus variants emerge: BA.4, BA.5 likely reinfecting Omicron survivors

BA.4 and BA.5 appear to be more transmissible than the original Omicron variant and have a better shot at evading existing immunity, given a new surge in South Africa.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 16 days ago

COVID in California: Amazon no longer giving paid leave for infected...

All 9 Bay Area counties fall under the "high" level of coronavirus transmission,...

San Francisco Chronicle - US News - 16 days ago

'Test to Treat' now available at State Center COVID-19 testing site in Baltimore

People who test positive for COVID-19 can now be evaluated immediately for the anti-viral medication Paxlovid that has proven effective in stemming severe cases.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 16 days ago

As cases climb, Orlando Rep. Anna Eskamani tests positive for COVID-19

State Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Breakthrough infections are more common with the omicron variant.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 16 days ago

Here we go again: California coronavirus cases rising. Is a new wave coming soon?

Coronavirus cases have risen by nearly 30% in California over the last week. Hospitalizations are up, too.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 16 days ago

Pfizer falls as Covid pill fails in preventive therapy trial

Pfizer Inc. slumped after Paxlovid, its pill for treating Covid 19, failed to show benefit as a preventive therapy in a trial. Paxlovid is poised t...

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 17 days ago

Long COVID Patients Say Doctors Are Ignoring Their Symptoms

Long COVID can be debilitating and occurs in up to 30% of people who have had the coronavirus, but the people experiencing it often find that doctors dismiss, ignore, or downplay their unusual symptoms.

BuzzFeed News - Science - 17 days ago

Iran registers lowest death toll from Covid-19 in over 2 yrs

TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) – The number of patients who died in one single day of the coronavirus disease in Iran dropped to 11 on Saturday, the lowest in almost 2 years after thg outbreak of the contagious disease in early 2020.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 18 days ago

Families of people who died after Covid vaccine 'feel ignored'

More than 1,200 claims have been made to the government’s Vaccines Damages Payment Scheme, but no compensation has yet to be paid out

Independent UK - Science - 19 days ago

Biden Plans to Go to Correspondents Dinner Despite COVID Cases All Around Him

The COVID-19 surge in Washington is creeping closer to the president.

Inside Edition - Politics - 19 days ago

Political stakes high as Beijing responds to COVID-19 outbreak

Beijing is starting to resemble other Chinese cities grappling with the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

2 Big Lessons VA Learned on the Front Line Battling COVID-19

"As we continue to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital we are prepared for future crises."

Military.com - Opinion - 19 days ago

FDA sets June meetings on COVID vaccines for youngest kids

The Food and Drug Administration has set tentative dates in June to publicly review COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest American children.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 19 days ago

Mayorkas prepares to end Title 42 pandemic policy at border despite backlash, setbacks

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas defended the administration's plan to rescind pandemic-related restrictions on seeking asylum.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 20 days ago

Moderna asks regulators to OK its COVID-19 shot for children under 6

Families have waited impatiently for a chance to protect the nation’s youngest kids as all around them people shed masks and other COVID precautions.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 21 days ago

COVID-19 pill Paxlovid is available in Central Florida. Why aren't eligible people taking it?

Paxlovid, Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 pill, is being underutilized across the U.S. and in Central Florida, experts say.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 21 days ago

44% OF SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE LESS THAN 3 MONTHS OF CASH -- "Everything is up in the air," said one Ohio bakery owner who worries that COVID-19 could shut her down again.

"Everything is up in the air," said one Ohio bakery owner who worries that COVID-19 could shut her down again.

CBS News - Business - 21 days ago

China megacity mass-tests, cancels flights after suspected COVID case

BEIJING: The Chinese megacity of Guangzhou cancelled hundreds of flights Thursday and launched mass testing of 5.6 million people after one suspected COVID case, as the battle to contain the...

International The News - Health - 21 days ago

Israel mulls scrapping COVID tests at Ben Gurion Airport

Health experts say Israel remains one of the only countries in the world that requires coronavirus testing upon arrival; others, however, claim it is too early to discard the measure amid new variant fears

YNET News - Science - 21 days ago

'Top Chef' Contestant Can't Smell or Taste Because of Long Haul COVID-19

Working for any chef is a challenge, but can you imagine doing it without any sense of taste or smell?

Inside Edition - Entertainment - 22 days ago

Foster Farms, temp agencies fined $3.8 million for failing to notify workers of COVID-19 sick pay

Foster Farms and three temporary staffing agencies were fined $3.8 million collectively for allegedly failing to inform nearly 4,000 temporary workers of their COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 22 days ago

Kamala Harris is prescribed antiviral drug after testing positive for coronavirus

Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for the coronavirus but has no symptoms, and hasn't had recent contact with President Biden, her office said.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 22 days ago

EU watchdog asks Valneva for more data on COVID shot, shares slump

PARIS: Valneva s shares tumbled on Monday after the French company said The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has asked for more data on its COVID 19 va...

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 24 days ago

Commentary: What can Southeast Asia do about all this COVID-19 waste?

Southeast Asia is bearing the brunt of the world’s pandemic-generated waste in a looming environmental headache for the region, says an observer.

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 24 days ago

China COVID death toll rises as Beijing warns of 'grim' situation

SHANGHAI: Shanghai reported 39 COVID deaths Sunday, its highest daily toll despite weeks of lockdowns, while China's capital Beijing warned of a grim situation with rising infections.The world's...

International The News - Health - 25 days ago

Florida's COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are up; reported deaths are down

Deaths are down and cases are up this week in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 26 days ago

How many California lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines? Scientists have an answer

Over 10 months, COVID-19 vaccines prevented more than 1.5 million infections and about 20,000 deaths in California, a new study estimates.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 26 days ago

UK COVID patient was positive for record 505 days: researchers

LONDON: British researchers believe they have documented the longest-known COVID-19 infection, in a patient who tested positive for a total of 505 days before their death.The previous record for...

International The News - Health - 26 days ago

CDC's top COVID doctor explains how travelers can reduce risk in a mask-optional world

The CDC's chief medical officer has advice for travelers looking to stay safe when people around them have ditched their masks.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 27 days 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 - 28 days ago

Nearly half of those recovering from Covid may experience 'long Covid'

Fatigue and memory problems are most commonly reported long Covid symptoms

Independent UK - Science - 28 days 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 - 29 days ago

Israel to abolish COVID masking requirement in most indoor settings

Order to take effect starting 8pm Saturday, with the exception of confirmed coronavirus carriers heading to quarantine and places with high infection risk, such as hospitals, nursing homes and planes

YNET News - Science - 29 days ago

Israeli health officials call to scrap COVID testing for inbound travelers

Experts cite high costs of practice against minimal benefit as increasing number of countries do away with pandemic mandates; Health Ministry to mull ending indoor mask requirement after Passover

YNET News - Science - 29 days ago

How Much Does One-Way Masking Protect You From COVID On A Plane?

Read this before you shed your face covering on your next flight.

Huffington Post - Health - 29 days ago

Lone wolf could start worse pandemic than Covid, warns Lord Rees

The Astronomer Royal says the world will have to give up some privacy to prevent malevolent groups or individuals creating havoc

Telegraph UK - Technology - 29 days ago

Four COVID experts say it's time to accept reality:...

It’s time to reassess our COVID prevention strategies in and outside of schools and...

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 29 days ago

Covid vaccination technology may be used as first heart attack 'cure'

Protein produced by genetic code, mRNA, can create healthy new heart cells

Evening Standard - Health - 1 month ago

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

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has accused city police officers who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine of “playing” with the public’s lives. Now, both parties are waiting for the other to blink as Friday’s mandate approaches.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Podcast: Pakistan's government, COVID-19 in Shanghai, and introducing Green Voices

This week we hear from Shanghai and Lahore, and find out about Green Voices.

Global Voices - Environment - 1 month ago

It's not over: COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the U.S.

The U.S. may be heading into another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising in most states and nationally after a two-month decline.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Player Given 'Idiot Award' By Stephen A. Smith For Missing COVID Dose

Thybulle will have to sit out at least two games in the first round of the NBA playoffs due to Canada's federal vaccine mandate.

Newsweek - Sports - 1 month ago

Church Choir Prepares to Sing Together for 1st Time Since Pandemic Hit

The Lake Avenue Congregational Church choir in Pasadena, California, has been diligently practicing virtually ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said nothing replaces the feeling of being able to sing together.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

FDA authorizes 1st breath test for COVID-19 infection

The test, which can provide results in less than three minutes, must be carried out under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month 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 - 1 month ago

At-Home Rapid COVID Tests May Expire Sooner Than You Think

COVID test kits have a limited shelf life. What happens if you use one past its date? Here's what to know before you swab.

Huffington Post - Health - 1 month ago

Nancy Pelosi COVID Diagnosis Raises Worry of Obama and Biden Being Exposed

The COVID-19 outbreak in our nation's Capital is spreading, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the latest politician to test positive.

Inside Edition - Politics - 1 month ago

What Your COVID Immunity May Be Like With A 4th Shot

How long do antibodies last with an additional dose? Should you time the shot to COVID waves or social plans? Here's what to know.

Huffington Post - Health - 1 month ago

Covid Variant XE: What WHO And Health Experts Say About New Mutation

Mumbai today reported India's first case of the new coronavirus variant XE. The strain, which is more transmissible than Omicron, has recast the spotlight on the ongoing risk of the virus.

NDTV - Science - 1 month ago

Worried About New COVID Variants? Here's What To Expect.

New strains of the virus will likely keep emerging. This is what you should keep in mind when they do.

Huffington Post - Health - 1 month ago

German Man Allegedly Received 90 COVID-19 Vaccines in Effort to Sell Fraudulent Vaccination Cards

The unidentified man is not in custody, according to dpa, but is being investigated.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

'High' Covid cases not translating into hospitalisations or deaths

Covid-19 infections are at “a very high level” but that they are not translating into hospital admissions and deaths, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency has said.

Evening Standard - Health - 1 month ago

Tel Aviv Fashion Week returns to runway after pandemic hiatus

The 4-day event, scheduled to run from April 3-6, set to feature young designers and unexpected special guests, including an Emirati creator, as international interest in local fashion scene continues to grow

YNET News - Entertainment - 1 month ago

I'm eligible for a second COVID-19 booster shot. Should I get it?

The FDA and CDC offered little guidance about who should get the newly authorized second COVID-19 booster shot. We break it down.

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

What's Next for Model Who Lost Legs From COVID-19 Infection

Claire Bridges was fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 when she contracted the virus, the complications from which restricted blood flow to her legs and left doctors no choice but to amputate.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

China tries to limit the economic blow of Shanghai's COVID lockdown

China's leaders are trying to fine-tune their 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 strategy in order to minimize job losses and other costs to the economy.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 1 month ago

Child Poisoning Deaths Have Increased During COVID-19 Pandemic, Report Shows

"The COVID-19 pandemic has led families to spend more time indoors. This increases the risk of unintentional poisonings that could result in injury or death, especially for children," the CPSC stated.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

Shanghai's experiment on middle-way COVID-19 control model ends with citywide lockdown

Many believe that the decision for a large-scale lockdown signifies the failure of the Shanghai model, a middle path between the zero-COVID-19 and living with COVID-19 strategies.

Global Voices - Health - 1 month ago

Pandemic Sees Major Spike in Alcohol-Related Deaths: Study

Deaths connected to alcohol shot up 25.5% between 2019 and 2020.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

In their own words: Latinas with disabilities explain leaving the house during the pandemic

Moving through the world as a blind woman is not the same as it was before the pandemic, from touching objects, to finding your way, to obtaining essential coronavirus information.

Global Voices - Health - 1 month ago

Can New Covid Variant Deltacron Replace Omicron? What Scientists Say

In many countries, as restrictions lift and freedoms are restored, theres a general feeling that the pandemic is over. There is, however, still the significant concern that a dangerous new variant could emerge.

NDTV - Science - 1 month ago

Politicians flout COVID-19 protocols before restrictions are lifted: One Jamaica for the rich and another for the poor?

Three days before restrictions were officially lifted, photographs of six senior government ministers were released: only two of the six were wearing masks as they partied, hugged and took selfies.

Global Voices - Health - 1 month ago

Coronavirus Jobs and Economy

Florida coronavirus and COVID-19 updates including closings and cancellations, how to protect yourself and latest news.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 2 months ago

COVID-19 is fading. But ending the health emergency could leave us vulnerable

If the U.S. public health emergency ends, Americans would be vulnerable to a new coronavirus variant that sparks another COVID-19 surge.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 2 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 - 2 months ago

Two years on, complacency still plagues global COVID-19 response

Al Jazeera On March 11 2020, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of “alarming levels of inaction” from governments a...

Peninsula Qatar - Opinion - 2 months ago

Washington man who injected people with fake COVID-19 vaccine sentenced

A Washington man who peddled his fake COVID-19 vaccine across at least five states, selling injections for up to $1,000 each, was sentenced Tuesday.

New York Daily News - Health - 2 months ago

Even Mild Covid Infection Can Cause Brain Shrinkage: Oxford-Led Study

Even mild infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can lead to shrinkage in brain areas related to smell, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Oxford.

NDTV - Science - 2 months ago

In their own words: How Latinas with disabilities persevere during the pandemic

To combat isolation and discrimination, the women interviewed joined forces with other people with disabilities, activists, and associations to join together in solidarity and make change.

Global Voices - Health - 2 months ago

Graphics: The latest Maryland COVID cases, vaccinations and other metrics

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

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 2 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 - 2 months ago

Patti LuPone to miss 'Company' shows after catching COVID-19

The Broadway icon announced Sunday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss more than a week of shows of “Company” on the Broadway stage.

New York Daily News - Health - 2 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 - 2 months ago

Why You Must Take The Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine?

Frontlineand healthcare workers and citizens above the age of 60 and with co-morbidities are now eligible for the booster dose of the vaccine.

NDTV - Health - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Middle School Teacher Would 'Rather Die' Than Get COVID Vaccine Before Transplant

Another person whose life literally depends on being vaccinated is saying he'd rather die than get the shot. Shamgar Connors, 42, is a middle school teacher from Virginia with stage 5 kidney disease.

Inside Edition - Health - 3 months ago

Sarah Palin Paints the Town COVID

She shocks the capital of blue America, unvaccinated and unashamed.

New York Magazine - Opinion - 3 months ago

Sarah Palin Postpones Court Date by Contracting COVID

She was just about to face off against the New York Times.

New York Magazine - Opinion - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 months ago

U.S. sets single-day record with over 1 million new COVID cases

More than 200 million people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, accounting for about 62.7% of the population

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

JetBlue cancels 1,280 flights through mid-January over COVID-19 call-outs

Expecting more employees to call out sick with COVID-19, JetBlue has preemptively canceled more than 1,000 flights through mid-January.

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

LL Cool J drops out of ABC's New Year's Eve special after catching COVID-19

LL Cool J will have a more subdued New Year’s Eve than planned.

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

U.S. Navy warship sidelined due to COVID-19 outbreak

The USS Milwaukee has delayed its deployment to South America after sailors tested positive for COVID-19 on board.

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

FDA authorizes another COVID-19 antiviral pill by giving emergency OK to Merck's molnupiravir

U.S. health officials have granted an emergency use authorization for a second antiviral pill used to treat COVID-19 as omicron cases rage from coast to coast.

New York Daily News - Health - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 months ago

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

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

First Post - Technology - 7 months ago

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

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

First Post - Technology - 7 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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months ago

Daily updates on COVID-19 deaths, cases and tests in Illinois

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

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 10 months ago

Pfizer says third COVID-19 vaccine dose could provide greater immunity

Pfizer has said that a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine could boost immunity.

Euronews - World - 10 months 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