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Leafs - Opinion - There's a new twist to the trade deadline for the Leafs — the Canadian COVID response - 19 hrs ago

Players might not be anxious to come north with things in Canada “going a little bit differently.”

Toronto Star - Opinion - 53 minutes ago

As pandemic rages on, Michigan is giving us all one (1) free disposable KN95 mask

While the vaccine-resistant omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to spread, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Health and...

Detroit Metro Times - US News - 34 minutes ago

Transporting athletes, volunteers and gear to Beijing no easy task during pandemic - Marie-Andree Lessard, who competed in beach volleyball in London, is now the Canadian Olympic Committee's Director of Games, and so orchestrated the complicated transport of athletes, equipment and gear to the Beijing Games, and the elaborate setup once on the ground in China. Lori Ewing - Olympics - Winter Sports - | 1 hour ago - |

Marie-Andree Lessard, who competed in beach volleyball in London, is now the Canadian Olympic Committee's Director of Games, and so orchestrated the complicated transport of athletes, equipment and gear to the Beijing Games, and the elaborate setup once on the ground in China.

CBC News - Sports - 37 minutes ago

Neil Young demands Spotify remove his music over Joe Rogan COVID-19 misinformation -- Jackson Weaver -- Entertainment -- |

Late Monday, Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Young posted an open letter to his personal website, demanding that music streamer Spotify remove his music from its service.

CBC News - Entertainment - 37 minutes ago

Pentagon Pumps the Brakes on Civilian COVID Vaccine Mandate

The move, however, does not stop the mandate for troops to be inoculated against COVID-19.

Military.com - Top Stories - 45 minutes ago

Minnesota Orchestra posts a smaller budget deficit despite the pandemic

Faced with a massive drop in revenue, the orchestra managed to narrow its shortfall to $6.3M in fiscal 2021.

Star Tribune - Entertainment - 47 minutes ago

Denmark drops most of its COVID-19 restrictions: Moving on

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has decided to lead the way in managing COVID-19 and getting back to normal, announcing all virus restrictions will be dropped as of Feb. 1.

Washington Times - World - 55 minutes ago

UAE convoy of one million COVID-19 vaccines reaches Gaza -state media

A United Arab Emirates medical convoy of one million COVID-19 vaccines reached the Gaza Strip via the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday, state news agency WAM said on Thursday.

Reuters - Health - 56 minutes ago

Further 9,938 Covid-19 cases reported as hospital figures drop by 31 patients

The Department of health has reported a further 9,938 cases of Covid-19 today.

Independent.ie - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Pfizer's antiviral Covid drug gets green light for use across EU

Paxlovid could help people avoid serious illness and hospitalisation, says drug regulator

Irish Times - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

U.S. News -- COVID-19 vaccine mandate kicks in for healthcare workers in 25 states, D.C.

Healthcare staff at all facilities and providers certified under Medicare and Medicaid must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine starting Thursday.

UPI - Health - 1 hour ago

Alaska governor joins lawsuit against COVID-19 vaccine mandate for National Guard

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's lawsuit against the Department of Defense regarding its coronavirus vaccination mandate.

Washington Examiner - US News - 1 hour ago

Sports News -- Olympics legend Picabo Street on pandemic Games: 'Adversity makes heroes' -- Former ski racer Picabo Street, who overcame serious injuries to win gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics, expects a "different kind of champion" this winter in Beijing because of COVID-19's impact on athletic preparation.

Former ski racer Picabo Street, who overcame serious injuries to win gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics, expects a "different kind of champion" this winter in Beijing because of COVID-19's impact on athletic preparation.

UPI - Entertainment - 6 hours ago

Sarah Palin returns to NYC restaurant two days after testing positive for Covid

Two days after testing positive for Covid-19, Sarah Palin returned to the New York City restaurant where she had been caught dining inside over the weekend

NBC News - Politics - 1 hour ago

Cross-country skiing-Norway's Krueger tests positive for COVID-19

STOCKHOLM: Double Olympic champion Simen Krueger on Thursday became the latest Norwegian cross-country skier to test positive for COVID-19 after a coach and two other skiers received positive results earlier in the week. The Norwegian ski federation announced at a media conference on Thursday that the 28-y

Channel NewsAsia - Sports - 2 hours ago

Sweden decides against recommending COVID vaccines for kids aged 5-12

STOCKHOLM Sweden has decided against recommending COVID vaccines for kids aged 5 11, the Health Agency said on Thursday, arguing that the benefits di...

Peninsula Qatar - World - 2 hours ago

Ontario's crackdown on COVID-19 vaccine medical exemptions seems to be working -- Mike Crawley -- News

Ontario's new rules requiring a review of medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines seem to be reining in the number of people being granted a waiver from vaccination mandates.

CBC News - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

COVID-19 in Europe: Denmark follows Netherlands in easing restrictions

Here is our summary of the COVID-19 situation across the continent.

Euronews - Technology - 2 hours ago

Almost half of Covid cases in hospitals admitted for another condition but tested positive afterwards – HSE

Just slightly over half the 711 Covid-19 patients in hospital today were admitted due to complications of the virus and the rest are being treated for other illnesses, the HSE said today.

Independent.ie - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

COVID-19 Surge Alters South Florida Theater Schedules — Again

GableStage, Miami New Drama, and others adapt to the latest COVID-19 surge.

Miami New Times - Entertainment - 2 hours ago

Britain drops most COVID-19 restrictions, including masks and vaccine passports

With daily new COVID-19 infections topping 100,000, it’s a risky move that will be watched closely by governments around the world

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Health News -- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine aimed at Omicron variant starts trials -- Moderna Inc. announced it has launched a trial that will study the power of a redesigned booster shot for COVID-19 -- one that hones in on the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Moderna Inc. announced it has launched a trial that will study the power of a redesigned booster shot for COVID-19 -- one that hones in on the highly contagious Omicron variant.

UPI - Health - 2 hours ago

Cross-country skiing-Norway's Krueger tests positive for COVID

Double Olympic champion Simen Krueger on Thursday became the latest Norwegian cross-country skier to test positive for COVID-19 after a coach and two other skiers received positive results earlier in the week.

Reuters - Sports - 2 hours ago

Greece allows music in bars and restaurants again as COVID-19 cases ease

ATHENS: Greece will allow music in restaurants and bars again and extend their operating hours as it lifts some of the restrictions imposed last month now that coronavirus infections and the pressure on hospitals are easing, authorities said on Thursday. The country last month forced bars, nightclubs and r

Channel NewsAsia - World - 2 hours ago

As case rates come down, January poised to be Maryland's most deadly pandemic month

January is poised to be Maryland’s most deadly month of the coronavirus pandemic on record, according to state data, even as the number of new infections reported daily trends downward.

The Baltimore Sun - US News - 2 hours ago

'The hope is we're not caught off guard' again, B.C. researcher says of discovery of 9 new coronavirus species

A team of researchers led by a British Columbia university has uncovered several new species of coronavirus, some of which were found in unexpected places such as animal dung.

CTV News - Science - 3 hours ago

China's Walvax says has most participants for large mRNA COVID-19 vaccine trial

BEIJING: China's Walvax Biotechnology has recruited most of the 28,000 participants needed for a large clinical trial of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate, a senior company official said on Thursday (Jan 27). China has yet to approve a Chinese vaccine of the novel messenger RNA (mRNA) technology and has

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 3 hours ago

UK daily figures published; Tesco will still ask people to wear masks; analyst suggests that country will be world's 'last COVID battlefield'

Coronavirus latest as UK records 96,871 daily cases and 338 deaths; Plan B restrictions end in England; North Korea tipped to be "planet's last battlefield" against virus; more than half of COVID patients in England being treated primarily for something else.

Sky News - Sports - 3 hours ago

Coronavirus case rates in Essex

The latest number of cases of Covid-19 across Essex.

BBC News - Health - 3 hours ago

Sports - Biathlon-Russian coach tests positive for COVID-19 in Beijing - Russian biathlon coach Sergei Bashkirov tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Beijing for the Winter Olympics, the Russian Biathlon Union said on Thursday. 4:21 PM UTC

Russian biathlon coach Sergei Bashkirov tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Beijing for the Winter Olympics, the Russian Biathlon Union said on Thursday.

Reuters - Sports - 3 hours ago

Bob Iger: COVID Dealt Movie Theaters a 'Severe Injury That Maybe Doesn't Heal'

In his first post-Disney interview, Iger also discussed the rise of streaming, his thoughts on the "metaverse" and why data should never be the deciding factor in create decision-making.

Hollywood Reporter - Business - 3 hours ago

Turkey reports 82,180 new coronavirus cases, 174 more deaths

Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 82,180 in the past 24 hours, and 174 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on Jan. 27.

Hurriyet Daily News - World - 3 hours ago

COVID-19 Booster Shots Could Limit Europe's Hospital Cases, Says ECDC

Booster shots may be able to cut hospitalization rates in Europe by at least half a million patients, the ...

Epoch Times - World - 4 hours ago

Staffing shortages affect Vancouver Public Schools' COVID-19 test site - Free

Vancouver Public Schools closed its COVID-19 testing center at the Jim Parsley Center Complex in Vancouver at noon Tuesday due to a staffing shortage.

The Columbian - Health - 4 hours ago

Turkey logs record 82,180 new COVID cases - health ministry

Turkey has recorded 82,180 new COVID-19 cases in the space of 24 hours, its highest daily figure of the pandemic, health ministry data showed on Thursday.

Reuters - Health - 4 hours ago

Holocaust survivor decries 'abuse' of yellow star at COVID protests

Centenarian Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlaender urged the young generation on Thursday to always remember the Nazi genocide and denounced the use by some anti-COVID vaccination protesters of the yellow star Jews were forced to wear.

Reuters - World - 4 hours ago

Greece allows music in bars and restaurants again as COVID cases ease

Greece will allow music in restaurants and bars again and extend their operating hours as it lifts some of the restrictions imposed last month now that coronavirus infections and the pressure on hospitals are easing, authorities said on Thursday.

Reuters - World - 4 hours ago

US economy sees strongest growth since 1984 as it bounces back after COVID-19 downturn

Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Beverly Hills Cop was showing in cinemas the last time the world's biggest economy recorded such a strong pace of growth.

Sky News - Business - 4 hours ago

US economy grew 5.7 percent in 2021 in sharp rebound from pandemic recession

US economy grew 6.9 percent last quarter and 5.7 percent for all of 2021 in sharp rebound from pandemic recession of 2020.

Boston Globe - Business - 4 hours ago

UK records 338 deaths and 96,871 COVID cases

LONDON – The United Kingdom has

Euronews - World - 4 hours ago

How to cope with pandemic stress -- Therapist and New York Times best-selling author Nedra Glover Tawwab joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss coping with pandemic-related stress, when to seek professional help and how to set healthy boundaries.

Therapist and New York Times best-selling author Nedra Glover Tawwab joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss coping with pandemic-related stress, when to seek professional help and how to set healthy boundaries.

CBS News - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Director of Vaccine Safety Research Foundation: No randomized studies prove masks stop COVID-19

The executive director of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation, Steve Kirsch, appeared at Sen. Ron Johnson's (R-Wis.) panel to discuss face masks and their effectiveness in protecting against COVID-19. One America's John Hines has more.

One America News Network - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Sarah Palin Dines at NYC Restaurants After Her COVID Diagnosis Delays Trial

The former Alaska governor is currently in the city awaiting the start of her defamation trial against The New York Times.

Newsweek - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

Spotify keeps Joe Rogan, dumps Neil Young in response to COVID ultimatum

Spotify has chosen to keep Joe Rogan and remove Neil Young from its streaming platform after the folk rocker demanded that it choose between them over his objections to the podcaster’s COVID-19 vaccin

Washington Times - Entertainment - 5 hours ago

England revives Plan A: Living with COVID-19 - 2:10 - January 27 - Updated

After an uncomfortable but relatively brief return to coronavirus restrictions triggered by the Omicron variant, England is going back to "Plan A" - learning to live with the disease.

The Globe and Mail - World - 5 hours ago

Europe -- EU drug regulator OKs Pfizer COVID pill for high-risk patients -- 3:25 PM UTC

The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday approved Pfizer Inc's antiviral COVID-19 pill for treating adults at risk of severe illness, as the region scrambles to boost its arsenal to fight the Omicron variant.

Reuters - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

Biden hails record Obamacare sign-ups, fueled by COVID subsidies

President Biden said Thursday a record 14.5 million people signed up for private health insurance during Obamacare’s open enrollment season for the coming year, after Democrats used a coronavirus-reli

Washington Times - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

EMA approves Pfizer's anti-COVID pill for use in the EU

The antiviral drug Paxlovid reduced hospital admissions and deaths from COVID in at-risk people by up to 90 per cent, Pfizer said.

Euronews - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

Pfizer gets nod from EU regulator for Covid drug Paxlovid

PfizerInc. s Covid 19 pill received backing from the European Union s drugs regulator, offering a tool to manage coronavirus infections at home and ea...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 5 hours ago

Filmmaker analyzes China's stage-managing of the COVID-19 outbreak

Nanfu Wang adds her personal experiences to the documentary "In the Same Breath."

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 5 hours ago

Omicron Variant Now Makes Up 99.9% Of All COVID Cases

COVID-19 deaths have now surpassed those at the height of the Delta variant wave.

International Business Times - US News - 5 hours ago

China's Walvax says has most participants for large mRNA COVID vaccine trial

China's Walvax Biotechnology has recruited most of the 28,000 participants needed for a large clinical trial of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidate, a senior company official said on Thursday.

Reuters - Health - 5 hours ago

PH reports 18,191 new Covid cases

THE Philippines logged 18,191 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), pushing the total number of infections to 226,521, according to the Department of Health...

Manila Times - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

EU drug regulator OKs Pfizer COVID pill for high-risk patients

-The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday gave the green

Euronews - World - 5 hours ago

Spotify removes Neil Young's music in COVID conspiracy theory row

The musician threatened the removal of his material from the platform in protest against content featured in comedian Joe Rogan's podcast that spotlighted a well known COVID-19 conspiracy theorist.

Euronews - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

EU drug regulator green lights Pfizer's Covid-19 pill

The European Union's drug regulator on Thursday conditionally approved the use of Pfizer Inc's antiviral Covid-19 pill for treating adults at risk of severe illness, as the region scrambles to boost its arsenal to fight the Omicron variant.

Independent.ie - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

U.S. central bank pumps the brakes on rate hikes, too - The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to begin raising its benchmark interest rate as soon as March, a key step in reversing its pandemic-era low-rate policies that have fueled hiring and growth but also escalated inflation. Business - | January 26

The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to begin raising its benchmark interest rate as soon as March, a key step in reversing its pandemic-era low-rate policies that have fueled hiring and growth but also escalated inflation.

CBC News - Business - 5 hours ago

Moderna Vaccinates First Participant in Trial of Omicron-Specific COVID-19 Booster

The first person has received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine booster that targets the Omicron virus variant, the company announced Wednesday. The ...

Epoch Times - Business - 6 hours ago

Sweden decides against recommending COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged 5 to 12

STOCKHOLM: Sweden has decided against recommending COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged five to 11, the Health Agency said on Thursday (Jan 27), arguing that the benefits did not outweigh the risks. "With the knowledge we have today, with a low risk for serious disease for kids, we don't see any clear benefit w

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 hours ago

Sarah Palin Paints the Town COVID

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

New York Magazine - US News - 6 hours ago

Patient without COVID vaccine denied heart transplant by US hospital

The Boston hospital said it is their policy that all transplant patients be COVID vaccinated because of the higher risks of them dying from the virus.

Euronews - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Antisemitism 'on the rise' as COVID anti-vaxxers blamed for helping to fuel hatred

Holocaust survivors and politicians have warned antisemitism is on the rise as the world reflects on the atrocities committed by the Nazis on the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Sky News - World - 6 hours ago

Higher Prices, Fewer Covid-19 Closures Lift McDonald's Profits

Higher prices, fewer Covid-19 closures lift McDonald's profits

International Business Times - Business - 6 hours ago

Howard Stern urges Meat Loaf's family to speak out on COVID vaccines amid rocker's death

The “Bat Out of Hell” rocker, born Marvin Lee Aday, died on Jan. 20 at age 74. While no cause or other details were given, Meat Loaf had numerous health scares over the years.

Fox News - Entertainment - 6 hours ago

As the pandemic rages on, the political debate moves to the supermarket aisle -- Politics -- |

After a month which saw nearly 2,000 Canadians die of COVID-19, the fiercest political debate going on at the federal level concerns the state of the nation's store shelves.

CBC News - Politics - 6 hours ago

Navy Boots 23 Sailors for Refusing Vaccines as Leaders Push Rule Changes for Next Stage of Pandemic

The latest batch of sailors brings the total number separated for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine to 45.

Military.com - US News - 6 hours ago

Outgoing chief epidemiological investigator says Omicron, not the last COVID wave

Lt. Col. Tal Aviv says while current Omicron driven wave prevents use of epidemiological tracing tool, when it subsides the IDF command will be helpful again; says it is a good technological and human-driven tool

YNET News - Science - 6 hours ago

United Kingdom -- As Omicron ebbs, England revives Plan A: living with COVID -- 2:09 PM UTC

After an uncomfortable but relatively brief return to coronavirus restrictions triggered by the Omicron variant, England is going back to "Plan A" - learning to live with a disease that is probably here to stay.

Reuters - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Study Claiming Red Wine Prevents COVID Questioned by Scientists

A study found that people who drank red wine appeared to be less likely to catch COVID than people who drank other types of alcohol or non-drinkers.

Newsweek - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

World remembers the Holocaust as antisemitism rises during the pandemic

Holocaust survivors and politicians warn of a resurgence in antisemitism and Holocaust denial as the pandemic continues to take its own terrible toll.

Los Angeles Times - US News - 7 hours ago

U.S. man removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated against COVID-19

After being at the front of the line to receive a heart transplant, 31-year-old DJ Ferguson was denied surgery for being unvaccinated against COVID-19.

CTV News - Health - 7 hours ago

Free From Mask Mandate and Vaccine Passport, England Begins Living With COVID-19

Following a panic over Omicron that triggered compulsory masks and COVID passes, England is living with COVID without a contingency menu of restrictions.

Epoch Times - World - 7 hours ago

Biathlon-Russian coach tests positive for COVID-19 in Beijing

Russian biathlon coach Sergei Bashkirov tested positive for COVID-19 upon arriving in Beijing for the Winter Olympics, the Russian Biathlon Union said on Thursday. "He (Bashkirov) is in quarantine in Beijing," Sergei Averyanov, spokesperson for the Russian Biathlon Union, wrote on Telegram messenger. "We

Channel NewsAsia - Sports - 7 hours ago

History shows pandemic can be deadly military adversary

Mobilizing for great power conflict is hard enough, but with a new variant of COVID-19 running rampant, the U.S. military would have its hands full if it had to fight tonight.

UPI - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Slowly we are learning more about the level of risk Covid vaccines present

A new study confirms Covid jabs cause increased rates of heart inflammation in young men, although the number of cases is very small.

Russia Today - Opinion - 7 hours ago

Anxiety swirls around Naujaat as the Arctic hamlet gets its first COVID cases -- Kevin Patterson

I arrived nine days after the virus as part of my regular work seeing patients at the local internal medicine clinic

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 7 hours ago

As student activists fight for COVID safety measures at schools, some face criticism

California high school students are among those organizing to increase coronavirus safety measures during the Omicron surge.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 hours ago

Spotify removes Neil Young music after dispute over Joe Rogan's Covid claims

Musician condemned spread of misinformation on platform’s top podcast

Irish Times - Entertainment - 8 hours ago

MoPH reports two deaths and 1,952 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on Jan 27

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 1952 Covid 19 cases in Qatar on January 27, 2022. Cases Cases among community: 1621 Cases among t...

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

Malaysia's new Covid cases top 5,000 again as omicron spreads

Malaysia s new coronavirus cases rose to the highest level in more than a month as the highly contagious omicron variant starts to spread in the South...

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 8 hours ago

COVID-free Tonga cautiously receives aid from ship with virus outbreak -- Strict measures to ensure the coronavirus isn't brought into the volcano and tsunami-battered island nation with aid shipments are slowing relief efforts. -- Jan 26

Strict measures to ensure the coronavirus isn't brought into the volcano and tsunami-battered island nation with aid shipments are slowing relief efforts.

CBS News - World - 8 hours ago

Covid-hit British, Australian ships make contactless delivery to Tonga

Tonga’s government worries that a Covid outbreak could become a bigger catastrophe for island

Independent UK - World - 9 hours ago

Last living signer of Canadian constitutional charter of rights sues government over COVID travel ban

The last living drafter and signatory of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is the highest law of the land, is suing the Canadian federal government over its COVID-19 restrictions.

Fox News - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Reporting this week from Fox News' Bret Baier and "Special Report" exposed new evidence that public health officials deliberately misled the American public about the nature and origin of COVID-19.

Reporting this week from Fox News' Bret Baier and “Special Report” exposed new evidence that public health officials deliberately misled the American public about the nature and origin of COVID-19.

Fox News - Opinion - 9 hours ago

After a harsh two-year COVID lockdown, North Korea gingerly reopens

North Korea is showing signs of easing its stringent border controls in hopes of boosting its ailing economy.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Minority communities need emphasis on COVID vaccine | Editorial

What happened to state leaders' promises to facilitate vaccines for Black and Hispanic residents?

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 10 hours ago

China -- Parts of Beijing curb movements to fight COVID ahead of Olympics -- 10:33 AM UTC

Beijing has limited the movement of people in more parts of the Chinese capital, even as it reported fewer COVID-19 cases on Thursday, in a bid to lower virus risk less than 10 days before its hosting of the Winter Olympics Games.

Reuters - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Spo­ti­fy to re­move Neil Young mu­sic amid Joe Ro­gan COVID protest

Singer called on Spotify to remove his songs or ditch the podcaster, who has spread dubious coronavirus claims.

Aljazeera - US News - 10 hours ago

US Ships Nearly 1.7 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses To Uganda

US ships nearly 1.7 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Uganda

International Business Times - Business - 10 hours ago

German daily COVID cases rise above 200,000, causing staff shortages

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Germany exceeded 200,000 in a day for the first time on Thursday, hitting staffing at companies including Lufthansa Cargo.

Reuters - Health - 10 hours ago

As Omicron ebbs, England revives Plan A: living with COVID

London: After an uncomfortable but relatively brief return to coronavirus restrictions triggered by the Omicron variant, England is going back to Pla...

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Two-thirds of people with omicron say they've had Covid before, English study reports

Omicron has almost completely replaced the delta variant of Covid-19 in England, a new study has found.

CNBC - Health - 10 hours ago

Fight back against anti-maskers & anti-vaxxers: It's the only way to get us out of our COVID hell

As yet another COVID variant races through the country, a pervasive side effect has become an intensifying rage at those who refuse to help end the stranglehold the virus has on our lives.

New York Daily News - Opinion - 11 hours ago

COVID-19 continues record-breaking binge in Tokyo as US military cases tick up

The U.S. military population looked forward to Monday and an end to three weeks of being confined mostly to their installations or their off-base homes.

Stars and Stripes - Top Stories - 11 hours ago

Qatar adds more countries to Red list based on Covid-19 risk

Doha: The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has updated the list of countries based on Covid 19 risk on travel and return policy. According to the M...

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

COVID was in Europe weeks before first confirmed cases, claims study

Researchers in Norway say COVID-19 was likely far more widespread in Europe -- and around the world -- before a first official diagnosis was made.

Euronews - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Third member of The Boyz tests positive for COVID-19

Third member of The Boyz tests positive for COVID-19

Korea Times - Top Stories - 13 hours ago

India's COVID-19 positivity rate stands at 19.59%; 2.86 lakh new cases recorded

The active cases have decreased to 22,02,472 and comprise 5.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.33 per cent

First Post - Health - 13 hours ago

Cost of workers compensation COVID-19 cover was 'overestimated' by 103 per cent

The cost of providing essential workers automatic compensation for COVID-19 infection would be $315 million, according to new analysis, which is less than half the $638 million the state government estimated as the reason to repeal the cover.

Sydney Morning Herald - Business - 13 hours ago

Boston Hospital Denies Heart Transplant To Patient Who Refuses COVID-19 Vaccine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital said research has shown that transplant recipients are at higher risk than non-transplant patients of dying from COVID-19.

Huffington Post - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

Wastewater data suggests COVID may not have peaked yet in 3 Bay Area spots

Wastewater analyzed for SARS-CoV-2 in four Bay Area counties by researchers at UC...

SF Gate - Weird - 14 hours ago

Most vulnerable still left behind in the fight against COVID-19

The number of cases is plateauing, but we must do more to protect groups such as the aged, the disabled and Indigenous people.

Sydney Morning Herald - Opinion - 14 hours ago

There's no case for the remaining Covid restrictions

Ministers should stop ignoring the inhumane treatment of the elderly, whom the remaining impositions unfairly target

Telegraph UK - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

Israel broadens eligibility for fourth shot of COVID vaccine

No reason given by senior health officials to explain why the advise of a panel of experts to administer additional dose of Pfizer's vaccine to all adults, ignored and only those at risk to be given jab

YNET News - Science - 14 hours ago

Howard Stern Urges Meat Loaf's Family To Endorse COVID-19 Vaccines After Singer's Death

Actor Howard Stern said that the late rocker's family should step forward and say on record that not wearing a mask or not taking the vaccine was a "mistake."

International Business Times - Entertainment - 15 hours ago

15-Month-Old California Baby Dies of COVID-19 as Case Rate in Children Hits New Heights

The number of children contracting COVID-19 is five times higher than the highest number during the winter 2021 surge.

Newsweek - Health - 15 hours ago

COVID-19 claims youngest victim in Los Angeles as county sees near-record number of deaths in single day

A 15-month-old died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County on Wednesday as the county is dealing with a surge of infections and a near-record number of deaths.

Fox News - Health - 16 hours ago

Changes to periods from COVID-19 vaccine 'small' and 'quickly reverse' - expert

A study in the US found a single dose was not linked to a change to a woman's cycle, while the second jab delay a period by an average of 0.45 days. If a woman got both doses in a single cycle, the delay was 2.32 days.

Sky News - Top Stories - 16 hours ago

Hospital patient without Covid vaccination denied heart transplant

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man’s family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, saying most

NBC News - Top Stories - 17 hours ago

UK car production hits 65-year low as chip shortages pile pressure on COVID-battered sector

Fewer than 900,000 vehicles rolled off production lines in 2021, the lowest level since 1956, as factories slowed down or stopped work while scrambling to obtain scarce semiconductors.

Sky News - Business - 17 hours ago

Clark County schools' COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Clark County schools are maintaining the sky-high COVID-19 rates seen in recent weeks, according to new data.

The Columbian - Health - 17 hours ago

COVID-19: Moderna begins clinical trials of Omicron-specific vaccine booster

This comes a day after rivals Pfizer and BioNTech said they had begun enrollment for a clinical trial for an Omicron-specific vaccine

First Post - Health - 18 hours ago

England lifts COVID-19 restrictions as Omicron threat recedes

LONDON: Most coronavirus restrictions including mandatory face masks were lifted in England on Thursday (Jan 27), after Britain’s government said its vaccine booster roll-out successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalisations. From Thursday, face coverings are no longer required by l

Channel NewsAsia - World - 19 hours ago

Abbott Laboratories, maker of at-home COVID tests, reports strong growth

Sales of pandemic-related products accounted for 20% of its fourth-quarter revenue.

Star Tribune - Business - 20 hours ago

COVID success may doom Boris Johnson and other commentary

Foreign desk: COVID Success May Doom Boris “England is now the freest and most open place in Europe. It imposes no vaccine passports, no curfews, and no mandatory tests,” reports Dan Hannan at...

New York Post - Top Stories - 20 hours ago

Moderna starts trial testing Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot

WASHINGTON: US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday (Jan 26) that it has begun clinical trials of a booster dose of vaccine designed specifically to combat the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The trials will involve a total of 600 adults - half of whom have already received two doses of

Channel NewsAsia - World - 21 hours ago

DPH, University of Delaware plan COVID community assessments

DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health is partnering with the University of Delaware’s Partnership for Healthy Communities and its epidemiology program to conduct a series of health assessments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bay to Bay News - Top Stories - 21 hours ago

Denmark to End Most COVID Restrictions and 'Welcome the Life We Knew Before'

"It may seem strange that we want to remove restrictions given the high infection rates," the prime minister said. "But fewer people become seriously ill."

Newsweek - Health - 21 hours ago

Data reassuring on menstrual changes after Covid-19 vaccine, researchers find

Evidence suggests any alterations to women’s cycles ‘short-lived and small’

Irish Times - Health - 21 hours ago

California exceeds 8 million coronavirus cases, adding 2.5 million since New Year's

California has reported more than 8 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, or 1 out of every 5 residents testing positive at some point.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 23 hours ago

NDP's Jagmeet Singh denounces trucker convoy, disagrees with brother-in-law's donation to the cause -- NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh today condemned a convoy of truckers and others travelling to Ottawa to protest a federal mandate requiring all cross-border drivers to get their COVID-19 shots. He said some of the people behind the demonstration are pushing "false information" through "inflammatory, divisive and hateful comments."

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh today condemned a convoy of truckers and others travelling to Ottawa to protest a federal mandate requiring all cross-border drivers to get their COVID-19 shots. He said some of the people behind the demonstration are pushing "false information" through "inflammatory, divisive and hateful comments."

CBC News - Politics - 22 hours ago

2:41 - Netherlands reopens bars and restaurants but keeps many Covid restrictions

Social distancing, venue capacity limits and mask requirements remain amid ‘real risk’

Irish Times - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

Want at-home COVID tests for free? Avoid these coverage pitfalls in Minnesota

Health plans have added plenty of fine print to the government mandate for coverage of rapid tests administered at home.

Star Tribune - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

Moderna starts clinical trial of booster shot targeting omicron Covid variant

The first participant in the trial has already received a dose of the omicron-specific booster shot, according to Moderna.

CNBC - US News - 22 hours ago

Abbas rival delivers one million COVID vaccine doses to Gaza

Consignment donated by UAE and facilitated by exiled Palestinian politician Mohammed Dahlan, constitutes the largest single shipment of COVID vaccines to coastal enclave

YNET News - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

Westside charter school sued over COVID vaccine mandate, part of a growing legal strategy

New West Charter is among the latest to face legal pushback against a vaccine mandate. L.A. Unified and San Diego Unified are also facing litigation.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

Yallop tests positive as COVID sends scare through Matildas camp

All other players and staff have returned negative tests, FA said, with no other details released regarding the midfielder or how she came to contract the coronavirus.

Sydney Morning Herald - Sports - 23 hours ago

UK's other health crisis: A huge backlog of delayed non-Covid-19 care

New York Times: In England, nearly 6 million procedures are currently delayed.

NZ Herald - World - 23 hours ago

DFB bans German coach over fake COVID-19 vaccine certificate

Coach Markus Anfang has been banned from soccer for one year and fined 20,000 euros ($22,564) after admitting to using a fake COVID 19 vaccination cer...

Peninsula Qatar - Sports - 23 hours ago

What's going on at FBI-raided testing company? -- State prosecutors allege COVID test samples were stuffed in trash bags strewn across an office floor. -- Jan 25

State prosecutors allege COVID test samples were stuffed in trash bags strewn across an office floor.

CBS News - Health - 23 hours ago

Omicron subvariant BA.2 raises new questions about puzzling evolution of virus behind COVID-19 -- Lauren Pelley -- Health -- |

Unlocking the mysteries behind Omicron's unique set of mutations will be key to understanding how this virus evolves and spreads — particularly as a tougher-to-detect subvariant called BA.2 is taking off in various countries.

CBC News - Technology - 23 hours ago

COVID vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers

Health care workers in about half the states face a Thursday deadline to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Chicago Tribune - Politics - 1 day ago

U.S. mulls evacuating Beijing embassy over COVID rules

China’s draconian pandemic control measures have prompted the State Department to consider evacuating American diplomats and their families from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.

Washington Times - World - 1 day ago

Dr. Marik: Doctors are targeted for prescribing off label meds for COVID-19

Following a Capitol Hill forum on COVID-19, Dr. Paul Marik told One America News that physicians can face severe risks to their careers for prescribing unapproved uses of an approved drug or "off label use" as a treatment for COVID-19. One America's John Hines has more from Capitol Hill.

One America News Network - Politics - 1 day ago

Russia Won't Use Remote Learning As COVID Cases Skyrocket, Teens Eligible for Vaccine

The number of infected children, according to Moscow city health officials, rose 14 times in the past two weeks from 2,000 to 28,000.

Newsweek - Health - 1 day ago

Abbott sold $2.1 billion worth of rapid COVID-19 tests in the last three months of 2021

Abbott has distributed more than 1.4 billion COVID-19 tests globally since the pandemic began

Chicago Tribune - Business - 1 day ago

EXPLAINER: How COVID tests, isolation will work at Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) — Athletes and others headed to the Olympics face a multitude of COVID-19 testing hurdles as organizers seek to catch any infections early and keep the virus at bay. A positive …

Bay to Bay News - US News - 1 day ago

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate in schools could harm many low-income kids

Clinics in schools could have the same effect of increasing vaccination rates, but without disproportionately and negatively affecting kids from vulnerable communities

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 1 day ago

COVID-19 cases at highest ever in Americas: Regional health agency

BRASILIA: New cases of COVID-19 in the Americas in the past week have been the highest since the pandemic began in 2020 and the very contagious Omicron variant has clearly become the predominant strain, the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday (Jan 26). There were more than 8 million new case

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 day ago

More than 10 billion Covid vaccine doses administered across globe

More than 10 billion doses of the Covid 19 vaccine have been administered across the globe, according to the latest tally from the Bloomberg Vaccine T...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 1 day ago

US has shipped 400 mln COVID vaccine doses worldwide -White House

WASHINGTON The United States has shipped 400 million COVID 19 vaccine doses to countries in need as part of its earlier pledge to donate more than 1....

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 1 day ago

Premier League says minimum four COVID-19 cases needed for fixture postponement

Premier League sides can apply for a fixture postponement only if they have a minimum of four positive COVID 19 cases in their squads, the league said...

Peninsula Qatar - Sports - 1 day ago

Man who needs new heart refuses to get vaccine -- A 31-year-old man who needs a new heart isn't getting one because he hasn't been vaccinated against COVID-19. David Ferguson said his son DJ refuses to get the shot, and the hospital treating him said the coronavirus vaccine is one of several required for transplant candidates. Paul Burton of CBS Boston reports.

A 31-year-old man who needs a new heart isn't getting one because he hasn't been vaccinated against COVID-19. David Ferguson said his son DJ refuses to get the shot, and the hospital treating him said the coronavirus vaccine is one of several required for transplant candidates. Paul Burton of CBS Boston reports.

CBS News - Science - 1 day ago

Sharp fall in community Covid-19 cases in Qatar on Jan 26

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 2,204 Covid 19 cases in Qatar on January 26, 2022. Cases Cases among community: 1,669 Cases among...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 1 day ago

Elton John postpones Texas concerts after contracting COVID-19

The concerts, part of John's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour, were scheduled for January 25 and January 26.

Euronews - Entertainment - 1 day ago

What Is 'stealth Omicron' And How Worried Should We Be About Another COVID-19 Mutation?

The World Health Organization warns that a new omicron variant is being seen in more countries and investigating it should be prioritized.

Boston Herald - Top Stories - 1 day ago

A third of younger Canadians have sought mental-health treatment during COVID-19: survey

A new poll has found that a third of young Canadians have sought treatment for mental health issues during the pandemic.

CTV News - Health - 1 day ago

Health News -- Study shows Pfizer vaccine booster produces antibodies after 4 months -- Antibodies capable of countering the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus still are present in the body four months after a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, researchers have reported.

Antibodies capable of countering the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus still are present in the body four months after a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, researchers have reported.

UPI - Science - 1 day ago

Covid vaccine skepticism fueling wider anti-vax sentiment, doctors say

Doctors have warned that vaccine hesitancy around Covid could be "creeping into" sentiment toward other vaccines.

CNBC - Health - 1 day ago

Visitors to Colombian house find world turned upside down after pandemic

Guatavita, Colombia: An upside down house built in Colombia s Guatavita, a short distance from the capital of Bogota, is capturing the imagination of...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 1 day ago

Elton John postpones Texas concerts after getting COVID-19

DALLAS Despite being vaccinated and boosted, Elton John has contracted COVID 19 and is postponing two farewell concert dates in Dallas. John is e...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 1 day ago

First Person -- Santa, sunstroke and Skypes: A Canadian's COVID Christmas in South Africa -- Chris Jaworski

Ottawa-born Chris Jaworski writes about the strange disconnect between the Christmastime of his past and the 30 C Decembers of his present.

CBC News - Opinion - 1 day ago

Hours After Testing Positive, Nurse Dies In The Same COVID-19 Unit He Worked At

The nurse, who was an Army Veteran, tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 21 after his coworkers noticed him looking unwell during the shift.

International Business Times - US News - 1 day ago

Neil Young reportedly fights Spotify over Joe Rogan, COVID-19

It’s Neil Young vs. Joe Rogan for the allegiance of Spotify. Or is it?

Washington Times - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Pets at Home laps up COVID ownership boom

Pets at Home boss Peter Pritchard does not see inflationary pressures damaging sales because of a continuing boom in ownership.

Sky News - Business - 1 day ago

Elton John Tests Positive for COVID-19, Postpones Texas Concerts

Elton John has postponed this week’s scheduled Texas concerts after contracting COVID-19. The award-winning British singer and pianist ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers not causing food shortage, empty shelves: Alghabra

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra is assuring Canadians there's no reason to fear food shortages will result from a small minority of truck drivers refusing to comply with a vaccine mandate in order to cross the Canada-U.S. border.

CTV News - Politics - 1 day ago

LETTERS -- Jan. 26: 'I wanted a bit of normalcy at a restaurant ... indoors.' Done with COVID-19? Plus other letters to the editor

In today’s letters to the editor: pandemic fatigue; truckers and churches; Ukraine and Russia; party politics; pop culture; outdoor tennis, in winter

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 1 day ago

"Mask Nerd" Aaron Collins talks COVID masks -- Self-described "Mask Nerd" Aaron Collins is an aerosol scientist who tests masks in his home laboratory and rates their ability to filter out aerosol. He joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss which masks offer the best protection against COVID-19.

Self-described "Mask Nerd" Aaron Collins is an aerosol scientist who tests masks in his home laboratory and rates their ability to filter out aerosol. He joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss which masks offer the best protection against COVID-19.

CBS News - Science - 1 day ago

The next Covid variant will be more contagious than omicron, WHO says

A top WHO official warned against theories that the virus will continue to mutate into milder strains that make people less sick than earlier variants.

CNBC - Health - 1 day ago

Chiranjeevi tests positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms

The 66-year-old actor took to Twitter to inform that he is experiencing 'mild symptoms' post his COVID diagnosis

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Pfizer begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

COVID-19 vaccine-makers have been updating their shots to better match omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

America's COVID-19 vaccine booster drive is faltering with just 40% receiving third dose

A new poll has found that Americans are more likely to see the initial vaccinations — rather than a booster — as essential

First Post - Health - 1 day ago

Omicron still ominous: 'Rapid decrease' in most COVID-19 metrics stirs hope, but Illinois death rate sparks flashbacks

While deaths "still are quite high" in Chicago at a rate of about 19 per day, other numbers suggest relief could be on the way, Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 1 day ago

Disability workers with COVID cleared to work amid staff shortage

Three staff were given permission to work while infectious at a disability support accommodation facility where all six residents had COVID-19.

Sydney Morning Herald - Politics - 1 day ago

Pfizer-BioNTech launch trial of Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine -- Health -- |

Pfizer and BioNTech said on Tuesday they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to target the COVID-19 Omicron variant, which has eluded some of the protection provided by the original two-dose vaccine regimen.

CBC News - Health - 1 day ago

More Hospitals Are Removing Transplant Patients From Lists Due to COVID Vaccine Status

One patent removed from a hospital's waiting list for a kidney transplant said "I'd rather die of kidney failure," when asked if they'd be willing to get vaccinated.

Newsweek - Health - 1 day ago

COVID hospitalizations drop in New York as state emerges from winter surge

The governor also touted the state’s testing efforts and said that by the end of the week over 14 million COVID testing kits will have been sent to schools across the state.

New York Daily News - Politics - 1 day ago

Khabib 'leaves quarantine' after Covid isolation in Singapore

MMA great Khabib Nurmagomedov is said to have served his positive Covid test quarantine, with the EFC boss and ex-UFC champ set for the US

Russia Today - Sports - 1 day ago

AdventHealth, Orlando Health COVID-19 hospitalizations fall

AdventHealth Central Florida said COVID-19 hospitalizations peaked last week at 1,100. Hospitalizations decreased statewide as well.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 1 day ago

COVID Vaccine Mandate Not Impacting Retention Rates for National Guard

"We believe that it is because of the impact that our service members have made during this COVID pandemic," Army Brigadier General Isabel Rivera Smith said.

Newsweek - Health - 1 day ago

Covid-19 Vaccines Don't Affect Chances of Getting Pregnant Through IVF, Fertility Clinic Study Finds

The rate of successful in-vitro fertilization was the same between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, researchers found.

Gizmodo - Technology - 1 day ago

Israeli health funds skeptical over public's enthusiasm for 4th COVID jab

HMOs say based on low demand for 4th vaccine among over 60s, rest of population will not rush to local vaccine centers; 'As the age of those eligible for vaccines decreases, so does the demand,' says official at Israel's largest health fund

YNET News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

'Ontario is closed for business': Concert, theatre organizers face new COVID-19 hurdles

Upcoming concerts headlined by Billie Eilish and Elton John are hanging in the balance as Ontario's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions hands a tougher set of rules to live shows than other entertainment events.

CTV News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Biden administration withdraws COVID vaccine-or-test rule for large companies

The Biden administration has officially withdrawn a rule that would have required workers at big companies to get vaccinated or face regular testing.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 1 day ago

EXCLUSIVE: Why Are Non-COVID-19 Deaths Spiking Among Prime-Age Americans?

Americans have been dying at a significantly higher rate over the past two years or so, but the ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Commentary: CORBEVAX, a new patent-free COVID-19 vaccine, could be a pandemic game changer globally

The world now has a new COVID-19 vaccine in its arsenal and at a fraction of the cost per dose.

Bay to Bay News - Opinion - 1 day ago

Fauci says omicron vaccine would be 'prudent,' doesn't think COVID-19 will be eradicated

White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that a vaccine specifically targeting the omicron variant of the coronavirus would be "prudent."

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

Official: Haiti sees rise in COVID-19 cases; few vaccinated

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is fighting a rise in COVID-19 cases as the government struggles to convince people to get vaccinated, the country’...

Toronto Star - World - 2 days ago

White House cites Trump's 'injecting disinfectant' in squabble with Flordia Gov. DeSantis over COVID treatments

Jen Psaki ticked off a list of right-wing crazy talking points that have arisen during the pandemic, including Trump’s infamous suggestion that bleach could be used to kill the COVID virus inside people.

New York Daily News - Politics - 2 days ago

COVID is less severe with Omicron than Delta, U.S. study suggests

The Omicron variant appears to result in less severe COVID-19 than seen during previous periods of high coronavirus transmission including the Delta wave, with shorter hospital stays, less need for intensive care and fewer deaths, according to a new U.S. study.

Reuters - Science - 2 days ago

Daily US death toll from Covid now matches Delta

The average number of Covid-19 deaths in the US is roughly on par with that seen during the peak of the Delta variant

BBC News - US News - 2 days ago

COVID-19 sick pay in California would return under deal between Newsom, lawmakers

California officials hope the return of state-mandated COVID-19 sick pay will encourage infected workers to stay home and help slow transmission.

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

Debunking a wild Covid-19 conspiracy theory pushed by a GOP House candidate

Jeff Zink is running a (very) longshot bid for Congress in Arizona. He also was featured prominently in a New York Times piece over the weekend highlighting members of Donald Trump's MAGA movement who are attempting to use the January 6, 2021, insurrection as a launching pad for political office.

CNN - Politics - 2 days ago

Israeli health experts recommend 4th COVID jab for all adults

Panel advising the cabinet in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic bases recommendation on study showing 4th vaccine provides 3 to 5 times more protection from serious illness

YNET News - Science - 2 days ago

Novak Djokovic's next match could be an ATP Dubai event after the Covid vaccine row that saw his visa to play at the Australian Open denied

Novak Djokovic's next match could be an ATP Dubai event after the Covid vaccine row that saw his visa to play at the Australian Open denied

Russia Today - Sports - 2 days ago

Former Olympic gymnastic champion dies after COVID infection

Former Olympic gymnastics champion Szilveszter Csollany died Monday at the age of 51 after spending weeks hospitalized with COVID-19, Hungarian sports officials said.

Stars and Stripes - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Will another devastating variant follow Omicron? Experts debate COVID-19 future, 'endgame'

There remains considerable debate about the pandemic's trajectory, but scientists generally say it's too early to declare an 'endgame' for COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

Israeli experts recommend a fourth COVID vaccine dose for adults

An Israeli panel said research shows a fourth COVID-19 shot provides three to five times as much protection against serious COVID-19 as three doses.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

Neil Young presses Spotify to remove music over Joe Rogan COVID-19 drama

Neil Young is calling for his music to be pulled from Spotify due to what he considers to be the platform's spread of COVID-19 misinformation through Joe Rogan's podcast.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

Vaccination plus infection creates 'super immunity' against COVID-19, study finds

Contracting COVID-19 after becoming fully vaccinated and or becoming vaccinated after being sickened with the virus provide strong immunity against future infection, a study published by the Science Immunology found.

UPI - Health - 2 days ago

Chinese Residents Living 1 Mile From Olympic Village in Isolation Over COVID Concerns

Six neighborhoods in Beijing near the Olympic Village were placed under lockdown following a cluster of COVID-19 cases.

Newsweek - Health - 2 days ago

N.Y. Republicans hail ruling against in Hochul's COVID mask mandate case

N.Y. Republican Rep. Stefanik, the powerful No. 3 GOP leader in the House of Representatives, slammed Gov. Hochul and called the ruling a “win for small businesses, parents, students, and the freedom of all New Yorkers.”

New York Daily News - Politics - 2 days ago

Israel's spiking COVID death toll sees up to 40 fatalities a day

Health Ministry claims Israel at peak of Omicron wave as hospitals also report surge in serious illness; currently, more than half a million people actively ill with COVID; ministry urges elderly and those in at-risk groups to stay away from crowded places

YNET News - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Analysis - How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations - Logan Turner - Canada - Thunder Bay - | January 24

The federal government's response to a COVID-19 outbreak in a northern Ontario First Nation was criticized for being slow and ineffective. Indigenous leaders and experts say Canada needs to rethink how it responds to crises in First Nations.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

MoPH reports one death and 2,551 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on Jan 25

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 2,551 Covid 19 cases in Qatar on January 25, 2022. Cases Cases among community: 2,124 Cases among...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 2 days ago

Pfizer opens study of COVID-19 shots reformulated to target Omicron

COVID-19 vaccine makers have been updating their shots to better match Omicron in case global health authorities decide the change is needed.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 2 days ago

Half of Covid patients in hospital are incidental cases, say officials

Doctors say trends around hospitalisation of children should be closely monitored

Irish Times - Health - 2 days ago

Pfizer and BioNTech launch trial of Omicron-targeted Covid vaccine in US

Companies to test fourth dose of current vaccine against fourth dose of new one

Irish Times - World - 2 days ago

San Diego sees weekend drop in new coronavirus cases, but has surge peaked here?

Hospitals continue to feel strain despite recent improvement in staffing levels

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

Pfizer and BioNTech launch trial of Omicron-targeted COVID vaccine

NEW YORK: Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Tuesday they started a clinical trial to test a new version of their vaccine specifically designed to tar...

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

Opinion: I quit my job during the pandemic to pursue a lifelong dream. You can, too.

After losing several close friends to COVID-19, I questioned my purpose and my passion.

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

Pfizer and BioNTech launch clinical trial of Covid vaccine targeting omicron

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has said the company will have the omicron vaccine ready by March.

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

Neil Young demands exit from Spotify due to COVID 'conspiracy'

In an open letter Young criticised Joe Rogan's podcast which is exclusively hosted on Spotify for spreading misinformation.

Euronews - Entertainment - 2 days ago

COVID-19 vaccine mandates will worsen trucker shortage, affecting consumers, experts say -- Subscriber content

The trucking industry was facing one of the highest job-vacancy rates in Canada even before Omicron cases surged

The Globe and Mail - Business - 2 days ago

Holiday bookings jump as Covid travel tests axed

Jet2 says bookings increased by 30% after it was announced test rules would be relaxed.

BBC News - Business - 2 days ago

Speak Up: Delaware school districts warn virtual learning could become necessary due to COVID surge

Local school districts say they are committed to in-person learning during the latest COVID-19 surge but have alternative plans at the ready in case a shift to virtual learning is needed due to staff …

Bay to Bay News - Opinion - 2 days ago

Singapore Airshow to shrink amid strict COVID-19 health controls

Asia's biggest aviation event, the Singapore Airshow, is set to shrink for the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, with strict health controls for trade visitors and a lack of public days for locals dampening potential attendance. The Feb 15 to Feb 18 show will require daily antigen rapid tes

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 2 days ago

Covid outbreak on Australian aid ship headed to virus-free Tonga

The ship left with a 600-strong crew as well as humanitarian and medical supplies to assist Tonga in the wake of a volcanic eruption

Deccan Chronicle - World - 2 days ago

Indian economy recovered 'handsomely' from pandemic-induced disruptions: Panagariya

The economy, which was significantly hit by the pandemic, had contracted 7.3 per cent in the last fiscal

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Two years — and five surges — after Illinois' first COVID-19 case, latest metrics 'headed in the right direction'

Although patients hospitalized with COVID-19 remained high at 5,238 occupied beds — a daily total reached last year on only a handful of days — it still meant 2,100 fewer patients hospitalized with the virus than when Illinois hit its record high on Jan. 12.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 2 days ago

All California schoolchildren must be vaccinated against COVID-19 under new bill

State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) will announce Monday morning a bill to add COVID-19 vaccines to California's list of required inoculations for attending K-12 schools.

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

Column: Chicago Public Schools online COVID-19 dashboard, accused of giving incomplete data, speaks out

The Chicago Public Schools online COVID-19 dashboard has been giving parents incomplete data on the number of cases among students and staff.

Chicago Tribune - Opinion - 2 days ago

Editorial cartoon: Dave Granlund on the free COVID tests

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

Star Tribune - Opinion - 2 days ago

N.Y. COVID cases, hospitalizations decline as omicron's grip loosens

Daily cases statewide dropped to 12,259, down more than 80% from the all-time high set only about three weeks ago.

New York Daily News - Politics - 2 days ago

More than 70 San Diego school employees to be fired for not getting COVID-19 vaccine

The 73 employees represent less than 1% of the San Diego Unified School District's workforce.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

Crist slams DeSantis' COVID response as 'affordability' tour heads to Orlando

The “Affordable Florida for All” tour will include a stop in Orlando on Wednesday to tour an affordable housing complex. Crist cited the “exploding” rents and housing prices in the state, which reached record levels in 2021. “Florida, economically, is hitting some high notes,” Crist said. “But they’re only available to those in the high end. And so we have a problem, in that it’s not affordable for the middle class.”

Orlando Sentinel - Politics - 2 days ago

Israel must start preparing for 6th COVID wave

Opinion: The pandemic is not behind us, no matter how much the government would like us to believe its end is nigh; in order to go back to our daily routine, government must boost our health and education systems ahead of future virus waves

YNET News - Opinion - 2 days ago

As pandemic hits another pivot point, so do many Americans

Amid the recent omicron surge, more people seem to be questioning the value of continued restrictions – and concluding they’re not worth the cost.

Christian Science Monitor - Top Stories - 2 days ago

UK PM violated Covid-19 rules by allowing birthday party at 10 Downing Street, says local media

ITV reported Carrie Symonds, who has since become the PM's wife, organised a surprise party for his 56th birthday on June 19, 2020

International The News - World - 3 days ago

Pandemic may become more manageable after Omicron wave ends, WHO says

World health officials are offering hope that the ebbing of the Omicron wave could usher in a new, more manageable phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

COVID tests to end for arrivals into UK: govt

Currently, fully vaccinated arrivals are required to take a lateral flow test within two days

International The News - Health - 3 days ago

Sarah Palin Postpones Court Date by Contracting COVID

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

New York Magazine - Politics - 3 days ago

2 Iranian players test positive for Covid-19 before Iraq game

TEHRAN, Jan. 24 (MNA) – The national Iranian men's football team players Sardar Azmoun and Ahmad Nourollahi have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the match against Iraq for the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Jan. 27, 2022.

Mehr News Agency - Sports - 3 days ago

L.A. County seeing more fatalities from Omicron as COVID-19 deaths climb

L.A. County reported the highest single-day tally of COVID-19 deaths since March 2021 on Thursday.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

Second Opinion -- Why Omicron shows it's time to update our COVID-19 vaccines -- Adam Miller -- Health -- |

COVID-19 vaccines work incredibly well at preventing severe disease, but future boosters will likely need to be tailored to target new and existing variants, strengthen immunity and ultimately help regain control over the pandemic.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Head of Special Operations Command Tests Positive for COVID-19 -- Gen. Richard Clarke, who oversees the special operations forces of all the military branches, is working remotely and...

Gen. Richard Clarke, who oversees the special operations forces of all the military branches, is working remotely and isolating himself.

Military.com - Opinion - 3 days ago

COVID tests for fully jabbed travellers to England to be scrapped from 11 February

The government says that as the Omicron cases continue to fall it is time to open up the country fully for business and travel.

Sky News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

GOP objection to COVID remote voting in Congress rejected by Supreme Court

The top court refused to hear a GOP appeal a lower court’s ruling in favor of the rules, which allow lawmakers to cast votes without physically being in the chamber.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 days ago

In South L.A., busy hospital deals with more widespread but less severe COVID infections

Officials say the Omicron variant has flooded the emergency room at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, ground zero for hospitals besieged by a winter surge, with people who are not as sick.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

Two deaths and 2,748 Covid-19 cases in Qatar on January 24

Doha: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) reported 2,748 Covid 19 cases in Qatar on January 24, 2022. Cases Cases among community: 2,297 Cases among...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 3 days ago

As Winter Olympics near, China lifts COVID lockdown in Xian and tests 2 million in Beijing

A series of coronavirus cases two weeks ahead of the opening of the Winter Olympics prompts Chinese authorities to conduct mass testing in Beijing.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

7-day Covid-19 sick leave extended only if tested positive again: Official

Doha: The sick leave granted to people with Covid 19 is only 7 days and will not be extended for an additional three days unless the rapid antigen tes...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 3 days ago

Covid pandemic could end this year if vaccine targets met, says WHO

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ as conditions ideal for new variant

Irish Times - World - 3 days ago

Qatar reduces isolation period for those tested positive for Covid-19

Doha: The Ministry of Public Health has reduced the mandatory period of isolation and sick leave for confirmed COVID 19 cases from 10 days to 7 days....

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 3 days ago

China Lifts Strict Covid-19 Lockdown in Xian After Daily Cases Hit Zero

The lockdown, in place since Dec. 23, 2021, received criticism from American media despite millions of cases in the U.S.

Gizmodo - Technology - 3 days ago

With emergence of Omicron, Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame', says WHO

The Omicron variant, which is more contagious than Delta but leads to less severe infection, has raised hopes that COVID-19 is starting to shift from a pandemic to a more manageable endemic illness

First Post - Health - 3 days ago

631 people booked for violating Covid-19 precautionary measures

Doha: The designated authorities referred 631 people to the prosecution for Covid 19 precautionary measure violations on Monday (January 24, 2022)....

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 3 days ago

Israel's hospitals warn of inability to cope amid rise in COVID cases

Absence of medical staffers forces Kaplan Medical Center to block entry to ER, patients wait for hours for a bed; panel of health experts advising cabinet say special Green Pass with proof of vaccine needed to protect vulnerable population

YNET News - Science - 3 days ago

LETTERS -- Jan. 24: 'I have no choice but to wait and hope the tumour doesn't grow too quickly.' Cancelled surgeries amid COVID-19 surge, plus other letters to the editor

In today’s letters to the editor: surgeries and truckers; Jason Kenney and Justice Minister Kaycee Madu; Joe Biden; pay for the CBC?; Alexa McDonough

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 3 days ago

Air Busan opens Busan-Saipan route despite pandemic

Air Busan opens Busan-Saipan route amid pandemic

Korea Times - Entertainment - 3 days ago

European External Action Service damaged following COVID curbs protest

The building of the European External Action Service was damaged by violent demonstrators on Sunday (23 January) during protests against COVID-19 restrictions with participants from across the EU.

Euractiv - Health - 3 days ago

Monthlong pandemic lockdown lifted on China's Xi'an

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have lifted a monthlong pandemic lockdown on the northern Chinese city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents. The announcement Monday followed the restart of …

Bay to Bay News - World - 3 days ago

Those unvaccinated can have a severe form of COVID-19 after Omicron infection, says WHO expert amid rising cases

Maria van Kerkhove, the health agency's technical lead on coronavirus, said that the surge of infections across the world is putting a significant burden on health care systems which are already severely overburdened

First Post - Health - 3 days ago

Why drugmakers are fighting over Covid vaccine patents

Calls to waive the patents on mRNA Covid vaccines have gained traction globally, but experts seriously doubt that they will ever come to be.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Embattled suburban COVID testing company searched by FBI: report

Center for COVID Control, based in Rolling Meadows, is under investigation in multiple states amid complaints about long waits for test results, among other problems.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 3 days ago

As Covid recedes, housing must be our new priority

As Covid-19 hopefully recedes in our collective rear-view mirror, it is time to look at all our long-fingered agenda items, chief of which is tackling the national housing crisis.

Independent.ie - Opinion - 3 days ago

'Health dictatorship': Clashes as tens of thousands protest COVID rules in Belgium

Police use water cannon and tear gas to push back protesters; around 50,000 people paraded through the Belgian capital

International The News - World - 4 days ago

Omicron wave of COVID to peak by mid-February, Fauci predicts

The number of infections has been sharply declining in the Northeast and upper Midwest, following an alarming rise in cases since the highly contagious omicron variant was first reported in the U.S. in December, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief White House medical adviser, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

New York Daily News - Politics - 4 days ago

Pat Leahy: Coalition will need to relearn art of saying no as pandemic recedes

A more ‘normal’ sort of politics and Government business will return as focus moves away from Covid-19

Irish Times - Opinion - 4 days ago

Four stocks boosted by pandemic shutdowns that are now plunging

Some of the stocks that saw skyrocketing growth during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic as shutdowns prompted massive changes in spending are finally falling back to earth as the world claws its way back to relative normalcy.

Washington Examiner - Business - 4 days ago

Opinion: Skills, not schools. It took a pandemic and BLM to get employers looking at new ways to hire

Too many employers have required college degrees that aren't necessary. COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter are helping them realize what a mistake that is.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 4 days ago

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern postpones wedding as she introduces tougher Covid rules

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been forced to postpone her own wedding due to the introduction of new Covid-19 restrictions.

Independent.ie - World - 4 days ago

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels her wedding due to Covid curbs

‘I am no different to, dare I say it, thousands of other New Zealanders who have had much more devastating impacts felt by the pandemic,’ prime minister says

Independent UK - World - 4 days ago

COVID-19 outbreak forces New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern to scrap wedding plans

'My wedding will not be going ahead,' PM Jacinda Ardern confirms after detailing new restrictions in face of Omicron outbreak

International The News - World - 4 days ago

Hallelujah, NBA, NFL phasing out COVID testing and living life again!!! | Commentary

The NFL has stopped testing unvaccinated players and don't be surprised if the NBA soon does the same.

Orlando Sentinel - Sports - 4 days ago

Minnesota COVID patient at center of lawsuit over his ventilator dies in Texas hospital

Buffalo man's family sued Mercy Hospital to keep him on a ventilator

Star Tribune - Health - 4 days ago

COVID issues force Cal women to postpone Sunday's game vs. No. 2 Stanford

Cal announced that Sunday’s scheduled womens’ basketball game against No. 2 Stanford...

San Francisco Chronicle - Sports - 4 days ago

COVID Vaccine Mandates Strongly Opposed in Europe, US as Vaccine Failures Increase

Commentary Since coronavirus pandemic lockdowns were implemented by many governments in 2020, people around the world have held largely peaceful ...

Epoch Times - Opinion - 5 days ago

Pandemic Lessons Learned: Rushed COVID Vaccines

Commentary I was a young vaccine research scientist when SARS-CoV-1 emerged in China and spread around the world ...

Epoch Times - Opinion - 5 days ago

Further 10,000 Covid-19 cases reported as most pandemic restrictions lifted

Numbers being treated for disease in hospitals and ICUs both down on Saturday

Irish Times - Health - 5 days ago

No evidence you can catch Covid from overseas Mail, China says

Chinese officials say experts have seen little to suggest that Covid 19 is spreading via non frozen goods after a recent infection of the omicron vari...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 5 days ago

Two years since Covid was confirmed in U.S., the pandemic is worse than imagined

With the emergence of omicron, the future course of the pandemic is unclear as experts struggle to understand how new variants emerge.

CNBC - Health - 5 days ago

Haves and have-nots: What the suburbs that suffer most in a pandemic have in common

New analysis shows the proportion of blue-collar workers in a local government area was the biggest determinant of the spread and impact of COVID-19.

Sydney Morning Herald - Health - 5 days ago

CPS says change in COVID case reporting wasn't intended to mislead public

A CPS dad who has been tracking COVID data pointed out on social media this week that thanks to discrepancies in the district’s figures, the number of infections at individual schools appeared lower than was actually the case.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 5 days ago

Tearful Adele postpones Las Vegas shows due to COVID delays

A tearful and apologetic Adele on Thursday postponed a series of Las Vegas concerts due to start on Friday because half her crew was sick with COVID 1...

Peninsula Qatar - Entertainment - 5 days ago

Is there a relationship between COVID-19 vaccine and heart attacks? Dr Shriram Nene break it down

In an exclusive interview, Dr Shriram Nene talks about the pandemic, how the new COVID-19 variant is impacting heart, his plans to reach out to far more patients through social media, and more.

First Post - Health - 5 days ago

Opinion: The COVID-19 pandemic isn't over yet and we shouldn't act like it is

Even those without symptoms can infect other, more vulnerable people.

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

Kingston Mills: Is Covid gone or will dangers keep lurking?

Effect of new mutations on transmission, immunity and severity difficult to predict

Irish Times - Opinion - 5 days ago

Wall Street has worst week since the start of the pandemic

Stocks fell again on Wall Street Friday, capping off the worst weekly drop for the S&P 500 since the start of the pandemic.

NBC News - Business - 5 days ago

COVID-19 on the decline as Florida reports 605 deaths, 289,204 cases this week

Deaths are up but cases are down this week in Florida as the omicron surge plateaus, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 5 days ago

CDC studies: COVID-19 vaccine booster shots needed to blunt omicron

The studies, which covering millions of patients nationwide, offer the first serious look at the impact of vaccines and booster shots as America grapples with the still-spreading omicron wave.

New York Daily News - Politics - 5 days ago

Israel must solve its mental health pandemic

Opinion: Psychologists and social workers report increasing number of people suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction caused by consequences of COVID pandemic; but they wait months and years to receive treatment

YNET News - Opinion - 5 days ago

Small children getting less sick from Omicron; Genetic mutation protects against severe COVID

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 - 6 days ago

PSL 7: PCB confirms 3 players, 5 support staff COVID-19 positive

Players and support staff members who have tested positive have been isolated, says PCB

International The News - Sports - 6 days ago

Netflix, Peloton bring pandemic-stock era to shuddering halt

Netflix and Peloton Interactive, two of the highest-profile stars of the lockdown era,...

Houston Chronicle - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Coronavirus transmission rates are falling across California, bringing guarded optimism

The rapid spread of the coronavirus appears to be decelerating in some areas, but San Diego County reports another 14,025 cases

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

Kids under 5 can't get Covid vaccines. Doctors explain how to protect them from omicron

Covid hospitalizations of children under 5 are rising, the CDC says, and that age group can't get vaccines. Doctors explain how parents can protect them.

CNBC - Health - 6 days ago

Some Bay Area companies urging, but not requiring, COVID boosters

Whether to require COVID-19 vaccine boosters has become a fraught question for different...

San Francisco Chronicle - Business - 6 days ago

Universal won't require COVID testing for non-vaccinated workers

Universal employees will not be required to undergo weekly COVID testing if they are not vaccinated, a decision made in response to a change in federal regulations.

Orlando Sentinel - Business - 6 days ago

Pandemic to keep Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski home from Beijing Olympics; they'll broadcast, model 'Project Runway' outfits remotely from Connecticut

Fans of the skating commentary — and the lavish display of fashion — served up at the Olympics by Quarryville native Johnny Weir and his broadcast partner Tara Lipinski may

Lancaster Online - Entertainment - 6 days ago

Adele emotionally postpones Las Vegas shows due to Covid-related delays

Adele emotionally postpones Las Vegas shows due to Covid-related delays

Independent.ie - Entertainment - 6 days ago

Leonard Patton sings out at his San Diego venue, The Jazz Lounge, which opened during the COVID-19 pandemic

The award-winning San Diego singer opened his live music dinner club to the public last July, after doing nearly a year of audience-free livestream concerts in the intimate venue

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

COVID surge leaves San Diego businesses understaffed and overworked

Local businesses are closing or cutting back hours of service due to the Omicron variant. Staff are sick and stretched to their limit as businesses try to make it work.

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

Why would the unvaccinated reject a COVID-19 vaccine, but accept a new antiviral pill?

New pills should trigger the same fears of the vaccine-hesitant, and yet they won’t – perhaps because they are familiar, while injections are unusual and often depicted as dangerous

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 6 days ago

Column: Their Mexican bakery weathered COVID-19's devastation. Can it survive a fire?

Spigas was the culmination of a promise the two Mexican immigrants had made to each other 25 years earlier, when they met at another panaderia in Santa Ana.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

China Limits Winter Olympics Torch Relay Over COVID Fears

The relay will run for just three days and the flame will be displayed only in enclosed venues that are deemed “safe and controllable,” according to officials.

Huffington Post - World - 6 days ago

Covid-19 pandemic as we have known it is going to be behind us soon

Analysis: Protection through vaccination and dominance of less severe Omicron variant have changed the game

Irish Times - Health - 6 days ago

COVID-19 in Florida: 45,668 new cases, 111 new deaths

Florida's 7-day average for daily new cases fell to 44,124, it’s lowest level since Dec. 30, and the number of daily vaccine doses dropped fell to the lowest level since late October, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are the latest statistics.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 6 days ago

Japan beefs up coronavirus restrictions again as Omicron surges in cities

Restaurants and bars will close early in Tokyo and a dozen other areas across Japan under new restrictions spurred by the Omicron variant.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

Scientists develop new COVID diagnosis test using X-rays: Will it replace RT-PCR testing?

Experts who have designed this new method — using X-ray technology with Artificial Intelligence — say it is 98 per cent accurate and quicker than the conventional tests

First Post - Health - 6 days ago

Sputnik V Covid vaccine shows higher Omicron-specific antibodies than Pfizer: Study

RBD is a key part of a virus located on its 'spike' protein that allows it to enter and infect the human cells

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Kerala reports record 40.2% COVID-19 test positivity rate: Southern state's recent case surge explained

The third coronavirus wave has hit Kerala hard with it logging a single-day spike of 46,387 cases on Thursday — a record since the pandemic broke out in March 2020

First Post - Health - 6 days ago

California kids 12 and older could receive COVID-19 vaccine without parent's OK

The bill is the first to be introduced this year by a group of Democratic lawmakers pledging to strengthen vaccination laws and target misinformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

California could let teenagers get COVID vaccine without parental consent

State Sen. Scott Wiener proposed legislation Thursday to allow young people ages 12 to 17...

San Francisco Chronicle - Politics - 6 days ago

L.A. schools see coronavirus rates decline; student attendance improves amid record surge

School outbreaks appear to be low, but it's hard to know given the difficulty of contact tracing.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

Peak may be over, but pain is not: Illinois suffers third-worst daily COVID death toll of pandemic as Omicron surge slows

While cases and hospitalizations are falling, Illinois is still losing 109 lives on average each day. About 14 of every 109 live in the city, the vast majority unvaccinated. "Let me be very clear: There are still more than 200 Chicagoans being newly admitted [to hospitals] every day with COVID-19," said Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 6 days ago

California child-care workers struggle with COVID-19 test kit shortages

Child-care providers are hoping the state will supply them with rapid COVID-19 tests and other supplies that could help curb closures caused by virus outbreaks and quarantine measures.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

'You Took Away My Mom': Singer's Son Slams Anti-Vaxxers After Her COVID-19 Death

Czech folk singer Hana Horka deliberately allowed herself to be exposed to the coronavirus and refused to get vaccinated, her son said.

Huffington Post - World - 6 days ago

GTA -- Should you swab your nose – and your throat – for a more accurate at-home COVID test? -- Jan. 06, 2022

While some experts say swabbing both throat and nose can produce more accurate at-home COVID-19 test results, official health guidance still advises you stick to the nose-only package instructions.

Toronto Star - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Nightly COVID-19 testing available at Christ the King Episcopal Church, Bravo

In an effort to open up testing to more people in Central Florida, both the Episcopal Church Jesus of Nazareth in Orlando and the Sedano's Supermarkets on Semoran Boulevard have after-hours options.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Nphet clears way for extensive easing of Covid-19 restrictions, including end to 8pm curfew

Cabinet will meet on Friday to consider timeframe for implementation

Irish Times - Health - 6 days ago

Maryland to start testing antibody levels in nursing home residents to determine if fourth shot of COVID vaccine is needed

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the state would begin testing nursing home residents’ antibody levels over the next two weeks to determine if they needed fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 6 days ago

Thousands in Hong Kong volunteer to adopt hamsters amid COVID-19 fears

Thousands of people in Hong Kong volunteered on Wednesday to adopt unwanted hamsters after a mass cull order from the government over COVID-19 fears raised alarm that panicky owners would abandon their pets.

Reuters - Weird - 7 days ago

Covid restrictions expected to ease with Nphet recommendations due

Another 5,523 PCR-confirmed cases reported; officials expected to approve end of 8pm curfew

Irish Times - Health - 7 days ago

Twitter Users Mock White House's Limit On 4 COVID Tests Per Household

Many Twitter users noted that is going to leave out a lot of people, and created an amusing new meme in the process.

Huffington Post - Science - 7 days ago

Horses jump bonfires as Spain's purification ceremony returns after pandemic break

About a hundred horses jumped through bonfires in a purification ceremony on Sunday during the Spanish festival of "Las Luminarias", which was held for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reuters - Weird - 7 days ago

Airlines seek end to mandatory COVID-19 testing of vaccinated passengers on arrival -- Christopher Reynolds -- Business

Canada's largest airlines and its busiest airport asked the federal government Monday to drop its rule requiring vaccinated travellers to test on arrival for COVID-19.

CBC News - Business - 7 days ago

COVID-19 surge at LAPD and Sheriff's Department keeps over 2,000 personnel at home

Some 1,134 LAPD employees are at home sick or quarantining, up 42% from early last week. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department had 874 personnel at home.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan tests positive for COVID-19

Maryland first lady Yumi Hogan has tested positive for COVID-19, her husband, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday morning.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 7 days ago

Covid Vaccine Booster Gives Effective Antibody Protection Against Omicron: Study

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine increases the level of antibodies that can effectively neutralise the Omicron variant of coronavirus, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.

NDTV - Science - 7 days ago

Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and its link to COVID-19 explained

A new study covering 204 countries showed that at least 1.2 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, ahead of both HIV and malaria

First Post - Health - 7 days ago

COVID-19 vaccine booster provides effective antibody protection against Omicron, says Lancet study

The study found that in people who had received the Pfizer vaccine for all three doses, antibody levels against Omicron after a third dose were similar to those previously reached against Delta after only two shots.

First Post - Health - 7 days ago

Thousands of Israelis who recovered from COVID reinfected with Omicron, ministry says

Since start of highly transmittable wave, up to 12% of daily cases found in population already infected, mostly in their 20s and 30s who had not received the coronavirus vaccine

YNET News - Science - 7 days ago

Study casts doubt on reliability of rapid antigen tests in kids; COVID transmission through breastmilk unlikely

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 - 7 days ago

Biden Sums Up First Year; Ukraine Is Among Prime Topics  -- President strikes highly optimistic tone in his first news conference of year, defending his record on economy, COVID-19, foreign policy 

President strikes highly optimistic tone in his first news conference of year, defending his record on economy, COVID-19, foreign policy

Voice of America - Politics - 7 days ago

US study finds natural immunity working more effectively against Covid-19

The finding is the latest to weigh in on a debate on the relative strengths of natural versus vaccine-acquired immunity against SARS-CoV-2

International The News - Health - 7 days ago

Prior infection, vaccines provide best protection from COVID

A new study that compares prior infection and vaccination concludes getting the shots is still the safest way to prevent COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 7 days ago

Cruise passengers share what it's like to be on a ship with COVID cases

The meteoric rise in Omicron-driven infections is raising questions as to whether it's still safe to cruise.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Nocebo responses explain up to 76% of COVID vaccine side effects

Some vaccine side effects are very real, but many may be anxiety and misattribution.

Ars Technica - Science - 7 days ago

Website for free at-home COVID-19 testing runs into some ordering issues

A "small percentage of orders" was impacted, a Postal Service spokesman said.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 7 days ago

Ghana revs up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign as omicron cases surge

COVID-19 vaccines have been available in Ghana since March 2021, but vaccine hesitancy in some areas has slowed down vaccination rates so far in the West African nation.

PRI - Top Stories - 7 days ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 8 days ago

5 things to know about ordering free COVID tests

The federal website providing free at-home COVID-19 tests is open for orders. Here is how to order the tests, and what you need to know.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 8 days ago

Prior Covid infection more protective than vaccination during Delta surge, US study finds

People who had previously been infected with COVID 19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were vaccinated alone, suggesting...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 8 days ago

UK Lifts COVID Restrictions, Says Omicron Wave 'Has Peaked'

Hospitals in northern England are still under pressure because of high caseloads, but hospital admissions and patients elsewhere in England are stabilizing or falling.

Huffington Post - Science - 8 days ago

Orlando plans to reopen pandemic rental assistance portal Feb. 1

Orlando’s rental assistance portal is expected to reopen on Feb. 1 for households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 8 days ago

Israel logs over 200,000 COVID cases in 3 days, 2 million since start of pandemic

Health Ministry says 72,120 new infections were diagnosed on Tuesday; 533 patients are in severe condition, an increase of 35 from a day earlier; 46,204 schoolchildren are currently classified as active patients

YNET News - Science - 8 days ago

Here's how at-home COVID-19 tests could be impacting Maryland's data

As in many states, at-home test results aren’t included in Maryland’s coronavirus dashboard, meaning plenty of cases could be going uncounted.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 8 days ago

How to Keep The Lion King Going During a COVID Outbreak

During the Omicron spike, the nine swings have stayed on alert, ready to play all manner of characters from the savanna.

New York Magazine - Entertainment - 8 days ago

COVID-19 has roared back in California. Essential worker protections have not

Omicron has revealed California’s continued failure to provide needed sick leave, basic...

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 8 days ago

England looks to ease Covid rules while Europe is engulfed by omicron

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce that Covid rules in England will be eased when he makes a statement later on Wednesday.

CNBC - World - 8 days ago

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters over Covid transmission fears

Hong Kong is to cull 2,000 hamsters after the suspected transmission of Covid-19 from an animal to a pet shop owner.

Independent.ie - World - 8 days ago

Film/TV Sets Under Strain: Is the COVID-19 Safety Status Quo Good Enough?

As the studios and guilds move toward extending an agreement amid the rise of omicron, some entertainment workers say more frequent testing is needed and booster shots should be incorporated.

Hollywood Reporter - Business - 8 days ago

How to end coronavirus and prevent the next pandemic

Nobody knows where next variant or virus will develop – only that it will spread if left unaddressed

Irish Times - Opinion - 8 days ago

Video 2 minutes 45 seconds -- Key moments: Fauci and the pandemic

After a viral hot mic moment, here's how Fauci's frustration has been building for the last two years.

BBC News - Health - 9 days ago

'Mild' COVID Doesn't Mean What You Think It Does

Omicron is often described as a milder illness, but that doesn't always capture what it means to have the virus.

Huffington Post - Health - 9 days ago

Stephen A. Smith Credits Vaccine For Saving Him After COVID-19 Hospitalization

The ESPN star, beset with high fever and damaged lungs and liver, said "had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn't be here."

Huffington Post - Sports - 9 days ago

Weariness sets in as pandemic enters third year with no end in sight

'Right now, the fatigue is coming into an all-time high'

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

Fauci says it's still an 'open question' whether omicron spells Covid endgame

Dr. Anthony Fauci has said it is still too soon to predict whether omicron will mark the final wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

CNBC - World - 10 days ago

2 courts, 2 sets of COVID-19 emergency workplace rules, 2 different outcomes. What it means

Private California employers of any size may, but are not required to, mandate employee vaccination.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Business - 10 days ago

Credit Suisse boss Horta-Osorio quits over Covid breaches

Antonio Horta-Osorio breached quarantine rules to attend Wimbledon tennis tournament

Independent UK - Business - 10 days ago

Scientists detect novel coronavirus in wild leopard cub in India

Study highlights need for screening wild animals to track evolution of coronavirus, say scientists

Independent UK - Science - 10 days ago

Women weavers in Assam weather the pandemic and climate change through community groups

Women across 210 villages in Assam have created a network of self-help groups to promote traditional skills such as weaving and gardening to supplement their family income during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global Voices - Business - 10 days ago

Video -- SE Cupp: Confused Covid-19 messaging is exhausting us all

In this week's episode of "Unfiltered," CNN's SE Cupp talks Covid-19 fatigue as cases of Omicron surge across the country and families are facing confusing CDC guidelines.

CNN - Opinion - 10 days ago

How to get free COVID-19 tests as federal testing website launches

Starting Jan. 19, the website COVIDTests.gov will provide tests at no cost, including no shipping fee. You can order tests starting Wednesday.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 11 days ago

Omicron a 'deviant' from Covid pandemic progression script: Virologist T Jacob John

Omicron, the highly infectious variant of coronavirus, is driving the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic in India

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 11 days ago

India logs 2.71 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, 314 deaths; Omicron tally rises to 7,743

The active cases comprises 4.18 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.51 percent

First Post - Health - 11 days ago

Joseph Mercola: Do More Children Die From the COVID Shot Than From COVID?

Commentary According to published research, children are at risk for potentially lifelong health effects from the jab. Read ...

Epoch Times - Opinion - 11 days ago

Addressing the root causes behind Israel's COVID-19 crisis

Opinion: Israel has been handling COVID-19 like a disease rather than a full-blown national crisis, wasting precious time in doing so and once more proving — when you get the questions wrong, the answers are also irrelevant

YNET News - Opinion - 11 days ago

Seattle schools cancel classes, move online as COVID cases surge

Seattle Public Schools recorded 803 new cases among students and staff between Jan. 1 and...

Seattlepi.com - Top Stories - 12 days ago

Pandemic unmasks mental health issues plaguing Israeli public

Analysis: COVID crisis changed our perception on mental health and increased public awareness; still, most who report suffering from pandemic-induced mental problems don't treat it due to high cost or stigma

YNET News - Opinion - 12 days ago

Thieves Steal Packages and COVID Tests From Cargo Train in Los Angeles

If you’re expecting a package and didn't get it, it may have been stolen off a train near downtown Los Angeles.

Inside Edition - Weird - 12 days ago

Health care workers in the Philippines reject new COVID-19 rules as 'inhumane'

Many front-line workers and organizations immediately condemned the new rules, calling them “not safe, not fair” and not a solution to the “chronic and accurate problem of understaffing.”

PRI - Top Stories - 12 days ago

The worst of the pandemic may be peaking in the Baltimore area

Data and projections show there is reason to be optimistic the worst of the coronavirus pandemic may almost be over.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 13 days ago

Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for U.S. businesses

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job

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

COVID-19 pill rollout stymied by shortages as Omicron rages

Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 13 days ago

Commentary: Parental concerns brewing ahead of approval for COVID-19 vaccinations for kids under 12

Parents are already thinking whether to vaccinate younger children aged five to 11, and we need to have this conversation, says NUH paediatrician Dr Lee Le Ye.

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 13 days ago

Health Care Workers Are Sounding the Alarm on TikTok About Having to Work With COVID-19

Some health care workers are posting videos on TikTok, saying they're being told they should come to work just five days after testing positive for COVID-19, even if they are still showing symptoms.

Inside Edition - Health - 13 days ago

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Will Be Covered by Insurance Beginning This Saturday. Here's What You Need to Know.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 at-home test kits are still hard to come by as the country continues to face shortages.

Inside Edition - Health - 13 days ago

California labor leaders and legislators push for reviving expanded COVID-19 sick pay

Rules mandating two weeks of paid COVID-19 sick leave in California lapsed in September.

San Francisco Chronicle - Politics - 13 days ago

Israel once again leaves its elderly high and dry in the face of COVID

Opinion: Without any assistance against the Omicron variant, Israel condemns the weakest in society to a life of poverty and deprivation; It is time to admit it: senior citizens in this country are not allowed to live in dignity

YNET News - Opinion - 13 days ago

Delta loses $408 million; 8,000 employees contract Covid over the last four weeks

Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a Covid-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more quarterly loss before travel perks up in spring and summer.

NBC News - Business - 14 days ago

2021 COVID metrics: What the data shows us about the pandemic in Maryland last year

Here’s a look at some of the COVID statistics from 2021, and what they show about the second year of the pandemic in Maryland.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 14 days ago

Woman Stuck At Blind Date's House After Swift COVID Lockdown In China

A woman in Zhengzhou went viral after sharing what happened when her date offered to make her dinner just before thousands were rushed into quarantine.

Huffington Post - Weird - 14 days ago

Canada extending repayment of COVID-19 business aid loans to 2023

The federal government is extending the deadline for small businesses to pay back their Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans to the end of 2023.

CTV News - Business - 15 days ago

Senate hearing on pandemic gets testy. 'What a moron,' Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci angrily accused a senator Tuesday of making false accusations that are leading to threats against him.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 15 days ago

'Partygate' will weaken trust in Covid guidance, say experts

‘Research has shown that trust is one of the most important predictors of whether people follow Covid rules and guidance’

Independent UK - Science - 15 days ago

Maryland grocery store employee Leilani Jordan died of COVID-19 at the start of the pandemic. Her mom wants justice.

Legal experts say Zenobia Shepherd’s lawsuit is one of a small but likely growing number of cases filed by family members who claim their loved ones contracted the coronavirus and died as a result of an employer’s negligence.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 15 days ago

Google employees get access to free COVID tests. Union says it's unequal

The Alphabet Workers Union said Google employees have access to at-home COVID-19 tests...

San Francisco Chronicle - Business - 15 days ago

Don Martin: The case against mandatory vaccination as Quebec dives into latest COVID-19 wave

Talk of mandatory vaccinations and a tax on the unvaccinated are putting politics ahead of serious policy, Don Martin writes in his latest column for CTVNews.ca.

CTV News - Top Stories - 15 days ago

Biden's COVID response comes under fire in Senate hearing

Criticisms of President Biden's response to the pandemic came from members of both parties.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 15 days ago

Maryland reports more than 9,000 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

Maryland reported 9,693 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, along with 70 new deaths and 3,452 people currently hospitalized.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 16 days 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 - Health - 16 days ago

Bennett's handling of COVID proves he's prime minister in title only

Opinion: Although he's not facing potential prison time like his predecessor, PM lacks political power over his coalition, to dictate tough policy needed to fight pandemic and calm Israeli public amid Omicron spread

YNET News - Opinion - 16 days ago

Where to buy face masks online after CDC updates COVID Omicron variant guidelines

From cloth masks with filters to N95 face masks, these options from Amazon and more are available now

CBS News - Top Stories - 17 days ago

UK health officials misinterpreted US guidance on Covid self-isolation

Ministers have used incorrect information to defend current UK policy

Independent UK - Science - 17 days 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 - 17 days ago

Here we go again: pandemic-weary Toronto theatre companies adapt to new Omicron restrictions

As indoor gathering is once again prohibited, theatres respond by postponing, cancelling and shifting performances online.

Toronto Star - Entertainment - 17 days ago

Instant noodle exports hit new high in first 11 months of 2021 amid pandemic

Instant noodle exports hit new high in first 11 months of 2021 amid pandemic

Korea Times - Entertainment - 17 days ago

Even with a mass COVID infection model, Israel still needs a plan

Opinion: Despite what some may think, government's current pandemic policies weren't reached without discussions, and are a result of a calculation of risks; but leaders must not relinquish responsibility for public's safety

YNET News - Opinion - 17 days ago

The self-made Covid martyrdom of tennis superstar Novak Djokovic

Australia has detained the world's best male tennis star — and sparked a full-blown international incident that transcends sports.

NBC News - Entertainment - 19 days ago

Israel's zigzagging pandemic policy is only causing more chaos

Opinion: It seems the government, which had so successfully dealt with the Delta variant and managed to hold off the Omicron strain for a while, is now failing to agree on a common plan, leaving the public to their own devices

YNET News - Opinion - 19 days ago

The sports Covid chaos brewing from the athletes who refuse to get vaccinated

Government drawing up plans for dramatic crackdown on anti-vaxx athletes, excluding them from any 'elite-sport quarantine exemptions'

Telegraph UK - Sports - 19 days ago

Staffs of Maryland hospitals, stressed and sickened with COVID-19, know 'cavalry' isn't coming

Gov. Larry Hogan has issued orders to ease the burden on the state's hospitals from the COVID-19 surge, but some fear it won't help enough.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 20 days ago

Israel's current COVID policy will lead to more illness

Opinion: By promoting less reliable tests, lifting travel restrictions and adjusting quarantine regulations, ministers opt for a semblance of normality, while gambling with public health amid spread of highly contagious Omicron strain

YNET News - Opinion - 20 days ago

I Saw Firsthand What It Takes to Keep COVID Out of Hong Kong. It Felt Like a Different Planet.

On a visit to Hong Kong, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen encountered a 21-day quarantine, a bevy of COVID tests, universal masking and, finally, a fear-free family holiday.

ProPublica - Top Stories - 21 days ago

Scarce labor is likely to squeeze U.S. business long after Covid

Successive U.S. jobs reports -- the one for December is due on Friday -- have shown a...

Houston Chronicle - Business - 22 days ago

How To Get Your Pre-Pandemic Sleep Schedule Back

The stress and routine disruptions from the last few years have drastically affected our sleep. Here's how to take back some control.

Huffington Post - Health - 22 days 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 - 23 days ago

Latest Coronavirus developments from around the world

The United States has approved Pfizer's Covid-19 booster shot for children aged 12 and above

International The News - Health - 23 days ago

Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images -- Omicron is a game-changer for Covid-19 vaccines

For triply vaccinated persons, the appearance of Omicron just as Christmas and New Year's celebrations are about to begin is extremely discouraging but health-wise, it may be miserable, but surely is not a catastrophe. For unvaccinated persons -- well, here we go again, writes Kent Sepkowitz

CNN - Opinion - 24 days ago

The hack and quack who saved NYC: Science, politics and the pandemic of 1918

The trouble with the “trust the science” mantra is that there’s ultimately no way to separate scientific judgments from political ones.

New York Daily News - Opinion - 25 days ago

Taking A COVID Rapid Test? You May Want To Swab Your Nose And Throat.

Swabbing both areas when using an at-home test might give more accurate results in certain cases. Here's why and how to do it.

Huffington Post - Health - 26 days ago

CES to close Las Vegas show next week a day earlier due to Covid-19

Th CES organisers said they are shortening the show to three days and have put in place comprehensive health measures for the safety of all attendees and participants

International The News - Technology - 26 days ago

A raging COVID wave is crashing into Maryland hospitals' emergency departments

With even more contagious strains of COVID-19 running rampant, a depleted workforce is all that’s left to care for Maryland’s sick.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 27 days ago

COVID-positive woman self-isolates in plane loo for five hours to protect other passengers

Marisa Fotieo was on a transatlantic flight when she developed a sore throat and a rapid COVID test returned a positive result.

Sky News - Weird - 27 days 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 - 27 days ago

For Harford, a year of turmoil over COVID restrictions ends with its hospitals declaring a state of disaster

Experts say the resistance some in Harford County have shown to mask mandates, vaccinations and other COVID mitigation measures, along with its medical facilities having small capacities to begin with, have contributed to its hospitals reaching critical levels before those in other parts of the state.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 27 days 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 - 28 days ago

'It feels like everybody's going to get it': Some Baltimore-area restaurants cancel New Year's Eve amid COVID surge

Amid a troubling spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Baltimore-area business owners and residents are rethinking plans to ring in the new year.

The Baltimore Sun - Entertainment - 28 days ago

WHO warns of Covid 'tsunami' as Omicron fuels record surges

US recorded its highest-ever seven-day average of new coronavirus cases at 265,427

International The News - Health - 28 days ago

Covid Cases Around The World Reach New Daily Record

Worldwide coronavirus cases reached a daily record on Monday, as nearly 1.5 million infections were reported.

International Business Times - World - 30 days ago

Coronavirus Can Persist For Months In Heart, Brain: Study

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can spread within days from the airways to the heart, brain and almost every organ system in the body, where it may persist for months, a study found.

NDTV - Science - 1 month ago

Latest coronavirus developments from around world

Overall, the United States has recorded the most Covid deaths, with 816,436, followed by Brazil on 618,392

International The News - Health - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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 - 1 month ago

Where to Get Home COVID Tests & Why They're So Hard to Find

Free home COVID tests are supposedly coming later this month. Here are your current options, where to buy them, and why they’re often sold out.

New York Magazine - Top Stories - 1 month ago

Amazon limits Covid test kit purchases amid Omicron wave

Amazon has announced a limit to the number of at-home Covid test kits per customer as demand surges amid a rise in cases since the discovery of the Omicron variant. Walgreens and CVS also introduced purchase limits.

Russia Today - US News - 1 month ago

New COVID-19 drugs may have limited impact fighting Omicron this winter

The variant has already knocked out some of the best existing therapies.

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

Russian Vaccine Sputnik-V Says It Is More Effective Against Omicron Covid

Russia's Sputnik-V vaccine and its one-shot version Sputnik Light booster demonstrates high virus-neutralising activity (VNA) against the Omicron variant of COVID-19, providing a strong defence against hospitalisation, according to a study.

NDTV - Science - 1 month ago

Latest coronavirus development from around world

The World Health Organization estimates the overall death toll could be two to three times higher

International The News - Health - 1 month ago

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest drop CES plans over COVID-19 concerns

Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc , Twitter Inc and Pinterest Inc separately said on Tuesday that they will not send teams to the Consumer Electronic...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 1 month ago

Bill Gates shares 'good news' on progress of Covid pandemic

Billionaire Bill Gates has found little sympathy after saying he has canceled “most” of his holiday plans over the Covid variant Omicron, while also providing advice on how the pandemic can end in 2022.

Russia Today - US News - 1 month ago

SpaceX headquarters hit by Covid outbreak with 132 infected

At least 132 employees at SpaceX's California headquarters have tested positive for Covid 19 in recent months, the largest non residential confirmed c...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 1 month ago

AstraZeneca Covid Vaccine Protection Wanes After 3 Months: Lancet Study

The protection offered by the Oxford-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine declines after three months of receiving two doses of the preventive, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.

NDTV - Science - 1 month ago

Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of new US COVID cases

Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S. Federal health officials said Monday that omicron accounted for an estimated 73% of new infections last week

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

Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Booster Protects Against Omicron

Lab tests showed that the booster shot significantly increased antibodies able to fight omicron, but with an increase in the usual side effects, the company said.

Huffington Post - Business - 1 month ago

Moderna says its COVID-19 booster appears to protect against omicron variant

The third shot of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine provides a “reassuring” level of protection against the omicron variant, the pharmaceutical company announced Monday as the newest strain continues to spread rampantly.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Yipli fitness gaming mat review: A fun option for home workouts in the times of COVID

Priced at Rs 6,999, the Yipli smart fitness gaming mat will keep the kids engaged, and the adults on their toes.

First Post - Technology - 1 month ago

Unvaccinated '90 Day Fiancé' star Jason Hitch dead at 45 from COVID-19 complications

Jason Hitch, the reality TV personality who found short-lived love on the second season of “90 Day Fiancé,” has died of COVID-19.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Apple shuts three stores in U.S., Canada after rise in COVID-19 cases

Apple Inc has temporarily closed three retail stores in Miami, Annapolis and Ottawa after a rise in COVID 19 cases and exposures among employees, the...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 1 month ago

Apple makes masks mandatory at US retail stores as COVID-19 cases rise

Apple Inc will require all customers and employees to wear masks at its U.S. retail stores, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday, as COVID 19 cases surge...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 1 month ago

'It Was Dangerous': The Weekend COVID-19 Changed the Jewish World - The Weekend COVID-19 Changed the Jewish World

18,000 delegates converged on Washington, D.C. for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference in March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with nary a face mask or social-distancing rule in sight.

Haaretz - Top Stories - 1 month ago

With Omicron looming, San Diego officials urge public to get COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Initial evidence suggests antibodies from fully vaccinated people aren’t as effective against new variant but boosters fix the problem

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

Man Tries To Dodge COVID Vaccine Using Fake Arm

A dentist in Italy who needed a vaccine certificate offered up a "rubber foam" arm in an attempt to evade the actual shot.

Huffington Post - Weird - 1 month ago

President Biden Says Cough Is a Cold, Not COVID-19

At Friday’s White House press briefing, President Biden was coughing repeatedly and spoke in a gravelly voice.

Inside Edition - Politics - 1 month ago