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Will a new Covid vaccine trial get us closer to the 'holy grail' of a universal flu jab?

Might a Covid booster being trialled by the University of Manchester also propel us towards the prize that has evaded scientists for years?

Telegraph UK - Health - 32 minutes ago

The promise of picnics in a pandemic

Opinion News -Picnics, according to the late British-born journalist Christopher Hitchens, are some of the most overrated things in the world. A fortnight ago, I had the chance to put this to the

The Straits Times - Opinion - 57 minutes ago

26,041 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 8% Lower Than Yesterday

With 26,041 fresh Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India's daily tally this morning was eight per cent lesser than yesterday. The active cases account for less than 1 per cent of the overall cases, the Health Ministry latest data shows.

NDTV - Top Stories - 58 minutes ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- U.S. administers 390.1 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC -- September 26, 2021

The United States has administered 390,114,328 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Sunday morning and distributed 471,814,235 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Reuters - Health - 1 hour ago

Sydney gets 'blueprint for freedom' as COVID-19 cases fall

SYDNEY: Vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy COVID-19 lockdown by mid-October, Australian officials said on Monday (Sep 27), outlining a "blueprint for freedom" as case numbers fell in the city. Stay-at-home orders are set to be lifted in Sydney and surrounding New South Wales whe

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 hour ago

12 Covid cases, testing staff doorknocking in key suburbs

Today marks the 40th day of Auckland's lockdown.

NZ Herald - Top Stories - 1 hour ago

Australia's Sydney Plans To Reopen As Covid Cases Decline

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) government plans to unveil its roadmap on Monday for reopening the state from COVID-19 shutdowns, detailing the differing levels of freedoms to be afforded to citizens based on their vaccination status.

NDTV - World - 2 hours ago

S'pore's first priority is its Covid-19 situation at home: Vivian Balakrishnan

Health News -It will ensure healthcare facilities are not overwhelmed, then look at the careful reopening of borders.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

NSW records 787 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths

Regional travel will be delayed until NSW hits 80 per cent full vaccination coverage. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be able to exit lockdown on December 1

Sydney Morning Herald - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Covid in Australia: NSW, Victoria prepare to ease lockdown restrictions

Both NSW and Victoria plan to ease restrictions once vaccination targets are met.

NZ Herald - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Covid-19 pandemic cut life expectancy by most since World War II: Study

World News -Most life expectancy reductions across different countries could be linked to official Covid-19 deaths.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 3 hours ago

Video - Live - The National: Kovrig, Spavor return, Western COVID-19 crisis, End of Merkel era - September 27

The National for Sept. 26 — More details on how Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor got released and what readjusting to freedom might be like.

CBC News - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

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

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

Independent UK - Science - 4 hours ago

Europe -- Italy reports 44 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, 3,099 new cases

Italy reported 44 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, compared with 50 the day before, the health ministry said, and the daily tally of new infections fell to 3,099 from 3,525.

Reuters - Health - 4 hours ago

COVID-19 booster shots have arrived. Here's who can get one, and how

In step with federal recommendations, a third COVID-19 vaccine dose is now available for eligible residents of Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 4 hours ago

U.S. COVID-19 vaccine supply enough for boosters, kids' shots

MADISON, Wis. — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they’re confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booste

The Columbian - Top Stories - 5 hours ago

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says NBA should require players, staffs to get COVID vaccine

Knicks general manager Scott Perry has said his team’s players and staff are 100% vaccinated, while Nets general manager Sean Marks said last week that his team is not.

New York Daily News - Entertainment - 5 hours ago

Brawls in the streets as Norway lifts COVID restrictions after 561 days

Police registered at least 50 fights and disturbances during the night. Norwegian venues did not require vaccination certificates nor negative test results.

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 5 hours ago

Health experts launch renewed search for origin of COVID while US braces for demand for booster jabs

The World Health Organization is launching a fresh probe into the origins of COVID, months after an earlier inquiry ended without reaching firm conclusions, according to a report on Sunday.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

'The View' co-hosts cleared to return after false positive COVID-19 tests

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro are expected to return to "The View" this week, ABC insiders exclusively revealed to Page Six. The ladies were "very emotional" about their false positive COVID-19 tests,...

New York Post - Entertainment - 6 hours ago

Latest coronavirus updates from around world

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

International The News - Health - 6 hours ago

Ottawa's pandemic spending spurs tax-revenue windfall in Ontario -- Subscriber content

Massive federal support programs meant taxable income for individuals and companies in the province rose, confounding expectations

The Globe and Mail - Business - 6 hours ago

Mass brawls reported in Norway as country celebrates lifting of Covid restrictions

Norwegian government under fire amid chaotic scenes following sudden move

Irish Times - World - 7 hours ago

'Things just went south': Construction firms under pressure as pandemic bites deep

Property News -SINGAPORE - As construction costs soar ever higher, it has become a case of every man for himself, as contractor Choo Zhan Rui has seen all too well.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Business - 7 hours ago

Covid-19 plays havoc with airport reopening plans in Asia

East Asia News -Reopening airports is not just about reviving flights, but also accepting that there is a trade-off.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Watch live: President Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccines

President Biden is speaking at the White House about the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Boston Globe - Politics - 7 hours ago

Judge temporarily blocks NYC's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for teachers -- A federal appeals court judge has blocked New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate just days before it was set to go into effect.

A federal appeals court judge has blocked New York City's COVID-19 vaccine mandate just days before it was set to go into effect.

UPI - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

COVID-19: Russia records 700+ deaths daily since July; global toll -10%

Russia remains a coronavirus hotspot as deaths have surpassed 700 every day since early July while the world toll dropped 10% and case were down 12% in one week.

UPI - US News - 7 hours ago

451 caught violating Covid-19 precautionary...

The officials referred them to the Public Prosecution for violations.

Peninsula Qatar - World - 7 hours ago

Quebec reports 719 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

MONTREAL - Quebec is reporting 719 new COVID-19 cases today, with two more deaths related to the virus.

Toronto Star - Top Stories - 8 hours ago

Pfizer CEO pushes back against calls to waive property rights to its COVID vaccine

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Sunday pushed back against calls to waive the company’s intellectual property rights to its COVID-19 vaccine for what critics claim will speed up vaccine distribution in poorer countries.

Fox News - Business - 8 hours ago

Beaumont Hospital redeploys 26 frontline staff over Covid-19 vaccine refusal

Frontline staff had been temporarily moved ‘for protective measures’, says spokesman

Irish Times - Health - 9 hours ago

The Street - Costco stock gains on Q4 earnings beat, will limit key item purchases amid COVID disruption - 2 days ago

Costco said it will limit purchases of certain ‘key’ items in the months ahead amid what it called an “uptick in Delta-related demand” following solid...

Toronto Star - Business - 9 hours ago

Google's provider of at-home Covid-19 tests is now a $3 billion company traded on Nasdaq

Cue Health has grown rapidly by selling Covid-19 tests to customers like Google, a partnership that it's now expanding

CNBC - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Italy reports 44 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, 3,099 new cases

ROME: Italy reported 44 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday (Sep 26), compared with 50 the day before, the health ministry said, and the daily tally of new infections fell to 3,099 from 3,525. Italy has registered 130,697 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the seco

Channel NewsAsia - World - 9 hours ago

Gardai seek to join discussion on pandemic bonuses for frontline workers

Sinn Féin wants €200 voucher for everyone in country and extra bank holiday introduced

Irish Times - Health - 9 hours ago

CDC Director Doesn't 'Necessarily Have the Answer' on Yearly COVID-19 Booster Shots

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said she doesn't have the answers on whether ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

John Key blasts Govt Covid-19 response

Sir John Key blasts Govt Covid-19 response - 'fear and hope is not a strategy". Video / Newstalk ZB

NZ Herald - Politics - 9 hours ago

Pandemic has changed employers' view of telehealth

Employers are now developing policies for healthy workplaces, including vaccine mandates and reconfigured office and workspaces.

Star Tribune - Business - 9 hours ago

Ghana receives 1.5M doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from...

Ghana receives 1.5M doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from Germany

Peninsula Qatar - World - 10 hours ago

Secretive region responds: The country with 'no Covid cases'

It's a country with 6 million people, so how is it possible they have 0 covid cases?

NZ Herald - World - 10 hours ago

Profiling coronavirus mutations help scientists find weak spots

Erica Ollmann Saphire spent the past year and a half profiling the coronavirus, creating intricate three-dimensional images in her San Diego lab to understand its most problematic features. That information is now revealing the pathogen’s weak spots and ways to exploit them.

Boston Globe - Business - 10 hours ago

Sask. heart, brain specialists brace as health-care slowdown worsens amid COVID-19 surge - Jason Warick - Canada - Saskatoon - | September 23 - |

The long list of types of medical care now on hold across Saskatchewan includes home care, rehabilitation and diabetes counselling, but also key brain and heart procedures.

CBC News - Health - 10 hours ago

Could Covid-19 eventually wane into the common cold? An Oxford vaccine creator thinks so -- By Sputnik -- Sep 23, 2021

Covid-19 will weaken over time and eventually become just like the other coronaviruses that cause the common cold, says Professor Sarah Gilbert.

Independent Online - Health - 11 hours ago

Business - Toronto Elevation Pictures' co-president Noah Segal on TIFF, diverse filmmaking and why he thinks people will always flock to the Big Screen despite streaming's pandemic moment - 1 day ago

Noah Segal talks to The Star about insuring movies, Elevation Pictures’ unexpected hits and why he’s big on the future of movie theatres

Toronto Star - Business - 11 hours ago

Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID-19 restrictions end

Police in Norway on Sunday reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country's big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled with people celebrating the end of COVID-19 restrictions that lasted for more than a year.

CTV News - World - 11 hours ago

France to up Covid vaccine donations

PARIS, France: France will double the number of vaccine doses it will send to poorer countries to 120 million, President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in a...

Manila Times - World - 12 hours ago

Transcript: Dr. Scott Gottlieb on the COVID-19 booster rollout -- The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

CBS News - Politics - 12 hours ago

UK records 32,417 new COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths

LONDON – Britain reported 32,417 cases

Euronews - World - 12 hours ago

Pfizer CEO says normal life will return within a year and adds we may need annual Covid shots

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said "within a year," normal life will return, and we may need annual Covid shots, in an interview on ABC's "This Week."

CNBC - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Pfizer CEO: COVID-19 vaccine data for kids will be submitted to FDA in 'days'

The children in the trials received two doses of their specially formulated vaccine or what amounted to about "one-fifth" of the size of the immunization.

New York Post - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Singapore Reports 1,939 Covid Cases, Highest Since April Last Year

Singapore's health ministry reported 1,939 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

NDTV - World - 12 hours ago

Tony Holohan says 'now is the right time' to ease Covid-19 measures in schools

A further 1,459 confirmed cases of Covid-19 reported with 296 in hospital

Irish Times - Health - 13 hours ago

David Byrne on the need for social gatherings -- The musician discusses the importance of collective rituals, such as concerts, which have been denied us during the pandemic lockdown, and how their return is part of our healing.

The musician discusses the importance of collective rituals, such as concerts, which have been denied us during the pandemic lockdown, and how their return is part of our healing.

CBS News - Entertainment - 14 hours ago

Six more deaths with Covid-19 and 1,030 new cases

The total number of deaths with coronavirus in NI since the start of the pandemic is 2,544.

BBC News - Health - 14 hours ago

Foreign investment will help post-pandemic employment drive - Varadkar

Tánaiste’s heads to US as future of Ireland’s corporate tax rate remains uncertain

Irish Times - Politics - 14 hours ago

Community Covid-19 cases drop below 50 in Qatar on Sept 26

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today reported 67 new cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) and 125 people recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of people recovered in Qatar to 234,259.

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

CDC director overrules advisory panel, paving way for wider use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters -- Health -- |

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, some adults with underlying medical conditions, and some adults in high-risk working and institutional settings.

CBC News - World - 2 days ago

L.A. police, fire agencies hotbeds of vaccine opposition — and coronavirus outbreaks

Los Angeles County health officials have identified hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks at police and fire agencies since the start of the pandemic, according to county data.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 16 hours ago

Over 50 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine injected in Iran

TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – The Iranian Health Ministry said on Sunday that more than 50 million jabs of COVID-19 vaccines have been injected across the country.

Mehr News Agency - Top Stories - 16 hours ago

3D-printed needlepatches could deliver Covid-19 DNA vaccine -- By Wesley Diphoko

Scientists at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a needlepatch that may replace the syringe as a vaccination method.

Independent Online - Technology - 16 hours ago

Matthew Barnett: What motivates us to stay and serve COVID-ravaged Los Angeles

The pandemic has hit the city of Los Angeles in unprecedented ways, the battle being waged on two fronts: the loss of lives through the virus and the loss of livelihoods.

Fox News - Top Stories - 17 hours ago

World -- A daily pill to treat COVID could be just months away, scientists say

At least three promising antivirals for COVID-19 are being tested in clinical trials, with results expected as soon as late fall or winter.

Toronto Star - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Hundreds protest over new Covid-19 pass to enter bars, restaurants in the Netherlands -- By Reuters -- Sep 25, 2021

Protesters gathered to march against the introduction of a ’corona pass’ in the Netherlands on Saturday as proof of Covid-19 vaccination became compulsory to get into bars, restaurants, theatres and other venues.

Independent Online - World - 17 hours ago

DoH reports 20,755 new Covid cases

For the first time in a week, the Philippines went back to the 20,000-case level with 20,755 new infections reported on Sunday, pushing the total to 2.491 million.For the third...

Manila Times - Top Stories - 17 hours ago

Iran's import of COVID-19 vaccines exceeds 71mn doses: IRICA

TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) – The Deputy President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) for Technical and Customs Affairs said that the country imported over 71 million doses of coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccines since the outbreak.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 18 hours ago

Healthcare workers are burned out by the Covid-19 pandemic and need care themselves. But who will help the helpers?

Amid alarming reports about the number of medical staff in the UK who are in need of support, RT asks two experts about the impact of the health crisis on those on the frontline and what can be done to offer them aid.

Russia Today - Opinion - 19 hours ago

Entertainment - Opinion - Break out the fine dining! Chef Daniel Boulud's back with post-pandemic nourishment — for the soul, too! — at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel - 2 days ago

With celebrity chef Daniel Boulud back in the Toronto restaurant that bears his name — his first time over the border in almost a year and a half! — e...

Toronto Star - Entertainment - 19 hours ago

COVID vaccinated pregnant women pass protection to newborns: Study

The study authors observed the highest levels of antibodies in cord blood of mothers who were fully vaccinated

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 19 hours ago

Here's what I saw at America's memorial for the victims of COVID-19

Each of the handwritten tributes is a tear of specific, individual loss cried into an ocean of grief, Edward Keenan writes.

Toronto Star - World - 19 hours ago

Taoiseach: 'no issue' with principle of vaccinating children aged 5-plus against Covid-19

Remarks come as Pfizer and BioNTech say their Covid-19 vaccine is safe for use for children aged 5 to 11

Irish Times - Politics - 20 hours ago

Video 5 minutes 5 seconds -- Ros Atkins On... the ethics of Covid booster jabs

Ros Atkins looks at the ethics of Western countries rolling out Covid booster jabs while millions globally remain unvaccinated.

BBC News - Health - 22 hours ago

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

For Pfizer and Moderna, the boosters could be more profitable than the original doses because they won’t come with the R&D costs

Deccan Chronicle - Business - 23 hours ago

Australia's Victoria state records second-highest daily rise in COVID-19 cases

MELBOURNE: Australia's Victoria state reported 779 new COVID-19 infections and two deaths on Sunday (Sep 26), off the previous day's record high as the country's prime minister presses state leaders to be ready to reopen once they meet vaccination targets. The daily increase was still the state's second-hi

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 day ago

The fight to live with Covid-19 continues, pause or no pause

Health News -The record case numbers look like they may double in a week's time and continue shooting upwards.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

Americas -- El Salvador to begin giving third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -- September 25, 2021

El Salvador will begin administering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to various groups including the elderly, healthworkers and people with underlying health conditions, President Nayib Bukele said on Friday.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Asia Pacific -- S.Korea's daily COVID-19 cases top 3,000 for first time after holiday -- September 25, 2021

South Korea's daily COVID-19 infections topped 3,000 for the first time as an outbreak fuelled by this week's three-day holiday spreads, authorities said on Saturday.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- Cuba kicks off COVID-19 vaccine exports with shipment to Vietnam -- September 25, 2021

Cuba said on Saturday it had exported its three-shot Abdala coronavirus vaccine for the first time, sending an initial shipment to Vietnam as part of a contract to supply five million doses to the Southeast Asian country.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

N.Y. prepares for possible staff shortages as COVID vaccine mandate nears -- Governor Kathy Hochul said a state emergency declaration and other options are on standby to address any potential hospital staffing shortages.

Governor Kathy Hochul said a state emergency declaration and other options are on standby to address any potential hospital staffing shortages.

CBS News - Health - 1 day ago

World News -- Indian PM Modi touches on Afghanistan, pandemic in U.N. address -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched Saturday on the the situation in Afghanistan and the COVID-19 pandemic, among other issues in his U.N. address.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched Saturday on the the situation in Afghanistan and the COVID-19 pandemic, among other issues in his U.N. address.

UPI - World - 1 day ago

Federal judge deals blow to Covid-19 vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

As of Friday, 82 percent of department employees have been vaccinated, including 88 percent of teachers.

NBC News - US News - 1 day ago

Europe -- Dutch protest against COVID-19 vaccine pass to enter bars, restaurants

Hundreds of protesters marched against the introduction of a "corona pass" in the Netherlands on Saturday, as proof of COVID-19 vaccination became compulsory to get into bars, restaurants, theatres and other venues.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- U.S. administers 389.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC

The United States has administered 389,372,689 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 471,821,155 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Pandemic Slowdown Spurs the Biggest Hiring Push for Airline Pilots in Decades

U.S. airlines will need to hire at least 7,000 new pilots next year to fill the gaps created by retiring baby boomers and pandemic buyouts.

Epoch Times - Business - 1 day ago

Sir John Key: 'A national embarrassment' - 5 ideas to transform our Covid approach

OPINION: To get a different outcome we need a different strategy, writes the former PM.

NZ Herald - Opinion - 1 day ago

'I need an army': Across America, schools cram for their COVID tests

The United States has struggled with COVID testing since the earliest days of the pandemic. Now, nearly two years in — and weeks into another COVID-disrupted school year — school systems across the nation are struggling with the role of testing in keeping children safe and in class.

Chicago Tribune - US News - 1 day ago

Modi in US Updates: PM Modi hails COVID-19 warriors at Global Citizen event, says threat of climate change 'looming large'

Modi in US, UNGA summit LIVE Updates: For two years now, humanity is battling a once in a lifetime global pandemic. Our shared experience of fighting the pandemic has taught us we are stronger and better when we are together, said PM at Global Citizen event

First Post - World - 1 day ago

George Floyd Square COVID-19 vaccine drives target misinformation, mistrust

Community groups hope to remediate low vaccination rates in the historically Black community at 38th and Chicago.

Star Tribune - Health - 1 day ago

Jane Clifton: As Covid mutates, so does public policy - Govt concedes elimination is over

Listener: The only thing we can realistically now eliminate is Covid's severity.

NZ Herald - Opinion - 1 day ago

CDC: Schools With Mask Mandates See Fewer COVID-19 Outbreaks -- Daniel Politi

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published two studies that show masks can help protect children and prevent large outbreaks in schools.

Slate - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Narendra Modi at Global Citizen Live: From erasing scars of COVID-19 to music as muse, PM vows to end poverty, heal climate

Modi highlighted that one of the most pressing problems plaguing India was poverty and without alleviating it no worthwhile progress could be made

First Post - World - 1 day ago

COVID-Sick Zoo Lions Fed 'Tempting' Baby Food, Chicken Broth To Amp Up Appetites

Lions and tigers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

Huffington Post - Environment - 1 day ago

'You can't win that one': Trump suggests Fauci was UNFIREABLE, claims he did 'opposite' of what Covid adviser said

Former US president Donald Trump has said that, with regard to firing health adviser Anthony Fauci, he couldn’t “win,” though he proudly stated he had done the “opposite” of what the infectious-diseases expert had recommended.

Russia Today - US News - 1 day ago

COVID-19 in Florida: State reports 7,074 new cases; daily average lowest in nearly 10 weeks

Here are the updated statistics on COVID-19 in Florida including new cases, deaths, hospitalizations, testing positivity and vaccinations. Florida reported 7,074 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and increased its total death toll by eight, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Ireland ends mandatory Covid-19 hotel quarantine

No traveller arriving in the Republic from any country will now have to quarantine in a hotel.

BBC News - Health - 1 day ago

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle chow down on comfort food in Harlem, donate $25K to COVID-19 relief fund

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continued their appearances around the Big Apple on Friday and ended up digging in to some comfort food in Harlem.

Fox News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

NI records five Covid-linked deaths, 1,120 cases

The total number of deaths with coronavirus in NI since the start of the pandemic is 2,538.

BBC News - Health - 1 day ago

Seattle brothers expand billion-dollar biotech company's focus to include COVID

SEATTLE — Harlan and Chad Robins started Seattle-based Adaptive Biotechnologies 12 years ago to find a cure for cancer. Now, they have broadened their mission to take on COVID-19.

The Columbian - Business - 1 day ago

Nursing home in Washington state struggling to contain COVID outbreak that has infected 74 people

A nursing home in Washington state is struggling to battle back a coronavirus outbreak that has so far claimed the lives of five people.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

What are the potential side effects of having a COVID vaccine?

Misinformation about COVID vaccines is slowing down their roll-out. This is what you can realistically expect to happen after a dose.

Euronews - Business - 1 day ago

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions in profits for drugmakers

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans’ protection against the virus.

The Baltimore Sun - US News - 1 day ago

Why firefighters are fighting Covid vaccine mandates

Officials pushed to have firefighters, who are often emergency medical providers, be among the first to receive the vaccines.

NBC News - Health - 1 day ago

'The View' host describes chaos on set after COVID scare during Harris visit

Ana Navarro described chaos on set of "The View" after she was rushed off the stage just minutes before Vice President Kamala Harris was set to appear live.

New York Post - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Concha blasts 'The View' hosts being pulled from set due to positive COVID tests

Fox News contributor tells ‘Fox & Friends’ chaos unfolded on-set ahead of ‘The View’ interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.

Fox News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Biden's pro-science pledge undermined by COVID booster episode

President Joe Biden campaigned as the pro-science candidate, promising not to let politics impede his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington Examiner - Politics - 1 day ago

Op-Ed: A lesson from Ebola in 2015 will be key to ending COVID-19

The success of vaccination hinges on health systems and delivery chains in the least-served nations of the world.

Los Angeles Times - Opinion - 1 day ago

Employees with positive COVID-19 antigen rapid test result entitled to paid sick leave: MOM

SINGAPORE: Those with a positive COVID-19 antigen rapid test (ART) result should be allowed to work from home if they are able to do so, read a tripartite advisory publish

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 1 day ago

One-third of initially vaccine hesitant ultimately obtain COVID-19 shot, study finds

Nearly one in three people who reported being reluctant to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine ultimately received at least one dose, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found.

UPI - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Idaho woman loses baby after coronavirus battle: report

A pregnant Idaho woman’s baby did not survive after she went into labor earlier this month while in a medically induced coma because of the coronavirus, according to a report.

Fox News - Health - 1 day ago

How Emmanuel Macron's COVID-19 vaccination details got leaked and why it is a concern

The French president’s QR code containing his immunity data -- including his date of birth and the vaccines he received -- was shared on social media

First Post - World - 1 day ago

Extraordinary moment hosts test positive for Covid live on-air

Panellists on The View tested positive for Covid seconds before Kamala Harris interview.

NZ Herald - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Tucker Carlson: This is proof Biden and his lackeys in the media are lying about COVID

Tucker Carlson reveals the science behind COVID, vaccines, and the shortage of healthcare workers at hospitals.

Fox News - Opinion - 2 days ago

NBA denies Warriors' Wiggins COVID-19 vaccination exemption request

The NBA has denied Andrew Wiggins' request for a vaccination exemption, leaving the Golden State Warriors swingman ineligible to play home games until he meets San Francisco's vaccination requirement.

CTV News - Sports - 2 days ago

San Diego's Cue Health, maker of fast COVID-19 tests used by the military, NBA lands $200M in IPO

Company has seen explosive demand not only from the Department of Defense but also Google and others.

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

After delay, Florida applies for pandemic food aid for low-income children

In a statement, DCF said it applied Thursday for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) that would provide a one-time benefit of $375 per child to eligible families.

Orlando Sentinel - Politics - 2 days ago

Childhood COVID-19 cases fall for second week, as experts say student quarantines, testing are curbing virus spread

With the number of Illinois children testing positive for COVID-19 declining for a second week in a row, some experts said Friday that student quarantines, testing and masking, while frustrating for some parents, are the only way to ensure schools remain open this fall.

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Government must support waiver of Covid vaccine patents

Intellectual property rules are currently blocking vaccine production

Irish Times - Opinion - 2 days ago

Opinion: School vaccine mandates are best path to a post-pandemic world

The U.S. remains enmeshed in a public health emergency.

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

Some gasoline stations in U.K. run out of fuel as pandemic supply chain crisis deepens -- Business

BP had to close some of its gas stations due to the driver shortages while queues formed at some Shell stations as pumps ran dry in some places.

CBC News - World - 2 days ago

Countries use COVID-19 at the UN assembly to make many points, serving as projection, promotional tool and proxy for other pressing issues

As the world at large has done for many months now, leaders struggled to connect the pandemic with the ways they wish to govern — and with the threats that face their attempts to do so.

Chicago Tribune - Politics - 2 days ago

Fall forward? As Illinois COVID-19 numbers improve, 'now is the time' to have some fun before 'winter bump'

As seasons change, the latest figures released by public health officials Friday show Illinois closed out its second COVID-19 summer in a more encouraging fashion than its first.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 2 days ago

Covid booster shots are rolling out. What does that mean for you?

Health care workers, teachers and other essential personnel should qualify for a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot, the CDC director said.

NBC News - Health - 2 days ago

COVID boosters: Latest on who can get one and how in the Bay Area

This week, the FDA and the CDC expanded their recommendations for who can get a COVID-19...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Biden vows to get Pfizer's COVID booster shot after CDC gives green light to 60 million Americans

The president said he’ll get a booster shot to set an example for a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.

New York Daily News - Politics - 2 days ago

Pritzker bumps up against the limits of the law in enforcing pandemic safety restrictions

Two teachers’ unions have supported the governor’s vax/test mandate. But several of their members are raising money to hire attorneys.

Chicago Sun-Times - Opinion - 2 days ago

Florida reports 2,340 COVID deaths, over 56,000 cases this week

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

Orlando Sentinel - US News - 2 days ago

As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X

Universal masking prevents some school outbreaks and lowers case rates.

Ars Technica - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Covid patient who left Letterkenny hospital and later returned, has died

Joe McCarron (75) was encouraged by anti-vaccination campaigners

Irish Times - Health - 2 days ago

'View' hosts Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro test positive for COVID minutes before Kamala Harris interview, making for awkward airtime: VIDEO

Friday’s episode of “The View” was thrown into upheaval just before Vice President Kamala Harris was set to appear. Co-hosts Sunny Hostin and guest co-host Ana Navarro were asked to leave the set of the daytime talk show during the broadcast just before Harris was about to be interviewed.

New York Daily News - US News - 2 days ago

White evangelicals lag in COVID-19 vaccine uptake, survey finds

U.S. counties with high populations of White evangelical Christians have low COVID-19 vaccination rates, according to a new survey.

Washington Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

How 'The View' Played Out When 2 Hosts on Set Were Diagnosed With COVID-19

It was a wild scramble on live television when two co-hosts from 'The View,' Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, were whisked off the set just moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was about to be interviewed.

Inside Edition - Entertainment - 2 days ago

Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens offer Pfizer COVID vaccine booster shot

Publix, Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Walgreens are offering booster shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine following CDC recommendations this week.

Orlando Sentinel - Politics - 2 days ago

Here's how many COVID-19 cases Lancaster County schools reported this week

The number of reported COVID-19 cases this week increased in at least eight Lancaster County school districts.

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 2 days ago

World News -- Greta Thunberg, activists in 70 nations call for urgent action against climate change -- Fridays for Future, an environmental movement for action to fight climate change, organized rallies in dozens of countries on Friday in the first mass event for the cause since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Fridays for Future, an environmental movement for action to fight climate change, organized rallies in dozens of countries on Friday in the first mass event for the cause since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

UPI - World - 2 days ago

California to offer COVID booster shots for teachers, healthcare workers, seniors

Following an L.A. County initiative, a coalition of public health experts from California and other Western states endorses offering COVID vaccine boosters.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 2 days ago

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases on the rise at LG Health

Just two months ago, health officials were characterizing breakthrough COVID-19 cases among the vaccinated as exceedingly rare, pointing to hospitalization and fatality data. But now with the number of breakthrough

Lancaster Online - World - 2 days ago

Anti-vax 'vigilantes' urge Covid patients to avoid hospitals

‘Vigilante medicine’, where traditional medicine is shunned in favour of bizarre online advice, is spreading

Independent UK - US News - 2 days ago

U.S. News -- CDC approves 3rd Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose for Americans over 65 or at high risk -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday approved a third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for Americans over 65 and for younger people vulnerable to infection due to their profession.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday approved a third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for Americans over 65 and for younger people vulnerable to infection due to their profession.

UPI - Health - 2 days ago

U.S. News - President Joe Biden: 'I'll be getting my booster shot' Sept. 24 (UPI) -- President Joe Biden on Friday said he plans to get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine one day after public health officials gave the final approval for the booster shot.

President Joe Biden on Friday said he plans to get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine one day after public health officials gave the final approval for the booster shot.

UPI - Health - 2 days ago

CDC director denies defying agency panel over COVID-19 booster recommendations

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky denied overruling an agency advisory committee that had reportedly refused to endorse Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots during a White House briefing Friday afternoon

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

Claire Trevett: The next Covid-19 monster Ardern will have to wrangle

To reopen the borders, the PM will need to tame the fear of Covid-19.

NZ Herald - Politics - 2 days ago

More than 400 D.C. Fire, EMS workers claim religious exemption from COVID-19 shots: Report

More than 400 D.C. Fire and EMS employees are seeking a religious exemption for COVID-19 vaccines, according to reports.

Washington Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

The airline recovery has been put on hold as Covid-19 strikes again

Even though the Delta variant has inconsistently affected various regions, it has managed to introduce an element of uncertainty that looks to reverse the comeback of business and international travel, and at least stall the growth in the domestic leisure market.

CNN - Opinion - 2 days ago

'The View' Co-Hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro Test Positive for COVID-19 and Leave Mid-Show | THR News

Two of the co-hosts on ABC’s The View tested positive for COVID-19 and had to leave the program mid-show on Friday.

Hollywood Reporter - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Biden administration expects smooth COVID booster rollout despite line-cutters

The Biden administration is confident COVID-19 booster shot distribution to limited groups will go smoothly despite no way to catch people who lie about their eligibility.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

'The View' pulls two hosts off the air over positive Covid tests, minutes before VP Harris interview

Two hosts of "The View" tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday moments before a sit-down interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.

CNBC - Top Stories - 2 days ago

US CDC backs COVID-19 boosters for high-risk workers, director...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and adults in high-risk working and institutional settings.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

Mexico to use only Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on at-risk kids

The COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech will be the only one used in Mexico for at-risk children aged 12-17, Mexico's deputy health minister said on Friday.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

Bolsonaro's son and two Brazil cabinet members test positive for Covid-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son and two members of his cabinet said on Friday that they had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing to four the number

NBC News - World - 2 days ago

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

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

Independent UK - Science - 2 days ago

Hydrogen Peroxide Is Not A COVID Cure, Asthma Organization Warns

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America said that breathing in hydrogen peroxide through nebulizers is "dangerous."

International Business Times - US News - 2 days ago

Biden urges COVID-19 booster shots for those now eligible

President Joe Biden on Friday urged those now eligible for boosters of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to get the added protection a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed the ext

The Columbian - Health - 2 days ago

Schools without mask mandates nearly four times as likely to see COVID-19 outbreak: CDC

Arizona schools that enacted mask mandates for students and staff before classes began were 3.7 times less likely to experience an outbreak of COVID-19 than schools without such mandates, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Washington Examiner - Health - 2 days ago

COVID and Dr. Google | EDITORIAL CARTOON

Drew Sheneman/ Tribune Content Agency

The Baltimore Sun - Opinion - 2 days ago

VP Kamala Harris interview on 'The View' delayed as hosts test positive for COVID

A live televised interview with Vice President Kamala Harris was delayed on Friday after two hosts of the “The View” learned they tested positive for COVID-19 moments before they were to interview her.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 2 days ago

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro Test Positive for COVID-19 Live on The View

Mere moments before Vice-President Kamala Harris was set to appear.

New York Magazine - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Boy (12) in Netherlands wins bid to get Covid-19 vaccine despite father's opposition

Court ruling comes as the country prepares to end social distancing rules from Saturday

Irish Times - World - 2 days ago

VP Harris' in-studio 'The View' interview goes on remotely after 2 hosts test positive for COVID-19

Co-host Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro both had to leave the set mid-show after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 2 days ago

Study: EKG may predict life-threatening illness in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Changes in heart function observed on electrocardiograms of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 or influenza can help predict a time frame for worsening health, a study says.

UPI - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Harris' TV visit takes strange turn after hosts contract COVID-19

Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were told to leave the set of 'The View' after testing...

SF Gate - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Biden says COVID-19 boosters will be free

Booster shots to bolster immunity against the coronavirus would be free and accessible, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday, one day after federal health agencies backed a booster rollout, and he pledged to get his own shot as soon as possible.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

Colorado Clinic Fined $40K for Marketing Ivermectin as Cure for COVID

"My office will hold accountable those who continue to break the law after they are told to stop," said Colorado Attorney General Phil Wesier.

Newsweek - Health - 2 days ago

Can I Get A COVID Booster Shot?

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

Huffington Post - Health - 2 days ago

Maryland COVID vaccine providers authorized to give booster shots to eligible past Pfizer recipients

Following recommendations by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for health care providers to administer COVID-19 booster shots to some Americans, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said state residents could begin registering for third-dose appointments immediately.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 2 days ago

Moderna to supply 20 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Peru

U.S. drugmaker Moderna Inc will supply 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to Peru, with deliveries starting in the first quarter of 2022.

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

Biden hails booster shots as next level in pandemic protection

President Biden spoke from the White House the morning after federal regulators approved COVID-19 booster shots for many Americans.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

CDC director endorses Pfizer Covid vaccine booster shot

Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky also OK'd them for high-risk workers.

NBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Businesses hit by new Covid-19 curbs to get $650m in govt support

Health News -Th support measures include wage subsidies and rental waivers for sectors like F&B and retail.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Business - 2 days ago

DeSantis acquires new COVID antibody treatment, does not correct ivermectin claim

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Florida will get 3,000 doses of the monoclonal antibody COVID treatment sotrovimab to make up for reduced supplies of the one manufactured by Regeneron. But he once again did not correct a false claim from someone speaking at one of his news conferences, this time a resident who said the horse deworming drug Ivermectin works as a COVID treatment.

Orlando Sentinel - Politics - 2 days ago

CDC director diverges from recommendation, endorses COVID-19 booster for millions of older Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.

CTV News - Health - 2 days ago

How Good Fat Co. managed to appeal to consumers by embracing the f-word - Although sales have slowed during COVID-19, CEO Suzie Yorke believes her food company is in perfect shape to meet the post-pandemic return of healthy eating

Although sales have slowed during COVID-19, CEO Suzie Yorke believes her food company is in perfect shape to meet the post-pandemic return of healthy eating

The Globe and Mail - Business - 2 days ago

Can You Get a Pfizer Booster Shot If You've Had Moderna COVID Vaccine?

The FDA authorized Pfizer booster shots this week, allowing groups such as teachers and health workers to get a third dose.

Newsweek - Health - 2 days ago

Third dose of Covid vaccine for vulnerable to begin next week

Vulnerable people set to receive third dose of vaccine from next week

Irish Times - Health - 2 days ago

Derry GP suspended over Covid-19 vaccine comments

Former Aontú councillor Dr Anne McCloskey given 18-month ‘interim’ suspension

Irish Times - Health - 2 days ago

Covid-19 vaccine boosters can begin for some US adults as CDC partially diverges from its advisers' recommendations

Following days of lengthy debate among vaccine experts, booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can now be officially administered to some adults in the United States.

New York Magazine - US News - 2 days ago

2 Bay Area school districts approve COVID vaccine mandate

They're the first in Northern California.

SF Gate - Politics - 2 days ago

Grocery prices expected to remain high as pandemic roils supply chains

Inflation for all goods and services has been on the rise.

Washington Examiner - Business - 2 days ago

CDC chief overrules panel to clear Pfizer Covid boosters for front-line workers

The director of the CDC overruled a panel of advisors in clearing the distribution of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 booster shots to a wide swath of Americans.

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

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

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

First Post - Technology - 2 days ago

Explainer - Ontario vaccine passport: How to access your COVID-19 immunization receipt and where it's required

Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine passport system came into effect on Sept. 22 to access non-essential businesses such as restaurants, bars, gyms, cinemas. Here’s what you need to know about the rules and exemptions

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Just weeks into the academic year, school nurses are already stressed by COVID-19 pandemic, shortages

School nurses in the Baltimore area are shouldering pandemic duties on top of their day jobs and are burning out just weeks into the new year.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 2 days ago

Want a medical exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine? Good luck. -- Valid medical conditions that might excuse someone are "very, very rare -- like one in a million," one disease expert said.

Valid medical conditions that might excuse someone are "very, very rare -- like one in a million," one disease expert said.

CBS News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

When and Where to Get a Pfizer COVID Booster Shot

In an effort to boost people's coronavirus defenses, the CDC has endorsed extra shots for some U.S. adults.

Newsweek - Technology - 2 days ago

The week that Sydney turned the corner on COVID-19

The number of cases has peaked and vaccination is racing ahead faster than expected. NSW can start to look to the future with confidence.

Sydney Morning Herald - Opinion - 2 days ago

Some F&B businesses hit by recent spike in COVID-19 cases, malls see little change in footfall

SINGAPORE: The recent spike in COVID-19 cases has hit some food and beverage (F&B) businesses hard, but others say that things have remained as per normal, with malls observing little change in footfall. Singapore's daily COVID-19 caseload on Sep 18 crossed the 1,000-mark for the first time since Apr 2

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 2 days ago

U.S. News -- CDC panel recommends Pfizer booster shot for those over 65, high-risk groups -- A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel on Thursday voted to recommend a third Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot for those over 65 and certain groups with underlying medical conditions.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel on Thursday voted to recommend a third Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot for those over 65 and certain groups with underlying medical conditions.

UPI - Health - 2 days ago

Long-term care outbreaks are rising, and provinces have different strategies for keeping COVID-19 out

As the fourth wave continues across Canada and community spread climbs, outbreaks are also on the rise inside Canada’s long-term care homes, leading experts to stress the importance of staff being vaccinated — an issue which varies province to province.

CTV News - Health - 3 days ago

Clark County records 25 new COVID-19 deaths, setting a new record - Free

Clark County recorded 25 deaths from COVID-19 this week, setting a new record, as new cases and hospitalizations dipped slightly from last week's levels, according to the latest data from Clark C

The Columbian - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Coronavirus course correct? State's recovery steers $44 million to ailing businesses, the unemployed, at-risk youth

The individual programs announced Thursday aren’t "the goals in and of themselves, but they are the key components of our recovery from the pandemic and our commitment to build a better Illinois for everyone," Pritzker said.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 3 days ago

Govt monitoring hospital capacity closely as Covid-19 cases remain high

Politics News -The Government may have to impose more restrictions if the Covid-19 situation worsens.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - Politics - 3 days ago

California plans dramatic push of COVID-19 booster shots, vaccinations

One day after the FDA authorized offering booster shots of Pfizer's COVID vaccine, California unveils a plan to ramp up inoculation rates.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

Thousands of San Diegans have already gotten COVID boosters, ahead of CDC decision

Many are seeking extra doses through local pharmacies and health systems, even though public health officials have yet to agree on a plan for rolling out booster shots.

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

Cloud kitchens gain traction in Indonesia as pandemic drives demand

JAKARTA: The COVID-19 pandemic was raging when Nurul Fauzia decided to open her own food business in December last year selling pastries and puddings. She needed to supplement her income after her pilot husband had his salary reduced.

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 3 days ago

Covid cases are slowly on the decline. Here's what the next few months could look like.

New cases have been gradually dropping nationwide, although experts caution that new infections are still at a high rate and further decline will be slow.

NBC News - Health - 3 days ago

US sets the stage for COVID-19 booster shots, as government advisers recommend booster doses for millions of older, vulnerable Americans

The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 stood on the verge of a major new phase as government advisers Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans — despite doubts the extra shots will do much to slow the pandemic.

Chicago Tribune - US News - 3 days ago

Doctor Gets Death Threat for Not Giving Ivermectin to COVID-19 Patient

Idaho health care workers say they're tired of being demonized by conspiracy theorists who think that COVID-19 is a hoax and the vaccine is an experimental form of government control.

Newsweek - Health - 3 days ago

U.S. sets the stage for COVID booster shots for millions

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said boosters should be offered to people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 days ago

FDA deploying 'fast-track' arsenal against COVID-19

Food and Drug Administration officials said in July that Pfizer's application for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine would enjoy

Washington Times - Top Stories - 3 days ago

NIH Director Collins calls Israeli Covid vaccine booster data 'impressive'

The National Institutes of Health director called Israel's data on Covid vaccine booster shots "impressive," saying it shows a tenfold reduction in infection.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

As COVID-19 vaccines for kids get closer, experts weigh up how to reassure parents -- Radio -- - -- The Current

Health Canada could approve a vaccine for kids under 12 by Halloween, said Dr. Kashif Pirzada. But whenever approval comes, "we should pull out all the stops and get these shots into little arms as quickly as possible," he said.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Gov. Hochul joins Buffalo Bills, N.Y. Giants, Jets as they urge fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19

New York Jets, Giants, and Buffalo Bills joined Gov. Kathy Hochul as she announced a new vaccine incentive program that offers free tickets to upcoming home games as prizes.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 days ago

Moderna CEO sees pandemic over in a year

Stéphane Bancel says with increased vaccine production ensuring global supplies, enough doses should be available by mid-2022 so that 'everyone on this earth can be vaccinated', adding that inoculations will soon be offered to infants as well

YNET News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

DoorDash's Andy Fang on international expansion and post-pandemic delivery

DoorDash co-founder and CTO Andy Fang on international expansion and post-pandemic delivery behaviors that extend to grocery, alcohol, flowers and so much more.

CNBC - Technology - 3 days ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 3 days ago

US jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market’s recovery, at least temporarily.

Chicago Tribune - Business - 3 days ago

Fauci says "dark winter" can be avoided if more are vaccinated -- On this week's "The Takeout" podcast, Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about what to expect this winter from COVID-19, vaccinations and booster shots.

On this week's "The Takeout" podcast, Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about what to expect this winter from COVID-19, vaccinations and booster shots.

CBS News - Health - 3 days ago

U.S. News -- Florida makes quarantine optional for asymptomatic students -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said it will be up to parents to decide if their children who do not exhibit symptoms should stay home after coming into close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said it will be up to parents to decide if their children who do not exhibit symptoms should stay home after coming into close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

UPI - Health - 3 days ago

Dump COVID vaccine religious exemptions. There is no Church of Moderna Disbelievers | Editorial

If the definition of religious beliefs were contained to major, established religions, there would basically be no exemptions because no major religion bans vaccination against COVID-19 or other diseases.

Orlando Sentinel - Opinion - 3 days ago

Florida says asymptotic kids exposed to Covid can attend school

The new Florida surgeon general and Gov. DeSantis say schools can allow asymptomatic kids that were exposed to Covid-19 to attend school. CNN's Nick Valencia reports.

CNN - US News - 3 days ago

Sask. doctor calls for lockdown as COVID-19 begins pushing ICUs to the limit -- Alexander Quon -- |

Over the weekend and Monday, Saskatchewan broke records of daily case counts, hospitalizations and the number of patients with COVID-19 in intensive care.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Has delta variant has led to a surge in COVID infections...

The sheer numbers can make it seem like children are getting sicker with the delta...

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 3 days ago

African Leaders Condemn COVID Vaccine Disparity in United Nations Speeches

"It is an indictment on humanity that more than 82 percent of the world's vaccine doses have been acquired by wealthy countries," South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Newsweek - Health - 3 days ago

Don't leave COVID-19 quarantine choice to parents | Letters

Other letter-writers discuss the new state surgeon general, Rick Scott's view of the debt ceiling and the freedom not to vaccinate.

Orlando Sentinel - Opinion - 3 days ago

Office vacancies at highest levels since 1994 amid new supply, pandemic concerns

TORONTO - Office vacancies in Canada were at the highest level in decades this quarter as new supply continued to come onto the market while the fourt...

Toronto Star - Business - 3 days ago

Covid vaccines don't increase risk of miscarriage or birth defects, CDC says

The CDC tracked 1,613 pregnant women who received a Covid-19 vaccine, 30% of whom were vaccinated in the second trimester with the rest in the third trimester.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Cineplex's pandemic response was similar to prospective buyer, other retailers: CEO

TORONTO - The chief executive of Cineplex Inc. says his company’s decision to slow payments to film studios and seek rent deferrals and abatements dur...

Toronto Star - Entertainment - 3 days ago

New York health chief, defender of Cuomo COVID policies, resigning

New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

Fox News - Health - 3 days ago

Pandemic bonus: Taoiseach says there may be a combination of pay and time off, including for retail staff

Bonus for public sector could top €1bn, warns Minister for Public Expenditure

Irish Times - Politics - 3 days ago

Watch live: CDC panel votes on who should get Pfizer Covid booster shot after FDA OK

A key CDC advisory group is meeting Thursday to debate and vote on exactly who should get booster shots of Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Darden sales top pre-pandemic levels, but COVID contact tracing causes staffing issues

Orlando-based Darden Restaurants’ sales are up over pre-pandemic levels despite the Delta variant of coronavirus, but contact tracing is causing staffing issues in its eateries.

Orlando Sentinel - Business - 3 days ago

Woman who died of Covid 'given vaccine certificate four months later'

Madhya Pradesh case is one of several irregularities reported in local media on day when India strove to set a world record for vaccinations

Independent UK - World - 3 days ago

AstraZeneca picks up vaccine platform originally intended for Covid

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

Independent UK - Science - 3 days ago

Ford calls for patience as Ontario's vaccine certificate system kicks in, 463 new COVID-19 cases logged -- Canada -- - -- Toronto -- |

Ontario Premier Doug Ford called for patience Wednesday as the province's vaccine passport system went into effect, and asked for residents to respect the new verification program.

CBC News - Health - 3 days ago

Animated series Family Guy's PSA on COVID-19 vaccines wins praise on social media

In the three-minute video Peter Griffin is seen in a doctor’s chamber but is debating whether or not to get vaccinated. 'God, I hate getting shot. Why do I have to get this stupid vaccine anyway?' says Peter at the doctor’s office

First Post - Entertainment - 3 days ago

Pandemic lumber boom burnt itself out — and consumers poised to benefit now -- Amanda Stephenson -- Business -- |

Homeowners who resisted the urge to renovate during the first 18 months of the pandemic may find now is their chance, as lumber prices that soared to dizzying heights in the spring have crashed back down to earth.

CBC News - Business - 3 days ago

FDA authorizes booster shots of Pfizer vaccine for elderly and others at high risk from COVID-19

Federal regulators granted public access to a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to boost waning immunity for seniors over 65 and other vulnerable adults, setting the Biden administration up to deliver on its promise to get extra shots to the adult population.

Washington Examiner - Health - 3 days ago

China's new Covid vaccine is 79% effective against Delta, company says

The SCB-2019 vaccine candidate shows 67 per cent efficacy against coronavirus infections of any severity caused by any strain, according to the study

Independent UK - World - 3 days ago

U.S. jobless claims tick up from near a pandemic low

Overall, 2.8 million Americans were receiving unemployment benefits during the week of Sept. 11, up by 131,000 from the week before.

New York Daily News - Politics - 3 days ago

U.S. News -- FDA approves Pfizer COVID-19 booster for people older than 65, high-risk individuals -- The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday granted emergency approval for a third booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people older than 65 or at high risk for the virus.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday granted emergency approval for a third booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people older than 65 or at high risk for the virus.

UPI - Health - 3 days ago

Infants accidentally administered COVID vaccines in Turkey, professor claims

A Turkish professor has claimed that some infants have accidentally been given coronavirus vaccines instead of the vaccines normally administered in early childhood at some community healthcare centers in Turkey but said the vaccines produced no side effects, in remarks that led to public outrage. Professor Zafer Kurugöl, a member of the medical faculty at […]

Turkish Minute - Top Stories - 3 days ago

FDA backs Pfizer Covid booster shots for older and vulnerable people

The CDC's vaccine advisory committee is now expected to vote Thursday afternoon on the FDA's proposal.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Concerns rise in Government over pandemic rewards

Union claim for 10 days’ leave for health staff could cost €377m, HSE estimates

Irish Times - Politics - 3 days ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 3 days ago

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

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

CBS News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Education Ministry to deny pay from unvaccinated teachers who decline COVID testing

Teaching staff will not be allowed on school premises starting Oct. 3 unless they present proof of vaccination or recovery, or recent coronavirus test and will be given 'unjustified absence'

YNET News - Science - 3 days ago

An emigrant's pandemic: Covid took our livelihood away and laid waste to our plans

Early on Malaysia coped well. But the situation is much worse than it was a year ago

Irish Times - Top Stories - 3 days ago

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

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

NDTV - Science - 3 days ago

Biden says US donating 'historic' extra 500 million Covid vaccines

US President Joe Biden addressed a Covid-19 summit of world leaders Wednesday (22 September) with a promise to donate a "historic" extra 500 million vaccines to countries struggling to overcome the pandemic.

Euractiv - World - 3 days ago

'Mix and match' approach to COVID-19 vaccines could help boost effectiveness

‘Mix and match’ or heterologous vaccination strategy split the scientists over the usage of different vaccines against covid. While some argue that this would boost the protection others say that more evidence is needed.

Euractiv - Health - 3 days ago

Co-worshipping: Churches share worship hall amid pandemic

Co-worshipping: Churches share worship hall amid pandemic

Korea Times - Entertainment - 3 days ago

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

Under the FDA authorization, vaccinated Americans are eligible for a third dose six months after receiving their second Pfizer shot

Deccan Chronicle - World - 4 days ago

I'm a Celebrity staff member's Covid breach sends 135,000 Australians into seven-day lockdown

Police allege the make-up artist was in breach of the conditions of her exemption to travel by visiting several businesses and venues

Telegraph UK - World - 4 days ago

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Boosters for People 65 and Older and Those at High Risk for Severe Covid-19

The agency said booster shots can be given to individuals at least six months after they receive their first 2-dose series and any time after that.

Gizmodo - Technology - 4 days ago

Pandemic has affected poor more: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Das called for a more inclusive and sustainable growth

Deccan Chronicle - Business - 4 days ago

Wicomico board supports masks in schools; Covid-19 cases continue to surge

With Covid-19 cases surging locally, Wicomico County Board of Education members adopted the state mask mandate for public school classrooms in a 5-2 vote, despite vocal opposition from parents in the …

Bay to Bay News - Top Stories - 4 days ago

FDA nod for Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk but hurdles remain

The US has already authorised third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for certain people with weakened immune systems such as cancer patients and transplant recipientsThe US has already authorised third doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for certain people with weakened immune systems such as cancer patients and transplant recipients

First Post - Health - 4 days ago

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

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

International The News - Health - 4 days ago

L.A. teachers to receive 5% raise, pandemic-related bonuses under tentative agreement

The new agreement also approves a policy that allows quarantined students to receive live instruction.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

A tiny union sets a standard for protecting workers' rights while beating back COVID

The first priority of organized labor, if they care about the health of their members, should be to find union-friendly ways to make vaccine mandates work.

Chicago Sun-Times - Opinion - 4 days ago

Tampa Bay Buccaneers put star WR Antonio Brown on COVID-19 list

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Antonio Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, the team announced.

UPI - Sports - 4 days ago

FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors and those at high risk

The U.S. has moved a step closer to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to seniors and others at high risk from the virus.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 4 days ago

U.S., EU to boost global Covid vaccinations amid criticism wealthy nations hoard shots

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced a partnership between the United States and the European Union to further global Covid-19 vaccination efforts as wealthy nations pull far ahead in their inoculation rates.

CNBC - Politics - 4 days ago

Money isn't the problem. COVID-19 creates a dire U.S. shortage of teachers and school staff

Schools have welcomed students back to classrooms but face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.

Los Angeles Times - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Lost to COVID: Summer delta wave puts Florida in top 10 states for pandemic deaths

“When we lost my father, we became one of the statistics,” said Yariela Borras, a Kissimmee resident who lost her father in August to COVID-19.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 4 days ago

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

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

Inside Edition - Health - 4 days ago

As morbidity persists, severe COVID patients getting younger

Younger Israelis less likely to be immunized with all three vaccine doses; unvaccinated account for almost 80% of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in September, almost twice their relative share of the population

YNET News - Science - 4 days ago

Colorado buys up millions of rapid home tests as state COVID-19 trends begin to turn corner

Colorado will make rapid COVID-19 at-home tests available to residents free of charge, a measure the state anticipates will further decrease hospitalizations.

Washington Examiner - Health - 4 days ago

Biden administration 'strongly opposes' honorable discharge for service members who refuse COVID-19 vaccine

The Biden administration has come out against an amendment to the defense budget that would prevent the Pentagon from dishonorably discharging service members who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Washington Examiner - Health - 4 days ago

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

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

Independent UK - Science - 4 days ago

Covid-19: US to donate additional 500m vaccines to world's poorest nations

Biden urges world leaders at virtual summit to ‘go big’ in closing global vaccination gap

Irish Times - World - 4 days ago

Biden doubles U.S. global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70

The Columbian - Health - 4 days ago

Florida's new surgeon general: A well-educated COVID crank | Editorial

In hiring Dr. Joseph Ladapo as Florida's new surgeon general, the state gets a well-education COVID crank who's skeptical about vaccines and masks. What a disaster.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 4 days ago

CDC panel tackles who needs booster shot of COVID vaccine

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention convened on Wednesday to debate which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots and when — a question that has

The Columbian - Health - 4 days ago

Central Florida hospitals champion COVID-19 shot, but even some health care workers resist

Central Florida health care workers remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 even as Biden calls on hospitals and medical providers the vaccine.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 4 days ago

Poll workers say Elections Canada put them at risk of contracting COVID-19

A polling station officer says she was scared of contracting COVID-19 on Monday because Elections Canada didn't require workers to be fully vaccinated or allow them to request proof of a medical exemption from maskless voters.

CTV News - Politics - 4 days ago

Biden doubles US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

The stepped-up U.S. commitment marks the cornerstone of the global vaccination summit President Joe Biden convened virtually on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, where he encouraged well-off nations to do more to get the coronavirus under control.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 4 days ago

Family Guy explains COVID vaccines with Gal Gadot's help

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

YNET News - Entertainment - 4 days ago

Rome embraces cuddle culture as pandemic sparks need for human touch

Hugs won't come for free anymore, as Italians start a new kind of business with "cuddle shops", places where people will never run out of hugs...unless they run out of money...

Euronews - Entertainment - 4 days ago

Biden to double US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its purchase of...

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 4 days ago

Pret a Manger to open 200 stores in two years after Covid bounce back

Pret closed 30 stores and axed thousands of jobs early in the pandemic

Independent UK - Business - 4 days ago

COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north being flown elsewhere for care as local hospitals hit limits -- Canada -- - -- British Columbia -- |

Health officials are set to provide an update on COVID-19 in B.C. on Tuesday morning.

CBC News - Health - 4 days ago

J&J says second shot boosts protection for moderate to severe Covid-19 by 94% -- By Reuters

The data will help J&J make its case to US regulators for a booster shot even as the company stresses the durability of its single-shot vaccine as a tool to ease the global pandemic.

Independent Online - Health - 4 days ago

Coronavirus -- Anti-Vaccine Extremist From South Florida Who Hoped to Get COVID-19 Has "Brutal" Case

Laura Loomer said a case of COVID-19 would be like eating "bad fajitas." Now she's pleading for prayers.

Miami New Times - US News - 4 days ago

Cricket: First COVID case hits IPL, but Dubai match to go ahead

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Thangarasu Natarajan is first IPL player to test positive just ahead of match with Delhi Capitals.

Aljazeera - Sports - 4 days ago

Tired of woke politics, COVID vaccine mandates? There's a new job site for you

New job posting site Red Balloon connects job-seekers with employers that do not require COVID-19 vaccinations or force 'woke' culture in the workplace

Fox News - Business - 4 days ago

Special recognition pandemic payment for health staff could cost €377m

Health service says claim could be the most costly demand served on an Irish employer

Irish Times - Health - 4 days ago

Israel sees 4,800 new COVID cases, lowest infection rate since August

Health Ministry says contagion rate dropped to 4.6%, while R number dropped to 0.83; adds that over 70% of all COVID patients in serious condition have not been inoculated at all, while 8% of severely ill received the booster

YNET News - Science - 4 days ago

Forceful vaccine messages can backfire with holdouts -- A fevered pitch in COVID-19 vaccine messaging may make the holdouts even more resistant.

A fevered pitch in COVID-19 vaccine messaging may make the holdouts even more resistant.

UPI - Opinion - 4 days ago

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

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

First Post - Health - 4 days ago

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

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

NDTV - Science - 4 days ago

In policy U-Turn, Israel to purchase life-saving COVID drug

Health Ministry says it will obtain Regeneron after Ynet investigation revealed it was being withheld; treatment estimated to prevent serious illness if administered intravenously in early stages of infection

YNET News - Science - 4 days ago

WHO chief thanks India for resumption of COVID vaccine export

Ghebreyesus also said that the move will help WHO to reach its goal of 40 per cent vaccination in all countries by the end of the year

Deccan Chronicle - World - 4 days ago

Brazil's health minister COVID positive while attending UN

Marcelo Queiroga was the second member of the Brazilian delegation to test positive. He was reportedly staying in the same hotel as US President Joe Biden.

Sydney Morning Herald - World - 5 days ago

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

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

Sky News - Top Stories - 5 days ago

Orlando political, faith leaders mourn COVID-19 victims at vigil, encourage vaccinations

The vigil, organized by Orlando City Commissioner Bakari Burns in the heart of District 6, featured prayers by several local faith leaders.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 5 days ago

Harris County sued by doctor cleared of COVID-19 vaccine...

The lawsuit filed on Dr. Hasan Gokal’s behalf seeks unspecified damages.

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 5 days ago

Eva Longoria, America Ferrera's Poderistas to Release COVID-19 PSAs

The organization has partnered with the California Department of Public Health to encourage Latinas across the state to get the vaccine.

Hollywood Reporter - Politics - 5 days ago

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

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

Inside Edition - Health - 5 days ago

NHL's Blue Jackets Demote Player for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

Forward Zac Rinaldo, who Columbus signed to a two-way contract in June, was the second team employee penalized for his unwillingness to get vaccinated.

Newsweek - Sports - 5 days ago

Moderna working on combination COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu...

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was authorized for those aged 12 to 15 earlier this year.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 5 days ago

Pandemic causes childhood obesity to worsen

The more sedentary lifestyles children experienced during the pandemic have resulted in substantial weight gain.

Washington Examiner - Health - 5 days ago

How California turned the tide and achieved the lowest coronavirus transmission rate in the U.S.

While California has not reinstituted sweeping restrictions, the state and many local health departments have taken steps to tackle the Delta variant.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 5 days ago

Facebook shuts down network linked to German anti-COVID group,...

Facebook shuts down network linked to German anti-COVID group, launches rules on 'social harms'

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 5 days ago

Dreamforce returns to S.F. with daily COVID tests, masks and Foo Fighters

San Francisco’s Howard Street has been transformed once again into a high-tech summer...

San Francisco Chronicle - Business - 5 days ago

Comparing Covid-19 to the 'Spanish Flu' Just Shows How Badly We Screwed This One Up

There are many key differences between the 1918-1919 flu and the covid-19 pandemic, including in the tools we had to fight them.

Gizmodo - Technology - 5 days ago

Big demand makes COVID-fighting antibodies hard to get in California

Health officials in California are warning of shortages for monoclonal antibodies, which can keep COVID-19 patients from falling critically ill.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 5 days ago

Johnson & Johnson: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

Johnson & Johnson says a booster dose of its coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 5 days ago

California has the lowest coronavirus rate in the nation. Here's what we know

The state has been among the national leaders in lowest case rates for the last week, as the number of new coronavirus infections continues to drop.

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

J&J: Booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response

Johnson & Johnson released data showing that a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose

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

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Business - 5 days ago

Antibodies from original coronavirus strain don't bind to variants, claims study in Nature Communications journal

The finding, published in the journal Nature Communications, has implications for the ability of new variants to reinfect people who contracted earlier versions of the virus, as well as for the continuing efficacy of vaccines and the design of booster shots.

First Post - Health - 5 days ago

More than 79.74 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states and UTs, says Centre

Over 5.34 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

First Post - Health - 5 days ago

LETTERS -- Sept. 21: 'Bonnie Henry should err on the side of public health, rather than compromise lives by trying to minimize inconvenience.' Readers debate COVID-19 decisions, plus other letters to the editor

In today’s letters to the editor: the day after; B.C and Alberta and the pandemic; Canada left out of security pact; Canadian debt; Canadian innovation; immigration policy; Okay Blue Jays

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 5 days ago

No, gargling with iodine won't stop you from getting Covid-19 -- By The Conversation

Some people have claimed on social media that gargling with iodine can prevent the spread and severity of a Covid infection, suggesting it as an alternative to getting the vaccine.

Independent Online - Health - 5 days ago

Tucker Carlson: The military's COVID vaccine mandate amounts to a power grab

Tucker Carlson reveals what the real motivation is behind the Pentagon's COVID vaccine mandate.

Fox News - Opinion - 5 days ago

Hewlett Foundation nearly doubles arts funding to help pandemic-era innovations stick

The foundation is announcing a one-time increase of $17 million to its annual $20 million allocation to the performing arts.

San Francisco Chronicle - Entertainment - 6 days ago

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals -- Cambodia bat researchers on mission to track origin of COVID-19

Researchers are collecting samples from bats in northern Cambodia in a bid to understand the coronavirus pandemic, returning to a region where a very similar virus was found in the animals a decade ago.

Reuters - Science - 6 days ago

News media allowed to join lawsuit over Florida COVID data, judge rules

A judge ruled Monday to allow a group of national and state news media — including The New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press — to join a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Health over its decision to withhold detailed data on the COVID-19 pandemic from the public. Judge John Cooper also set a trial date for next week.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 6 days ago

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

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

Inside Edition - Health - 6 days ago

States bracing for confusion about coronavirus booster rollout

State health officials are bracing for confusion as they manage expectations about coronavirus boosters that President Joe Biden announced last month would be widely available to adults this week.

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

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 6 days ago

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

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

CTV News - Health - 6 days ago

Israel says 70% of severly ill COVID patients unvaccinated

Health Ministry says out of 708 patients currently hospitalized in severe condition, 473 appear to be unvaccinated; since the start of September, more than 158,700 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed in Israel

YNET News - Science - 6 days ago

Kids 5-11 appear safely protected by small doses of COVID vaccine, Pfizer says

The company aims to submit data to the FDA by the end of this month.

Ars Technica - Science - 6 days ago

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

Karikó, who is the vice-president of BioNTech, became best known for her work with mRNA technology that is used in the Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines.

Euronews - Technology - 6 days ago

Pfizer says its COVID vaccine safe for children aged 5-11

U.S. drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech say children ages 5 to 11 developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teens and young adults after receiving 2 doses of the vaccine; aim to request emergency use authorization

YNET News - Science - 6 days ago

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

Children to receive just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine

Independent UK - Science - 6 days ago

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11, will seek authorization

Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 6 days ago

Universities during the Covid crisis: Let's milk those student cash cows!

Here’s the new British university business model: charge students full price for their course and their campus accommodation, then deliver only around 15% of the course while restricting access to their digs

Russia Today - Opinion - 6 days ago

Vaccine bookings spike in Italy after COVID pass extended to all employees

Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy jumped last week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19 or be considered on unpaid leave.

Euractiv - Health - 6 days ago

Gottlieb says COVID origins may never be known -- The former FDA commissioner talked with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan about his upcoming book on COVID-19.

The former FDA commissioner talked with "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan about his upcoming book on COVID-19.

CBS News - Science - 7 days ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 7 days ago

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

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

Inside Edition - Health - 7 days ago

Puerto Ricans celebrate culture, music, and heritage during their first post-COVID parade

Puerto Ricans and allies gathered in downtown Orlando to celebrate the fifth installment of the Puerto Rican Parade and Festival in Central Florida.

Orlando Sentinel - Top Stories - 8 days ago

COVID-19 vaccination rates lag in younger Black and Latino residents in L.A. County

Vaccination rates among L.A. County Black residents up to age 49 remain below 50%, and among Latino residents in the same age group, below 60%.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

LAPD officers need COVID vaccine or negative coronavirus test to work overtime at big events

LAPD officers need COVID-19 vaccine cards or negative coronavirus tests to work big events that provide them extra money.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

Q&A: What's going on with COVID booster shots? A San Diego expert explains

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark Sawyer of Rady Children’s Hospital takes on many of the most common questions surrounding coronavirus boosters.

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

Two of Gavin Newsom's children test positive for coronavirus

Gov. Gaving Newsom and the rest of his family are not infected, according to the...

San Francisco Chronicle - Politics - 8 days ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Science - 9 days ago

Southern Baptist Convention mandates COVID-19 vaccine for its missionaries

The International Mission Board is requiring its missionaries get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Florida reports 2,468 COVID deaths, over 75,000 cases this week

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

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 9 days ago

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for elderly, high-risk

The vote Friday, 16-2, was a blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection against the virus amid the highly contagious delta variant.

Chicago Sun-Times - US News - 9 days ago

Many of the changes wrought by the pandemic in Maryland helped the disabled. Some don't want to give them up.

As Maryland reopens, some disabled people say they would like the option to remain virtual.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 9 days ago

FDA panel endorses Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine booster for people 65 and older, high-risk patients

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on Friday endorsed emergency approval for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot at least six months following the second dose among people ages 65 and older and those at high risk of occupational exposure and severe COVID-19.

Fox News - Health - 9 days ago

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

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

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 9 days ago

COVID-19 cases are falling. So why is L.A. imposing vaccine rules at bars, theme parks?

The steps are prudent, aimed at preventing — or at least lessening — an expected fall or winter wave of the coronavirus, officials say.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Trial begins over COVID-19 superspreader event at Austrian ski resort

A trial has opened in Austria over the government's handling of a massive coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort early in the pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Former Sainsbury's boss: Brexit will have a bigger impact than Covid

‘In two years time you are all going to realise Brexit was bigger news than Covid,’ Justin King warns

Independent UK - Business - 9 days ago

Italy makes COVID health pass mandatory for all workers, facing almost no opposition

The Italian government approved on Thursday (16 September) some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world, making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection.

Euractiv - Health - 9 days ago

Universal Studios, Six Flags visitors may have to show COVID-19 vaccine proof or test

Under a new L.A. County health order set to be issued this week, such verification will be necessary for attendees of large theme parks and outdoor “mega events” — those with 10,000-plus attendees — starting Oct. 7.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 10 days ago

Nearly 30% of Winter Park employees didn't show COVID-19 vaccination proof, must be tested weekly

The weekly testing protocol for unvaccinated Winter Park employees begins Monday. Repeated violations could lead to termination.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 10 days ago

COVID vaccine booster increases virus immunity by 10 times, study shows

Study conducted by top Israeli medical research centers, which examined over a million Israelis aged 60+, also shows third jab takes full effect 12 days after administration and not 7 as was initially estimated

YNET News - Science - 10 days ago

2022 Gay Games postponed for a year due to 'uncertainty' over travel restrictions amid pandemic

“After much internal deliberation and in consultation with the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) leadership and board, it has been decided that Gay Games 11, originally scheduled for November 2022, will be postponed to November 2023 in Hong Kong.”

New York Daily News - World - 10 days ago

Just a year into the job, Baltimore's health commissioner faced the COVID crisis. How has she helped lead the city through the pandemic?

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, a reserved, mild-mannered pediatrician, found herself in the driver’s seat of a vulnerable city’s response to a pandemic.

The Baltimore Sun - Politics - 10 days ago

Countries making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory

In some of the strictest measures in the world, Italy will require a COVID health pass from all workers.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 10 days ago

Who gets a COVID-19 vaccine booster? For now it depends on where you live

As federal regulators debate who gets a COVID-19 vaccine booster, Maryland has taken its own steps.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 10 days ago

Some vaccine platforms can be easier adapted to new COVID-19 variants

For now, vaccines are capable of dealing with SARS-CoV-2 virus variants circulating in the world. But as new variants potentially emerge vaccines might need to be adapted to fight the new strains.

Euractiv - Health - 10 days ago

Maryland surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths; Hogan orders state flags lowered to half-staff in remembrance

More than 10,000 Marylanders have been killed by COVID-19 as of Thursday, a once-unthinkable death toll reflecting the severity of a pandemic that has killed millions more worldwide.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 10 days ago

Going to a Chicago Bears game? What you need to know about Soldier Field, including the COVID-19 guidelines and where to park — and tailgate.

Welcome back to Soldier Field, Chicago Bears fans. Here are some tips on how to buy tickets, get to the stadium and follow COVID-19 guidelines while you’re there.

Chicago Tribune - Sports - 10 days ago

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

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

NDTV - Science - 10 days ago

Reinventing business in Delaware: Pandemic forces workplace adjustments

DOVER — Companies big and small throughout Delaware have had to rethink the way they conduct business, and even how they set up their workplaces, throughout the COVID-19 …

Bay to Bay News - Business - 11 days ago

Cuba seeks to commercially produce its Covid vaccines after WHO approval

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

International The News - Health - 11 days ago

How 'private-equity titans' tapped billions in federal Covid relief

Some $1.2 billion of PPP and other relief money targeted at small businesses went to companies backed by large and well-funded private-equity firms.

NBC News - Business - 11 days ago

Republicans in at least 26 states have rolled back public health powers amid pandemic

Republican legislators in at least 26 states have taken away powers used by state and local officials to fight infectious diseases.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 11 days ago

Dr. Phillips Center to require negative COVID-19 tests or vaccination proof

Along with a ticket, patrons of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will need a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to attend a show.

Orlando Sentinel - Entertainment - 11 days ago

Russian Sputnik Light Covid vaccine authorized in Iran: RDIF

TEHRAN, Sep. 15 (MNA) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran has approved the Russian-made single-shot Sputnik Light Covid-19 vaccine.

Mehr News Agency - Technology - 11 days ago

Pregnant women and children with HIV in Ghana struggle to access lifesaving medicine during pandemic

Ghana faces an acute shortage of antiretroviral drugs, endangering the health and the lives of tens of thousands of HIV-positive children and pregnant women. Health officials say this has pushed

PRI - Politics - 11 days ago

Israel records 9,500 new COVID cases on Tuesday

Health Ministry says 650 people hospitalized in serious condition,172 of them on ventilators; notes 40% of newly confirmed cases in children under the age of 11 and only 4% in the over 60 population; IDF says true picture of morbidity expected only after holidays

YNET News - Science - 11 days ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 11 days ago

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

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

Sky News - Top Stories - 11 days ago

No, The COVID Vaccine Won't Do Anything Weird To Your Testicles

Despite what Nicki Minaj tweeted, there's no evidence that the shots cause impotence or other sexual health problems.

Huffington Post - Health - 12 days ago

Composer Karen LeFrak's 'Gratitude' Is Dedicated to COVID-19 Frontline Workers

“It’s dedicated to all the frontline workers who gave up their time and energy to help those who were ill from the virus,” Karen LeFrak told Inside Edition.

Inside Edition - Entertainment - 12 days ago

More workers are facing mandatory Covid vaccination or no job

The question of one's vaccination status is becoming increasingly relevant and, in an increasing number of cases, a condition of employment.

CNBC - World - 12 days ago

Top health official says 4th COVID wave at peak as Israel sees over 10,000 new cases

Health Ministry says hospitals currently treating 687 serious patients; COVID reproduction number remains above 1; Health Ministry DG tells Knesset current morbidity rate making it impossible to say whether there is a decline in infections

YNET News - Science - 12 days ago

English study finds long Covid affects up to 1 in 7 children...

As many as 1 in 7 children may have symptoms linked to the coronavirus months after testing positive for COVID-19, the authors of an English study on long COVID in adolescents said on Wednesday.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 12 days ago

How Covid-19 reinvigorated the need for stem...

The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked a digital revolution across the world, specifically in the Arab region – connecting people and providing them with access to a wealth of data, information, and media.

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 12 days ago

Israeli study finds children at risk for long-COVID symptoms

Health Ministry says that based on a telephone survey of parents, children between ages 3-18 who suffered a symptomatic bout of the coronavirus, were more likely to experience the symptoms for at least 6 more months

YNET News - Science - 12 days ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Health - 13 days ago

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

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

Inside Edition - Health - 13 days ago

How the Pandemic Helped Us Recover From the Great Recession -- Seth Stevenson

Some industries are having their best years since 2006, but will it last?

Slate - Business - 13 days ago

Baltimore-area school districts are publicizing COVID cases and quarantines differently. Here's why it may look uneven.

Experts say coronavirus data dashboards for Maryland schools may paint a confusing picture for parents trying to understand the risks associated with students going back into classrooms.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 13 days ago

What Happens If You Get Your Flu Shot And COVID Booster At The Same Time?

Here's what we know about timing coronavirus and influenza vaccines, and what you should do when it's your turn.

Huffington Post - Health - 13 days ago

For those looking for evidence COVID vaccines protect against death, the latest numbers are encouraging

Fully-vaccinated people still had a far lower age-adjusted mortality rate, but the gap is less dramatic than some headline figures might suggest.

Sky News - Top Stories - 13 days ago

Atlanta zoo treating 13 gorillas for COVID-19

A Georgia zoo is treating 13 western lowland gorillas who have tested positive for COVID-19 after displaying symptoms.

Fox News - Science - 14 days ago

Israel's COVID reproduction number, severe cases spike yet again

Health Ministry says the country's number of critically ill patients rises to 697, while virus' 'R number' is up 0.96, compared to 0.85 reported last week; Israel's contagion rate remains stable at 6.60% despite infections among pilgrims returning from Uman

YNET News - Science - 14 days ago

Uman pilgrims 'majority' of Ben Gurion Airport's newly diagnosed COVID cases

According to data obtained by Ynet, 1,500 out of 16,000 pilgrims tested positive for COVID on Thursday and Friday; pilgrims were allowed to travel to Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah despite warning from coronavirus czar of new infection wave

YNET News - Science - 14 days ago

Thousands protest against mandatory Covid-19 health pass in France

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

International The News - Health - 15 days ago

Should the FDA move faster on COVID-19 vaccines for young children?

With the Delta variant surging, pediatricians and others are urging the FDA to move faster on COVID-19 vaccines for young children.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 15 days ago

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

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

CTV News - Business - 16 days ago

Elizabeth Holmes trial delayed after juror potentially exposed to Covid

Juror #9 indicated he may have been exposed over the holiday weekend but was not experiencing symptoms.

NBC News - Business - 16 days ago

India vs England fifth Test cancelled due to COVID concerns

Due to fears of a surge in COVID cases inside the tourist camp, India are unable to field a team

International The News - Sports - 16 days ago

Why are Covid cases so high despite vaccination rates? Blame the delta variant

The number of Covid cases being recorded daily in the West remains high, and even resembles earlier peaks at different points during the pandemic.

CNBC - World - 16 days ago

Rail commuting two-thirds down on pre-pandemic levels

‘It is now vital that people change how they get around’ – Andrew Carter, CEO, Centre for Cities

Independent UK - Business - 16 days ago

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

The disruption is the latest in a series of delays to the high-profile trial of former...

San Francisco Chronicle - Business - 17 days ago

Los Angeles school district mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students

The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a proposal Thursday that would require all students 12 and older to be vaccinated by January.

New York Daily News - Health - 17 days ago

'Our patience is wearing thin': Biden extends vaccine mandates as COVID toll rises

President Biden expands vaccine mandates as frustration grows over the lingering COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 17 days ago

United Airlines employees with religious, medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccine will be put on leave

United Airlines will not let unvaccinated employees work, even with an exemption.

New York Daily News - Health - 17 days ago

First Look -- Unemployment benefits for millions in US have expired. Now what? -- On Monday, two major pandemic unemployment benefits expired, affecting roughly 8.9 million Americans who were receiving the supplemental income. While job availability still falls short of pre-pandemic levels, there are an estimated 10 million job openings.

On Monday, two major pandemic unemployment benefits expired, affecting roughly 8.9 million Americans who were receiving the supplemental income. While job availability still falls short of pre-pandemic levels, there are an estimated 10 million job openings.

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 17 days ago

Pfizer to test Covid-19 vaccine in larger group of children below 12

United States News -Up to 4,500 children will be enrolled at more than 90 clinical sites in the US, Finland, Poland and Spain.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The Straits Times - World - 17 days ago

COVID-19: Are we back to normal? What the UK travel data shows

Despite the easing of restrictions across the UK, why is transport usage not yet back to pre-COVID levels?

Sky News - Top Stories - 17 days ago

New Study Finds Yet Another Health Benefit Of The COVID Vaccine

And the perk occurred after just one dose.

Huffington Post - Health - 18 days ago

5 New Things Experts Just Discovered About COVID

Which vaccine produces the most antibodies? Is the delta variant really more dangerous? Here's the latest.

Huffington Post - Health - 18 days ago

The pandemic sent supply chains into overdrive. Ida recovery efforts could pay the price.

Supply chain disruptions have made the cost of building materials about 30 percent higher than they were before the pandemic.

NBC News - Business - 18 days ago

Science behind Vaccines: You don't need to worry about COVID vaccines being 'unnatural' or 'synthetic'

The mRNA vaccines are the first synthetic vaccines and it is a temporary genetic instruction that tells our cells to make a particular protein.

First Post - Technology - 18 days ago

New COVID-19 'Mu Variant' Gaining Traction Across 49 States

The nation seemed to throw caution to the wind over the Labor Day weekend, with the volume of airline passengers hitting levels similar to those of 2019.

Inside Edition - Health - 19 days ago

Everything You Need To Know About The Mu COVID Variant

Where is it spreading? How does it compare to delta? Read this if you're concerned about the new coronavirus strain.

Huffington Post - Health - 19 days ago

Daily U.S. COVID cases up more than 300% from Labor Day last year

Daily coronavirus cases are four times higher than they were following Labor Day weekend of last year with the number of daily deaths twice as high as they were this time in 2020, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

New York Daily News - Health - 19 days ago

Liz Peek: Gloomy Americans give Biden low marks on Afghanistan, COVID and economy

The country is profoundly discouraged even as the stock market hits new highs, jobs are plentiful and consumers are wealthier than ever before.

Fox News - Opinion - 19 days ago

How to help your child cope with pandemic-related stressors that may interrupt school

With some eight million children across Canada heading back to school -- some who haven't been in the classroom for up to five months or longer -- experts are suggesting parents prepare their kids with coping strategies to deal with ongoing pandemic-related stressors that may interrupt their school year.

CTV News - Health - 21 days ago

Brazilian health authorities yank Argentines from World Cup qualifier match field for allegedly breaking COVID quarantine rules

No sooner had players kicked off for the World Cup qualifier match between Brazil and Argentina than Brazilian health officials marched onto the field and escorted several Argentine players off the field, suspending the match, for allegedly breaking COVID quarantine rules.

New York Daily News - Sports - 21 days ago

Israelis have become indifferent to deaths caused by COVID

Opinion: With pandemic likely to last a while, Israelis must find their lost value of social solidarity, stay away from mass crowds and act responsibly to preserve their own lives and the lives of others, and not be motivated only by the need to protect hospitals from being overrun

YNET News - Opinion - 21 days ago

COVID-19 surges in unvaccinated communities are sending more kids to the hospital

The number of kids being hospitalized with COVID-19 raced up the charts in midsummer, especially in places with low vaccination rates.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 22 days ago

What is the C.1.2 coronavirus variant — and should we be worried?

A new coronavirus variant has emerged from South Africa. It has a high number of mutations but has a ways to go to challenge Delta.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 23 days ago

U.S. hiring slows sharply, casting long shadow on recovery from pandemic

A modest gain in hiring comes at a time when the coronavirus' Delta variant has discouraged some people from flying, shopping and dining out.

Los Angeles Times - Business - 23 days ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 23 days ago

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

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

Christian Science Monitor - Business - 24 days ago

Not Vaccinated Against COVID-19? Don't Think About Traveling Over Labor Day Weekend, CDC Says

Keep a mask at the ready if you are traveling. You should also be prepared to prove your vaccine status, and it better be the real deal, as authorities are cracking down on forgeries.

Inside Edition - Health - 24 days ago

Podcaster Joe Rogan has COVID-19 — and says he 'threw the kitchen sink at it'

Joe Rogan once told healthy under-21s they 'don't need to worry' about getting vaccinated. Now he's fighting COVID-19 with anything he can get.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 24 days ago

Instead of a blanket COVID-19 vaccine mandate, India should allow institutions to make their own decision

A vaccine mandate has to balance potential public health risks against a possible violation of personal autonomy.

First Post - Technology - 24 days ago

What Are The Odds You've Been Exposed To COVID And Just Didn't Get Sick?

The delta variant is everywhere. Here's how well experts feel the vaccines and our immunity are working against it right now.

Huffington Post - Health - 24 days ago

Pandemic concerns may prime people to discriminate against Asians and Latinos

People who are primed to think about the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to discriminate against Asian and Latino Americans, a study finds.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 25 days ago

U.K. study on breakthrough infections shows effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines

A large-scale study in the U.K. investigating breakthrough infections has found that out of 1.2 million people who received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, only 0.5 per cent subsequently tested positive for the virus, encouraging evidence of the vaccine’s effectiveness.

CTV News - Health - 25 days ago

COVID-19 travel tracker - How countries' rates compare and what travel list they're on

COVID-19 travel tracker - How countries' rates compare and what travel list they're on

Sky News - Top Stories - 25 days ago

Migrants? Unvaccinated people? Who's fueling a COVID-19 surge on the border?

COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased across the Rio Grande Valley this summer, leaving hospitals unable to hire nurses fast enough.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 25 days ago

Your Covid-19 vaccine questions answered

Vaccinologist Helen Petousis-Harris took subscribers' questions today.

NZ Herald - Health - 26 days ago

An Unmasked, Unvaccinated California Teacher Spread COVID to Elementary School Students: CDC Report

The CDC said with the exception of the infected teacher and one other teacher at the school, the rest of the school’s staff members were vaccinated.

Inside Edition - Health - 26 days ago

Vax facts: San Diego researchers debunk 7 common COVID-19 vaccine myths

Here's a guide to help you separate vaccine fact from fiction

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 26 days ago

Pandemic drives sales for Irish tortilla chip firm now expanding into Britain and Nordics

AN Irish tortilla chip producer is expanding into the UK and the Nordic territories following a p...

Irish Post - Business - 27 days ago

Chicago mom claims she lost custody of son because she refused to get COVID-19 vaccine

A Chicago woman claims a judge took away her parental rights and banned her from seeing her 11-year-old son because she hasn’t gotten the COVID-19 vaccine.

New York Daily News - Health - 28 days ago

Liberty University announces campus-wide quarantine amid rising COVID-19 cases

Liberty University is shutting down to keep COVID-19 cases from going up.

New York Daily News - Health - 28 days ago

How much is left in Govt's tank for Covid fight?

Government finances are still strong. But businesses, not so much.

NZ Herald - Business - 30 days ago

COVID-19 continues to KISS off summer tours: Paul Stanley, Kid Rock's band have virus

KISS, Kid Rock joined the list of acts changing plans due to COVID-19 cases in their ranks. Paul Stanley tested positive, as did most of Kid's band.

Los Angeles Times - Entertainment - 30 days ago

COVID cases spike by more than 500% in weeks after Sturgis Bike rally in South Dakota

COVID-19 cases have spiked more than 500% in the weeks after hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists flocked to the state for the famous Sturgis Bike Rally, which drew one of its largest crowds yet this year despite the fast-spreading delta variant.

New York Daily News - Health - 30 days ago

Contracting and beating COVID provides better protection against delta variant than Pfizer shot, new research shows

Catching and beating COVID-19 during one of the previous waves of the global health pandemic appears to provide more protection against the highly-contagious delta variant than both doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

New York Daily News - Health - 30 days ago

Johnson & Johnson booster shot creates huge increase in COVID-fighting antibodies

A booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine generates a huge spike in virus-fighting antibodies, the pharmaceutical company said Wednesday.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Delta Airlines to raise insurance premiums for employees who refuse to get COVID-19 vaccine

Refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccine is about to start costing Delta Airlines employees $200 a month.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Florida county mandates masks in schools after more than 1,800 students test positive for COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket in Florida, yet another school district has chosen to ignore Gov. Ron DeSantis’ mask mandate ban.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Hawaii governor asks tourists to stay away until COVID-19 pandemic slows down

Hawaii isn’t closing its borders, but Gov. David Ige said he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to slow the rising COVID-19 cases.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid gets full FDA approval as Delta variant continues to spread

Pfizer's vaccine, which will now be marketed under its brand name Comirnaty, is the first to receive full approval

International The News - Health - 1 month ago

Latest updates on coronavirus from around world

The coronavirus has killed at least 4,430,846 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019

International The News - Health - 1 month ago

Canadians with lowest credit scores led wave of pandemic credit card debt repayment

Canadians with the lowest credit ratings repaid the most credit card debt in the first year of the pandemic as part of a wave of non-mortgage debt repayments, Statistics Canada said Monday.

CTV News - Business - 1 month ago

Jobless claims hit new pandemic-era low in a sign of hope for employment

Jobless claims for the week ended Aug. 14 totaled 348,000, below the Dow Jones estimate for 365,000.

CNBC - Business - 1 month ago

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer's COVID vaccine in major pandemic milestone

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted full approval Monday to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, whose shots are now the first to move beyond emergency status since the pandemic began.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

'You are not a horse or a cow': Health officials warn against using livestock de-worming drug to treat COVID-19

"You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it," the FDA warns following "multiple reports of patients who have required medical support and been hospitalised after self-medicating with Ivermectin".

Sky News - Weird - 1 month ago

Cuba authorizes two more Covid vaccines for emergency use

Cuba authorized after a rigorous evaluation process of the Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus vaccines, the body, CECMED, said in a statement.

International The News - Health - 1 month ago

Melissa Joan Hart is 'really mad' she has COVID breakthrough case: 'As a country, we got lazy'

The "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" star believes she contracted COVID because students didn't have to be masked at her children's schools.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

When You Should Get a Booster Shot of the COVID-19 Vaccine

It’s official - booster shots are coming. The White House COVID Task Force announced today that all vaccinated Americans should get a third shot starting as soon as September 20.

Inside Edition - Health - 1 month ago

Tales from the pandemic

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

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

Has Your School Had a COVID Outbreak? Is Your District Following CDC Guidelines? Help Us Report.

As the Delta variant spreads across the country, ProPublica is reporting on the health and safety of students. Tell ProPublica whether your school is following CDC guidelines and whether any students, faculty or staff have gotten sick.

ProPublica - Top Stories - 1 month ago

Garth Brooks cancels Baltimore concert due to spike in COVID cases

Fans will automatically receive a refund for the previously scheduled Sept. 25 show at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Baltimore Sun - Entertainment - 1 month ago

Texas school district makes COVID-19 masks part of dress code, avoiding Abbott's ban

One Texas school district found a clever loophole around Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on a mask mandate.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Maryland employers should require workers to get COVID vaccine, state health secretary says

Maryland's top health official is hoping employers will help boost vaccination rates by requiring workers to get the shot, but isn't planning on any widespread state mandates for vaccines.

The Baltimore Sun - Business - 1 month ago

8,400 students in a single Florida school district are already in COVID-19 quarantine

Less than a week after one Florida school district welcomed students back for the fall semester, officials have scrambled to get an emergency board meeting on the schedule to deal with the overwhelming COVID-19 outbreak.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Americans spent less in July as COVID-19 cases surged

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

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 1 month ago

Latest coronavirus developments from around the world

The US is the worst-affected country with 621,060 deaths, followed by Brazil with 567,862, India with 430,732

International The News - Health - 1 month ago

More than 400 Palm Beach County students required to quarantine after COVID outbreak emerges two days into new school year

Thousands of students, many of them without masks, returned to their classrooms in Florida’s Palm Beach County for their first day of school this week. By their second, hundreds were required to quarantine.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Can Service Members Fight Taking a Mandatory COVID Vaccine?

Some service members are objecting to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

Military.com - Opinion - 1 month ago

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis threatens to withhold salary from school superintendents who mandate COVID-19 masks

Florida school superintendents may be forced to choose between their paycheck and keeping their students protected from COVID-19.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

Dire Straits Experience postpones Israel tour over COVID quarantine

Production company says August dates will likely be pushed to October after Health Ministry demanded band members self-isolate upon arrival in Israel despite them repeatedly saying they would not do it

YNET News - Entertainment - 1 month ago

Oddly Enough -- Ibiza seeks detectives to crash parties as COVID-19 surges

Wanted: private detectives who can pass as tourists to help stop illegal raves on the Spanish party island of Ibiza.

Reuters - Weird - 1 month ago

WHO calls for halting COVID-19 vaccine boosters in favor of unvaccinated

Call for moratorium is the strongest statement yet from the UN agency at a time when countries deliberate the need for boosters to combat the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus

YNET News - World - 1 month ago

Lifestyle -- 'Recovery bus' provides cool relief for S.Korea's COVID-19 testers

South Korean health workers staffing COVID-19 testing centres in the summer heat can now take a minute to peel off their heavy protective suits and cool down in government-provided 'recovery buses' equipped with air conditioning, cold water and snacks.

Reuters - Weird - 1 month ago

EU signs initial deal with Novavax for COVID-19 vaccine

BRUSSELS: The European Commission announced on Wednesday (Aug 4) it has signed a preliminary deal to buy up to 200 million doses of a promising ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 month ago

China restricts overseas travel to curb COVID-19 outbreak

China on Wednesday (Aug 4) tightened overseas travel restrictions for its citizens as part of efforts to contain rising COVID-19 cases, after ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 month ago

China reports highest daily number of local COVID-19 cases since January

BEIJING: China reported on Wednesday (Aug 4) the most new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since January as some cities stepped up restrictions, ...

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 month ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 month ago

Former FDA head optimistic about end of pandemic

Scott Gottlieb, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, says he's optimistic that the pandemic will fade this fall as more people become vaccinated.

Star Tribune - US News - 1 month ago

Who will get a booster COVID vaccine first - and when?

People who were given their two initial vaccines first will be at the top of the list to get a booster, which will be mainly administered in pharmacies and vaccines centres.

Sky News - Politics - 1 month ago

The pandemic plunged millions of Latin Americans into poverty. Young people are inheriting the consequences

The pandemic made the poor of Latin America poorer and set back a fledgling middle class throughout the region, threatening a generation.

Los Angeles Times - World - 1 month ago

Canada extends pandemic benefits through to Oct. 23

The federal government is tapping the brakes on its plans to phase out pandemic aid programs this summer, deciding instead to freeze benefits at current levels and extend help by an extra month beyond the previously planned end date.

CTV News - Business - 1 month ago

Uneven COVID-19 vaccine distribution may hamper economic recovery in developing nations: IMF

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath flagged the 'widening gap' as advanced economies grow faster and developing nations, especially in Asia, slow.

First Post - Health - 1 month ago