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Foster's timely return: All Blacks coach on Covid disruptions and test nerves - 30 Jun 06:00 AM

Ian Foster will emerge from Covid isolation and return to the coaching box for first test.

NZ Herald - Sports - 43 minutes ago

Fearing another wave of COVID-19, feds urge people to get a booster dose -- Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Canada's top doctor said Thursday that it's imperative everyone eligible for a booster dose gets their third shot now before the new, more infectious Omicron variants take hold in the coming weeks. -- |

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Canada's top doctor said Thursday that it's imperative everyone eligible for a booster dose gets their third shot now before the new, more infectious Omicron variants take hold in the coming weeks.

CBC News - Politics - 1 hour ago

US FDA Wants COVID Boosters Targeting Omicron BA.4, BA.5 Subvariants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots beginning this fall to include components tailored to combat the

International Business Times - US News - 1 hour ago

FDA Will Not Require Clinical Trial Data To Authorize Redesigned COVID Boosters -official

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will not require companies to submit clinical trial data on COVID-19 vaccines modified to protect against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants in order to

International Business Times - US News - 1 hour ago

US FDA wants COVID boosters targeting Omicron BA.4, BA.5 subvariants -- , article with gallery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots beginning this fall to include components tailored to combat the currently dominant Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the coronavirus.

Reuters - Health - 1 hour ago

Tweaked COVID boosters in US must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives.

Lancaster Online - US News - 1 hour ago

Nadal taking extra care with COVID scare at Wimbledon -- , article with image

Rafael Nadal is not taking any chances with COVID-19 and staying indoors when he is not on court, the Spaniard said on Thursday with three big names in the men's singles draw having pulled out of Wimbledon after contracting the virus.

Reuters - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Covid expert says new wave of infections will hit New York City

‘This is likely the beginning of a BA.5 wave’

Independent UK - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Video -- FDA advisers hint at composition of COVID-19 vaccines for winter season -- Health -- |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine committee has voted that the next wave of COVID booster shots should include a component that targets the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, in addition to the original strain. If all goes well, vaccine manufacturers could roll out these new versions in the U.S. in October.

CBC News - World - 1 day ago

COVID-19 boosters recommended for the fall, Canada's vaccine advisory body says -- Nicole Ireland -- News

People at high risk of severe disease from COVID-19 infection should be offered a booster shot this fall, regardless of how many boosters they've previously received, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization said on Wednesday.

CBC News - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

Big deal: $1.75B building sale sets pandemic-era record for NYC

The slated price tag for these six Upper East Side buildings is higher than any in New York since pre-pandemic.

New York Post - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

COVID boosters for the fall must target newer Omicron mutations, FDA says

U.S. regulators are telling COVID-19 vaccine makers to tweak any booster doses intended for fall so they protect against the newest versions of Omicron.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 2 hours ago

US Supreme Court nixes religious challenge to New York COVID-19 vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Thursday (Jun 30) declined to hear a challenge to New York's mandate that healthcare sector workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 brought by a group of doctors, nurses and others who objected on religious grounds. Turning away an appeal by 16 healthcare workers, the jus

Channel NewsAsia - World - 2 hours ago

FDA asks for COVID-19 boosters to fight Omicron's BA.4, BA.5 subvariants

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday (Jun 30) recommended COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers change the design of their booster shots beginning this fall to include components tailored to combat the currently dominant Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the coronavirus. If authorised, the changes w

Channel NewsAsia - World - 2 hours ago

Special Olympics to apologize to athletes for COVID vaccine mandate, DeSantis says -- DeSantis: Special Olympics to apologize for vaccine mandate, pay for travel

Gov. Ron DeSantis has dropped a $27.5 million fine against Special Olympics over vaccine mandates, but the charity could pay in other ways.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 3 hours ago

Number of recorded Covid-19 cases up by 20% this week

Public transport services report pressure on staff numbers due to rising rate of infections

Irish Times - Top Stories - 4 hours ago

COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world, WHO reports

The World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million new cases reported globally

Los Angeles Times - Health - 4 hours ago

COVID-19 at Wimbledon: 3 top-20 men out after positive tests

At Wimbledon, where the All England Club is following British government guidance that requires neither shots nor testing, three of the top 20 seeded men have withdrawn over the first four days of action because they got COVID-19

Stars and Stripes - Sports - 4 hours ago

FDA recommends including omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 in fall Covid boosters

The agency is asking drugmakers to have the updated shots ready by October for a fall booster campaign.

NBC News - US News - 5 hours ago

Rohit ruled out with COVID-19, Bumrah to lead India v England

BIRMINGHAM: India captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the rescheduled fifth test against England beginning on Friday and seamer Jasprit Bumrah...

Peninsula Qatar - Sports - 6 hours ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Walgreens profits squeezed as Covid vaccine wanes, health-care investment rises

The drugstore reiterated its forecast for the year after seeing online purchases jump and retail sales bounce back in the quarter.

CNBC - Top Stories - 6 hours ago

Dr. Celine Gounder on Omicron booster vaccine -- Infectious disease specialist Dr. Celine Gounder joins CBS Mornings to discuss the FDA panel's recommendation to update the COVID booster vaccine to target a form of Omicron. Plus, Dr. Gounder talks about the U.S. response to contain Monkeypox.

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Celine Gounder joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss the FDA panel's recommendation to update the COVID booster vaccine to target a form of Omicron. Plus, Dr. Gounder talks about the U.S. response to contain monkeypox.

CBS News - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

COVID-19: BA.4, BA.5 subvariants cause of spike in cases in West Bengal, say experts

Most of the COVID samples sent to National Institute of BioMedical Genomics in Kalyani for genome sequencing tested positive for the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron along with some BA.4

First Post - Health - 7 hours ago

European stocks log worst quarter since the Covid outbreak as investors stress over inflation

European stocks closed down Thursday with all of the region's major indexes slumping on the final trading day of the first half of the year.

CNBC - World - 7 hours ago

FDA backs changing Covid booster shots to target most recent omicron subvariants

Dr. Peter Marks, head of the FDA's vaccine division, said manufacturers should update their shots to target omicron BA.4 and BA.5.

CNBC - Politics - 7 hours ago

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.

The Columbian - Health - 7 hours ago

Man fired by Baltimore Police over prior gun charge, homicide investigation now faces charges of wire fraud of COVID-19 relief funds

The man fired by Baltimore Police in April over an old gun charge and his status as a “person of interest” in a 2020 homicide now faces federal charges for wire fraud of COVID-19 relief funds.

The Baltimore Sun - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Tennessee National Guard members urge governor to fight looming federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate

The Department of Defense designated June 30 as the deadline for Army National Guard members to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Stars and Stripes - US News - 7 hours ago

Elmo, 3, joins youngest Americans in getting COVID-19 vaccine

In a public service announcement posted to YouTube, 3-and-a-half-year-old Elmo talked with his dad about what it was like to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Chicago Tribune - Entertainment - 7 hours ago

Canada's COVID-19 response better than many comparable countries, study finds -- Virginie Ann -- Health -- |

Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.

CBC News - Health - 7 hours ago

Walgreens keeps forecast as waning COVID vaccine demand weighs -- , article with gallery

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc on Thursday maintained its full-year earnings forecast due to declining COVID vaccinations, even as the drugstore retailer beat quarterly estimates on the back of strength in its UK-based Boots business.

Reuters - Health - 7 hours ago

Pfizer seeks FDA approval for Covid drug in high-risk patients

Pfizer Inc. asked US regulators for full approval of Paxlovid, its Covid 19 drug that s now used on an emergency basis, for people at high risk of dev...

Peninsula Qatar - World - 8 hours ago

Canada Extends COVID-19 Border Restrictions Until at Least Sept. 30

The federal government will extend its existing COVID-19 restrictions for travellers entering Canada, including the use of its ArriveCAN app, until at least Sept. 30.

Epoch Times - World - 8 hours ago

Isle of Man Covid cases fall following sharp spike

The seven-day average for daily new infections on the island falls from 228 to 144, data shows.

BBC News - Health - 9 hours ago

14-year-old tiger dies after contracting COVID at Ohio zoo -- The 14-year-old Amur tiger, whose name was Jupiter, was given additional treatments and testing and appeared stable, but he passed away on Sunday, the zoo said.

The 14-year-old Amur tiger, whose name was Jupiter, was given additional treatments and testing and appeared stable, but he passed away on Sunday, the zoo said.

CBS News - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Health & Wellness -- WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the W...

Toronto Star - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Kvitova, Badosa through, Agut 3rd COVID casualty at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Petra Kvitova advanced to the 2022 Wimbledon Championships third round by beating Ana Bogdan 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Thursday. Kvitova led 5-1...

Daily Sabah - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

Anthony Fauci Says His COVID-19 Symptoms Worsened Dramatically In 'Rebound'

The infectious-disease expert was feeling "really poorly" and began a second round of Paxlovid.

Huffington Post - Top Stories - 9 hours ago

COVID-19 restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

The easing of some COVID-19 restrictions in Shanghai comes as the city says domestically transmitted cases of the virus remain at zero following a more than two-month lockdown

The Globe and Mail - World - 10 hours ago

Serum Institute of India seeks nod to export 32.4 lakh doses of its COVID vaccine Covovax to US

In August 2020, the US-based vaccine maker Novavax Inc had announced a licence agreement with SII for the development and commercialisation of NVX-CoV2373, its COVID-19 vaccine candidate

First Post - Health - 10 hours ago

COVID restrictions ease in Shanghai as case numbers drop

Shanghai is now allowing in-person dining and will be reopening its Disney Resort as coronavirus restrictions ease with decreasing COVID-19 case numbers.

Fox News - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Pfizer asks for formal US approval of oral COVID treatment Paxlovid

PfizerInc said on Thursday it is seeking full U.S. approval for its oral COVID 19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid, which is currently available under an...

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 10 hours ago

Biden Administration Inks $3.2 Billion Deal with Pfizer for 105 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

The Biden administration said it has signed a new agreement with Pfizer and partner BioNTech for 105 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for a fall vaccination campaign, with the deal worth $3.2 billion.

Epoch Times - Business - 10 hours ago

What it's like to catch the coronavirus for the sake of science

A young Briton agreed to be infected with the coronavirus for a scientific study of the most consequential virus on the planet.

Los Angeles Times - US News - 11 hours ago

Pediatric COVID vaccine only 51% effective in Omicron, study finds

Clalit Health Services study includes data from 94,728 vaccinated 5-11-year-old children, compared to 94,728 unvaccinated children of the same age group; results also show rate of symptomatic infection was 48% lower among vaccinated

YNET News - Science - 11 hours ago

COVID vaccination reboot coming this fall to add tweaks for new coronavirus variants

The FDA will have to decide the exact recipe. But expect a combination shot that adds protection against omicron or some of its newer relatives to the original vaccine.

Chicago Sun-Times - Politics - 11 hours ago

Spaniard Bautista Agut latest to pull out of Wimbledon due to COVID-19

LONDON: Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut said on Thursday that he has pulled out of Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19, becoming the third big name in the men's singles draw to withdraw from the Championships after contracting the virus. Croatian Marin Cilic, the former US Open champion and 2017 W

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 11 hours ago

France's new wave of COVID-19 infections expected to peak end-July, says scientist

PARIS: A new wave in France of COVID-19 infections fuelled by emerging variants of the disease should peak towards end-July, the French government's top scientific adviser Jean-Francois Delfraissy said on Thursday (Jun 30). "The peak is not yet here, this peak of infections will probably be for end-July,"

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 12 hours ago

Canada's COVID-19 death rate was much lower than in most other countries. What did we get right? -- The Editorial Board -- Yesterday

A new report gives the credit for our relative success to two things: tough restrictions and high vaccine uptake

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 13 hours ago

India hockey team coach Graham Reid, striker Gurjant Singh test COVID positive

The RT-PCR tests were conducted on Wednesday morning. The infected are suffering from mild symptoms.

First Post - Sports - 13 hours ago

COVID-19 cases on the rise in 110 countries driven by fast-spreading Omicron sub-variants, says WHO

The WHO said as of 25 June, BA.5 made up 36.6 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in the US while BA.4 accounted for 15.7 per cent, together accounting for about 52 per cent of new cases in the US

First Post - Health - 13 hours ago

Aer Lingus cancels flights from Dublin, including to London, due to Covid staff shortages

AER LINGUS has been forced to cancel a number of flights from Dublin Airport, including flights to London, as staff shortages due to Covid-19 continue to aff...

Irish Post - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

Defense OIC Faustino tests positive for Covid-19

EVEN before he could assume his post as officer-in-charge of Defense, senior Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr. tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).The...

Manila Times - Top Stories - 14 hours ago

Butler orders swift inquiry into COVID-19 vaccine purchasing

The review, to be led by respected former Health Department chief Jane Halton, will examine the deals struck by the former government to purchase vaccines and therapeutic treatments as well as current supplies and future needs.

Sydney Morning Herald - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

Macau COVID infections rise as spread extends to medics, police -- , article with image

Authorities in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau are scrambling to contain the city's biggest coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began, requiring all residents test daily and stay home as much as possible.

Reuters - Health - 21 hours ago

China's easing COVID travel restrictions spark travel inquiry surge

Interest in Chinese airline tickets soared Wednesday after Beijing announced it would ease COVID-19 quarantine requirements on travel.

Fox News - Top Stories - 22 hours ago

China thinks wind from North Korea is blowing Covid-19 over the border -- 29 Jun 09:52 PM

China is testing the air and encouraging people along the border to shut their windows.

NZ Herald - World - 23 hours ago

Biden administration reaches agreement to purchase 105 million doses of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

The Biden administration has reached an agreement to purchase 105 million doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.

CNN - Politics - 23 hours ago

U.S. buys 105 million COVID vaccine doses for fall campaign

The U.S. government will purchase another 105 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in anticipation of a fall booster campaign.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 23 hours ago

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall -- Advisers to the U.S. government are recommending that COVID-19 booster shots used this fall be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus. -- Jun 28

Advisers to the U.S. government are recommending that COVID-19 booster shots used this fall be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus.

CBS News - Health - 1 day ago

These new tests may help us face the next Covid surge

A flurry of recent scientific articles suggests that a major puzzle in Covid-19 pandemic control -- determination of who is and who is not immune -- may soon be solved, writes Kent Sepkowitz.

CNN - Opinion - 1 day ago

Fauci reports COVID rebound, says his is "much worse" than initial illness

Fauci took a second round of Paxlovid, which is at odds with the FDA and CDC stance.

Ars Technica - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Bay Area can't seem to move past COVID surge: 'It's a slow burn'

COVID-19 cases remain stubbornly high across California despite some indicators earlier...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Video 1 minute 6 seconds - Covid jabs being rolled out to US children under 5

Some 17 million US children between six months and five years old are now eligible for Covid jabs.

BBC News - Health - 6 days ago

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID-19 Booster Shots for Fall

Advisers to the U.S. government are recommending that COVID-19 booster shots used this fall be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus. A final decision from the Food and Drug Administration is expected within days, and it will have to set the exact recipe for the change.

Voice of America - Science - 1 day ago

Scientists' Model Uses Google Search Data to Forecast COVID Hospitalizations

Algorithm uses Google search data plus conventional data, such as case counts, vaccination rates

Voice of America - Science - 1 day ago

Ted Cruz criticizes Elmo for 'aggressively' advocating COVID vaccine for kids in new 'Sesame Street' PSA

"There was a little pinch, but it was OK," Elmo says in the public service announcement released Tuesday by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind "Sesame Street."

New York Daily News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Shanghai Disneyland reopens as China relaxes more COVID rules

Shanghai Disneyland will reopen Thursday after a three-month hiatus, as China eases more COVID-related restrictions.

CTV News - Entertainment - 1 day ago

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson's California hearing over possible retrial delayed due to COVID exposure

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson must wait to learn whether or not he will be granted a new trial after his Wednesday hearing was delayed due to COVID exposure.

Fox News - US News - 1 day ago

In California, vaccines closed gap in Covid-related deaths for Latinos

“We really need to continue to keep that equity lens in mind,” said researcher Shannon McConville.

NBC News - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Supply chain problems, wildfires dent Fourth of July fireworks after two years of pandemic slumps

The skies over many neighborhoods will light up and echo from explosive fireworks displays for the first time since 2019 this Fourth of July weekend, even though supply issues and wildfires will dampe

Washington Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

How the Pandemic Is Reshaping Food and Beverage Innovation

The recent Summer Fancy Food Show highlighted both the difficulties of launching new products as well as shifts in consumer preferences that must now be met.

Inc. - Business - 1 day ago

Scientists identify first case of cat infecting human with Covid

Findings came about by accident after cat sneezed on vet at university

Independent UK - Science - 1 day ago

New COVID Booster Shots May Be Coming This Fall. Here's What To Know.

Experts discuss the next round of booster shots and the variant-specific vaccines now being tested.

Huffington Post - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Sports News -- Matteo Berrettini tests positive for COVID-19, exits Wimbledon -- Italian Matteo Berrettini tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew from Wimbledon, the No. 11 men's tennis player in the world announced Tuesday on Instagram.

Italian Matteo Berrettini tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew from Wimbledon, the No. 11 men's tennis player in the world announced Tuesday on Instagram.

UPI - Sports - 1 day ago

South Korea approves first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine

South Korea's first domestically developed COVID-19 shot is a protein vaccine similar to those used for years against the flu and hepatitis B.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 day ago

Canada has handled COVID better than its peers, but we can't rest on our laurels - Fahad Razak - , Arthur Slutsky - and - David Naylor - June 27, 2022

Our high vaccination rate has reduced deaths and hospitalizations when compared with other G10 countries

The Globe and Mail - Opinion - 1 day ago

US FDA advisers recommend inclusion of Omicron component for COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday (Jun 28) recommended a change in the design of COVID-19 booster shots this fall in order to combat more recently circulating variants of the coronavirus. The FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-2 that the next

Channel NewsAsia - World - 1 day ago

China cuts quarantine time for international travelers, easing Covid controls

Overseas travelers now only need to quarantine at a centralized facility for seven days upon arrival in mainland China, followed by three days at home.

CNBC - World - 2 days ago

FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

Some U.S. adults are a step closer to getting updated COVID-19 boosters this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it’s time to tweak shots to better match the most recent virus variants.

The Columbian - Health - 2 days ago

FDA panel recommends redesigned Covid booster shots for the fall

The FDA must now decide which strains should be included in the next round of shots to offer the best protection for a fall wave.

NBC News - Top Stories - 2 days ago

FDA advisors recommend updating COVID booster shot formula for fall

FDA advisors are recommending that some U.S. adults get a modified COVID-19 booster shot this fall that better matches the recent variants.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 2 days ago

Do you own a San Diego microbusiness? Don't miss the deadline for this COVID-19 relief money

The county and Southwestern College’s Small Business Development Center are accepting applications until July 15.

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

Women at 50% higher risk of long Covid

Women had a “higher risk” of symptoms lasting more than four weeks and more than 12 weeks, research has found

Evening Standard - Health - 2 days ago

COVID-19 fattens up our body's cells to help fuel its viral takeover, study suggests

Researchers tried using weight-loss drugs and other fat-targeting compounds to try to stop the virus in cell culture. The new study comes as infections rose in all four UK nations, with about 1.7 million having the virus last week.

Sky News - Top Stories - 2 days ago

China eases COVID-19 restrictions for overseas travellers

BEIJING: China on Tuesday reduced the length of mandatory quarantine for inbound travellers, in the biggest relaxation of entry restrictions after sticking to a rigid zero Covid policy throughout...

International The News - World - 2 days ago

Democrats loved COVID pandemic and they wanted you to love it, too

Liberals, Democrats, and leftists are rarely in a good mood. And they're certainly not happy when it comes to COVID.

Fox News - Opinion - 2 days ago

UK Covid cases are on the rise, but a return to restrictions looks unlikely

Mandatory Covid-19 restrictions are unlikely to be reintroduced in Britain, even as the country enters a new wave of infections, health researchers have said.

CNBC - Health - 2 days ago

Paul Reid's HSE exit the latest notable departure in wake of pandemic

Reports of fractious relationship with Minister for Health and Covid-19 fatigue likely factors in decision

Irish Times - Health - 2 days ago

San Diego Opera closes 2022 season with a surplus, thanks to federal grants during COVID

Although ticket sales for the 2021-22 season fell by nearly $1 million, advance sales for the next season are strong

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

COVID-19 may increase risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke: study

A Danish study discovered that patients leaving the hospital after a COVID-19 infection were more likely to have a higher risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Fox News - Health - 2 days ago

FDA grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

The FDA is considering whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that better match the latest coronavirus variants.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 3 days ago

People in France 'should wear masks again on public transport' as new COVID wave hits

The increase in coronavirus cases is being fuelled by new variants, with 17,601 new infections over the past 24 hours - the highest Monday figure since 18 April.

Sky News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost Omicron protection

Pfizer says tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the Omicron variant is safe and boosts protection.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 3 days ago

Qatar reports daily average Covid-19 cases for the week (June 20-26, 2022)

Doha: The number of daily average cases among the community has seen another spike this week in the weekly status report of the Ministry of Public Hea...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 3 days ago

Cannabis use has risen with legalization and COVID lockdowns, U.N. reports

Cannabis use has increased in areas where it has been legalized. COVID lockdowns have also contributed to increased use, raising the risk of depression and suicide.

Fox News - Health - 3 days ago

Ask the Pediatrician: Doctors recommend COVID-19 vaccine for youngest children; here's what to know before getting the shot [column]

On June 17, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Immediately following, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 3 days ago

Canada to end COVID-19 vaccine mandate for travel

The Canadian government is expected to finally announce an end to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates for domestic flights and trains and outgoing international...

Daily Sabah - World - 3 days ago

Government keeping close eye on new Covid variants as infections rise

The goverment says it is monitoring the latest Covid variants “very closely” as infections rates and hospitalisations start to rise again.

Evening Standard - Health - 3 days ago

Here's What To Know About COVID Vaccines For Babies And How Some Parents Feel About Them

Many parents are grateful to finally have a vaccine for their babies and toddlers, but some can’t help but still feel disappointed about the delay. Here's what to know about COVID vaccines for babies, including where to get them, side effects, and more.

BuzzFeed News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

This weekend's Stern Grove headliner canceled due to COVID-19. Here's who is replacing her

Liz Phair has canceled her headlining set due to COVID-19 in her band.

San Francisco Chronicle - Entertainment - 3 days ago

Coronavirus in Pakistan: NCOC makes face masks mandatory for domestic travel

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid the recent spike in new cases of the pathogen, the National Command and Operation Centre on Monday made the wearing of masks mandatory for...

International The News - Health - 3 days ago

Beijing chief says city to 'maintain zero-COVID policy for next five years' - before time reference removed

China is the only major country committed to eradicating outbreaks of the virus. Beijing closed schools, parks, restaurants and gyms, while Shanghai has just emerged from a strict two-month lockdown.

Sky News - Top Stories - 3 days ago

S$132 million handed out to more than 40,000 small businesses most affected by COVID-19 restrictions

SINGAPORE: More than 40,000 small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic each received up to S$10,000 last week as part of a government grant to help them get back on their feet. A total of S$132 million was disbursed to small businesses in sectors most affected by safe management measures last

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 3 days ago

COVID-19 roundup: What long COVID, Paxlovid rebound symptoms tell us

In this week's roundup, the latest scientific research on the coronavirus suggests that some long COVID-19 cases may indicate the body's response...

Daily Sabah - Health - 4 days ago

Pakistan logs over 400 COVID-19 cases, two deaths in 24 hours

KARACHI: Alarm bells are ringing as the country continues to see an uptick in fresh COVID-19 cases, with experts saying Pakistan may suffer another wave of the deadly pandemic. According to the...

International The News - Health - 4 days ago

India Test captain Rohit Sharma contracts COVID-19

NEW DELHI: In a big blow to team India ahead of one-off Test against England, its red-ball captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed the Board of Control for Cricket in India ...

International The News - Sports - 4 days ago

Monica Gandhi: Nine things we still need to do to coexist with COVID-19

We have reached the point where we can stop arguing about pandemic policies and move more...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 4 days ago

COVID-19: India records 15,940 new cases, 20 fatalities in a day

The death toll climbed to 5,24,974 with 20 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated

First Post - Health - 5 days ago

Pakistan continues to see surge in COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: Pakistan continues to witness a surge in COVID-19 cases as the country lodged 435 fresh infections of the virus during the past 24 hours, as per the statistics issued by the National...

International The News - Health - 5 days ago

Conservative MPs meet soldier charged with criticizing COVID-19 vaccine requirements while in uniform -- June 23, 2022

Conservative MPs posed for pictures with James Topp before sitting through a lecture on the purported dangers of inoculations

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 5 days ago

Alameda County ends short-lived mask mandate, citing improved coronavirus conditions

Three weeks after becoming the first California county to reinstitute a mask mandate in most indoor public settings amid climbing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Alameda County has rescinded the order.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 5 days ago

Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in U.S.

The CDC now recommends Moderna's COVID-19 shots as an option for school-age kids and teens.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 5 days ago

Ted Cruz calls Big Bird's COVID vaccine announcement 'government propaganda'

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz appears to think Big Bird is a government plant.

New York Daily News - Health - 6 days ago

Analysis -- Why the timing of your next COVID shot is so important -- Adam Miller -- Health -- |

The timing of your next COVID-19 vaccine may be more important than ever as highly contagious Omicron subvariants are on the rise in Canada and waning immunity from previous vaccination and infection threatens to fuel another surge.

CBC News - Health - 6 days ago

CDC recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendation Friday.

CNBC - Health - 6 days ago

ER doctor who became sick with Covid at work says she was told to 'finish the shift'

One doctor who worked for American Physician Partners says in a lawsuit there was an unwritten policy: “Motrin, mask, man-up and must not test.”

NBC News - Business - 6 days ago

COVID infections rise in all four UK nations as about 1.7 million had virus last week

The ONS said the latest increase was "likely caused by infections compatible with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5", which are now thought to be the most dominant strains in much of the UK.

Sky News - Top Stories - 6 days ago

Analysis: The next COVID-19 booster shots will likely be updated for Omicron

NEW YORK: COVID-19 vaccines this fall are likely to be based on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rather than the original strain, although some experts suggest they may only offer significant benefits for older and immunocompromised people. Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax have been testing vaccines based

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 days ago

H&M closes Shanghai flagship store, hurt by COVID-19 lockdowns and consumer backlash

SHANGHAI: H&M has shut its flagship Shanghai store, its latest closure in China where consumer demand has slumped amid COVID-19 lockdowns and the fast-fashion retailer has borne the brunt of a backlash against companies that refuse to use Xinjiang cotton. Although it was open earlier this month, the th

Channel NewsAsia - Business - 6 days ago

Sanofi, GSK variant-specific COVID-19 shot found effective against Omicron

PARIS/LONDON: Late-stage data on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine from Sanofi and GSK has showed the shot confers protection against the Omicron variant of the virus, the companies said on Friday (Jun 24). The so-called bivalent vaccine targets the Beta variant - first identified in South Africa - as well

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 days ago

COVID-19 vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year: Study

PARIS: COVID-19 vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first year after they were introduced, according to the first large modelling study on the topic released on Friday (Jun 24). The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, is based on data from 185 countries and territories collec

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 days ago

Covid vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year: study

PARIS: Covid vaccines prevented nearly 20 million deaths in the first year after they were introduced, according to the first large modelling study on the topic released Friday.The study, published...

International The News - Health - 6 days ago

COVID-19 vaccines saved 20 million lives in first year, scientists say

Scientists estimate that nearly 20 million lives were saved worldwide by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 6 days ago

Dr. Deborah Birx describes a Trump White House divided on COVID response

Dr. Deborah Birx says the lack of a clear and consistent message in the pandemic's earliest months resulted in inaction across the federal government.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 7 days ago

CDC experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna as an option for kids ages 6 to 17.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 7 days ago

Scientists probe Japan's remarkable COVID success in hunt for new vaccine -- While many factors likely boosted Japan's COVID resilience, researchers say a possible cellular-level advantage could help them create a new weapon against the virus.

While many factors likely boosted Japan's COVID resilience, researchers say a possible cellular-level advantage could help them create a new weapon against the virus.

CBS News - Science - 7 days ago

COVID cases rise in Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe

As the pandemic seems to be slowing down and normalcy returning, the number of new coronavirus cases rose in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe...

Daily Sabah - World - 7 days ago

Alarm bells ring in Karachi as COVID-19 ratio surges past 20%

KARACHI: The metropolis recorded  a COVID-19 positivity ratio of over 20% in the last 24 hours while the national caseload witnessed a minor surge during the past few days, government data...

International The News - Health - 7 days ago

COVID-19 hospitalizations see slight uptick despite case decline in Lancaster County

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lancaster County saw a slight uptick over the past week despite declines in new infections, according to data from the state Department

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 7 days ago

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

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

Boston Globe - Opinion - 8 days ago

2 million California kids are now eligible for COVID vaccine. How many will get it?

Following the decision by federal health officials to authorize children as young as 6 months to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, Californians are able to book appointments for their tiniest charges.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

Abcarian: I dodged COVID-19 for more than two years. The latest surge finally got me.

And I have only praise for the L.A. County Department of Public Health, which came to my rescue when I tested positive

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tests positive for coronavirus

A Sheriff's Department spokesperson said the sheriff, who is vaccinated, had contracted the virus

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

Families flock to Rady Children's Hospital for under-5 COVID vaccines

Parents have been waiting for two years to inoculate their kids against the virus

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

Biden visits clinic, celebrates COVID shots for kids under 5

Biden visited a vaccination clinic in Washington, where some of the first shots were given to young children in the last major age group ineligible for vaccines.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 9 days ago

Lack of Florida support for COVID-19 vaccines may hit disadvantaged kids hardest

Neither AdventHealth nor Orlando Health are offering COVID-19 vaccines to kids 6 months to 5 years right now. Pharmacies are only offering the shot to kids 18 months and up.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 9 days ago

COVID vaccination of kids under 5 begins: Here's how to get shots in California

The final major phase of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign kicked off this week, with California finally able to inoculate children under 5.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

US COVID-19 vaccines start to roll out for young children

The United States has begun distributing COVID vaccines for children as young as six months around the country, and availability of the shots will imp...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 9 days ago

Health Canada to drop COVID Alert contact-tracing app immediately as rule changes limit usefulness -- June 17, 2022

Health Canada will be shutting down its COVID Alert app after government announced changes to testing rules in many provinces

The Globe and Mail - Technology - 9 days ago

This new California coronavirus wave isn't sticking to the script: Big spread, less illness

Despite the latest surge in coronavirus cases, the impact on hospitals has been relatively minor and COVID-19 deaths have remained fairly low and stable.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Shots for tots: COVID-19 vaccinations for little kids begin in U.S.

The nation’s youngest children are getting their chance at COVID vaccines. 'This will be a really big change for our family,' one parent said.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 10 days ago

Qatar reports daily average Covid-19 cases for the week (June 13 -19, 2022)

Doha: The number of daily average cases among the community has seen a spike this week in the weekly status report of the Ministry of Public Health. T...

Peninsula Qatar - Health - 10 days ago

Israel sees over 10,000 daily COVID cases for first time in months

Health Ministry reports highest single-day tally since April, with infection rate standing at 1.32%; hospital staff are instructed to prepare to reopen COVID wards and train designated teams

YNET News - Science - 10 days ago

Shots for tots: Maryland's COVID-19 experts push for parents to protect little kids as vaccines are recommended for the youngest ages

Maryland health officials and other public health experts are hopeful that enough kids are vaccinated ahead of what’s expected to be a late summer or fall COVID wave, one fueled by new omicron subvariants that are gaining steam locally and nationally.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 10 days ago

First Look -- 'Broadway got its groove back': Tony Awards celebrate joy, diversity -- The 2022 Tony Awards highlighted tales of triumph and heartbreak Sunday night as Broadway proved diversity is a formula for success. The season also marked a return to theaters after nearly two years of pandemic-mandated shutdowns.

The 2022 Tony Awards highlighted tales of triumph and heartbreak Sunday night as Broadway proved diversity is a formula for success. The season also marked a return to theaters after nearly two years of pandemic-mandated shutdowns.

Christian Science Monitor - Entertainment - 11 days ago

US opens COVID vaccine to little kids; shots begin this week

U.S. health officials have opened COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Health - 11 days ago

CDC Gives the Green Light for Children as Young as 6 Months Old to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

The FDA gave the OK to the recommendation on Friday, but the CDC makes the final decision.

Inside Edition - Health - 12 days ago

Kids in U.S. as young as 6 months can get COVID-19 vaccines next week, following CDC, FDA approval

A panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday voted to recommend COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months, making it likely a nationwide rollout can start next week.

CBC News - Health - 12 days ago

CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months

U.S. health officials on Saturday recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 12 days ago

Youngest kids now eligible for Covid shots in U.S., vaccinations to begin Tuesday

The CDC committee voted unanimously to recommend the shots for use in infants through preschoolers after two days of meetings that were open to the public.

CNBC - Health - 12 days ago

Q&A: What parents should know about COVID-19 shots for the youngest children

U.S. health advisors have recommended COVID-19 vaccines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers — the last group without the shots.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 12 days ago

Israeli PM tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of India visit

Bennett is paying the visit to India from April 3-5 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Deccan Chronicle - World - 12 days ago

How the pandemic is inspiring aging and end-of-life planning - Video

Discussions around advance care and end-of-life planning have always been among the most difficult for advisors to bring up and navigate with their clients. For one, the topic is not as exciting or as glamorous as funding a dream retirement or the performance of investment portfolios. Discussions around these themes can also be morbid and depressing.

The Globe and Mail - Business - 12 days ago

FDA authorizes Pfizer's and Moderna's Covid vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

The White House expects vaccinations to begin as soon as Tuesday.

CNBC - Health - 12 days ago

White House says Florida doctors can order under-5 COVID shots after DeSantis says state won't facilitate

The White House says Florida doctors will be able to order COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 from the federal government.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 12 days ago

Florida records 148,758 new COVID-19 cases in 2 weeks

COVID-10 hospitalizations and cases are up this week in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 13 days ago

FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for kids under 5 in the U.S. -- Health -- |

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized coronavirus vaccines for children under five years of age. Canadian children under five cannot yet be vaccinated against COVID-19, as Health Canada is still reviewing Moderna's vaccine submission.

CBC News - Health - 13 days ago

COVID vaccines may soon be available for kids under 5. What Californians need to know

With the CDC expected to allow COVID vaccines for infants and toddlers, California's youngest children may start receiving shots by early next week.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 13 days ago

White House says Florida held up orders of COVID-19 vaccine doses for kids under 5

Florida is the only U.S. state that did not preorder vaccines for kids 6 months to 5 years of age in anticipation of their pending authorization.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 13 days ago

State, federal officials tout Baltimore's 'test-to-treat' site for COVID-19

At “test-to-treat” sites, people who test positive for COVID-19 can get access to prescriptions and treatment immediately.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 13 days ago

US FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for infants, preschoolers

U.S. regulators on Friday authorized the first COVID 19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. The...

Peninsula Qatar - Technology - 13 days ago

Why Moderna's FDA-authorized COVID shot for under 5s has edge over Pfizer's [Updated]

COVID vaccines finally authorized for babies, toddlers. Here's a guide for parents.

Ars Technica - Science - 13 days ago

Risk of long COVID lower from Omicron compared to Delta variant, study suggests

The study from King's College London found that 4.4% cases of Omicron were long COVID, while 10.8% of Delta cases showed signs of long COVID.

Sky News - Top Stories - 13 days ago

371 desks for 550 staff: How Chorus shaped its new office for post-pandemic working -- 17 Jun 05:33 AM

PLUS: AUT survey reveals a surprising trend in return-to-the-office anxiety.

NZ Herald - Business - 13 days ago

Florida didn't preorder COVID shots for kids under 5, as CDC approval nears

The Florida Department of Health says it does not recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for healthy children.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 14 days ago

How the pandemic is inspiring aging and end-of-life planning

Discussions around advance care and end-of-life planning have always been among the most difficult for advisors to bring up and navigate with their clients. For one, the topic is not as exciting or as glamorous as funding a dream retirement or the performance of investment portfolios. Discussions around these themes can also be morbid and depressing.

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 14 days ago

Florida is the only state that hasn't ordered Covid vaccines for kids under 5

Florida is the only state that hasn't requested doses from the federal government of the Covid vaccine tailored for children ages 6 months to 5 years.

CNBC - Health - 14 days ago

COVID-19 deaths rise globally, reversing a five-week decline

The number of COVID-19 fatalities reported globally increased by 4% last week, according to the World Health Organization.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 14 days ago

North Korea now faces mystery infectious disease outbreak amid Covid-19 battle

North Korea reported an outbreak of an unidentified intestinal epidemic in a farming region on Thursday, putting further strain on the isolated country as it battles chronic food shortages and a wave of Covid-19 infections.

Independent.ie - World - 14 days ago

China sent false Covid alerts to prevent protesters from travelling

China has been accused of sending false Covid infection alerts to protesters to ban them from demonstrations, raising fears that Beijing is using quarantine rules to control its population.

Independent.ie - World - 14 days ago

FDA advisers endorse 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

Regulators give nod to Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for small children; CDC advisers to decide on formal recommendation, after which shots could be available as soon as Monday or Tuesday

YNET News - Science - 14 days ago

Biden's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci tests COVID positive, has mild symptoms

Fauci has not receantly been in close contact with President Joe Biden or other senior government officials

Deccan Chronicle - World - 14 days ago

US panel recommends Covid vaccines for youngest children

WASHINGTON: A panel of experts convened by the US Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended Covid-19 vaccines Wednesday for children under five, the final age group awaiting immunization...

International The News - Health - 14 days ago

Dr. Anthony Fauci tests positive for coronavirus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America’s pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 15 days ago

FDA moves closer to authorizing COVID-19 shots for kids under 5

If all the regulatory steps are cleared, the shots should be available next week.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 15 days ago

Omicron infection poor booster of Covid immunity, study finds

Findings shed light on why breakthrough infections have been common during the Omicron wave

Independent UK - Science - 15 days ago

FDA advisers weigh COVID-19 shots for babies, young children

Kids under 5 remain last age group in U.S. to get vaccinated and if all regulatory hurdles are cleared, shots should be available next week, with Israel expected to follow suit shortly after

YNET News - Science - 15 days ago

Israel sees spike in serious COVID cases as BA.5 continues to spread

Coronavirus czar tells parliamentary health panel that BA.5 strain is most infectious yet and vaccines, 90% effective against Delta and 30% against Omicron, less effective against new variant and weakening over time

YNET News - Science - 15 days ago

US panel recommends Moderna Covid vaccine for children six and up

WASHINGTON: A panel of US medical experts on Tuesday recommended the Moderna Covid vaccine for use in children aged six through 17.Formal authorization should soon follow, at which point families...

International The News - Health - 15 days ago

California coronavirus cases remain elevated as wave continues

An average of about 15,900 new coronavirus infections a day were reported over the last week across California, health officials say.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 16 days ago

FDA advisors back Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for older kids

A government advisory panel has endorsed a second brand of COVID-19 vaccine for school-age children and teens.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 16 days ago

Long COVID may be behind mysterious liver disease in kids, Israeli study says

Researchers say laundry list of different tests in five children hospitalized for the condition have found the only thread connecting all cases to be a recent coronavirus infection

YNET News - Science - 16 days ago

Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus days after meeting with Biden in L.A.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who recently attended the Summit of the Americas, has tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 16 days ago

What's hot in life sciences? Bio International Convention looks at what's next as pandemic recedes

Event draws about 3,000 companies to the San Diego Convention Center to take stock of the latest trends and research.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Science - 16 days ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Health - 17 days ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Health - 17 days ago

Beijing tightens COVID restrictions over 'ferocious' bar cluster

BEIJING: Beijing started a new round of mass testing in its most populous downtown district on Monday after a rapidly spreading outbreak linked to a bar saw COVID rules tightened again in the...

International The News - Health - 17 days ago

Pfizer's COVID-19 shot appears effective in kids under 5, FDA says

A federal health review says Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appears effective in children under 5, the only group not currently eligible for inoculation.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 17 days ago

Treatment for Covid-induced parosmia remains elusive, although there are promising signs

Certain patients who initially lost their sense of smell and taste detect ‘fake’ rancid odours, but some are recovering two years on

Telegraph UK - Health - 17 days ago

COVID-19 funding pries open a door to improving air quality in schools

Pandemic funds could combat COVID-19 and make U.S. schools more breathable for students living with allergies, asthma, and chronic wildfire smoke.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 17 days ago

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

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

Houston Chronicle - US News - 19 days ago

CDC Wants Its COVID Regime Made Permanent

Commentary There is no remorse at the CDC. Far from it. The model of virus control deployed over ...

Epoch Times - Opinion - 19 days ago

U.K. plans to burn billions in wasted COVID-19 pandemic protective gear

The British government plans to burn billions of dollars' worth of unusable protective equipment purchased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 20 days ago

Israel was wrong to scrap indoor COVID mask mandate, health expert says

Prof. Yehuda Adler tells Ynet ending essential pandemic curbs, such as masking and virus testing at airport, will leave Israel unprepared for when new subvariants arrive in the country

YNET News - Science - 20 days ago

U.S. to lift COVID-19 test requirement for international air arrivals

The U.S. will lift its COVID-19 test requirement for international air travel, one of the last government mandates meant to contain the coronavirus.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 20 days ago

The Most Common Questions About The Novavax COVID Vaccine, Answered

How is the shot different from Pfizer, Moderna and J&J? Does it work against new variants? Here's what to know.

Huffington Post - Health - 20 days ago

Pandemic fallout, cultural divides and shootings among educational issues animating Maryland gubernatorial candidates

If education is among the most urgent issues for Maryland’s incoming governor, then the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future – a landmark reform plan adopted in 2021 – could serve as a bellwether for understanding candidates’ approaches.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 20 days ago

Gov. Hogan announces long-term COVID-19 preparedness strategy for Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a long-term plan Thursday to manage the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that centers on ensuring accessibility of the latest tests, vaccines and medications.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 21 days ago

COVID-19 origins unclear, but lab leak theory needs study, WHO says

Experts drafted by the WHO to help investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic say further research is needed to determine how the outbreak began.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 21 days ago

New COVID-19 vaccine may be option for troops with religious concerns

The COVID-19 vaccine from Novavax may help the military get shots into service members who refused the other vaccines for religious reasons.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 21 days ago

Health Ministry says too early to call on 5th COVID shot as cases resurge

Pandemic experts recommend reinstating mask mandate indoors and in large gatherings; 'I can't tell if the data indicates beginning of new coronavirus wave,' says virus czar

YNET News - Science - 22 days ago

Sun/UB poll: What Marylanders think about overturning Roe, mandatory COVID school vaccines, mass shootings and a midsummer election

We polled likely Maryland voters not only on who they support for governor, attorney general and comptroller, but also on their feelings about topics very much in the news. Here’s what we found.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 22 days ago

Moderna says its updated COVID vaccine boosts protection against Omicron

Moderna has been running trials on a new COVID-19 vaccine that combines its original shot with targeted protection from the Omicron variant.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 22 days ago

On Covid vaccines, don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good

Pediatrician Dr. Julie Morita writes that the continued large gaps in US vaccination rates make it easier for the virus to adapt, infect and re-infect. Vaccines for kids, including the youngest ones, once a vaccine is approved for their age group, must be a top priority.

CNN - Opinion - 22 days ago

FDA advisors back Novavax COVID-19 vaccine as a new U.S. option

Novavax, a more traditional kind of COVID-19 vaccine, has moved a step closer to the U.S. market

Los Angeles Times - Health - 22 days ago

Israel mulls reinstating some COVID curbs as cases spike

Health officials renew informative campaign, encouraging elderly and immunocompromised to wear masks in confined spaces; cancellation of mandatory quarantine for actively ill virus patients likely to be postponed

YNET News - Science - 23 days ago

COVID test scandal topples two Vietnam Communist Party high officials

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

Radio Free Asia - Opinion - 23 days ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 24 days ago

COVID-19 infection may not be disability, says San Diego federal judge

As a Hertz management associate in National City, Michelle Roman’s responsibilities included screening employees for COVID-19 symptoms.

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Business - 24 days ago

Politics and pandemic fatigue derail California's COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Democratic lawmakers pull proposed COVID vaccine requirements, blaming ebbs and flows of the virus, public inattention and opposition from unions.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 28 days ago

White House: 1st COVID-19 shots for kids under 5 possible as soon as June 21

Biden administration says children under 5 may be able to get their first COVID-19 vaccination dose as soon as June 21, if the FDA approves as expected.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 28 days ago

Q&A: Novavax hopes its COVID shot wins over FDA, vaccine holdouts

Americans may soon get a new COVID-19 vaccine option — a more traditional kind of shot known as a protein vaccine.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 28 days ago

UK among those now sharing less data on Covid variants, analysis shows

US and UK have submitted up to 53 per cent fewer genome sequences to Gisaid, the global variant database, since January

Independent UK - Science - 28 days ago

India's COVID-19 numbers hit month high with rapid rise in Mumbai

India's Health Ministry reported 3,712 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours on Thursday, the highest in nearly a month, driven up by a record...

Daily Sabah - World - 28 days ago

Pfizer submits COVID-19 shot for children under 5 for FDA authorization

Pfizer has asked U.S. regulators to clear its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in children under the age of 5.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 28 days ago

Washington gridlock could delay new COVID relief funds until fall — or longer

The Biden administration foresees unnecessary deaths if lawmakers don’t approve billions of dollars more to brace for the COVID pandemic’s next wave.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 29 days ago

COVID 'getting worse, not better' in North Korea, WHO says

A World Health Organization official appeals to North Korea for information about its COVID outbreak, saying the data can help assess the global risk.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 29 days ago

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

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

Houston Chronicle - US News - 30 days ago

Inspectors ask for authority to go after more COVID fraud

Inspectors general said at a Senate hearing that they need more authority to go after fraud in the COVID-19 relief programs.

Los Angeles Times - Politics - 30 days ago

Pfizer says its new COVID pill cuts risk of hospitalization, death by nearly 90%

The New York-based drugmaker announced it would no longer be taking on new patients for a clinical trial of the antiviral treatment “due to the overwhelming efficacy,” and that it planned to submit its findings to the Food and Drug Administration as well as international health regulators as soon as possible.

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

The Covid conspiracies being recycled for monkeypox

Conspiracies and memes shared during the Covid pandemic are cropping up again.

BBC News - Health - 1 month ago

The Biggest COVID Issues People Bring Up In Therapy

Mental health experts reveal the common pandemic-related struggles people discuss in sessions, plus advice on how to cope.

Huffington Post - Health - 1 month ago

CDC: Baltimore city and county, plus Anne Arundel, Howard and 3 Shore counties have high COVID-19 transmission

Baltimore City plus Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Howard in the Baltimore region and Dorchester, Kent and Talbot on the Eastern Shore have high community spread of COVID-19, prompting renewed calls for indoor masking.

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 month ago

Africa's music scene rebounds after a devastating pandemic

Live performances and music festivals, key revenue sources for African musicians, were annihilated during the COVID-19 pandemic. But things seem to be gradually returning to normal.

Global Voices - Entertainment - 1 month ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

COVID-19 Is Over for the Vaccinated | Opinion

We should be working to get back to what life was like before the pandemic.

Newsweek - Opinion - 1 month ago

Dictatorships and misinformation: why the world's last vaccine holdouts have shunned Covid shots

Impoverished, isolated and authoritarian, North Korea and Eritrea are the only two countries refusing to vaccinate their populations

Telegraph UK - World - 1 month ago

Who could get the Covid booster vaccine in autumn 2022?

Millions of people in the UK could receive their second Covid booster vaccine in autumn, following new advice from The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Evening Standard - Health - 1 month ago

Scripps Research to lead $67M effort to develop drugs to fight COVID-19, other viruses

The La Jolla institute's partners will include its drug development unit Calibr, and UC San Diego

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

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

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

Global Voices - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

COVID-19 death toll hits 5 million worldwide

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

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

Boston Globe - Business - 1 month ago

Podcast: North Korea military tackle 'explosive' covid outbreak

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

Evening Standard - Technology - 1 month ago

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

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

Global Voices - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

Global Voices - Technology - 1 month ago

COVID coverage for all dries up even as hospital costs rise

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

Houston Chronicle - World - 1 month ago

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

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

Global Voices - Health - 1 month ago

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

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

First Post - Health - 1 month ago

Pfizer falls as Covid pill fails in preventive therapy trial

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

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 1 month ago

Long COVID Patients Say Doctors Are Ignoring Their Symptoms

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

BuzzFeed News - Science - 1 month ago

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

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

Military.com - Opinion - 2 months ago

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

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

Channel NewsAsia - Opinion - 2 months ago

Look Up Nursing Home Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

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

ProPublica - Health - 2 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Science - 2 months ago

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

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

Evening Standard - Health - 2 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 2 months ago

'High' Covid cases not translating into hospitalisations or deaths

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

Evening Standard - Health - 2 months ago

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

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

New York Magazine - Opinion - 2 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Health - 3 months ago

Coronavirus Jobs and Economy

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

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

The Baltimore Sun - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

Seattlepi.com - Top Stories - 3 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

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

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

Seattlepi.com - Top Stories - 4 months ago

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

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

NDTV - Health - 4 months ago

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tests positive for COVID-19

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

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 4 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 5 months ago

Sarah Palin Paints the Town COVID

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

New York Magazine - Opinion - 5 months ago

Sarah Palin Postpones Court Date by Contracting COVID

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

New York Magazine - Opinion - 5 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 5 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Science - 5 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 5 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 5 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Science - 6 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Science - 6 months ago

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

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

Deccan Chronicle - World - 6 months ago

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

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

Deccan Chronicle - World - 7 months ago

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

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

Chicago Sun-Times - Business - 7 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 7 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 9 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 9 months ago

Tales from the pandemic

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

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Top Stories - 10 months ago

Americans spent less in July as COVID-19 cases surged

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

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 10 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 10 months ago

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

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

Chicago Tribune - Top Stories - 11 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Technology - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago