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Protest Against China's COVID Lockdowns in New York City, Urumqi Fire Victims Mourned

Chinese people rally and parade in New York to support the protesters in mainland China who demonstrated against ...

Epoch Times - US News - 2 hours ago

After fanning COVID fears, China must now try to allay them

China faces a challenging moment in its pandemic response, experts say, in large part because of muddled messaging.

Boston Globe - Top Stories - 2 hours ago

COVID news: Bay Area wastewater samples show big surge is under way

Surveys of coronavirus levels in Bay Area wastewater suggest another COVID-19 surge is...

San Francisco Chronicle - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

China quells COVID protests but memories of mass mobilization will be harder to erase

Demonstrations against COVID restrictions showed that Beijing has not wiped out dissent.

Radio Free Asia - Top Stories - 3 hours ago

Important work of public health nurses has been sidelined by response to the pandemic

If public health nurses continue to be redeployed to the pandemic the inability to work with the most vulnerable will cause a lasting negative impact.

Hong Kong Free Press - Opinion - 4 hours ago

Beijing, Shenzhen loosen more COVID curbs as China fine-tunes policy -- , article with video

Although daily cases are near all-time highs, China is looking to make its zero-COVID policy more targeted amid an economic slowdown and public frustration that has boiled over into unrest.

Reuters - World - 5 hours ago

Beijing, Shenzhen loosen more COVID-19 curbs as China fine-tunes policy

SHANGHAI: Beijing residents cheered the removal of COVID-19 testing booths while Shenzhen followed other cities in announcing it would no longer require commuters to present their test results to travel, as an

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 7 hours ago

Drop in COVID alertness could create deadly new variant, WHO says

Lapses in strategies to tackle COVID-19 continue to create perfect conditions for a new variant, the WHO head said.

Reuters - Top Stories - 10 hours ago

Factbox: How many people might die if China loosens COVID restrictions -- , article with gallery

China has started taking steps to ease its zero-COVID policy, fuelling a mix of relief and worry as the public waits to see the health consequences, and impact on the medical system, of a full-blown exit.

Reuters - World - 10 hours ago

After widespread protests, China eases some COVID-19 restrictions

Following public outrage and recent unprecedented protests across several major cities, Chinese authorities have finally announced that draconian...

Daily Sabah - World - 12 hours ago

Hancock: Ministers were warned about COVID deaths, but Johnson said 'it will probably go away'

The former health secretary says the warning was largely met with indifference at a cabinet meeting, and he suggested that the then-PM, Boris Johnson, had been reluctant to engage on the issue.

Sky News - Politics - 13 hours ago

China Eases Some COVID Restrictions Following Protests

It remains to be seen if protests will take place again this weekend

Voice of America - Science - 14 hours ago

Up to 11 pc of Covid cases that needed hospitalisations had lung scarring: US study

Interstitial lung disease refers to a broad group of diseases that are characterized by lung scarring, including idiopathic lung fibrosis

Deccan Chronicle - Top Stories - 15 hours ago

China removes more Covid restrictions while case numbers remain near a record high

Zero-Covid policy set to become more targeted after sharp economic slowdown and unprecedented protests against strict curbs

Irish Times - World - 15 hours ago

Beijing, Shenzhen Loosen More COVID Curbs As China Easing Gathers Pace

Beijing residents cheered the removal of COVID-19 testing booths while Shenzhen followed other cities in announcing it would no longer require commuters to present their test results to travel, as an easing of China's virus curbs gathered pace.

International Business Times - World - 17 hours ago

Beijing, Shenzhen loosen more COVID-19 curbs as China easing gathers pace

Beijing residents happy about removal of COVID-19 testing

The Globe and Mail - Top Stories - 18 hours ago

Jane Fonda Returns to Washington for First In-Person Climate Change Event Since Pandemic

Taylor Schilling joined the Academy Award-winning actress for the "Fire Drill Friday" rally at the nation's capital.

Hollywood Reporter - Politics - 20 hours ago

U.S. Diplomat Says China Protests Had Effect In Easing COVID Curbs

Protests in China against the world's toughest COVID-19 restrictions are dying down because they have had an effect, a top U.S.

International Business Times - World - 1 day ago

U.S. diplomat says China protests had effect in easing COVID curbs -- , article with gallery

Protests in China against the world's toughest COVID-19 restrictions are dying down because they have had an effect, a top U.S. diplomat said on Friday, as Beijing further eased testing and quarantine rules.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Fintech companies acted with 'inexcusable misconduct,' failed to stop COVID fraud, top Dem alleges

Financial technology services companies received billions of dollars through taxpayer-funded PPP loan processing fees with little oversight of who was getting the loans, House lawmakers allege.

Fox News - Business - 1 day ago

China's Xi told EU less lethal Omicron opens way for fewer COVID restrictions -- , article with gallery

Chinese President Xi Jinping blamed mass protests in Chinese cities on youth frustrated by years of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said the now dominant Omicron variant of the virus paved the way for fewer restrictions, European Union officials said.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Around 85% of recent Covid deaths were among people over 65. Why have so few gotten boosted?

Experts maintain that the new bivalent booster shot offers important protection. But less than a third of the most vulnerable age group has gotten it.

NBC News - Health - 1 day ago

China's zero-COVID restrictions ease in some places, not in others: residents

Reports suggest the government is considering changing its highly restrictive approach.

Radio Free Asia - World - 1 day ago

Third lawsuit filed against California law that restricts doctors' COVID advice to patients

A group of California doctors opposed to vaccination has joined the fight against a new state law restricting the advice doctors can give patients about COVID-19, filing the third federal lawsuit agai

Washington Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

Formula 1: Chinese Grand Prix cancelled for a fourth consecutive year due to COVID-19 restrictions

F1 has not visited the Shanghai circuit since 2019 as China pursues a strict policy of local lockdowns, virus tests and entry restrictions during the pandemic

First Post - Sports - 1 day ago

Trudeau Criticized for Supporting China Protest After Canada COVID Unrest

The prime minister invoked Canada's Emergencies Act in February in response to the Freedom Convoy trucker protests.

Newsweek - World - 1 day ago

WHO welcomes China's change in COVID strategy

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation said Friday it was pleased that China was now loosening its COVID-19 restrictions, in the wake of nationwide protests over Beijing's hardline pandemic...

International The News - Health - 1 day ago

WHO pleased to see China ease harsh zero COVID policies

A top official at the World Health Organization said the U.N. agency was “pleased” to see China loosening some of its coronavirus restrictions, saying “it’s really important that governments listen to

Washington Times - Top Stories - 1 day ago

How close is L.A. County to a new COVID-19 mask mandate? Here is what we know

Health officials warn that continued spikes in COVID-19 could bring a return to an indoor mask mandate.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 1 day ago

Is China headed for COVID-19 disaster?

If the harsh lockdowns currently in place end, experts warn China could be facing severe COVID-19 outbreaks due to low vaccine uptake and poor natural immunity in the population.

Deutsche Welle - Science - 1 day ago

Opinion: California jails are slow to share COVID-19 infection and vaccination data

The Covid In-Custody Project is continuing to push for more data transparency, with the goal of helping researchers and public health leaders better respond to health crises

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

What COVID Teaches Us About the Cost-of-Living Crisis

With more people expected to experience hunger in the next year, decision-makers need to change course and commit to universal social protection.

Newsweek - Opinion - 1 day ago

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin fined for comments about Covid quarantine while playing in China

Lin, who plays for the Loong Lions Basketball Club, made “inappropriate remarks about quarantine hotel-related facilities” where the team stayed, the China Basketball Association announced.

NBC News - World - 1 day ago

Protests in China are about much more than COVID lockdowns

Recent protests in China indicate the Chinese people are demonstrating against more than the communists' draconian COVID lockdown measures.

Fox News - Opinion - 1 day ago

China Grand Prix cancelled for fourth successive year due to Covid

Paris: Formula One chiefs cancelled the China Grand Prix for a fourth straight year on Friday, citing continuing problems related to the Covid 19 pand...

Peninsula Qatar - Sports - 1 day ago

Chinese Grand Prix cancelled over COVID

The sport is now facing a four-week hole in the 2023 calendar with the defunct round in China sandwiched between races in Melbourne on 2 April and Azerbaijan on 30 April.

Sky News - World - 1 day ago

China further relaxes COVID-19 rules after unprecedented protests

In the aftermath of some unprecedented protests, cities across China further unwound COVID-19 restrictions Friday, loosening testing and quarantine...

Daily Sabah - World - 1 day ago

Hong Kong divided over China's COVID-19 protests

HONG KONG (AP) — The recent wave of protests against China's anti-virus restrictions...

Houston Chronicle - World - 1 day ago

Inside China's fight over the future of zero-COVID -- , article with gallery

Opinions about President Xi Jinping's signature "zero-COVID" policy vary wildly across China. The debate, which has ignited several anti-lockdown protests, illustrates the difficulties facing the Chinese government in relaxing the world's most rigid COVID rules while heading off national discontent.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Hancock returns to Westminster after jungle stint as diaries reveal COVID row over prisoners

The MP and I'm a Celeb contestant presents his dyslexia bill to the Commons as a newspaper releases early excerpts of his new book.

Sky News - Politics - 1 day ago

Teenage brains aged faster during the pandemic from stress, anxiety: study

After comparing pre-pandemic MRI scans of older teens to scans taken during COVID-19, researchers at Stanford University discovered the pandemic aged teens' brains by about three years.

Fox News - Health - 1 day ago

Relief and worry as major Chinese cities ease COVID curbs -- , article with gallery

Further easing of COVID-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules in some Chinese cities was met with a mix of relief and worry on Friday, as hundreds of millions await an expected shift in national virus policies after widespread social unrest.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

Commentary: People think they don't need a fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot. They're wrong

When COVID-19 first hit, the risk of being infected was much higher than the personal costs of getting the vaccine. In 2022, these considerations are very different, says Duke-NUS Centre for Outbreak Preparedness’ Dr Khoo Yoong Khean.

Channel NewsAsia - Top Stories - 1 day ago

China reports 34,980 new COVID cases for Dec 1 vs 36,061 a day earlier -- , article with gallery

China reported a slight dip in new daily COVID-19 cases on Dec. 1 with 34,980 infections, of which 4,278 were symptomatic and 30,702 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

Reuters - Health - 1 day ago

China's foreign interference narrative fails to demonize the nationwide anti-zero COVID protests

"...if there are foreign forces, they will not incite people to protest...they should wish the lockdown last for a decade until the country and its people become so poor..."

Global Voices - Top Stories - 1 day ago

China Signals It Is Easing COVID Restrictions After Widespread Protests

Several major cities have loosened the constraints despite a continued rise in coronavirus cases.

Huffington Post - World - 1 day ago

New Yorker on COVID lockdown in China: 'We haven't left home since Thanksgiving'

To leave my apartment complex, you have to show a guard a leaving card — one issued to every household. But when my leaving card ran out on Nov. 18, no new ones were issued. And now we are no...

New York Post - Opinion - 1 day ago

Executives at 'fintechs' made hundreds of millions handing out PPP Covid cash, report says

The report says smaller PPP loan applicants were disdained by one fintech, with staff writing, “delete them” and “Who f------ cares.”

NBC News - Business - 2 days ago

Prisoner release was considered at start of Covid pandemic – Hancock

The former health secretary’s diaries are being serialised by the Daily Mail.

Evening Standard - Politics - 2 days ago

Analysis - The Xi dilemma: China's instability and a zero-COVID trap - Saša Petricic - World - | December 1

China's strict zero-COVID policy is an edict from the top of the country's political leadership, forcing lockdowns, quarantines, tests and travel bans on 1.4 billion people for almost three years. Anger over those measures is now driving protests.

CBC News - World - 2 days ago

After mass protests, China appears to back away from harsh Covid rules

New York Times: China has entered a 'new phase' of its Covid response, vice premier says.

NZ Herald - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Fauci says China has done a bad job vaccinating the elderly against Covid

Rare protests broke out across China over the weekend against Covid lockdowns and strict quarantine procedures.

CNBC - US News - 2 days ago

Aging population, pandemic swelled ranks of health-care workers by 204,000, census says - Peter Zimonjic - Politics - | November 30 - |

An aging population and the stress of managing the pandemic saw the number of health-care workers in Canada swell by 204,000 between 2016 and 2021, according to newly released census numbers.

CBC News - Health - 2 days ago

Study: Teens' brains physically altered, prematurely aged by pandemic stress

Stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic has physically altered -- and prematurely aged -- the brains of adolescents, making their brain structures appear several years older than the pre-pandemic brains of peers.

UPI - Top Stories - 2 days ago

Vaccinated People Make Up Majority of COVID-19 Deaths: CDC Data

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that vaccinated and boosted people made up ...

Epoch Times - Top Stories - 2 days ago

COVID disruption delivers jobs in transport and logistics

The pandemic and ongoing natural disasters have fast-tracked career growth in the transport and logistics industry.

Sydney Morning Herald - Business - 2 days ago

China eases COVID-19 controls amid effort to head off protests

More Chinese cities eased anti-virus restrictions and police patrolled their streets Thursday as the government tried to defuse public anger over some of the world's most stringent COVID-19 measures and head off more protests.

CTV News - Health - 2 days ago

China set to loosen COVID curbs after week of historic protests

Hong Kong /Beijing: China is set to announce an easing of its COVID 19 quarantine protocols in the coming days and a reduction in mass testing, source...

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 2 days ago

Why Twitter is ditching its Prevention of COVID Misinformation policy now and shirking a "huge responsibility" Twitter's campaign to tackle COVID misinformation has been vital to suppress fake news. However, given Twitter doesn't have a proper confederation mechanism anymore, it has been forced to suspend implementing this policy.

Twitter’s campaign to tackle COVID misinformation has been vital to suppress fake news. However, given Twitter doesn’t have a proper confederation mechanism anymore, it has been forced to suspend implementing this policy.

First Post - Technology - 2 days ago

Covid restrictions abruptly lifted in parts of China after protests

Lifting of restrictions in some cities triggered by unprecedented mass protests

Independent UK - World - 2 days ago

Some Chinese cities relax coronavirus controls but step up security after protests

Guangzhou, Shijiazhuang, Chengdu and other major Chinese cities said they were easing coronavirus testing requirements and controls on movement.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 2 days ago

China signals zero-COVID relaxation after protests

BEIJING: China's top COVID official and multiple cities have signalled a possible relaxing of the country's strict zero-tolerance approach to the virus, after nationwide protests calling for an end...

International The News - World - 2 days ago

Following a deadly fire in a residential building in China's Xinjiang region - which many blame on COVID-19 lockdowns - Chinese protesters...

Following a deadly fire in a residential building in China's Xinjiang region - which many blame on COVID-19 lockdowns - Chinese protesters have taken to the streets to demand an end to stringent pandemic restrictions. Even before the protests erupted, there were signs that President Xi Jinping's administration was preparing to roll back the costly zero-COVID policy, though the exact timeline remains uncertain. But this process will be more complicated than many seem to realize.

Korea Times - Opinion - 2 days ago

Twitter stops policing Covid misinformation

Twitter is no longer enforcing its Covid-19 misleading information policy after the website appeared to outline the latest update. NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz is joined by Wall Street Journal tech reporter Tim Higgins to look at the new changes that seem to be a part of Elon Musk’s greater push for what he calls “free speech” on the platform.

NBC News - Technology - 2 days ago

Twitter ends COVID misinformation policy -- Twitter has ended its policy against COVID-19 misinformation. The change is the latest of several imposed by new owner Elon Musk. Rebecca Kern, a tech policy reporter for Politico, joins CBS News to discuss the significance.

Twitter has ended its policy against COVID-19 misinformation. The change is the latest of several imposed by new owner Elon Musk. Rebecca Kern, a tech policy reporter for Politico, joins CBS News to discuss the significance.

CBS News - Technology - 2 days ago

Pandemic 'has slowed progress towards eliminating new cases of HIV in England'

It comes as a new poll revealed people with HIV still face alarming levels of stigma.

Evening Standard - Health - 2 days ago

Politics Briefing: PM says Canada supports Chinese citizens protesting Beijing's tough COVID-19 policies -- November 29, 2022

“We’re going to continue to ensure that China knows we’ll stand up for human rights, we’ll stand with people who are expressing themselves,” Justin Trudeau told journalists today

The Globe and Mail - Politics - 2 days ago

How Xi's zero-Covid rules squandered the life chances for a generation of Chinese youth

Life for many young people is moving in the opposite direction to Xi's promised 'Chinese dream'

Telegraph UK - Business - 3 days ago

'I never really got better' — long Covid patients share their struggle

Long Covid can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but getting approved for disability insurance is challenging.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

China has room for further 'recalibration' of zero-COVID policy: IMF

WASHINGTON: China has room to adjust its strict zero-COVID policy, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday while underlining that the country's tough virus restrictions have been especially...

International The News - World - 3 days ago

Quack who sold sham COVID "immunization pellets" gets nearly 3 years in prison

Before sentencing, Juli Mazi claimed she had "sovereign immunity."

Ars Technica - Science - 3 days ago

House Republicans must hold COVID hearings: We need accountability for damage done to school kids, businesses

The House must look at America's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to see some accountability for the policies that harmed schoolchildren and businesses.

Fox News - Opinion - 3 days ago

COVID hospitalization rates in babies as bad as for seniors amid omicron wave, study shows

Infants younger than 6 months had the same rate of hospitalization as seniors age 65 to 74 during this summer’s omicron wave, according to a new report.

The Columbian - Health - 3 days ago

Life expectancy in Israel dropped during COVID pandemic, study finds

Researchers find that Israeli men’s life expectancy dropped by 3.6 months in 2020, with Arab Israeli men seeing the steepest drop, losing a whole year and a half

YNET News - Science - 3 days ago

China deploys riot police in hazmat suits to crack down on COVID protests

Riot police in Guangzhou, China, were deployed in hazmat suits to crack down on COVID-19 lockdown protests, in video obtained by Reuters.

Fox News - World - 3 days ago

Editor's Note: A Review of Criticisms of a ProPublica-Vanity Fair Story on a COVID Origins Report

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

ProPublica - Top Stories - 3 days ago

China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' following protests over COVID policy

Chinese security forces have put on a massive show of force to deter a recurrence of the protests that erupted in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 3 days ago

Despite ongoing Covid risks, employees weigh cutting back on health-care benefits

Just as many workers want to scale back, new research on long Covid underscores the importance of having comprehensive medical benefits.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

Watch: Chinese mega city lifts lockdown after clashes with hazmat-wearing Covid wardens

Officials in Guangzhou announced the sudden easing of curbs following scuffles between residents and police

Telegraph UK - World - 3 days ago

UK 'going backwards' in pandemic preparedness – expert

Dame Kate Bingham chaired the UK vaccines taskforce during the Covid-19 crisis.

Evening Standard - Health - 3 days ago

Video 51 seconds - Fresh Covid clashes break out in China

Protesters hurled debris and glass at police in the latest expression of anger at zero-Covid rules.

BBC News - Health - 3 days ago

China could reopen in March, but zero-Covid has shaken confidence, economist says

In the short term, supply chains will be largely unaffected since factories are still operating, a former advisor to the People's Bank of China said.

CNBC - Health - 3 days ago

COVID protests escalate in Guangzhou as China lockdown anger boils

People in the Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou clashed with white hazmat-suited riot police on Tuesday night (29 November), videos on social media showed, as frustration with stringent COVID-19 rules boiled over, three years into the pandemic.

Euractiv - World - 3 days ago

Three COVID-19 questions Dr. Fauci needs to answer

Three COVID-19 questions Dr. Fauci needs to answer House Republicans – his views on masks, vaccines and what he learned from China’s COVID -19 lockdowns.

Fox News - Opinion - 3 days ago

Elon Musk's Twitter lifts rule against COVID misinformation

Twitter said it has stopped enforcing a policy intended to prevent the spread of Covid misinformation, as new owner Elon Musk — who has clashed previously with US officials over pandemic...

International The News - Technology - 3 days ago

Twitter rolls back policy barring COVID misinformation

The move comes amid concerns over Twitter's ability to fight misinformation after the company fired more than half its staff, including those involved in content moderation.

Deutsche Welle - Entertainment - 3 days ago

Twitter ends Covid misinformation rules under Musk

The Twitter website says it stopped enforcing its misleading information policy on 23 November.

BBC News - Technology - 3 days ago

Twitter stops enforcing its COVID misinformation policy -- Some health officials worry that lies about COVID-19 could spread more easily, while others say policy wasn't that effective.

Some health officials worry that lies about COVID-19 could spread more easily, while others say policy wasn't that effective.

CBS News - Technology - 4 days ago

Xi's Zero-Covid Policy Sparks Largest Protests Since 1989

CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy has sparked the largest mass protests since the student movement of 1989

OilPrice.com - World - 4 days ago

Mistakes at UK coronavirus testing lab may have led to 20 deaths

Mistakes made at a COVID testing lab in Britain may have led to the deaths of 20 people. The lab marked thousands of positive coronavirus tests as negative.

Fox News - World - 4 days ago

The Monitor's View -- How Taiwan differs from China after pandemic missteps

Mistakes during Covid-19 brought election losses for Taiwan’s ruling party. The party leader accepted the people’s judgment with humility.

Christian Science Monitor - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Musk's Twitter abandons COVID misinfo policy, shirking "huge responsibility"

"In cases like this pandemic, good information is life-saving."

Ars Technica - Science - 4 days ago

Twitter rolls back COVID misinformation policy

Twitter Inc has rolled back a policy that was aimed at tackling misinformation related to COVID 19 on the social media platform, lending itself to the...

Peninsula Qatar - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Twitter says it has stopped policing COVID-19 misinformation under Musk

As part of Elon Musk's mission to remake Twitter as a place for unmoderated speech, the company will no longer label falsehoods about the virus.

Los Angeles Times - Technology - 4 days ago

China links COVID outbreak to man's jog through a park; scientists skeptical

The man reportedly infected 39 people in one outdoor jog through a park.

Ars Technica - Science - 4 days ago

Musk scraps Twitter's Covid misinformation policy

Platform removes safeguards aimed at curbing spread of false information

Telegraph UK - Technology - 4 days ago

China touts Covid vaccination progress, encourages booster shots for seniors

Tuesday's announcement and press conference followed a weekend of unrest as pockets of people in China vented their frustration with Covid policy.

CNBC - Health - 4 days ago

Rapid Covid Tests Selling Quickly Online, As People Stock Up In Advance of Holiday Gatherings

Here's where to find the best at-home rapid Covid tests in stock online that are safe, self-administered using nasal swab with fast, accurate results

Rolling Stone - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Gap year popularity rises with students, COVID-19 lockdowns and costs factors

With the 2023 post-secondary education application deadlines approaching, many students across Canada are looking for alternatives to university and college, leaving parents anxious taking a ‘gap year’ could mean they never return to school.

CTV News - Business - 4 days ago

China cannot deny the reality of Covid unrest

Following the most significant civil unrest in China since the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, and the arrest and beating of a BBC journalist by police, a diplomatic row has broken out between Beijing and London.

Evening Standard - Opinion - 4 days ago

Tens of thousands of Covid fines dropped or refunded in Australia

NSW officials will scrap little more than half the 62,138 Covid-related fines issued

Independent UK - World - 4 days ago

Twitter quietly drops COVID misinformation policy

The change comes after Elon Musk laid off half of Twitter's workforce when he took over the company, with those responsible for content moderation among the teams hit.

Sky News - Top Stories - 4 days ago

Chinese Covid protests show the cracks in the authoritarian edifice

Starting out as a journalist, I learned my reporting trade on the foreign desk at The Times, where we burgeoning newshounds scrapped for the chance to assist on the big stories. On one June day in the summer of 1989, though, there were more than enough stories to go round.

Evening Standard - Opinion - 4 days ago

China Insists Public Supports COVID Policy Despite Widespread Protests

A senior health official in China said Tuesday that the government would address the issues raised by the public.

Newsweek - Health - 4 days ago

EasyJet flying high after Covid crisis

Over the coming Christmas, fares are 18 per cent higher than in 2021 – with some half-term ski flights soaring to over £1,100 return

Independent UK - Business - 4 days ago

COVID-19 protests in China hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies

In relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions, Beijing made no comment on the protests or unprecedented public criticism of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 4 days ago

U.S. criticizes China's zero Covid strategy, says it needs to boost vaccination

The White House, in a statement, said the Chinese people have the right to protest peacefully.

CNBC - Health - 5 days ago

In mass protests across China, goals go beyond easing COVID rules -- In China, protests have erupted across the country in response to COVID-19 restrictions. As the protests spread, demonstrators are calling for all kinds of freedoms in a rare show of national unity.

In China, protests have erupted across the country in response to COVID-19 restrictions. As the protests spread, demonstrators are calling for all kinds of freedoms in a rare show of national unity.

Christian Science Monitor - World - 5 days ago

Newly Unredacted Emails Confirm Fauci's Efforts to Conceal COVID Lab Leak Possibility

News Analysis New details have emerged about a teleconference convened by Dr. Anthony Fauci on Feb. 1, 2020, ...

Epoch Times - Opinion - 5 days ago

Rare street protests across China: Is Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy turning people against their government?

Frustration with Xi Jinping's heavily enforced policy of 'Zero-COVID' has turned Chinese people against their government in unprecedented street demonstration now affecting all main cities in a heavily-policed state

Global Voices - World - 5 days ago

China's zero-COVID policy sparks rare country-wide protests

"...I am the one who jumped from the highrise; I am the victim trapped in the fire. If I am not there yet, I will be the next one."

Global Voices - Politics - 5 days ago

China cracks down on 'extraordinary' zero-Covid protests

It is a level of courage I can scarcely quantify. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) runs a brutal, authoritarian regime. Freedom of expression is suppressed while dissent – whether online or on the streets – is swiftly censored and punished.

Evening Standard - Opinion - 5 days ago

China's Covid-19 purgatory has left it facing the unimaginable

As economic and social costs mount from conflicting policy directives, Beijing requires a reopening strategy

Irish Times - World - 5 days ago

China might not make major changes to its Covid policy any time soon

Groups of people in China took to the streets over the weekend to vent their frustration, built up over nearly three years of stringent Covid controls.

CNBC - Politics - 5 days ago

War and COVID-19 are boosting Canadian agriculture tech – but policy needs fixing -- Sean O'Connor -- Kyle Scott

The war in Ukraine and COVID-19 supply-chain disruptions have fuelled a boom in Canadian agriculture technology.

The Globe and Mail - Technology - 5 days ago

China's strict anti-COVID policies prompt rare calls for President Xi Jinping's ouster

Authorities in at least eight cities sought to squelch the demos, with police pepper-spraying demonstrators who called for an end to one-party rule.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 5 days ago

China shaken by anti-government protests over COVID restrictions

China posted another record high COVID-19 infections on Monday (28 November), after an extraordinary weekend of protests across the country over restrictive coronavirus curbs, in scenes unprecedented since President Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago.

Euractiv - Health - 5 days ago

Protests against Covid controls erupt across China

Rare protests broke out across China over the weekend as groups of people vented their frustration over the zero-Covid policy.

CNBC - Health - 5 days ago

People In China Are Demanding The End Of Strict COVID Restrictions After 10 People Died In A Fire

Protests and vigils have been reported in multiple cities and universities — a mass public movement that’s rare for China.

BuzzFeed News - World - 6 days ago

In China, protesters angered by harsh COVID lockdowns call for President Xi to step down

A deadly fire in the northwestern city of Urumqi has ignited anger and protests across China against the country's strict 'zero-COVID' policies.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

Parallel schools help fill pandemic-related gaps in Venezuela's public education system | Video

Alternative education centres in Venezuela are serving as small private schools, helping students to overcome the gap left by the public education system. Mary Triny Mena reports.

Channel NewsAsia - World - 6 days ago

Protests over China's strict COVID-19 controls spread across the country

The demonstrations, as well as public anger online, are the latest signs of building frustration with China’s harsh approach to controlling COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 6 days ago

China eases COVID restrictions after deadly apartment fire triggers protests

Chinese authorities on Saturday scaled back coronavirus restrictions in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang after a deadly apartment fire fueled residents’ rage over the city’s months-long “zero COVID” lockdown, triggering a series of late-night demonstrations and protests.

New York Daily News - World - 7 days ago

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Lancaster hover in 20s; RSV appears to decline nationwide

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain relatively low in Lancaster County: Twenty-five people were in hospitals with the virus on Wednesday, and about 54 people per day were testing positive for

Lancaster Online - US News - 8 days ago

Apple faces "major shortages" of iPhone 14, analyst says -- Holiday shoppers could struggle to find the tech giant's new iPhone as COVID-19 surge in China hampers production.

Holiday shoppers could struggle to find the tech giant's new iPhone as COVID-19 surge in China hampers production.

CBS News - Technology - 8 days ago

'Draconian approach': strict Chinese COVID measures remain as case numbers continue rising

Discontent continues to brew among Chinese citizens as the nation's communist government continues imposing restrictions over increasing COVID-19 case numbers.

Fox News - World - 8 days ago

Omicron BQ Covid variants, which threaten people with weak immune systems, dominant in U.S.

The BQ coronavirus subvariants are likely resistant to key antibody medications used by people with compromised immune systems.

CNBC - Health - 8 days ago

Panic-buying hits parts of Beijing as it grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak

The shelves of some supermarkets in Beijing were cleared out by a surge in shoppers as the city hastily builds new COVID-19 quarantine centers.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 8 days ago

COVID-19 lockdowns expanded in China as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

COVID-19 cases in China have hit a daily record across China, prompting government officials to expand pandemic lockdowns, days after authorities reported the country’s first coronavirus death in six months.

New York Daily News - Top Stories - 9 days ago

America is strong on Thanksgiving two years after COVID

I am a health care leader who has seen the strength of the American spirit up close over the last two years of COVID. Join me in giving thanks for those who have served our country.

Fox News - Top Stories - 9 days ago

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit a daily record

Businesses and neighborhoods from the manufacturing center of Guangzhou in the south to Beijing in the north are in various forms of lockdown.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 9 days ago

Opinion -- Don't assume Danielle Smith will stop re-litigating COVID if that's what Albertans want -- Duane Bratt -- - -- |

When the new premier despairs over COVID restrictions, she's siding with minority opinion in the province.

CBC News - Opinion - 9 days ago

China expands lockdowns as COVID cases soar to daily record high

China has recorded 31,444 new COVID-19 cases - exceeding the previous peak in April when Shanghai was in a city-wide lockdown that would last two months. It is also the highest daily figure since the virus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.

Sky News - Top Stories - 9 days ago

Use Covid-style tests to fight war against superbugs, say experts

Lord O’Neill says lateral-flow-esque kits could help GPs cut amount of prescribed antibiotics by 40 per cent

Telegraph UK - Health - 9 days ago

NSW's latest COVID wave showing signs of slowing

The rate of growth in case numbers slowed last week, in line with modelling that predicted NSW, and Australia, were already midway through its current Omicron wave.

Sydney Morning Herald - Health - 9 days ago

San Diego Unified's COVID-19 vaccine mandate struck down in court — again

A California appeals court agreed that only the state can create vaccine requirements for school attendance, not school districts.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 9 days ago

Video -- Unrest over COVID-19 policies and work conditions erupts into violence at Chinese iPhone factory -- Business

Employees at the world's biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls on Wednesday, according to witnesses and videos on social media, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections.

CBC News - Business - 10 days ago

World Cup gatherings may fuel Brazil's latest COVID wave, experts warn

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil faces a new wave of COVID cases just as the soccer crazed nation is gathering en masse to follow the World Cup, with new corona...

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 10 days ago

San Diego Unified's COVID-19 vaccine mandate gets struck down in court — again

An appeals court agreed that only the state can create vaccine requirements for school attendance, not school districts

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

U.S. renews push for COVID boosters as data show they protect

Americans who have gotten the updated COVID boosters appear better protected against symptomatic infection than those who haven't — at least for now.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 11 days ago

Beijing sees record COVID cases as China outbreak spirals

BEIJING: China's capital Beijing posted a record number of new COVID cases on Tuesday, with the city hunkering down under a tightening chokehold of restrictions that have sent schools online, closed...

International The News - Health - 11 days ago

That COVID-19 winter surge? It appears to be arriving, though booster rates remain low

Latest wastewater results show that newest Omicron variants are growing in prevalence

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Top Stories - 11 days ago

Florida COVID-19 cases steady ahead of Thanksgiving, but RSV and flu add to concern

Just because cases are low doesn't mean they'll stay that way. Experts share tips on how to avoid COVID-19, RSV and flu.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 12 days ago

US Supreme Court rejects nursing home's bid to move COVID death lawsuit into federal court

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Glenhaven Healthcare’s bid to move a lawsuit into federal court. The case refers to a nursing home resident who died from COVID-19.

Fox News - World - 12 days ago

China announces 1st COVID-19 death in almost 6 months

China has announced its first new death from COVID-19 in nearly half a year, that of an 87-year-old Beijing man, while imposing strict new measures.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 12 days ago

Masking up, testing, sanitizing: Staying safe this Thanksgiving with COVID-19, flu and RSV

This year's holiday happenings risk attracting some unwelcome guests, as respiratory viruses and the coronavirus could find fertile ground to spread, especially in crowded indoor settings.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 12 days ago

COVID taught me that I don't matter as an ER doctor. So I quit

I had planned to remain in the ER for the next 13 years until I retired. Instead, I...

San Francisco Chronicle - Opinion - 12 days ago

China announces first COVID-19 death in six months as it battles outbreaks

Nearly three years into the pandemic, while the rest of the world has largely reopened, Beijing has mostly kept the country's borders closed and discouraged domestic travel under its strict "zero-COVID" policy, despite the impact on normal life, the economy and rising public anger.

Sky News - Top Stories - 13 days ago

U.S. top envoy John Kerry tests positive for COVID-19 as U.N. climate talks drag

A spokeswoman says Kerry continues to work by phone. The news comes as talks are headed into the weekend, after the Friday deadline came and passed.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 14 days ago

US climate envoy John Kerry tests positive for COVID-19

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt: US Special Climate Envoy John Kerry has tested positive for COVID 19 at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, but continues to wo...

Peninsula Qatar - US News - 15 days ago

NFL games during 2020 season led to significant COVID spikes, study says

A study published Friday determined NFL games played during the 2020 season before a vaccine was available led to spikes in COVID cases.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 15 days ago

COVID infections fall across the UK for second week in row

The autumn booster vaccine programme has been credited by health experts for reducing cases, although nearly a quarter of over-70s have yet to receive a fresh jab.

Sky News - Top Stories - 15 days ago

L.A. County strongly recommends indoor masking as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations jump

Masking has returned to being "strongly recommended" in indoor public spaces in Los Angeles County. Coronavirus cases are rising across California.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 15 days ago

COVID deaths are levelling off but excess deaths rise

Official figures also show the number of excess deaths is on the increase

Sky News - Top Stories - 18 days ago

China's zero-COVID rules spark violent protests

The Haizhu district in Guangzhou has been placed under strict stay-at-home measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, with the city recording more than 5,000 new cases in one day.

Sky News - Top Stories - 18 days ago

Cambodia PM tests positive for Covid - follow live

Cambodian leader said he had tested positive last night and that the test had been confirmed this morning

Independent UK - World - 18 days ago

COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising in infants under 6 months, CDC director says

Children younger than 6 months have faced the second-highest rate of COVID-19 hospitalization across all age groups, trailing only those ages 65 and up.

Los Angeles Times - Science - 19 days ago

Julien Tan/FeatureChina/AP -- Life in zero-Covid China is becoming intolerable

"While I fully agree that China's hard-line approach to Covid-19 containment has saved lives, the policy's impacts are beginning to seem worse than the disease," writes Matthew Bossons in Shanghai.

CNN - Opinion - 19 days ago

China tightens restrictions as rise in coronavirus cases is reported

Everyone in a district of 1.8 million people in China’s southern metropolis of Guangzhou has been ordered to undergo virus testing while a major city in the southwest closed schools.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 20 days ago

China eases quarantine rules for arrivals despite rise in COVID cases

Incoming travelers will spend less time in quarantine — five days instead of seven — under new changes to China's sweeping coronavirus controls.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 22 days ago

People with long COVID face barriers to government disability benefits

When Josephine Cabrera Taveras was infected with COVID-19 in spring 2020, she didn’t anticipate that the virus would knock her out of work for two years and put her family at risk for eviction.

Chicago Tribune - Health - 23 days ago

Column: Closing schools in the pandemic was bad. Keeping them all open would have been worse

Opponents of closing schools for COVID never talk about how bad the pandemic would have been if they were all kept open.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 24 days ago

WHO reports 90% drop in world COVID-19 deaths since February

The World Health Organization says the latest weekly count of COVID-19 deaths worldwide is nearly 90% below levels seen nine months ago.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 24 days ago

COVID-19 still a leading cause of death in L.A. County, even amid 'milder' Omicron surge

COVID-19 was the second leading cause of death in Los Angeles County in the first six months of 2022, illustrating the outsized impact the pandemic has had on mortality rates.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 24 days ago

COVID-19 cases rise in Florida as new omicron subvariants increase

COVID-19 cases increased last week in Florida, though hospitalizations are staying down for now, says the Florida Department of Health.

Orlando Sentinel - Health - 26 days ago

Walt Disney drops COVID-19 vaccination mandate from many TV shows as shutdown fears recede

Walt Disney has dropped a requirement for members of TV crews to be vaccinated against COVID-19 on a group of TV shows.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 26 days ago

COVID-related fear and rumors in Foxconn factory drive workers to flee

Numerous witness accounts suggested that it was fear generated from rumours, COVID-related misinformation and closed-loop factory management that drove the workers to run.

Global Voices - Business - 26 days ago

Apple warns of iPhone delays following COVID restrictions at Chinese factory

The company says "the facility is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity" and that shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will be lower than expected.

Sky News - Top Stories - 26 days ago

Why is China still imposing COVID lockdowns?

China is one of the few remaining countries still enforcing a Zero COVID policy. People face strict lockdowns, regular mass testing, constant scanning of health "green" codes when travelling to most places, and restrictions.

Sky News - Top Stories - 26 days ago

The Path From Pandemic: How COVID-19 will change American life

An occasional series of stories about the transition out of the COVID-19 pandemic and how life in the U.S. will be changed in its wake.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 29 days ago

A 'tripledemic' of flu, RSV and COVID is feared in California

A confluence of respiratory illnesses has some California officials warning of a possible triple threat that could strain healthcare systems.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 29 days ago

Pfizer study says updated COVID boosters rev up antibody protection

Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 booster significantly revved up adults’ virus-fighting antibodies, according to early findings from a rigorous study of the new shots.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 29 days ago

All the pretty horses: Equine passengers travel on first Russian train to N.Korea since COVID

Russia and North Korea restarted train travel for the first time since railway journeys were cut during the COVID pandemic with an unusually opulent cargo - 30 grey thoroughbred horses.

Reuters - Weird - 1 month ago

Workers walk out of Chinese iPhone factory, highlighting COVID woes

Workers who assemble Apple Inc.’s newest iPhone walked away from a factory in central China following virus outbreaks and complaints of unsafe working conditions.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Biden gets updated COVID-19 booster shot, promotes vaccine

President Biden gets his updated COVID-19 booster shot and urges millions of people who have yet to be boosted to do so by Halloween.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

China launches an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine in an apparent world first

China's largest city, Shanghai, has started administering an aerosol COVID-19 vaccine that recipients suck in through their mouths, state media said.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Panel votes to add COVID shots to recommended vaccinations

A panel of U.S. vaccine experts says COVID-19 shots should be added to the lists of recommended vaccinations for kids and adults.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

COVID vaccination rates have dropped 50% in Africa, WHO says

The World Health Organization says the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses being given in Africa has dropped by more than 50% over the past three months.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

U.S. clears Novavax vaccine for use as COVID-19 booster

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax, and the CDC has recommended it.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Indonesia launches its first home-grown COVID-19 vaccine

Indonesia's leader launched the country's first home-grown COVID-19 shot Thursday to help reduce its dependency on imported vaccines.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Biden administration extends COVID public health emergency

The Biden administration says the COVID-19 public health emergency will continue through Jan. 11 as officials brace for a spike in cases this winter.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

U.S. approves updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5

The FDA approves updated COVID-19 booster shots for children as young as 5. The CDC must now sign off before the shots can begin.

Los Angeles Times - Health - 1 month ago

Researchers find majority of long Covid patients are women

Researchers believe differences in immune responses could explain gender gap

Independent UK - Health - 1 month ago

Doctors fear California law aimed at COVID-19 misinformation could do more harm than good

Doctors who spread misinformation about COVID-19 could face disciplinary measures in California under a new state law.

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

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

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

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

The COVID-19 Booster's Public Relations Problem

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

ProPublica - Health - 2 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Health - 2 months ago

Two dozen hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lancaster County

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

Lancaster Online - Top Stories - 2 months ago

Israel rolls out new omicron-tailored COVID-19 vaccines

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

YNET News - Science - 2 months ago

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

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

BuzzFeed News - Science - 2 months ago

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

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

YNET News - Science - 2 months ago

Israel to launch Omicron-adapted COVID vaccination campaign this week

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

YNET News - Science - 2 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Technology - 2 months ago

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

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

YNET News - Science - 2 months ago

After months of steady decline, COVID cases bounce back

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

YNET News - Science - 2 months ago

Community aids in Filipino food truck's pandemic rebound -- Owner encourages customers to "give a high five" to local businesses raising prices. "It means a lot."

Owner encourages customers to "give a high five" to local businesses raising prices. "It means a lot."

CBS News - Business - 3 months ago

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

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

YNET News - Science - 3 months ago

First Lady Jill Biden tests negative for COVID-19

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

New York Daily News - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

The Baltimore Sun - Top Stories - 3 months ago

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

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

BuzzFeed News - Science - 3 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

Global Voices - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 3 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 5 months ago

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

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

Boston Globe - Opinion - 5 months ago

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

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

Houston Chronicle - US News - 5 months ago

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

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

Houston Chronicle - US News - 5 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 5 months ago

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

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

Houston Chronicle - US News - 6 months ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 6 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 6 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 6 months ago

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

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

Boston Globe - Business - 6 months ago

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

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

New York Daily News - Health - 6 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year 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 - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

Tales from the pandemic

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

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

Americans spent less in July as COVID-19 cases surged

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

Houston Chronicle - Technology - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Technology - 1 year ago

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

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

ProPublica - Health - 1 year ago