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First signs of new COVID-19 wave seen in colder countries
Cases and hospitalizations are rising in Belgium, the UK and Denmark.
‘The strain is the worst of my lifetime’: how Bill Gates is staying optimistic
Covid and Ukraine war were major setbacks in pursuit of global development goals, philanthropist admits, but cutting back on aid would be ‘tragic’
EU stonewalls over von der Leyen’s role in multibillion-euro Pfizer vaccine deal
European Court of Auditors accuses Commission of refusing to release details of how the bloc’s biggest vaccine contract was negotiated.
New York ends mask requirement for subways, buses and other mass transit
New Yorkers are no longer required to wear masks on subways, buses and other mass transit, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday.
U.S. monkeypox outbreak is slowing as vaccines become more accessible, health officials say
The U.S. monkeypox outbreak is slowing as vaccines have become more available and there’s broader public awareness about what actions individuals can take to lower their risk of infection, according to White House health officials.
Los Angeles health officials are investigating the death of a person who had monkeypox
Los Angeles health officials are investigating the death of a person who had monkeypox.
New York declares state of emergency over polio to boost low vaccination rates
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday declared a state of emergency over polio to boost vaccination rates in the state amid further evidence that the virus is spreading in communities.
The Biden administration is gambling that a little-studied vaccine can stop monkeypox
To prevent the disease from becoming endemic, the U.S. needs a vaccine that stops transmission, but no one knows if Jynneos does that.
Get the new Omicron booster and a flu shot, White House says
The new COVID-19 vaccines that gained final approval last week mark a new stage in the fight against the disease, top Biden administration health officials said during a Tuesday press briefing.
In battleground Pennsylvania, Trump-backed Mastriano sticks with hard-right rhetoric
In the battle for Pennsylvania's governorship, one of the biggest U.S. midterm election races, Trump-backed Republican Doug Mastriano badly trails his Democratic opponent in fundraising, lags in polls and has yet to go on air with ads.
Novak Djokovic’s absence from the US Open has made him a hero to the right
The three-time champion at Flushing Meadows is forbidden from entering the US. Many conservatives have used him to push their agenda
Monkeypox apathy will 'condemn people to suffer,' Latin American activists say
Gay rights activists from across Latin America have called for the region's governments to take firm steps to prevent the spread of monkeypox, saying a lack of will to provide vaccines and diagnose cases is hurting the region's gay and b...
EU regulator approves Omicron vaccines
The European Union’s drug regulator has recommended the use of two Omicron-tailored vaccines developed by the Pfizer-BioNTech partnership and Moderna Inc ahead of a fresh booster programme this fall across the continent.
WHO: New COVID cases, deaths keep falling nearly everywhere
The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported globally continued to fall nearly everywhere in the world in what the World Health Organization described as a “welcome decline” at a media briefing on Wednesday.
Elon Musk thinks the population will collapse. Demographers say it's not happening
Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted, not for the first time, that "population collapse due to low birth rates is a much bigger risk to civilization than global warming." Climate change is a serious problem facing the planet and experts say it'...
Moderna Sues Pfizer Over Covid Vaccine
In a statement issued on Friday, Moderna says Pfizer and BioNTech infringed on its patents in developing their vaccine shots.
Why You Should Be Freaking Out About the $1.6 Billion Conservative Mystery Donation
It’s not about the legality. It's about the loop.
America used to regulate business. Now government subsidises it
What’s to blame? The change in the balance of power between large corporations and the government
Vaccine business: The days of free vaccines may soon end in the U.S.
The U.S. government is planning to stop paying for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and shift the bill onto the health care industry and eventually the consumer—possibly making it one of the first countries to end the practice of giving...
Instagram and Facebook suspend Robert Kennedy Jr’s anti-vaccine group
Critics calls move ‘too late too little’ after group repeatedly violated policies on Covid-19 misinformation
CDC admits to botched Covid-19 response
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged flaws in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and announced plans to restructure the agency to rehabilitate its public image and better respond to future public he...
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for Covid-19 after 4 jabs
Albert Bourla, CEO of drugmaker Pfizer, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has "very mild symptoms," he said in a tweet on Monday.
How can countries protect themselves against cyber warfare?
Cybersecurity has become a top priority for governments, businesses and critical infrastructure operators, especially since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which has been marked by sophisticated cyber attacks.
Update of the CDC's guidelines for dealing with the corona virus: There is no longer a difference between vaccinated, unvaccinated and not validly vaccinated
The CDC updates its recommendations regarding Covid-19. The main change in the recommendations is that from now on those exposed to the virus are not required to be isolated (it is recommended to wear a mask for 10 days and get tested af...
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