Brazil just reached a grim Covid-19 milestone, and a reporter based in Sao Paulo doesn’t see the situation improving in the near future.
The new variant will not be limited to India, but will likely emerge in other parts of the world as well, said Dr. Kavita Patel of the Brookings Institution.
The European Union could open up a “Pandora’s box” if it restricts exports of Covid vaccines, said James Crabtree of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Covid-19 cases are rising and hospitalizations have plateaued in the U.S. even as the country set a new record for coronavirus vaccine doses administered in one day on Saturday.
“It’s not good public policy what the governors of Arizona, Florida and Texas are doing,” Gupta said. “It just doesn’t make sense from a scientific standpoint.”
Germany was initially widely praised for its handling of the pandemic. A year on, and the situation is very different with Merkel under pressure.
British economist and author of “Doughnut Economics” Kate Raworth believes it is simply a matter of time before the concept is adopted at a national level.
Shares of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group in Hong Kong plunged 4.83% by Wednesday afternoon in the city.
Airlines and travel groups urge Biden administration to come up with a plan to lift international travel restrictions.
As of Wednesday evening, more than 36 million people have been inoculated per data from the Indian health ministry.
The patient with the Brazil variant is a Brooklyn resident in their 90s with no travel history, according to a press release.
The variant first discovered in the U.K. is seen as the reason for the new spike. The strain is reported to be much more virulent than the original one.
Paul claimed that people are not at risk of Covid after they have recovered or have been vaccinated, and, therefore, do not need to wear masks.
Herd immunity refers to the situation where a disease cannot spread easily in a population because most people are immune to it.
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Covid-19 cases “will climb now if we stop taking precautions,” even as more Americans are vaccinated.
Families with school-aged children, shouldn’t bank on spending time this summer in the countries that are relaxing travel requirements for vaccinated people.
As trends in the U.S. improve compared to the winter surge, Europe is now facing a new wave of infections
The Theranos founder’s fraud trail has already been delayed three times because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr. Vin Gupta said high rates of vaccine hesitancy “will determine the trajectory of this pandemic” to the detriment of all Americans.
“It is important to emphasize that we have not opted out of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but that we are putting it on hold,” the country’s National Board of Health said.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb said that he thinks “the bigger issue” will be when demand for vaccines drops off.
Alaska on Tuesday became the first state to make Covid vaccines available to anyone 16 and older who works or lives in the state, effective immediately.
Countries cannot let their guard down and must ramp up efforts to contain Covid-19 in the face of more new cases, said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan of the WHO.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the city had enough supply of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to cover demand from eligible residents.
A new CDC study published on Friday found that local mask requirements and limited dining at restaurants can help reduce the spread of Covid-19.
“And when there is mass trauma, it affects communities for many years to come,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Former acting CDC director Richard Besser explains why he’s worried about states reopening too soon.
While daily new cases of Covid-19 are significantly down from the peak in early January, the decline has plateaued in recent days at a worryingly high level.