Health

Steve September 22, 2021

Travelers and authorities from India and many African countries are furious — and confused — about Britain’s new COVID-19 travel rules, calling them discriminatory By CARA ANNA, DANICA KIRKA and SHEIKH SAALIQ Associated Press September 22, 2021, 7:30 PM • 4 min read NAIROBI, Kenya — Travelers and authorities from India and some African countries […]

Steve September 22, 2021

President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press September 22, 2021, 7:20 PM • 7 min read President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world […]

Steve September 22, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to rule soon on Pfizer’s bid for extra doses, after its advisers last week dramatically scaled back the Biden administrations plans for boosters for everyone By The Associated Press September 22, 2021, 3:32 PM • 12 min read WASHINGTON — Influential government advisers are debating which Americans should […]

Steve September 22, 2021

The World Health Organization says the number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week, with 3.6 million new cases reported globally, down from 4 million new infections the previous week By The Associated Press September 22, 2021, 10:50 AM • 9 min read The number of new COVID-19 cases continued to fall last […]

Steve September 22, 2021

President Joe Biden is set to announce that the U.S. is doubling, to 1 billion doses, its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID-19 shots to share with the world By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press September 22, 2021, 10:06 AM • 5 min read President Joe Biden is set to announce that the United States is doubling its […]

Steve September 22, 2021

image source, Getty Imagesimage captionThe Army helped drive ambulances for the Welsh trust during the winter Covid wave Welsh ambulance crews are spending whole shifts waiting to off-load patients, according to a front-line worker. With the service under increased pressure from the latest Covid wave, Paul Amphlett, a medical technician, said morale was at “rock-bottom”. […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the U_N_ meeting of world leaders, a day after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a grim warning that “we are on the edge of an abyss.” By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press September 22, 2021, 7:30 AM • 6 min read UNITED […]

Steve September 22, 2021

Hawaii officials are facing pressure to increase COVID-19 testing for travelers By CALEB JONES Associated Press September 21, 2021, 10:55 PM • 6 min read HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are facing pressure to increase COVID-19 testing for travelers as the islands deal with a record surge of new infections, hospitalization and deaths. The calls come […]

Steve September 21, 2021

Plastic pollution clogs river systems for considerably longer than previously thought, new research from the University of Leicester shows. Macroplastics — or plastic litter more than 5mm in size — travel much slower through river systems than previously believed, at an average speed of less than 0.01 km per hour, and can remain in place […]