Health

Steve November 29, 2021

Researchers say symptoms of “long-COVID” are similar to those of chronic fatigue syndrome. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Nov. 29 (UPI) — People with “long-haul” COVID-19 have symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and other breathing problems months after first testing positive for the virus, a study published Monday by the Journal of […]

Steve November 29, 2021

The Supreme Court has turned away an emergency appeal from employees at the largest hospital system in Massachusetts who object to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds ByThe Associated Press November 29, 2021, 8:52 PM • 1 min read WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned away an emergency appeal from employees at the largest […]

Steve November 29, 2021

The health secretary says told MPs that vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given. Sajid Javid said the UK was entering winter in a “strong position” with falling numbers of hospital admissions and deaths. But he said the Omicron variant “spreads very rapidly” and he expected figures to […]

Steve November 29, 2021

1/3 A travel ban on Monday went into effect in the United States that will block arrivals from South Africa and several other nations in southern Africa in an effort to prevent spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Nov. 29 (UPI) — Scientists around the world are […]

Steve November 29, 2021

Doctors in South Africa, where the new coronavirus variant omicron was detected, say the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms By The Associated Press November 29, 2021, 2:42 PM • 5 min read WARSAW, Poland – Poland is suspending flights to seven southern African countries where […]

Steve November 29, 2021

Britain is extending its COVID-19 booster vaccine program to millions more people as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the new omicron variant, which is feared to be more contagious and vaccine resistant By PAN PYLAS Associated Press November 29, 2021, 4:51 PM • 4 min read LONDON — Britain is extending its […]

Steve November 29, 2021

The World Health Organization says the global risk from the omicron variant of the coronavirus is “very high” based on early evidence, and it could lead to surges with “severe consequences.” By JAMEY KEATEN, RAF CASERT and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press November 29, 2021, 8:53 PM • 5 min read GENEVA — The World Health […]

Steve November 29, 2021

President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to receive a booster shot, as he seeks to quell concerns over the newly-identified COVID-19 variant named omicron By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press November 29, 2021, 12:56 PM • 2 min read WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to […]

Steve November 29, 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urging people to “test much more” after six cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid were identified in Scotland. Some of those affected have no travel history and are thought to have caught the virus in the community. Ms Sturgeon asked people to “test before you go” with LFDs […]

Steve November 29, 2021

Malaysians working in Singapore are holding joyful reunions with their loved ones after returning to their homeland following the partial reopening of a land border that has been shuttered for nearly two years due to the pandemic By SYAWALLUDIN ZAIN Associated Press November 29, 2021, 8:53 AM • 3 min read JOHOR BAHRU, Malaysia — […]

Steve November 28, 2021

Australian authorities have announced a third case of the omicron COVID-19 variant as government leaders reconsider plans to relax border restrictions this week By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press November 29, 2021, 4:54 AM • 3 min read CANBERRA, Australia — Australian authorities announced on Monday a third case of the omicron COVID-19 variant as government […]

Steve November 28, 2021

Japan is suspending the entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads ByThe Associated Press November 29, 2021, 4:41 AM • 6 min read TOKYO — Japan announced Monday it will suspend entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads. Prime […]