Health

Steve November 30, 2021

U.S. health advisers have endorsed an antiviral drug from Merck to treat COVID-19 By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer December 1, 2021, 12:39 AM • 5 min read WASHINGTON — A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Gay and bisexual men of color in the United States have less access to diagnostic services, such as HIV Rapid Testing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Photo by Equality Michigan/Wikimedia Commons Nov. 30 (UPI) — New HIV infections have increased among Hispanic gay and bisexual men in the United States over […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says no member of the National Guard will be allowed to participate in drills or other training required to maintain their status in the Guard unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are given an exemption By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer November 30, 2021, 8:31 PM • 3 min […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Lawyers for a handful of states say members of the Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma are abusing the bankruptcy process By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press November 30, 2021, 7:18 PM • 4 min read NEW YORK — A federal judge should reject a sweeping settlement to thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Archaeologists have unearthed the first Roman mosaic of its kind in the UK. Today (Thursday 25th November 2021), a rare Roman mosaic and surrounding villa complex have been protected as a Scheduled Monument by DCMS on the advice of Historic England. The decision follows archaeological work undertaken by a team from University of Leicester Archaeological […]

Steve November 30, 2021

1/5 People with weakened immune systems are at increased risk for COVID-19 after being fully vaccinated, according to a new study. File photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo Nov. 30 (UPI) — COVID-19 infections in people who are fully vaccinated are rare, but more common and severe among those with weaker immune systems, an […]

Steve November 30, 2021

All air passengers coming to Portugal must board their planes with a negative coronavirus test if they want to enter the country beginning on Wednesday By The Associated Press November 30, 2021, 4:53 PM • 11 min read LISBON, Portugal — All air passengers coming to Portugal must board their planes with a negative coronavirus […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Britain says it will offer all adults a booster dose of vaccine within two months to bolster the nation’s immunity as the new omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads By SYLVIA HUI Associated Press November 30, 2021, 4:50 PM • 3 min read LONDON — New measures to combat the new omicron variant of coronavirus […]

Steve November 30, 2021

The Czech Republic’s outgoing and incoming prime ministers have put aside their differences to support an initiative to administer 1 million COVID-19 booster shots in a week ByThe Associated Press November 30, 2021, 12:11 PM • 2 min read PRAGUE — The Czech Republic’s outgoing and incoming prime ministers put aside their differences on Tuesday […]

Steve November 30, 2021

Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm By RAF CASERT and CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press December 1, 2021, 12:22 AM • 5 min […]