Health

Steve November 27, 2021

The PM has announced that all travellers entering the UK must take a PCR test by the end of the second day after their arrival, and must self-isolate until they receive a negative test result. Boris Johnson stresses he does not want to stop travel, and border measures can only slow down the spread of […]

Steve November 27, 2021

Czech President Miloš Zeman has been discharged from the capital’s military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus ByThe Associated Press November 27, 2021, 4:36 PM • 2 min read PRAGUE — Czech President Miloš Zeman was discharged Saturday from the capital’s military hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 77-year-old Zeman had already […]

Steve November 27, 2021

Germany’s health minister says he hopes that the sight of air force planes transferring patients across the country will act as a “wake-up call” to millions who are still holding out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 ByThe Associated Press November 27, 2021, 4:35 PM • 2 min read BERLIN — Germany’s health minister said Saturday […]

Steve November 27, 2021

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has popped up in more European countries, just days after being identified in South Africa By PAN PYLAS Associated Press November 28, 2021, 7:30 AM • 7 min read LONDON — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more […]

Steve November 26, 2021

The world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant that is potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled waves of infection on nearly every continent By RAF CASERT and CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press November 27, 2021, 2:04 AM • 7 min read BRUSSELS — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

Steve November 26, 2021

An advisory panel of the World Health Organization has classified a worrying new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa as a highly transmissible virus of concern, naming it “Omicron” under its Greek letter system By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press November 26, 2021, 8:35 PM • 3 min read GENEVA — An advisory panel of […]

Steve November 26, 2021

Poland isn’t planning any new lockdowns or other restrictions despite skyrocketing COVID-19 infections and deaths By VANESSA GERA Associated Press November 26, 2021, 4:48 PM • 3 min read WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s resistance to introducing new lockdowns and restrictions amid skyrocketing COVID-19 infections and deaths is drawing criticism from the country’s medical professionals and […]

Steve November 26, 2021

U.S. health officials say Merck’s experimental COVID-19 pill is effective but they raised questions about its safety during pregnancy By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer November 26, 2021, 4:34 PM • 5 min read Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from […]