Tag: covid19

Families Thwart COVID-19 Patient Transfers as Third Wave Grips France

PARIS (Reuters) – In March, emergency room doctor Frederic Adnet needed to move COVID-19 patients from his fast-filling Paris hospital to less hard-hit regions of...

Scientists Call for New Probe Into COVID-19 Origins With or Without China

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A joint China-World Health Organization (WHO) study into COVID-19 has provided no credible answers about how the pandemic began, and more rigorous...

India Posts Record COVID-19 Cases, 13-fold Jump Over 2 Months

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s second wave of coronavirus infections continued to swell as it reported a record 115,736 new cases on Wednesday, a 13-fold...

COVID-19 Landing in Canada Despite Preflight Testing

(Reuters) – More than 1,000 air passengers arrived in Canada infected with COVID-19 over a recent four-week period despite obligatory pre-departure testing, according to federal...

Americans Seek Compensation for Failed COVID-19 Treatments From US Fund

(Reuters) – In March of last year, Steve Cicala took his wife, Susan, to the emergency room at Clara Maass Medical Center in New Jersey...

Amid Scramble for COVID-19 Vaccine, Latin America Turns to Russia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – As Bolivia struggled late last year to secure deals with large drug firms to supply COVID-19 vaccines, the incoming president, Luis...

Pfizer-BioNTech Testing Booster of COVID Vaccine in New Trial

(Reuters) – Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune...

US Community Health Centers Say They Have Given More Vaccines Than Government Data Show

(Reuters) – Some U.S. community health centers say they are doling out COVID-19 shots far faster than government data suggests, likely accounting for some of...

India becomes fastest country to reach 4 million COVID-19 vaccination mark

NEW DELHI: In a significant achievement, India has become the fastest country in the world to reach the 4 million COVID-19 vaccination mark in 18...

Oxford Finds COVID-19 Shot 76% Effective for 3 Months After Single Dose

LONDON (Reuters) – Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine showed in a study it had 76% efficacy against symptomatic infection for three months after a...

How the CARES Act Forgot America’s Most Vulnerable Hospitals

A federal economic relief package passed by Congress in March promised to provide a lifeline for hospitals, particularly those in rural communities where many facilities...

Nations fomented terror & disinformation campaign while N Delhi sent vaccines: India at UN

NEW DELHI: In a subtle but firm message to both Pakistan and China India on Monday asserted that while it is assisting other nations during...

California Keeps Key Virus Data Out of Public Sight

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the...

Cash-Strapped Venezuela Cannot Join COVAX Vaccine Program, PAHO Says

MEXICO CITY/CARACAS (Reuters) – The timeline has closed for Venezuela to join the COVAX facility for COVID-19 vaccines, an official with the Pan American Health...

Brazil Airlifts Emergency Oxygen In, Sick Babies Out of Pandemic-Battered Manaus

MANAUS, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s Air Force delivered emergency supplies of oxygen on Friday to the jungle state of Amazonas, and premature babies were to...

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine on Track for March Rollout, Still Aims for 1 Bln Doses This Year: Exec

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson is on track to roll out its single-shot coronavirus vaccine in March, and plans to have clear data on...

Critical Care Staff Suffer Trauma and Severe Anxiety Due to COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly half of staff working in intensive care units (ICU) in England in the COVID-19 pandemic have severe anxiety, depression or post-traumatic...

Face Masks Protect Wearers, Others From COVID: Studies

(Reuters Health) – Two new literature reviews suggest face masks provide some protection to the wearer and when universally worn by the general public they...

Hair Shedding Surges in Low-Income Communities During COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of telogen effluvium (TE), or hair shedding, surged more than 400% among Hispanic/Latinx impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...

Comics Conveyed Public Health Storytelling During Pandemic

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Comics have contributed to the visual culture of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a way for people to share their experiences...

Tennessee Emerges as New COVID-19 Epicenter in US

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tennessee emerged on Wednesday as an epicenter of the latest COVID-19 surge as U.S. political leaders sought to guard against a...

CDC Advisers to Review Data on Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

(Reuters) – A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel will meet on Friday to review data on the COVID-19 vaccine developed...

Mumbai property registrations at 8-year high in November, up 67% on year

MUMBAI: Residential property sales in Mumbai, the country’s hottest property market, have continued to record a spike in registration in the festive month of November...

Russian State Employees Describe Pressure to Join Vaccine Trials

MOSCOW (Reuters) – In late September, Moscow municipal official Sergei Martyanov sent a series of text messages to his subordinates: “Colleagues!!!… What is this sabotage???”...

Former French President Giscard d’Estaing Dies of COVID-19 Complications at 94

PARIS (Reuters) – Former President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who championed European integration and helped modernise French society in the 1970s, has died at the age...