Tag: Epidemics

Covid-19 Surge Hits Myanmar’s Hobbled Healthcare System

The scenes in Myanmar, where coronavirus cases are rising rapidly, are reminiscent of Covid-19 surges in India and Indonesia, with hospitals turning away the sick...

7 new travel planning rules of the COVID era

A lot has changed in the travel world since the pre-pandemic days of 2019. Even if it seems like your life is going back to...

Feds seize sites posing as Walmart web pages to sell phony COVID-19 cures

The U.S. Department of Justice has seized two internet domains that had allegedly been set up to look like Walmart WMT, -0.49% web pages selling...

US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

MISSION, Kan. — COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors...

Pfizer, BioNTech Join Halting Effort to Produce Covid-19 Vaccines in Africa

Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE said Wednesday that their Covid-19 vaccine will be partly produced in South Africa from next year, joining a...

Dow opens higher as stocks extend rebound rally

U.S. stocks opened higher Wednesday, as healthy corporate earnings reports support a rebound from a plunge that kicked off the week on fears that the...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine may not perform as well against Delta variant, says study

The one-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is much less effective against the Delta variant than it is against the original version of COVID-19, according to...

Haiti Inaugurates New Leader Two Weeks After President’s Assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— Ariel Henry, a prominent neurosurgeon backed by the U.S., became Haiti’s new prime minister Tuesday, as it began official ceremonies to mourn assassinated...

India’s Covid-19 Death Toll Is Likely in the Millions, Study Finds

NEW DELHI—The true tally of Covid-19 deaths in India following a devastating spring surge is likely close to 10 times higher than the country’s official...

Canada to Reopen Border for Fully Vaccinated U.S. Tourists in August

OTTAWA—Canada said it would allow fully vaccinated Americans to enter the country for recreational or tourist activities beginning Aug. 9, more than a year after...

Dow books 725-point loss, worst day since October, as spread of delta variant and global tensions rattle investors

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Monday, joining the selloff in global equities, as concerns grew about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus...

Facebook refutes White House criticism over vaccine misinformation, decries ‘finger pointing’

After coming under fire from President Joe Biden and the U.S. surgeon general, who both said last week that misinformation on social media is killing...

Pfizer is making the case for COVID-19 booster shots, but Fauci says we don’t need a third dose yet

A very public regulatory debate about COVID-19 booster shots has seemingly put Pfizer at odds with federal health officials who say it’s not necessary to...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

First Covid-19 Infections Among Athletes in Olympic Village Are Confirmed

TOKYO—Two athletes staying at the Olympic Village in Tokyo have tested positive for Covid-19, the organizers of the Games said. The infections are the first...

Dow futures drift higher as investors watch for retail sales to end the week

U.S. stock-index futures on Friday were trading slightly higher ahead of a data on June retail sales, after a week featuring assurances by Federal Reserve...

Canada Eyes Reopening Border to U.S. Tourists in Mid-August

OTTAWA—Canada could start allowing Americans into the country for recreational or tourist activities starting in mid-August, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office said late Thursday. The...

Oil slumps on OPEC compromise expectations, COVID variant concerns

Oil futures fell Thursday, extending a slump that began in the previous session after data showed a rise in U.S. fuel supplies and after reports...

China’s Economic Growth Slows in the Second Quarter

BEIJING—China’s economic rebound slowed in the second quarter but continued to show unusual resilience more than a year after the country largely got control of...

South Africa’s Looting, Violence Reflect Inequalities Exacerbated by Covid-19 Pandemic

JOHANNESBURG—Violence and looting in parts of South Africa, triggered by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, are broadening to reflect more deep-seated problems in...

Fire in Coronavirus Hospital in Iraq Kills at Least 58 People

BAGHDAD—A fire caused by an exploding oxygen canister killed at least 58 people in a hospital treating Covid-19 patients in southern Iraq late Monday in...

Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine boosters not needed for now, with delta variant mostly infecting the unvaccinated

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a top medical adviser to President Joe Biden, did the round of...

Stay bullish and buy dips in the S&P 500 because it will keep grinding higher, says this strategist

That grind higher should continue, with the blue-chip index heading for more highs ahead, according to financial newsletter The Kobeissi Letter in our call of...

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

TAIPEI—Taiwan is struggling with the pandemic, short on vaccines and locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the shot BioNTech SE co-developed...

These Countries Are Looking Ahead to Living With Covid-19

A handful of countries, including the U.S., are leading the way toward a future where Covid-19 has faded into the background. Even as the highly...