Tag: medical conditions

No, you’re not crazy. Yes, the CDC’s mask guidelines are confusing — why you should wear a mask indoors even if you’re vaccinated

Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Make one. Buy one. Wear it outdoors. Wear it indoors. Confused? You’re not alone. “The delta variant is...

Israel Begins Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for At-Risk Children Under 12 as Delta Cases Surge

TEL AVIV—Israel authorized the use of Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 vaccine for vulnerable children between five and 11 years old, as cases of the highly contagious...

Tokyo Sets Daily Record for Covid-19 Cases as Olympics Roll On

TOKYO—Tokyo on Tuesday set a daily record for Covid-19 cases, reporting 2,848 new infections on the fifth day of the Summer Olympics in the Japanese...

Don’t wait — back-to-school shopping will be more expensive and more challenging this year

Families are getting a welcome taste of normalcy with most schools slated to reopen for in-person learning in the fall, but back-to-school shopping this year...

No, asking if someone is vaccinated is not a violation of HIPAA

Days after being temporarily suspended from Twitter TWTR, +3.05% for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was again a top story on the social...

Covid-19 Vaccine Scams Hit India as Country Struggles With Immunizations

NEW DELHI—One morning in late May, hundreds of people from an upscale housing complex in a Mumbai suburb lined up to receive their first dose...

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...

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...

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...