European Central Bank makes biggest ever interest rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank made its largest interest rate hike on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in a global rush of rapid rate hikes designed to stifle inflation that is squeezing consumers and push Europe into recession. The bank’s board of governors raised its main benchmarks … Read more

Chengdu in China enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Chengdu, southwest China, have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city’s population of 21 million despite a major earthquake that left killed at least 65 people in outlying areas. Footage circulating online on Tuesday showed workers wearing top-to-bottom protective gear preventing residents of apartment buildings from exiting through locked … Read more

FDA clears updated COVID boosters suitable for Omicron subvariants

The Biden administration’s planned fall COVID-19 recall campaign has lifted a key regulatory hurdle, after the Food and Drug Administration announcement On Wednesday, he authorized updated shots suitable for Omicron variant of the virus for Americans from the age of 12. People could get the new booster as little as 2 months after their last … Read more

Thai PM suspended as court mulls over whether he defied term limits

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government held its first formal meetings on Thursday under an interim prime minister, after a court ordered the suspension of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a day earlier when he was examining whether he had violated the legal limits of the mandate. Prayuth’s impeachment will likely only be temporary since the Constitutional … Read more

Study: Pfizer’s COVID pill showed no benefit in young adults

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer’s COVID-19 pill appears to provide little or no benefit to young adults, while reducing the risk of hospitalization and death in high-risk older adults, according to a large study released Wednesday. The results of an Israeli study of 109,000 patients are likely to renew questions about the US government’s use of … Read more

DeSantis’ rival will come out of Florida’s high-stakes primary

MIAMI (AP) – Government of Florida. Ron DeSantis is set to learn the identity of his general election opponent on Tuesday as Democrats choose between a man who has spent his life in politics — largely as a Republican — and a woman who is running as “somebody.” something new” as she searches for her … Read more

US, South Korea open biggest drills in years over North threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and South Korea began their largest combined military training in years on Monday as they bolster their defense posture against the growing North Korean nuclear threat. The drills could provoke an angry reaction from North Korea, which has ramped up its weapons testing activity to a record … Read more

Polio in US, UK and Israel reveals rare oral vaccine risk

LONDON (AP) — For years, global health officials have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign to wipe out polio in its last remaining strongholds — typically impoverished and politically unstable corners of the world. world. Now, in a surprising twist to the decades-long effort to eradicate the virus, … Read more

Scientists fear polio plan could be a repeat of the COVID horror show

Polio reappeared in the United States for the first time in a generation. On July 18, the New York State Department of Health told the US Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention that it had detected poliovirus, which can cause paralysis or death in a small percentage of cases, in a young adult from … Read more

Finland asks the question: can a prime minister party like a rock star?

HELSINKI (AP) — In a leaked video, Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin is seen dancing and singing with friends at a private party. The 36-year-old leader poses for the camera. She is sitting on her knees, her hands behind her head. She is entangled in a group hug. She is having a good time. Countless … Read more