Long link between COVID and suicide: Scientists warn of hidden crisis

CHICAGO/LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Scott Taylor could never quit COVID-19. The 56-year-old, who caught the disease in the spring of 2020, had still not recovered about 18 months later when he took his own life at his home near Dallas, having lost his health, memory and ‘silver. “No one cares. No one wants to … Read more

Full of money, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4 billion

Aug 8 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Monday agreed to pay $5.4 billion in cash to sickle cell drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT.O)as it seeks to capitalize on an increase in revenue from its COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. Pfizer will pay $68.50 per GBT share, representing a 7.3% premium to its Friday closing price and … Read more

Explanation: Monkeypox in the United States: where could it spread next?

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at Northwell Health Immediate Care Center in Fire Island-Cherry Grove, New York, U.S., July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, in a bid … Read more

Inside the ultra-secure Swiss lab trying to stop the next pandemic

SPIEZ, Switzerland, July 31 (Reuters) – The setting is straight out of a spy thriller: crystal clear waters below, the snow-capped Swiss Alps above and in between, an ultra-secure facility for research of the deadliest pathogens in the world. The Spiez lab, known for its chemical, biological and nuclear threat detective work since World War … Read more

If you’re at high risk, don’t wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe illness who have not yet received a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation vaccines targeting Omicron due in the fall, five said vaccine experts at Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is thriving, … Read more