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

Biden declares urgency over Mississippi water crisis

JACKSON, Mississippi, Aug 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration approved an emergency declaration regarding a water crisis in the state of Mississippi and on Tuesday ordered federal aid to supplement the response to the state. “Emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75% of federal funding for a period … Read more

Populous Chinese cities including Shenzhen speed up COVID restrictions

BEIJING, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Several major Chinese cities stepped up COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, with Shenzhen closing more businesses and Dalian locking down millions, renewing economic uncertainty and delaying the start of the school year for some. The new measures, which are expected to last only a few days for now, reflect China’s insistence … Read more

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement on COVID vaccine

Moderna’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 26 (Reuters) – Moderna sued Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Friday for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved … Read more

US judge blocks Idaho emergency abortion ban; Texas Restrictions Allowed

FILE PHOTO – Abortion rights protesters take part in nationwide protests following the leak of the Supreme Court’s opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade on abortion rights, in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 14, 2022. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 24 (Reuters) – A federal … Read more

Fauci, in the face of the American response to COVID, resigns from his government posts

The immunologist has been an adviser to seven presidents Fauci has been reviled by Trump and Republican lawmakers He faced death threats due to pandemic policies Aug 22 (Reuters) – Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease official who has become the face of the US response to the COVID-19 pandemic under Presidents Donald … Read more

North Korea declares victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared victory over COVID-19 and his sister said he too had caught the virus, while vowing “deadly retaliation” against the South Korea, which the North blames for causing the outbreak. Kim ordered the lifting of the maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, while … 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

US declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move that should free up additional funds and tools to fight the disease. The US tally topped 6,600 on Wednesday, nearly all cases among men who have sex with men. “We’re ready to take … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator on Thursday reported a causal link between the death of an individual and that of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been established in the country. The person developed a rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, shortly after … Read more