People In Counties That Backed Trump Were Twice As Likely To Die From COVID: Study

Americans in counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2020 were 2.26 times more likely to die of COVID-19 than in counties that voted for Joe Biden, according to a new analysis of data. The extra toll in Republican counties is significant, especially given that one million people have now died of COVID-19 in … Read more

Davos is back but participants have to be vaccinated and tested

The World Economic Forum is returning to Davos in May after canceling previous meetings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fabrice Coffrini | Afp | Getty Images The rich, famous and most powerful are once again returning to the Alpine retreat of Davos, Switzerland, next week following a two year coronavirus-induced hiatus that had forced the … Read more

Today’s coronavirus news: North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available. 8:29 a.m. North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread … Read more

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest its spread ‘pretty wide’

The rising number of monkeypox cases in the US and Europe suggest the virus has already spread widely across communities, but it won’t likely cause a major epidemic like Covid, Pfizer board member and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Now that there’s been community spread, it may be hard to … Read more

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: I’ve finally got Covid, but I’m tackling it with two surprising remedies

After more than two years dodging the Covid-19 bullet, I have been struck down. This is particularly galling because throughout the pandemic I’ve tried to reduce my risk by avoiding packed places, such as pubs, and wearing a mask on public transport and in shops. But the cunning virus finally got to me via my … Read more

Covid Latest: Autumn Vaccines Are Coming, Here’s What We Know So Far

Another season, another vaccine. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) has advised the government to provide an autumn Covid-19 booster programme. The government has confirmed the autumn program will be rolled out ahead of the winter months, when Covid-19 infections typically increase. Here’s what we know about the autumn jabs so far. Who … Read more

WHO confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with outbreaks in 11 countries

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner | CDC via AP The World Health Organization has confirmed … Read more

Australians vote to determine conservative government future

Polling stations have opened across eastern Australia as voters decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government will defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term By ROD McGIRK Associated Press May 20, 2022, 11:12 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — Polling stations opened across … Read more

World Health Organization confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with outbreaks in 11 countries

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner | CDC via AP The World Health Organization has confirmed … Read more

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it’s spread ‘pretty wide’

The rising number of monkeypox cases in the US and Europe suggest the virus has already spread widely across communities, but it won’t likely cause a major epidemic like Covid, Pfizer board member and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Now that there’s been community spread, it may be hard to … Read more