Deborah Birx Says Trump Officials Made Her Change COVID Data Sent To States

Dr. Deborax Birx, the White House COVID-19 coordinator under President Donald Trump, told House lawmakers she was asked to withhold or change information on weekly pandemic data reports sent to state and local health officials, including guidance on masks. Birx, appearing Thursday before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis to discuss the Trump administration’s … Read more

Here’s How Many Lives The Covid Jab Saved In Just A Year

The rollout of the Covid vaccine was hailed as a significant turning point in the pandemic – and rightly so, new research has revealed. A study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases estimates that close to a whopping 20 million lives were saved in just one year due to the vaccine. The first jab … Read more

Are COVID Symptoms Changing With New Variants? Chicago’s Top Doc Explains – NBC Chicago

Are COVID symptoms shifting with the newer omicron subvariants now spreading across the US? According to Chicago’s top doctor, the answer remains unclear. Arwady noted that milder cases of the virus can make determining symptoms more challenging. “We’re seeing a lot of COVID that is often quite mild,” she said, though she added that some … Read more

Nearly 1 in 5 adults who had COVID have lingering symptoms – US study

A test tube labeled “COVID-19 Test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register June 22 (Reuters) – Nearly 1 in 5 American adults who reported having COVID-19 in the past are still having symptoms of long COVID, according to survey … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna ‘provides good clinical protection’ against Omicron subvariants

Moderna’s experimental Omicron booster generates high levels of antibodies that neutralize subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, according to preliminary clinical trial data. Key points: Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are becoming the dominant forms of COVID-19 in Australia and abroad New data from Moderna shows an updated booster tailored to Omicron generates high levels of antibodies … Read more

North Korea sends aid to 800 families suffering from intestinal epidemic

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other senior officials prepared aid to send to 800 families suffering from an unidentified intestinal epidemic, state media reported on Friday, as the country also battles its first COVID-19 outbreak. North Korea revealed this week it was facing an “acute enteric epidemic” on … Read more

WTO strikes global trade deals after ‘roller coaster’ talks

Deals reached on food, health and fishing Formerly defiant India joins consensus Package seen increasing credibility of WTO GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization agreed on the first change to global trading rules in years on Friday as well as a deal to increase the supply of COVID-19 vaccines in a series … Read more

WTO reaches initial deal as India’s defiance tempered

A general view of the room during the speech of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the opening ceremony of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland, June 12, 2022. Martial Trezzini/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Intense talks … Read more

COVID in LA: Here’s how soon Los Angeles County could bring back indoor mask requirement

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Los Angeles County residents may see masks make a comeback at indoor public places within the next few weeks. LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer again estimated that the county could move into the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “high” virus activity category by late June. If the … Read more

Toronto graduates return for in-person grad ceremonies, including a corgi

Donning a cap and gown and crossing the stage feels all the sweeter when you’ve waited two years to do it. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, in-person graduation ceremonies have returned and proud graduates of Toronto Metropolitan University were able to cross the stage on Thursday, including a pint-sized pup … Read more