covid 19: Covid-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, WHO warns

GENEVA: The World Health Organization warned on Monday that COVID-19 may spread rapidly in North Korea, where it said vaccination programs had yet to begin. “With the country yet to initiate Covid-19 vaccination, there is risk that the virus may spread rapidly among the masses unless curtailed with immediate and appropriate measures,” said Poonam Khetrapal … Read more

N.Korea battles drug shortages amid COVID outbreak

Leader Kim Jong Un has ordered North Korea’s military to stabilize distribution of COVID-19 medicine in the capital, Pyongyang, in the battle on the country’s first confirmed outbreak of the disease, state media said. Residents however, say they are turning to traditional methods to treat the virus. Louisa Naks has more.

The US is in a fifth COVID wave, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t second boosters available to all Americans?

The US is in a fifth COVID wave, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t second boosters available to all Americans? | fortune You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.

Central Virginia poised for another COVID surge

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Central Virginia is set to experience another surge in COVID infections, with the CDC updating their COVID-19 Community Levels in several localities to the medium level. The community level measures “case rates, hospitalization rates, and hospital capacity,” and replaces an earlier CDC measure that was based on transmission alone. Why the … Read more

The US is in a fifth COVID wave, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t second boosters available to all Americans?

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Symptoms linger two years for some; inflammatory protein patterns may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, in Chicago, Illinois, US, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

LA schools delay mandate on vaccines | News

LOS ANGELES — A COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students 12 and older in the Los Angeles Unified School District has been postponed, from this fall to next year. The Board of Education voted, Tuesday, to delay the effective date of the mandate to no sooner than July 1, 2023. The change was recommended by district … Read more

ACT to drop COVID-19 vaccine mandates for healthcare workers, teachers in Canberra

Workers in healthcare and education settings across Canberra will soon no longer be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the ACT Health Minister has announced. Key points: Workers in disability and aged care sectors will still be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith says the change is informed by the … Read more

One Disease Has Already Surged 80% This Year, And We’re in a ‘Perfect Storm’ For More

Measles cases have arisen by nearly 80 percent worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the “canary in a coal mine” illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the way. The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted vaccination campaigns for non-COVID diseases around the world, creating a “perfect storm” … Read more

A ‘Perfect Storm’ Could Make Measles a Nightmare in 2022, WHO and UNICEF Warn

A child suffering from meals is treated at a hospital on May 4, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. photo: Ezra Achayan (Getty Images) eleven nearly vanquished disease measles is making a worrying comeback. This week, the World Health Organization and UNICEF reported that global cases of the viral illness have so far jumped almost 80% in … Read more