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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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