Tag: Covid

Covid cases rising again in Europe: WHO

The number of new coronavirus cases has risen in Europe after six weeks of decline, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. “Last week, new cases of COVID-19 in Europe rose nine percent to just above one million. This brought a promising six-week decline in new cases to an end, with more than half of

US to distribute 4 million J&J COVID vaccines by Tuesday

Four million doses of the latest COVID-19 vaccine to get US approval will be delivered across the country as early as Tuesday, a senior administration official said. The United States on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine for emergency use, boosting President Joe Biden’s plan to battle the outbreak that has killed more than

French Riviera to go into weekend lockdown over COVID

The French Riviera will go into lockdown for the next two weekends to contain COVID-19 which has been spreading faster in the tourist hotspot than elsewhere in France, the region’s top official said on Monday. Controls at airports and at the land border the southern Alpes-Maritimes region shares with Italy would be tightened over the

EU regulator opens review into CureVac’s COVID shot

The European Union’s medicines regulator said Friday it had started a “rolling review” of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by German firm CureVac, the first step towards a possible authorisation in the bloc. “Preliminary results from laboratory studies and early clinical studies in adults… suggest the vaccine triggers the production of antibodies and immune cells that

WHO says Europe still ‘vulnerable’ despite falling COVID cases

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of a “false sense of security” in Europe, saying most of the continent’s nations were still vulnerable despite a fall in COVID cases. WHO Europe director Hans Kluge told a press conference that “the decline in cases conceals increasing numbers of outbreaks and community spread involving variants of

Why the U.S. Is Underestimating Covid Reinfection

Kaitlyn Romoser first caught covid-19 in March, likely on a trip to Denmark and Sweden, just as the scope of the pandemic was becoming clear. Romoser, who is 23 and a laboratory researcher in College Station, Texas, tested positive and had a few days of mild, coldlike symptoms. In the weeks that followed, she bounced

Common drug colchicine brings hope to COVID fight: Canadian research

A major clinical trial in Canada shows that an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug called colchicine can significantly reduce the risk of complications and death from COVID-19, bringing “important hope” to sufferers, the lead researcher said Sunday. Jean-Claude Tardif, head of the Montreal Heart Institute (ICM), led the study named “Colcorona,” whose preliminary results were published Friday

Harry Potter's Jessie Cave Gives Update on Son After COVID Diagnosis

Recovery mode. Jessie Cave’s 3-month-old son, Tenn, is “home now” following his coronavirus battle. “Thank you for all the well wishes and messages of support,” the actress, 33, captioned a Thursday, January 7, Instagram slideshow with her baby boy. “Be safe everybody. Amazing care from everybody at Chelsea and Westminster.” The cartoonist’s social media update

Covid deaths at record high as EU approves second vaccine

The European Union’s medicines watchdog on Wednesday approved a second coronavirus vaccine, in a relief to struggling European countries as the world reached a grim new record of 15,700 deaths in 24 hours. The Moderna vaccine is now set to join Pfizer-BioNTech’s jab for use in the 27-nation EU, where governments are grappling with soaring

Two Men Opened Up About Living With ‘Long COVID’

Conversations about the effects of COVID-19 tend to be binary. There are the young, who are fortunate enough to be asymptomatic, or to suffer with nothing more than a headache, a sniffle and a temporary loss of taste and smell. Then there are the less fortunate—the vulnerable and sick. But the truth, as ever, is

How and When You’ll Actually Get the COVID Vaccine

Two pharmaceutical companies say they’re ready to begin vaccinating people before the end of December, if their vaccines are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. What does that mean? The two companies have applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization of their Covid-19 vaccines immediately. The FDA will meet on December 10 to

Amid COVID, schools can help families of children with disabilities

Children don’t come with how-to manuals. Even if they did, they would all require a manual of their own, tailored to their unique make and model. That’s why caregiving can be rewarding, as well as puzzling and demanding—particularly for family caregivers of children with disabilities. Although these caregivers often report that the role gives them