North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders lockdown as ‘most serious emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most serious national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state declined international vaccine offer No North Korean civilian would be vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday, calling it the “most serious national emergency” and ordering a … Read more

Explanation: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses from Pfizer Inc. (PFE.N) The COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been made available in pharmacies across the United States as the Biden administration works to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms return … Read more

Europe turns into cocaine hub as multi-billion euro market grows, says EU

A worker pushes a trolley containing cocaine before the incineration of more than nine tons of cocaine seized in different operations, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Ministry, at a warehouse in an undisclosed location in Ecuador on April 21 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The European cocaine … Read more

EU estimates up to 80% of population has had COVID

Commuters wait for the train at the metro station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Barcelona, ​​Spain, January 12, 2022. REUTERS/Nacho Doce Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, April 27 (Reuters) – The European Commission has said between 60% and 80% of the EU’s population have been infected with COVID-19, … Read more

‘We’re done with dead children’: US bars handing out free fentanyl tests

OAKLAND, California, April 20 (Reuters) – Walking into the Good Hop craft beer bar in Oakland, California, Alison Heller looks like any other thirsty happy hour customer. But instead of heading to the bar, she goes straight to the bathroom, opens her backpack and pulls out a plastic bag with fentanyl test strips. She puts … Read more

Wall St ends lower as investors await further earnings hints

Bank of America boosts the S&P 500 Twitter wins after adopting ‘poison pill’ Didi to meet on US delisting plans, stocks fall Indices down: Dow 0.11%, S&P 0.02%, Nasdaq 0.14% April 18 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday after a session in which all three benchmarks slid between positive and negative territory as … Read more

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid to treat long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues should be investigated CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) The antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provides intriguing evidence for clinical trials aimed at helping … Read more

Shanghai factories sputter towards reopening as city aims to ease lockdown

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) – Automakers including Tesla (TSLA.O) began preparing on Monday to reopen its Shanghai factories as China’s most populous city ramps up efforts to return to normal after a nearly three-week COVID shutdown. Still, most workers will have to live on site, and it’s not immediately clear how factories will handle disrupted … Read more

The fourth shot protects against serious consequences from Omicron; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood clots

A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues amid talk of a fourth dose for high-risk groups, including including those over 60, in the Malcha mall, Jerusalem, December 22, 2021. REUTERS / Ammar Awad Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 14 … Read more

Explanation: I am eligible for a second COVID booster. Should I take one?

A 50-year-old, immunocompromised resident receives a second booster shot of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Waterford, Michigan, U.S., April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, April 11 (Reuters) – U.S. officials now say people 50 and older can receive a second COVID-19 booster shot to boost … Read more