The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 232.4 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose above 4.75 million, according to
Coronavirus cases are going down—but too many people are unvaccinated still. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, is concerned. "It is true that Alaska still remains, unfortunately, the most impacted state in the country right now. They're seeing about 890 cases per day. On average, it's down 6% from their height, but I'm telling you, they still are under major pressure….If you look at the other states with the highe
Most of the new infections were reported in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city that has been under a strict lockdown for more than two months. The risks of a further spread from the case reported in Blenheim, in the north east of the South Island, remained low, health officials said, with the person likely in the late stage of infection. On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that New Zealand will end its strict lockdown measures and restore more freedoms only when 90% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has suggested that the definition of "fully vaccinated" may be subject to change now that booster shots are becoming widely available.
Russia is reporting a record high number of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths as the country approaches a week of nonworking days aimed at stemming the sharp surge in cases. The national coronavirus task force said Saturday that 1,075 people had died from the virus in the past day and that 37,678 new infections were tallied — the largest single-day numbers of the pandemic. The daily death toll is about 33% higher than that recorded in late September and infection cases have risen by about 70% in the past month.
(Reuters) -The number of coronavirus infections recorded so far in eastern Europe surpassed 20 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region grapples with its worst outbreak since the pandemic started and inoculation efforts lag. Countries in the region have the lowest vaccination rates https://tmsnrt.rs/3tUM8ta in Europe, with less than half of the population having received a single dose. Hungary tops the region's vaccination rates with 62% of its population having gotten at least one shot, whereas Ukraine has given just 19% of its residents a single dose, according to Our World in Data.
Nearly 200 people have died from COVID-19 across the Palmetto State this week.
Health officials say right after the holidays last year, Fresno County saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Doctors, pharmacies and vaccination sites now offer all three vaccines as booster shots for those who are eligible.
The CDC formally recommended booster shots for millions of Americas who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines. CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss.
Though the indicators are improving, state health officials warned, “We cannot let our guard down.”
Serbia on Saturday is set to launch partial COVID-19 passes while Croatia and Slovenia reported high daily rates of infections, as countries with low vaccination rates grapple with a persisting virus surge. Serbia has seen thousands of news cases daily for weeks now and recorded more than 50 deaths each day, in the country of 7 million where about half of adults have been fully jabbed and tens of thousands have received booster doses. On Saturday, authorities reported an additional 6,748 new infections in the past 24 hours and 60 fatalities from COVID-19.
The antibody boost was particularly pronounced after people who recovered from COVID-19 got a second dose.
Millions of fully vaccinated people in the U.S. are now eligible for additional COVID shots months after receiving their first doses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized and recommended booster shots for select recipients at least six months out from their second shot of Moderna or Pfizer's two-dose series, and everyone who initially received Johnson&Johnson's one-dose vaccine at least two months ago. But because th
Covid could combine with influenza this winter to cause a super-infection doubling the length of hospital stays compared with coronavirus alone, scientists have warned.
Discuss with your doctor whether or not you need a booster – and if so, which vaccine will work best for you. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News via Getty ImagesMany Americans now have the green light to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster – and the flexibility to receive a different brand than the original vaccine they received. On the heels of the Food and Drug Administration’s Sept. 22, 2021, emergency use authorization of a third dose – or “booster shot” – of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine for certai
If your onions are from Chihuahua, Mexico, throw them out. They could be part of a recall for salmonella contamination after illnesses in 37 states.
A “gruelling” two year treatment plan for drug resistant tuberculosis could be cut to just six months, after a clinical trial identified a new drug combination that is shorter, safer and more effective.
Hundreds of Chinese companies are listed on U.S. markets. But which are the best Chinese stocks to buy or watch right now? Sohu, Nio, and Li Auto, Xpeng and BYD Co.. China is the world's most-populous nation and the second-largest economy with a booming urban middle class and amazing entrepreneurial activity.
BEIJING (Reuters) -China Evergrande Group said on Sunday it had resumed work on more than 10 projects in six cities including Shenzhen - a statement that comes after it appeared to avert default with a last-minute bond coupon payment last week. Evergrande, deep in crisis with more than $300 billion in liabilities, has not disclosed how many of its 1,300 real estate projects across China it has had to halt work on. On Sunday, it said in a post on its Wechat account that some of the projects it had resumed work on had entered the interior decoration stage while other buildings had recently finished construction.
McDonald's workers are planning a one-day strike in Chicago, Houston, Miami and other U.S. cities to protest sexual harassment and call for a union.