Wanted: Volunteers to catch COVID in the name of science

Test tube with Coronavirus label is seen in this illustration taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 26 (Reuters) – The world’s first medical trial allowed to deliberately expose participants to the coronavirus is seeking more volunteers as it steps up efforts to help develop better … Read more

Japan’s border crackdown leaves students in limbo and economy in a pinch

A passerby in a protective face mask walks down an alleyway in an izakaya pub amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Two years after Japan closed its borders to block the coronavirus, some … Read more

Britain says 6,000 more people needed for trial of Merck COVID pill

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

UK police investigating alleged lockdown breaches at PM’s residence

Johnson attended birthday gathering in lockdown Police will investigate alleged lockdown breaches Government’s own internal inquiry to continue LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) – British police will investigate alleged lockdown breaches at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street residence after receiving evidence from an internal government probe into a series of gatherings. Johnson, who in 2019 … Read more

New York judge strikes down state mask mandate

Jan 24 (Reuters) – A New York judge overturned the state’s mask mandate on Monday, a week before it expired, ruling that the governor exceeded his authority by imposing a rule that needed to be passed by the state legislature. ‘State. Judge Thomas Rademaker of the New York State Supreme Court on Long Island found … Read more

COVID cases reported on Australian aid vessel sailing to virus-free Tonga

Jan 25 (Reuters) – About two dozen cases of COVID-19 have been recorded among the crew of an Australian warship expected to arrive in coronavirus-free Tonga on Wednesday to deliver humanitarian aid, Australian authorities said on Tuesday. Tonga, hit by a massive volcanic eruption and a tsunami on Jan. 15, has asked for aid to … Read more

Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 24 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings … Read more

Sarah Palin’s positive COVID test clouds start of NY Times defamation trial

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks during a rally endorsing U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican U.S. vice-presidential candidate and … Read more

Assailed by scandal, UK’s Johnson fights for his job

Johnson fights to defend premiership Johnson faces anti-Muslim discrimination claims Police have provided evidence for investigation into lockdown party Cummings to speak to research LONDON, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought to bolster his premiership on Monday when he faced publication later this week of an investigation into drunken parties at … Read more

Australia COVID-19 deaths mount as return to school threatens new Omicron peak

SYDNEY, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Australia recorded another surge of COVID-19 deaths on Monday as an outbreak of the highly contagious Omicron variant peaked, and authorities warned numbers could rise further when schools return from end-of-year holidays next week. the world no. 13 economy is trying to strike a balance between reopening after two years … Read more