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

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

U.S. suspends 44 U.S flights by Chinese carriers after China action

A passenger wearing a mask, amid the health threat of the novel coronavirus, arrives on a direct flight from China at Chicago O’Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. government said on Friday it … Read more

Starbucks suspends vaccine, test requirement after U.S. court ruling

Jan 19 (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) has suspended the COVID-19 vaccine or test requirement for U.S. employees who had been mandated by the government, according to a memo sent to workers on Tuesday, following a an unfavorable US Supreme Court decision. The coffee giant said earlier this month that it would require its roughly … Read more

Gilead says counterfeit HIV drugs ended up with patients

The logo of pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Inc in Oceanside, California, US, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK (Reuters) – An unauthorized network of drug distributors and suppliers has sold pharmacies more than $250 million in counterfeit versions of HIV treatments over the past … Read more

Return of the flu: EU faces threat of prolonged ‘twindemic’

A doctor vaccinates a patient as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign in Gouzeaucourt, France, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Flu reappears in Europe after hiding last year Flu season could extend into summer, says ECDC expert Few serious cases so … Read more

Apple to require employee proof of COVID-19 booster -The Verge

A woman is reflected in the logo of an Apple store in San Francisco, California, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in Jan 15 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot, The Verge … Read more

Djokovic escorted by immigration officers to hearing to decide Australian fate

MELBOURNE, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic left a hotel for asylum seekers on Sunday morning for a hearing in a federal court that will decide once and for all whether he can stay in Australia and defend his Open title. Djokovic was kicked out of the hotel, accompanied by Australian immigration officials, around 8:30 … Read more

Contagiousness may linger beyond five days; COVID-19 worse for vapers

Jan 14 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Many people could still be contagious after a 5-day quarantine After a five-day quarantine, about a third of people … Read more

U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear ‘most protective mask you can’

People line up to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S., January 11, 2022. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans … Read more