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

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

Thich Nhat Hanh, poetic peace activist and master of mindfulness, dies at 95

Jan 22 (Reuters) – Thich Nhat Hanh, the Zen Buddhist monk, poet and peace activist who rose to prominence in the 1960s as an opponent of the Vietnam War, died on Saturday at the age of 95 years old surrounded by his disciples in the temple where his spiritual journey began. “The International Community of … 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

Mild COVID cases still lead to attention and memory issues – study

A health worker closes the door of an ambulance outside the Royal London Hospital amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – People with mild COVID-19 who have no other traditional “long COVID” symptoms may … 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

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