Jul 25, 2021 08:02 PM EDT
The United States is in an “unnecessary predicament” of soaring COVID-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent delta variant, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert said Sunday.
Jul 13, 2021 07:26 PM EDT
... wouldn't take the older man back to a hospital. "He wants me to take him home. He said, `It's better to die of coronavirus than being burned alive,'" Salman said.The disaster is likely to stoke public discontent toward Iraq's political establishment ahead of October elections, said ...
Jun 26, 2021 08:24 PM EDT
LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has led the country’s response to the coronavirus, resigned Saturday, a day after apologizing for breaching social distancing rules with an aide with whom he was allegedly having an affair. Hancock had been under growing pressure since the tabloid Sun newspaper ...
Jun 24, 2021 02:01 PM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito is "extremely worried" that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus, the head of the Imperial Palace said Thursday with the games opening in one month. The games will bring thousands of foreign athletes, officials, sponsors and journalists to ...
Jun 15, 2021 10:55 PM EDT
As Americans mourn 600,000 lives lost to COVID-19, two states once hit hard by the pandemic — California and New York — ended nearly all health restrictions on gatherings Tuesday in a sign of the return to normalcy. But states where vaccinations are lagging are not out of the woods yet, especially with the delta...
May 27, 2021 07:51 PM EDT
... to COVID-19, immunologists are still figuring out what they call the “correlates of protection,” factors that predict just how protected someone is against the coronavirus. Researchers believe that an optimum amount of “neutralizing antibodies,” the type that not only bind the virus but also prevent it from infecting, are ...
May 12, 2021 10:08 PM EDT
... addressing COVID-19.”According to UK government data, 35% of adults are fully vaccinated and deaths and hospitalization rates are dropping. While the UK’s coronavirus infection numbers might be better than the other countries whose travel is restricted, the picture is made more complicated by the increasing threat of ...
Apr 19, 2021 01:47 PM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere, ambulances catapulted from one hospital to another, trying to find an...
Apr 12, 2021 02:43 PM EDT
Despite a negative covid test, people could have been infected with the coronavirus anyway. And some of them might face lingering health issues.
Apr 12, 2021 02:31 PM EDT
The U.S. lags in testing coronavirus samples from COVID-19 patients, which can help track the spread of the virus and the emergence of new variants. But labs are ramping up this crucial surveillance.
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