More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

More anti-COVID protests in China sparked by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China’s restrictive measures against COVID-19 appeared to erupt in several cities late Saturday, in public defiance fueled by anger over a deadly fire in the western Xinjiang region. . Many protests could not be immediately confirmed, but in Shanghai, police used pepper spray to detain about 300 protesters who … Read more

The future of COVID mutations depends on this game of chance

The future of COVID mutations depends on this game of chance

It is not surprising that the new coronavirus mutates. That’s what viruses do. The surprising thing about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, is that it mutates rapidly. And two years after the pandemic, it abruptly mutated Really fast, and produced the Omicron variant, whose descendants still dominate the world. The big question now is … Read more

China’s COVID storm

China’s COVID storm

A makeshift hospital for COVID patients is being built Tuesday in the southwestern Chinese megacity of Chongqing. Photo: CNS/AFP via Getty Images A new COVID calamity It is hitting China, with a surge in infections prompting the return of lockdowns, including in some manufacturing areas that supply the West. China reported a record number of … Read more

White House resists declaring an emergency due to flu and virus increase in children

White House resists declaring an emergency due to flu and virus increase in children

The White House is resisting calls by pediatric health groups to declare a national emergency due to the early rise in respiratory illnesses in children. As seasonal flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coronavirus and other respiratory viruses invade the country, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association argue that an emergency declaration, … Read more

Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Rare protests broke out in China’s far western Xinjiang region, with crowds shouting at guards clad in hazmat suits after a deadly fire sparked anger over their prolonged confinement. by COVID-19 while infections across the country set another record. Crowds chanted “End the lockdown!”, raising their fists in the air as … Read more

Omicron BQ variants dominant, XBB circulating at low level

Omicron BQ variants dominant, XBB circulating at low level

A person receives a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test as the Omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread in Manhattan, New York City, USA, on December 22, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Subvariants of the omicron BQ coronavirus have become dominant in the US as people gather and travel for the Thanksgiving holidays, putting those with compromised … Read more

China’s tightening up against COVID-19 slows fuel rollback

China’s tightening up against COVID-19 slows fuel rollback

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Frustration simmers in China among residents and business groups navigating tighter COVID-19 controls as the country on Friday reported another all-time high for daily infections just weeks after it hopes of relief measures were raised. The resurgence of COVID cases in China, with 32,695 new local infections recorded on Thursday … Read more

Oil Silenced as Price Cap Proposal Eases Supply Concerns

Oil Silenced as Price Cap Proposal Eases Supply Concerns

G7 price cap for Russian oil could be above current trade level EIA Gasoline Stock Data Shows Higher Than Expected Buildup COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent crude fell on Thursday while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, in sight of two-month lows, as the level of a proposed … Read more

Thanksgiving travel fever is back with new habits

Thanksgiving travel fever is back with new habits

Thanksgiving travel rush returned this year, as people took planes in numbers not seen in years, putting inflation concerns aside to reunite with loved ones and enjoy some normality after two festive seasons marked by COVID-19 restrictions. However, changing work and play habits could disperse the crowds and reduce the usual amount of holiday travel … Read more

Measles is now an imminent global threat due to pandemic, WHO and CDC say

Measles is now an imminent global threat due to pandemic, WHO and CDC say

Nov 23 (Reuters) – There is now an imminent threat of measles spreading in several regions of the world, as COVID-19 caused a steady decline in vaccination coverage and weakened surveillance of the disease, the World Health Organization Health (WHO) and the US public said the health agency on Wednesday. Measles is one of the … Read more