Tag Archives: Epidemics

Brazil registers 13,957 new cases of coronavirus and 270 new covid-19 deaths-health ministry

[ad_1] SAO PAULO, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Brazil recorded 13,957 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 270 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. Brazil has registered more than 20 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll …

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The World Needs to Know What Happened at the Wuhan Lab

[ad_1] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wasn’t allowed to visit the city of Wuhan, China, or the Wuhan Institute of Virology in early 2020. We’ve been trying to find out why ever since. Had we encountered transparency rather than stonewalling, it wouldn’t have been necessary to put …

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The Latest: CDC warns of high virus risks in northeastern US | Coronavirus

[ad_1] BOSTON — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that every county in the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts are the site of high or substantial transmission of the coronavirus. The rise of transmission in the two states mirrors a nationwide and regional trend. Some health …

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Restaurants Become the New Covid-19 Vaccine Enforcers—for Better or Worse

[ad_1] Restaurant managers and hosts are being assigned a new job—vaccination police—and it’s dividing businesses and customers. Some U.S. municipalities are asking restaurants, bars and other businesses to verify patrons’ Covid-19 vaccination status before they can dine or drink indoors, much as some European nations have begun to do. The …

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Italy reports 34 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 7,188 new cases

[ad_1] ROME, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Italy reported 34 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 45 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections declined to 7,188 from 7,409. Italy has registered 128,413 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, …

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New Covid-19 Hospitalizations for 30- to 39-Year-Olds at Record Rate

[ad_1] Hospitalizations of Covid-19 patients in their 30s have hit a new record, U.S. government data show, a sign of the toll that the highly contagious Delta variant is taking among the unvaccinated. Thirty-somethings, who are in prime ages for work and parenting, had largely avoided hospital stays for Covid-19 …

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 5,644 – RKI

[ad_1] BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 5,644 to 3,816,285, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday. The reported death toll rose by 11 to 91,864, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by …

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The Latest: Japan races to vaccinate as coronavirus surges | Nation & World

[ad_1] TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but cases are still rising amid calls to limit gatherings. On Friday, Tokyo reported 5,773 new cases, surpassing the previous record of 5,042 set last week. Yet many people are ignoring government requests to avoid travel and are gathering at bars and …

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Job Postings Requiring Covid-19 Vaccination Jump in Past Month

[ad_1] Vaccination is increasingly a requirement to be hired, as employers ranging from accounting and software firms to schools and restaurants are asking applicants to be inoculated against Covid-19. The share of job postings stating that a new hire must be vaccinated has nearly doubled in the past month, according …

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Head of WHO Team Investigating Origins of Covid-19 Calls For Closer Look at China Lab

[ad_1] The Danish head of a World Health Organization-led team that traveled to China earlier this year to probe the origins of Covid-19 called for closer scrutiny of a laboratory near the site of the first known cluster of cases at a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. …

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