Tag Archives: Infectious diseases

U.S. Lawmakers Probe Coronavirus Aid to Yellow Corp.

[ad_1] A Democratic-led House oversight panel is investigating whether a $700 million coronavirus-relief loan to financially troubled trucking company Yellow Corp. was improperly issued and used. The investigation, announced Wednesday by the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, seeks to determine whether the funds were improperly distributed, “whether Yellow provided …

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Covax gets $2.4 billion in COVID vaccine supply commitments for world’s poorest countries as experts warn on variants

[ad_1] The global tally of COVID-19 cases neared 172 million on Thursday, and the number of vaccines administered edged closer to 2 billion, a day after a summit ended with pledges of $2.4 billion to the Covax program that aims to secure vaccine supply for the world’s poorest countries. The …

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Coronavirus live news: Brazil anger as death toll mounts; Olympics will go ahead – Tokyo chief | World news

[ad_1] Pot-banging protests erupted across several cities in Brazil last night, as President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the nation, Reuters reports. It occurred just days after protestors took to the streets across the country over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far killed almost half a million people. …

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Italy reports 62 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, 2,897 new cases

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask walks in the Duomo square as Lombardy tightens restrictions due to a surge in the number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in the region, in Milan, Italy, March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo/File Photo MILAN (Reuters) – Italy reported 62 coronavirus-related …

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New COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations keep falling in U.S., as vaccinations keep increasing

[ad_1] The good news on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 keeps coming, as the weekly average for new daily cases, deaths and hospitalizations in the U.S. all fell to the lowest levels in more than a year, while vaccinations keep increasing. There were 22,260 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according …

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Australia’s Victoria extends Melbourne COVID-19 lockdown for 2nd week

[ad_1] SYDNEY (Reuters) -The Australian state of Victoria extended on Wednesday a snap coronavirus lockdown in its capital of Melbourne for a second week, as it scrambles to rein in a highly contagious variant first detected in India, but will ease some curbs elsewhere. Last Thursday’s lockdown in Australia’s second …

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Russia’s CoviVac more than 80% effective against COVID-19 -Ifax

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: A view shows vials containing Russian-made vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a demonstration at a regional clinical medical and rehabilitation centre in Tver, Russia May 24, 2021. Vials contain vaccines Gam-COVID-Vac or Sputnik-V developed by the Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, CoviVac produced …

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The Latest: Japan gives another $800M to UN-backed COVAX

[ad_1] GENEVA — Japan’s prime minister announced another $800 million to the U.N.-backed program to deploy COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries, a four-fold increase of Japanese funding to the COVAX program. Yoshihide Suga spoke as Japan co-sponsored a fundraising event for COVAX with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which helps run …

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China reports 23 new coronavirus cases on May 31 vs 27 previous day

[ad_1] FILE PHOTO: A medical worker collects a swab from a resident during a mass testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a makeshift testing site in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China May 30, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday reported 23 new coronavirus cases in the …

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