European CDC raises concern over rising Covid cases, calls for vax
The agency said the rise in cases deviates from previously very low levels, and blamed large gatherings and increased travel for the increase in the number of cases.
Fresh Covid wave in US worse than what official data suggests: Report
Virus levels in the US have been on the rise for weeks and federal data suggests that the current increases have stayed far below earlier peaks and notable surges.
Covid hospitalisations rise in US amid calls to make masks mandatory
According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, up to 10,000 people a week have been hospitalised with Covid, reports NPR.
Covid virus first infected 3 scientists at China's Wuhan lab: Report
"Patients zero" included Ben Hu, Ping Yu and Yan Zhu -- the scientists working on the controversial "gain-of-function" research on SARS-like viruses at the WIV, according to an investigation published on the Substack newsletter Public and Racket. It was previously noted that some WIV scientists had developed Covid-19-like illnesses.
Vaccine inequity behind 50% of global Covid deaths: Study
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that an estimated 518,000 deaths could have been averted if the 20 countries in the study, including Kenya, Afghanistan and Bolivia, had the same access to vaccines as the US. Delayed vaccination campaigns also meant that some of the countries extended "non-pharmaceutical interventions".
Germany reports new high in politically motivated crimes
"Politically motivated crime is a reflection of social conflicts in our country," Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said in a statement, stressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war, reports Xinhua news agency.Most crimes had a "diffuse ideological motivation, which could not be assigned to either the left or right of.
US set to end Covid-19 public health emergency
The emergency was first instituted more than three years ago to provide funding and resources for the country to fight against the global pandemic, Xinhua news agency reported.Since taking office in 2021, US President Joe Biden has repeatedly extended the emergency. The US Departments of Health and Human Services has provided a roadmap outlining the transition away from the public health emergency.
Cambodia holds royal ploughing ceremony after 4-yr-hiatus
Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni presided over the elaborate ceremony held in central Kampong Thom province's Kampong Svay district, attracting thousands of local visitors. At the event, King Sihamoni assigned Kampong Thom Provincial Governor Nguon Ratanak as the King of the ploughing ceremony and the Governor's.
Covid-19 no longer a public health emergency: WHO
Covid-19 was declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) in January 2020. About six weeks later, it was characterised as a pandemic. The deadly disease has to date infected over 763 million and claimed more than 6.9 million lives globally.