‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

‘Blood on your hands’ if world steps back on tackling COVID now, WHO official says

Bruce Aylward, Senior Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – If rich nations think the pandemic is over, they should help lower-income countries reach that … Read more

Hurricane Fiona pounds Bermuda as Canada braces for major jolt

Hurricane Fiona pounds Bermuda as Canada braces for major jolt

HAMILTON, Bermuda/HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona pounded the Atlantic island of Bermuda with heavy rain and winds on Friday as it tracked northward toward eastern Canada, where it threatens to become one of the most severe storms in Canadian history. Fiona had already battered a series of Caribbean islands earlier in … Read more

Canada to drop COVID vaccine requirement to enter country on Sept 30-source

Canada to drop COVID vaccine requirement to enter country on Sept 30-source

A sign pointing to a clinic where residents who are over 50 years old and immunocompromised can receive their second booster shots of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines in Waterford, Michigan, US, April 8, 2022. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 20 (Reuters) – Canada’s federal government will likely … Read more

WHO ‘strongly advises against’ use of two COVID treatments

WHO ‘strongly advises against’ use of two COVID treatments

A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a “Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine” sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Two COVID-19 antibody therapies are no longer recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), on … Read more

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ -WHO chief

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ -WHO chief

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 14 (Reuters) – The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We … Read more

China’s Shenzhen to adopt tiered COVID measures; Chengdu extends lockdown

China’s Shenzhen to adopt tiered COVID measures;  Chengdu extends lockdown

Medical workers in protective suits collect swabs at a nucleic acid testing site at the Software Park in Nanshan district, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China September 2, 2022. REUTERS/David Kirton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – China’s southern tech hub of … Read more

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over COVID vaccine

Moderna sues Pfizer/BioNTech for patent infringement over COVID vaccine

Moderna’s logo is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 26 (Reuters) – Moderna is suing Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for patent infringement in the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine approved in … Read more

Fauci, face of US COVID response, to step down from government posts

Fauci, face of US COVID response, to step down from government posts

Aug 22 (Reuters) – Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease official who became the face of America’s COVID-19 pandemic response under Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden, announced on Monday he is stepping down in December after more than five decades of public service. Fauci, whose efforts to fight the pandemic were applauded … Read more

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

Indiana doctor threatens to sue state prosecutor for defamation in 10-year-old’s abortion case

July 19 (Reuters) – An Indiana doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim threatened to sue Indiana’s attorney general for defamation on Tuesday, filing a claim alleging that he made “false and misleading” statements about her handling of the case. The case prompted a national outcry and scrutiny after the Indianapolis … Read more

British health minister Javid resigns, plunging government into chaos

British health minister Javid resigns, plunging government into chaos

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid arrives ahead of a weekly cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain July 5, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – British Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday, plunging Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government into crisis. Javid … Read more