NIH Director Tabak confirms agency hid COVID genes per Chinese

NIH Director Tabak confirms agency hid COVID genes per Chinese

National Institutes of Health acting director Lawrence Tabak confirmed to lawmakers Wednesday that US health officials concealed early genomic sequences of COVID-19 at the request of Chinese scientists — but insisted the data remains on file. Tabak told a House Appropriations subcommittee that the NIH “eliminated from public view” the data from the pandemic epicenter … Read more

Sacramento, Yolo counties back in CDC’s coronavirus high community transmission category

Sacramento, Yolo counties back in CDC’s coronavirus high community transmission category

OTHER NEWS TO TELL YOU ABOUT RIGHT NOW, AND THAT IS AFTER WEEKS OF GETTING USED TO NO MORE MASK MANDATESND LOOSENING UP COVID RESTRICTIONS AND LOWERING INFECTION RATES THE NUMBER OF CASES HAVE STARTED TO CREEP BACK UP HERE IN CALIFORNIA. ANDREA: MORE THAN 9% 9 OF CASES IS SOME VARIANT OF COVID. BA.2 … Read more

North Korea reports positive covid case for the first time

North Korea reports positive covid case for the first time

Placeholder while article actions load TOKYO — North Korea on Thursday reported its first coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began almost two years ago, with state media declaring a “most serious national emergency.” The detection of the BA.2 omicron subvariant of the coronavirus in the capital, Pyongyang, is a concerning development for a country that … Read more

China may chalk up more debt as lockdowns hit the economy

China may chalk up more debt as lockdowns hit the economy

Covid lockdowns have hit China’s economy, and the Asian giant might have to issue more debt to continue meeting its growth target. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images China may have to issue more debt as it tries to keep growing in the face of Covid lockdowns that are stunting its economy. … Read more

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world The size of the outbreak wasn’t immediately … Read more

Biden co-hosting 2nd COVID summit as world’s resolve falters

Biden co-hosting 2nd COVID summit as world’s resolve falters

WASHINGTON–President Joe Biden will appeal for a renewed international commitment to attacking COVID-19 as he convenes the second global COVID-19 summit at a time when faltering resolve at home jeopardizes that global response. Eight months after he used the first such summit to announce an ambitious pledge to donate 1.2 billion vaccine doses to the … Read more

Alaska COVID-19 hospitalizations increase slightly; 15 more deaths reported

by Anchorage Daily News updated: 3 hours ago Published: 6 hours ago COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases reported to Alaska’s health department increased in the past week as the “stealth” omicron subvariant remained prevalent. A new variant driving up cases in the Lower 48, however, is starting to arrive in Alaska. While the state’s weekly … Read more

WHO says omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants have spread to over a dozen countries

coronavirus impact business and economy Mf3d | E+ | Getty Images Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 have been detected in more than a dozen countries, helping fuel sporadic Covid outbreaks across the world, but the heavily mutated strains are still circulating at low levels, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Less than 700 cases of … Read more

COVID claims 1 million US lives

NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) – The United States has now recorded more than 1 million COVID-19 deaths, according to a Reuters tally, crossing a once-unthinkable milestone about two years after the first cases upended everyday life and quickly transformed it . The 1 million mark is a strong reminder of the staggering grief and … Read more

dimensions COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising, but experts think we may be nearing the peak

dr Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration and a Pfizer Inc. board member, said Wednesday on CNBC-TV that “there’s clearly a wave of infection going through the Northeast right now” but “it seems to be peaking right now .” Based on the rising case and hospitalization numbersthe US Centers for … Read more