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 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

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-19 rising in Nevada, officials say; Hotline for help available

The full COVID-19 report for May 3-9 appears below. LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — State health officials said Wednesday that Nevadans should expect to see COVID-19 cases rise through May, and data shows cases rising by about a third statewide since last week. The 14-day moving average of daily COVID-19 cases has grown from 239 to … Read more

Data: Average daily LI COVID-19 cases spike 85% in 2 weeks

COVID-19 indicators are surging on Long Island, with an 85% spike in average daily new cases over the past two weeks and the seven-day positivity rate hitting nearly 10%. The Island averaged 1,555 new cases a day over the seven days ending Monday, and 838 cases a day over the seven days ending April 25. … Read more

Pregnant women who had Covid vaccine 15% LESS likely to suffer stillbirth, ‘reassuring’ study finds

Pregnant women who are vaccinated against Covid are ‘significantly’ less likely to suffer a stillbirth compared to the unvaccinated, research suggests. There had been widespread safety concerns about the jabs among expectant mothers, which saw them become one of the least vaccinated groups in the country. Their fears were seized upon by anti-vaxx conspiracy theorists, … Read more

Educators explain COVID-19 outbreak at north Baltimore school

As schools across Maryland deal with increasing COVID-19 cases, officials explained what likely led to one outbreak at a school in north Baltimore.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||Thirty sixth-graders tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire grade and its staff members have moved to virtual learning.On Tuesday, … Read more

Over 1,900 cases, 7 deaths per day

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports COVID-19 case, hospitalization and death numbers continue rising. The state says 2,008 new cases of the COVID-19 virus were confirmed in the last 24-hour period. It was the 5th time in 7 days there were more than 2,000 cases identified in a day. The … Read more