Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … 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

China calls WHO chief ‘irresponsible’ for saying zero-COVID strategy ‘not sustainable’

A resident and a child look out through gaps in the barriers at a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register WHO’s Tedros says China’s COVID policy “not sustainable” China calls Tedros remarks “irresponsible” … Read more

Covid-Era Babies Are ‘Talking’ Less, Signaling Future Reading Challenges

Studies show that babies and toddlers born during the pandemic are verbalizing less, putting them at … [+] risk for future reading difficulties. getty We know the pandemic has had a serious negative impact on the academic achievement of school-age children. But recent evidence shows we also need to worry about Covid-era babies and toddlers. … Read more

Tesla stutters under tighter Shanghai lockdown; Beijing keeps hunting COVID

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 10 (Reuters) – Tesla operates its Shanghai plans well below capacity on Tuesday, showing the problems factories face trying to ramp up output under a tightening COVID-19 lockdown, while China’s capital kept up its fight with a small but Stubborn outbreak. Many of the hundreds of companies reopening factories in Shanghai in recent … Read more

Analysis: test, test, test? Scientists question costly mass COVID checks

COPENHAGEN/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – For many people worldwide, having cotton swabs thrust up their nose or down their throat to test for COVID-19 has become a routine and familiar annoyance. But two years into the pandemic, health officials in some countries are questioning the merits of repeated, mass testing when it comes to containing … Read more

COVID vaccine makers shift focus to boosters

May 9 (Reuters) – COVID-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and planning for a smaller, more competitive booster shot market after delivering as many doses as fast as they could over the last 18 months. Executives at the biggest COVID vaccine makers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said they believe most people … Read more

Monterey County grand jury report determines COVID-19 response inadequate

The Monterey County Civil grand jury says the county’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic was confusing and inadequate, in a report released Monday. According to the Jury, the county failed to collaborate across agencies and disseminate a single unified response. In a natural disaster, the County Administrative Officer activates the Emergency Operations Center, which … Read more

Cancer diagnosis a year before infection not linked to worse outcomes; air travel carries COVID risks

Travelers with and without face masks navigate through the domestic terminal of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after Biden’s administration announced that it will no longer enforce a US mask mandate on public transportation, following a Florida court ruling, in Atlanta, Georgia, US April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer Register now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

COVID-19 ‘outbreak’ confirmed at north Baltimore school

School officials confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Roland Park ElementaryMiddle School in north Baltimore.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||According to a letter sent Monday from the school’s principal to parents and guardians of students, 30 cases were identified in the sixth grade.”We consider it an outbreak … Read more