Infecting people with COVID can be done by hamsters. This is the conclusion of a new study. It was published in response to the announcement made in Hong Kong in January that three cases of COVID had been linked to hamsters kept in pet shops.
BEIJING (AP), -- Authorities in Beijing have reopened the investigation into a new outbreak of cholera. This is despite Chinese officials lifting a month-long lockdown on Xi'an, the northernmost city, and its 13,000,000 residents on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP), -- Friday's Supreme Court conservative majority seemed skeptical of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine or testing requirement on large employers in the country. Also, the court heard arguments about a separate mandate to immunize most health care workers.
Help in the form 670,000 at-home rapid testing was made available Tuesday to child care providers and schools across the state as they struggle with COVID-19-related absenteeisms. Tuesday's announcement was made by Ned Lamont.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP) -- Twitter announced Sunday that it had removed the personal account of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a far-right representative of Texas. This was in response to multiple violations of COVID-19's misinformation policy. It is the latest strike against Taylor Greene who has been accused of embracing conspiracy theories and being a "cancer" to the GOP. The House then removed Taylor Greene from all committees.
WASHINGTON (AP), -- The COVID-19 Omicron variant is exploding across the United States. Federal health officials are considering adding a negative test to the five-day isolation restrictions that the COVID-19 coronavirus has placed on asymptomatic Americans, according to the White House's top medical advisor.
NEW YORK -- In the midst of a surge in coronavirus cases throughout the U.S. many churches have canceled their Christmas services in person, disappointing both pastors and those who enjoy them as an annual highlight.
BOSTON (AP), -- Monday's New Year's Eve celebration was canceled by Boston, the nation's second largest city. The smallest state of the United States reimposed an indoor mask mandate after the omicron version leapfrogged all other variants to become America's dominant coronavirus variant.
LONDON -- Britain announced 1 billion pounds ($1.3Billion) in loans and grants to support the hospitality sector. This was after days of pressure from restaurants, pubs and other businesses who have seen their income plummet following public health warnings.
SAN JOSE (Calif.) -- The highly publicized trial of Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of Theranos, boils down to one question: Did Holmes cover up flaws in the startup's blood-testing technology in order to rip investors and potentially put lives at risk for unwitting patients?
It took just a few weeks for the new omicron version to live up to dire predictions regarding how contagious it was. Scientists don't know if it causes more severe diseases, even though there are exploding cases around Christmas.
WESTERSTEDE (Germany) -- Hospitals across Europe are bracing themselves for a spike in coronavirus cases during the holiday season. Westerstede Clinical Center is optimistic that it will weather the storm.
WASHINGTON (AP), -- The U.S. military has begun disciplinary actions against troops who refuse to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Officials said that as many as 20,000 troops could be removed from service if they don't get it.
LONDON (AP), Christmas revelers in Europe are now lying low and changing their plans due to new restrictions and fears regarding the omicron version of the coronavirus. This increases concerns about another lost holiday season for restaurants, shops, and airlines already affected by the pandemic.
The new mutant omicron coronavirus may cause more chaos in the world, potentially putting additional strain on hospital workers already dealing with an increase of delta cases. It could also disrupt holiday plans for the second consecutive year.
KABUL (AP) -- Diesel fuel required to produce oxygen for patients with coronavirus has run out. The supplies of many essential drugs have also run out. Although the staff has been unpaid for many months, they still show up to work but are finding it difficult to pay their bills at home.
Omicron is expected to be the dominant coronavirus variant in the European Union’s 27 nations by mid-January, the bloc’s top official said Wednesday amid concerns that a dramatic rise in infections will leave Europe shrouded in gloom during the holiday season.