Here’s what will happen if Congress doesn’t pony up more money to fight COVID, says Dr. Jha –

By Marta Hill If Congress doesn’t approve more funding for the COVID-19 response, the future of the virus in the United States will likely be a grim one, Dr. Ashish Jha said on Twitter Thursday.President Joe Biden’s administration is ready to push lawmakers to approve more COVID-19 relief funding when Congress returns next week from […]

Boris Johnson’s defence on Covid risk to care homes hit by new revelation – The Guardian

Prime minister had broached issue of asymptomatic transmission publicly with advisers long before testing rules were introduced Boris Johnson’s claim that a lack of knowledge about the asymptomatic transmission of Covid-19 put care homes at risk has been further undermined after it emerged he openly discussed the potential scale of symptom-free transmission.The prime minister has […]

Latest COVID spike continues to grow in Schenectady County, most of upstate – The Daily Gazette – The Daily Gazette

Registered nurse Caitlyn Poleto gives Angel Brabham a COVID-19 vaccine at a county-run clinic at Schenectady Community Ministries on Thursday, April 28, 2022.ALBANY — So … who’s up for a few conflicting signals on the pandemic? The nation’s top COVID doctor says Tuesday the pandemic is over. Then a day later says it’s not over, but is in a […]

Title 42 was meant to slow COVID at the border. It's being used to manage migration – NPR

Joel Rose The pandemic border restrictions known as Title 42 are technically a public health policy. But the debate in Washington has shifted to whether or not they’re an effective tool for managing the border.SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The pandemic border restrictions, known as Title 42, were under scrutiny this week. Officially, Title 42 is not […]

Measles cases jump 79% in 2022 after COVID hit vaccination campaigns – Reuters

A vial of measles vaccine is checked at a field logistics base run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the town of Boso-Manzi in Mongala province in the Democratic Republic of Congo February 27, 2020. Picture taken February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Hereward HollandLONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – Measles cases jumped by 79% in the first two […]

'Alarming' subvariants and the power of hybrid immunity – Harvard Gazette

Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Harvard University New course asks students to consider who, what we are being asked to honor — and whyFormer U.S. envoy sees NATO getting stronger, more unified, with Russia on track to become diminished, pariah state, China in tough spotHarvard scientists give their read on […]

South Africa may be entering fifth Covid wave earlier than expected – The Guardian

Rise in infections appears to be driven by Omicron sub-variants, say health officialsSouth Africa may be entering a fifth Covid wave earlier than expected after a sustained rise in infections over the past 14 days that seems to be driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants, health officials and scientists have said.The country that […]

Taiwan faces largest COVID-19 outbreak yet – USA TODAY

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan, which had been living mostly free of COVID-19, is now facing its worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic with over 11,000 new cases reported Thursday.Cases have been on the upswing since late March. In April, the island’s central authorities announced they would no longer maintain a “zero-COVID” policy like the […]