Here to stay? China's cityscapes transformed by thousands of COVID test booths – Reuters

People line up to get a swab at a nucleic acid testing station, set up city-wide to trace possible coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks in Beijing, China, September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas PeterBEIJING, Sept 26 (Reuters) – A thousand days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was told of a "viral pneumonia" in central China, many countries […]

COVID-19 Was Leading Killer Of People With Developmental Disabilities – Disability Scoop

by Shaun Heasley | September 26, 2022A “prone team,” wearing personal protective equipment, prepares to turn a COVID-19 patient onto his stomach in a hospital intensive care unit in Stamford, Conn. (John Moore/Getty Images/TNS)New research finds that people with developmental disabilities were much more likely to die from COVID-19 at the height of the pandemic […]

UK high street warned not to expect return of pre-Covid Christmas – The Guardian

December retail footfall forecast to be 18% down on 2019 levels as people struggle with soaring cost of livingThe number of people visiting UK shops this Christmas could remain almost a fifth below pre-pandemic levels as shoppers struggle with the cost of living crisis, according to forecasts.Retail footfall in December is expected to be 18% […]

Best Airlines in the World 2022: Qatar, Singapore, Emirates Top List – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Markets Americas. Live from New York, is focused on bringing you the most important global business and breaking markets news and information as it happens.Bloomberg Markets live from New York, focused on bringing you the most important global business and breaking markets news and information as it happens.Prognosis explores health, wellness, and the ways […]

First Covid, now monkeypox – India’s role is key in the scramble for jabs – The Guardian

As the west buys early doses, India’s vaccine preparedness matters not just at home but for other developing nations dependent on its shotsRishabh Kumar woke up in his California bedroom in a cold sweat. In the space of three weeks, the 37-year-old finance executive had lost his mother, best friend, brother-in-law and two cousins. They […]

‘They’ve been an afterthought’: millions of elderly Americans still vulnerable as pandemic caution wanes – The Guardian

For older people, loneliness and the stress of weighing risk of ordinary activities have taken an additional toll It was Mother’s Day in May 2020, and an elderly woman lay dying in a Rhode Island nursing home. Her children couldn’t visit because of Covid, and as much as Adelina Ramos, her certified nursing assistant, longed […]

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week – The Associated Press – en Español

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:___Judge’s order doesn’t show Biden ordered FBI searchCLAIM: A federal court order in the legal […]

The COVID pivot: Three women-owned businesses that had to change and thrived – Evanston RoundTable

Evanston RoundTable Evanston’s community newspaper since 1998 Evanston news delivered free to your inbox!  Email address: Send me the Weekday newsletter + the Sunday weekly wrap-up Only send me the Sunday weekly wrap-up Some Evanston-based businesses managed to adapt to and thrive amid the changing business environment presented by COVID-19 restrictions. This is a series […]

As COVID-19 becomes endemic, Tufts transitions into new phase of public health response – Tufts Daily

As the Tufts community returns to campus and adjusts to the fall semester, the new school year brings new guidance surrounding COVID-19 protocols. All eligible Tufts community members are required to receive a bivalent COVID-19 booster shot by Dec. 2, as announced in a Sept. 16 email from University Infection Control Director Michael Jordan and […]

Gov. Kim Reynolds has controlled $2.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid. Here's how she's spending it. – Des Moines Register

Iowa’s state government has so far received nearly $10.4 billion in federal COVID-19 relief money since 2020 — a number that’s continuing to increase. Most of that money has gone directly to state agencies for specific initiatives, but about $2.7 billion has come with fewer strings attached. Gov. Kim Reynolds has largely had free rein when it comes […]