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US: Covid-19 is killing more people now

Before Omicron became the dominant coronavirus strain in the US, there were only about 100 other days when there were more than 2,000 Covid-19 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

India: COVID vaccine Corbevax for children

CORBEVAX delivers the spike protein to the body directly unlike the three vaccines approved in the U.S. Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines and Johnson & Johnson’s viral vector vaccine, which provide the body instructions on how to produce the spike protein.

UK: Mothers and newborns kept apart

Mothers are being unnecessarily separated from their newborns in some hospitals due to overly-stringent Covid-19 rules, leading birth charities have warned.

US: A fourth Covid-19 shot

In the United States, health officials emphasized late last year that fourth doses were not yet needed and said it was too premature to be discussing a potential fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine for most people.

US: States plan to lift school mask mandates

As many states see declines in their daily Covid-19 case numbers and hospitalization rates, some have moved forward with plans to lift a significant mitigation measure: mask mandates in schools.

Lunar New Year celebrations under way across Asia despite Covid-19

More than seven in 10 Vietnamese are fully vaccinated while eight in 10 have had at least one shot, according to Our World in Data.

UK: Return to Plan A following the success of the booster programme

Plan B measures will be removed following millions getting the booster, which gives strong protection against Omicron.

US: Parents find disruption is the new normal

The messiness is evident in the nation's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified, where roughly 520,000 kids started pouring back into schools on Jan.

COVAX delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

Together with our partners, COVAX is leading the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, with deliveries to 144 countries to date.

UK: Self-isolation for those with COVID-19

From Monday 17 January, people with COVID-19 in England can end their self-isolation after 5 full days, as long as they test negative on day 5 and day 6.

CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday that the agency was planning to update the information to reflect the options that are available to people and the levels of protection different masks provide.

Covid-19 could eventually be seasonal, scientists say

Though Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in the United States dropped off at the tail end of a summer surge, they've risen over the past few weeks.

Covid-19: The new Omicron variant

BioNTech, the German company partnering with Pfizer to make a Covid-19 vaccine, is also investigating Omicron's impact on their vaccine, with data expected in the coming weeks.

Origin points straight to food market in Wuhan

The World Health Organization made its own investigation into the origins of the pandemic and said animals were the most likely origin of the pandemic.

Advice for winter 2021: Get vaccinated and wear a mask

It may be frustrating for people who feel they've done all the right things by getting fully vaccinated already, by wearing masks, and by avoiding crowds.

World Kindness Day 2021: 25 ways to be kind today

After more than a year of pandemic living, maybe it seems like there is no time to be kind. The world, however, needs your kindness more than ever.

School mask mandates are starting to disappear

While studies show that masks in schoolwork, whether a child has to wear a mask at school at this point in the Covid-19 pandemic depends largely on where they live in the country.

Antiviral pills for Covid-19 - not a cure, but a great tool

But doctors say easy-to-take antivirals can be important additions to hospital-based treatments such as monoclonal antibodies, the infused antiviral remdesivir, and immune system modulators.

Urgent need for vaccine to prevent deadly Group B streptococcus

New vaccines are urgently needed to reduce deaths associated with Group B strep and protect the lives and health of infants around the world.

Why sleep deprivation is ruining your walk?

From obesity to heart disease, there are many harmful effects of a lack of sleep. Now scientists are adding an unexpected one to the list, a wobbly gait.

Ireland: Think F.A.S.T. on World Stroke Day

Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day, a day that provides a global platform for the stroke community to increase awareness and drive action on stroke around the world.

United States: How to improve sleep habits

Think of sleep as a process that starts at least one hour before you actually go to bed. Create an atmosphere of winding down in your home. Watch a light episode of a favorite family show together.

United Kingdom: E-cigarettes could be prescribed on the NHS

E-cigarettes contain nicotine and are not risk-free, but expert reviews from the UK and US have been clear that regulated e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking.

United States: Covid-19 cases are down from Delta peak

Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths jumped after the early summer as the Delta variant became dominant - but all three are declining now.

South Africa: Breast cancer in men

The Breast Health Foundation recorded that in South Africa, 1-3% of all breast cancers happens in men. Statistics have shown that one in 28 women in South Africa may develop breast cancer in their lives.