Omicron variant arrives in Canada

News 11/28/21, 21:55

Omicron, the newly listed coronavirus variant of concern, is now present in Canada, officials said Sunday, Nov. 28. The strain was detected in two people arriving from Nigeria, the Ontario government said in a statement, according to Fox News. The patients have been isolated. After emerging in Southern Africa last week, Omicron ...

Czechs order bars and restaurants to shut early to minimize COVID infection

News 11/27/21, 04:04

To reduce one of the world's highest rates of coronavirus infection, the Czech government forced bars and clubs to shut at 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25, and forbade Christmas markets as well as limiting attendance at sporting and cultural events to 1,000. According to the presidential office, President Milos Zeman ...

Nearly 200 state legislators urge Biden to immediately halt the vaccine mandate

News 11/26/21, 16:15

President Joe Biden received a letter from almost 200 state legislators from 30 states requesting that he remove his vaccine mandates, which they called "unconstitutional." The letter is written by Rep. Stewart Jones ( R-S.C.), Rep. Tatum Lee ( R-Kans.), and Rep. Josiah Magnuson (R-S.C.). The letter says the lawmakers hold Biden's ...

South African scientists detect new virus variant

News 11/26/21, 02:55

South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla stated Thursday that a new coronavirus strain had been discovered. Scientists are concerned about its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, South Africa's most populous region. "Over the last four or five days, there has been more of an ...

UK: 40,044 new COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths

United Kingdom 11/22/21, 03:14

The UK reported 40,044 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Nov. 21, bringing the seven-day total to 287,205. An increase of 9.4% over the preceding seven-day period. According to the statistics, those who died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus were 61. According to Reuters, the number of people ...

US COVID-19 deaths in 2021 pass total for 2020

News 11/21/21, 03:12

The number of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 surpassed those in 2020 this week. Since the start of the pandemic, Johns Hopkins University's latest data shows the U.S. has reached at least 771,013 COVID-19 deaths.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in ...

Delta’s dramatic impact: Scientists concerned about it spawning variants

News 11/17/21, 15:33

The SARS-CoV-2 virus's Delta variant now contributes almost all of the coronavirus contagious cases over the world. Meanwhile, many global areas have witnessed the out-of-control spread of this unusual coronavirus, making the situation even worse. Scientists are concerned, even though vaccines have proven effective in protecting patients from severe disease and ...

The touching story of Kentucky’s blue-skinned people

News 11/13/21, 16:27

The connection of a rare genetic condition in a Kentucky couple in the 1800s led to the transmission of a disease that causes the skin of those affected to appear a deep shade of blue. The disease, which has been transmitted to this day, has attracted so much attention in ...

Hallucinogen in magic mushrooms relieves hard to treat depression

America 11/12/21, 21:19

Compass Pathways released results of the largest-ever trial of psilocybin, the psychedelic substance that was highly effective as a remedy for treatment-resistant depression, on Tuesday, Nov.9. The Phase 2b study is the largest randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms. The trial was double-blind, which means neither ...