Monkeypox arrived in China with controversial statements about foreigners

News 09/19/22, 15:11

On September 16, the first case of monkeypox was reported in China. The Chongqing health commission reported that a person, whose age and sex were not disclosed, developed symptoms while in quarantine for COVID-19.   The diagnosis was corroborated by a laboratory and National Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China. The patient ...

Dr. Fauci and WHO director disagree on COVID-19 booster programs amid Omicron surge

U.S. 12/31/21, 21:12

While the White House’s top infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing for COVID-19 booster shots in the U.S., the World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus complained about the booster program as countries struggle to get vaccines, Fox News reported. During a press briefing on Dec. 22, Ghebreyesus ...

WHO: Omicron variant found in 38 countries, no deaths reported yet

World 12/11/21, 11:15

On Friday, Dec. 10, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the Omicron variant has been identified in at least 38 countries but no deaths have been reported. The WHO is cautious in determining how contagious the variant is, whether it causes more severe sickness, and the efficacy of therapies and ...

Couple detained for fleeing COVID-19 quarantine by Dutch police

Europe 11/29/21, 21:46

Netherlands authorities have detained a couple for attempting to skip hospital quarantine despite coming back from a South African city. According to the Washington Examiner, the two individuals, including a Spanish man and Portuguese woman, were among the passengers that left Johannesburg, a South African city. Thirteen of them caught the ...

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 ...

Mercury poisoning found in 5,000-year-old human remains, researchers say

Europe 11/18/21, 03:09

According to a study published on Oct. 13 in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, the oldest evidence of mercury poisoning was discovered in 5,000-year-old human bones recovered from pits and caves in Spain and Portugal. Human bones were obtained from 23 different archaeological sites and studied by experts. Researchers believe that ...

COVID booster vaccines ‘not appropriate’ for general public, scientists conclude

U.S. 09/13/21, 17:32

A report titled "Considerations in boosting COVID-19 vaccine immune responses" published in the scientific journal The Lancet determined that booster doses of the COVID-19 (also called CCP virus) vaccine are unnecessary for the general public. The scientists' conclusion, including two senior officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health ...

Japan detects first Mu variant patients

News 09/04/21, 00:19

On the first day of September, Japan reported the arrival of the Mu COVID-19 strain in its country.   The Mu variant, also known as B.1.621, was categorized into the World Health Organization (WHO)’s list of “variants of interest” on Aug. 30. Japan’s health ministry announced there were two patients infected with the ...

CCP Virus variant ‘Mu’ added to ‘variants of interest’ says WHO

News 09/02/21, 20:37

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included another CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus or COVID-19 variant on its list of "variants of interest," with changes that could render it vaccine-resistant. After being discovered in 39 countries and found to have a cluster of alterations that may enable it less sensitive to ...

WHO calls for a moratorium on vaccine boosters

News 08/04/21, 23:52

 The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, August 4, requested countries to hold off their COVID-19 booster shot consideration until at least the end of September, citing a need in developing countries where most people were still unvaccinated. "I understand the concern of all governments to protect their people from the ...

EU will not accept all vaccinated travelers

News 07/14/21, 16:35

Millions of international travelers are denied entry in many European countries despite being fully vaccinated.  The nations are particularly rejecting those that have been injected with the AstraZeneca doses that came from India, the vaccines dominantly distributed by COVAX—an UN-backed vaccination effort that aims to help poorer countries with vaccine supply ...

World vaccine program turned to rely on Chinese supply

News 07/13/21, 17:56

The COVAX vaccination program founded by multiple governments worldwide is turning to Chinese companies for COVID-19 vaccine supplies. Founders of the program, including the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization(GAVI), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and the World Health Organization (WHO) made the announcement on Monday, July 12. The COVID-19 ...

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