More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire

More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China’s restrictive COVID-19 measures appeared to roil in a number of cities Saturday night, in displays of public defiance fanned by anger over a deadly fire in the western Xinjiang region. Many protests could not be immediately confirmed, but in Shanghai, police used pepper spray to stop around 300 … Read more

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about threats from rival China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, took a backseat to … Read more

China’s COVID storm

China's COVID storm

A makeshift hospital being built Tuesday for COVID patients in China’s southwestern megacity of Chongqing. Photo: CNS/AFP via Getty Images A new COVID calamity is hammering China, with a surge in infections prompting a return of lockdowns, including in some manufacturing areas that supply the West. China reported a record number of infections this week, … Read more

Tips to prevent spread of COVID-19, flu, RSV

Tips to prevent spread of COVID-19, flu, RSV

COVID-19, flu and RSV are circulating. Here’s how to stay healthy during Thanksgiving gatherings Updated: 6:50 AM EST Nov 23, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript THERE’S A LOT OF SICKNESS RIGHT NOW. RSV, FLU AND COVID. AND AS WE THINK ABOUT THANKSGIVING AND THE ONES THAT YOU LOVE AND CARE ABOUT MOST, THERE’S SOME SIMPLE … Read more

Workers protest, beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

Workers protest, beaten at virus-hit Chinese iPhone factory

BEIJING (AP) — Employees at the world’s biggest Apple iPhone factory were beaten and detained in protests over pay amid anti-virus controls, according to witnesses and videos on social media Wednesday, as tensions mount over Chinese efforts to combat a renewed rise in infections . Videos that said they were filmed at the factory in … Read more

Scientists Make Breakthrough in Developing a New Vaccine That Could Finally Beat COVID

Scientists Make Breakthrough in Developing a New Vaccine That Could Finally Beat COVID

With new COVID variants and subvariants evolving faster and faster, each chipping away at the effectiveness of the leading vaccines, the hunt is on for a new kind of vaccine—one that works equally well on current and future forms of the novel-coronavirus. Now researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland think they’ve found … Read more

Biden admin to ask high court to take up student debt plan

Biden admin to ask high court to take up student debt plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration plans to ask the Supreme Court to reinstate the president’s student debt cancellation planaccording to a Thursday legal filing warning that Americans will face financial strain if the plan remains stalled in court when loan payments are scheduled to restart in January. The Justice Department is fighting to keep … Read more

EXPLAINER: Where does student loan forgiveness stand?

EXPLAINER: Where does student loan forgiveness stand?

A federal appeals court in St. Louis has created another roadblock for President Joe Biden’s plan to provide millions of borrowers with up to $20,000 apiece in federal student-loan forgiveness. The court on Monday agreed to a preliminary injunction halting the program in one of several cases challenging the debt relief plan. With the forgiveness … Read more

A new drug seeks ‘true revenge’ on COVID by turning the virus against itself

A new drug seeks 'true revenge' on COVID by turning the virus against itself

A neurologist at a prestigious US research institute has developed an experimental COVID treatment he calls “true revenge” that weaponizes the virus against itself. The treatment, dubbed NMT5, was created by Scripps Research Institute’s Neurodegeneration New Medicines Center founding director Dr. Stuart Lipton and a team of scientists. It’s a derivative of memantine, an Alzheimer’s … Read more

Terrifying Khosta-2 Russian Bat Virus Could Spark the Next Pandemic

Terrifying Khosta-2 Russian Bat Virus Could Spark the Next Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over. In fact, it shows signs of lingering for, well, has long time. But even as politicians and health authorities struggle with how, if at all, to keep addressing the current pandemic, scientists are already anticipating the next one. They’re scouring the planet for animal viruses that, like SARS-CoV-2, could leap … Read more