China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China's COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported record high COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities nationwide imposing localized lockdowns, mass testing and other curbs that are fueling frustration and darkening the outlook for the world’s second largest economy. The resurgence of infections, nearly three years after the pandemic emerged in the central city of Wuhan, … Read more

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

China widens COVID curbs, iPhone factory unrest adds to economy worries

COVID restrictions ramped up as cases rise iPhone factory unrest underscores industrial, social risks Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns Resort city Sanya imposes movement curbs on new arrivals BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy, … Read more

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China's COVID cases rise

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Beijing shut parks, shopping malls and museums on Tuesday while more Chinese cities resumed mass testing for COVID-19, as China fights a spike in cases, deepening concerns about its economy and dampening hopes for a quick post -coronavirus reopening. China reported 28,127 new local cases nationally for Monday, nearing its … Read more

China’s COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

China's COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

Southern manufacturing hub fighting worst COVID-19 flare-up Cases double in Zhengzhou, production base for Apple supplier Chinese stocks, currency slip over virus fears BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases surged in Guangzhou and other Chinese cities, official data showed on Tuesday, with the global manufacturing hub becoming China’s latest COVID1-9 epicenter and testing … Read more

Scientists warn common flies pose greater health risk than mosquitoes because they vomit on food

Scientists warn common flies pose greater health risk than mosquitoes because they vomit on food

Warning: if you’re about to tuck into some food, this may ruin your meal. Did you know, when flies land on food to eat some of it, they vomit on it first? This vomit contains traces of whatever they had previously eaten, whether that was a bit of someone else’s lunch, or something much less … Read more

Why Michigan experts say monkeypox is next pandemic, but not next COVID

Why Michigan experts say monkeypox is next pandemic, but not next COVID

ANN ARBOR – As cases of monkeypox continue to grow worldwide, the United States recently declared a national public health emergency amid the outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 31,800 cases around the world as of Aug. 9. Nearly 99% of those cases were found in countries that had … Read more

Climate change is making over 200 diseases worse and our immune systems weaker, study finds

Climate change is making over 200 diseases worse and our immune systems weaker, study finds

More than 58 per cent of human diseases have gotten worse because of climate change, according to a new study. The groundbreaking researchpublished in Nature Climate Change on Monday, was conducted by researchers at Mamoa’s University of Hawaii, who carried out a systematic search for real-life examples of the impact of ten climatic hazards worsened … Read more

Explainer: Monkeypox in the US: Where could it spread next?

Explainer: Monkeypox in the US: Where could it spread next?

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, US, July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, an … Read more

Monkeypox vaccine from Bavarian Nordic wins EU approval

Monkeypox vaccine from Bavarian Nordic wins EU approval

An employee of the vaccine company Bavarian Nordic shows a picture of a vaccine virus on a display in a laboratory of the company in Martinsried near Munich, Germany, May 24, 2022. The company, headquartered in Denmark, is the only one in the world to have approval for a smallpox vaccine called Jynneos in the … Read more