Polio found in New York wastewater as state urges vaccinations

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The polio virus was present in wastewater in a New York City suburb a month before health officials there announced a confirmed case of the disease last month, state health officials said on Monday, urging residents to be sure they have been vaccinated. The discovery of the disease from wastewater … Read more

Biden again tests positive for COVID, says he feels fine

Biden again tests positive for COVID, says he feels fine

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Saturday in what the White House doctor described as a “rebound” case seen in a small percentage of patients who take the antiviral drug Paxlovid. Biden, 79, who emerged from COVID isolation on Wednesday after testing positive on July 21, … Read more

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation, Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five vaccine experts told Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is surging, but current … Read more

Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant; virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

Reinfection, severe outcome more common with BA.5 variant;  virus spike protein toxic to heart cells

A medical worker administers a dose of the “Cominarty” Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine to a patient at a vaccination center in Ancenis-Saint-Gereon, France, November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo /File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on … Read more

Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron in saliva; sexual dysfunction, hair loss among long COVID symptoms

Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron in saliva;  sexual dysfunction, hair loss among long COVID symptoms

July 26 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Experimental chewing gum reduces Omicron particles in saliva An experimental chewing gum that “traps” SARS-CoV-2 particles in saliva holds … 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

WHO declares global health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

WHO declares global health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

Declaration is WHO’s highest level of alert Tedros breaks deadlock on advisory committee Decision welcomed as way to stem disease’s spread July 23 (Reuters) – The rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday. The WHO label – … Read more

Wall Street closes sharply higher on strong corporate earnings

Wall Street closes sharply higher on strong corporate earnings

Boeing raises on deal to sell jets to 777 Partners Johnson & Johnson and IBM fall on dollar impact warning Halliburton, Hasbro, Truist rise after profit beat Indexes Up: Dow 2.43%, S&P 500 2.76%, Nasdaq 3.11% Biggest one-day percentage gain for Nasdaq since June 24 July 19 (Reuters) – US stocks closed with sharp gains … Read more