Coronavirus live news: WHO to ship Chinese vaccines despite concerns, US Covid hospitalisations hit eight-month high | World news

[ad_1] The World Health Organization’s pandemic programme plans to ship 100m doses of the Sinovac and Sinopharm Covid-19 shots by the end of next month, mostly to Africa and Asia, in its first delivery of Chinese vaccines, a WHO document shows. Reuters reports that the Chinese shipments will help the sputtering global Covax vaccine sharing … Read more

How the Navajo Nation, once battered by the coronavirus, is staring down a delta surge

How the Navajo Nation, once battered by the coronavirus, is staring down a delta surge

[ad_1] At its nadir, the Navajo Nation had the highest rate of Covid-19 infections per capita in the United States, plunging the largest Native American tribe into turmoil. But the lessons of spring 2020, including enforcing strict lockdowns and mask mandates, ultimately helped the tribe to “flatten the curve” of the initial outbreak and positioned … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Moderna withholds 1.6m vaccines in Japan over contamination concerns, Sydney hospitals struggle to cope | World news

[ad_1] 6.53am BST 06:53 A foreign participant in the Paralympic Games in Japan has been hospitalised with non-severe symptoms of Covid-19, Kyodo News has reported, citing the Games’ organising committee. It is the first hospitalisation of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, which opened on Tuesday. Hospitals in Japan treating Covid-19 patients have usually reserved beds for … Read more

N.Y. Gov. Hochul adds 12k deaths to total coronavirus tally in show of ‘transparency’

N.Y. Gov. Hochul adds 12k deaths to total coronavirus tally in show of 'transparency'

[ad_1] New York Gov. Kathy Hochul added more than 12,000 deaths to the state’s coronavirus death count Tuesday following allegations that her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, had intentionally downplayed those numbers. “We’re now releasing more data than had been released before publicly so people know the nursing home deaths and the hospital deaths are consistent with … Read more

US intelligence study inconclusive on Covid origins, according to reports | Coronavirus

[ad_1] A classified US intelligence report delivered to the White House was inconclusive on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, in part due to a lack of information from China, according to US media reports. The assessment received on Tuesday, which was ordered by President Joe Biden 90 days ago, was unable to definitively conclude … Read more

‘Mixed advice’ driving Covid vaccine hesitancy in pregnant UK women | Coronavirus

[ad_1] Pregnant women are being given dangerously mixed messaging from health professionals, with figures suggesting a “very high” vaccine hesitancy among the vulnerable group, according to campaigners. Three-quarters of pregnant women in the UK feel anxious about the easing of coronavirus restrictions with many saying the move is like “another lockdown” for expectant mothers, according … Read more

Coronavirus live news: Japan to expand state of emergency; Biden review of Covid origins reportedly ‘inconclusive’ | World news

[ad_1] 6.37am BST 06:37 Two more Paralympic athletes test positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo village Two more athletes have tested positive for Covid-19 in the Paralympic village, with officials awaiting information to confirm if a cluster of infection has broken out, after a first case had been discovered on Tuesday. The news comes as ParalympicsGB … Read more

CDC urges pregnant women to get Covid vaccine, finding no increased risk of miscarriage | Coronavirus

[ad_1] The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention urged all pregnant women Wednesday to get the Covid-19 vaccine as hospitals in hot spots around the US see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated mothers-to-be seriously ill with the virus. Expectant women run a higher higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from the coronavirus, including … Read more

Coronavirus live: Biden to be briefed on US Covid origins report; Scotland could see restrictions return amid case rise | World news

[ad_1] Nicola Sturgeon has warned some Covid controls could be reimposed in Scotland after the country recorded a record spike in new cases, which have doubled in the past week. The first minister said 4,324 new cases were detected in Scotland in the last 24 hours – the highest daily figure on record, with nearly … Read more