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

New Zealand Covid update: 70 new cases recorded ahead of lockdown announcement | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand has reported 70 new cases of coronavirus in the community, bringing the total number in its outbreak to 347, as parts of the country wait to hear if the lockdown will be extended or downgraded. Of Friday’s cases, 333 are in Auckland, and 14 are in Wellington. Many of the cases are … Read more

Covid data disappearing in some states even amid delta surge

Covid data disappearing in some states even amid delta surge

[ad_1] Two state government websites in Georgia recently stopped posting updates on Covid-19 cases in prisons and long-term care facilities, just as the dangerous delta variant was taking hold. Data has been disappearing recently in other states as well. Florida, for example, now reports Covid cases, deaths and hospitalizations once a week, instead of daily, … Read more

Bills’ Cole Beasley trashes NFL’s COVID protocols during five-day absence: ‘Make it make sense’

Bills' Cole Beasley trashes NFL's COVID protocols during five-day absence: 'Make it make sense'

[ad_1] Cole Beasley is once again speaking out about the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. On Tuesday, Beasley and fellow receiver Gabriel Davis were removed from the Bills’ facility as a result of contact tracing. The two had worked with a vaccinated trainer that tested positive for COVID. As a result, the duo was sent home and must undergo a five-day … Read more

Seven destinations to be added to England’s Covid travel green list | Transport policy

[ad_1] Travellers from seven more destinations will no longer have to quarantine after being added to England’s travel green list, the Guardian has learned. Canada, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Azores will move from amber to green from 4am on 30 August, in the final update to the traffic-light system before the end … Read more

‘Real Housewives of Miami’ star’s mother dies of Covid on planned wedding date

'Real Housewives of Miami' star's mother dies of Covid on planned wedding date

[ad_1] Alexia Echevarria, a star of the Bravo reality television show “Real Housewives of Miami,” said her mother died of Covid-19 on what was supposed to be Echevarria’s wedding day. “Early this morning I lost my mom to the horrible and deadly COVID-19,” she told her 109,000 Instagram followers in a post that was accompanied … Read more

84 employees of LAPD test positive for Covid, nearly doubling cases in one week

84 employees of LAPD test positive for Covid, nearly doubling cases in one week

[ad_1] The Los Angeles Police Department said over 80 of its employees have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week, nearly doubling its case numbers from the previous week as its vaccination rate hovers below 50 percent. Of the 84 cases, 26 were at the city’s Central Division station, NBC Los Angeles reported. The … Read more

New Zealand Covid update: Ardern rejects criticism of elimination strategy after 68 new cases | New Zealand

[ad_1] New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has dismissed criticism of her ambitious elimination strategy to stamp out Covid, as the country’s outbreak grows, saying the approach has saved lives and will continue to do so. On Thursday, the coronavirus outbreak grew by 68 cases, taking the total number of cases to 277. One previously … Read more

In Covid ICUs, doctors see a surge in critically ill pregnant women

In Covid ICUs, doctors see a surge in critically ill pregnant women

[ad_1] As the delta variant drives a surge in hospitalizations across the South, doctors say they’re seeing an unprecedented number of pregnant women critically ill with Covid-19. “None of us has ever seen this magnitude of really, really sick women at one time,” said Dr. Akila Subramaniam, an associate professor at the University of Alabama’s … Read more

Unvaccinated pregnant nurse, unborn baby die after she contracts Covid

Unvaccinated pregnant nurse, unborn baby die after she contracts Covid

[ad_1] A pregnant nurse wanted to wait to get the Covid-19 vaccine because she was concerned about how it would affect her unborn daughter. Now, the woman’s husband is raising awareness after the virus took the lives of his wife and their baby. “It’s not easy,” Jordan Richardson told CBS affiliate WKRG of Mobile, Alabama. … Read more