Biden Again Test Positive For COVID, Says He Feels Fine

WASHINGTON – U.S. 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, said he was … More Biden Again Test Positive For COVID, Says He Feels Fine

Explainer: What To Know About COVID Vaccines For Young Children

PARIS, France – The United States has begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months after receiving the go – ahead from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. The following are some details about the two messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines from Moderna Inc and … More Explainer: What To Know About COVID Vaccines For Young Children

ANALYSIS: Demand For Pfizer’s COVID Pills Lags Around The World

PARIS, France – Worldwide demand for Pfizer Inc’s oral COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid has been unexpectedly light due to complicated eligibility requirements, reduced testing, and potential for drug interactions, a Reuters review of data and interviews with experts has found. Demand also has been hampered by the perception that Omicron infections are not that severe. … More ANALYSIS: Demand For Pfizer’s COVID Pills Lags Around The World

Norway’s King Test Positive For COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Norway’s 85 – year – old King Herald V tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday and has mild symptoms, royal officials said. Harald will take a break from his duties for a few days and that his sone and heir to the throne, Crown Prince Haakon, would take them over for … More Norway’s King Test Positive For COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Catches COVID -Palace

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth, 95, has tested positive for COVID and is experiencing mild symptoms but expect to continue high duties this week, Buckingham Palace said on Sunday. ‘The queen has today tested positive for COVID’ the Palace said. ‘Her Majesty is experiencing mild cold like symptoms but expects to continue light duties at Windsor … More Britain’s Queen Elizabeth Catches COVID -Palace

Severe, Critical COVID-19 Cases More Likely In Vitamina D – Deficient People: Study

PARIS – People who have a vitamin D deficiency are more likely to have a severe or fatal case of COVID-19, researchers said. In a retrospective study published in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists from Galilee Medical Center and Bar Ilan University in Israel examined the records of more than 1,176 patients admitted between April … More Severe, Critical COVID-19 Cases More Likely In Vitamina D – Deficient People: Study

Swiss Government Lifts Nearly All COVID-19 Restrictions

ZURICH – Switzerland will lift almost all its coronavirus pandemic restrictions from midnight, the government said on Wednesday, as fears waned that a spike in infections fuelled by Omicron variant would overwhelm the health care system. The government said only the requirement to wear masks on public transport and while visiting healthcare facilities would remain … More Swiss Government Lifts Nearly All COVID-19 Restrictions

Sweden Recommends Fourth COVID-19 Jab For The Elderly

Sweden’s Health Agency recommended on Monday that people aged 80 or above should receive a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth jab in total, to ward off waning immunity amid the rampant spread of the Omicron variant. The recommendation also covered all people living in nursing homes or who receive assisted living services … More Sweden Recommends Fourth COVID-19 Jab For The Elderly

Italy Scraps Outdoor Mask Mandate, Aims To Ease Stadium Limits

MILAN, Italy – Italy’s government on Tuesday lifted an obligation to wear masks outdoors under most circumstances in response to an improving coronavirus situation, and said it aimed to raise attendance limits at stadium. Under new rules set by Health Minister Roberto Speranza, from Feb.11. until at least March 31 it will be necessary to … More Italy Scraps Outdoor Mask Mandate, Aims To Ease Stadium Limits