Coronavirus newly found in Russia may resist existing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines: report

Even as the world creeps out of a nearly 2-year pandemic, scientists have spotted another potential public health threat in a virus that could potentially resist existing Covid-19 vaccines. In a study published in PLoS Pathogens, in late 2020, researchers identified two clade 3 arboviruses — the same subcategory of coronaviruses as SARS-CoV-2 — in … Read more

Scientists find novel coronavirus in Russian bats that can evade immunity from current vaccines

Just as the world is pulling itself out of a pandemic that has brought life to a standstill for more than two years, yet another novel Coronavirus – Khosta-2 – has been found by scientists in Russia, according to a journal PLoS Pathogens. According to the report, scientists have found a group of coronaviruses similar … Read more

Hong Kong eases COVID-19 restrictions on inbound travelers and drops hotel quarantine

Hong Kong’s leader has announced that the city will no longer quarantine incoming travelers at designated hotels as the city aims to open globally after nearly two years. Most important points: Incoming travelers are not required to take a PCR test within 48 hours before boarding a plane to Hong Kong They must instead provide … Read more

Can you get flu and COVID-19 booster injections at the same time?

As flu season gets underway, some Marylanders are wondering if they should get the flu shot and the new COVID-19 booster shot at the same time.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s Latest Figures | Get tested | Vaccine Information ||The Maryland Hospital Association encourages anyone eligible to get the COVID-19 booster shot as soon as possible. … Read more

5 things to know before September 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN — Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already preparing for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they are starting the Christmas shopping season in stores and online earlier this year as households across the country continue to struggle with persistently high inflation forcing them to cut back … Read more

Khosta-2: COVID-bound virus in Russian horseshoe bats found to be transmissible to human cells

A virus in bats in Russia has been found to bind to human cells, in a discovery followed by public health experts who have been hypervigilant about zoonotic diseases since the COVID-19 pandemic. In a further finding in the study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal PLOS Pathogens, Khosta-2 virus appears to be resistant to … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine uptake for young children in Ontario lower than experts expected

The number of children under the age of five being vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ontario is even lower than the relatively small number many experts had expected. Shots for the youngest age group have been available for two months, but only about six percent of those kids have had their first dose. dr. Kieran Moore, … Read more

IMF chief warns there will be ‘people on the streets’ worldwide unless measures are taken to reduce inflation

CNN — There will be “people on the streets” worldwide unless measures are taken to protect the most vulnerable from inflation, Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), warned Wednesday. “It’s important to remember that this composite impact of multiple crises is already testing people’s patience and resilience. And if you don’t … Read more

Most dementia patients do not receive treatment after diagnosis: report

In a sweeping new report, Alzheimer’s and dementia experts are calling for better patient treatment and better education for healthcare professionals, showing that the majority of dementia patients receive little to no care after diagnosis. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) stated in a press release for the annual World Alzheimer’s Report that up to 85 percent … Read more

Population-wide cohort study detects increase in major arterial and venous thrombotic events immediately after COVID-19 diagnosis

In a recent study published in CirculationResearchers examined the link between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vascular thrombotic events using a population-wide cohort study in England and Wales. Study: Association of COVID-19 with severe arterial and venous thrombotic disease: a population-wide cohort study of 48 million adults in England and Wales. Image credit: MattLphotography/Shutterstock Background … Read more