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

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

Is the Covid-19 pandemic really ‘over’?

This is the weekly edition of CNN’s corona newsletter. Look forward to your overview every Wednesday. If you haven’t subscribed yet, Register here. CNN — US President Joe Biden said he believes the Covid-19 pandemic is “over” even though the country still has about 400 deaths a day. In a Sunday interview on CBS’ “60 … Read more

Biden declares the pandemic over. People behave like this too

CNN — President Joe Biden made several unequivocal and controversial statements in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. Amongst them: There was some ambiguity about a number of other topics. His plan is to be re-elected in 2024, but no final decision has been made yet. About the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, … Read more

History of mental health problems could lead to long-term Covid, study says

CNN — You may have an up to 50% higher risk of developing long-term Covid-19 if you suffer from common psychiatric problems such as anxiety or depression, a recent study found. Signs of the disease can include difficulty breathing, brain fog, chronic coughing, changes in taste and smell, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty performing daily life functions, … Read more

China zero-Covid: Chinese researchers tread sensitive ground

Hong-Kong CNN Business — Authorities in Shanghai have denied that report from a leading Chinese real estate research firm that claimed more than a third of its stores had been in a major shopping center closed due to strict Covid curbs. The report of China Real Estate Information Corp. (CRIC), published late last month, quickly … Read more

Cause of pneumonia cluster in Argentina identified as legionella

CNN — A cluster of pneumonia cases in Tucumán, Argentina, was caused by Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, according to the Pan American Health Organization. A total of 11 cases of pneumonia had been identified on Saturday as part of the outbreak linked to a health clinic in the city of San Miguel … Read more

Advanced cervical cancer on the rise in white and black women in the US

CNN — Advanced cervical cancer is on the rise in the United States among white and black women, according to a new study in the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. “This particular study arose out of a desire to delve deeper into the causes of cervical cancer,” says Dr. Alex Francoeur, a fourth-year resident in … Read more

Polio and monkeypox show an ‘increased focus’ on viruses

More than two years of COVID-19 and people think differently about viruses. The US this month declared monkeypox a public health emergency, and people at high risk of contracting the virus — especially men who have sex with men — are lining up on city streets to to be vaccinated. An outbreak of bird flu … Read more

Scientists seek solutions after studies show pulse oximeters don’t work as well for people of color

CNN † When Dr. Thomas Valley sees a new patient in Michigan Medicine’s intensive care unit in Ann Arbor, he often clamps a pulse oximeter on their finger — one of several devices he uses to measure their health and what care they need, whether it be now concerns a child with seizures, a teenage … Read more