WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

CNN — Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but acknowledged that the pandemic is at a “transition point”. WHO’s Emergency Committee on International Health Regulations discussed the pandemic at its 14th meeting on Covid-19 on Friday, and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed that the Declaration of the Public … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

China’s $6 trillion consumer market is digging itself out of a slump

China’s  trillion consumer market is digging itself out of a slump

BEIJING — China’s recovery in consumption from zero Covid is off to a good start – after a depressing fourth quarter. When the Michelin-starred restaurant Rêver reopened Thursday after a Chinese New Year holiday, it was fully booked, said Edward Suen, chief operating officer of the Guangzhou location. Reservations for the next three days were … Read more

CDC study reports bivalent boosters protect against COVID-19 variants | News

CDC study reports bivalent boosters protect against COVID-19 variants |  News

A new study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the new bivalent COVID-19 boosters add protection against the new variants of the virus. Another study showed that the bivalent vaccine also protects against serious diseases. Wastewater monitoring shows that those variants, XBB and XBB.1.5, make up about 25% … Read more

With the emergence of new coronavirus variants, the FDA is stopping Evusheld’s approval

With the emergence of new coronavirus variants, the FDA is stopping Evusheld’s approval

CNN — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday withdrew Evusheld’s emergency use authorization because it does not appear to protect against Covid-19 from viral variants currently circulating in the United States. Evusheld is a monoclonal antibody therapy used to prevent Covid-19 in immunocompromised people, who are less likely to elicit an immune response … Read more