Mild COVID cases still lead to attention and memory issues – study

A health worker closes the door of an ambulance outside the Royal London Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Check in LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – People with mild COVID-19 who do not suffer from any other … Read more

Asia shares fall as Treasury yields hit fresh highs

A screen shows the Nikkei index after a ceremony marking the end of trading in 2021 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in Tokyo, Japan, December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register US bond yields rise, investors brace for monetary policy tightening Oil hits 7-year high after pipeline … Read more

WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

People pose with a syringe with a needle in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) logo, in this illustration taken December 11, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Check in (Reuters) – At present, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the … Read more

Return of the flu: EU faces threat of prolonged ‘twindemic’

A doctor vaccinates a patient as part of the start of the seasonal influenza vaccination campaign in Gouzeaucourt, France, October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Check in The flu resurfaces in Europe after hiding last year ECDC expert says flu season could extend into summer Few … Read more

Contagiousness may linger beyond five days; COVID-19 worse for vapers

Jan 14 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Many people could still be infectious after 5-day quarantine After a five-day quarantine, about a third of people infected … Read more

U.S. CDC urges Americans to wear ‘most protective mask you can’

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday revised its guidance for Americans on wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, recommending wearing “the mask as soon as possible”. as protective as possible” while stopping short of advocating the nationwide use of N95 respirators. The CDC, an agency … Read more

U.S. grocery shortages deepen as pandemic dries supplies

Jan 14 (Reuters) – Strong demand for groceries combined with soaring transportation costs and Omicron-related labor shortages are creating a new round of backlogs at processed food and fresh produce, resulting in empty supermarket shelves at major retailers across the United States. West Coast perishable produce producers are paying nearly triple pre-pandemic trucking rates to … Read more

U.S. Treasury threatens to claw back Arizona funds over anti-masking school grants

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury told Arizona officials on Friday it may claw back some of the state’s pandemic relief funds and withhold future disbursements unless the state stop or redefine education grant programs for schools without a mask mandate. In a letter to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s office, the Treasury said … Read more