Scientists say antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions in Lancet study

Scientists say antibiotic-resistant infections are killing millions in Lancet study

MRSA bacteria DTKUTOO | Getty Pictures According to scientists’ estimates, drug-resistant bacteria killed about 1.3 million people in 2019 — more than HIV or malaria. Researchers also estimate that antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections played a role in 4.95 million deaths in the same year. The findings of the study, which was funded by the UK government … Read more

Students allowed despite covid policies

Students allowed despite covid policies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Wednesday that Australia will refund visa fees for vaccinated backpackers arriving within the next three months. The country, whose tight, pandemic border policies have locked away its citizens, and more recently one of tennis’ biggest stars, is encouraging backpackers to visit. And it does so because it wants to … Read more

Obamacare registration hits record high after Biden changes

Obamacare registration hits record high after Biden changes

What difference does a new president make? Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans hit a record high this season, with President Joe Biden rarely achieving a clear policy victory in his first full year in office. The big increase came amid increased financial aid for enrollments, a wider window for enrollment, the ongoing health effects … Read more

Fauci says FDA could authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for children under five next month

Fauci says FDA could authorize Pfizer’s Covid vaccine for children under five next month

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press conference at the White House in Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarck | Reuters White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that the Food and Drug Administration may approve a Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine for children under five next month. … Read more

England looks to ease Covid rules as Omicron floods Europe

England looks to ease Covid rules as Omicron floods Europe

Chief Medical Officer Thomas Marx wears his personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient with Covid-19 in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Freising, southern Germany. Lennart Press | AFP | Getty Images The Plan B measures, which were implemented in December as the omicron Covid variant spiked in the … Read more

Omicron is lighter, but scientists say it’s still too early to relax

Omicron is lighter, but scientists say it’s still too early to relax

A sign appears on a bus on First Street outside the US Capitol on Monday, January 10, 2022, reminding riders to wear face masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Pictures Infectious disease experts warned that it is too soon for the public to stop taking steps … Read more

Reaches record level under Obamacare registration

Obamacare registration hits record high after Biden changes

What difference does a new president make? Enrollment in Obamacare health insurance plans hit a record high this season, with President Joe Biden rarely achieving a clear policy victory in his first full year in office. The massive increase comes after increased financial aid for enrollments, a wider window for enrollments, the ongoing health effects … Read more

WHO says Omicron won’t be the last alternative to Covid as global cases rise 20% in a week

WHO says Omicron won’t be the last alternative to Covid as global cases rise 20% in a week

Maria van Kerkhove, Technical Head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program attends a press conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2020. Christopher Black | World Health Organization | Reuters The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the pandemic will not end as the omicron variable … Read more

A WHO official said we have a chance to end the Covid emergency in 2022

A WHO official said we have a chance to end the Covid emergency in 2022

WHO Emergency Program Executive Director Mike Ryan speaks at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland on February 6, 2020. Dennis Balibos | Reuters A senior WHO official said Covid-19 will never be eradicated, but society has a chance of ending the public health emergency in 2022. Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda … Read more

Research finds that populist politics have lost support during the pandemic

Research finds that populist politics have lost support during the pandemic

Donald Trump listens to the cheer of the crowd during his campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa. Mark Kozlaric | Bloomberg | Getty Images Politicians and populist parties have lost support around the world during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey of more than half a million people. Published on Tuesday by the University … Read more