Two years into the pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of young people are becoming a growing concern

Two years into the pandemic, the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of young people are becoming a growing concern

While children have been largely spared from the more severe physical consequences of COVID-19, the toll the pandemic is taking to the mental health of young people is another story. Children and adolescents in British Columbia account for less than one in five cases of COVID-19, and less than 2% of hospital admissions. But a … Read more

Ireland drops most Covid restrictions in wake of ‘Omicron’ storm

Ireland drops most Covid restrictions in wake of ‘Omicron’ storm

No restrictions on hospitality and events Masks are still required in shops and transportation Few were seriously ill from the omicron wave DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland will scrap nearly all restrictions on the new coronavirus on Saturday, Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin said in a national address, after coming despite an Omicron storm that led … Read more

US judge blocks Biden’s federal mandate on COVID vaccine

US judge blocks Biden’s federal mandate on COVID vaccine

Jan 21 (Reuters) – A Texas judge ruled on Friday that President Joe Biden cannot require federal employees to vaccinate against the coronavirus and prevent the U.S. government from punishing employees who do not comply. Biden issued an order requiring the vaccination of nearly 3.5 million workers by November 22 to ban religious or medical … Read more

Is it safe to exercise in indoor gyms?

Is it safe to exercise in indoor gyms?

January is usually the time of year when gyms and fitness facilities fill up with new members, or previously slack members, who are bent on starting the new year on the right foot. But with Omicron bags reaching new heights, the fitness industry has been hit hard — once again. Anxiety rises because people fear … Read more

Analysis: How Omicron highlights fading hope for herd immunity from COVID

Analysis: How Omicron highlights fading hope for herd immunity from COVID

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Omicron variant, which is spreading much faster than previous versions of the coronavirus, is unlikely to help countries achieve so-called herd immunity against COVID-19, as enough people become immune to the virus. Leading disease experts say it can no longer spread. From the pandemic’s early days, public health officials hoped that … Read more

Market risk and Omicron pose new challenge to the Fed’s policy focus

Market risk and Omicron pose new challenge to the Fed’s policy focus

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – US Federal Reserve officials, having laid out what appeared to be a clear battle plan against high inflation, must now contend with new indications that the coronavirus is once again slowing the economy as well as Markets conspired to tighten financial conditions faster than the Federal Reserve. Policy makers might … Read more

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

COVID Omicron updates: NIH says only one monoclonal antibody treatment is effective against Omicron

NEW YORK (WABC) – The use of some monoclonal antibody therapies against COVID has now been discouraged. Updated guidelines from the NIH COVID treatment panel indicate that Regeneron and Eli Lilly treatments have been shown to fail against omicron. The variant is currently responsible for more than 99% of COVID cases in the United States … Read more

Coronavirus Live Updates | Tourism projects. Revitalizes 21 monitoring centers to help migrant workers amid pandemic

Coronavirus Live Updates |  Tourism projects.  Revitalizes 21 monitoring centers to help migrant workers amid pandemic

You can track national and state coronavirus cases, deaths, and testing rates here. A list of government helpline numbers is also available. Here are the updates: United States of America Biden says US is tired of COVID-19 but is in a better place now President Joe Biden acknowledged that the pandemic had left Americans exhausted … Read more

US distributes 400 million free N95 masks at CVS and Walgreens in fight against COVID

US distributes 400 million free N95 masks at CVS and Walgreens in fight against COVID

A White House official said the US government will make 400 million non-surgical N95 masks from its Strategic National Stockpile free to the public starting next week. He is trying to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The official said N95 face masks, so named because they filter at least 95% of particles from the air, will … Read more

Djokovic bets on a COVID cure while researching tennis history

Djokovic bets on a COVID cure while researching tennis history

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic arrives at Nikola Tesla Airport, after the Australian Federal Court upheld a government decision to revoke his visa to play in the Australian Open, in Belgrade, Serbia, January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Christopher Pike Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The pandemic has blocked Novak … Read more