U.S. officials keep close watch on the ‘delta plus’ Covid mutation as it spreads in the U.K.

Reading Time: 8 minutes Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 11, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo | Pool | Reuters U.S. health officials are keeping a close eye on an emerging Covid-19 subvariant, dubbed “delta plus,” that … Read more

Data shows Covid booster shots are ‘not appropriate’ at this time, U.S. and international scientists conclude

Reading Time: 6 minutes A pharmacist administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a customer at a pharmacy in Livonia, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Emily Elconin | Bloomberg | Getty Images An expert review of scientific evidence to date has concluded that Covid-19 vaccine booster shots are not needed at this time for … Read more

Marburg Virus: All you need to know about Marburg virus, Ebola’s deadly cousin that spreads like Covid | World News – Times of India

Reading Time: 4 minutes NEW DELHI: Guinea on Tuesday confirmed the first recorded case of Marburg disease in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. The lethal virus was found in samples taken from a patient who died on August 2 in southern Gueckedou prefecture. The highly virulent disease is carried by bats and has a fatality rate … Read more

Some in US getting Covid-19 boosters without FDA approval – Times of India

Reading Time: 9 minutes DENVER, US: When the delta variant started spreading, Gina Welch decided not to take any chances: She got a third, booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by going to a clinic and telling them it was her first shot. The US government has not approved booster shots against the virus, saying it has yet to … Read more

Biden to announce new eviction ban due to Covid spread – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: The Biden administration will announce a new 60-day eviction moratorium that would protect areas where 90% of the US population lives, according to three people familiar with the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss the forthcoming announcement. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a legal authority for a new and … Read more

Despite precautions, Obama birthday bash draws criticism from right – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes WASHINGTON: Even though Barack Obama plans to celebrate his 60th birthday adhering to all the current health guidelines, the former president has come under fire — mainly from the Republican camp — for throwing a large party amid a resurgence of coronavirus cases due to the Delta variant. The celebration is to take place this … Read more

Florida breaks record for Covid-19 hospitalisations – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes ORLANDO, US: A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida has broken a previous record for current hospitalisations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalised with confirmed Covid-19 cases, according to data reported to the US … Read more

US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes WASHINGTON: People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday, a major reversal in guidance that underscored the country’s struggle to suppress the Delta variant. President Joe Biden said the announcement showed that America needs to “do better” on vaccinations, adding that … Read more

US tells vaccinated people in high Covid risk areas to mask again – Times of India

Reading Time: 7 minutes WASHINGTON: People vaccinated against Covid-19 in high-risk parts of the United States should resume wearing masks indoors, the top health authority said Tuesday, a major reversal in guidance that underscored the country’s struggle to suppress the Delta variant. President Joe Biden said the announcement showed that America needs to “do better” on vaccinations, adding that … Read more

New York City requires health workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly – Times of India

Reading Time: 6 minutes NEW YORK: As part of a nationwide response to the threat posed by the more contagious Delta coronavirus variant, New York City will require Covid-19 vaccinations or weekly tests for workers at city-run hospitals and clinics. The new policy will go into effect on Aug. 2, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference … Read more