Italy makes Covid passports mandatory for all employees

Reading Time: 4 minutes In this photo illustration, a digital “green pass” which certifies immunity or the Covid-19. Diego Puletto | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON — Italy has become the first European country to make a Covid certificate mandatory for all workers, as countries start to take stronger measures in an effort to boost inoculation rates.  … Read more

Nearly 10,000 passengers tested negative before flying — here’s how many infections slipped through

Reading Time: 10 minutes A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a joint effort by Mayo Clinic, … Read more

Delta variant is so contagious it ‘raises the bar’ for Covid vaccines, Moderna president says

Reading Time: 5 minutes Houston Fire Department paramedics prepare to transport a man with breathing difficulties from a senior living center to a hospital on September 14, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images The fast-spreading delta variant is so contagious, it’s exposed weaknesses in vaccine protection and changed the outlook for ending the pandemic, Moderna President … Read more

UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj’s ‘false claim’ Covid shots cause swollen testicles

Reading Time: 9 minutes Health officials from the U.K. to Trinidad refuted rapper Nicki Minaj’s “false claim” that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled after he received a Covid-19 vaccine in her home country of Trinidad. Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh, health minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, said Minaj’s tweet late Monday to her more than 22 million followers … Read more

Moderna releases new data on Covid breakthrough cases it says supports need for booster shots

Reading Time: 8 minutes A healthcare worker fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Giorgio Companies site in Blandon, PA where the CATE Mobile Vaccination Unit was onsite to administer Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines to workers Wednesday morning April 14, 2021. Ben Hasty | MediaNews Group | Reading Eagle via Getty Images Moderna on Wednesday released more data … Read more

Rap artist Nicki Minaj faces backlash after tweeting inaccurate information about Covid vaccines

Reading Time: 7 minutes Nicki Minaj is seen arriving to the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. Gilbert Carrasquillo | GC Images | Getty Images Nicki Minaj faced public backlash Tuesday after tweeting the day before that a friend of her cousin developed … Read more

Former employee testifies Elizabeth Holmes’ Theranos lost millions while exaggerating projections to investors

Reading Time: 7 minutes SAN JOSE, Calif. — In public, Elizabeth Holmes was dubbed the next Steve Jobs on the cover of Inc. magazine in 2015, but in private the blood-testing company she founded, Theranos, was hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars. On Tuesday, the government’s first witness at Holmes’ fraud trial, longtime Theranos financial controller San Ho Spivey, who … Read more

Giving Covid booster shots to healthy people is ‘not right,’ WHO says in plea to wealthy nations

Reading Time: 5 minutes Nurse Mary Ezzat administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot to Jessica M. at UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA, on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images World Health Organization officials called again for wealthy nations to stop distributing Covid vaccine booster doses in hopes of … Read more

UK sets out pandemic plan for fall and winter; booster shots for over 50s to begin next week

Reading Time: 6 minutes Sajid Javid, U.K. health secretary, left, and Boris Johnson, U.K. prime minister, during a news conference inside number 10 Downing Street in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. Neil Hall | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid on Tuesday outlined the government’s fall-winter plan to tackle the coronavirus crisis, … Read more

Germany pushes to boost Covid vaccine uptake after rollout loses steam

Reading Time: 7 minutes Doctor Immanuel Hardtmann holds a syringe with the vaccine Moderna in a temporary vaccination center inside the Excursion boat Alexander von Humboldt on the first day of the #HierWirdGeimpft (Get Vaccinated Here) Covid-19 vaccination campaign on September 13, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Carsten Koall | Getty Images News | Getty Images Germany has begun what … Read more