Epidemics

Long-term complications of COVID-19 signals billions in healthcare costs ahead

Long-term complications of COVID-19 signals billions in healthcare costs ahead

Published 03/08/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Late in March, Laura Gross, 72, was recovering from gall bladder surgery in her Fort Lee, New Jersey, home when she [more…]

Vietnam says early August ‘decisive’ in containing coronavirus

Vietnam says early August ‘decisive’ in containing coronavirus

Published 03/08/2020

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam is in the midst of a “decisive” fight against the novel coronavirus, its premier said on Monday, focusing on the city [more…]

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

Published 03/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for [more…]

Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, slight drop from previous highs

Hong Kong reports 80 new coronavirus cases, slight drop from previous highs

Published 03/08/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported 80 new coronavirus cases on Monday, dropping below 100 infections for the first time in 12 days, as [more…]

Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

Published 03/08/2020

(Reuters) - As the world awaits a COVID-19 vaccine, the next big advance in battling the pandemic could come from a class of biotech therapies [more…]

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: wealth fund

Published 03/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has signed deals to supply South Africa and seven Latin American countries with an anti-viral drug Russian authorities have approved to [more…]

U.S. coronavirus ‘extraordinarily widespread,’ White House experts say

U.S. coronavirus ‘extraordinarily widespread,’ White House experts say

Published 03/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is in a new phase of the novel coronavirus outbreak with infections “extraordinarily widespread” in rural areas as well [more…]

White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill

White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus relief bill

Published 02/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Sunday he was not optimistic on reaching agreement soon on a deal for [more…]

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Factbox: Coronavirus in Congress – 14 members have tested or been presumed positive

Published 01/08/2020

(Reuters) - At least 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or [more…]

Japan’s renowned artists find inspiration from pandemic

Japan’s renowned artists find inspiration from pandemic

Published 30/07/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Some of Japan’s best-known artists are finding new avenues of expression in areas such as online communication and the environment, as the [more…]