Epidemics

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia, China

Published 02/09/2020

(This August 31 story is refiled to add dropped word founding to Ertl’s title in paragraph 13) By Allison Martell and Julie Steenhuysen TORONTO/CHICAGO (Reuters) [more…]

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Explainer: How common cold viruses are being used in vaccines from Russia, China

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - The modified common cold viruses behind high-profile COVID-19 vaccine candidates from China’s CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) and Russia’s Gamaleya Institute have been studied for [more…]

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says nobody will be forced to have coronavirus vaccine

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says nobody will be forced to have coronavirus vaccine

Published 01/09/2020

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak, said on Monday that nobody will be forced [more…]

Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier

Published 01/09/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Aug. 31, down from 17 reported a day earlier, the country’s health authority said [more…]

Mexico records 3,719 new coronavirus cases, 256 more deaths

Mexico records 3,719 new coronavirus cases, 256 more deaths

Published 01/09/2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Monday reported 3,719 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 256 additional fatalities, bringing the total in [more…]

Spain reports more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Spain reports more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday

Published 31/08/2020

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has registered more than 23,000 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, health emergency chief Fernando Simon told a news conference on Monday, [more…]

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Opening up without control of COVID-19 is recipe for disaster, says WHO

Published 31/08/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries with significant active spread of coronavirus must prevent amplifying events, as opening up without the virus being under control would be [more…]

COVID-19 often goes undiagnosed in hospital workers- virus may impair heart functions

COVID-19 often goes undiagnosed in hospital workers- virus may impair heart functions

Published 31/08/2020

(Reuters) - The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines [more…]

Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Russia reports nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases

Published 17/08/2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reported 4,892 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing its tally so far to 927,745, the fourth largest in [more…]

Lebanon needs two-week lockdown after COVID-19 spike, health minister says

Lebanon needs two-week lockdown after COVID-19 spike, health minister says

Published 17/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon should be locked down for two weeks after a spike in COVID-19 infections, the caretaker government’s health minister was quoted as [more…]