Public Health

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…]

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…]

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…]

Pelosi says she has no confidence in White House coronavirus adviser Birx

Pelosi says she has no confidence in White House coronavirus adviser Birx

Published 02/08/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday she does not have confidence in White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah [more…]

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Travel bans cannot be indefinite, countries must fight virus at home – WHO

Published 27/07/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread [more…]

Merkel aide: Decision on mandatory coronavirus testing for holidaymakers likely soon

Merkel aide: Decision on mandatory coronavirus testing for holidaymakers likely soon

Published 27/07/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said health ministers would on Monday discuss the possibility of obliging returning holidaymakers to take a [more…]

Hong Kong bans restaurant dining as it battles new wave of coronavirus

Hong Kong bans restaurant dining as it battles new wave of coronavirus

Published 27/07/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong banned gatherings of more than two people on Monday, closed down restaurant dining and introduced mandatory face masks in [more…]