“IHU” coronavirus variant “on our radar” but not a threat, World Health Organization says

( CBSNews.com ) Paris — New coronavirus variants are detected every week. Most of them pop up and then quickly disappear, others persist quietly but never become widespread, and just a few rise to the ranks of “Variants of Concern,” as designated by the World Health Organization. So, it’s unusual that a variant tentatively identified in France more than a month ago, which failed to spread beyond a small initial … Continue reading “IHU” coronavirus variant “on our radar” but not a threat, World Health Organization says

75 Florida doctors stage symbolic walkout in protest of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (NBC) – Dozens of South Florida doctors staged a walkout on Monday to protest the number of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients flooding their hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Just before sunrise, about 75 doctors stepped outside their hospitals and offices to stand together and encourage the community to get vaccinated. “We are exhausted. Our patience and resources are running low and … Continue reading 75 Florida doctors stage symbolic walkout in protest of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife have been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19

CNN.com Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife are both hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19. “Doctors are currently monitoring the condition of both,” the Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) said in a statement Saturday. “Anyone who has been around either of them for the last five or six days should follow the CDC guidelines. “RPC is a Chicago-based international human and civil rights organization founded by … Continue reading Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife have been hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19

Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

At least 53 passengers on an Indian airline flight from Delhi to Hong Kong this month reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 – after everyone aboard had tested negative within 72 hours prior to departure. The Vistara airline plane — which landed in Hong Kong on April 4 — can hold 188 passengers, but officials in the territory did not announce Tuesday how many were aboard … Continue reading Dozens of passengers test positive for COVID on flight from India to Hong Kong

Congress reaches deal on $900 billion Covid-19 relief package

The measure is designed to be an emergency bridge through the first quarter of 2021. WASHINGTON — After months of stalemate, Congress struck a deal on a nearly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package that includes a new round of direct payments and help for jobless Americans, families and businesses struggling in the pandemic. “More help is on the way,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. said Sunday … Continue reading Congress reaches deal on $900 billion Covid-19 relief package

New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free

New Zealand has lifted almost all of its coronavirus restrictions after reporting no active cases in the country. At midnight local time (12:00 GMT), all of New Zealand moved to level one, the lowest of a four-tier alert system. Under new rules, social distancing is not required and there are no limits on public gatherings, but borders remain closed to foreigners. New Zealand has reported … Continue reading New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free