The U.S. is in a fifth COVID wave, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t second boosters available to all Americans?

The U.S. is in a fifth COVID wave, and for many, immunity is waning. Why aren’t second boosters available to all Americans?

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Sri Lanka names new PM in bid to address growing crisis

Wickremesinghe has held the post five times before Island nation badly needs cash, in talks with IMF Protests turned deadly this week before subsiding COLOMBO, May 12 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka appointed a new prime minister on Thursday, as its embattled president seeks a way out of the country’s worst economic crisis since independence that … Read more

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles after reporting COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea fired three ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea and Japan said, in the latest such move as the isolated country races to advance its weapons programmes on the day it first reported a COVID-19 outbreak. Three short-range ballistic missiles were fired … Read more

Explainer: Some patients reporting COVID rebounds after taking Pfizer pills

May 11 (Reuters) – More than 2.8 million courses of Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 oral antiviral treatment Paxlovid have been made available at pharmacies around the United States, with the Biden administration working to improve access to the drug. As Paxlovid has become more widely used, some patients have reported that COVID-19 symptoms recurred after … Read more

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown in “gravest emergency”

North Korea declares ‘gravest national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state has declined int’l offer of vaccine No North Korean civilians are believed to have been vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the “gravest national emergency” and … Read more

WA’s COVID caseload remains high as death toll from the virus climbs by six

COVID case numbers in Western Australia have dipped slightly from yesterday’s record, however the state’s death toll from the virus has risen, with six more deaths reported to WA Health overnight. Yesterday more than 17,000 cases were recorded for the first time in WA, but the numbers declined to 16,670 new infections today. As of … Read more

Oil up more than 5%, as Russia-EU energy quarrel intensifies

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Crude rallies after nearly 10% slide over two days Hungary digs heels in over EU embargo on Russian … Read more

Shares hold up, yields drop before U.S. inflation data

MILAN, May 11 (Reuters) – World shares rose on Wednesday and bond yields slipped further below recent peaks ahead of inflation data in the United States that will offer a guide to how aggressively the Federal Reserve will raise rates. European equities extended their bounce from two-month lows and U.S. futures also gained before the … Read more

Western Australia records fresh COVID peak with 17,033 new infections

Western Australia has recorded 17,033 new cases of COVID-19, prompting the Australian Medical Association (AMA)  to “beg” for some restrictions to be reintroduced.  Key points: Mark McGowan says 27 per cent of hospital patients are unvaccinated But only 1 per cent of the population is unvaccinated About one-third of COVID cases are aged under 19 … Read more

With COVID numbers surging, WA’s hospitals are struggling to cope under big pressure | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

With COVID numbers surging, WA’s hospitals are struggling to cope under big pressure | ABC NewsABC News (Australia) COVID in WA: Daily record smashed again as cases hit 12,390PerthNow Two more people die of COVID as ACT equals record casesThe Canberra Times COVID-19 case numbers from around the states and territoriesABC News View Full coverage … Read more