What We Know About Long COVID So Far

There is no universal definition of long Covid, but clues about causes and potential treatments are beginning to emerge. (Derek Abella/The New York Times) Among the many confounding aspects of the coronavirus is the spectrum of possible symptoms, as well as their severity and duration. Some people develop mild illness and recover quickly, with no … Read more

More than 100 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported in 12 countries, including the US

Confirmed cases have been identified in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States — which had between one and five confirmed monkeypox cases as of Saturday, the WHO said. “The situation is evolving and WHO expects there will be more cases of monkeypox identified … Read more

EU health agency advises member states to plan for monkeypox jabs

The EU’s infectious-disease agency is to recommend that member states prepare strategies for possible vaccination programs to counter rising monkeypox cases, amid mounting evidence of community transmission of the disease. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), said in response to questions on Sunday that it would make the recommendation in a risk … Read more

Is Monkeypox the World’s New COVID-19? Scientists Make Judgment Call

As if one pandemic weren’t enough, a dangerous new virus is spreading all over the world. Starting around two weeks ago, monkeypox—a pathogen that originated in West and Central Africa and causes flu-like symptoms and a rash—cropped up in places where it’s not usually found. Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom have reported a few … Read more

Thousands of Deaths and Adverse Reactions Deleted From VAERS

The US Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was created as an early warning system to identify vaccines that may be triggering a higher than expected number of adverse events. One of its primary objectives is to:1 “Provide a national safety monitoring system that extends to the entire general population for response to public health … Read more

Belgium becomes first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine

Belgium has become the first country to introduce a compulsory 21-day monkeypox quarantine – as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks of the viral disease and doctors warn of a ‘significant rise’ in UK cases Those who contract the virus will now have to self-isolate for three weeks, Belgian health authorities have said, after three cases … Read more

CDC urges adults 50 and older to get a 2nd booster

In a sign of growing concern among federal health officials about the spread of new coronavirus infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now saying that all people 50 or older should get a second booster shot if at least four months have passed since their first booster dose. Previously, the agency said … Read more

‘Urgency’: WHO expects more monkeypox cases globally | World Health Organization News

World Health Organization reports 92 confirmed monkeypox cases and 28 suspected ones in 12 nations as the mysterious spread continues. The World Health Organization (WHO) says it expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically found. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 … Read more