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Donald Trump gets booed by some of his fans after saying he got a COVID booster

  WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump’s admission that he received a COVID-19 booster shot did not inoculate him from criticism by some fervent supporters. © Jacquelyn Martin, AP President Donald Trump arrives at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md., on Oct. 2, 2020, on Marine One helicopter after he tested positive for COVID-19. White […]

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Europe’s COVID Cases Running 40 Percent Higher Than at Same Time Last Year, WHO Says

The World Health Organization says that Europe is experiencing a much larger COVID-19 surge than it did at the same time last year. WHO Europe regional director Dr. Hans Kluge is urging European countries to prepare for a major holiday surge of COVID-19, especially as the Omicron variant continues to spread. Since the Omicron variant

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S.Africa’s Ramaphosa back at work after COVID-19 self-isolation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to work after finishing a week of self-isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19, his office said on Monday.   © Reuters/POOL FILE PHOTO: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses a press conference after the G20 Compact with Africa conference at the Chancellery in BerlinRamaphosa, who was

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Get booster jab without delay, urge Health authorities

Health authorities are urging Sri Lankans to get their COVID-19 booster jab as soon as possible to ensure that they have very high protection against COVID in order to prevent another wave. © ASSOCIATED PRESS A Sri Lankan army soldier receives his third jab of anti coronavirus vaccine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.

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South Africa scientists probe source of new variants

South African scientists – hailed for their discovery of Omicron – are investigating the “highly plausible hypothesis” that the emergence globally of dangerous new Covid-19 variants could be linked, in some cases, to extensive mutations taking place inside infected people whose immune systems have already been weakened by other factors, including, though not limited to,

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Moderna says Covid booster appears to protect against omicron

  Moderna said that its currently authorized booster can “boost neutralizing antibody levels 37-fold higher than pre-boost levels,” which it described as reassuring. However, it also said that a double doze of the booster shot — 100 micrograms, rather than the approved 50 micrograms — was significantly more effective. © Provided by CNBC The Moderna Covid-19

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As Omicron spreads in India, experts say next two weeks are crucial

Kathmandu, Dec. 21 — As cases of the Omicron infection of Covid-19 have been reported in many states of India, public health experts in Nepal say the next two weeks will be crucial for determining how the new variant impacts Nepal. They say the rise in new cases of the Omicron variant in India is

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Biden faces tough task of rallying exhausted Americans against omicron threat

Four days before Christmas, as coronavirus cases spike and testing lines snake around city blocks, President Biden on Tuesday will again attempt to persuade Americans to take protections to fend off the fast-spreading omicron variant. But at a moment of great urgency — both for the nation’s health and the president’s standing — he has

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Israel in fifth COVID wave, mulls adding U.S. to Omicron ‘red’ list

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is in the midst of a fifth COVID-19 wave due to the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday, urging citizens to step up vaccination and to take precautions such as working from home. © Reuters/AMIR COHEN Shoppers explore the Carmel Market as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease in Tel

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Senator Elizabeth Warren tests positive for Covid-19 after vaccine and booster

Senator Elizabeth Warren has tested positive for Covid-19, the 72-year-old Massachusetts Democrat has revealed. © Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.Elizabeth Warren at the Capitol – Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.Sen. Warren tweeted on Sunday: “I regularly test for Covid and while I tested negative earlier this week, today I

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