COVID-19 boosters recommended this fall ahead of future pandemic wave: NACI – National

COVID-19 boosters recommended this fall ahead of future pandemic wave: NACI – National

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending vaccine booster shots this fall in advance of a possible future wave of COVID-19 in Canada. The guidance issued Wednesday recommends Canadians at increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19 should be offered a fall booster dose “regardless of the number of booster doses previously received.” … Read more

Analysis: Easing COVID-19 rules, growth focus aid China bulls’ cautious return

A woman walks by an electronic display showing the Shenzhen and Hang Seng stock indexes, in Shanghai, China, September 24, 2021. REUTERS / Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June draws China stocks’ best foreign inflows for 2022 Onshore markets bounce 20% from lows; hedge funds pare losses Broad policy … Read more

Health Minister launches review of former governments COVID-19 vaccine deals, existing supplies

Health Minister Mark Butler has ordered a fast-tracked review into existing vaccine deals and whether there needs to be any changes to current agreements to shore up Australia’s future supplies. Key points: The review will look at current vaccine supply deals Mr Butler says it will also look forward to what Australia will need over … Read more

Oil prices stable as market weighs fuel stocks build amid supply concerns

Oil pump jacks are seen at the Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas deposit in the Patagonian province of Neuquen, Argentina, January 21, 2019. REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON, June 29 (Reuters) – Oil prices were little changed on Thursday as markets weighed … Read more

Long COVID sufferers in regional NSW turned away from state’s only treatment center in Sydney

Long COVID sufferers in regional New South Wales are being turned away from the state’s only specialized treatment center in Sydney, prompting calls for a greater focus outside capital cities. Key points: Overseas data suggests up to 30 percent of COVID sufferers will have ongoing health issues Symptoms include fatigue, brain fog and heart palpitations … Read more

As COVID-19 restrictions and public emergency declarations ease, life does not go back to normal for everyone

When Tammy Milne contracted COVID-19, she said she was “shaken to the core”. Key points: A public health emergency declaration brought in to give Tasmania’s Public Health director more powers during the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end today From midnight, more pandemic rules, including mask-wearing in some places, will be eased For many in … Read more

NYC Rates at 5-Month Highs Amid 6th Wave Fears – NBC New York

COVID positivity rates in New York City have crept back up to late-January levels, as top doctors warn the city may be on the verge of a sixth wave of COVID-19 driven by the “worst version” of the omicron variant yet. The city’s rolling seven-day average positivity rate hit 9.94% Tuesday, the highest level since … Read more

US FDA advisers recommend change to COVID vaccine composition for fall

June 28 (Reuters) – Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday recommended a change in the design of COVID-19 booster shots this fall in order to combat more recently circulating variants of the coronavirus. The FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee voted 19-2 that the next wave of COVID booster … Read more

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the specter of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a national election in which prices, … Read more

Three troubling things scientists just learned about Long Covid

The Prime Minister jets off to Europe, why recent random stabbings should not alarm us and what Aucklanders are spending millions on each day in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald It accompanies perhaps 10 to 30 per cent of Covid-19 infections and includes a worryingly large range of lingering symptoms, … Read more