New Virus Causing “Alaskapox” Found In Two More People In Fairbanks

Two more cases of a recently discovered virus have been found in people in Fairbanks, Alaska. getty A relatively new virus causing a disease called “Alaskapox” has infected two more people in Fairbanks, Alaska. Alaskapox was first described in a person in 2015, with another infection discovered in August 2020 bringing the total number of… Continue reading New Virus Causing “Alaskapox” Found In Two More People In Fairbanks

China sees another rise in deadly virus among pig herds

Less than two years ago Chinese officials warned that the spread of a deadly and highly transmissible virus was threatening the country’s economic stability and its people’s prosperity. Curbing the outbreak was a “major political task” said Hu Chunhua, a deputy prime minister and member of the Communist Party’s ruling Politburo. He said his instructions… Continue reading China sees another rise in deadly virus among pig herds

Returning to school with the virus – East Bay Times

“She called me at 8:30 — I’m on my way to work in Sunnyvale — crying, ‘Mom, I don’t know what’s going on, they’re saying I have to go home because I have to get a COVID test’.” — Becky Hill, whose 6th-grade daughter and 7th-grade son attend Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville, to… Continue reading Returning to school with the virus – East Bay Times

The Latest: China accuses US of politicizing virus origins

BEIJING — China went on the offensive ahead of the release of a U.S. intelligence report on the origins of the coronavirus, bringing out a senior official to accuse the United States of politicizing the issue by seeking to pin the blame on China. Fu Cong, a director general in the Foreign Ministry, said at… Continue reading The Latest: China accuses US of politicizing virus origins

Mayors slam Georgia governor’s move to limit virus measures

ATLANTA – The mayors of some of Georgia’s largest cities on Friday slammed Gov. Brian Kemp’s new order that aims to limit local efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In an open letter, the mayors of Atlanta, Savannah, Athens-Clarke County and Augusta-Richmond County suggested the Republican governor was putting politics above public health, and they… Continue reading Mayors slam Georgia governor’s move to limit virus measures

FTSE 100 slumps after Fed taper warning and virus fears – business live | Business

9.12am EDT 09:12 FTSE’s 2% drop wipes almost £50bn off the index The FTSE 100 in London lost more than 2% today, a decline that wiped almost £50bn off the index. Investors are also fretting about the rise in Covid infections around the world. Hargreaves Lansdown says: Investors are spooked by the virus once more,… Continue reading FTSE 100 slumps after Fed taper warning and virus fears – business live | Business

Amid new virus surge, Florida skeptics reconsider vaccines | WJHL

CALLAHAN, Fla. (AP) — In a rural stretch of northeastern Florida where barely half the people have gotten a coronavirus shot, Roger West had no problem telling others he was “adamantly anti-vaccination.” The co-owner of the Westside Journal weekly newspaper used his voice as a columnist to widely share his doubts about the vaccine and… Continue reading Amid new virus surge, Florida skeptics reconsider vaccines | WJHL

Russia sees 800 daily virus deaths for 4th day

MOSCOW — Daily coronavirus deaths in Russia exceeded 800 for the fourth straight day on Sunday, with the authorities reporting 816 new fatalities. The daily tally surpassed 800 for the first time in the pandemic on Thursday and has remained at that level ever since. Russia faced a surge of infections last month that officials… Continue reading Russia sees 800 daily virus deaths for 4th day

The virus is like a single worldwide organism | Letters To Editor

The virus behaves like a single worldwide organism using a primitive machine-like evolutionary intelligence to guide its ever more ferocious attack on the human race. Replicating in unvaccinated hosts at trillions of times a second, it is constantly searching for more contagious variants as it sweeps the planet. Interestingly, the variants do not often become… Continue reading The virus is like a single worldwide organism | Letters To Editor

Multiple Countries | Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak: Preparedness and Response – Operations Update n° 3 (Appeal No: MDREBOLA21) – 11 August 2021 – Guinea

Situation overview The first confirmed case of EVD was reported in Guinea on 14 February 2021, with initial probable cases dating back to at least January 2021. However, genomic sequencing conducted by WHO1 indicate that the resurgence in Guinea is linked to bodily fluids of survivors. Preliminary findings indicate first that the virus in the… Continue reading Multiple Countries | Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak: Preparedness and Response – Operations Update n° 3 (Appeal No: MDREBOLA21) – 11 August 2021 – Guinea

New US virus cases top 100K, 1st time in months

The seven-day average for new daily COVID-19 infections has surpassed 100,000 in the U.S., returning to levels not seen since the winter surge. Cases and hospitalizations have skyrocketed in the last month, driven by the highly contagious delta variant. The country was averaging about 11,000 cases a day in late June. Now the number is… Continue reading New US virus cases top 100K, 1st time in months

Oil rises on Mideast tensions but virus concerns weigh

Israeli aircraft strike rocket launch sites in Lebanon -military Delta surge in China prompts more restrictions and flight cuts LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose towards $71 a barrel on Thursday on rising Middle East tensions, while fresh movement restrictions imposed by countries to counter a surge in COVID-19 cases threatened the demand… Continue reading Oil rises on Mideast tensions but virus concerns weigh

Sydney Tightens Rules; Apple Restores Mask Mandate: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — Sydney added further restrictions on travel and increased penalties for non-compliance as outbreaks of the Covid-19 delta variant reached a new peak in the Australian city of almost 6 million. Load Error Beijing reported one local coronavirus case on Thursday, the first in six months, while authorities in Ho Chi Minh City and… Continue reading Sydney Tightens Rules; Apple Restores Mask Mandate: Virus Update

VIRUS DIARY: A really, really, REALLY long Olympic journey

by: DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press Posted: Jul 26, 2021 / 06:41 AM EDT / Updated: Jul 26, 2021 / 09:02 AM EDT Associated Press Golf Writer Doug Ferguson was required to sign this form stating that he was denied entry upon landing at Haneda Airport to cover the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on July… Continue reading VIRUS DIARY: A really, really, REALLY long Olympic journey