While young children made up a very small portion of Covid deaths, September had the most new cases and deaths for kids.
Around 43,000 people in the U.K. may have wrongly been told their coronavirus test was negative due to errors at a laboratory, the government said.
Australia’s protracted border ban looks set to remain in place for overseas tourists, international students and working visa holders, despite the leader of its most-populous state announcing travel restrictions would be lifted for vaccinated travelers from next month.
As covid surged in Oklahoma, a small hospital’s staff tried desperately to save one unvaccinated man
A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unanimously recommended that the agency authorize a booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least six months after completion of the initial two-dose regimen.
With a COVID-19 booster shot available for a segment of the U.S. population, an emerging group may wonder if they really need it — those with “hybrid immunity.” These are the people who are fully vaccinated but have also recovered from a case of COVID-19. Mounting evidence is clear: a bout with the virus does provide extra immunity, making a booster shot helpful but not necessary, experts say.
A so-called “mix and match” COVID vaccine series using a different booster than the primary series was safe and produced an increase in immune response comparable to or greater than when the primary series and booster were the same vaccine, researchers found.
Burundi received its first Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday, a Chinese donation of 500,000 Sinopharm doses valued at $3 million. “We have received these doses from the Chinese government as a grant,” Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana said. More vaccines from Belgium, France, and the U.S. are expected, Ndikumana said, without giving more details.
An FDA panel of experts backs J&J COVID vaccine booster
Official Reporting for October 15, 2021
World Health Organization
Weekly Epi Update October 5th(latest release)
New Cases: 422,625
Confirmed Cases: 239,437,517
Confirmed Cases: 239,926,774
Total cases: 44,709,010 (+87,870 New Cases)
Total deaths: 720,228(+1,393 New Deaths)
Science and Tech
For much of 2020 the covid-19 virus was, in genetic terms, a little dull. Early in the pandemic a version of sars-cov-2 that was slightly different from the one originally sequenced in Wuhan, and spread a bit better, came to dominate the picture outside China. But after that it was just a case of a letter or two of genetic code changing here and there. Sometimes such mutations proved useful for working out where infections were coming from. But none of them seemed biologically relevant. By September Salim Abdool Karim, a South African epidemiologist, was beginning to find his monthly updates on new mutations “quite boring”. He considered dispensing with them altogether.
Psychological and Sociological Impact
Covid has meant months out of the cockpit. As countries begin to open up, mid-air mistakes are mounting.
The luxury industry is in the process of reinventing how it connects with customers, many of whom have spent the past year and a half shopping domestically rather than abroad as free-spending tourists.
Ashlee Schwartz noticed 23-year-old Eric Robison looking heartbroken, peering through the glass into his wife Emily’s hospital room.
Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories
Coping with COVID
How Baltimore, Maryland gets vaccinated