US weekly unemployment figures hit a five-month low; darkening of the economic picture

Weekly drop in the number of unemployed from 16,000 to 193,000 Compensation continues to decline from 29,000 to 1.347 million GDP decline in the second quarter unreviewed at a rate of 0.6% Gross domestic income revised downwards towards GDP WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Americans applying for new unemployment benefits fell last week to a … Read more

The CDC is relaxing its COVID-19 mask guidelines for healthcare professionals

According to the updated guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare professionals are no longer encouraged to wear coronavirus masks indoors, unless they are in areas with high levels of COVID-19 virus transmission. The latest recommendation, published on Friday, applies to all settings in the US that provide health care, including nursing … Read more

Canada will remove all COVID travel restrictions as of October 1

A man pushes a luggage cart wearing a mandatory face mask as part of the “Healthy Airport” travel initiative, following social distancing protocols to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 23 2020 REUTERS / Carlos Osorio Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

Outstanding Chinese Commentator Calls on COVID Experts to “Speak Up”

Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Sunday that as China contemplates its COVID-19 policy, epidemic experts must speak out and China should conduct comprehensive research and make any research transparent to the public. Hu’s remarkable appeal to Chinese social … Read more

Why is COVID still more dangerous than seasonal flu?

Since COVID first hit us in 2020, the virus has evolved significantly. During the second coronavirus wave, the delta variant took several lives and left a large population in danger. However, after vaccination, new variants that emerge, such as Omicron, cause less severe infections and more manageable symptoms. Many believe that COVID is now more … Read more

The increased risk of blood clots persists for nearly a year after COVID

A large study shows that the increased risk of developing a blood clot persists for nearly a year after being infected with COVID-19. Health data of 48 million unvaccinated adults in the UK suggests that the first wave of the 2020 pandemic could have resulted in an additional 10,500 cases of heart attack, stroke and … Read more