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COVID-19: BA.4, BA.5 Omicron subvariants make up 13% of all US cases

BA.4 made up 5.4% of the variants in the country for the week ending June 4, according to CDC estimates, while BA.5 made up 7.6% of the variants during the same time.

By REUTERS
07/06/2022

Third case of monkeypox found in Israel

Over 1,000 monkeypox cases have been reported in 29 countries since early May, according to the CDC.

07/06/2022
A building belonging to generic drug producer Teva, Israel's largest company with a market value of

Teva, Allergan reach $161.5 million opioid settlement with West Virginia

The agreement is the largest state-negotiated settlement in West Virginia history and consists of $134 million in cash plus the contribution of drugs used to treat opioid overdoses.

By REUTERS
25/05/2022

WHO, CDC express concern of possible undetected monkeypox spread in UK

The WHO did not recommend any restrictions for travel to and trade with the United Kingdom based on available information at this time.

US FDA clears Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children

Children below the age of five are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

By REUTERS
17/05/2022
Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Amazon logo

Amazon ends COVID paid leave for US workers

The changes come amid a stream of challenges for Amazon after a recent effort to unionize some warehouses.

By REUTERS
01/05/2022

Vaccines may have prevented 234,000 COVID-19 deaths in the US

An analysis of COVID-19 death data in the US showed that a quarter of overall deaths among adults could have been prevented with vaccines.

Omicron sub-variant BA.2 makes up about 35% of COVID variants in US - CDC

BA.2 is becoming more common in the US, as its circulation is up from 22.3% of all variants during the week that ended on March 12.

By REUTERS
22/03/2022

Bird flu poses 'low public health risk' amid outbreaks in 13 US states

CDC isn't overly concerned as Avian Influenza outbreaks were found in domesticated flocks in Maryland, Missouri, Indiana, Connecticut and Iowa last week.

06/03/2022

Africa CDC talking to Pfizer about importing its COVID treatment pill

Governments around the world are scrambling to buy Paxlovid, while Merck's Molnupiravir has faced setbacks after disappointing trial data.

By REUTERS
13/01/2022
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