Sunday, December 4, 2022

Health

New US Coronavirus Case May Be 1st From Unknown Origin

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the U.S. that has no known connection to travel abroad or another known case, a possible sign the viru...

Delta Reduces Flights To Korea As Virus Outbreak Spreads

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SOUTH KOREA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is reducing flights to South Korea while Hawaiian Airlines will suspend them entirely, as airlines deal with growing concern about the spread of ...

WATCH: President Trump Holds Coronavirus Press Conference With CDC Officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faces a critical challenge in grappling with the new coronavirus outbreak: Asking Americans to believe him after he and top advisers have contradicted federal scientists in playing down the threat...

Some 1,600 Israelis Under Quarantine For Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (JNS) — To date, 1,600 Israelis are under quarantine for coronavirus, and Israel’s Health Ministry has directed that any Israelis returning from Japan, China, Hong Kong, ...

Virus Fears Keep Guests Trapped In Sunny ‘Luxurious Prison’

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MADRID (AP) — They signed up for a bit of a beach holiday to break up the winter. Instead, hundreds of holidaymakers, mainly from northern Europe, are set for a two-week lock-down ...

Israel Advises Against Foreign Travel Over Virus Concerns

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday advised its citizens to reconsider all foreign travel amid the global spread of the new coronavirus that was first reported in China. The He...

Trump To Hold News Conference On Coronavirus US Threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference Wednesday, a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus ...

How Deadly Is New Coronavirus? It’s Still Too Early To Tell

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within ...

Generic Drugmakers Sold Most Opioids During Overdose Crisis

UNITED KINGDOM (AP) — Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals doled out lavish perks for top U.S. employees who hit or beat sales goals for prescription opioids and other drugs: six-figure bo...

‘Time Is Everything’: World Braces For Spread Of New Virus

BEIJING (AP) - China's massive travel restrictions, house-to-house checks, huge isolation wards and lockdowns of entire cities bought the world valuable time to prepare for the glo...

Study Begins In US To Test Possible Coronavirus Treatment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locatio...

Iran Says Official Who Played Down Virus Fears Is Infected

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive fo...

Trump Says Coronavirus ‘Very Well Under Control’ In US

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NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to minimize fears about coronavirus spreading rampantly throughout the U.S., saying the situation is "very well under control...

Sanders Would Use Wealth Tax For Universal Child Care, Pre-K

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has joined fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren in proposing that a “wealth tax” can fiance government-funded child care from infancy through age 3 ...

Japan Reports 3rd Cruise Ship Death, 57 More Infected

TOKYO (AP) — A cruise ship passenger who had been hospitalized after testing positive for the new virus died on Sunday, the third fatality from the Diamond Princess, Japan's health...

China’s Xi Says Epidemic ‘Grim,’ Calls For Action On Economy

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BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and preven...

FDA Approves Drug That Lowers Cholesterol In A New Way

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — wid...

200 Israeli Students Quarantined After Contact With Coronavirus-Infected South Koreans

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — At least 180 Israeli students have been put in isolation after coming in contact with a group of South Korean tourists who tested positive for Covid-19, the disea...

Judge Halts Plan To Move Virus Patients To California City

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quaran...

Fed Officials Downplay Virus Even As Markets See Rate Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Wall Street expects the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, should that influence the Fed's decisions? Two Fed officials diverged on that issue in rema...