How protests evolve in China ‘important to Xi’s position’ – POLITICO

How protests evolve in China ‘important to Xi’s position’ – POLITICO

A wave of Chinese demonstrations against Beijing’s draconian COVID policies is testing President Xi Jinping, and how they develop from here “will be important to Xi’s position,” the top US intelligence official said. The spread of angry protests and the government’s repressive response to them “contradicts the narrative he likes to advance, which is that … Read more

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early human trial

Experimental HIV vaccine shows promise in early human trial

Above, a red AIDS awareness ribbon.Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) An experimental HIV vaccine appears to have passed its first human test. In a recently released study, the vaccine candidate produced the kind of immune response scientists had hoped for in 97% of recipients. Importantly, the vaccine also appeared to be safe and well tolerated. The vaccine … Read more

The latest COVID-19 news and case numbers from all states and territories

The latest COVID-19 news and case numbers from all states and territories

Here’s a quick rundown of the COVID-19 news and case numbers from each Australian jurisdiction over the past week, as reported on Friday December 2, 2022. The states and territories are now reporting their COVID-19 statistics on a weekly basis instead of through the daily updates that have been provided since the start of the … Read more

Danielle Smith personally calls event organizers with vaccine mandates

Danielle Smith personally calls event organizers with vaccine mandates

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Danielle Smith says she is personally calling event organizers and businesses with vaccine mandates and asking them to reconsider. The prime minister’s comments came in response to questions from reporters on Monday about her government’s decision to backfire on its pledge to protect unvaccinated people under the province’s human rights law … Read more

The future of COVID mutations depends on this game of chance

The future of COVID mutations depends on this game of chance

It is no surprise that the new coronavirus mutates. That’s what viruses do. The surprising thing about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, is that it mutates quickly. And two years into the pandemic, it abruptly mutated For real quickly – and produced the Omicron variant, whose descendants still dominate around the world. The big … Read more

The threat of “triplemic” looms during holidays

The threat of “triplemic” looms during holidays

Threat of “triplemic” looms during holidays – CBS News Watch CBS News Health officials are growing concerned that holiday gatherings could accelerate a “tripledemic” — a convergence of COVID-19, flu and RSV cases. Manuel Bojorquez takes a look. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not … Read more

WHO and CDC declare measles a global imminent threat

WHO and CDC declare measles a global imminent threat

A combined report from two major public health agencies has declared measles a “eminent threat” to the global community. Released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) feared that a record drop in measles vaccination coverage and continued major outbreaks meant the respiratory virus posed an “imminent threat … Read more

How to get messages on masks, vaccines as virus ‘triple threat’ – National

How to get messages on masks, vaccines as virus ‘triple threat’ – National

Public health officials looking to bribe Canadians for health measures like masking and vaccination should make more positive, targeted and personal calls — and they should follow their own advice, say bioethicists and infectious disease experts. Lessons can also be learned from the success Canada has seen in reducing the number of monkeypox cases in … Read more

Scientists make breakthrough in developing new vaccine that could finally beat COVID

Scientists make breakthrough in developing new vaccine that could finally beat COVID

With new COVID variants and sub-variants evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, each undermining the effectiveness of the leading vaccines, the hunt is on for a new kind of vaccine – one that works equally well on current and future forms of the novel coronavirus. Now researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland … Read more