Covid-19

Former White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark MeadowsJan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Trump DOJ official ahead of censure vote Raffensperger talks with Jan. 6 committee about call with Trump: AJC The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Biden favors vaccines, masks over lockdowns as omicron nears MORE reportedly reveals in a new book that former President
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Russia has confirmed 9,604,233 cases of coronavirus and 273,964 deaths, according to the national coronavirus information center. Russia’s total excess fatality count since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is at least 723,000. Nov. 29: What you need to know today Russia on Monday confirmed 33,860 Covid-19 infections and 1,209 deaths. The backers of the Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik
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ImageStaff members at the departure gate of Tokyo’s Haneda international airport on Monday, as Japan announced plans to bar all new foreign travelers over the Omicron variant.Credit…Philip Fong/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Japan on Monday joined Israel and Morocco in barring all foreign travelers, and Australia delayed reopening its borders for two weeks, as more
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ImageA flight information board shows canceled flights at in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday.Credit…Kim Ludbrook/EPA, via Shutterstock Dutch health officials found at least 13 cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant among 61 infected passengers who had arrived in the Netherlands from South Africa on Friday, Hugo de Jonge, the country’s health minister, said on Sunday.
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ImageAt a counter for coronavirus quarantine and test appointments inside Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands, on Saturday, after 61 passengers arriving in the country tested positive for the virus.Credit…Eva Plevier/Reuters Scientists raced to study a new coronavirus variant as several cases were spotted in Europe and governments around the world announced travel restrictions targeting the southern
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ImageA lab at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban. South African scientists alerted global health authorities on Thursday to a new variant.Credit…Joao Silva/The New York Times JOHANNESBURG — As the United States and European countries close their borders over fears over the recently detected coronavirus variant, many South Africans say they feel as
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Travelers carry luggage as they arrive at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport November 23, in Arlington, Virginia. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The new travel restrictions announced by President Biden today will buy the US federal government more time to investigate the new Omicron variant that has emerged in South Africa, officials say. But not much. Earlier
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ImageIn the town of Parys, South Africa, on Friday. South Africans faced travel restrictions in several countries over growing fears about the new variant.Credit…Kim Ludbrook/EPA, via Shutterstock An increasing number of countries — including Britain, France, Israel, Italy and Singapore — were moving on Friday to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in
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ImageVaccination rates in South Africa are falling far short of the nation’s goal, only administering 130,000 out of a daily goal of 300,000.Credit…Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters JOHANNESBURG — A concerning new variant of the coronavirus, whose mutations evidence a “big jump in evolution,” is driving a spike in new Covid-19 infections in South Africa, scientists said on
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Still weak and easily winded from COVID-19, Nakia Hubbard-Heard said she is celebrating this year as her most grateful Thanksgiving ever.  The Inkster mom’s holiday will be quiet, with just her husband, children and the kids’ grandparents attending. But she will be there, along with her baby boy, Saint — and she considers that a miracle. “He’s four
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DETROIT – Michigan reported 17,003 new cases of COVID-19 and 280 virus-related deaths Wednesday — an average of 8,501.5 cases over the past two days. Wednesday’s update brings the total number of confirmed COVID cases in Michigan to 1,276,264, including 23,595 deaths. These numbers are up from 1,259,261 cases and 23,315 deaths, as of Monday.
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ImageThe waiting room at Starr County Memorial Hospital, a rural hospital treating Covid patients, in Rio Grande City, Texas, last year.Credit…Christopher Lee for The New York Times The Department of Health and Human Services has begun distributing billions of dollars to rural health care providers to ease the financial pressures brought by the coronavirus pandemic
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