WHO says global rise in COVID cases is ‘tip of the iceberg’

March 16 (Reuters) – Figures showing a global rise in COVID-19 cases could herald a much bigger problem as some countries also report a drop in testing rates, the WHO said on Tuesday, warning nations to remain vigilant against the virus. After more than a month of decline, COVID cases started to increase around the … Read more

Effectiveness of COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccination in Preventing COVID-19–Associated Emergency Department and Urgent Care Encounters and Hospitalizations Among Nonimmunocompromised Children and Adolescents Aged 5–17 Years — VISION Network, 10 States, April 2021–January 2022

On March 1, 2022, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release. Nicola P. Klein, MD1; Melissa S. Stockwell, MD2,3,4; Maria Demarco, PhD5; Manjusha Gaglani, MBBS6,7; Anupam B. Kharbanda, MD8; Stephanie A. Irving, MHS9; Suchitra Rao, MBBS10; Shaun J. Grannis, MD11,12; Kristin Dascomb, MD13; Kempapura Murthy, MBBS6; Elizabeth A. Rowley, DrPH5; Alexandra F. … Read more

India PM Modi warns against overcrowding at tourist spots

July 13 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned on Tuesday against overcrowding at tourist sites and called for faster vaccinations against the coronavirus even as official figures indicated a slower spread of new infections. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said on Monday it feared gathering of tourists and pilgrims could become super spreader events … Read more