DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: I’ve finally got Covid, but I’m tackling it with two surprising remedies 

After more than two years dodging the Covid-19 bullet, I have been struck down. This is particularly galling because throughout the pandemic I’ve tried to reduce my risk by avoiding packed places, such as pubs, and wearing a mask on public transport and in shops. But the cunning virus finally got to me via my … Read more

Delta vs. Omicron Excess Deaths – NBC Boston

Massachusetts has battled through several surges of COVID-19 over the past several years as viral mutations changed infection rates. Two of the biggest, caused by the delta and omicron variants of COVID, are the subject of a new study from researchers in Boston. It found a higher number of excess deaths in Massachusetts during the … Read more

World Health Organization confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with outbreaks in 11 countries

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner | CDC via AP The World Health Organization has confirmed … Read more

Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Change Key Covid Rules

The covid pandemic quickly went from a minor inconvenience to an event that shook the entire world. In March 2020, as the virus first became known, businesses shut down, people began isolating, and we all started hearing about wearing masks. It all seemed temporary because the idea that the world would close down — at … Read more

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says rising monkeypox cases suggest it’s spread ‘pretty wide’

The rising number of monkeypox cases in the US and Europe suggest the virus has already spread widely across communities, but it won’t likely cause a major epidemic like Covid, Pfizer board member and former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Now that there’s been community spread, it may be hard to … Read more

How New Variants May Impact Your Chances Of COVID Reinfection

Last year, it seemed as though coronavirus reinfections were rare. Yes, they happened, but the vast majority of people who had already had COVID likely wouldn’t contract the virus again anytime soon. But recent data suggest reinfections are becoming more common, especially as new variants take hold. New York’s health department recently published a report … Read more

Scientists explore mortality among women on hormone replacement therapy early in COVID-19 pandemic

A recent study published in Family Practice assessed the association of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or the use of the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) with mortality among women with a previous history of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Mortality in COVID-19 among women on hormone replacement therapy: a retrospective cohort study. Image Credit: F8 … Read more

North Korea is facing a Covid disaster. What does that mean for Kim Jong Un?

CNN — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks like he’s in big trouble. His country of him has announced an “explosive” outbreak of Covid-19, reporting more than 2 million cases of what it refers to as “fever” in little more than a week since its first reported case. In a largely undeveloped and famously … Read more

NPR’s strict masking policy encourages coworkers to tattle on violators

National Public Radio is encouraging staffers to squeal on each other if they do not comply with the company’s Draconian mask-wearing policy in the office. According to a strongly-worded memo sent out Thursday, NPR employees are not only required to wear masks in the office, but if they see someone who isn’t complying with the … Read more

Stephen Roach gives stagflation warning, calls peak inflation absurd

Stagflation is making a comeback, according to former Morgan Stanley Asia chairman Stephen Roach. He warns the US is on a dangerous path that leads to higher prices coupled with slower growth. “This inflation problem is widespread, it’s persistent and likely to be protracted,” Roach told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Thursday. “The markets are not … Read more