Cases triple in Europe, urgent action needed to contain spread

Cases triple in Europe, urgent action needed to contain spread

The World Health Organization on Friday warned that urgent action is needed to contain the spread of monkeypox in Europe, as cases have tripled over the past two weeks. Europe is the center of a global outbreak of the virus with 90% of confirmed monkeypox cases reported there, according to the WHO. New infections have … Read more

A viral recovery: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

A viral recovery: When COVID-19 strikes again and again

For New York musician Erica Mancini, COVID-19 made repeat performances. March 2020. Last December. And again this May. “I’m bummed to know that I might forever just get infected,” said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. “I don’t want to be getting sick every month or every two months.” But medical experts warn … Read more

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) — Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, US health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus. They also said they are providing more monkeypox vaccine, working to expand testing, and taking other steps to try to get ahead of the outbreak. … Read more

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox — which is endemic … Read more

Consumers are feeling even worse about the US economy thanks to inflation

Consumers are feeling even worse about the US economy thanks to inflation

CNN — US consumer sentiment hit a new record low in June amid growing concerns about inflation, according to a closely followed University of Michigan survey released Friday. The final index reading of 50 in the monthly Surveys of Consumers was just below the preliminary reading of 50.2 released two weeks ago. The final June … Read more

CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

CDC panel recommends Moderna two-dose Covid vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to clear Moderna’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for kindergartners through high schoolers for public distribution this week after the agency’s panel of independent vaccine experts unanimously voted Thursday to recommend the shots. The committee endorsed Moderna’s vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17 after examining its safety … Read more

House Panel alleges Commanders owner Dan Snyder fostered toxic workplace and ‘conducted a shadow investigation’ targeting accusers

House Panel alleges Commanders owner Dan Snyder fostered toxic workplace and 'conducted a shadow investigation' targeting accusers

CNN — House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney charged in a hearing on Wednesday that Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder “himself fostered” the football team’s “toxic workplace” and then “conducted a shadow investigation to target his accusers, pin the blame on others, and influence the NFL’s own internal review.” Maloney said that Snyder “fired women … Read more

Diablo Immortal: NetEase delays release in China

Diablo Immortal: NetEase delays release in China

London/Beijing CNN Business — NetEase appears to be in hot water. The Chinese gaming company delayed the launch of a widely anticipated video game in mainland China this week after one of its social media accounts was blocked for allegedly making a politically sensitive comment. “Diablo Immortal,” which was slated to be released on Thursday, … Read more

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession.  But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring — for now — as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifying in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall … Read more

FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

US regulators on Friday authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. The Food and Drug Administration’s action follows its advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation for the shots from Moderna and Pfizer. That means US kids under 5 — roughly 18 million youngsters — are eligible … Read more