Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sydney outbreak a 'national emergency' as cases spike

Sydney's fast-growing coronavirus outbreak has become a "national emergency," state leaders said Friday, as Australia's largest city reported another record number of new infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Singapore to ease curbs as virus cases fall

Singapore will begin slowly easing a month-long partial lockdown from next week after the curbs succeeded in stemming a coronavirus outbreak, authorities said Thursday.


The expected COVID baby boom may be a baby bust

When most of the U.S. went into lockdown over a year ago, some speculated that confining couples to their homes—with little to entertain them beyond Netflix—would lead to a lot of baby-making. But the statistics suggest ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New COVID restrictions in Thailand as cases rise

New COVID restrictions came into force in Thailand on Monday to try to halt a spiralling outbreak that saw deaths hit a record single-day high over the weekend.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study probes COVID among vaccinated at US nursing home

An unvaccinated worker infected with a COVID variant sparked an outbreak at a US nursing home where nearly all the residents had been inoculated, said a study out on Wednesday.

Medical research

Genome sequencing shows coronavirus variation drives pandemic surges

Genome sequencing of thousands of SARS-CoV-2 samples shows that surges of COVID-19 cases are driven by the appearance of new coronavirus variants, according to new research from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University ...

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