Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU drug agency looking at data on Merck's COVID-19 pill

The European Union's medicines agency on Monday began reviewing Merck's COVID-19 treatment pill so that it can swiftly advise national drug authorities in the 27-nation bloc that want to begin using it before it gets official ...

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'Concerning' jump in Omicron cases in Denmark

Denmark's health authorities said Sunday the country had seen a "concerning" jump to 183 confirmed cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.


Russia says developing Sputnik Omicron booster

The backers of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V said Monday that the jab is effective against the new Omicron coronavirus variant but they were also developing an adapted booster.

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Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus that was identified just a few ...

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Europe scrambles for Covid control with boosters, jabs for kids

Europe scrambled Thursday to regain control over a resurgent coronavirus as governments urged adult boosters and jabs for young children in a sign of growing unease over a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million people on the ...

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Dutch ICU boss calls for tough lockdown to rein in virus

Social distancing became mandatory again across the Netherlands on Wednesday as coronavirus infections soared and the country's leading intensive care physician called for even tougher measures to rein in the pandemic.

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