Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO cites human behavior more than variants as virus spreads

The World Health Organization's emergencies chief said Friday that the impact of new variants of COVID-19 in places like Britain, South Africa and Brazil remains to be seen, citing human behavior for some recent rises in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine rollout hits snag as health workers balk at shots

The desperately awaited vaccination drive against the coronavirus in the U.S. is running into resistance from an unlikely quarter: Surprising numbers of health care workers who have seen firsthand the death and misery inflicted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Greece tops 5,000 COVID-19 deaths: health agency

Greece on Monday announced that the coronavirus death toll had exceeded 5,000 people, days after the government was accused of vaccinating too many state officials instead of health staff.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tokyo calls for state of emergency over virus third wave

Tokyo's governor on Saturday asked Japan's central government to declare a new state of emergency as the country battles a third wave of the coronavirus, with record numbers of new cases.

Vaccination

Dutch authorities to quickly begin vaccinating health staff

The Dutch government announced Saturday that it will begin vaccinating thousands of frontline health care workers as soon as possible to ease pressure on hospitals hit by coronavirus-related staffing shortages.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy enters Christmas lockdown amid signs of resurgence

Police in Italy enforced new COVID-19 travel restrictions aimed at limiting Christmas get-togethers involving far-flung family members as public health officials appealed Thursday for a "drastic reduction" in social contacts ...

Vaccination

Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office

Though most people who protect themselves with a coronavirus vaccine will never develop serious side effects, such rare cases are barred from federal court and instead steered to an obscure program with a record of seldom ...

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