Medical economics

Local authority austerity associated with poor health

Local government spending cuts are associated with worse multimorbidity and health-related quality of life according to a study by University of Manchester health economists.

Vaccination

China's bet on homegrown mRNA vaccines holds back nation

China is trying to navigate its biggest coronavirus outbreak without a tool it could have adopted many months ago, the kind of vaccines that have proven to offer the best protection against the worst outcomes from COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan widens virus curbs, including in Tokyo, as cases surge

Tokyo and a dozen other areas in Japan will face new COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, with local leaders shortening hours for restaurants, as omicron cases hit a record high in the capital.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

England sees no need for further restrictions—for now

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he hoped to "ride out" the pandemic without further restrictions, even as he warned that the country faces difficult days ahead as the highly transmissible omicron variant drives ...

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