Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO sounds alarm over rising COVID deaths in Europe

The World Health warned Monday that 236,000 more people could die from COVID in Europe by December, sounding the alarm over rising infections and stagnating vaccine rates across the continent.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Teachers should be priority group for COVID jabs: WHO

Teachers and school staff should be among the groups prioritised for COVID-19 vaccinations so that schools in Europe and Central Asia can stay open, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef said on Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New vaccine breakthrough lifts global hope against pandemic

Global hopes of vanquishing the coronavirus pandemic were boosted Monday after a vaccine was found to be nearly 95 percent effective in a trial, bringing much-needed optimism amid surging infections and grueling new restrictions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Merkel eyes schools, contacts in tougher virus curbs push

Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday push for tougher curbs including masks in all schools, smaller class sizes and drastic limits on contacts to bring down coronavirus infections in Germany.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

European schools reopen with smaller classes, shorter lessons

European nations are pushing ahead with reopening primary schools despite a rise in coronavirus cases, with smaller classes, shorter lessons and mask-wearing among the steps adopted to curb infections.

Health

Smaller classes, online reservations new norm as gyms reopen

Mike Weeks and his wife are fitness junkies. During quarantine, they tried home workouts—push-ups, planks, bike riding around town—but it wasn't the same. The semi-retired oil and gas explorer longed for his old gym routine. ...