Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID boosters keep older Americans out of hospitals: CDC

(HealthDay)—The risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 among older Americans is far higher for those who are unvaccinated than for those who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot, new government data shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Romania hits pandemic record of nearly 20,000 infections

Romania on Friday hit a new pandemic record of 19,649 COVID-19 infections amid a rapid rise of cases, but hospitalizations and deaths remain significantly lower compared to the previous wave, official data shows.

Vaccination

1 million French get 1st vaccine shot ahead of new virus law

France's government spokesman said Thursday that more than 1 million adults got their first COVID-19 vaccine shot over the past month, after the government announced a plan to exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

France's parliament approved a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas and other venues, the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of infections ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nearly 600,000 U.S. kids had COVID last week

(HealthDay)—In a sign that the highly contagious Omicron variant is sparing no one, a new report shows that new COVID-19 cases among U.S. children spiked to a high of more than 580,000 for the week ending Jan. 6, a 78% ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opinion: Major COVID course correction immediately required

Australian governments must immediately take action to tackle the present COVID crisis by delaying the return to face-to-face schooling, and reinstating necessary infection mitigations and financial supports.

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