Coronavirus lab leak possible, top Chinese scientist says

Workers disinfect a school following a COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China, in August 2021. (China Daily via Reuters) The debate over the origins of the coronavirus has largely been conducted in the West, despite the fact that the pathogen originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Chinese authorities have officially maintained a vague stance, meant […]

Emails suggest ex-Gov. Cuomo launched COVID-19 memoir in March 2020

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s staff reportedly shared emails about drafting his bombastic $5.1 million COVID-19 response memoir as early as March 2020, just weeks before the first deadly wave of the pandemic tore through the Empire State. Cuomo speechwriters Jamie Malanowski and Tom Topousis began drafting a “preface” on March 30 and chapter […]

DeSantis hits Trump over COVID-19 vaccine, mandates

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took a swipe over the weekend at former President Donald Trump, playing off his accelerated push for a COVID-19 vaccine. Addressing the Florida Family Policy Council on Saturday, DeSantis asserted that vaccine mandates were an egregious violation of individual rights. “The way they weaponized these COVID vaxes was a massive incursion […]

COVID-19 pandemic killed more than 80K in NY, almost 1.28M across US, CDC tally shows

The coronavirus pandemic, while officially over, has killed a staggering 80,000-plus New Yorkers — and a total 1.28 million Americans — impacting virtually every facet of our lives. The latest data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 80,485 people in New York state died during the COVID-19 emergency — about […]

COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a global emergency: WHO

COVID-19 is no longer a global emergency, World Health Organization confirmed on Friday. The deadly virus was declared a global emergency over three years ago, however for the last year, the pandemic has been on a downward trend. On Friday, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “life has been allowed to return to […]

Original Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines no longer authorized in U.S.; New guidelines released

The Ohio Department of Health repealed authorization for the monovalent COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer—the same type of vaccines many Americans received during the start of the pandemic. >> Police: Area Smashburger employee in custody after argument leads to exchange of gunfire On Tuesday, April 18, Ohio’s health department notified Miami Valley districts that […]

2 babies born brain-damaged after moms got COVID-19 during pregnancy: study

The first confirmed cases of babies born with brain damage as a result of the COVID-19 virus crossing into their mothers’ placenta were revealed in a new study this week. Both babies were born to young mothers who had tested positive for the virus in their second trimester during the peak spread of the Delta […]

COVID-19 nasal spray shows strong immune response in study

A new study has shown promising results for a nasal COVID-19 vaccine, according to researchers at the Institute of Virology at Freie Universität Berlin in Germany.  When two doses of the live nasal vaccine were administered to hamsters, the animals showed a stronger immune response compared to their response to two doses of the vaccines […]