Gay/bi men in Florida need the meningococcal vaccine

24 cases, 7 deaths among gay and bisexual men reported in Florida meningococcal disease outbreak, CDC says

CNN — Don’t be surprised if you see the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out at the LGBTQ pride parade this year or showing up on your dating app. The CDC’s been trying to warn men in Florida or traveling to Florida, particularly those who identify as gay, bisexual, queer or trans, that … Read more

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

CNN — Even the littlest children can experience long Covid, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers. The study published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health included 44,000 children in Denmark ranging in ages zero through 14 years old. Of the … Read more

Silent spread of monkeypox may be a wakeup call for the world

Silent spread of monkeypox may be a wakeup call for the world

CNN — A monkeypox outbreak continues to grow in countries where the virus isn’t normally found, putting global health officials on high alert. Now with more than 643 cases of monkeypox in dozens of countries where the virus is not endemic, “the sudden appearance of monkeypox in many countries at the same time suggests there … Read more

Paxlovid is widely available, but details on who’s getting it are sparse

Paxlovid is widely available, but details on who's getting it are sparse

CNN — Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment for Covid-19, was hailed as a game-changer in the pandemic thanks to its strong performance in lowering the risk of severe disease. Early supply challenges have been overcome in the United States, and the drug is perhaps more important than ever as case counts rise and more contagious variants … Read more

Monkeypox: CDC identifies 9 cases in 7 states

Monkeypox: CDC identifies 9 cases in 7 states

CNN — The US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention is investigating more cases of monkeypox across the United States as part of a global outbreak. The CDC has identified nine monkeypox cases in seven states as of Wednesday, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday. Cases have been identified in Massachusetts, Florida, Utah, Washington, California, … Read more

China zero-Covid: 100,000 officials attend emergency State Council meeting to revive economy

China zero-Covid: 100,000 officials attend emergency State Council meeting to revive economy

hong kong CNN Business — China’s cabinet held an emergency meeting with more than 100,000 participants on Wednesday, according to state media, as top leaders urged new measures to stabilize an economy battered by the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions. The unexpected video teleconference by the State Council was attended by officials across provincial, city and … Read more

More than 100 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported in 12 countries, including the US

More than 100 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported in 12 countries, including the US

CNN — More cases of a rare disease have been reported worldwide, including in the United States – where one health official said he expects more cases in the days ahead. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox were under investigation in 12 countries, the World Health Organization said in … Read more

Shanghai declares zero-Covid milestone but residents cast doubt on reopening

Shanghai declares zero-Covid milestone but residents cast doubt on reopening

hong kong CNN — Shanghai officials on Tuesday said they had achieved “zero-Covid at the community level” in what appeared to be a turning point in a heavy-handed and costly campaign to tame an Omicron outbreak – but many residents remain skeptical the city will reopen anytime soon . “Zero-Covid at the community level” means … Read more

More than half of early Covid-19 patients at one hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

More than half of early Covid-19 patients at one hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

CNN — Even two years after their initial infection, the majority of people who were hospitalized with Covid-19 early in the pandemic had lingering symptoms, according to a new study that may be one of the longest and largest on record to follow people with long Covid. The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet, found … Read more