Growing share of Covid-19 deaths are among vaccinated people

(CNN)Since Covid-19 vaccines became widely available, there has been a wide gap in deaths between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. But recent Covid deaths are much more evenly split as highly transmissible variants take hold, vaccine protection wanes and booster uptake stagnates. Breakthrough infections have become more common in recent months, putting vulnerable populations at increased …

Shanghai imposes lockdown – FORCED testing the entire population of 26 million people?

Shanghai announced on Sunday that it will introduce a series of lockdowns in an effort to test the entire population of 26 million people for COVID-19 amid outbreaks of the omicron variant.  The lockdowns and testing will begin on Monday and last until April 1 for areas east of the Huangpu River. Areas west of the …

China places 17 million residents of Shenzhen under Covid lockdown

BEIJING: The southern Chinese tech hub Shenzhen was put under a citywide lockdown Sunday, the local government announced, after it reported 66 new coronavirus cases and sealed off the central business district.Home to tech giants including Huawei and Tencent, the city of around 17 million across the border from Covid-hit Hong Kong has told residents …

Hong Kong overwhelmed with COVID as democracy comes to an end – coincidence?

HONG KONG, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The latest wave of COVID-19 infections has "overwhelmed" Hong Kong, the city's leader said on Monday as daily cases surged by some 20 times over the past two weeks, leaving hospitals short of beds and struggling to cope. Carrie Lam, the head of the administration in the Chinese ruled …

Nobel Prize-winning French virologist believed the coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab | Reuters

ARIS (Reuters) - French virologist Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS, has died, French news agency AFP reported on Thursday. Montagnier, who was 89, shared half of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine with fellow French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi for their …

The tide is turning – people are fed up with lockdowns and masks

Abrupt end to mask mandates reflects a shifting political landscape - Washington Post As the coronavirus pandemic enters its third year, Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is acutely aware that his state’s residents are increasingly desperate for their old lives, worried about their children’s schooling and exasperated by masks and other restrictions. “There’s no …