Covid

Long COVID costs the average patient $9,000 a year – and that doesn’t even tell the whole story

Image source: Getty Images Those suffering from the aftermath of the virus could suffer a financial shock. Key points Some COVID patients have persistent symptoms. This could lead to significant financial losses due to unemployment and payment of medical bills. A Harvard economist estimated the cost of long COVID to be $9,000 a year on …

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Economists welcome the end of zero Covid in China but a huge human toll is to be feared

Beijing’s abrupt dismantling of zero-Covid checks has been welcomed by economists, even as the country braces for the human impact of letting the disease spread through a vulnerable population. The leaders’ abrupt reversal in how they are handling the pandemic appears to have been sparked by protests against the controls that began last month, a …

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Even as China eases Covid rules, some young people still fear a bleak future

Even as China eases Covid rules, some young people still fear a bleak future

Mandy Liu, a 21-year-old university student in Beijing, says anyone who has lived in China during the pandemic can see that the country’s future looks increasingly uncertain. Covid restrictions were stifling and job opportunities were grim. She is due to graduate with a degree in tourism management next year and has submitted more than 80 …

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Amid pathetic adoption, FDA green lights confuse COVID vaccine update for children

Amid pathetic adoption, FDA green lights confuse COVID vaccine update for children

Enlarge / Reisa Lancaster RN, left, administers the Covid-19 vaccine to 14-month-old Ada Hedge, center, comforted by mom Sarah Close and dad Chinmay Hedge, just at the Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus, in Washington, DC. The Food and Drug Administration has updated COVID-19 vaccine doses for children under 5, but changing authorized vaccination schedules …

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Updated COVID vaccines are allowed for young children, but some will have to wait

Updated COVID vaccines are allowed for young children, but some will have to wait

Almost all Americans will be eligible to receive a dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccinesfollowing a decision to extend emergency use authorization for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech injections to most children as young as 6 months old. The Food and Drug Administration announced the expanded authorization on Thursday, allowing all recipients of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to …

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Markets bullish as China eases Covid rules, but experts warn of danger ahead

Global stocks and the price of some key commodities rose on hopes that easing China’s strict zero-Covid measures would help lower inflation, although some experts have warned the country will not was not ready to live with the disease. The Chinese government on Wednesday announced a major shift towards living with the virus. People with …

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Markets bullish as China eases Covid rules, but experts warn of danger ahead

Global stocks and the price of some key commodities rose on hopes that easing China’s strict zero-Covid measures would help lower inflation, although some experts have warned the country will not was not ready to live with the disease. The Chinese government on Wednesday announced a major shift towards living with the virus. People with …

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Reaction to China's easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Reaction to China’s easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Dec 7 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday announced the most sweeping changes to its strict zero COVID policy since the pandemic began three years ago, easing rules that had curbed the spread of the virus but had hobbled the world’s second-largest economy worldwide and sparked protests. The easing of rules, which include allowing infected people …

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China further eases Covid restrictions;  Hong Kong travel stocks rise

China further eases Covid restrictions; Hong Kong travel stocks rise

China lifts negative test requirement for interregional travelers Inter-regional travelers in China will no longer need to show negative test results for Covid, according to a statement from the National Health Commission. Areas that are not designated as high-risk cannot stop work or production, the notice says. Covid patients without symptoms can also choose to …

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