North Korea’s Covid Outbreak Continues to Worsen

North Korea said the number of suspected coronavirus infections in the vulnerable, isolated country was nearing 1.5 million on Tuesday and had resulted in 56 deaths since April. State media…

Overwhelmed health departments are hard-pressed to spend Covid cash for underserved

A year later — with covid having killed 1 million people in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic and hospitalizing millions more — little of the money has…

U.S. ‘Vulnerable’ to COVID Without New Shots, White House Says

May 13, 2022 — The U.S. will become increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus in the fall and winter this year if Congress doesn’t approve new funding for more vaccines and…

North Korea Reports 6 Covid Deaths and Explosive Spread

“Like any other data from North Korea, the figures are up to debate, and we cannot fully trust them,” said Ahn Kyung-su, who operates the Seoul-based DPRKHealth.org, a website and…

Kim Jong-un Orders Lockdown as North Korea Reports First Covid Cases

If North Korea fails to bring the outbreak under control, it “could face a serious food crisis and the kind of great confusion we have seen in China recently,” Mr.…

Another COVID Surge is Here, But It May Be Less Severe

May 10, 2022 — Rising COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations likely mean we’re in a new phase of the pandemic. And the number of Americans dying from COVID-19 is also…

Former Heads of State Call on U.S. to Commit $5 Billion for Global Covid Aid

Global health officials are increasingly concerned about what many are calling “Covid fatigue,” as world leaders deal with crises like the war in Ukraine, or turn to other pressing health…

Nasal Sprays for COVID Vaccine Being Developed

May 9, 2022 — Scientists are working on COVID vaccines delivered through nasal sprays that could stop the coronavirus from invading the body at its most common entry point, the…

U.K. Labour Leader Pledges to Resign if Police Find He Broke Covid Rules

LONDON — The scandal over lockdown-breaking parties that has ensnared Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain took a new turn on Monday when his rival, the opposition leader Keir Starmer,…

Taiwan Pivots From ‘Zero Covid’ as Beijing Doubles Down

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Until recently, China and Taiwan were among the last places on earth to pursue a “zero Covid” policy of eliminating infections. For two years, they mostly succeeded…