Don’t Press ‘Pandemic Panic Button’ Scientists Caution on China Pneumonia Report

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Leading scientists urged caution over fears of another pandemic on Thursday after the World Health Organization requested more information from China on a rise of respiratory illnesses and pneumonia clusters among children. “We have to be careful,” said Marion Koopmans, a Dutch virologist who advised the WHO on COVID-19. “We really … Read more

US to Offer More Free COVID Tests Nationwide

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Monday will start taking orders for another round of free COVID-19 tests for delivery across the country, a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spokesperson said. Households that had ordered four free tests through COVIDTests.gov when they were offered again in September are eligible to order … Read more

WHO Voices Concern Over Spread of Disease in Gaza

[ad_1] GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Friday it was very concerned about the spread of disease of Gaza as weeks of Israeli bombardments have caused the population to crowd in shelters with scarce food and clean water. “We are extremely concerned about the spread of the disease when the winter season … Read more