Latest Infectious diseases News

US moves to make antiviral drug more available against COVID

May. 26, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday announced more steps to make the antiviral treatment Paxlovid more accessible across the U.S. as it projects COVID-19 infections will continue to spread over the summer travel season. The nation’s first federally backed test-to-treat...

UK govt touts financial aid as it aims to banish 'partygate'

May. 26, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government was unveiling a package of help on Thursday to ease a severe cost-of-living squeeze, a day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to “move on” from months of scandal over parties in government buildings during COVID-19 lockdowns. ...

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 26, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to improve accountability in policing —a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of force and public safety when...

Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

May. 26, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust off...

Today in History: May 26, ABM treaty signed

May. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 26, the 146th day of 2022. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile...

Banged-up Yankees add Stanton, Loáisiga to injured list

May. 25, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is on the injured list for the fourth straight season. Stanton was placed on the 10-day IL with right ankle inflammation Wednesday as the ailing Yankees made a flurry of roster moves less than an hour before their series finale...

Marcos Jr proclaimed next Philippine president with huge win

May. 25, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was proclaimed the next president of the Philippines by a joint session of Congress on Wednesday following a landslide election triumph 36 years after his dictator father was ousted in a pro-democracy uprising. The Senate and House of...

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

May. 25, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

Black Men Heal co-founder Zakia Williams was deeply moved as she watched a young Black man become emotional while speaking about the mental health toll the past few years have taken on him. “He said ‘I just want to play basketball without fear of getting shot, I just want to...

2021 French Open champ Krejcikova says she has COVID-19

May. 25, 2022 19:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Barbora Krejcikova, last year’s French Open champion in singles and doubles, says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and will withdraw from the tournament. She already lost in the first round of singles but said Wednesday in a posting on Instagram that now she will...

WVa governor being treated for possible Lyme disease

May. 25, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday he is bring treated for possible Lyme disease after becoming ill following two events he attended in the northern part of the state. The Republican governor postponed his regularly scheduled COVID-19 briefings...